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Best Summer Products

As we move into beach and barbecue season, it’s a good time to take a look at your haircare products. Here are a some brand new and tried-and-true we think you’ll love.


Blonde Hair: Kérastase’s Blond Absolu Bain Ultra-Violet Purple Shampoo

Kérastase’s new Blond Absolu collection is a gift to Blondes everywhere.

Celebrity colorist and Blonde hair expert Brad Johns at Midtown recommends the Ultra-Violet Purple Shampoo because it deposits purple into the hair before the sun makes it brassy.  It will help maintain a cool blonde shade and give a gorgeous, healthy shine.

Other benefits:

  • Hyaluronic Acid-fills & strengthens fiber damage from within and resurfaces cuticle for uniform porosity

  • Edelweiss Flower-anti-oxidative power against daily damage and softens and calms sensitized fiber

  • Ultra-Violet Neutralizers-durably neutralizes brassy and yellow tones and tailor results through product pairing

Also try: Oribe’s Bright Blonde Shampoo for Beautiful Color


Curly Hair: Curl Gelée for Shine & Definition by Oribe

Another new group of products we’re loving are the new additions to Oribe’s Moisture and Control collection, made for those with naturally curly hair.   These products add moisture to the hair and also devolumize, allowing you to control your curl.

Flatiron Master Stylist Gregg Tusler gives us some advice on how to use the Curl Gelée for Shine & Definition. Wash and condition hair as normal. Blot excess water and shake the curl loose or use a wide toothed comb. Put a small amount of product in each hand and apply to the exterior in a scrunching motion. Work remainder from root to end.


Place and let dry completely before touching. When dry, gently lift hair away from scalp at the roots without running fingers through the hair. This will open up silhouette of the haircut without breaking up the cuticle.

Gregg adds this Pro tip: Get a small travel spray bottle and fill with ¾ water ¼ styling product. Throughout the day, mist to reactivate curl and give your hair softness and movement.

Also try:  Discipline Curl Idéal Mousse from Kérastase


Sun protection:  Riccardo Maggiore’s Rinnova


We’ve mentioned the importance of using a leave-in product with sunscreen in past blogs but it’s worth repeating.  Owner Riccardo Maggiore formulated his leave-in texturizer, Rinnova with vitamins, botanicals and proteins to protect hair from the sun’s UV rays.  Rinnova means restore or renew and will leave hair “soft, tangle-free, and ready for styling, while protecting hair from breakage and promoting a healthy radiance.”


Also try:  Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream


Beach Waves  Kérastase Eau de Vagues Beach Wave Spray


An Elle 2019 International Beauty Award winner, this silicone-free beach wave spray for all hair types creates soft wavy textures and illuminates a healthy glow. Apply on damp hair and either airdry or blowdry to achieve the desired look.


Also try: Oribe’s Run-Through Detangling Primer


These products and many others can be found at both our Midtown 212-586-6482 and Flatiron 212-448-0600 locations. As always, we’re here to help create beauty for your lifestyle!





Written by Millissa Mathai, Editor in Chief of Haute Mimi International

Summer hair can be tricky. The humidity, the summer sun and incredibly high temperatures can leave your locks a bit frazzled. We went directly to celeb hair stylist, Riccardo Maggiore, from the Riccardo Maggiore Salon, for some great tips to keep hair in shape this summer.

Riccardo Maggiore believes you can have healthy, beautiful hair during the summer months if you know how to properly take care of it. After all, he has styled and tamed Sarah Jessica Parker's glorious mane. Here's the dish ...

Fine Hair
For fine hair, long layers are ideal. The layers will create movement and volume. This is perfect for the hot, summer months.

Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is great for summer. It’s beach hair without even stepping foot on a beach! Work with that texture and use plenty of moisturizer to emphasize the waviness.

Curly Hair
Heavy layers are good for curly hair, too. However, you don’t want to over-layer the hair. It should be cut long enough to achieve the desired style.

Thick Hair
For thick, straight hair, increase layers to achieve more movement. Thin the hair out in order to accomplish a look that heavy hair sometimes will not allow.

How can you avoid a scalp/part burn?
Try to avoid parts in your hair all together. Use a fashionable headband or scarf to slick hair back. If you must part your hair, use a sun specific product with a UV protectant, which contains sunscreen agents to protect hair from damaging UV rays.

What's the best way to deal with summer dryness?
Summer sun and heat can cause major dryness to hair. The key is to moisturize. Put tons of moisture in your hair. Use moisturizing shampoos, deep conditioners, leave-in conditioners – anything that will maximize moisture.

If you plan to hit the beach or pool, apply oil or a product with SPF to the hair. This will create a “seal” that will protect and prevent salt water, chlorine or sun to penetrate and cause damage.

What's the best way to deal with summer frizzies?
Find a product that will help combat frizziness while offering a radiant luster and eliminating the frizzies + static electricity.

How can you best control curls during the summer?
The best way to control natural curls is to use products that moisturize. Use a moisturizer, like a leave-in conditioner, to produce long, flowing curls, and a heavy product (like a gel) to produce tighter curls.