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Add high-gloss glamour to strands in three easy steps.
Written By JESS BASSER SANDERS
QUICK FIX KIT: ADD SHINE TO HAIR  |  #VIOLETGREY, The Industry's Beauty Edit
Veronica Lake may get the credit for putting gloriously shiny hair on the map in the 1940’s but red-carpet stars like Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain are keeping it alive and well.
It’s easy to see why the look endures. Not only do shiny strands suggest inner health, they also lend an aura of sophistication and elegance, like a flawless manicure or a bold lipstick. Achieving the right amount of shine without descending into the oily danger zone requires a measured approach and a light hand. For just such a lesson, VIOLET GREY turned to hairstylist Alex Polillo, who tends the perfect tresses of Felicity Jones, Olivia Wilde, Rooney and Kate Mara, and Rashida Jones.

ADD SHINE
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Polillo begins by shampooing with Klorane Magnolia Shampoo. The magnolia oil-enriched formula smoothes the cuticle of even the most dry and damaged locks. 

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The thought of applying oil to freshly washed tresses can seem counterintuitive, but trust Polillo on this one. Comb through an even amount of Leonor Greyl Beauté oil on damp hair from mid-length through the ends (Violet Says: The Yves Durif Comb’s wide-tooth structure is ideal). Let locks air dry before styling or—for high-beam shine—blow dry smooth with a round brush.

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As a final step, apply a small amount of Shu Uemura Art of Hair Touch of Gloss Brilliant Melt-In Balm to the ends of your hair to lock in moisture and enhance shine. (Violet Says: Avoid roots to keep hair from looking greasy). The formula is light enough to reapply throughout the day to bump up shine.
VIOLET RECOMMENDS
THE YVES DURIF COMB
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest ivory-hued resin, this will be the last comb you ever buy.
APPROVED BY THE VIOLET CODE 9/19/14

IN POLITE
SOCIETY

In polite society, yes you may STARE, but you certainly cannot 
 TOUCH. 
— VIOLET GREY
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