Posts Tagged ‘styling’
Tried & Tested: Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence
Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Your hair really takes a battering each and every day. From blow-dryers to hair straighteners to pollution, it is important to protect your hair from the elements to keep it looking healthy and beautiful. Philip Kingsley’s Daily Damage Defence not only offers protection from daily environmental wear, but also helps to repair the hair and instantly boosts overall condition, manageability and shine.

Philip Kingsley products are formulated by the world’s leading trichologists. The hair and scalp experts are dedicated to creating products that make hair healthy and beautiful. With over 60 years of experience, Philip Kingsley has a loyal following including royalty and celebrities such as Georgia May Jagger, Abbey Clancy, Kimberley Walsh, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett.

I have been using the Daily Damage Defence for about 2 weeks now and I absolutely love it. Packed with Sweet Almond Seed Extract to give body and smooth damaged hair, and Hydrolyzed Elastin to strengthen and prevent breakage. Once you spray it into your hair it instantly makes it more manageable, and keeps hair looking healthy and shiny throughout the day.

I use my hair straighteners at the lowest heat possible (anything above 180 degrees is really too hot for hair to handle), and comb with my beloved tangle teezer. It doesn’t weigh your hair down, in fact it doesn’t feel like you’ve got anything in your hair at all! Yet, you can feel confident that hair is protected throughout the day, and I have definitely noticed my hair is much stronger and healthier looking. For me, this is a definite, must-have, hair hero.

Try Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence for yourself, available inside the GLAMOUR Beauty Power List Box here.

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5 Minutes with Philip Kingsley the ‘Hair Guru’
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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Philip Kingsley is the world’s most respected authority on hair and scalp health. His clientele include politicians, royalty and celebrities. We were lucky enough to interview Philip and find out about the man behind one of the most respected hair brands in the industry.

You’ve been called the ‘Hair Doctor’ by the Sunday Times and the ‘Hair Guru’ by the New York Times. Can you tell us how you became the ‘Hair Guru’? 

The New York Times sent a reporter who had a hair problem and she brought a colleague.  I was successful in treating both and they were thrilled.  The reporter wrote an article on their experiences and ended up calling me ‘The Hair Guru’.  Which has stuck!

How did you feel when you opened your first Clinic in 1960 in Mayfair, London?

My first Clinic in 1960 was in Dorset Street, off Baker Street in a tiny office.  Due to demand, I moved to 80, Park Street in Mayfair in 1965 and to my present premises 54, Green Street in Mayfair in 1968.  The move to Mayfair was thrilling as it had the aura of the ultimate area.  I was apprehensive at first, but the effect on my practice was amazing.

When you first started out, did you ever imagine you’d have so many famous and influential people knocking at your clinic’s door, and do you think that having high profile customers helps to promote the awareness of hair and scalp health?

I had no idea that I would become so successful and I was lucky that many famous and influential people were recommended by their friends.  They in turn recommended more famous and influential people!  I have never boasted or used names to promote my clinics or products.  It is them that mention me!

Who is Philip Kingsley’s typical patient?

I have people from all walks of life:  hair issues are not confined to one group.  Problems can vary between scalp conditions, hair conditions such as dryness, dullness, breakage, hair fall, hair thinning.  And any of these can affect anybody.

What does it feel like to know you’ve helped so many people with very serious scalp and hair conditions? Do you ever hear back from them? 

It makes me feel great satisfaction, not only from doing a good job, but also the joy it installs in the people treated.  I have had a huge quantity of grateful thanks over all the years.

What inspired you to launch your own retail range of products?

A good friend persuaded me and said that because the products made in my clinics were so efficacious, why not make them available at retail.  At the time I was doubtful as everything was individually made.  However, on pondering for a long time I realized that there were certain formulations that were constant.  On that basis I decided to base all retail products on clinical usage and results, which I still do with all new product development.

Your products address various scalp and hair conditions, how do I know which product is right for me?

Quite easily:  there is a very detailed (but simple) website at www.philipkingsley.co.uk and there is a brochure explaining all the theory involved.  Quite a unique concept!

What does it mean when you say your products are Trichologically driven?

Trichology is the branch of dermatology that deals with the scientific study of the health of hair and scalp.  All Philip Kingsley products has been based on Trichological expertise in my Trichological clinics.

You recommend to choose a shampoo based on hair type and a conditioner based on hair length and diameter, why is this more beneficial than the commonly used division for oily, normal and dry?

