Afternoon Tea with Frédéric Fekkai

EBT meets Frédéric Fekkai


By Suzanne Scott

Yesterday afternoon I took a walk in the sunshine over to the incredible Connaught Hotel in London’s prestigious Mayfair. I was popping in to have afternoon tea with a great legend in hairdressing, Frédéric Fekkai (as you do). It was a rare opportunity to meet the main himself so over tea and sandwiches we asked him to share some of his expert knowledge. And here it is:


According to Fekkai, British women and women in New York are massively different: New Yorkers wash their hair every day, we don’t (at this point we all hung our heads in shame) and New Yorkers won’t think twice about visiting the salon two or three times a week just for a blow-dry. Plus, the ‘cut’ to New York women is vitally important, whereas us Brits, we prefer longer hair and a softer cut. And, according to Fekkai “Long hair should be great hair.” Shine is of most importance and Fekkai recommends using something on the hair to smooth cuticles and reflect light. I did as I was told and this morning I tried Fekkai Salon Technician Highlight Care Illuminating Cream to my mid-lengths and ends. Result: smoother, less frizzy hair.


Fekkai also recommends misting your hands or brush with hairspray and then applying it to your hair, it gives a softer, less solid looking hold.

We were also introduced to Fekkai's new summer 2012 collection. We can't wait to try the new Marine Summer Hair Smooth Sailing Anti-Frizz Cream (pictured)

Click here to learn more about Frédéric Fekkai and his products

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