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Breaking Beauty Podcast

Feb 11, 2019

Today we’re talking hair colour with a French master. The colourist behind Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Paradis and Catherine Deneuve’s perfect colour and healthy shine— it’s Christophe Robin! Christophe was the long-time magic man behind all the big L’Oréal Paris hair colour ad campaigns, plus the hands responsible for 90’s supermodels’ sparkling manes. They all went to Christophe to get this signature look: natural radiance without compromising the health of hair. (Except for that one angry model who did something completely outré when Christophe committed a hair colour faux pas once… and he’s spilling the tea!)


Find out how he started working in hair at the tender age of 14 and then at just 24, debuted his own salon, dedicated solely to hair colour. It was the first of its kind in Paris. Shortly after, he launched his eponymous line with the aim of solving the issues he observed from behind the chair. Mixing up salt-water solutions to help sensitized scalps post-dyeing, or vinegar to balance the pH alkalinity, these are the hand-spun fixes he would build on to create his luxury formulations for women to use at home. Today, his Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt is a best-seller and, as we can attest, the colour-safe detoxifying scrub keeps roots feeling clean for 3-5 days.


Having introduced the rest of the world to the concept of scalp exfoliation, Christophe makes customer education top priority in his salon, now located on rue Bachaumont in Paris. Don’t miss the guru’s no-filter take on vegetable hair colour; dry shampoo ‘don’ts’; how to tweak your hair colour to make dark under eye circles less obvious; and a hack for taking your hair colour down a notch if you return from the salon a tad too dark.


*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*


Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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