About The Eco Pod
This is the podcast for anyone interested in contributing to the sustainability movement.
Every fortnight, host Tenille Lawrence interviews environmental pioneers to share eco-friendly advice and resources with listeners while covering a range of hot topics for the eco-curious. The podcast aims to educate listeners to live a more eco-conscious lifestyle by sharing ways we can become more sustainable as a community in our everyday lives and business.
This is Tenille - your podcast host
& owner of Little Birdie Hair Co
As the winner of AHIA’s Australia's Best Eco Salon in 2020, 2021 & 2022, sustainability and low-tox living is a huge passion for Tenille. She is a multi-award-winning hair stylist that has been fortunate enough to travel the world as a global hair educator for over 15 years.
While spending years styling hair at runway shows, fashion week events, and magazine shoots was an incredibly fun and exciting lifestyle, this mum of four slowly started feeling sick, stressed and run down. Tenille was told that during three out of four pregnancies she had developed chemical poisoning from being exposed to harsh chemicals over the years in the hair industry.
Tenille’s experience with chemical poisoning motivated her to follow her heart and build the business on sustainable, eco-friendly and vegan ethos, free from harsh chemicals and nasty ingredients while still creating gorgeous hair. She set up the salon and decked it out with upcycled furniture and plants to give it an elective look and feel. A concept that was very popular with the community and environmentally conscious locals and quickly grew into a seven-figure business with 30 staff and another 3 QLD-based salons in a matter of a couple of years.