The Expert: Christophe Robin

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Christophe Robin is a world renowned hair colorist, his portfolio includes Catherine Deneuve, Jane Fonda, Linda Evangelista just to name a few.  At an early age he knew he wanted to be a colorist, he then started his career at Jean-Louis David and quickly started to become a pioneer in the coloring world.  He created new techniques and Christophe made coloring as important as a cut.  He has worked with fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano.  In 1999, Christophe launched a line of hair care products, COLORIST Christophe Robin. His award-winning products protect hair from the damaging effects of highlighting and coloring, using natural ingredients such as Lavender, Rose, Shea Butter and Chamomile to nourish and restore brilliance. In 2004 Christophe Robin became the Color Designer for L’Oréal Paris where he develops new ranges and shades of color for home hair coloring products.  He also has a salon at Le Meurice in Paris.  Christophe also launched his own color products that do not have ammonia and are enriched with Buriti oil and almond butter to nourish your hair.

Today Christophe shares some hair tips with us:

Best advice you have received:

An advice that I received when I started my apprenticeship when I was 15, in a little salon in Bar-sur-Aube. The salon manager told me : “you have to become a good colorist because there are many great hairstylists out there already”

How can you take care of your hair after you’ve colored it?

My product line is especially dedicated to assure you a long lasting hair color and healthy hair. Formulas have a slightly acid pH and contain lots of carrying ingredients, no harsh sulfates and no silicones, to be sure to protect hair.
My moisturizing hair oil with lavender and cleansing mask with lemon are just absolutely divine to preserve and to assure you at home the best salon treatments.

What inspired you to create your own line of products?

Right at the beginning of my career, when I opened my first salon, when I was 24 years old, with all the top models, who had to change their hair color so many times, I understood that I needed products, great treatment products to heal the hair from all these chemical changes.

Which one of your products is your favorite?

My legendary cleansing mask with lemon. It has the same formulation for 20 years and still a best seller. It was one of the first non lavering shampoo. It does everything to your scalp and fragile hair. Nourishing, cleansing and fixing the color.

What’s the biggest mistake you see women do when changing their hair color?

Women who don’t treat her hair. It’s absolutely essential, just like the skin, because the most beautiful color won’t last on a dry and damaged hair.

Biggest color mistake?

When women want to play TOO MUCH with color, doing radical and repetitive changes. And when they just want to look like someone else.

Song you are listening to on repeat:

Right now 100 degrees from Kylie and Dannii minogue

Hair trend you wish would go away:

Nothing ugly right now. No complain
One product you can’t live without:

My intense regenerating balm with rare prickly pear oil. It has 99% natural ingredients and It can be used for almost everything : styling and texturizing hair, nourishing body, hands, feets, lips, etc.

Always in your fridge:
Fruits and rhum with exotic fruits

You can follow Christophe on Instagram @Christophe_Robin_Paris.

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