High-Speed, High-Shine Treatments at Patrick Melville Salon-------
I don’t have any problem admitting that I color my hair. I was a towhead as a kid, but that natural, sunlit blonde slowly faded into a bland dirt-brown shade that has nothing going for it. So anything that prolongs my fresh-from-the-salon golden highlights is a major asset. This summer, I’m striving for a superrich “Versace blonde” that is marked by amazing amounts of shine. A writer friend of mine—who happens to possess such glossy locks—conveniently introduced me to Jeffrey Pearce, a resident colorist at the Patrick Melville Salon who recently started doing Kérastase Fusio Dose “speed” treatments on his model clients to preserve their color and sheen. “I’ve been using this instead of glazes,” he says of the customized service that involves fusing together two potent elixirs—a base composed of reflective micro-polymers that adhere to the surface of hair and a booster of polyphenols to prevent fading. And there’s no waiting around forever with the masklike concoction on your head. Since the ingredients work “on contact,” Pearce says, “it’s pretty much a five-minute treatment.” Afterward, you leave with five mini sets of the base and booster to take home, so you shouldn’t have any problem stretching out the results.