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How To Achieve The Perfect Party Hair In An Instant

17 days ago

How to achieve the perfect party hair in an instant

If your professional calendar is just as crammed as your social one, you’ll be no stranger to the following predicament: having a special occasion to attend, but lacking the necessary minutes to dedicate to that all important soirée prep. We get it – and that’s why we’re here to offer you an instant solution: introducing Kérastase K Water, a hair treatment providing you with the flawless hair you crave in a flash.

How to Get Instant Party Ready Hair

The blow dry: it’s an occasion favourite and timeless classic. The only problem is, achieving this perfect look requires a whole lot of time spent in the salon chair, a precious resource most women don’t have. Say hello to K Water, an in-salon treatment rewriting all these rules thanks to its game changing formula. Leveraging lamellar technology and requiring no leave-in time, it forms an ultra-fine top coat on your locks creating the ultimate canvas for the perfect blow dry. Hair is immediately softer, shinier, sleeker and silkier, as well as more manageable and fluid. The only thing left on your to-do list? Pay a visit to your salon, and sit back and enjoy maximal blow dry results.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on your flawless blow dry, sign up for the Kérastase newsletter today: you’ll be the first to know when this exclusive treatment becomes available at your local hairdressers’. Get ready for instant perfection at every occasion.

Flawless perfection: how to get the ultimate shiny hair

17 days ago

Having shiny hair is the secret to elevating and transforming your locks from lack lustre to lustrous, and we’ve got the ticket to getting this right. We’re big fans of flawlessly perfect locks, and with K Water from Kérastase, you’re guaranteed the ultimate revolutionary haircare treatment for easier styling to make blow drying your locks a breeze. Here’s the scoop on how to get the three most important S’s when it comes to your tresses: shine, sleekness and softness, now easily achievable at your stylist’s fingertips.

How to Get The Ultimate Shiny Hair

When it comes to hair goals, having shiny, smooth and sleek hair is the golden standard. After all, nothing says health looking hair like this gorgeous combination. We all know that for a good hair day to fall into place, you need your perfect haircare regime - the right shampoo, treatment and styling. Get this right, and healthy, shiny hair is the final result. This is where the K Water hair saviour comes in, ensuring flawless in a flash. The innovative formula uses new lamellar technology to form an ultra-fine top coat on your locks. Just like applying a high shine top coat for the perfect manicure, K Water coats the surface for sleek, soft and shiny hair.

It is applied in-salon after your hair has been washed, replacing your usual conditioner or mask. Upon contact with water, the innovative molecules in the lamellar technology formula are activated, gifting you shiny, lightweight and fluid hair with no leave-in time needed. We love a hardworking treatment that makes effortless styling oh-so-achievable in no time at all.

Bolster Your Blowdry With K Water

The laundry list of benefits that K Water provides - from easier manageability to sensational softness- can go a long way in your ramping up your blow dry, a key asset within your shiny hair toolkit. With its advanced haircare technology, K Water is your blow dry’s new best friend, taking it to the next level to start a great hair day. When K Water is applied by your stylist, you’re guaranteed a polished finish, banish your fly aways and kiss bad hair days goodbye! The only thing we have time for is sleek hair that’s silky soft to the touch. Your blow dry just got a whole lot better thanks to K Water.

Sign up for the Kérastase newsletter now to find out exactly when this transformative treatment becomes available at your salon, to ensure you’re putting your hair first for full-wattage shine, all day long.

Introducing K Water hair treatment: the secret to glossy, shiny locks straight from the salon

17 days ago

If you’re looking to achieve lustrous locks in half the time, you need to know about the latest hair treatment that’s soon to set the haircare world on fire. Introducing K Water: the flawless finisher that will revolutionise your blow dry. We’ve got the inside scoop on this exclusive in-salon treatment that, trust us, is soon to be the latest buzzword on the lips of hair experts everywhere. Here’s exactly how the lamellar treatment works, so you can get glossy hair and magnetic shine, exclusively from Kérastase. Soft and silky is the only hair aesthetic you need in your life.

K Water Hair Treatment: How Does It Work?

We’re so glad you asked. The K Water hair treatment works in three simple steps:

  • Step 1: BATHE – Cleanse your hair with your your ideal Kérastase shampoo
  • Step 2: TREAT - Apply K Water and instantly rinse
  • Step 3: TEXTURISE – Time for your ultimate blow dry

The second step is where the magic happens. After your hair has been cleansed, the hair treatment is applied in-salon by your stylist to your lengths and ends, replacing the need for a mask or conditioner. Activated upon water, the lightweight molecules contained in this unique formula form an ultra-fine topcoat on the surface of your hair, for a visibly silky and glossy finish. The ingredients only target specific areas of your hair meaning lightweight and fluid hair is now a reality – say goodbye to bad hair days and say hello to softer shinier hair. And the best part is, it’s suitable for all hair types and textures, making it a must have treatment on every salon visit.

This hair treatment is ideal for those always on the go, but still prioritise sensational locks. With K Water, you can have both so it’s time to stop compromising. Once applied to the hair K Water works instantly to deliver flawless results, adding no time to your salon appointment but adding a whole lot to your hair. You’ll be able to reap the benefits of K Water up until your next wash, making it the perfect hair treatment when you want to look your best but running low on time.

How To Get The K Water Hair Treatment

For the latest news and updates on K Water, keep your finger on the pulse by following Kérastase on all social media channels. You’ll be the first to know exactly where and when this revolutionary lamellar treatment is available in salon. You can also sign up for the Kérastase newsletter to find out more about all the latest offerings and best products to try, recommended just for you.

How Lamellar Technology Is Revolutionising The Hair Industry

17 days ago

If there’s one hair trend you need on your radar this year, it’s lamellar technology: providing high shine and a glossy finish after just one shutter speed appointment, it’s the salon hair must have or the woman on the go, for flawless results in a flash. We’re diving deep into the realms of lamellar technology, so you know what to do the next time your locks are looking less than lustrous.

What Is Lamellar Technology?

Lamellar technology for hair is brought to you by Kérastase K Water, a brand new in-salon exclusive treatment harnessing this groundbreaking formula. The radiance-revealing hair treatment is composed of a unique blend of ultra-lightweight molecules, which are up to 10 times smaller than those found in traditional formulas. When activated upon water, these molecules from an ultra-fine topcoat on the surface of the hair. The result? An outstanding flawless finish. The product’s lamellar technology means that only areas of the hair that need it are targeted for a truly lightweight treatment.

The Benefits of Lamellar Technology For Hair

What can you expect from lamellar technology? Picture the perfect head of hair: it’s glossy, it’s silky, it’s shiny, it’s the ultimate fresh-out-the-salon finish. It sounds like a look achievable only after hours spent at the hairdressers, but this is the reality of lamellar technology: maximal professional results, in minimal time. Results are instant, gifting you ultra-lightweight and fluid locks with high shine with no wait time.

Who Can Benefit From Lamellar Technology?

If you’re looking for sublime radiance in your hair, you’re the perfect candidate for lamellar technology. Suitable for all hair types, it’s haircare magic – however, if your hair is very damaged or coarse, talk to your stylist about alternative treatments like Fusio-Dose, a bespoke treatment to fix 2 hair concerns. Your hairdresser will be able to answer any queries you may have about this exclusive revolutionary hair treatment - so make an appointment ASAP to discover the wonders of lamellar technology.

Get a flawless finish in a flash with K Water lamellar technology.

How To Benefit From Lamellar Technology

There’s no catch to benefiting from this revolutionary lamellar technology hair treatment: all you need to do is make an appointment at your salon and let your hairdresser take care of the rest. K Water will be coming to a salon near you from 2nd September!


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Clarifying shampoo or hair scrub: Which should you use?

2 months ago

Clarifying Shampoo or Hair Scrub: Which Should You Use?

When it comes to your haircare routine, do you know your clarifying shampoo from your hair scrub and what each treatment offers your tresses? We’re taking a closer look at the best way to upgrade how you care for your locks with the right products, starting straight from your shower. Here’s how to ensure that your haircare routine is incorporating everything your hair needs to thrive while respecting your scalp.

What is a clarifying shampoo and when should I use it?

Simply put, a clarifying shampoo gives your locks a much deeper cleanse than a normal shampoo ever could. Designed to remove stubborn build up from your locks, a weekly wash with a clarifying shampoo is just what the stylist ordered. For those who use a lot of styling products, this is a must. It removes remnants of hairsprays, wax and other regular use styling products (looking at you dry shampoo), hair oils, and other things you may not even thought were in your hair, like mineral deposits from hard-water, and chlorine from the swimming pool. It’s a good idea to incorporate clarifying shampoo as the first step into your haircare routine, alternating out your normal shampoo once a week for best results.

What’s a hair scrub?

Just as your exfoliate your face and body to eliminate dead cells for clearer skin, you should be doing this on your scalp too. Enter: hair scrubs, the latest trend in haircare that has salons buzzing. With a hair scrub like Kérastase Fusio-Scrub, now it’s easy to purify your scalp to create the ideal conditions to unveil lustrous and healthy hair. Like clarifying shampoo, the key here is moderate use- no more than twice a week, applied in place of your regular shampoo. This will help offer you a much deeper cleanse than a normal shampoo and help to remove dirt, oil, dead cells and pollution which can all make your hair feel weighed down and dull.

What's the best hair scrub for me?

Enriched with gentle exfoliants like sea salt minerals the Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Energisant is designed to care for normal to oily scalp conditions to help exfoliate the deeply-ingrained impurities found within the hair and scalp. Made with Salicylic acid and Vitamin B5, the formula improves skin comfort whilst helping to nourish your locks and prevent dryness. It helps to instantly reinject up to 72% more volume & up to 6x more shine after one application.

For those with normal to sensitive scalps, try Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Apaisant, enriched with Jojoba Seeds and Sweet Orange Peel to gently cleanse your scalp to remove dead cells and dirt particles, therefore, helping improve skin comfort and prevent dryness. Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Apaisant, therefore, helps to provide a soothing effect on the scalp.

Incorporate a clarifying shampoo and hair scrub into your haircare routine to target your specific hair needs, for beautiful results that start from the scalp!

