Bumble and Bumble enlisted the help of French hairdresser Laurent Philippon to test and fine tune the formula of their Spray de Mode hairspray over several seasons of professional use backstage at the Paris shows (aka in the trenches), and the hard work shows.
Let me just come out and say it: Spray de Mode is nothing like 1980′s hairsprays. I can’t even begin to estimate the obscene amount of stinky, flaky, crunchy aerosol hairspray I used when high hair was the fashion du jour.
Notice the side wings… I look like I’m ready to take flight, like a glorious pegasus!
Backstage at Paris Fashion Week, the pressure on stylists to create, shape and sometimes change crazy hairstyles in seconds is intense. As Philippon and crew tested different formulations, the folks at Bumble and Bumble took note. Stylists were setting down their cans of better known hairsprays and reaching for the Spray de Mode prototypes.
Hair held in place with Spray de Mode still feels natural and flexible, not crunchy. Spray de Mode provides a firm hold able to create complicated hair styles without flaking or cracking.
I’ve been wearing my hair big and wavy lately as a homage to my 80s pre-teen self. Spray de Mode’s worked wonders in keeping the waves in check without leaving my hair feeling sticky or crunchy. I can even run my fingers through my mane, and it keeps its shape. And Spray de Mode dries quickly. I remember 80s hairspray taking forever to dry.
Spray de Mode does have a slightly “aerosol hairspray” scent, but it’s very light — not overwhelming like the smell of Aqua Net back in the day.
Now that high-waisted pants and leggings are back in style, it’s only a matter of time before big hair strikes again. With Spray de Mode, I’ll be ready when it happens!
Bumble and Bumble plans to release Spray de Mode ($25 for a 10 oz bottle) on March 15, and the spray will be a permanent member of the Bumble and Bumble lineup.
Happy Sunday, my friends! This morning I slept in a bit, did some cleaning (my desk is a mess), and ate a hearty breakfast of two frozen Eggo waffles. Seriously, if Eggo waffles ceased to exist my body would go into shock. I have a few errands to run this afternoon before heading to the gym to lift weights. It’s a chest and shoulders day, which means bench press, FUN!
What are you up to today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Your weekend isn’t over quite yet! Here are the best posts o’ the week from the Beauty Blog Network and Splendicity!
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Elke announces her new website, “beautyurls.com“. A complete beauty aggregator bringing you the latest news, headlines and beauty info in the beauty industry. Visit daily for the latest or subscribe to the blog.
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The Beauty Blog Network Blog welcomes their newest members to the network.
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The Beauty of Life continues to bring you her weekly Wallet-Friendly Wednesdays column. This week, she found some truly amazing deals that are suitable to take with you on the plane!
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Spoiled Pretty is giving away J.Lo’s newest fragrance, Deseo to five lucky readers. Will one of them be you?
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Temptalia tells you what ingredients may be causing you acne or irritating your face!
Her Accessories is holding a contest to win a wee little rhinestone charm from Twisted Silver!
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Viva Woman finds out why some mineral makeup may pose strong health risks.
Style Manila spots a lady wearing a gorgeous Zara Maxi Dress.
Beauty Bento Box discovers an invigorating facial cleanser that’s perfect for traveling to warm and humid countries.
Tops 2 Bottoms came across a great shop find for shoes and bags!
The conversation over at The Space Between My Peers is all about Sweat Suit Alternatives.
Canadian Beauty has a new favourite foundation: it’s Estee Lauder Double Wear Light!
Shopalicious has found the perfect overnight bag for a getaway with the girls…
Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog visits Shu Uemura’s Lash Bar and finds false eyelash nirvana, where the lashes are affordable and the appointment booking process couldn’t be easier.
Beauty Match reflects on how Lindsay Lohan is 21 and looks like she’s going on 41!
Indie Style File puts the spotlight on t-shirt designer Sam Trout.
All That & A tries to see if her hair is shinier after using Herbal Essences’ clear shine booster.
Style…a work in progress asks, “would you buy J Crew ‘s $3,000 jacket?”
Savvy Skin writes about the never-ending obsession to find a miracle wrinkle cream.
Laya’s EYE loves Sage Machado Candles.
Petite Fashionista searches for the petite with the best style, vote today!
ShopDiary thinks the YSL Y-Mail collection is pretty cool.
NY Spender plays pairs with Gwen Stefani and her L.A.M.B shoes.