My Kérastase Fusio-Dose Experience

My Kérastase Fusio-Dose Experience

Ritz-Carlton Staycation Part I

I was recently invited by the Director of Public Relations, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore to spend a weekend at their gorgeous property. I will be chronicling my experience over a few blog posts – consider this one to be Part I.

I had checked in on a bright Saturday morning at 9am, and was warmly received by the hotel staff, who escorted me to the Club Lounge on the premises for a seamless check-in experience. Once the formalities had been completed, I was invited to have breakfast at the Lounge. This post will have me provide you with an insight on the Club Lounge, as well as a Hair Spa treatment I was invited to experience at the Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa at the hotel, following breakfast.

The Club Lounge – The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level redefines the luxury hotel experience. It’s a hotel within a hotel with access to food and beverages and the intimacy, comfort and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton.

An Unperturbed Lounge Milieu

Located at Level 3, the key-accessed concierge-staffed Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge enhances and elevates the guest experience by redefining extravagance with a devoted concierge and tailored conveniences; personalized check-in and check-out services, unobtrusive computer workstations, complimentary Wi-Fi access, an impressive library, and complimentary culinary demonstrations including beverages through the day. This exceptional experience for their guests has been specifically fashioned to disband all diversions and allow the guests to centre on the pleasures of their private trip in a relaxed, contemporary environment.

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Featuring a large mural by Revati Sharma Singh

{Entering the Club Lounge through the foyer, seeing that view, and experiencing the ambiance was a ‘wow’ experience for me. It really plays into one’s expectation of Ritz-Carlton’s exceptional attention to detail.}

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From the breakfast menu you could feast your taste buds with freshly baked scones and assorted housemade pastries; granola yogurt parfait; oatmeal with brown sugar and raisins; selection of charcuterie such as ham, turkey, and cured meats; smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers; spinach and mushroom quiche; individual mini-citrus salads; and a selection of fresh seasonal fruit. Everything is prepared fresh under the expert supervision of hand-picked chefs from across the globe.

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Kérastaste Hair Ritual at the Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa

You are going to have an ‘affair, with your hair’ after you have pampered them at the internationally acclaimed Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore. Rossano’s style is to work in an exceptionally qualitative way, bringing their lavishly tailored dream to hairdressing, and therefore relentlessly stimulating and refining hair designing and salon services. The hair spa offers a delightful sensual experience, where every moment spent is centered on absolute indulgence.

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Overview

In-salon solutions for problem hair are on the rise, and the latest to launch one is luxury brand Kérastaste with their new Fusio-Dose treatments. Positioned as ‘rituals’ blended bespoke to your hair needs following a personal diagnosis with your stylist; the new in-salon treatments allow you to choose from the new range of four concentrates and five boosters to treat your hair. Furthermore, there are about twenty various personalized combinations that can be created from these concentrates and boosters to suit your hair type and address specific problems.

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I’ve had hair treatments at salons before but those were always ready-made ones; so the Kérastaste PARIS Fusio-Dose treatment’s ability to pin-point 2 problem areas to focus on, and combine 2 Fusio-Dose products to combat both issues at once certainly caught my attention!

The concentrates include:

• Concentre Densifique for instant thickness
• Concentre Pixelist for strengthening of radiance
• Concentre Vita-Ciment for in-depth reconstruction
• Concentre Oleo-Fusion for instant nutrition and softness

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The boosters include:

• Booster Brillance for five times more radiance
• Booster Nutrition for three times more nutrition
• Booster Densite where the finer is deeply texturized
• Booster Reconstruction for 50% less breakages whilehair-brushing
• Booster Discipline for 72 hour smoothness, 72 hour anti-frizz and anti-humidity

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How it works

When I arrived at the Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa, Ricky Tam {salon director, super stylist and Kérastaste ambassador} took the time to sit through and discuss with me what my hair wanted {and needed} from their personalised conditioning treatment. Ricky then scanned both my hair and scalp to understand which treatment would best suit my needs. For instance my scalp was found to be dry and the bottom part of my hair looked completely dull, and had lost its keratin and nutrients completely which left me with lusterless hair.

Naturally I chose to go with a nourishing treatment that would not only help moisturise my hair, but make it look more shiny and vibrant; a combination of the Fusio-Dose Concentré Oléo-Fusion for deep nourishment, shine and softness, and the Discipline Booster to make my hair more manageable. The idea is to let the treatment acclimate to the requirements of your hair so you can prioritise what you wish to improve; whether it is reconstructing your hair’s texture or highlighting the colour. The mixture was just one concentrate and one booster as Ricky intended on providing a powerful treatment with exclusive results.

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The booster and concentrate are combined to create the magical potion. A potion I say – because of the micro-emulsion that combines the goodness of avocado and jojoba oil with a dash of water.

 

The Fusio-Dose Treatment

Shiva, the stylist at the hair spa, washed my hair prior to the treatment using a Kérastaste Shampoo which catered specifically to my hair type. My hair was then treated while it was still wet by spraying the mixture section by section and gently massaging it through the entire length of my hair, and finally combing it through. My scalp was covered with a shower cap and the treatment was left on for ten minutes for the magical potion to do its job {no steam is needed as the product uses one’s natural body heat}.

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After my hair was rinsed, Kérastase Elixir Ultime The Imperial was applied. The oil can be used for both pre and post hair styling; it gives your hair a natural shine, protects from the harsh UV rays and provides deep conditioning.

 

Ricky styled my hair to create soft curls, and the end result as you can see is healthy, beautifully styled hair!

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I asked Ricky how much time should ideally be spent on caring for our hair everyday, to which he said that Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa gives personalised beauty to women, and a good haircut should allow you to just wash and go on the street, that’s all. “If this is not what you are doing then you are going to the wrong hairdresser” he said. Having worked as a Hair Stylist at Rossano Ferretti Shanghai and Rossano Ferretti Miami in the past, Ricky Tam brings more than two decades of hands-on knowledge and experience to the fashion savvy city of Bangalore.

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Tanya Dhar with salon director Ricky Tam

 

Verdict

If you follow me on Snapchat (@tanyadhar) you would’ve seen me rave about the results. My hair definitely looked and felt healthier, shinier and stronger – which is a definite thumbs up. Needless to say, I enjoyed the pampering session with Kérastaste because it was such an easy & fuss free treatment with such impressive lasting results!

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If you are a fan of Kerastase’s high-quality hair products and have been in search of a great hair treatment that can be tailored to your exact needs, I highly recommend booking in to try a Kérastaste PARIS Fusio-Dose treatment for yourself as soon as possible!

Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore, No 99 Residency Road, Bangalore, India 560025. To book appointments please call 080 4914 8000

 

*Disclaimer: This review was done on an invitation from the salon. Due judgement and care has been applied by the author to remain objective and unbiased in the review.

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