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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!



Healthy Hair Resolutions

It's that time of year again!  And this year to make it easy we give you some expert advice on how to take care of your hair! Here are 5 resolutions for healthy, beautiful hair.

1.  Protect your hair from heat

Straighteners, curling irons, or a hairdryer in one hand and a brush in the other... Protect your hair with a thermo-active serum. This treatment acts as an excellent shield against heat, as long as it is applied evenly to towel dried or dry hair. When in contact with a heated appliance, the product's active ingredients react and protect hair fibers.  We recommend NUTRITIVE Nectar Thermique by Kerastase

2.  Reduce how often you blow-dry

Again, we cannot stress how important it is to protect your hair from excessive heat abuse. Everyday blow drying and styling will cause damage to your locks. Excessive heat exposure can result in lackluster, weak brittle hair that will break easily. Opt for a natural or wavy effect instead by using a saltwater spray or by doing a braid in your hair the night before.

3.  See your stylist regularly for trims

Getting a trim every 4 months prevents split ends from forming, which weakens the hair and slow down growth.

4.  Massage your scalp

Treat yourself to one of our amazing custom-created Riccardo Maggiore Scalp Massage and Hair Treatment. Besides indulging in a relaxing treatment, massaging your head helps supply oxygen to the scalp. The result: fortified and shiny hair.

 5.  Protect your hair from the sun

You need to protect your hair and scalp during the winter months too! Many hair products on the market today not only nourish the hair, add shine, volume, control and texture, but they also provide UV protection. We recommend our Riccardo Maggiore Rinnova Texturizer.


Want some more tips on how to grow beautiful, healthy hair? Check out this article we found from One Pampered Life.

For an appointment or a complimentary hair consultation, call 212-586-6482 for our Midtown location, 212-448-0600, for our Flatiron location or book online.

We look forward to seeing you soon!