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Off the runway at Dior Croisiere 2014 in Monaco

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The stars were out in Monaco over the weekend, despite the dreary weather, as Dior showcased their 2014 cruise collection. A minimalistic, feminine vibe was in effect on the runway, with lots of lace overlay, color blocking, and cut outs. In similar fashion, the models wore their hair slicked down, parted down the middle in ponytails and donned bright fuchsia lips.

For the most important walkway for this show – the red carpet into the building – Johnnie Sapong, finessed the tresses of Ahna O’reilly (The Help, Vampire Diaries), Swiss artist Olympia Scarry, and Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre, Lone Ranger) using his kit-bag favourite French Hair Care brand Leonor Greyl.


Olympia Scarry

For fine hair like Olympias, the Bain Volumateur Shampoo, is great. Wheatgerm oil and Algae cleanse and detangle hair, while also moisturizing it, eradicating the need for conditioner. Johnnie also suggests using the featherweight Serum de Soie Subllimateur to keep her hair looking lustrous without weighing it down.

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

For hair like Ruth’s, Johnnie suggests Eclat Naturel Nourishing Styling Cream, rich in shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamins – it detangles, sculpts and replenishes hair.

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Ahna O’Reilly

Color treated and heat styled hair can often become dry and brittle, leaving color looking dull. The key to counteracting this cycle is deep hydration – Try Masque Quintessence Hair Mask which is packed with anti-oxidants, and revitalizes, regenerates and repairs damaged hair.

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

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