Experience the ultimate deep cleanse with the Fusio-Scrub In Salon Service

Discover your personalised in salon Fusio-Scrub service. Combined with essential oils for an sensorial experience, this new in-salon service helps free the hair from dirt, oil, sweat and pollutants for boosted volume and shine, offering you our ultimate deep cleanse. Exclusively available at your local Kérastase salon.

How to get more volume in your hair

2 months ago

How to get more volume in your hair

If a lack of volume in your locks is getting you down, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re taking a look at the easiest way to pump up the body in your hair for voluminous results, and it all starts with a scalp scrub. Here’s what you need to know about this transformative haircare treatment, designed to give you volume and so much more, and why it belongs in your haircare routine from here on out.

Why is my hair lacking volume?

When it comes to a lack of volume in your locks, there are a number of common causes that may be to blame, and they all start at the roots. If you have an oil-prone scalp, the oils at the roots can creating a blanketing effect on your scalp and weigh down your tresses, therefore interfering with your dreams of volume. If an oily scalp is not your bag but you’re still experiencing lifeless lengths and a lack of volume, your scalp might be trying to tell you something. Impurities like dead skin, dirt particles, pollution and product build-up can collect on the scalp and contribute to the weighing down effect associated with a lack of volume. So if you’re a fan of styling products for volume for example a mousse, using these products too frequently may have the opposite effect if you’re not exfoliating them properly from your scalp and hair. Therefore, the best way to bring back volume to your locks is to ensure that your scalp is looked after and adequately cleansed, for healthy locks and voluminous results.

What’s the best way to add volume back to hair?

If the above description sounds all too familiar, then you need to add a scalp scrub into your haircare routine for instant root lift and added volume. For the oil-prone scalps, try Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Energisant. Enriched with Sea Salt, Salicylic Acid and Vitamin B6, the formulation helps to remove impurities and instantly reinject up to 72% more volume back into your locks after one application.

For those with normal to sensitive scalps, try Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Apaisant, enriched with Jojoba Seeds and Sweet Orange Peel to gently remove dirt particles and other impurities to improve scalp comfort, with vitamin B5 the formula nourishes the hair and prevents dryness. What’s more, this soothing gel scrub also adds up to 65% more volume after one use.

How do I incorporate a scalp scrub into my haircare routine?

The key here is moderation. Just as you shouldn’t be deeply exfoliating your face every day, the same rule applies to your scalp. Too much exfoliation can leave the skin sensitive, and clear away the essential oils your hair needs to thrive. It’s therefore recommended that you incorporate a scalp scrub once/twice a week into your current haircare routine. Replace your routine shampoo and apply your Kérastase Fusio-Scrub to wet hair, emulsify into the scalp and hair to gently remove all impurities from your scalp and hair. Then let it work its magic, proceed as normal to conditioning. Your hair will have had an ultimate deep cleanse for boosted volume and shine. It’s as easy as that.

Reinject volume back into your hair while gently exfoliating your locks, all with a scalp scrub designed for your specific haircare needs- try it today!

Experience an ultimate deep cleanse with the Fusio-Scrub In Salon Service

Discover your personalised in salon Fusio-Scrub service. Combined with essential oils for an sensorial experience, this new in-salon service helps free the hair from dirt, oil, sweat and pollutants for boosted volume and shine, offering you our ultimate deep cleanse. Exclusively available at your local Kérastase salon.

The Importance of a scalp scrub

2 months ago

The importance of a scalp scrub.

If you haven’t introduced scalp scrubs into your haircare routine yet, what are you waiting for? In the same way that your skin needs a regular exfoliation to clear away the bad stuff, your scalp needs it too. A scalp scrub is an essential treatment that your scalp and strands will love. Here’s how to incorporate Kérastase Fusio-Scrub into your haircare routine, for up to 22% cleaner hair, up to 79% more volume and up to 6x shiner hair.

Why does my hair need a scalp scrub?

When it comes to your skincare routine, you may know exactly what your skin is calling out for, such as a helpful dose of hydration, a good cleanse, or a deep exfoliation. The same needs apply to your scalp, after all, under all that hair, there’s skin there that needs attention too.

A scalp scrub is the perfect way to ensure that your scalp is looked after. It’s designed to clear away styling products, pollution, dead cells and other impurities that have the tendency to collect on your scalp. Remember: you can’t grow beautiful hair if you don’t create the right conditions for it to thrive. That’s why starting with the scalp is so important.

What’s the best scalp scrub for me?

We’re so glad you asked. Kérastase Fusio-Scrub is our answer to all your scalp-related exfoliation worries. Enriched with gentle exfoliants to effectively cleanse your scalp of any impurities that may build-up on your scalp. It also gives you up to 6x shinier hair*, as well as up to 79% more volume* - we love us a multi-benefit product!

If an oily scalp is something you know all about (ie. your hair tends to get visibly greasy after one day), you need Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Energisant in your life. Enriched with Sea Salt, Salicylic Acid and Vitamin B6 to help eliminate deeply ingrained impurities, it exfoliates both the hair and scalp for fresh results.

If your scalp is normal to sensitive, try Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Apaisant. Specifically designed to respect your sensitive skin. Enriched with Jojoba Seeds and Sweet Orange Peel to gently exfoliate your scalp to help remove dead cells and dirt particles. Also enriched with Madecassoside and Vitamin B5, the formula improves skin comfort whilst helping to nourish your locks and prevent dryness. Just what the stylist ordered!

How to use a scalp scrub

A scalp scrub can be worked in to your haircare routine once or twice a week. Once you’re in the shower and your hair is wet, work the scalp scrub into your locks. Then rinse fully to clear away all the impurities on your scalp and prepare it for the next step. Proceed to your conditioner once the scalp scrub is completely washed out, to ensure you’re getting the cleanest scalp experience.

Add a scalp scrub to your haircare routine today to revive your tresses and exfoliate your scalp in the most gentle way.

Experience an ultimate deep cleanse with the Fusio-Scrub In Salon Service

Discover your personalised in salon Fusio-Scrub service. Combined with essential oils for an sensorial experience, this new in-salon service helps free the hair from dirt, oil, sweat and pollutants for boosted volume and shine, offering you our ultimate deep cleanse. Exclusively available at your local Kérastase salon.

MySalon stories with This is Mothership

2 months ago


This is Mothership is a fashion & beauty destination for busy mamas, created by Samantha Silver and Gemma Breger. Sam is an award-winning beauty journalist and the beauty director at Stylist magazine while Gemma is one of the most in-demand fashion and celebrity stylists in London. With nearly two decades of experience between them, working on national newspapers, magazines and on television, for brands including Net a Porter, Marks & Spencer and The X Factor.

Describe your daily hair routine

Neither of us have the time we used to have to dedicate to our hair routine. We wash it probably every 3-4 days in the evening, rough dry it and then either straighten or tong it if we are working, or tie it on top of our heads in a ‘mum bun’ if we’re with the kids. Thinking about it our poor hair gets next to no TLC.


How does day-to-day life effect your hair routine?

It’s funny, we know that when our hair looks good, we feel good but we tend to end up doing our hair with a toddler on our knee so we can never concentrate on it too much. Rushing around from nursery drop off, commuting into town and then dealing with dinner, bath and bed for two kids each our hair is constantly being put up and down all day.


How does ‘good hair’ and going to the salon make you feel?

Our biggest luxury is a blow dry. Nothing else makes us feel as put together and presentable as when our hair looks good. We love any photo we take after a blow dry, it makes any outfit look amazing and the fact that we get to sit down for 40 minutes with no one disturbing us - and drink a hot cup of tea - is such a treat.


Why do you go to the salon?

For a rest! Lol. But really, for a little R'N'R and a feel good boost.


Best haircut and how it made you feel?

Gemma chopped all of her hair off recently and it’s changed her life, not only is it easier but she’s experimented

with so many new hair accessories. Sam recently found “the one” in David G at Hershesons who cuts her hair so perfectly.



Hair trend you embraced and want to forget?

Zig zag partings!


One hair product you can't live without?

Elixir Ultime - the gold one


Tell us how your hair feels after the Fusio-Dose treatment?

Expensive! Cared for! Swishy and shiny!


Why should I protect/care for my hair during the summer?

5 months ago

Summer days are all about being outdoors and enjoying the warm weather. Unfortunately, too much sun exposure can have a negative effect on your hair. We’re taking a closer look at the effects of the sun on your locks, and why it’s so important to protect your hair during the summer.

What effect does the sun have on hair?

You wouldn’t step out into the sun without adequate protection, so why would you treat your hair any differently? The sun can have a number of negative effects on your hair, resulting in:

  • Damaged strands that are more sensitised and prone to breakage
  • Colour fade, lightening or shade changes
  • Hair that is prone to tangles and knots
  • Dry hair that is prone to split ends and damage

The sun weakens your hair's protein structure, meaning that it loses moisture and reduces elasticity. When combined with wind, heat, salt and chlorine, this can be a recipe for disaster. And if your hair is already damaged, exposing it to the sun can make it even worse. An open cuticle exposed can cause dullness and dehydration while changing the look and texture of your hair. Your locks can become coarse, brittle and frizzy, and more difficult to style.

What’s the best way to care for your hair during the Summer?

Prior to stepping outside, make sure your locks are prepared for what’s to come with Kérastase UV Crème Sublime. This lightweight leave-in cream is designed to give your hair long-term shine and smoothness.An application of this anti-frizz cream is the perfect way to keep your hair looking great all summer long. Just remember to apply before and during sun exposure for best results.

Once you’re back inside, reach for Kérastase Bain Après-Soleil. This after-sun shampoo is enriched with coconut water and gently removes chlorine, salt and sand residue from your locks, restoring shine once more for healthy, vibrant tresses.

Cutting your ends can remove damage from the tips, but this doesn’t solve the problem at the roots and in the middle of your hair. The best solution for these parts? A powerful mask to replenish lost moisture and strengthen and invigorate hair once more. Try Kérastase Masque Après-Soleil. This lightweight mask provides nourishment and hydration, ideal for the summer months.

Enjoy the benefits of summer, minus the damage, with these tips!

The perfect summer haircare routine

5 months ago

When it comes to caring for your hair during summer, the most important thing is to include products that give your hair what it needs to thrive and be healthy. We’re checking off the perfect summer haircare routine to keep your locks shining. Sun protection, made easy!

