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July 23 2014

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30 posts tagged "Bumble & Bumble"

A New Sumo Heavyweight Has Entered The Ring

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Bumble & bumble

A “New Look” Debuts, Backstage At Burberry

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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.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.con

Everything’s Coming Up Kate, Backstage At BCBG

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“It’s a really cool girl, who’s style conscious but has a rock n’ roll lifestyle,” hairstylist Laurent Philippon said of his seasonal muse backstage at BCBG this morning. Or, in other words, Kate Moss. “[She] was on the mood board,” makeup artist Val Garland confirmed. So, how best to simulate the superest-of-them-all’s laid-back, edgy look? Black eyeliner, for starters.

“I pushed it into the water line and smudged it out,” Garland explained of an ebony gel that she worked into models’ upper and lower lashes so it looked lived-in, “like there was a little left over and it’s been on for six or eight hours.” Garland also channeled “Kate the Great’s” disheveled decadence when crafting perfect, flawless skin, which she achieved using Temptu’s airbrush system—its AIR pod Foundation contoured with its AIR pod Bronzer in Warm Glow and AIR pod Highlighter in Champagne, specifically. Lips were given a slight wine stain, “like you were just-biting your lip,” courtesy of a finger-pressing of its Retouch Blush in Washed Rose while nails were painted a “virginal and demure” neutral with CND’s Pink Lily.

Philippon focused his energy on getting that texture that “everyone wants.” Prepping hair with Bumble and Bumble Bb Thickening Spray, he “deconstructed” sections by raking his Bb Styling Wax-coated hands through lengths to create piecyness. A final “cloud” of its Hair Powder, which grabbed onto the wax, resulted in a mess of thick, sexy bedhead—vintage Kate.

Photo: Courtesy of CND

Chop And Shop

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New York’s growing appetite for barbershop/apothecary hybrids will be getting some more amuse bouche this week as the Ace Hotel’s newly opened outpost of Rudy’s barbershop unveils its corresponding concept store. Designed by WRK Design, the same firm behind the salon’s old-timey interiors, the space aims to combine retail therapy with gently priced cuts for style-conscious guys and gals. The aesthetic is essentially military commissary-chic; faded, institutional-green walls are accessorized with vintage X-ray glass-turned-light fixtures. Other features include a changing room that was a bathroom stall in a previous life. It’s somehow the perfect backdrop for the carefully edited selection of personal grooming products from lines like Kiehl’s, Bumble and bumble, Ursa Major, Le Labo and Baxter of California, as well as choice items from Rudy’s in-house range, which includes everything from bath bombs to reconceived army blankets. Black House Project dog beds, canvas totes by RTH and Kelty backpacks are also available for your purchasing pleasure. Fingers crossed the store makes the trip across the river when the West Coast shearing destination opens its next installment in Williamsburg.

Photo: Josh Farley

Beach Hair Heroes: An Homage To Bumble And Bumble’s Surf Spray

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Just over a decade ago, Bumble and Bumble bottled a magical potion capable of transforming ordinary hair into a perfectly tousled mass of beachy waves. It’s now cult-favorite Surf Spray has been one of the brand’s best sellers since—coveted by pro stylists, celebrities, beauty editors, and everyone else in search of the kind of rough-textured, naturally windswept look a few spritzes of the salt-infused styler affords. The formula offers piece-y perfection with a cool matte finish, and while many have tried to imitate it, it remains unreplicated. To toast Surf Spray’s 11th anniversary, the brand just launched a magazine and digital ad campaign and have finally given the people what they want: an adorable travel-size version. Feeling inspired, we decided to celebrate what Bb. editorial stylist, New York surfer, and sometime photographer (see above) Jordan M. calls “[his] beach in a bag, from New York to Paris” with a tribute to the greatest cinematic moments in beach hair. Click here for more, and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Photo: Courtesy of Bumble & Bumble