Bumble & Bumble CitySwept Finish [$29] is a FANTASTIC new finishing spray that gives you second (or third in my case) day hair on the first day. This makes my hair look like, “Oh…I don’t care….” or “I woke up like this…”
I am a huge Bumble & Bumble fan….and now that my hair is shorter, I wanted something that gave it some STYLE. I’ve been using Brilliantine for AGES and I love it but I was looking for something that gave my hair something that was, messy, yet defined….shiny but not too shiny. I know, impossible right?? Not so much! CitySwept Finish is my Goldilocks finishing spray, it was JUST right! It gave my brushed out waves great texture, style, separation and shine without being greasy, sticky or crunchy.
Season after season, the always coveted ‘cool girl’ look is revived on the runways – always with a fresh take, courtesy of the Bb.Backstage team. Spring/Summer 2014 was certainly no exception as our hairdressers took cues from the streets of our beloved New York City, crafting lived-in looks with street-styled texture.
Cityswept Finish is a unique hybrid product. It sprays like a hairspray, defines like a wax and softens like a cream without ever feeling weighty or crunchy. An ultrafine mist creates buildable texture and separation while enhancing and defining all hair types and textures (especially wavy and curly types), while adding moisture, softness and taming fly-a-ways.
You can also layer this over other bumble products like Thickening Dryspun Finish to give a bit of natural sheen and separation to a big, airy look or layer over Prêt-à- powder for a lived-in look with a touch of soft volume.
There is also a method to using this product. First you shake it well, then spray through dry hair. Directions say to lift longer hair and allow strands to fall through the mist. I did this too with awesome results. Or, try one of these Bb.Stylist tips:
- Use after a blow dry to break it down and make it your own. Twist, turn and twirl hair, misting as you go.
- For an easy updo, sweep hair into carefree twists, casual knots or spontaneous buns, then mist Cityswept Finish over hair and loosen the look with your fingers.
- After heat styling with a flat or curling iron, mist through hair then rake fingers through to break apart the style and play down perfection.
- For a focused application, spray into hands then apply to dry, styled hair for detailing and finishing.