Celebrity hairstylist and founder of Kronos Hair products, Dusty Simington, has a rather interesting beauty philosophy that reminds me of a saying by Helena Rubinstein – “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.” Dusty believes that “With all that information and technology out there, no one can look bad. People who do are simply stupid.” While some people might find that harsh, I think there is some truth to it.
I met Dusty at the Total Beauty Blog Summit 2008 where he gave us a brief introduction on his upcoming line of hair products and a few pointers for fall hair trends. I also pulled him aside for a quick interview just for you guys!
Fall Hair Trends
Dusty believes that hair should be inspired by fashion and is a natural progression. According to him, long hair with bangs will be the big thing this fall. He advised women not to be afraid of change and to try layering their hair and doing side-swept bangs.
Color-wise, Dusty says it is all about being subtle. Tone-on-tone shades and not a lot of contrast is what you should be looking for.
Dusty giving a presentation on his makeover for 3 lucky beauty bloggers
Dusty’s Exclusive Tips for Asian Women
With a large Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese clientele in the Orange County, Dusty is definitely no amateur when it comes to Asian hair.
In fact, Dusty thinks Asian hair has one of the best textures to work with and he advises all Asian beauties to simply “own your texture”. Dusty believes the use of techniques is very important when it comes to cutting hair, especially Asian hair. He employs a technique known as “interior slicing” and he cuts 50% of the hair wet to create the perfect shape and 50% of the hair dry to get the right texture.
Since most Asian women tend to have long hair which can be heavy, Dusty suggests using a flat iron to create the perfect texture. He also recommends using products like Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray and L’oreal’s Texture Expert Densite Thickening Primer to really lift the hair and add volume. Try not to go overboard with the products, “because they can cause buildup and create a less-than-perfect shine.”
Check out Dusty’s salon at:
200 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: (949) 644-6671