Every professional knows that a great style starts from the wash, so make sure you protect and treat your hair with the correct products, at home or away. We’re faced with shelves of Shampoo that claim to smooth, straighten, moisturize, hydrate, and strengthen, lift and colour-protect, but what happened to plain old cleaning?
Getting it right can be a challenge with so many ‘authentic’ but complex formulas on the market, but these pretty looking bottles aren’t made to pick your brain, we promise! Let us define a soapy lather that’s fit for you.
We’ve been speaking to our clients at Daniel Hersheson and realized that most of them have no idea what shampoo is right for their hair type. A pretty bottle, a nice smell and a cheap price will often dupe many women into buying the wrong product. But with so many more of you colouring, straightening or cleansing your hair on a regular basis it is more important than ever to choose a shampoo that is going to ensure you get your money’s worth. Before buying a cleansing agent you should at least know what affect it’s going to have on your head. Therefore we have broken down our favourite shampoos at Daniel Hersheson so you can start getting the most from your hair.
FOR THICKER/FULLER HAIR
Product: Kerastaste Resistance Bain Volumifique
Thickening shampoos help the hair swell and retain water giving the appearance of fuller hair. This shampoo works best for:
- Flat, lifeless hair
- It amplifies body for enviable volume
- It leaves hair feeling heavier and fuller to touch
- Hair remains touchable soft with shine from root to tip
FOR OILY HAIR
Product: Kerastaste Bain Clarifiant
This shampoo contains cleaners designed to remove as much oil as possible leaving your hair super clean and clarified without stripping it dry or sensitizing ends. This shampoo works best for:
- Oily scalp and oily hair
- Deeply cleanses the scalp.
- Regulates excessive sebum production.
- Scalp is left feeling clean and fresh.
- Hair is fuller, naturally soft and silky.
FOR DRY/DAMAGED HAIR
Product: Kerastaste Nutritive Gluco-Active Bain Satin 2
An anti-breakage shampoo for weak and damaged hair is designed to specifically add moisture to the hair and scalp. This shampoo is ideal for hair that is naturally dry, broken or coarse hair.
- Enriching nourishing care for dry, sensitised hair
-Rich in strengthening proteins to soften parched hair
-Gently cleanses without stripping
-Protects hair from drying process
-Hair is left softer with enhanced shine
FOR NORMAL HAIR
Product: Kerastaste Elixir Ultime Shampoo
This shampoo is very gentle and won’t strip the natural oils from the hair. For every day use.
- Enriched with a high concentration of natural oils
- Leaves hair feeling light and luxuriously nourished
Product: Kerastate Reflection Bain Chroma Capture
This shampoo locks in colour and illuminates your hair by sealing the cuticle for longer-lasting vibrancy. This shampoo benefits from:
- Sulfate free
- Preserves colour depth and shine for up to 40 days
- Polishes the hair fiber, leaving it smooth for maximum light reflection and shine
- Protects against anti-oxidant aggressors and premature colour fading
- Provides UV protection
Luke Hersheson for Michael Van der Ham at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.
Straight up, Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall was the best location yet, hosting Michael Van der Ham’s A/W ’14 collection. His quirky trademarks were emblazoned upon the entire show that possessed a clash of bold prints and feminine lace overlays. Under incandescent lights, brushed silk skirts, tapered trousers and origami separates were illuminated on the runway, whilst the bright 60’s palette of conflicting colour set the tone for the entire season.
Van der Ham crossbred ideas to create deconstructed shapes with mixed fabrics and off-kilter hemlines. His collection soon surpassed the sixties and fell into nineties grunge where super straight hair took reign.
Luke Hersheson for Roksanda Ilincic at The Old Sorting Office, High Holborn.
Elevated above New Oxford Street, Roksanda Ilincic hosted a futuristic performance in blue, navy and powder. Her colour palette was a wash of watercolors in collision with oxblood furs and heavy gold metallics. Neons scathed the outskirts of bags and collar lines, and flashed on the soles of pointy brogues that wound between a set of scaffold and warped paneling. As strobe lighting continued to strike this soft collection of midi-skirts and heavy swing coats an unsettling line between feminism and stark futurism evolved. Swatches of lilacs and storm-grey in furs and shearling were mismatched to form oversized coats and deconstructed silhouettes for A/W ’14.
Luke Hersheson constructed DIY ponytails paired with pastel grosgrain bands to simulate the girly and graceful side of the collection. He continued to toy with the concept of everyday objects whilst revisiting accessories and their relationship with hair. Hair was kept simple, “well put together, but not over-done” to represent a girl who cares about what she looks like without putting in the effort. To reflect this, the ponytail was tied on the occipital bone after being loosely combed with fingers. To avoid a polished neatness, hair was almost treated with little care as it was pulled back out of the band to form volume at the crown. Framing the face, fly aways were encouraged and teased to underline an undone texture.
To secure a rougher texture, hair was doused in L’oreal Professionnel Infinium Hairspray to almost ‘dirty’ softer hair and a small amount of Liss Control and Tecni Art were applied to the lengths of the ponytail to smooth any unwanted bumps and rifts. This style can be received as a safety net as it plays on very wearable ideas.
So you need not preen to perfection because this perfectly undone ponytail resembles an organic and well lived in style.
Luke Hersheson for Jonathan Saunders at Tate Britain.
Situated within an abundance of art and creativity Jonathan Saunders matched his surroundings with a theatrical showcase for A/W14. Although The Tate was littered with objects of no perceived value, fuzzing TV sets and antiquated amps were the perfect installation to compliment an experimental collection.
With conviction, a composition of undiluted colour and fearless texture created a hybrid collection of hand-knitted sweaters and quilted leather bombers. We saw broad sweeping coats paired with delicate bias-cut dresses that were swamped in bands of destructive colour. Despite the frenetic energy of the runway, austerity ran parallel with the overall themes of decadence and debauchery.
Luke Hersheson played with the idea of doll-like perfection whilst creating glossy and plasticized waves. Like true mannequins, models were given glass-like complexions while their hair hardened under product and gel. L’Oreal Profesionnel Tecni Art Gloss Control and A-Head Glue were applied generously to each head, whilst stylists molded the hair swiftly into a strict 20’s inspired finger wave. Spritzing water over the glue produced a pliable texture that allowed the waves to be contoured before setting in place and fixing in skull-hugging ponytails. This angular style exaggerates the silhouette whilst hugging the face in a boyish manner.
Luke said: “the finger waves at the front give it a slight 1920’s feel, but the sleek ponytail makes the entire look feel very contemporary.” The over-all finish was sophisticated but evidently manufactured.