Sunday, August 11, 2013

Kérastase Couture Styling Collection review

Clothes, make up, accessories, every woman has to think a million things to put together a look.  But the most bothersome of all can be hair. We want them to look shiny and natural but styled and we want to change our hairstyles all the time while keeping it relatively quick and easy. Actually what most of us would love us is to have an amazing hairstylist working on our hair and make them look fabulous but not overdone every day ( I know that I would love that certainly). Because you might spent hours on putting your outfit and make up together and if your hair look bad the whole thing can result looking as a train-wreck... Since I don't have a personal hairstylist on my command, I like to search and find hair products and styling tips that can make my life easier and my hair look better. So of course the news of the new styling line by Kerastasethe Couture Styling Collection were actually pretty exciting!

Αυτό είναι ένα post review της νέας σειράς hair styling, Couture Styling collection της Kerastase. Τα προϊόντα αυτά που στάλθηκαν από το Coolbrandz, για οποίο σας έχω μιλήσει ξανά στο παρελθόν για να τα δοκιμάσω και να πω την άποψη μου γι αυτά. Δεν ξέρω αν η συλλογή αυτή κυκλοφόρησε Ελλάδα ή θα κυκλοφορήσει μέσα στους επόμενους μήνες (την έχει πάρει το μάτι σας;). Μιας και το post μου βγήκε ήδη τεράστιο, αφού πρόκειται για πολλά προϊόντα αποφάσισα να το αφήσω μόνο στα αγγλικά. Φυσικά θα χαρώ να απαντήσω στα σχόλια σας και στις ερωτήσεις σας αν θέλετε οποιαδήποτε διευκρίνηση στα Ελληνικά και σίγουρα θα δείτε κάποια από αυτά τα προϊόντα σε μελλοντικά posts ή videos με τα αγαπημένα μου. Επίσης αν θα θέλατε να δείτε κι άλλα videos με σύντομα hair styles, πατήστε like σ αυτό ή αφήστε μου κάποιο σχόλιο. Σε 1-2 μέρες ανεβαίνει νέο video στα ελληνικά και μην ξεχάσετε να πάρετε μέρος στο giveaway που τρέχει. Μέχρι να τα ξαναπούμε πολλά φιλιά!

When Coolbrandz contacted me to ask me if I would be interested to review the new Kerastase line I didn't need to think about it twice. This is a brand that has a long history of quality professional hair products, I never had a single complain with the products I 've used do far and I am a classical woman that wants to change her hair all the time so I am always in search for the perfect products. And of course I cannot skip the opportunity to try new stuff and review them for you! As always I received a very nice in every detail package from coolbrandz with all the products from the Couture Styling line as well as information and promoting material.

  Before analyzing the products I feel the need to give shortly my first impression. How gorgeous is the packaging of the whole line? Jewel tones, the most fashionable choice for the season and also an absolute favorite of mine. These products are among those that you strategically put on the front to decorate your bathroom or boudoir. In addition, what amazing choice Kate Moss is as the face of this campaign (or should I say the hair). I cannot think many women that  could represent a line that promises perfect hair as well and Kate looks gorgeous in all the photos and videos released for this campaign. In total Couture Styling consists of 8 products that promise perfect flexible hairstyles tailored to your needs and that belong in two categories: 5 ones that are to be applied in towel-dried hair and aim to construct the hair style (the designer teal products) and 3 that are to be applied on dry hair to offer the perfect finish on your hair (the perfector amethyst purple ones). The technology behind this line is micronized polymers that envelop the hair fibers like second skin offering a perfect hold and texture but still keeping the feel of hair and not hair product.

Starting from the constructing line, Mousse Bouffante is a volumizing mousse that adds flexible volume to the hair without weighting then down or making them hard. The packaging contains 150ml of product and it is perfect especially if you have fine hair, without a lot of volume. What I love is that you can actually use this product to build as much volume as you would like by adding more and working it from the roots to the whole length of the hair. Next comes Forme Fatale, a blow dry gel which adds texture, volume and hold to the hair. I really like this one as its texture is completely different from all the gel products I have used so far. In a packaging containing 125ml of product, this one is perfect to serve as a base for every hair style you wish to achieve. Another gel in the line is the Lift Vertige. How many times I have heard women complaining about the complete luck of volume at their roots and the flatness of their hair. Well this is the product (75ml) for all of you. Just a small quantity worked in the roots can provide volume with medium hold giving a natural result to the roots.

