18 posts tagged "Oribe"
Oribe’s latest hair innovation makes us a little nostalgic for the summer that was. Après Beach, the coiffing star’s aptly named texturizing spray, simulates the kind of piecey waves reminiscent of those warm days spent in the sand and surf that are sadly behind us now. But while your short shorts and string bikinis will remain in storage for the next, oh, nine months, there’s no reason why you can’t still have beachy definition to go with the onslaught of sweaters, coats, and scarves that are about to take their place. Oribe has already proven himself to be just as adept at creating hugely efficacious products as wielding styling shears (his Signature Moisture Masque, a luster-restoring magic potion, is a personal favorite), and Après Beach is another winner; its big point of difference is that it has been formulated sans salt. The emollient-rich mist therefore manages to impart a shiny, tousled look without any of the sticky stiffness so many of its competitors—not to mention the ocean itself—can leave behind. No dreadlocked, mattified mess here, just soft, glistening separation that will not be bound by seasonal change.
As temperatures in Manhattan hover around a cool 60 degrees (and our over-air-conditioned office continues to resemble the deep Arctic), we can almost feel our tan fading—a sure sign that the seasonal beauty transition is soon to be upon us. Dermatologist-to-the-stars Dr. David Colbert touched on the topic here last week, recommending Fraxel laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and gentle cleansers to help minimize and reverse the physical effects of sun damage, but we’ve gone one step further and solicited a few of our favorite experts in all things skin, makeup, and hair to reveal their tips for easing your way out of summer and into a beautiful fall.
Who: Tammy Fender, aesthetician and founder of Tammy Fender Holistic Skincare
What: Slough-off summer’s dead skin
How: “As the intensity of the sun and heat come to an end, this is the perfect time to begin some form of intensive exfoliation before the drying harshness of winter sets in. It’s a wonderful way of removing the build-up of sunscreen, evening out skin tone, and refreshing the complexion to ultimately promote cell renewal. This process allows the skin to breathe more efficiently and allows for deeper absorption of the coming season’s rich moisturizers.”
Try It: Tammy Fender Epi Peel, $80, www.tammyfender.com
With the steamy temps that have befallen New York over the past few days (97 degrees in June? Really?) comes a whole new host of beauty concerns. While we can’t offer you much help in the way of controlling profuse sweating, save for recommending that you take refuge in a well air-conditioned building, we can guide you towards a remedy for the dry, brittle hair you may be experiencing thanks to intense sun exposure. “Summer hair should have an easy kind of look to it,” famed coiffing star Oribe Canales explains. To help his clients achieve this end, he’s just released an Ultra Rich Shampoo and Conditioner duo, which manages to be lightweight, yet thoroughly moisturizing. “I still believe in washing your hair every day,” Canales admits, offering an opposing opinion to the hair care establishment’s current mandate of once or twice a week at most. “But with these products, instead of getting your hair too clean, you can leave the natural oils in.” Canales pulled off this seemingly impossible feat by bolstering his super gentle formulas with edelweiss flower extract, which acts as a natural sunscreen; lychee extract, a potent antioxidant that fends off oxidating free-radicals; watermelon extract to help maintain keratin levels; and a mix of soy protein, amber, and pro-vitamin b5 to soften and nourish parched strands. His other tips for winning the battle against dryness? “Don’t over blowdry. You can blow your hair out in the parts you don’t like but don’t blow out your whole head. After, add a moisturizing product to the ends, like my Supershine, to give it a natural finish. Anything moisturizing will work—if you’re at the beach, you can use suntan lotion!”
The new Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray may sound like a dry shampoo—it’s a matte powder spray that removes oil and grime. But the invisible mist isn’t really meant to clean hair. Just the opposite: It gives you that deliberately “dirty,” lived-in texture that is typically only achieved by a star stylist (or serious negligence). Oribe, the mane guy for stars like Jennifer Lopez and Sandra Bullock, formulated this latest creation with a NASA-like mixture of ingredients that includes a blend of colorless copolymers that wrap around individual strands like invisible gauze, to roughen and thicken hair without weighing it down—or leaving an obvious trail of dusty residue. Hydrolyzed wheat proteins and humectants add body and low-key shine, while antioxidant-rich extracts seal in color and moisture, a nice benefit if you’re a slave to your blow-dryer. Spritz it on just-washed hair and let it air-dry for a slept-in look. And the styler wouldn’t be Oribe-worthy if it didn’t have some totally chic and glamorous element. In this case, that would be the signature floral-musky scent, custom-designed by the eau experts at Givaudan to infuse strands with an A-list air.
Mary J. Blige’s new fragrance with Carol’s Daughter, My Life, will finally make its debut this summer, and according to MJB, she created the perfume for herself and her fans as “a special tribute to us as women.” As such, it is intended to represent “every female’s everyday life,” which is perhaps why she is launching it on HSN, rather than in a high-end department store. Nothing says “everyday life” like ordering luxury goods from the privacy of your own home. [WWD]
Speaking of a tribute to women, Thierry Mugler will also honor the fairer sex this fall with Womanity, his latest olfactory effort that blends sweet and savory accords together in a pink gothic-design bottle. And when we say sweet and savory, we’re not kidding. Fig and caviar essences come together to frame this fragrance. Intriguing… [WWD]
Penélope Cruz will be the new face of Lancôme Trésor. With Julia Roberts already hawking its mascaras, the French beauty brand may win the award for “Best Celeb Spokesperson Roster” this year. [StyleList]
And in other A-listers-in-the-beauty-game news, Scarlett Johansson will continue her face time for Dolce & Gabbana’s The Makeup by shooting a campaign for its summer collection, for which she has reunited with old friends Pat McGrath and Oribe. The images are as iconic, old-Hollywood-glamour as it gets, as to be expected; color collections may be seasonal, but big blonde hair, boobs, and pouty lips are forever. [Grazia]