What’s the best summer haircare routine for your locks?

A typical summer haircare routine should include a good helping of hydrating and nourishing products, as well as those that help to fight the effects of sun exposure on your hair. Here’s our foul proof 4 part plan for the ideal summer haircare routine:

1. A great way to start off your perfect summer haircare routine is with Kérastase Bain Après-Soleil. This after-sun, coconut water-enriched shampoo helps gently remove chlorine, salt and sand from your locks, helping to cleanse and protect them from dryness. Leaving your hair more resistant and soft. After working it into your scalp and lengths, hair feels hydrated and refreshed.

2. While you’re still in the shower, don’t forget mask time! Enriched with coconut water, Kérastase Masque Après-Soleil is a deep recovery mask that helps to replenish hydration after exposure to the elements of summer. When applied on cleansed hair, it helps to smooth down the hair fibre for better uniformity from root to tip without weighing down your locks. Leave in for 5-10 minutes for best results, before rinsing thoroughly.

3. Once you’re out of the shower, next up is applying your styling products. And we’ve got two just for you! If you’re after a sensual scented leave-in moisturising cream enriched with vitamin E, try Kérastase UV Crème Sublime. This cream helps to prevent dryness, and is perfectly suited for dry or wet hair application. It helps to protect your hair from external aggressors, while instantly boosting radiance. Alternatively, you can apply a spritz of Kérastase Huile Sirène, a leave-in spray that enhances natural beach waves. The perfect way to define your relaxed beach style, this spray helps to keep frizz away while softening your hair.

Summer Hair Products and Styles For Hot Summer Days

5 months ago

Summer Haircare: Summer Hair Products and Styles For Hot Summer Days

What’s the perfect way to style your hair on hot summer days? With the best products and looks of course! Here’s how to keep your locks looking fresh and on form, for oh-so-natural style. Summer haircare has never been so easy.

What are the best summer styles and how do you achieve them?

When it comes to summer styles, the best ones have three things in common:

they keep your hair looking natural, they’re easy to pull off and most importantly, they help keep your hair protected and treat it right. Here are our top 3 summer hair looks:

1. Beach waves

The quintessential look of summer, beach waves are a must. Easy to do, flawless to wear, we’re all about channeling our inner-beach babe and Kérastase Huile Sirène is the ideal product to get you there. This leave-in spray helps to define and enhance your natural curls to make beach waves. Enriched with Babassu oil, it helps to instantly soften your hair for touchably smooth texture- ideal for the perfect beach waves look. Hair is radiant, looks frizz-free and ready to take on summer with this style.

2. Braids

This fuss-free look doubles up on style! We’re big fans of loose French braids that help keep your tresses out of your face, and your hair game on point. Before forming the braids, work Kérastase UV Crème Sublime into your lengths and ends, to help prevent dryness and tame frizz. Enriched with Vitamin E, this cream helps to give your hair a silky-smooth finish, and provides enough texture to make braiding easy. It also helps to protect against whatever summer throws at you, and looking good while doing so.

3. Low ponytail

A low ponytail is a great way to keep your hair off your shoulders, but stylishly. And it looks even better when your hair is smooth, shiny and frizz-free. Achieve this with Kérastase UV Crème Sublime, work into your lengths and ends, to help prevent dryness and tame frizz for a silky-smooth finish.

Whatever the style you opt for, hair in the summer has the tendency to be drier (thanks sun!) therefore, it’s important to choose an after-sun shampoo and masque that addresses this need. For after sun care, try Kérastase Bain Après-Soleil. Enriched with coconut water, it helps to remove the residue of summer (such as chlorine, salt and sand) in order to cleanse your locks without drying them out. This after-sun shampoo works hand in hand with the Kérastase Masque Après-Soleil to restore smoothness and shine.

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How can I keep my hair healthy in summer?

5 months ago

You heard it here first - it is possible for your hair to look healthy in summer! Here’s the pro-approved checklist you need to make sure your hair is in tip top shape all summer long to make sun damage a thing of the past, for good.

4 steps to healthy hair in summer

1. Start with the right shampoo

As hair in summer has the tendency to be drier (thanks sun!) it’s important to choose a shampoo that addresses this need. For after sun care, try Kérastase Bain Après-Soleil. Enriched with coconut water, it helps to remove the residue of summer (such as chlorine, salt and sand) in order to cleanse your locks without drying them out. This after-sun shampoo enhances hair body and restores smoothness and shine.

2. Use a weekly mask

Kérastase Masque Après-Soleil is the perfect way to replenish the hair’s hydration levels after sun, sand and salt exposure. When applied, this restorative mask smoothes the hair fibre from root to tip. It helps to remove frizz, and smooth the hair fibre, the perfect antidote to repairing your sun-exposed locks in order to minimise any damage.

3. Apply a moisturising cream

When it comes to summer haircare, you can never get enough moisture. To keep your hair silky-smooth, we love Kérastase UV Crème Sublime. This leave-in moisturising cream isenriched with vitamin E and helps prevent dryness and tame frizz. Keep the effects of sun-exposure far away from your luscious locks with this restorative cream.

4. Spritz away for definition

Kérastase Huile Sirène is an irresistible leave-in spray that helps to define and enhance natural beach waves. After spraying, hair feels softer, more radiant and defined, without feeling rigid or crunchy in texture. Ideal for summer days spent outdoors to rock beautiful beachy locks!

With these 4 easy ways to keep your hair healthy in the summer, you’ll be able to flaunt gorgeous locks from sunup to sundown.

8h Magic Night Serum: the perfect travel companion

6 months ago

8h Magic Night Serum: the perfect travel companion

When it comes to handy haircare, the new Nutritive 8h Magic Night Serum by Kérastase is the perfect travel companion. A practical size, for travel-perfect hair.

Travelling with great hair

Whether you’re on a long-haul or a short flight hop, it can be difficult to maintain a haircare routine when travelling. But because the holidays provide such Insta-worthy opportunities, it would be a shame if your hair wasn’t on top photo-form as you touch down.

The solution: travel-sized haircare! The 8h Magic Night Serum from Kérastase comes in a 90ml bottle, making it ideal for carrying in your hand luggage (where often liquids are limited to 100ml).

Forget jetlagged hair and focus on fun

Long flight? When flicking between in-flight movies, add a few drops to the lengths and ends of the hair, then put on your eye mask and wake up at your destination with smooth, shiny hair. Plus, you don’t need to wash the serum out afterwards, so you can head straight to the beach, slopes or city lights.

Short getaway? Get the most out of a short trip by not having to worry about washing and drying – just apply the serum after exploring the sights, and wake up the next day with fresh, nourished-feeling hair that’s ready to go again, no need for styling.

Simply take a moment to apply 2-4 pumps into the lengths and ends of your hair, and enjoy your lightweight, silky smooth fragrant fresh hair.Enjoy your holiday!

Step into spring with nourished hair

6 months ago

Step into spring with nourished hair

Spring is in the hair! As weather gets warmer and we take off our winter hats, the damage done to our hair over the previous months can become apparent...

What winter does to our hair: two major concerns

Dryness: A common hair concern noticed after winter is dryness. But with all that rain, how is that possible? In fact, it’s the cold air combined with central heating that can strip moisture out of the hair. The result is frizz, a straw-like texture.

How to care for hair post-winter

To nourish dry, damaged hair, it’s important to start with a shampoo and conditioner formulated for your specific hair concerns. Not just a “one case fits all” treatment, the Nutritive range includes the Bain Satin 1, Bain Satin 2 and Bain Magistral shampoos for different levels of dryness, including dry, very dry and severely hair.

Follow with the Lait Vital conditioner or Masquintense deeply nourishing masque, also from the Nutritive collection, and finish by applying the new 8h Magic Night Serum, a lightweight hair serum for thorough overnight nourishment. Just a few drops on the lengths and ends will give you shiny, soft and healthy-feeling hair that you don’t have to wash in the morning.

Worried about harming your dry hair with styling tools? Don’t forget to use Nectar Thermique, also from Kérastase, a non-greasy heat-protecting cream for dry hair.

How to perfect your bedtime hair routine

6 months ago

How to perfect your bedtime hair routine

Take care of your hair while you catch up on some shut-eye by using these key tips on night time haircare, and wake up runway-ready!

What we love about a thorough night-time haircare treatment is how easy it is. Once you’ve applied your treatment and secured your hair in place, all that’s left is to close your eyes and start counting sheep...

What treatment should you be using on your hair, and why?

The night-time is the perfect opportunity to apply a deeply nourishing hair treatment like the new Nutritive 8h Magic Night serum by Kérastase. It gradually absorbs into the hair fibre, caring for your hair as you sleep. Plus, it doesn’t need to be washed out when you wake up, making it ideal for anyone with a fast-paced lifestyle. The result is luxuriously nourished hair from the moment your alarm rings.

3 top tips about caring for hair while you sleep.

As well as treating your hair to a nourishing night hair serum, here are some key haircare tips that can really help protect against damage and promote overall hair quality:

  • Help prevent night-time hair breakage caused by tossing and turning by using a soft silk pillowcase and make sure you wash them regularly
  • Use a silk scrunchie to tie up your hair at night. Not only are they back in fashion, but they can help keep the shape of your hair and can be a lot gentler on the hair than regular elastics.
  • Make sure you brush your hair from root to tip before going to bed, this will release tangles and help distribute your natural oils, helping you wake up with shiny, healthy hair.

Make the most of your forty winks with a nourishing hair treatment, for hair that’s ready to face the day!

Does your hair need an overnight treatment?

6 months ago

Does your hair need an overnight treatment?

In the past, overnight beauty treatments have been focused on skincare. But why not our hair too? Let’s start treating our hair with as much love as our skin, and help improve its beauty and quality with an overnight treatment. Introducing the new 8h Magic Night Serum for hair from the Nutritive collection by Kérastase!

A nourishing overnight serum for the hair

Just like our skin, hair suffers from aggressions throughout the day, and night-time offers the perfect opportunity for revitalisation and nourishment. The new Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum is the hair care answer to a night time skin care ritual. Applied in one simple step just before bed, it intensely nourishes your hair whilst you sleep. The lightweight formula, containing iris root extract and blend of 5 essential vitamins, leaves hair feeling lightweight and irresistibly soft to the touch. With its beautiful fragrance designed to develop whilst you sleep, this is the perfect addition to your night time beauty regime.

