No – not really.
I had to do a bit of research as there are two issues here, 1. Product Content and 2. Animal Testing. After a bit of research I learned the following: Redken is owned by L’Oreal. L’Oreal also owns many other major brands including The Body Shop, Keihl’s, Maybeline New York, and Garnier.
L’Oreal currently does not test any finished products on animals but they do not say the same of individual ingredients. So, individual ingredients may still be tested on animals. L’Oreal has made an effort to reduce animal testing as well as use and develop alternative testing models. There is a pending ban on animal testing in the EU which is believed to have fueled this interest by the major cosmetics companies in alternative methods.
Additionally, nowhere does Redken or L’Oreal make any claim to be cruelty free or free of animal products in their ingredients. If you are okay with finished products not being tested on animals, you will have to check the label of the product carefully. Additionally, Redken, and other salon quality products should really only be purchased at authorized sellers to ensure the product is authentic.
If this maze is too much for you, you may want to check out some other vegan options for staying beautiful:
Or check out your local Whole Foods or Natural Foods store. They are usually chalk-a-block full of great products suitable for vegans.