This is dangerous info to leak out – I love when companies launch “artist collections”. I’ve been known to purchase items just for the limited edition packaging. Dangerous, I know, but I can’t help it. I love pretty products.
I was stoked when I heard TIGI Bed Head was launching an artist collaboration collection. The Urban Canvas Collection features 4 popular Bed Head products with art designed by 3 artists: Jim Mahfood/Food One (checkout his Grrl Scouts comics. Do it.), Nicholas Saunders, and Harry Woollacott. I haven’t used Bed Head products in forever. It isn’t because they are bad, but it’s so easy to get sidetracked by new launches, new brands. I’m happy that they revamped certain products with limited edition art. It made me use them again and realize that I do like this brand.
Here are my quick reviews:
After Party Smoothing Cream featuring the artwork of Nicholas Saunders (the pink one) – Retails for $19.50
The packaging is like early 1990’s club kid meets Barbarella. So, yeah, I love that. And my hair loves this smoothing cream. It’s lightweight and I use it on dry hair with a flat iron. My hair is left super smooth and silky. The product is highly fragranced which I don’t mind. It’s a generic clean “fruity floral” scent that does linger in my hair but I like for my hair to smell clean. Conclusion – My hair looks amazing when I use this. And I recommend it for those that have course, frizz prone hair.
Hard Head Hard Hold Hairspray featuring the artwork of Jim Mahfood – Retails for $16.50
I’m from Nashville. I love hairspray. The packaging is a stainless steel featuring cartoon hipster faces and speakers and stuff. I like it. It is sooo L.A. The hairspray is really good. It’s buildable with no stickiness. It really does have a strong hold. With this product I’m able to do big ‘ole 1960’s yé-yé hair. This makes me so happy. And the scent is that generic fruity floral that After Party has. But, it doesn’t linger and it doesn’t smell gross. Conclusion – It does what it claims to do. I can’t say that for most hairsprays.
Other products in this collection include Small Talk Thickifier and Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray. I feel all of the art really fits the brand’s image. I hope they do another collection like this in the future.
The Urban Canvas Collection is limited edition. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. The collection is available at professional salons this summer.
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