Hair protection at night?

While aggressors such as pollutants and harsh weather elements are reduced at night, there are other ways your hair can become damaged while you sleep. Tossing and turning during the night can cause friction and static leaving your hair frizzy in the morning and when you turn up the central heating to get that cosy feeling, your hair is more likely to become dry.This explains the origin of the word “bedhead”.

Night-time serum for all hair types

The 8h Magic Night Serum can be adapted for all different hair types that have one concern in common: dryness.

On fine dry hair, apply the serum to the lengths and ends to avoid weighing it down.

For normal-to-dry hair, apply a few drops of serum throughout the hair.

On thick and very dry hair, apply the serum through hair, then focus application on the driest zones.

Running late? Great hair from the word Go

One of our key concerns when it comes to haircare is not having the time to treat it properly. Which is where the 8h Magic Night Serum really shows its innovation: there’s no need to wash it out in the morning! Hair feels nourished and strengthened, with a healthy shine.

What is a toner?

9 months ago

What is a toner?

You might have heard about a toner when it comes to your skincare routine, but what about in haircare? Let’s take a look at the most common colour concerns, and how a hair toner can help.

What is a toner?

Unlike in skincare, where a toner is used to tighten the skin, in haircare a toner is for re-balancing or personalising colours due to discolouration or fading. There are two types of hair toners: the one used by your hairstylist after lightening your hair, and one that can be found in some everyday products that helps preserve and boost your colour.

Common hair colour concerns

The most common hair colour issues are 1) brassiness developing in newly colour treated blonde hair as the toner wears off and the colour beneath shows through, and 2) brunette hair gradually showing increasingly red/orange tones due to lightning (sun exposure, over-washing etc.). Henna, a natural hair dye, can also produce unexpected colour results. It’s always recommended to visit a professional if you’re thinking about changing your hair colour.

How does a toner work?

A toner works according to the colour wheel, counter-balancing the unwanted tone by adding a colour from the opposite side of the spectrum. Take yellow/blonde, for example. What colour is opposite? Purple! So, by adding a purple tint to the hair, it loses its brassy shade. Try our anti-brass purple shampoo, Bain Ultra-Violet and perfecting mask, Masque Ultra-Violet from the new Blond Absolu range to neutralise brassy tones.There are many different shades of toner used when lightening hair, creating different colours from ashy blonde to striking platinum. It all depends on your vision for your hair.

What is purple shampoo?

9 months ago

What is purple shampoo? Everything you need to know on how to care for blonde hair.

Blonde hair comes in many forms, from natural, highlights, balayage through to ombre. Read on for how to care for blonde hair, as well as our top recommendations for shiny, illuminating and voluminous locks.

Let's start with the basics, and probably why you’re reading this article. What is purple shampoo & what does it do for blonde hair?

1. Purple shampoo was invented to counteract the brassy tones that can sometimes develop in colour treated blonde hair. It, unsurprisingly, contains blue and purple pigments that counteract the unwanted yellow hues.

2. The effect of purple shampoo, however, is only temporary and should be used roughly 2 times a week along-side a shampoo and conditioner for colour treated hair. If you’ve noticed severe discolouration in your blonde hair, it’s best to visit a stylist and ask about a toning service.

3. Be careful about sun exposure, which can cause colour fade, discolouration and hair damage. Try the Micro-Voile Protector mist, a light spray that protects your hair and its colour from the sun, salt and chlorinated water.

Do I need purple shampoo for my blonde hair?

If you have colour-treated blonde hair, a professional formula purple shampoo is a good idea in order to boost your radiance, reduce damage and prevent gradual colour fade. If you’re a natural blonde, we recommend to ask your stylist for a Kérastase consultation so that you can better understand your hair needs and the right ritual for you.


There are four steps for caring for blonde colour treated hair:

  • Use shampoo designed for blonde hair such as our New Blond Absolu Bain Lumiére. This Hyaluronic Acid infused shampoo is a lightweight formula ideal for lightened, highlighted or grey hair. The gentle cleansing formula soothes and hydrates hair from root to tip, with a lightweight feel. Bain Lumiere iluminates blonde hair, purifies hair from pollution and removes dulling agents. Enriched with a combination of Hyaluronic Acid and Edelweiss flower, the product prevents damage and protects the hair fibre. Hair is cleansed, with a radiant shine and nourished to the tip.
  • Add a violet shampoo into your routine twice a week, like our new Bain Ultra-Violet. This will help to boost the radiance and help to protect the colour.
  • A weekly hair masque will add a layer of nourishment and hair will consequently look healthier and shinier. Try Blond Absolu's new Masque Ultra-Violet to neutralise brassy tones. Leave on for five to ten minutes for maximum neutralisation.
  • Make sure to protect your hair from heat by regularly using Blond Absolu's Cicaplasme, as the new universal heat-protecting serum. Lastly, be careful about sun exposure, which can cause colour fade, discolouration and hair damage.

How to care for blonde hair

9 months ago

Blonde hair looks its best when glossy and smooth. So what are the best ways to prevent dullness, damage and discolouration happening to your beloved blonde locks? We’ve got 4 tips to care for your blonde hair.

HOW TO CARE FOR BLONDE HAIR

  • Gentle Cleanse
    • Protect your blonde hair colour by using a gentle lightweight formula shampoo; perfect to sooth and hydrate hair from root to top, while illuminating blonde tones.
  • Keep conditioned
    • Conditioner specifically formulated for lightened hair will help your blonde last for longer, and maintain a good condition.
    • A restorative conditioner, like our Cicaflash, will give a super shot of care to your blonde hair, leaving it feeling silky soft and hydrated
  • Maintain your perfect tone
    • A violet shampoo, like our Bain Ultra-Violet, used twice a week will help to neutralise brassiness and unwanted yellow tones in blonde or grey hair, for a nourished cool blonde. You can also use a violet mask, like our new Blond Absolu Masque Ultra-Violet, to neutralise brassiness and care for your blonde hair.
  • Perfect your style
    • A leave-in heat protector can really help to care for blonde hair while helping to protect the hair from heat damage. Try the new Cicaplasme, a universal heat-protecting serum from the Blond Absolu range that offers up to 230 degrees heat protection

Nourish your hair this Autumn

1 years ago

Why does your hair become dry and brittle during the summer, and how can you prevent it from becoming damaged? It’s all a question of keeping hair nourished and hydrated. Here’s how!

Why do I have dry hair?

Dry hair can be caused three mains factors:

  1. Genetics

Mother Nature can be kind and not so kind when it comes to our hair. Some of us are just born with naturally dry hair, like our skin type and eye/hair colour. This means your hair will always require a helping hand to keep it nourished all-year-long, but particularly during the dry summer months.

  1. Physiological

Many people find their hair becomes dry at certain periods during their lifetime. A whole range of physiological factors can play an important role in hair quality. The menopause, pregnancy and certain medications, for example, can have an effect on your hair, at times leaving it feeling dry and fragile. Combine this with the damaging effects of UV rays, and hair quality can really suffer under the sun.

  1. The environment

Summer holidays might mean an escape from urban pollution and work-related stress, but there are hidden risks when it comes to your hair. UV rays, salt water and chemicals used in swimming pools can all cause dry, damaged, tangled and even discoloured hair.

Repair and protect dry hair

The answer to dry hair concerns is all about nourishment in the form of tailored haircare. But not all dry hair requires the same treatment. Kérastase offers a wide range of nourishing haircare that can be personalised depending on your level of dry hair. Visit your nearest Kérastase salon for a diagnosis and recommendation.

The first step in nourishing your dry hair is the shampoo you use. The Bain Satin1, Bain Satin 2, and Bain Magistral shampoos are each formulated for different degrees of dryness, from slightly dry to severely sensitised and dry locks.

Finish with a nourishing conditioner or leave-in treatment: the three expert conditioning formulas available in the range are ideal for the summer when hair can become particularly dry. Plus, they can be used together in different dosages depending on your dryness diagnosis to offer the perfect personalised hair treatment!

Hair Travel Essentials

1 years ago

Sunscreen isn’t the only thing you should be thinking about when on holiday; keeping your hair in tip-top condition is also important. Keep your colour and prevent damage with the best hair travel products, ensuring that your locks are healthy-looking and glossy enough to outshine the sun!

Holiday hair hazards:

The Soleil haircare collection from Kérastase provides you with the essentials to care for your hair from whatever your holiday throws at it!

Sun Damage:

Sun damage isn’t just a risk for your skin – hair can also suffer from damaging UV rays. Research has shown that excessive sun exposure is the most frequent case of hair fibre structural damage – affecting both the colour and quality of the hair.*

Thankfully, there are several options when it comes to caring for sun-exposed hair. The Kérastase Micro-Voile Protecteur, for example, contains UV filters, mineral oils and shine-enhancing polymers. For a pampering post-sun treatment, the Masque UV Défense Active is specially formulated to repair hair from the drying effects of sun-exposure.

Sea Water:

In small doses, sea water can give hair that effortless tousled surfer-girl look. However, constantly ducking in and out of the waves can be a recipe for dry, dull hair. Not only can it cause some serious tangles, it can also leave hair looking dull and brittle due to the high concentration of salt.

After a day spent surfing, sailing, or simply playing in the sea, apply a nourishing and de-tangling after-sun treatment like the Bain Après-Soleil, a gentle shampoo designed to deeply cleanse and protect the hair fibre. Then detangle with our nourishing Masque UV Défense Active, to restore the effects of surface damage.

Pool Perils:

If you prefer the gentle lapping of a pool to salty sea waves, you still need to make sure you give your hair a bit of TLC. But don’t worry – the Micro-Voile Protecteur from Kérastase gives you a fine, dry and light mist to leave your hair feeling protected and beautified.

Lastly, for an all-in-one treatment to repair and defend hair from ‘holiday hair’, apply the leave-in CC Crème before and after a long day of sun, sea and relaxation.

The Kérastase Soleil collection keeps your hair looking healthy, glossy and holiday ready!

