In the spirit of honesty, I'd like to call bullshit on Christmas.
This year, let's vow to make Christmas about us. Why give someone else something they (don't) want when you can spend that hard earned money making yourself look fabulous? A bit mean perhaps, but no one likes that stocking filler you push onto them anyway, so I propose you book in for your your hair and pamper yourself for a change....guilt free!
Take advantage of all of those fantastic deals around and buy yourself some goodies. Then request that no one buy you any gifts (assuming of course that many still will...win!). I expect everyone of you will save money, and look fantastic. What's better, for the shamefully altruistic of you, a simple disclaimer of "I just can't spend money celebrating a capitalist holiday when I know that there are people out there who can't afford gifts" will suffice as a clever justification.
This in mind, I am inspired by expensive glamour these holidays. Being "down under", this time of year usually promotes my trashy beach phase - lots of blonde, long locks heavily seasoned with sea-salt spray and distressed texture. But this year I want to change all of that. Think glamour in St Tropez, French riviera film star chic. Buy yourself a beautiful sunhat, kaftan and some post-tan Creme de la Mer and bask in that healthy UV. You know, that good kind of cancer!
Michael's Must Haves this Season:
Shampoo & Conditioner
Alterna Caviar Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner
Sun, salt water and endless cocktails leave us forgetting about our hair, and needless to say, while we guzzle down the fluids our hair becomes thirstier and thirstier. Enter Alterna Caviar, the ultimate anti-ageing, rehydrating power product for summer. This is the must have high end range for my clients, and I find that while at $43.95 a bottle it isn't cheap, it is affordable luxury that will prevent your hair becoming a train wreck come February. For those of you who are planning on a season down at the beach, make sure that you wash that salt out of your hair as soon as possible and put the moisture back in to retain condition, and more importantly, the life and shine on your coloured hair.
Alterna White Truffle Elixir mixed with Caviar Moisture Mask
Anti-oxidants and enzyme-therapy is the hottest thing in haircare and skincare right now and the Truffle Elixir added to any shampoo, conditioner or styling product turns it into a treatment! Add it to the Moisture Mask and you have a deeply intense restructuring and rehydrating cocktail to give new life to your trashed locks once a week. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing to see maximum benefits or spray directly into the hair and leave overnight for maximum restructuring and rebuilding for extremely damaged hair (alert: bleached beach babes..now say that six times after four gin and tonics and it doubles as a fun drinking game)
Styling Must Haves
Alterna Bamboo Kendi Oil: Light weight leave in hair oil for wet hair prior to beach for protection, or before blow drying to cut down drying time. Add to ends on dry hair or mix with existing styling product for increased protection and shine.
EVO Shape Vixen Body Giving Juice: Mix this with some of the hair oil (above) and blow dry in for fantastic volume and glamour for your beach ready look. Note: this is for those who pose, not those who swim, since dunking your well-coiffed mane in the water is not recommended.
EVO Haze Styling Powder: I jokingly call this my 'fairy dust' in studio (and knowing me from simply reading this blog puns are always intended). Hold that volume against the sea breeze, dry out greasy roots from too many summer nights on holiday with no access to a decent shower, and add matte texture to ends of the hair for those who just can't live without that boho chic. This actually is a styling all rounder, must have in my session bag, and something I can honestly say can be used for most things. Note: While "silent movie star" is the look we are going for, snorting the powder is not recommended.
EVO Water Killer Dry Shampoo: Admit it dirtbags, you may have it all: the (concealing) sun hat, the gorgeous bag, the face full of fresh make up, but I am going to bet that the hair under that hat has not been washed in two days. Yup, you guessed it (and probably already know it) that Dry Shampoo is the perfect way to disguise your questionable hair hygiene. EVO Water Killer comes in convenient mega-size for your bathroom (where ironically you could have used regular shampoo but your sore pilates arms and hangover prevented the ability to do a new blow dry), or beach bag size for a quick top up. If you have a fringe I am adding this to your bill and sending it home with you next time. Is it better than your supermarket version? Short answer: Yes. Long answer: See primary school play where child is playing an elderly person made up with Baby Powder in their hair to give the appearance of age.
So hopefully I have given you some inspiration, if not merely inspired an extensive Christmas list of you this year. With all that stress of buying for others taken away, combined with a great new kit of styling essentials, I am going to bet you are going to be so much more fun to be around this year! Hmmm maybe this should be a regular thing.
Michael Johnson Hair
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