Sebastian Professional was created about 20 years ago, and they invented the crimping iron especially for Barbara Streisand's album shoot!
The brand relaunched in April this year and the range has been divided into 4 categories:
FLOW – to create soft, textured looks
FORM – to create strong dramatic styles
FLAUNT – for super glossy locks
FOUNDATION – shampoos and conditioners
When the lovely team working for the brand offered to send me some products and to find out more about the brand, I jumped at the chance. I have always loved hair brands that are different from the rest hence my love for TIGI!
I have tried out 3 products from the range.
This is a thermal protection spray which has a shimmer-complex. When the product has been standing for a while, it separates and you can see the shimmer part on the bottom and heat protection part on the top which looks nice on the bathroom shelf! You can use this on damp hair or dry hair. I used it on freshly washed hair before I blow dried it. Its sprays out really finely and you actually feel like the product has covered your hair rather than spurts of product dotted around. My hair felt sleek and freshly cut once I had styled it. Don't be put off by the shimmer as it just gives your hair a good shine rather than being a glitter ball!
A styling treatment that can be used on damp hair for a 'silky-touchable' look. This reminds me of After Party by Bed head except you can use this on damp hair to smooth those ends before the damage is done! This made my hair really soft but had a really strange consistency but worked wonders for the bounce and softness of my hair!
The hero product of the moment is;
Whipped Crème –
This product literally comes out of the nozzle looking like squirty cream – in my opinion looking good enough to eat!
This product represents a breakthrough – it’s the first product to combine the feather like hold of a mousse and the nourishing care of a cream.
Imagine the luxurious, invisible texture of a cream, with the hold and control of a mousse.
The formula is loaded with protein yet ultra light, designed to lift curls and waves to perfection. Use on damp hair and leave to dry naturally and or blow dry to get that effortlessly ‘just got out of bed’ look.
I found this to be a great product. When it comes out of the can, you can see exactly how it got its name. I thought that this would be like any other mousse on the market but it didn't disintegrate and break down straight away in my hand. Which meant I didn't have to rush to get the product on my hair before it disappears. I had time to work the product through my hair to get the best results. I used it on my damp hair and let it dry naturally. I woke the next morning to find I had that just out of bed look but it was more styled and wearable than usual. I just neatened up parts of my hair with my conical wand and I am pleased to report that my tousled curls lasted 2 whole days with no restyling needed. Smells great too!
Other exciting news is Sebastian Professional is sponsoring the House of Holland Spring Summer 10 show at London Fashion Week this September. The Sebastian Professional creative team lead by Shay Dempsey are designing hair looks to support the catwalk collection.
The full product range will be available to buy in the beauty Hall in Selfridges from 1st September 2009 (previously a salon only brand). To launch the brand coming to Selfridges, they are setting up a Style Bar for 9 days only. You can book a slot and have a personal hair consultation. For £15 you get 30 mins with a top stylist.You can book in store for your appointment now!
There is so much happening for this brand and now it is becoming more accessible, you can get your mitts on some of these great products!
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