Christophe Robin, a longtime color expert with L'Oréal Paris, spoke to us during the Cannes Film Festival about his work with many of the famous women gracing the celebrated red carpet at the Palais. It was a particularly rainy festival this year, which prompted Christophe to get frank about that it's really like being there. Plus, he gave insight into the unique glamour of French women — and revealed one surprising style preference of the French! On Allie: Zara.
Paris Fashion Week has begun, and as the world (or anyone who's strolled the Canal St-Martin in Paris) knows, French women are renowned for their beauty . An insouciant flip of the hair, the evening glamour of a deep red lip, the embrace of "flaws" like gap teeth: all so French. But what else makes these women uniquely chic? To find out, we asked a few in-the-know people to explain the je ne sais quoi of French beauty. Keep reading.
The New Year is always a great time to change up your look or refresh your hair color, so we sat down with L'Oréal Consulting Hair Colorist Christophe Robin at the brand's Hair Tech Center to get the inside scoop on how to make 2013 your year for hair. From whether or not ombré is still sticking around to the secrets to achieving that effortlessly sexy French style, Christophe has all the secrets you need to know. Watch now to see how to get your perfect color no matter your shade!
Oil may be excellent for the face, but it's amazing for your hair, as well. Used once a week maximum, oil keeps color vibrant and gives a lustrous sheen to lackluster strands. If you think the slick stuff is going to weigh the hair down, however, then think again. When applied properly, oil also prevents breakage and gives back natural lipids to overworked hair. See which types of oils your coiffure craves, along with a few it doesn't, when you read more.
This year's Cannes Film Festival has wrapped up, but we're still amazed by the beauty looks — and much of those glamorous looks were created by a trio of the world's most in-demand hair and makeup artists. Colorist Christophe Robin, hairstylist John Nollet (pictured), and makeup artist Billy B, all L'Oréal ambassadors, tended to stars such as Marion Cotillard and Freida Pinto. Here, they share their advice on how you can achieve a bit of Croisette-level glamour in your everyday life. Read more.
It's Bastille Day, so what better time to take a look at French beauty lines with cult followings? We've found five collections that impress us so much that we want to book a flight on the next Air France jet. They're tricky to track down in the States, but it's well worth the effort. Want to see what we found? Alors, suivez-nous!