Couture for Your Hair
If there was one thing I wanted to snag backstage at Balmain (aside from the quilted bomber from Look Two and a pair of laser-cut leather booties) it was a set of the über-chic hairstyling products that bare the house’s name. The other beauty editors and I were salivating over (and I admit, spritzing) the range. As a longtime fan of the label’s Ambre Gris eau de parfum—a sultry blend of sage, tuberose, benzoin, cedarwood, and tonka bean—these formulas, infused with silk protein and Argan oil, are decidedly less heady. And the sleek bottles, in contrast to the ornamental collection, are very minimalist—baring only the essential details in simple black and white. The one product I’ll definitely be tracking down before I leave Paris is the Texturizing Salt Spray (although you can get your hands on it, minus the transatlantic flight, via the brand’s Website). If Olivier Rousteing is making overalls and baseball tees the look du jour for Spring 2014, I’ll need relaxed waves to go with them.
Photo: Courtesy of Balmain