28 posts tagged "Bumble & Bumble"
Beauty Nostalgia is a weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Harry Josh, celebrity hairstylist and John Frieda international creative consultant.
The Products: “Gisele and I have a long history. We met sixteen years ago when I was casting a fashion show for Richard Tyler in London. She was a new model who had just come from Brazil. We were friends for a year or two before I even touched her hair. The friendship always came first. She actually looked identical to the way she does now, only a little paler. I remember using John Frieda Ocean Waves on Gisele during those early days. It came in a spray bottle and you had to shake it up to activate the oil and ocean-y part. It was made with coconut oil and smelled like suntan lotion. It gave you that beachy texture that’s impossible to recreate from the ocean. Gisele always liked the smell; it was like summer. I think I used it on literally every single shoot for the Victoria Secret’s swim catalogs. The product was discontinued, though, so now I use Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. Another old favorite that’s no longer around is John Frieda Spun Gold Finisher. It came in this little tin and you tapped it on your fingers and ran it through the hair. I always used it on Gisele, not that she would know it…she never knows what’s going on with her hair at shoots! She’s usually playing with her kids, but this product was the trick for giving her hair that super glossy and sleek finish.”
Bumble and Bumble is plenty familiar with product innovation. From its cutting-edge styling aids (think: Sumo Wax, Gellac, Brilliantine) to its well-loved array of shampoos and conditioners (we like to alternate between its Seaweed and Creme de Coco collections), the cult-favorite hair brand is used to being ahead of the curve. And so it went twelve years ago, when Bumble launched its world-renowned Surf Spray. The salt spritz by which all other salt spritzes are measured offered a mineral-and-marine-extract cocktail that gave hair a texturized, just-out-of-the-ocean quality that had once only been achievable via an actual trip to the beach. In the years since, it has inspired many lived-in looks, countless imitations, and, starting next month, a line extension. Come May, Bumble will introduce the body-enhancing, wave-inducing formula in shower-duo form. The Surf Foam Wash Shampoo clarifies as it gently removes impurities, and the Surf Creme Rinse Conditioner uses sea fennel and kelp to add a light dose of moisture for a softness that doesn’t weigh hair down. It’s innovation at its best.
Available May 1 at www.bumbleandbumble.com.
Bumble and Bumble’s Thickening collection was on heavy rotation backstage this season, where stylists frequently turned to its Thickening Full Form Mousse and Thickening Creme Contour, both of which just hit shelves in March, to achieve piece-y, texturized styles—not to mention height; the towering coifs Jimmy Paul created for Thom Browne, as showcased in our portfolio of the designer’s Fall collection in the new issue of Style.com/Print, owe their gravity-defying structure to Bb’s Thickening Dryspun Finish spray, which is due out this July. The versatility of the styling aids, not to mention a wardrobe of Ohne Titel Spring looks, provide the perfect edge of intrigue in Gregory Kohn’s new fashion film, Zoetrope, which makes its premiere here. If model Neelia Moore’s teased-up tresses—as she takes photos, argues with her boyfriend, does an impromptu dance, and stares longingly into the camera—don’t make you want to go big this season, it’s unclear what will.
Bumble and Bumble’s Sumowax is the stuff of legend. A traditional hard styling wax with a strong hold, the small red tub that begat Sumotech, a medium-hold molding cream-paste-wax in one, made its way into many a well-groomed man’s bathroom cabinet when it launched in 2000—often by way of a style-savvy female companion. My household possesses both Sumowax and Sumotech, which my s.o. uses in rotation with the bounty of other excellent styling aids I’ve brought to his attention over the years. But I myself have never been able to use either. My hair is long these days—like mid-back long—and the hold on the original Sumo products is always a bit more than I’ve bargained for. Which is why I was personally excited to meet Semisumo, the latest addition to the family. Part microcrystalline and beeswax and part coconut oil, Semisumo is more like a balm than anything else. It adds polish and just the right amount of piece-y definition to long strands and can be used just as effectively to tame fly-aways and add detail and dimension to short styles. It’s hair-care fun for the whole family, which is great news for couples vying for precious counter space.
The excitement level backstage at Burberry kicked up a few notches when Wendy Rowe picked up a bullet of red lipstick. It was as though time stopped, except for the singular, slow-motion movement of the makeup artist grabbing Burberry’s Lipstick in Siren, moving it ever closer to Constance Jablonski’s mouth. After many years of loyalty to an all-natural, earth-tone-only makeup palette, it appeared as though Christopher Bailey had decided to make a bold beauty move. “We’re doing a Norman Parkinson woman,” Rowe revealed. “She’s retro but also modern and has a definite forties look about her.”
The crimson pout was the focal point of the look, and Rowe ensured it wasn’t too done. “It needs to look sassy and sexy,” she insisted, applying the creamy scarlet pigment with a brush and blotting it as she went. “[The Burberry woman] is a bit cheeky and flirty this season,” Rowe continued, blending in the brand’s new-for-spring Fresh Glow Foundation, which she dotted with its forthcoming Illuminator.
“Natural and definitely not too glamorous” were the house codes that Neil Moodie abided by when it came to the hair, which he prepped with Bumble and Bumble Does It All Styling Spray and gave an off-kilter center part. Running a few sections through a curling iron to create movement through the lengths, Moodie finished things off with a touch of Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine on the ends of the hair for the appearance of a healthy, moisturized mane—wear and tear from almost two weeks of back-to-back shows not withstanding.