 As many of you know although I love my hair straight, they are naturally curly and I always seek products to form better my curls. Well this line has Boucles d' Art (150ml) for this specific aim. Well this specific product will definitely not make your naturally straight hair into luxurious curls but will offer better form and flexibility to your natural curls. It is very light and not sticky at all. Last product of the construction ones, is Spray à Porter(150ml), a texture spray bringing the beachy waves in the city. I am the first to admit I was not too keen to try out all this salt sprays available on the market. This one by Kerastase made me to change my opinion and became one of my top favorite in the whole line. I love this. It gives texture and makes my hair to have a better hold, I am often using it together with the Boucles d' Art to make my perfect every day curls and yes it also works perfectly on second day hair as they suggest. I don't know if this could work as perfect on very very dry or damaged hair as this kind of salt sprays tend to dry the hair a bit, but I am just remind you that healthy hair are the best base to use any styling product and it should be your first aim.

 Coming to the perfection products, I will start from a very basic product that we all expect to find in every styling line, the Laque Couture (300ml). This is a hair spray. It holds nice and naturally and smells super. That is what I like on a hairspray. And for the end I left two more of my absolute favorites. Touche Finale (30ml) is an anti-frizz serum, that smells divine and came to fight that frizziness that I absolutely hate and troubles me. For me this is a finishing product that I add at the end of every hair style to the lengths and the ends of my hair. I don't confuse its use with the one of a hair oil that I would put to my hair just after washing them while they are still wet. Last but definitely not least the Gloss Appeal (150ml) , a perfect liquid shine spray. Actually this is the last thing I do before getting out the door. Spray my hair with this, as there is nothing that I love more than luminous hair.

I am posting a few of the hairstyles I created using these products, which I was trying out for a whole month now. What I like is that they are very easy to use and made my hairstyles (with our without heat) more polished and professional looking . You can use them for final touches and spent a few extra minutes to make your hair look better or you can even try to recreate some of the hairstyles Luigi Murenu, an amazing hair stylist, created to show the potential of Couture Styling products.

In any case as we are talking about professional high quality but also high priced products you should choose what suit best your hair needs and style so these would be money well spent to achieve better looking healthy polished hair. Try to see what exactly is the things you miss for your hairstyles, is it volume, texture, shine? And choose wisely.

 Don't forget to discuss this with your hairstylist that can always offer you a better advice concerning the needs of your hair. And if you are searching for a professional hair stylist here in Switzerland here is the Kerastase store locator if you would like to discuss with a Kerastase specialist to help you try out these products and choose the best hair style for you.

Here is a video with another hair style I created to try out these products. This is a big volume, high ponytail, which I love because it is perfect to look polished and elegant but without having to suffer because of the heat. What do you think about it?

 To conclude, I like all the products of this line but there are some that I can surely say that they single out. My absolute favorites are Forme Fatale, Spray à Porter, Touche Finale and Gloss Appeal. These ones look more unique to my ones and I feel that I tend to catch them more often when I style my hair. And certainly these are the ones that I feel more likely to purchase myself in the future. What is the product that you find to like the most and you would like to try? Which are your hair styling needs? Would you like to see some other hair styling short videos in the future? 
I would be happy to read all your comments and questions and I will see you very soon with a new post or video. Until then, stay safe and enjoy!

PS. There is a big International giveaway here and on my Youtube channel so in case you haven't seen it already, check it out.  

*all the pictures that were not taken and are not owned by me in this post, were provided by Kerastase Switzerlad as promo material


  1. The Spray a porter is also one of my favorite products from the line :-) I was really anxious to see your review on the line!

    1. It is perfect for my hair because they are thick, naturally curly and not dry so it shapes them nicely :)
      Your hair look very beautiful in all the various styles you used them in

  2. These sound so amazing...and omg these bottles!Want them in my bathroom baaaadlyyy!!! ;)

    1. they are actually very good, usually I don't like to spent a ton for stuff like that but some god quality products are important xoxo :)

  3. Την έχω βάλει στο μάτι αυτή τη σειρά και κάποια από τα ποριόντα είναι ήδη στη λίστα μου. :)

    1. μου άφησε πολύ καλές εντυπώσεις αλλά φυσικά κάποια προϊόντα θεωρώ πως ξεχωρίζουν :)