Jerome Lordet‘s celebrity clientele include Sandra Bullock, Christie Brinkley, and Jessica Biel, so who is better than he to answer all of your hair questions? We decided to let you readers have at it, leading to a great Q&A session on Wednesday to which Jerome gave his expert answers.
Whether you asked a question or not, we promise that you can get some great information on hair care, styling, and how to achieve the perfect curl. Check out Jerome’s answers below!
1. Elizabeth: I have completely straight, fine, very slippy hair. It is never going to hold a curl, but I’d still like some texture. What’s the best way to create waves / texture for hair like mine? Rollers? Curling iron? Praying to the wave goddesses?
Jerome Lordet: You can use the curling iron you should first spray a beach spray into the hair to help hold the texture of the curl, the salt in that product is the holding agent, after you have curled your hair apply a texture powder such as Dust It to keep the style strong all day.
2. Heather C: What tips/product recommendations do you have for people with greasy roots but dry ends?
Jerome: Lazartigue makes a scalp treatment for oily scalps which is applied only to the roots, this treatment is great when done once a week. For shampoo go for an everyday balancing shampoo, although moisturizing shampoo will help your ends it will also grease up your roots even more. Save the moisture for your conditioner choice and only apply the conditioner to your ends leaving on for five minutes to penetrate. Hair oils such as Bain De Terre Recovery Complex or Moroccan Oil can also be applied when styling to tame any dead ends but again only apply to the ends.
3. Meg Williams: How do I keep my hair from getting static in the winter?
Jerome: Be sure to use conditioner in the winter it controls to fly a ways and static, also apply a small amount of light-hold hairspray before leaving your house if you are not looking for that sticky hairspray feeling apply to your hands first then run hands through your hair where the static is a problem.
4. Sara Steinfeld: My biggest issue is that I’ll leave my apartment with my hair smooth and nicely done, and by the time I get to work 30 minutes later it’s completely frizzed out. I have naturally curly/frizzy hair, so I guess it’s to be expected, but it’s still pretty frustrating. Do you have any product or tool recommendations to avoid this problem?
Jerome: An anti-frizz serum could help solve your problem such as Moroccan Oil Anti-Frizz, depending on the weather if the humidity is high or it is raining try pulling hair back into a loose bun until you get to your destination.
5. Samantha Escobar: What are your best tips for an at-home blowout with salon results?
Jerome: Do not do a rush your blow-dry, separate hair into small sections, and use a round brush to blow-dry. Make sure each section is completely dry before moving onto the next.
6. Jessieface: My hair is almost completely gray at the front and is growing in wirey and curly. Aside from being terrified of having old lady hair in my twenties, I can’t seem to control it and make it look harmonious with the rest of my thinnish wavy hair. I get it dyed as regularly as I can afford, but the textures are so different it tends to look crazy. Do you have any suggestions on how I can control and blend the geriatrics at the front and youngsters at the back?
Jerome: You can either use a smoothing gel in the front on damp hair or if the hair is extremely unruly in the front perhaps do a Japanese relaxer or Keratin but only in the front of your hair, it should not be costly as you are doing the front only. There is also ESALON which is an online website that sends you the exact matching color for your hair and you apply at home this could cut down on your color visit costs.
7. Chloe: What are your best tips for hair growth? Is viviscal really worth all the hype, or does it come to the same as having a proper diet and taking a multivitamin?
Jerome: Biotin is the best vitamin out there for hair growth, a lot of vitamins are on the market but this is one that actually gives results and healthy hair.
8. Alexis Rhiannon: My hair is pretty fine, but I have a lot of it, so I really don’t like the way it looks with blunt or choppy layers. It looks super heavy and just hangs there and I hate it. But for some reason, that’s all anyone will ever cut into my hair, even when I give them my spiel! What vocabulary should I be using instead? Is it about razoring? Layers? Cutting into the hair? ‘Piece-y’? Please help!
Jerome: You should ask for long layers that start out shorter at the top and longer as you go down, also you can request a thinning shear at the end it will break up the bluntness of the layers.
9. Curlz: What is your opinion on the “no-poo” process for curly hair, and, follow-up question, honestly, how many stylists are actually trained to cut curly hair?
Jerome: The “no-poo” process is not something I would recommend no matter what your hair texture is it has to be washed, after a while if your natural hair oils clog up your hair roots your hair will not grow to cause weaker finer breaking hair. You could shampoo less frequently if you think your hair is easier to style this way maybe at least once a week.
I myself have curly hair so I might know a thing or two more about it but most trained stylists know how to cut all types of hair just that some are better at some types than others, when booking appointments get the info on your stylist or have a consultation and find out if curly hair is one of his/her specialties.
10. Caroline: I have two questions. What should I tell my hairstylist if I am wanting to dye my hair a very natural-looking dirty blonde from a brunette or at least a lot of natural-looking highlights? Also, I like to take showers at night and I end up sleeping on damp hair and I will wake up with oily-looking hair even though I just showered. Is there any way I can fix this problem?
Jerome: On the oily hair issue you could be using too much conditioner try only conditioning the ends, you can also try drying your hair before bed that will help.
On the color side my wife AJ Lordet one of our top colorists will answer:
Your best bet is to add a few highlights to your natural brown hair, this will brighten your look. It will be both low maintenance and very easy to control brassiness. The other direction is one process color, it would be very difficult if not impossible to get a “dirty blond” look because brown natural hair contains a lot of red tones. The maintenance would be every 4-6 weeks and the care at home would be time-consuming to rid the hair of brass. Highlights on the other hand are on an as you feel basis generally an appt. every 3 months.
11. Jenni: I have very thin hair, so whenever I get layers they end up looking mullet-y if I blow them out myself. But if I don’t have layers, my hair is so blah. What do I do?
Jerome: If you have long hair go for longer layers, if layers start 3/4 down they will give the bottom of your hair a face-framing shape without giving the top of your hair the “mullet” look you mentioned. For shorter thin hair layers are not a good idea unless you have thick hair instead ask your stylist to shape the bottom of your hair with a razor, it will give your shortcut more texture and the top of your hair will appear fuller.
12. LittleBird: I’ve had “long layers” and long hair since high school simply because I don’t really know what else to ask for. What cuts are just as low-maintenance for someone with fine, straight hair, but are more “modern”? By low-maintenance, I mean a wash, condition, and air-dry is about all I can promise to do– some stylists I’ve had pretend to not hear that little detail. My hair could really use an update! 🙂 Thanks.
Jerome: To get a more up-to-date look for fine straight hair you should go for more of a bob between the chin and shoulder-length, trendy but easy to style! Check out Jessica Simpson’s new short style.
We Have A Professional Hair Stylist Here Today To Answer All Of Your Questions
Think you know everything there is to know about hair? Well, Jerome Lordet may have you beat. He started his hairstyling career in Paris at the age of 16, then came to NYC at the age of 18 and worked at Bruno Dessange, Bruno Pittini, Jacques Dessange, and has finally landed at Pierre Michel. He’s run the gamut of celebrity clients, working on the lovely tresses of Jessica Simpson, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Biel, and many more.
So, are you still not sure how to get perfect waves à la Blake Lively? Want to give dry shampoo a try, but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you’re just trying to find the best way to fight frizz without having to fry your hair to oblivion? If you’ve exhausted all the suggestions from your own colorists and stylists, then this is the place for you! Over the next few days, any of the questions that you leave in the comments below will be answered by Jerome!
Now’s your chance! You may never get another one like it in the history of ever, so don’t hold back! The answer to your dreams just might be out there waiting for you. Jerome will be answering questions all day today, so ask away!