The terms oily, normal, dry, cannot accurately describe hair.  For example, there is no such thing as “normal”.  Your normal is not my normal or your friend’s normal or your partner’s normal.  “Dry” could be fine and dry, coarse and dry, frizzy and dry, short and dry, long and dry etc. etc.  Oily – these days, with more frequent shampooing advocated – as soon as it gets oily – shampoo it!

Professionals who joined you at the very start of your career are still working for Philip Kingsley, are your family members also getting involved?

Yes.  My daughter Anabel is Communications Director and writes a Hair column called “Ask Anabel”.  Brilliant!  Katherine my other daughter who is an author under the name Kate Kingsley, is helping me write another book and is a brilliant editor, too.  My wife Joan is a Psychotherapist and works at the National Hospital for Neurology and is a business psychologist too, and gives me invaluable advice.  She is also a director of my company.

What is the one product that you’re the most proud of and would recommend others to try?

I am proud of all my products. But perhaps the one I am most excited about is my new launch, TRICHOTHERAPY. It is a 3-step holistic approach to tackling hair loss and hair thinning, which has taken me and my team 7 years to formulate, and uses 7 never before combined ingredients. It addresses hair density issues from an internal, as well as external standpoint, containing a volumizing conditioning spray for immediate body & improved condition, stimulating scalp drops for long term benefits and a nutritional supplement to support hair growth from a dietary standpoint. Enclosed in the kit is also a comprehensive brochure which explain how to get the best from your hair.

 

Dying to try the Philip Kingsley range? The Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Conditioning Spray is the perfect place to start, and you could get yours in our new Glamour Beauty Power List box!

 

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To the test: Volumising Hair Powders
Friday, March 9th, 2012

Beever Volume Dust, £13
What they say: “Use it to create volume, revive yesterday’s style, create extra texture, or absorb any product that has overloaded your hair. Ideal for reviving any style midway through a night out.”
What you say: “Easy to apply though does spill onto shoulders but easily wiped away. Makes hair have a nice matt texture, great for up-do’s.  Handy sized package too,” said reviewer Jude Robson, London.

bigsexyhair Powder Play, £10.85
What they say: “Powder Play Volumizing and Texturizing Powder is the perfect product to add volume to any hair type no matter the style or texture. Instantly liquefies itself when applied allowing hair to absorb the product and provide full, voluminous textured hair. It is weightless, odorless and colourless on hair!”
What you say: “First impressions of the product were not good as I actually found the writing on the packaging hard to understand and had to read the small print to find out how to apply it. I tried the product and found the texture quite like sand when i accidentally got it on my skin. However the product did manage to put some life in my day old roots, but not quite like they were promising on the bottle,” said review Amy Heron, Burwell.

Nicky Clarke Tease Me, £14.50What they say: “Nicky Clarke has made a breakthrough using the latest in hair technology to bring you instant backcombing! Tease Me creates effortless high impact volume and dynamic texture in seconds. The Tease Me applicator also allows you to direct the product in specific areas and get right into the roots where you want the most amount of volume, it is just so easy to use!”What you say: “I expected big things from this and it didn’t disappoint; the applicator made it SO easy to use and dispensed a good amount of product straight onto the hair, instead of having to ‘pour’ it either onto my hair or into my hands. It definitely gave me a nice lift. Loved it!”, said Veronica Kenny, Kent.

Today we’re loving…Hershesons Invisible Pony
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Hershesons Invisble Pony

The big hair hit of the season has to be the chameleon-like ponytail which dominated the A/W catwalks – and it looks set to continue well into next season with the launch of Hershesons new Invisble Pony.

The 18-inch ponytail hair piece is made from heat-resistant fibres to allow multiple styling, so you can easily switch from a tousled, Bardot inspired pony (above) to a sleek, Marc Jacobs inspired equestrian updo.

Available in ten shades, the Invisible Pony is priced at £60 from Hersheson or £70 at Hersheson Blow-Dry Bars, which includes styling.

Today we’re loving…Uniq One
Monday, November 21st, 2011

Uniq OneYou’re trying to choose a hair mask but which category does your hair fall into? Personally, I fall into them all. I’ve got coloured hair. It’s dry. It needs volume. It has split ends. (I have problems, I know). But chances are, I’m not alone. Whilst many products out there cater for two or three hair gripes, Uniq One boasts a whopping ten. YES TEN. From adding body to offering heat protection to controlling shine and frizz, this little bottle of magic is a leave-in, non-rinse mask that can be applied when hair is wet (blow-dry goodness) or dry (adds a little lustre). Plus, it smells delicious too!

For stockists, visit The Colomer Group.

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