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Find out why hydration is so important for hair. The secret ingredient is in Pai-Shau

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Interview for Pai-Shau

P-Pai-Shau  M-Marshall Lin

M-What’s the Pai-Shau story? What’s the concept behind the brand?

P-In a way, our story began more than 5000 years ago.  Teas have long played an important role in many cultures because of their powerful health benefits.  Today, they’re the second most consumed beverage in the world, but in the beginning, they were used primarily for medicinal purposes.  Over the last 50 years, topical use has become popular thanks to their ability to reduce inflammation, stimulate, detoxify, exfoliate and protect the skin.

When you think about healthy hair, it all begins with the scalp, so it made perfect sense to explore this ingredient for use in hair care products.   We began by creating a really potent blend of steeped teas that we now refer to as our Signature Tea Complex.  It contains five different varieties of tea that each contain multiple benefits you see immediately and over time.  We’ve quickly become known as the first really comprehensive tea-infused hair care brand.


M-As a professional, I see hydration as the most  important aspect of haircare. Why is hydration so important, and how does Pai-Shau promote the highest level of hydration for hair?

P-Hydration is a huge part of what gives hair its’ shine and movement.  Without it, your hair just won’t look healthy.  Hydration also plays a serious role in your hairs’ ability to resist breakage, resulting in fewer split ends, greater density and strength.

Pai-Shau works to promote hydration in two main ways:

First- the teas contain powerful antioxidant, vitamins, minerals and polyphenols that are able to penetrate and help your hair hold onto its’ moisture by neutralizing the damage caused by oxidation from daily life and chemicals we often use in hair services.

Secondly- the teas help detox and remove build-up so that the hair can absorb better.

M-There have over 1000 hair brands worldwide. Consumers have way too many options to choose from. What should people look for when choosing the right products for themselves?

P-These days, consumers are looking for clean products that are multi-use.  They also want simple but won’t sacrifice performance.  Product expectations are higher than ever.  In addition to the “actives” in a product (typically the featured ingredients), it’s just as important to know what itdoesn’t contain.

Many people know to ask for Paraben Free and Sulfate free.  Now the standard has been set even higher.  They are looking for Vegan, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Phosphate Free and whether or not the packaging materials are recyclable.  In other words, it’s not just the products, but the way they are made and what they are made with. I say get to know the symbols on the back of the packaging.  They’ll tell you a lot about the brand.

Pai- Shau Biphasic Infusion 


M-In a multi cultural city such as New York, so many different textures of hair are present. How does Pai-Shau cater to and benefit all of the different textures and types of hair?

P-The number one comment from our professional stylist network is always in reference to this.  They can’t believe a brand with only 12 products performs equally well in such a huge variety of textures.  The centerpiece of our brand, BiPhasic Infusion, uses an oil-free technology that doesn’t build up or weigh down the hair, making it ideal for every texture.  Those with fine hair can’t believe they can achieve volume and moisture.  In the past, you had to choose one or the other.  Those with thick or course hair would often get heavy build-up from multiple days of adding product on top of product trying to rehydrate & defrizz in between shampoos. With no weight and no build up, you don’t get either of those problems, so anyone can use it.

M-How do you differentiate salon hair care products versus Home hair care products? Is there an actual difference or do these two overlap?

P-The hair care landscape is different than it was even a decade ago.  There are so many brands that there is no black and white answer.  In general, the sentiment I often hear from the professional side it that the ingredients are superior and formulas are more concentrated.  Gentler cleansing agents, less water to cleansing ratio, sodium chloride free, lighter silicones that don’t build up as heavily….

Since I am not a chemist and there are hundreds of brands, it would be irresponsible for me to make a definitive, sweeping statement. If someone asked me what one area would I personally always splurge, it would be cleansers, conditioners and masks.  Once you find the right cleanser and conditioner, styling becomes much easier.

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10 Refreshingly Short Haircuts That Are Making Waves in 2018 – POPSUGAR




Collarbone Lob

Image Source: Getty / Michael Tran

The cut: Collarbone Lob

Celebrity Inspiration: Emma Stone

Description: “Emma’s cut is a collarbone-length, long-angle bob,” said celebrity and editorial hairstylist Marshall Lin. “The key for this cut is to create a soft edge with a razor or point-cutting techniqu while adding on long layers to soften that edge.”

