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You can’t talk about celebrity hair without talking about Oscar Blandi.
Hailing from Italy, Oscar Blandi’s eponymous, iconic New York salon was opened shortly after he moved to America about 20 years ago.
Since then, he’s obtained an A-list clientele, featuring the likes of Jessica Alba, Jimmy Fallon, and Naomi Watts. His work has been featured in countless fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Esquire, and many more!
Oscar Blandi stands out from most other hairstylists for one reason. In his own words: “I’ve been an innovator for this long because I believe in education.”
This time, he’s educating us on a few different ways we can protect our hair this summer. Come fall, your hair will still have that summer vacation glow!
Sunkissed Locks, not Chlorine Green
The summertime is when we go to the nearest beach, play with our kids in the pool, and generally soak up the sun.
We KNOW you’re slathering on sunscreen every time you leave the house, especially during the sunny summer months.
But your hair can sustain a damage, too. The sun’s rays, the chemicals in a swimming pool – these things can dry out your hair and leave it brittle.
“I always tell every client, treat your hair like you treat your skin,” Oscar says. “In the summer, it becomes much hotter. So make sure you’re constantly moisturizing your hair.”
Some of us don’t like moisturizing our hair because it sometimes weighs it down and makes it lose some of its body. But Oscar says it’s important to moisturize anyway. Unhealthy hair won’t hold much body, either.
“A lot of people… think that conditioner is not good because it makes their hair flat,” Oscar adds. “Your hair will go flat no matter what. The conditioner helps to moisturize your hair so it won’t become brittle, it won’t break.”
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Thinking about visiting one of Oscar’s salons? Or maybe you’re interesting in learning more about the kind of hair education he encourages at his salons.