Marie Ferro owns Marie's Hair Studio in Malibu, CA, close to "The Colony" an ocean-front enclave of the rich, famous and, very often, blonde. Ferro knows something about creating movie-star, close-up worthy cuts and color as she counts actresses, models and other style-makers among her clientele. Here she shares her latest collection, Malibu Blondes, including the steps and formulas.
Marie's Malibu Blonde Smooth Malibu Blonde Smooth- Photo 1
This is a great way to set hair, that won’t leave roller marks that hot rollers often do. Gives the hair natural body, shape and movement.
Step 1- Use Phytokeretin shampoo and conditioner to build strength in hair, use a microfiber towel to remove most of the water from the hair to save drying time and when product is applied it adheres better to the hair.
Step 2- Mix a quarter size of each Phytodefrisant and Phyto 7, apply evenly though hair with a comb. Section hair in four sections. Start with 2 inch sections from the bottom of hair. When hair in the first section is dry and warm from the dryer, wrap 1 1/2 inch Velcro roller around the hair making sure the ends are placed evenly around the roller,secure with small clip. Be sure the hair is placed on the base so there is lift at the root. Continue placing the rollers from the bottom to the top of the head using a brick lay pattern.
Step 3- After rollers are completely cooled and removed use a Mason Pearson brush to lightly move hair into place, creating a part.
Use small amount of Phytolisse throughout the hair for extra shine and to calm any flyaways.
Step 4- Finish with Phyto’s workable holding spray lifting hair gently at root for added lift where needed and an all over light spray to set.
Marie's Malibu Blonde Tousled Malibu Blonde Tousled -Photo 2
This look is a lived-in style similar to what the Victoria's Secret models wear, a look often requested by clients.
Step 1- Use Phytovolume Shampoo and Phyto Balm so the hair is smoothed but not weighted down. Use microfiber towel to remove majority of water from the hair. Apply to Phytoactif to root for lift. Using a paddle brush, move the hair back and forth from the bottom of the head up in all directions while drying to create a free flowing movement in hair. Use paddle brush to smooth hair and remove frizz while maintaining body.
Step 2- When hair is dry, scrunch in small amount of Intense Volume Mousse throughout the hair. Use a diffuser to work the mousse into the dry hair creating texture and movement.