Brands We Desire: Bumble And bumble
Whether you want bouncy waves, lived in waves, smooth and straight or smooth and cinched, Bumble and bumble have all the answers. From how to style your look and most importantly, the products you will need to achieve the look you are going for.
Bumble and bumble, although a brand that has only come to the forefront in recent years, has been going since 1977. Founded by Michael Gordon on Hairdressers Row in NYC, and the only one on that row not to have used his name, it was voted as one of the top salons in NYC in 1978 by American Vogue. A makeover on Phoebe Cates put the salon on the map in 1982 when women flew in from all over for a similar look.
Bumble and bumble moved to East 56th Street in 1986 and in 1990, frustrated with the lack of good quality products on the market, Bumble and bumble products were born. The brand made headlines again in 1997 when 'The Bad Bob' appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue and American Vogue voted it haircut of the year. The B.band (the bra strap inspired headband) was launched in 1997, with many copycats following on the bandwagon.
In 2002, Bb.U is officially launched. This is Bumble and bumble's university for hair stylists, where many programs and seminars take place. This is where hairdressers get to work on real people to perfect their craft the Bumble and bumble way. So, if you are in New York and fancy doing your bit for Bumble and bumble trainees, then just pop in to the House of Bumble for a complimentary service.
The House of Bumble (HOB) is situated in the historic Meat Packing District and is home to Bb.U, their downtown salon and is the company's headquarters.
So, as you can see, Bumble and bumble products have been born out of years of experience in the industry, so they know what they are talking about and more importantly they know what we want! We have handpicked a few of our favourites and some cult products but be sure to check out their full range.
Perhaps one of their most popular products is the Bumble and bumble Surf Spray. For sexy, sun-dried, windswept styles that we all want. A hairstyle that looks like you did nothing with, which is nearly true because all you did was spray your wet hair with this product and either let it dry itself or used a diffuser for minimum effort. Apply it to dry hair for texturising or adding volume at the roots. The secret with this product is that the less you play around with your hair, the longer it will hold. So, a quick spray, a quick scrunch and you're good to go. It costs £23.
Bumble and bumble's Full Potential Hair Preserving Conditioner is a nurturing light weight conditioner and when used as a regimen it helps reduce hair loss due to breakage. It reinforces the strands to promote strength and elasticity. So for those of you who suffer with breakage or have fine thinning hair, you will love this product. It costs £26.
Curls need very specific and delicate looking after. They need their own range of products. Bumble and bumble's Curl range is beautiful and treats curly hair as it needs to be treated. Used along with the shampoo and conditioner in this range, the Curl Defining Creme creates flexible curls with separation. The curl-optimising HydraSculpt Blend™, mixed with Brazilian oils, helps create controlled, moisturised curls. The creme costs £24.
If your hair is dry and thirsty, then Bumble and bumble's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil, with no other than 6 featherlight oils, could be just what you need. Ranging from featherlight to intense hydration, this product line will cater for all dry hair types. It will soften, tame and de-frizz your dry unruly hair.
Now that you are sorted with the products you need, check out Bumble and bumble's Blow Dry Sessions on how to perfect the exact blow dry you want. These guys are a one stop shop!