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August 29 2014

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Olio Lusso: Hair Hero

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When stylist and former Harper’s Bazaar fashion editor Linda Rodin launched her Olio Lusso line nearly three years ago it became a cult favorite for its face-saving, radiance-boosting capabilities. Packed with 11 essential oils, including skin-regenerating argan, as well as apricot, evening primrose, and arnica, the lattermost of which reduces puffiness, the yellow elixir is a multipurpose, aromatic experience that works just as well as a makeup primer as it does as an overnight moisture remedy. Part of the serum’s success can be attributed to the fact that Rodin has placed it in the hands of the rag trade’s elite players—models, editors, and perhaps most importantly, makeup artists like Tom Pecheux and Gucci Westman, who tote it along with them as an essential part of their respective makeup kits. Having already expanded into body oil as well as a delicious, floral-tinged sheer lip balm, Rodin struck gold again this fall when she paired up with shear genius Bob Recine for a Luxury Hair Oil that’s getting a lot of play in our rotation of late. The coiffing version of the famed product has eight essential oils, instead of 11—sharing the face and body’s apricot, calendula, sweet almond, jojoba, sunflower, and neroli oils, but adding rosemary and juniper to properly alchemize with the mix for optimal conditioning. (If you managed to peel your eyes off of Kim Kardashian’s barely-clad bod on the cover of W and noticed her shiny, voluminous mane, that was all Recine and the magic oil on which he collaborated with Rodin). It’s a great winter treat to combat dryness, and it functions as a scalp treatment and split-end mender when coated on wet hair. Or use it daily on dry hair, as Rodin herself recommends. “Just two drops from tips to roots,” she tells us. “I also put it in my conditioner—about four drops—and rinse as usual.” As for her next trick, Rodin will be delving into the challenging world of makeup this spring. Stay tuned.

Photo: Courtesy of Olio Lusso

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