Kérastase Launches Elixir Ultime Icon Collection… Somewhere Your Hair is Very Happy
Kérastase‘s cult favorite Elixir Ultime, a light fragrance hair oil known for its ability to protect the hair and add shine without leaving a greasy residue, is getting three new siblings: Millenium Rose, Moringa Immortel, and Imperial.
The newly launched Elixir Ultime Icon Collection with their distinctive oils have been formulated for specific hair types–though you can combine them to achieve the perfect look; so whether you have super fine hair (you’ll want to use Millenium Rose) or super thick hair (in your case you’ll need Imperial) the new offerings will have something just for you.
We recently saw the wonders of the products first hand at Butterfly Studio Salon, where hairstylist Kattia Solano was on hand to offer tips on how to get movie star hair in a snap using the new products. Naturally, we had to get the details. Here’s what she had to say about getting sleek and shiny hair as seen Prabal Gurung Fall 2012 Runway:
Start by applying your favorite Elixir oil to wet hair from mid shaft to ends. For unruly or coarse hair types, apply from roots to ends.
Separate your hair into four sections. To begin the smoothing process, blow dry with the nozzle down, pulling firmly at the root of your hair with your fingers while applying direct heat.
Once roots are dry, take a flat paddle brush to continue blow drying the ends of your hair from top to bottom, continuing to smooth the hair from roots to ends. Remember to always keep tension in each section when drying.
Apply more oil on your dried hair – again from mid shaft to ends.
Next, you’ll need a comb and a flat iron. The secret to a successful flat ironed look is to take small, clean sections. Apply the flat iron with medium tension, brushing the section with your comb while guiding it directly underneath the flat iron as you work your way down.
Using the same speed and movement as you slide the flat iron and comb down to your ends is a crucial tip for giving the hair a straight direction to set in.
To finish, apply one pump of oil into your hand and emulsify in your palms. With a light touch, smooth the oil onto your hair, this time from roots to ends, to create the ultimate sleek look!
The Elixir Ultime Icon Collection, retail for ($54.00 each) and is available at kerastase-usa.com and Kérastase Consultant Salons.