The other day while working on a TV shoot I had the opportunity to work with several other hair and makeup artists. Initially, one of the makeup artists and I, the hairstylist arrived to the hotel room of one of the TV show stars to get her camera ready. After we finished her hair and makeup it was time to pack up and quickly head over to the filming location to be on set for hair and makeup touch ups.
This particular shoot involved filming a reality show segment simultaneously during a major fashion magazine photo shoot. (I can’t give specific details of which show and which magazine here because I would be violating confidentiality.) In a scenario like this there are multiple hair and makeup artists on set since there are so many activities going on at once. And there are periods of time of down time while waiting for scenes to be shot. Whenever a room full of hair and makeup artists are together we inevitably talk shop about products- what’s hot, what’s not and what are our favorite finds. Speaking of product conversation:
Session hairdresser Kokayi, based in New York thinks the Oribe product line really delivers when it comes to product performance. He especially likes the way the hair sprays work for him when he’s styling hair for photo shoots. He explained, ” just one Oribe spray has replaced the need for three products I would normally use in my hair styling kit.”
My interest was definitely peaked as a fellow hair professional working in the industry. As an editorial or session hairstylist you have to basically operate as a mini-mobile hair salon, so multi-tasking products are a huge plus when you travel from location to location for each job. I wondered if he would mention any of the products I use in my kit. I prodded him before we got off too far off the subject to tell me which three products he has replaced with just one. And sure enough, he mentioned “Elle Net, dry shampoo and mousse” three products that are commonly found in the kits of an editorial or session hairstylists (including moi) he continued, ” I get great results using Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray instead.”