Don’t you love when you meet people who are really good at what they do? Not just good, but really good. I am talking world renowned, top of their game, highly sought after individuals who found their one talent and turned it into an incredibly successful career good. One of my favorite things about being a wardrobe stylist is that I often times get to work with incredibly talented make up artists, hair stylists, photographers, chefs, actors and musicians just to name a few! I have learned so much just by sitting on set and chatting with these experts! I was having one such enlightening conversation at a photo shoot a couple of weeks ago when I decided it was high time we had a series for tips and tricks just like these! Luckily, I knew just the girl to ask to head up the new column. Meet Emily: She is an up and coming fiction writer with a book on the way and one of the most unique voices I have ever read! She also happens to know all of the right people so I thought she would be the perfect person to do a little detective work and get us the answers we’ve been wanting to the questions we’ve all been asking. Take it away Em!
Sunshine, swimsuits, sandals, & sangria – summer has arrived!
Ironically, the best time of year to show skin can be a mega frustrating season for your hair. Humidity = frizz; dry heat = lackluster flatness; sunny days = death to your dye-job. What’s a lady to do to keep her locks luscious and make highlights last? I consulted Terence Parker to find out when I popped by Cristophe for a trim last week. The man’s a genius who’s been styling hair for over thirty years; he’s coiffed many a celeb and, no surprise, was quite up-to-date on ways to protect our tresses.
For skin, it’s a “duh”, but shielding hair from UV-damage is equally important if you want to lessen salon visits. No need to run actual sunblock through your strands, just use Soleil products from Kérastase. Spritz the Huile Céleste pre-picnic, then shampoo / condition with Bain Après-Soleil and Lait Richesse!
“Always use sulfate-free shampoo / conditioner; and stay away from hotel shampoo. Avoid chlorine and salt water when possible too.” Here’s why it actually works: sulfate is a detergent that really just gives you lather and suds. You may have a frothy in-shower crown, but the additive strips dye from your highlights and deconstructs a Brazilian Blowout.
To look and feel like a bombshell all summer, Terence suggests:
Girls, kiss your highlight woes goodbye and say, “Hello” to longer lasting summer color.