* https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19138021

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How To Achieve The Perfect Party Hair In An Instant

17 days ago

How to achieve the perfect party hair in an instant

If your professional calendar is just as crammed as your social one, you’ll be no stranger to the following predicament: having a special occasion to attend, but lacking the necessary minutes to dedicate to that all important soirée prep. We get it – and that’s why we’re here to offer you an instant solution: introducing Kérastase K Water, a hair treatment providing you with the flawless hair you crave in a flash.

How to Get Instant Party Ready Hair

The blow dry: it’s an occasion favourite and timeless classic. The only problem is, achieving this perfect look requires a whole lot of time spent in the salon chair, a precious resource most women don’t have. Say hello to K Water, an in-salon treatment rewriting all these rules thanks to its game changing formula. Leveraging lamellar technology and requiring no leave-in time, it forms an ultra-fine top coat on your locks creating the ultimate canvas for the perfect blow dry. Hair is immediately softer, shinier, sleeker and silkier, as well as more manageable and fluid. The only thing left on your to-do list? Pay a visit to your salon, and sit back and enjoy maximal blow dry results.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on your flawless blow dry, sign up for the Kérastase newsletter today: you’ll be the first to know when this exclusive treatment becomes available at your local hairdressers’. Get ready for instant perfection at every occasion.

Flawless perfection: how to get the ultimate shiny hair

17 days ago

Having shiny hair is the secret to elevating and transforming your locks from lack lustre to lustrous, and we’ve got the ticket to getting this right. We’re big fans of flawlessly perfect locks, and with K Water from Kérastase, you’re guaranteed the ultimate revolutionary haircare treatment for easier styling to make blow drying your locks a breeze. Here’s the scoop on how to get the three most important S’s when it comes to your tresses: shine, sleekness and softness, now easily achievable at your stylist’s fingertips.

How to Get The Ultimate Shiny Hair

When it comes to hair goals, having shiny, smooth and sleek hair is the golden standard. After all, nothing says health looking hair like this gorgeous combination. We all know that for a good hair day to fall into place, you need your perfect haircare regime - the right shampoo, treatment and styling. Get this right, and healthy, shiny hair is the final result. This is where the K Water hair saviour comes in, ensuring flawless in a flash. The innovative formula uses new lamellar technology to form an ultra-fine top coat on your locks. Just like applying a high shine top coat for the perfect manicure, K Water coats the surface for sleek, soft and shiny hair.

It is applied in-salon after your hair has been washed, replacing your usual conditioner or mask. Upon contact with water, the innovative molecules in the lamellar technology formula are activated, gifting you shiny, lightweight and fluid hair with no leave-in time needed. We love a hardworking treatment that makes effortless styling oh-so-achievable in no time at all.

Bolster Your Blowdry With K Water

The laundry list of benefits that K Water provides - from easier manageability to sensational softness- can go a long way in your ramping up your blow dry, a key asset within your shiny hair toolkit. With its advanced haircare technology, K Water is your blow dry’s new best friend, taking it to the next level to start a great hair day. When K Water is applied by your stylist, you’re guaranteed a polished finish, banish your fly aways and kiss bad hair days goodbye! The only thing we have time for is sleek hair that’s silky soft to the touch. Your blow dry just got a whole lot better thanks to K Water.

Sign up for the Kérastase newsletter now to find out exactly when this transformative treatment becomes available at your salon, to ensure you’re putting your hair first for full-wattage shine, all day long.

Introducing K Water hair treatment: the secret to glossy, shiny locks straight from the salon

17 days ago

If you’re looking to achieve lustrous locks in half the time, you need to know about the latest hair treatment that’s soon to set the haircare world on fire. Introducing K Water: the flawless finisher that will revolutionise your blow dry. We’ve got the inside scoop on this exclusive in-salon treatment that, trust us, is soon to be the latest buzzword on the lips of hair experts everywhere. Here’s exactly how the lamellar treatment works, so you can get glossy hair and magnetic shine, exclusively from Kérastase. Soft and silky is the only hair aesthetic you need in your life.

K Water Hair Treatment: How Does It Work?

We’re so glad you asked. The K Water hair treatment works in three simple steps:

  • Step 1: BATHE – Cleanse your hair with your your ideal Kérastase shampoo
  • Step 2: TREAT - Apply K Water and instantly rinse
  • Step 3: TEXTURISE – Time for your ultimate blow dry

The second step is where the magic happens. After your hair has been cleansed, the hair treatment is applied in-salon by your stylist to your lengths and ends, replacing the need for a mask or conditioner. Activated upon water, the lightweight molecules contained in this unique formula form an ultra-fine topcoat on the surface of your hair, for a visibly silky and glossy finish. The ingredients only target specific areas of your hair meaning lightweight and fluid hair is now a reality – say goodbye to bad hair days and say hello to softer shinier hair. And the best part is, it’s suitable for all hair types and textures, making it a must have treatment on every salon visit.

This hair treatment is ideal for those always on the go, but still prioritise sensational locks. With K Water, you can have both so it’s time to stop compromising. Once applied to the hair K Water works instantly to deliver flawless results, adding no time to your salon appointment but adding a whole lot to your hair. You’ll be able to reap the benefits of K Water up until your next wash, making it the perfect hair treatment when you want to look your best but running low on time.

How To Get The K Water Hair Treatment

For the latest news and updates on K Water, keep your finger on the pulse by following Kérastase on all social media channels. You’ll be the first to know exactly where and when this revolutionary lamellar treatment is available in salon. You can also sign up for the Kérastase newsletter to find out more about all the latest offerings and best products to try, recommended just for you.

How Lamellar Technology Is Revolutionising The Hair Industry

17 days ago

If there’s one hair trend you need on your radar this year, it’s lamellar technology: providing high shine and a glossy finish after just one shutter speed appointment, it’s the salon hair must have or the woman on the go, for flawless results in a flash. We’re diving deep into the realms of lamellar technology, so you know what to do the next time your locks are looking less than lustrous.

What Is Lamellar Technology?

Lamellar technology for hair is brought to you by Kérastase K Water, a brand new in-salon exclusive treatment harnessing this groundbreaking formula. The radiance-revealing hair treatment is composed of a unique blend of ultra-lightweight molecules, which are up to 10 times smaller than those found in traditional formulas. When activated upon water, these molecules from an ultra-fine topcoat on the surface of the hair. The result? An outstanding flawless finish. The product’s lamellar technology means that only areas of the hair that need it are targeted for a truly lightweight treatment.

The Benefits of Lamellar Technology For Hair

What can you expect from lamellar technology? Picture the perfect head of hair: it’s glossy, it’s silky, it’s shiny, it’s the ultimate fresh-out-the-salon finish. It sounds like a look achievable only after hours spent at the hairdressers, but this is the reality of lamellar technology: maximal professional results, in minimal time. Results are instant, gifting you ultra-lightweight and fluid locks with high shine with no wait time.

Who Can Benefit From Lamellar Technology?

If you’re looking for sublime radiance in your hair, you’re the perfect candidate for lamellar technology. Suitable for all hair types, it’s haircare magic – however, if your hair is very damaged or coarse, talk to your stylist about alternative treatments like Fusio-Dose, a bespoke treatment to fix 2 hair concerns. Your hairdresser will be able to answer any queries you may have about this exclusive revolutionary hair treatment - so make an appointment ASAP to discover the wonders of lamellar technology.

Get a flawless finish in a flash with K Water lamellar technology.

How To Benefit From Lamellar Technology

There’s no catch to benefiting from this revolutionary lamellar technology hair treatment: all you need to do is make an appointment at your salon and let your hairdresser take care of the rest. K Water will be coming to a salon near you from 2nd September!


Clarifying shampoo or hair scrub: Which should you use?

2 months ago

Clarifying Shampoo or Hair Scrub: Which Should You Use?

When it comes to your haircare routine, do you know your clarifying shampoo from your hair scrub and what each treatment offers your tresses? We’re taking a closer look at the best way to upgrade how you care for your locks with the right products, starting straight from your shower. Here’s how to ensure that your haircare routine is incorporating everything your hair needs to thrive while respecting your scalp.

What is a clarifying shampoo and when should I use it?

Simply put, a clarifying shampoo gives your locks a much deeper cleanse than a normal shampoo ever could. Designed to remove stubborn build up from your locks, a weekly wash with a clarifying shampoo is just what the stylist ordered. For those who use a lot of styling products, this is a must. It removes remnants of hairsprays, wax and other regular use styling products (looking at you dry shampoo), hair oils, and other things you may not even thought were in your hair, like mineral deposits from hard-water, and chlorine from the swimming pool. It’s a good idea to incorporate clarifying shampoo as the first step into your haircare routine, alternating out your normal shampoo once a week for best results.

What’s a hair scrub?

Just as your exfoliate your face and body to eliminate dead cells for clearer skin, you should be doing this on your scalp too. Enter: hair scrubs, the latest trend in haircare that has salons buzzing. With a hair scrub like Kérastase Fusio-Scrub, now it’s easy to purify your scalp to create the ideal conditions to unveil lustrous and healthy hair. Like clarifying shampoo, the key here is moderate use- no more than twice a week, applied in place of your regular shampoo. This will help offer you a much deeper cleanse than a normal shampoo and help to remove dirt, oil, dead cells and pollution which can all make your hair feel weighed down and dull.

What's the best hair scrub for me?

Enriched with gentle exfoliants like sea salt minerals the Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Energisant is designed to care for normal to oily scalp conditions to help exfoliate the deeply-ingrained impurities found within the hair and scalp. Made with Salicylic acid and Vitamin B5, the formula improves skin comfort whilst helping to nourish your locks and prevent dryness. It helps to instantly reinject up to 72% more volume & up to 6x more shine after one application.

For those with normal to sensitive scalps, try Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Apaisant, enriched with Jojoba Seeds and Sweet Orange Peel to gently cleanse your scalp to remove dead cells and dirt particles, therefore, helping improve skin comfort and prevent dryness. Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Apaisant, therefore, helps to provide a soothing effect on the scalp.

Incorporate a clarifying shampoo and hair scrub into your haircare routine to target your specific hair needs, for beautiful results that start from the scalp!

