In this private interview with premiere hair stylist Frédéric Fekkai, he sheds light on what he thinks are women's biggest hair mistakes, the best hairstyle to get and the most popular hair color right now. Check out our video to hear more valuable tips and lessons from the famous hairstylist who has worked with Heather Graham, Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger and more.
To create the style, Campora applied Fekkai Strong Hold Volume Mousse ($23) to Kristen's wet hair, combing the product through from root to tip. He then dried her hair straight using a large-barreled round brush. Then, he used a one-inch barrel curling iron to create waves and texture. To give her more volume and movement, he worked Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo ($23) into her hair as well.
Campora then created a few loose braids down the sides of Kristen's hair, beginning halfway down the strands, and left them untied at the ends to create extra dimension to the look. He pulled all her hair back into a low chignon and secured it with large bobby pins. To keep everything in place, he gave her hair a once-over with high hold hairspray. Simple, unique, and totally Kristen.
Prep the hair by applying Fekkai's Coiff Contrôle Ironless Straightening Balm on the roots. Next, using a large round brush, blow-dry the hair until it's straight. With a fine-tooth comb, create a center part in the front, and then pull the hair back into a tight pony at the nape. For protection against harsh weather, add a bit of Fekkai Coiff Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Crème to the ends, and to finish off, spritz hair spray all over your hair.
Mermaid waves never go out of style, even at Fashion Week, so it's not a surprise that for the Proenza Schouler show, Frédéric Fekkai lead stylist Didier Malige was inspired by California surfer girls' tousled hair. The look was totally sexy, a little wild, and surprisingly easy to do. (And if you're so inclined, you can even spritz on a little purple and green temporary hair color to mimic the style worn by some of the models.) Fab was totally loving the chic clothing, and I liked how the creamy nude lips with smudged shadow lent a soft, party-girl effect. Want to get your tousled curl on? Check out the link below.
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What's just as hot as bedroom hair? That's right — it's beach waves. Now that we're entering the season(s) of rising temperatures, perhaps you're thinking that a tousled, sexy look is in your near future. Recently, reader Countchocula reviewed Frederic Fekkai Beach Waves ($23), a spray that creates beachy texture in the hair. Here's why she liked it:
I love this product! My hair has natural waves and this product gives me a fresh-from-the-beach look and controls my out-of-control frizz. I recommend it because it doesn't make the hair sticky or stiff, and for a hair product, it smells great. I've run out since I bought a couple of bottles last Summer and I can't wait until Sephora and Ulta stock their shelves with this. The price is definitely worth it.
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Anne Hathaway's alabaster skin, raspberry lips, and pulled-back chignon were a hit last night. I already gave you the details on her classic makeup, and now I've got the how-to on that right-on-trend slick, chic hair. Adir Abergel of Frederic Fekkai styled Hathaway's hair with clean lines and clean texture. Take a look at his technique below:
Apply Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($23) from roots to ends. Next, comb hair into a very deep side part and thoroughly dry with a large round brush. Then, gather hair in a low ponytail, applying Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Creme ($23) for shine and texture. Secure with an elastic holder at the nape, and tuck the ponytail underneath. Some bobby pins and hair pins will keep it in place. To complete this old Hollywood look, spray it with Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray ($23).
We had a very traumatizing experience at Ricky's when we went to pick up cheap travel size products to aid our packing efforts for our jaunt to South Beach. Instead of simple sets of travel favorites we were overwhelmed by Halloween costumes. It turns out heading to Sephora was a much better idea even if we did end up spending a fortune to make sure we could avoid checking our favorite Laura Mercier, Frederic Fekkai and Ole Henriksen products
Celebrities spend so much time in the hair and makeup chair that they become super-duper close to their clientele. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox pal around together with friend and hairstylist Chris McMillan often, and Jessica Simpson and Ken Paves are best friends! I'm not that close to my hairdresser, but I do love him.
Your votes show that Mally Roncal is your favorite celebrity makeup artist, but who is your favorite celebrity hair stylist?
Oh, to be a fly on the wall at an event with Frédéric Fekkai and magazine editor Kate Betts. Fortunately for us, Fashion Week Daily buzzed around last week's "Frédéric Fekkai: L'Art de la Coiffure" event.
I love Fekkai, but I can't say I love the high-priced hairstyle trend he helped kick off. That's why I love this little tidbit:
Betts was quick to comment on the price of Fekkai's products as well as his services, noting that he was "very innovative in marketing" and that he was "the first person to charge $200 for a haircut, which is not expensive now but was astronomical then." Fekkai responded, justifying the price. "We are not offering just services," he countered. "The customer feels that we have their interest at heart. I create products that are very efficient." He cited the huge success of his Overnight Hair Repair (price: $195) as evidence that people are willing to spend money on quality hair products. "Is it a French phenomenon that you raise the price of everything?" Betts asked in jest.
Are we sure it was in jest? Monsieur Fekkai is as talented as he is charming, but thanks to him, lots of city girls now spend $100 for a haircut. (Last year, I walked into the salon, looked at the pricelist, and slunk out feeling cheap.) Would you have had the guts to ask him about his high prices, even in a friendly way?