Behind the Bottle
A Q&A with the insiders behind your favorite brands.
Oscar Blandi is much more than a celebrity hairstylist. He also completely understands hair, how it functions, what it needs, how to bring out its very best behavior. He has developed a line of hair care products, using classic and modern ingredients based on the hair care traditions of his native Italy. Now he makes those products available to discerning buyers all over the world.
I got started in my father’s salon in Italy when I was a child. I come from a family of hairstylists so I was very lucky to learn at such a young age. My father was also an educator so I had the proper training right from the start.
My Pronto Dry Shampoo (all 3 versions).
I learn from my salon & celebrity clients, they teach me every day and I am so thankful for their loyalty. They are always challenging me to stay current and on top of the latest hair trends.
I like Lancaster products for the skin. They have great products for sun protection and when I am not working I am very active outdoors.
I believe with all of the ratings and reviews as well as online media being so vocal, product companies are more challenged to stand behind their claims. You will see a lot more clinical testing to substantiate claims. The customer is very savvy so it helps to keep companies very honest.
Do not wash your hair everyday. It will save you time, prevent your color from fading and also help to conserve water. Dry Shampoo is your quick fix for dirty hair. It also functions as an instant volumizer or a midday pick me up to take your hairstyle from day to evening.
If you are feeling a little tired pull a small section of hair from each side at the hairline and secure at the nape of your neck taught in an elastic. It will pull your skin slightly and give you an instant facelift.