Last week I was kindly invited along to the launch of Umberto Giannini’s latest collection: Glam Hair. The stand out product of the collection is most definitely ‘Backcomb in A Bottle’. Always a fan of volume but not a fan of damaged hair I was intrigued to see what this product could really do.
The event itself was held in the beautiful private members club, Home House on Portland Square (Just behind Oxford Street). The venue echoed the design of the collection, very gothic and edgy.
Amber Le Bon is ‘the face’ of the new product line, and she sauntered out complete with huge bouffant! I was surprised to see her first out, but her hair looked fabulous.
Amber actually had the least outlandish hair of the evening, with other styles including backcombed hair extensions that reached the floor and the huge red ‘do below!
Overall the hair show was really impressive, I was only armed with my iPhone, so sadly I couldn’t pick up any better snaps, but there is a full album on the Umberto Giannini facebook page. The make up was also fabulous, with gorgeous pink glitter lips!
After seeing the jaw-dropping creations at the launch, I was excited to see what the new ‘Backcomb in A Bottle’ could do for the everyday hairstyle…
I was expecting it to be similar to regular hairspray to be honest but I was pleasantly surprised to find it totally unsticky, and actually quite easy to work with! It didn’t create a serious mess at one spray, but rather a more buildable texture. This is how I like to style my hair, using a few sprays at the roots and through the lengths, then just using my fingers to create the desired amount of volume.
The process takes only a few seconds, but I really love the result. It’s just the right amount of volume, without creating any nasty knots, damaged hair or that crunchy, over-hairsprayed feel! The product also smells great – always a winner!
Will anyone be trying this? Has anyone tried any other products from the collection?