Justin Toves-Vincilione (@ahappyjustin), a Los Angeles-based stylist and Ulta Beauty Design Team member, has worked strategically and creatively to take his editorial styling skills to the next level. He recently revealed two secret weapon products he now makes sure he has in his session kit every time he goes on set: Xfusion by Toppik Keratin Hair Fibers and Viviscal Pro Thick to Think Elixir.
While the product lines are designed to help clients amplify and style fine or thinning hair, and to help avoid visible detection of thinning hair areas, the two separate must-have products have helped Toves-Vincilione elevate both his every-day and photoshoot styling game, he says.
He recommends any stylist who hasn't already tried the Xfusion and Viviscal Pro brands to dive in now and start exploring, starting with the Xfusion keratin hair fibers and Viviscal Pro's Thick to Thin Elixir. "You should definitely get your hands on them," he tells stylists.
He gives a few of his favorite reasons why in recent posts, emphasizing what any editorial stylist knows— that covering all the details, perfecting the hair line, and making the most of every single strand is critical when crafting a photo-worthy image. Both products also work well with extensions, another must-have in the editorial stylist's toolbox.
Toves-Vincilione explains that XFusion by Toppik Keratin Hair Fibers is a cosmetic hair product that instantly conceals hair loss and leaves hair looking naturally thicker. The fibers are made from premium, naturally derived keratin proteins.
"But do they come in red? Will they match my formula?" Followers had lots of curiosity and questions after Toves-Vincilione posted stunning results. The answer is yes—the fibers aare available in nine natural looking shades that can be mixed and customized to match virtually any hair color formula.
More good news? Long-lasting XFusion Hair Fibers are good all day, on set, and even hold up well through wind (or wind machines), perspiration (it can get hot under those lights!), even rain. But they do easily wash out with regular shampooing.
As much as Toves-Vincilione loves the flexibility and great cover story the XFusion by Toppik fibers deliver on set, he has also come to rely heavily on Viviscal Pro Thick to Thin Elixir, a lightweight, leave-in treatment, and he uses it to both prep and finish his models, especially if they are wearing extensions.
"Sometimes the density of the natural hair doesn't match the quality of the extensions," he explains. "This product helps me create fullness, with a healthy-looking hair strand that seamlessly blends the natural hair into the extensions. It works every time."
Viviscal Pro Thick to Thin Elixir features Ana:Tel™️ complex, biotin, collagen and keratin, and is sulfate-, paraben- and colorant-free, making it the ultimate densifying leave-in treatment for thicker looking hair.
Toves-Vincilione says Thick to Thin Elixir can also be used as an everyday finisher after a blowout or curl set to amp up the volume and leave a lush, plush finish, and that the botanical fragrance is "to die for."
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