Experience the ultimate deep cleanse with the Fusio-Scrub In Salon Service

Discover your personalised in salon Fusio-Scrub service. Combined with essential oils for an sensorial experience, this new in-salon service helps free the hair from dirt, oil, sweat and pollutants for boosted volume and shine, offering you our ultimate deep cleanse. Exclusively available at your local Kérastase salon.

How to get more volume in your hair

2 months ago

How to get more volume in your hair

If a lack of volume in your locks is getting you down, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re taking a look at the easiest way to pump up the body in your hair for voluminous results, and it all starts with a scalp scrub. Here’s what you need to know about this transformative haircare treatment, designed to give you volume and so much more, and why it belongs in your haircare routine from here on out.

Why is my hair lacking volume?

When it comes to a lack of volume in your locks, there are a number of common causes that may be to blame, and they all start at the roots. If you have an oil-prone scalp, the oils at the roots can creating a blanketing effect on your scalp and weigh down your tresses, therefore interfering with your dreams of volume. If an oily scalp is not your bag but you’re still experiencing lifeless lengths and a lack of volume, your scalp might be trying to tell you something. Impurities like dead skin, dirt particles, pollution and product build-up can collect on the scalp and contribute to the weighing down effect associated with a lack of volume. So if you’re a fan of styling products for volume for example a mousse, using these products too frequently may have the opposite effect if you’re not exfoliating them properly from your scalp and hair. Therefore, the best way to bring back volume to your locks is to ensure that your scalp is looked after and adequately cleansed, for healthy locks and voluminous results.

What’s the best way to add volume back to hair?

If the above description sounds all too familiar, then you need to add a scalp scrub into your haircare routine for instant root lift and added volume. For the oil-prone scalps, try Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Energisant. Enriched with Sea Salt, Salicylic Acid and Vitamin B6, the formulation helps to remove impurities and instantly reinject up to 72% more volume back into your locks after one application.

For those with normal to sensitive scalps, try Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Apaisant, enriched with Jojoba Seeds and Sweet Orange Peel to gently remove dirt particles and other impurities to improve scalp comfort, with vitamin B5 the formula nourishes the hair and prevents dryness. What’s more, this soothing gel scrub also adds up to 65% more volume after one use.

How do I incorporate a scalp scrub into my haircare routine?

The key here is moderation. Just as you shouldn’t be deeply exfoliating your face every day, the same rule applies to your scalp. Too much exfoliation can leave the skin sensitive, and clear away the essential oils your hair needs to thrive. It’s therefore recommended that you incorporate a scalp scrub once/twice a week into your current haircare routine. Replace your routine shampoo and apply your Kérastase Fusio-Scrub to wet hair, emulsify into the scalp and hair to gently remove all impurities from your scalp and hair. Then let it work its magic, proceed as normal to conditioning. Your hair will have had an ultimate deep cleanse for boosted volume and shine. It’s as easy as that.

Reinject volume back into your hair while gently exfoliating your locks, all with a scalp scrub designed for your specific haircare needs- try it today!

Experience an ultimate deep cleanse with the Fusio-Scrub In Salon Service

Discover your personalised in salon Fusio-Scrub service. Combined with essential oils for an sensorial experience, this new in-salon service helps free the hair from dirt, oil, sweat and pollutants for boosted volume and shine, offering you our ultimate deep cleanse. Exclusively available at your local Kérastase salon.

The Importance of a scalp scrub

2 months ago

The importance of a scalp scrub.

If you haven’t introduced scalp scrubs into your haircare routine yet, what are you waiting for? In the same way that your skin needs a regular exfoliation to clear away the bad stuff, your scalp needs it too. A scalp scrub is an essential treatment that your scalp and strands will love. Here’s how to incorporate Kérastase Fusio-Scrub into your haircare routine, for up to 22% cleaner hair, up to 79% more volume and up to 6x shiner hair.

Why does my hair need a scalp scrub?

When it comes to your skincare routine, you may know exactly what your skin is calling out for, such as a helpful dose of hydration, a good cleanse, or a deep exfoliation. The same needs apply to your scalp, after all, under all that hair, there’s skin there that needs attention too.

A scalp scrub is the perfect way to ensure that your scalp is looked after. It’s designed to clear away styling products, pollution, dead cells and other impurities that have the tendency to collect on your scalp. Remember: you can’t grow beautiful hair if you don’t create the right conditions for it to thrive. That’s why starting with the scalp is so important.

What’s the best scalp scrub for me?

We’re so glad you asked. Kérastase Fusio-Scrub is our answer to all your scalp-related exfoliation worries. Enriched with gentle exfoliants to effectively cleanse your scalp of any impurities that may build-up on your scalp. It also gives you up to 6x shinier hair*, as well as up to 79% more volume* - we love us a multi-benefit product!

If an oily scalp is something you know all about (ie. your hair tends to get visibly greasy after one day), you need Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Energisant in your life. Enriched with Sea Salt, Salicylic Acid and Vitamin B6 to help eliminate deeply ingrained impurities, it exfoliates both the hair and scalp for fresh results.

If your scalp is normal to sensitive, try Kérastase Fusio-Scrub Scrub Apaisant. Specifically designed to respect your sensitive skin. Enriched with Jojoba Seeds and Sweet Orange Peel to gently exfoliate your scalp to help remove dead cells and dirt particles. Also enriched with Madecassoside and Vitamin B5, the formula improves skin comfort whilst helping to nourish your locks and prevent dryness. Just what the stylist ordered!

How to use a scalp scrub

A scalp scrub can be worked in to your haircare routine once or twice a week. Once you’re in the shower and your hair is wet, work the scalp scrub into your locks. Then rinse fully to clear away all the impurities on your scalp and prepare it for the next step. Proceed to your conditioner once the scalp scrub is completely washed out, to ensure you’re getting the cleanest scalp experience.

Add a scalp scrub to your haircare routine today to revive your tresses and exfoliate your scalp in the most gentle way.

Experience an ultimate deep cleanse with the Fusio-Scrub In Salon Service

Discover your personalised in salon Fusio-Scrub service. Combined with essential oils for an sensorial experience, this new in-salon service helps free the hair from dirt, oil, sweat and pollutants for boosted volume and shine, offering you our ultimate deep cleanse. Exclusively available at your local Kérastase salon.

MySalon stories with This is Mothership

2 months ago


This is Mothership is a fashion & beauty destination for busy mamas, created by Samantha Silver and Gemma Breger. Sam is an award-winning beauty journalist and the beauty director at Stylist magazine while Gemma is one of the most in-demand fashion and celebrity stylists in London. With nearly two decades of experience between them, working on national newspapers, magazines and on television, for brands including Net a Porter, Marks & Spencer and The X Factor.

Describe your daily hair routine

Neither of us have the time we used to have to dedicate to our hair routine. We wash it probably every 3-4 days in the evening, rough dry it and then either straighten or tong it if we are working, or tie it on top of our heads in a ‘mum bun’ if we’re with the kids. Thinking about it our poor hair gets next to no TLC.


How does day-to-day life effect your hair routine?

It’s funny, we know that when our hair looks good, we feel good but we tend to end up doing our hair with a toddler on our knee so we can never concentrate on it too much. Rushing around from nursery drop off, commuting into town and then dealing with dinner, bath and bed for two kids each our hair is constantly being put up and down all day.


How does ‘good hair’ and going to the salon make you feel?

Our biggest luxury is a blow dry. Nothing else makes us feel as put together and presentable as when our hair looks good. We love any photo we take after a blow dry, it makes any outfit look amazing and the fact that we get to sit down for 40 minutes with no one disturbing us - and drink a hot cup of tea - is such a treat.


Why do you go to the salon?

For a rest! Lol. But really, for a little R'N'R and a feel good boost.


Best haircut and how it made you feel?

Gemma chopped all of her hair off recently and it’s changed her life, not only is it easier but she’s experimented

with so many new hair accessories. Sam recently found “the one” in David G at Hershesons who cuts her hair so perfectly.



Hair trend you embraced and want to forget?

Zig zag partings!


One hair product you can't live without?

Elixir Ultime - the gold one


Tell us how your hair feels after the Fusio-Dose treatment?

Expensive! Cared for! Swishy and shiny!


Why should I protect/care for my hair during the summer?

5 months ago

Summer days are all about being outdoors and enjoying the warm weather. Unfortunately, too much sun exposure can have a negative effect on your hair. We’re taking a closer look at the effects of the sun on your locks, and why it’s so important to protect your hair during the summer.

What effect does the sun have on hair?

You wouldn’t step out into the sun without adequate protection, so why would you treat your hair any differently? The sun can have a number of negative effects on your hair, resulting in:

  • Damaged strands that are more sensitised and prone to breakage
  • Colour fade, lightening or shade changes
  • Hair that is prone to tangles and knots
  • Dry hair that is prone to split ends and damage

The sun weakens your hair's protein structure, meaning that it loses moisture and reduces elasticity. When combined with wind, heat, salt and chlorine, this can be a recipe for disaster. And if your hair is already damaged, exposing it to the sun can make it even worse. An open cuticle exposed can cause dullness and dehydration while changing the look and texture of your hair. Your locks can become coarse, brittle and frizzy, and more difficult to style.

What’s the best way to care for your hair during the Summer?

Prior to stepping outside, make sure your locks are prepared for what’s to come with Kérastase UV Crème Sublime. This lightweight leave-in cream is designed to give your hair long-term shine and smoothness.An application of this anti-frizz cream is the perfect way to keep your hair looking great all summer long. Just remember to apply before and during sun exposure for best results.

Once you’re back inside, reach for Kérastase Bain Après-Soleil. This after-sun shampoo is enriched with coconut water and gently removes chlorine, salt and sand residue from your locks, restoring shine once more for healthy, vibrant tresses.

Cutting your ends can remove damage from the tips, but this doesn’t solve the problem at the roots and in the middle of your hair. The best solution for these parts? A powerful mask to replenish lost moisture and strengthen and invigorate hair once more. Try Kérastase Masque Après-Soleil. This lightweight mask provides nourishment and hydration, ideal for the summer months.

Enjoy the benefits of summer, minus the damage, with these tips!

The perfect summer haircare routine

5 months ago

When it comes to caring for your hair during summer, the most important thing is to include products that give your hair what it needs to thrive and be healthy. We’re checking off the perfect summer haircare routine to keep your locks shining. Sun protection, made easy!

