Balmain Paris Hair Couture
Balmain. We know them for fashion. We love them for fragrance. But haircare? Who knew...? If those beauty sleuths Millie Kendall and Anna-Marie Solowij at BeautyMART have their way we'll all soon be familiar this range.
Called 'Couture Hair', it seriously lives up to its name: as used by überhairdressers like Sam McKnight backstage, it's a favourite for catwalk hairdos. But it also helps create fabulous, shiny styles for those of us who get out of bed for considerably less than $10,000 a day. (Prices aren't bad compared to a lot of 'designer' haircare.)
There are a couple of hairsprays (medium or strong hold), a Texturizing Salt Spray (great for scrunched beach-y summer hair looks), Volume Mousse (with strong hold) - but perhaps unsurprisingly the 'hero' product is a hair fragrance: a sexy floral-fruity Silk Perfume which wafts wonderfully whenever you swish, and 'clings' beautifully.
In our opinion, the whole range is simply merveilleux. It may be a while before Balmain is a household hair name - but we're already enraptured, chez nous...
UK readers find Balmain Paris Hair Couture at www.thisisbeautymart.com/from £16.95 for Texturizing Salt Spray to £22.95 for Argan Moisturising Elixir - buy here (and of course find it in-store at BeautyMART at Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge and Liverpool; click here for the store locator)