Service Scout: Mythic Oil Treatment Bar Monday 20 May, 2013
L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Treatment Bar will get your hair beautiful from roots to tips. Plus: A limited edition Couture Edition Mythic Oil lends plenty of nail art inspiration!
I’ve long been a fan of hair oils. The fact is, they can multitask like no other. For me, they are the one hair item I would take to a deserted island because they gloss, they condition, they cleanse—everything you need to look half-way decent when you’re stranded on an island alone. As such, I’ve tried countless types of hair oils, including L’Oréal Professionnnel Mythic Oil, a fragrant delight that contains a combo of grape seed and avocado oils to weightlessly nourish and defrizz hair. So when L’Oréal announced that it is now offering an in-salon Mythic Oil Treatment Bar ($25 to $35 per treatment), I just had to check it out.
(Directly after my Mythic Oil treatment)
I visited the Warren-Tricomi Salon at The Plaza Hotel NYC, where Patrick, a super-sweet hairstylist and new NYC transplant by way of Chicago, assessed my damaged hair. Being an ombré freak, my ends are in a constant state of frazzle, so they need all the help they can get. But my ends aren’t my only hair issue; as I’ve noted before, my scalp has gone on the fritz as well, shedding an exorbitant amount of dry skin. Lucky me, this treatment addresses hair woes from roots to tips.
Patrick first tells me that there are two types of Mythic Oil Treatments to meet both the needs of the person’s hair, as well as their time constraints: Express, which is a five-minute service that cleans the scalp, conditions the hair and protects color; and Indulgent, which takes a lengthier 15 minutes to do all of the aforementioned functions, plus help you relax.
We go the Indulgent route because I am a stress ball who longs for relaxation. First, Patrick applies the Scalp Clarifying Concentrate, which feels cool and refreshing, but not all tingly like some scalp treatments do. This concentrate contains tea tree oil, which is known to help with dry, flaking scalp (just what I need!). Then he runs through my mid-lengths and ends a combination of Nourishing Concentrate, which uses rice bran oil to condition hair weightlessly, and Color Protecting Concentrate, which infuses hair with linseed oil to protect against environmental aggressors that tend to strip our hair of its vibrant color. After massaging in everything, Patrick leaves me and my hair to marinate. Fifteen minutes later, a quick rinse, conditioning mask and then stellar blow-out leaves me with sleek locks that have a renewed bounce to them. And, oh my gosh, my hair smells amazing. I find myself flicking it repeatedly as I walk around, not only to feel how silky it is, but to have the fragrance waft around me. Heaven!
Naturally, I’m maintaining my increased shine at home with Mythic Oil, which just released a limited edition Couture Edition bottle designed by Parisian fashion designer Dilek Hanif. (The bottle even comes with a Hanif-designed bracelet!) L’Oréal Professionnel tasked me with creating nail art designs (because they know what a nail junkie I am!) inspired by Hanif’s bottle and bracelet designs; I created some tips as well as polished my fingernails using a blend of matte black and sparkling gold and rose gold.
(My Mythic Oil-inspired nail art using matte black as a base and sparkling gold and rose gold as the detailing.)
(Nail Art Look #1: Inspired by the packaging!)
(Nail Art Look #2: Inspired by the bracelet!)
Visit LPsalons.com to find out which of your local salons offer the Mythic Oil Treatment Bar and lorealprofessionnel-us.com to purchase your Couture Edition Mythic Oil ($32). And try out one of these nail art designs. One is much easier than the other…can you guess which one?