What’s the best summer haircare routine for your locks?

A typical summer haircare routine should include a good helping of hydrating and nourishing products, as well as those that help to fight the effects of sun exposure on your hair. Here’s our foul proof 4 part plan for the ideal summer haircare routine:

1. A great way to start off your perfect summer haircare routine is with Kérastase Bain Après-Soleil. This after-sun, coconut water-enriched shampoo helps gently remove chlorine, salt and sand from your locks, helping to cleanse and protect them from dryness. Leaving your hair more resistant and soft. After working it into your scalp and lengths, hair feels hydrated and refreshed.

2. While you’re still in the shower, don’t forget mask time! Enriched with coconut water, Kérastase Masque Après-Soleil is a deep recovery mask that helps to replenish hydration after exposure to the elements of summer. When applied on cleansed hair, it helps to smooth down the hair fibre for better uniformity from root to tip without weighing down your locks. Leave in for 5-10 minutes for best results, before rinsing thoroughly.

3. Once you’re out of the shower, next up is applying your styling products. And we’ve got two just for you! If you’re after a sensual scented leave-in moisturising cream enriched with vitamin E, try Kérastase UV Crème Sublime. This cream helps to prevent dryness, and is perfectly suited for dry or wet hair application. It helps to protect your hair from external aggressors, while instantly boosting radiance. Alternatively, you can apply a spritz of Kérastase Huile Sirène, a leave-in spray that enhances natural beach waves. The perfect way to define your relaxed beach style, this spray helps to keep frizz away while softening your hair.

Summer Hair Products and Styles For Hot Summer Days

5 months ago

Summer Haircare: Summer Hair Products and Styles For Hot Summer Days

What’s the perfect way to style your hair on hot summer days? With the best products and looks of course! Here’s how to keep your locks looking fresh and on form, for oh-so-natural style. Summer haircare has never been so easy.

What are the best summer styles and how do you achieve them?

When it comes to summer styles, the best ones have three things in common:

they keep your hair looking natural, they’re easy to pull off and most importantly, they help keep your hair protected and treat it right. Here are our top 3 summer hair looks:

1. Beach waves

The quintessential look of summer, beach waves are a must. Easy to do, flawless to wear, we’re all about channeling our inner-beach babe and Kérastase Huile Sirène is the ideal product to get you there. This leave-in spray helps to define and enhance your natural curls to make beach waves. Enriched with Babassu oil, it helps to instantly soften your hair for touchably smooth texture- ideal for the perfect beach waves look. Hair is radiant, looks frizz-free and ready to take on summer with this style.

2. Braids

This fuss-free look doubles up on style! We’re big fans of loose French braids that help keep your tresses out of your face, and your hair game on point. Before forming the braids, work Kérastase UV Crème Sublime into your lengths and ends, to help prevent dryness and tame frizz. Enriched with Vitamin E, this cream helps to give your hair a silky-smooth finish, and provides enough texture to make braiding easy. It also helps to protect against whatever summer throws at you, and looking good while doing so.

3. Low ponytail

A low ponytail is a great way to keep your hair off your shoulders, but stylishly. And it looks even better when your hair is smooth, shiny and frizz-free. Achieve this with Kérastase UV Crème Sublime, work into your lengths and ends, to help prevent dryness and tame frizz for a silky-smooth finish.

Whatever the style you opt for, hair in the summer has the tendency to be drier (thanks sun!) therefore, it’s important to choose an after-sun shampoo and masque that addresses this need. For after sun care, try Kérastase Bain Après-Soleil. Enriched with coconut water, it helps to remove the residue of summer (such as chlorine, salt and sand) in order to cleanse your locks without drying them out. This after-sun shampoo works hand in hand with the Kérastase Masque Après-Soleil to restore smoothness and shine.

Summer hairstyles that protect your hair and look good? Sign us up!

How can I keep my hair healthy in summer?

5 months ago

You heard it here first - it is possible for your hair to look healthy in summer! Here’s the pro-approved checklist you need to make sure your hair is in tip top shape all summer long to make sun damage a thing of the past, for good.

4 steps to healthy hair in summer

1. Start with the right shampoo

As hair in summer has the tendency to be drier (thanks sun!) it’s important to choose a shampoo that addresses this need. For after sun care, try Kérastase Bain Après-Soleil. Enriched with coconut water, it helps to remove the residue of summer (such as chlorine, salt and sand) in order to cleanse your locks without drying them out. This after-sun shampoo enhances hair body and restores smoothness and shine.

2. Use a weekly mask

Kérastase Masque Après-Soleil is the perfect way to replenish the hair’s hydration levels after sun, sand and salt exposure. When applied, this restorative mask smoothes the hair fibre from root to tip. It helps to remove frizz, and smooth the hair fibre, the perfect antidote to repairing your sun-exposed locks in order to minimise any damage.

3. Apply a moisturising cream

When it comes to summer haircare, you can never get enough moisture. To keep your hair silky-smooth, we love Kérastase UV Crème Sublime. This leave-in moisturising cream isenriched with vitamin E and helps prevent dryness and tame frizz. Keep the effects of sun-exposure far away from your luscious locks with this restorative cream.

4. Spritz away for definition

Kérastase Huile Sirène is an irresistible leave-in spray that helps to define and enhance natural beach waves. After spraying, hair feels softer, more radiant and defined, without feeling rigid or crunchy in texture. Ideal for summer days spent outdoors to rock beautiful beachy locks!

With these 4 easy ways to keep your hair healthy in the summer, you’ll be able to flaunt gorgeous locks from sunup to sundown.

8h Magic Night Serum: the perfect travel companion

6 months ago

8h Magic Night Serum: the perfect travel companion

When it comes to handy haircare, the new Nutritive 8h Magic Night Serum by Kérastase is the perfect travel companion. A practical size, for travel-perfect hair.

Travelling with great hair

Whether you’re on a long-haul or a short flight hop, it can be difficult to maintain a haircare routine when travelling. But because the holidays provide such Insta-worthy opportunities, it would be a shame if your hair wasn’t on top photo-form as you touch down.

The solution: travel-sized haircare! The 8h Magic Night Serum from Kérastase comes in a 90ml bottle, making it ideal for carrying in your hand luggage (where often liquids are limited to 100ml).

Forget jetlagged hair and focus on fun

Long flight? When flicking between in-flight movies, add a few drops to the lengths and ends of the hair, then put on your eye mask and wake up at your destination with smooth, shiny hair. Plus, you don’t need to wash the serum out afterwards, so you can head straight to the beach, slopes or city lights.

Short getaway? Get the most out of a short trip by not having to worry about washing and drying – just apply the serum after exploring the sights, and wake up the next day with fresh, nourished-feeling hair that’s ready to go again, no need for styling.

Simply take a moment to apply 2-4 pumps into the lengths and ends of your hair, and enjoy your lightweight, silky smooth fragrant fresh hair.Enjoy your holiday!

Step into spring with nourished hair

6 months ago

Step into spring with nourished hair

Spring is in the hair! As weather gets warmer and we take off our winter hats, the damage done to our hair over the previous months can become apparent...

What winter does to our hair: two major concerns

Dryness: A common hair concern noticed after winter is dryness. But with all that rain, how is that possible? In fact, it’s the cold air combined with central heating that can strip moisture out of the hair. The result is frizz, a straw-like texture.

How to care for hair post-winter

To nourish dry, damaged hair, it’s important to start with a shampoo and conditioner formulated for your specific hair concerns. Not just a “one case fits all” treatment, the Nutritive range includes the Bain Satin 1, Bain Satin 2 and Bain Magistral shampoos for different levels of dryness, including dry, very dry and severely hair.

Follow with the Lait Vital conditioner or Masquintense deeply nourishing masque, also from the Nutritive collection, and finish by applying the new 8h Magic Night Serum, a lightweight hair serum for thorough overnight nourishment. Just a few drops on the lengths and ends will give you shiny, soft and healthy-feeling hair that you don’t have to wash in the morning.

Worried about harming your dry hair with styling tools? Don’t forget to use Nectar Thermique, also from Kérastase, a non-greasy heat-protecting cream for dry hair.

How to perfect your bedtime hair routine

6 months ago

How to perfect your bedtime hair routine

Take care of your hair while you catch up on some shut-eye by using these key tips on night time haircare, and wake up runway-ready!

What we love about a thorough night-time haircare treatment is how easy it is. Once you’ve applied your treatment and secured your hair in place, all that’s left is to close your eyes and start counting sheep...

What treatment should you be using on your hair, and why?

The night-time is the perfect opportunity to apply a deeply nourishing hair treatment like the new Nutritive 8h Magic Night serum by Kérastase. It gradually absorbs into the hair fibre, caring for your hair as you sleep. Plus, it doesn’t need to be washed out when you wake up, making it ideal for anyone with a fast-paced lifestyle. The result is luxuriously nourished hair from the moment your alarm rings.

3 top tips about caring for hair while you sleep.

As well as treating your hair to a nourishing night hair serum, here are some key haircare tips that can really help protect against damage and promote overall hair quality:

  • Help prevent night-time hair breakage caused by tossing and turning by using a soft silk pillowcase and make sure you wash them regularly
  • Use a silk scrunchie to tie up your hair at night. Not only are they back in fashion, but they can help keep the shape of your hair and can be a lot gentler on the hair than regular elastics.
  • Make sure you brush your hair from root to tip before going to bed, this will release tangles and help distribute your natural oils, helping you wake up with shiny, healthy hair.

Make the most of your forty winks with a nourishing hair treatment, for hair that’s ready to face the day!

Does your hair need an overnight treatment?

6 months ago

Does your hair need an overnight treatment?

In the past, overnight beauty treatments have been focused on skincare. But why not our hair too? Let’s start treating our hair with as much love as our skin, and help improve its beauty and quality with an overnight treatment. Introducing the new 8h Magic Night Serum for hair from the Nutritive collection by Kérastase!

A nourishing overnight serum for the hair

Just like our skin, hair suffers from aggressions throughout the day, and night-time offers the perfect opportunity for revitalisation and nourishment. The new Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum is the hair care answer to a night time skin care ritual. Applied in one simple step just before bed, it intensely nourishes your hair whilst you sleep. The lightweight formula, containing iris root extract and blend of 5 essential vitamins, leaves hair feeling lightweight and irresistibly soft to the touch. With its beautiful fragrance designed to develop whilst you sleep, this is the perfect addition to your night time beauty regime.