Style it: Lin said, “Use Pai-Shau Royal Abundance Mousse ($26) initially for volume, then Pai-Shau Texture Dust ($24) close to the root, and follow with a lightweight and flexible hairspray.”

Who it works for: “This cut softens the face and bone structure and has a lot of freedom when styling. It not discriminate on hair texture, so women with straight, curly, or wavy hair can rock it,” said Lin.

’80s Fade

The cut: ’80s Fade

Celebrity inspiration:Katy Perry

Description: “This is a woman’s fade haircut that you saw back in the ’80s punk era,” said Lin. “To create, leave the top with a horseshoe section — the width will depend on the end of your eye bone. Many stylists will use a buzzer machine here, but I’d prefer using a scissor over comb to give a bit of a feminine kick for the fade and not be as extreme.”

Style it: “I’d use Davines This Is a Medium Hold Finishing Gum ($32) here and finish with Pai-Shau’s medium and flexible hold Sublime Hold Hairspray ($30).

Who it works for: This look works for someone who’s bold and daring and ready to embrace that rocker edginess.

Vintage Pixie

Image Source: Getty / Mike Pont

The cut: Vintage Pixie

Celebrity inspiration: Scarlett Johansson

Description: “This is a classically sexy short haircut worn by icons like Mia Farrow,” said Lin. “The key for this cut is to create that soft-edge hairline, leaving the top section about three inches of side-cut so that while it’s short, there is still room to style. The back needs to have a half-inch length from the hairline so you can still get the softness.”

Style it: “Styling this cut is a breeze,” noted Swayze. “On already straight hair, use a very small touch of Batiste XXL Plumping Powder ($9). When I say a touch, I mean it — this stuff is powerful and will be your new best friend. It adds immense texture for a fraction of other texturizing powders.”

Who it works for: “This is a more feminine short haircut that works for women who want to show off their features without losing the option to style,” said Lin.

 Midi-Lob With Curtain Bangs

Image Source: Getty / JB Lacroix

The cut: Midi-Lob With Curtain Bangs

Celebrity inspiration:January Jones

Description: “This is a medium-length bob with a soft bang. This haircut is soft, but you can still feel the volume and thickness,” said Lin. “You want to keep the length two inches below your chin or at the base of your collarbone. For bangs, create fringe angle and point-cut or razor cut for a straight line.”

Style it: Swayze said, “Apply some Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Volume Mousse($17) on wet hair and roughly dry with a blow dryer. Use a 1-1/4 curling iron and wrap random pieces of hair around the barrel, some going forward, some going backward, to create that deconstructed wave. Follow up by using a touch of IGK Down and Out Dirty Spray ($14) to give it the perfect bedhead look.”

Who it works for: This cut works for someone who wants a feminine, not too-short but not too-long cut that can go glamorous or casual.

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Is Going To Bed With Wet Hair Bad For You?

woman with wet hair

Ever hear that going to bed with wet hair will make you sick? You’re not alone. It’s one of those pieces of old-school advice that gets passed down from generation to generation, along with the thought that plucking one gray hair causes three to grow back and that only teenagers get acne.

Some people prefer to wash their hair at night for whatever reason—it fits with their schedule, they love that snooze button or they’ve been doing it for years without really thinking about it. But does going to bed with wet hair really, truly, actually make you sick? And even if it doesn’t, does it harm your hair? We went to the experts to find if the advice actually holds up—or not.

Ask the Doctor: Will Going to Bed With Wet Hair Make You Sick?

According to Amber Tully, MD, a family-medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic, the idea that sleeping with wet hair can cause illness is an old wives’ tale. (Sorry, mom.) The common cold—think sniffling, congestion or a runny nose—is caused by a virus that is in no way related to how damp or dry your hair is. “You may feel physically cold if you sleep with wet or damp hair, but this will not cause illness,” says Dr. Tully. But people associate being sick with feeling physically cold, she explains, which is probably why this mistake is so prevalent.

The common cold is caused by a virus that is in no way related to how damp or dry your hair is.

On the other hand, going to bed with wet hair can cause an entirely different set of issues—for your scalp. “A chronically damp or wet pillow may become a breeding ground for bacterial or fungal infections, since the combination of warmth and moisture allows many fungal elements to thrive,” says Dr. Tully. That could result in seborrheic dermatitis—a.k.a. dandruff, the most obvious sign of which is a chronically red, itchy or flaky scalp.

Ask the Hairstylist: Will Going to Bed With Wet Hair Damage Your Hair? 

Going to bed with wet hair can also create extra work in the AM. “Sleeping with wet hair causes your hair to set, which means your hair will turn out whichever way you sleep on it,” says Marshall Lin, a stylist at Frédéric Fekkai SoHo Salon. “Your hair can get tangled during sleep, and those knots can be harder to get out without causing breakage to strands.” He also seconds the point about damage to the scalp—noting that it’s not just your pillow that’s the problem. “The moisture, oil and body heat from your scalp can cause buildup and lead to dry scalp or dandruff,” he says.

“Your hair can get tangled during sleep, and those knots can be harder to get out without causing breakage to strands.”

If you have no other options besides going to bed with wet hair, it’s worth taking a few extra steps to protect it. First, let your roots dry a little bit, which can help alleviate scalp issues. Then, “comb your hair well and apply a light, leave-in conditioner,” says Lin. “Since your hair will set overnight, you’ll want to go to sleep with it smooth and neat.” Lin recommends working Fekkai PrX Reparatives Leave-In Conditioner Spray through the mid-lengths to ends, which will help keep hair smooth. In the morning, comb your hair and quickly blast your roots with a hair dryer to ensure your scalp is completely dry. If your hair is wavy or curly, work a curl cream or oil through the ends—otherwise, you’re good to go.


While hitting the sheets with wet hair won’t kill you, it’s generally not a good idea for your hair and scalp. If time is the enemy at bedtime, we recommend a quick dry using the ultra-fast Harry Josh Pro Tools hair dryer. You can also dry and protect your hair at the same time with a fast-absorbing hair turban (it’s comfy enough to wear while sleeping). And—most important—choose the right brush or comb to detangle your wet strands, while minimizing breakage. Try The Wet Brush, which is designed especially for wet or damp hair.

Marshall’s Chair: Brazilian Supermodel Thalita De Oliveira

Even though fashion model  Thalita De Oliveira gets her hair done as part of work, she tells us why still goes to get pampered by Marshall. 


How long have you known Marshall?

Since May 2008. That’s eight years now!

How did you meet him? 

We met at Frederic Fekkai. I asked my agency to make an appointment with Fekkai.
Even though I get my hair done for work all the time, I still wanted to get the proper experience where I could sit down and relax. I really don’t like it when I have to get my hair cut on sets. People always think it’s so great to get your hair done as part of your job, but you know, it’s really never what you want.
 If you have a hairdresser that cuts your hair the way you like, it’s absolutely affects your everyday mood. You’re going to feel so pretty.

What was that first experience you had with Marshall like? 

I can’t even describe the connection that I had with Marshall when I first met him. I was just so impressed with his vision and devotion to hair. He’s really a natural.
Before I met him, my hair was always shoulder length, but I wanted to keep it longer, so I went to him, and he told me very confidently, “I’m going to make your hair grow. I’m going to cut your hair in the most beautiful way, such that you don’t need to get any trims and you can just focus on letting it grow.” I really saw my hair grow out beautifully, so I kept my relationship with him. I only need to get my hair cut twice a year now. All my friends started going to Marshall too.
Model- Thalita De Oliveira

Now that you’ve been to Marshall so many times is the experience difference. 

Of course, it’s better, because now he’s my friend. My time with him is a magical time.

Why is your hair so important to you?

If my hair doesn’t look great, I won’t feel like walking out of the house – I won’t go to castings. It really dictates my mood.

What was the worst hair disaster you’ve experienced? 

When I first started modeling at 14, I had a horrible haircut that made me stop modeling for a year. It was long in the front and short at the back, and I couldn’t look at myself. I learnt a lesson: even though it’s part of work, never let anyone do something to your hair unless you know what they are going to do to it. I’ve been declined big jobs because I didn’t want my hair to be cut, but that’s life.

What would you tell your 18-year-old self? 

I don’t have much regrets.  I left home at 13 and by 18 I was already very independent. As a mother, one thing I would say is to see yourself as your own child because there’s no one that you would care for more than your own kid.