Hair protection at night?

While aggressors such as pollutants and harsh weather elements are reduced at night, there are other ways your hair can become damaged while you sleep. Tossing and turning during the night can cause friction and static leaving your hair frizzy in the morning and when you turn up the central heating to get that cosy feeling, your hair is more likely to become dry.This explains the origin of the word “bedhead”.

Night-time serum for all hair types

The 8h Magic Night Serum can be adapted for all different hair types that have one concern in common: dryness.

On fine dry hair, apply the serum to the lengths and ends to avoid weighing it down.

For normal-to-dry hair, apply a few drops of serum throughout the hair.

On thick and very dry hair, apply the serum through hair, then focus application on the driest zones.

Running late? Great hair from the word Go

One of our key concerns when it comes to haircare is not having the time to treat it properly. Which is where the 8h Magic Night Serum really shows its innovation: there’s no need to wash it out in the morning! Hair feels nourished and strengthened, with a healthy shine.

What is a toner?

9 months ago

What is a toner?

You might have heard about a toner when it comes to your skincare routine, but what about in haircare? Let’s take a look at the most common colour concerns, and how a hair toner can help.

What is a toner?

Unlike in skincare, where a toner is used to tighten the skin, in haircare a toner is for re-balancing or personalising colours due to discolouration or fading. There are two types of hair toners: the one used by your hairstylist after lightening your hair, and one that can be found in some everyday products that helps preserve and boost your colour.

Common hair colour concerns

The most common hair colour issues are 1) brassiness developing in newly colour treated blonde hair as the toner wears off and the colour beneath shows through, and 2) brunette hair gradually showing increasingly red/orange tones due to lightning (sun exposure, over-washing etc.). Henna, a natural hair dye, can also produce unexpected colour results. It’s always recommended to visit a professional if you’re thinking about changing your hair colour.

How does a toner work?

A toner works according to the colour wheel, counter-balancing the unwanted tone by adding a colour from the opposite side of the spectrum. Take yellow/blonde, for example. What colour is opposite? Purple! So, by adding a purple tint to the hair, it loses its brassy shade. Try our anti-brass purple shampoo, Bain Ultra-Violet and perfecting mask, Masque Ultra-Violet from the new Blond Absolu range to neutralise brassy tones.There are many different shades of toner used when lightening hair, creating different colours from ashy blonde to striking platinum. It all depends on your vision for your hair.

What is purple shampoo?

9 months ago

What is purple shampoo? Everything you need to know on how to care for blonde hair.

Blonde hair comes in many forms, from natural, highlights, balayage through to ombre. Read on for how to care for blonde hair, as well as our top recommendations for shiny, illuminating and voluminous locks.

Let's start with the basics, and probably why you’re reading this article. What is purple shampoo & what does it do for blonde hair?

1. Purple shampoo was invented to counteract the brassy tones that can sometimes develop in colour treated blonde hair. It, unsurprisingly, contains blue and purple pigments that counteract the unwanted yellow hues.

2. The effect of purple shampoo, however, is only temporary and should be used roughly 2 times a week along-side a shampoo and conditioner for colour treated hair. If you’ve noticed severe discolouration in your blonde hair, it’s best to visit a stylist and ask about a toning service.

3. Be careful about sun exposure, which can cause colour fade, discolouration and hair damage. Try the Micro-Voile Protector mist, a light spray that protects your hair and its colour from the sun, salt and chlorinated water.

Do I need purple shampoo for my blonde hair?

If you have colour-treated blonde hair, a professional formula purple shampoo is a good idea in order to boost your radiance, reduce damage and prevent gradual colour fade. If you’re a natural blonde, we recommend to ask your stylist for a Kérastase consultation so that you can better understand your hair needs and the right ritual for you.


There are four steps for caring for blonde colour treated hair:

  • Use shampoo designed for blonde hair such as our New Blond Absolu Bain Lumiére. This Hyaluronic Acid infused shampoo is a lightweight formula ideal for lightened, highlighted or grey hair. The gentle cleansing formula soothes and hydrates hair from root to tip, with a lightweight feel. Bain Lumiere iluminates blonde hair, purifies hair from pollution and removes dulling agents. Enriched with a combination of Hyaluronic Acid and Edelweiss flower, the product prevents damage and protects the hair fibre. Hair is cleansed, with a radiant shine and nourished to the tip.
  • Add a violet shampoo into your routine twice a week, like our new Bain Ultra-Violet. This will help to boost the radiance and help to protect the colour.
  • A weekly hair masque will add a layer of nourishment and hair will consequently look healthier and shinier. Try Blond Absolu's new Masque Ultra-Violet to neutralise brassy tones. Leave on for five to ten minutes for maximum neutralisation.
  • Make sure to protect your hair from heat by regularly using Blond Absolu's Cicaplasme, as the new universal heat-protecting serum. Lastly, be careful about sun exposure, which can cause colour fade, discolouration and hair damage.

How to care for blonde hair

9 months ago

Blonde hair looks its best when glossy and smooth. So what are the best ways to prevent dullness, damage and discolouration happening to your beloved blonde locks? We’ve got 4 tips to care for your blonde hair.

HOW TO CARE FOR BLONDE HAIR

  • Gentle Cleanse
    • Protect your blonde hair colour by using a gentle lightweight formula shampoo; perfect to sooth and hydrate hair from root to top, while illuminating blonde tones.
  • Keep conditioned
    • Conditioner specifically formulated for lightened hair will help your blonde last for longer, and maintain a good condition.
    • A restorative conditioner, like our Cicaflash, will give a super shot of care to your blonde hair, leaving it feeling silky soft and hydrated
  • Maintain your perfect tone
    • A violet shampoo, like our Bain Ultra-Violet, used twice a week will help to neutralise brassiness and unwanted yellow tones in blonde or grey hair, for a nourished cool blonde. You can also use a violet mask, like our new Blond Absolu Masque Ultra-Violet, to neutralise brassiness and care for your blonde hair.
  • Perfect your style
    • A leave-in heat protector can really help to care for blonde hair while helping to protect the hair from heat damage. Try the new Cicaplasme, a universal heat-protecting serum from the Blond Absolu range that offers up to 230 degrees heat protection

Nourish your hair this Autumn

1 years ago

Why does your hair become dry and brittle during the summer, and how can you prevent it from becoming damaged? It’s all a question of keeping hair nourished and hydrated. Here’s how!

Why do I have dry hair?

Dry hair can be caused three mains factors:

  1. Genetics

Mother Nature can be kind and not so kind when it comes to our hair. Some of us are just born with naturally dry hair, like our skin type and eye/hair colour. This means your hair will always require a helping hand to keep it nourished all-year-long, but particularly during the dry summer months.

  1. Physiological

Many people find their hair becomes dry at certain periods during their lifetime. A whole range of physiological factors can play an important role in hair quality. The menopause, pregnancy and certain medications, for example, can have an effect on your hair, at times leaving it feeling dry and fragile. Combine this with the damaging effects of UV rays, and hair quality can really suffer under the sun.

  1. The environment

Summer holidays might mean an escape from urban pollution and work-related stress, but there are hidden risks when it comes to your hair. UV rays, salt water and chemicals used in swimming pools can all cause dry, damaged, tangled and even discoloured hair.

Repair and protect dry hair

The answer to dry hair concerns is all about nourishment in the form of tailored haircare. But not all dry hair requires the same treatment. Kérastase offers a wide range of nourishing haircare that can be personalised depending on your level of dry hair. Visit your nearest Kérastase salon for a diagnosis and recommendation.

The first step in nourishing your dry hair is the shampoo you use. The Bain Satin1, Bain Satin 2, and Bain Magistral shampoos are each formulated for different degrees of dryness, from slightly dry to severely sensitised and dry locks.

Finish with a nourishing conditioner or leave-in treatment: the three expert conditioning formulas available in the range are ideal for the summer when hair can become particularly dry. Plus, they can be used together in different dosages depending on your dryness diagnosis to offer the perfect personalised hair treatment!

Hair Travel Essentials

1 years ago

Sunscreen isn’t the only thing you should be thinking about when on holiday; keeping your hair in tip-top condition is also important. Keep your colour and prevent damage with the best hair travel products, ensuring that your locks are healthy-looking and glossy enough to outshine the sun!

Holiday hair hazards:

The Soleil haircare collection from Kérastase provides you with the essentials to care for your hair from whatever your holiday throws at it!

Sun Damage:

Sun damage isn’t just a risk for your skin – hair can also suffer from damaging UV rays. Research has shown that excessive sun exposure is the most frequent case of hair fibre structural damage – affecting both the colour and quality of the hair.*

Thankfully, there are several options when it comes to caring for sun-exposed hair. The Kérastase Micro-Voile Protecteur, for example, contains UV filters, mineral oils and shine-enhancing polymers. For a pampering post-sun treatment, the Masque UV Défense Active is specially formulated to repair hair from the drying effects of sun-exposure.

Sea Water:

In small doses, sea water can give hair that effortless tousled surfer-girl look. However, constantly ducking in and out of the waves can be a recipe for dry, dull hair. Not only can it cause some serious tangles, it can also leave hair looking dull and brittle due to the high concentration of salt.

After a day spent surfing, sailing, or simply playing in the sea, apply a nourishing and de-tangling after-sun treatment like the Bain Après-Soleil, a gentle shampoo designed to deeply cleanse and protect the hair fibre. Then detangle with our nourishing Masque UV Défense Active, to restore the effects of surface damage.

Pool Perils:

If you prefer the gentle lapping of a pool to salty sea waves, you still need to make sure you give your hair a bit of TLC. But don’t worry – the Micro-Voile Protecteur from Kérastase gives you a fine, dry and light mist to leave your hair feeling protected and beautified.

Lastly, for an all-in-one treatment to repair and defend hair from ‘holiday hair’, apply the leave-in CC Crème before and after a long day of sun, sea and relaxation.

The Kérastase Soleil collection keeps your hair looking healthy, glossy and holiday ready!

* https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19138021