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Hair Rituel Squad: Yves Durif

Yves Durif's illustrious career began in Paris at the age of 17 inside of the celebrated Jacques Dessange Salon. Through passion and persistence he won over the hair and hearts of his clients and mentors and quickly became a sought after artist. At 30, he made his move to New York City where he met Bruno Pittini, artistic director at The Bruno Dessange Salon. Yves and Pittini quickly formed a bond and he often credits Bruno for helping him realize exactly what makes a haircut "work".

In November 1997, Yves Durif opened the doors to his namesake Salon in New York's Upper East Side. In 2008, he moved the Salon to its current location at The Carlyle. Over the past 40 years, Yves has garnered the trust and loyalty of a discerning, sophisticated clientele ranging from outré style-setters, to CEOs, socialites, celebrities, artists and elegant Manhattanites.

Yves' talent has been featured in a number of print and online publications including: The New York Times, Elle, Marie Claire France, Travel & Leisure, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Yoga Journal, Fashion Pulse Daily, MTV, E!, CNN, MSNBC and A&E. calls Yves "an artist, one of the fashion world's best stylists." His celebrity clients include Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe, fashion's muse Daphne Guinness and foremost yogini Elena Brower.

1.How did you fall in love with Sisley-Paris?

I knew it was extraordinary when I first came to The Carlyle and was introduced to the Spa. That's when I fell in love with Ecological Compound. This is a product that I use all over my body. I have also always been impressed by the d’Ornano Family and the care that they take with all of their products. I am honored to have met them.

2. Who has had a major influence on your life or career?

Bruno Pittini – The Art Director of Jacques Dessange

3. What beauty tip was passed onto you by a mentor, friend or family member when you were younger or just starting out in the industry that you still carry with you today?

“Don’t do things in a “warm” way. Things need to be either HOT or COLD – not in between. Make a dramatic statement.

4. Similarly, can you share your favorite hair advice or tip?

Find your Signature – the detail for which you can be recognized.

5. Where do you find inspiration?

I find inspiration in the “old classics”. Louise Brooks for her Bob, Jean Seberg for her Pixie or “Garconne”, Jane Fonda for her Shag. Find a trademark...

6. What are the Sisley-Paris products you can’t live without?

Ecological Compound and I greatly recommend the Sisley-Paris Lipsticks (Phyto-Lip Twist Collection, Phyto-Lip Shine, Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick) since they are not made of petrochemicals.

7. If you could be in the room with anyone while they were getting their hair done who would it be?

I would like to do the hair of Juliette Binoche for her sophisticated, natural style.

8. What hair trends can we look forward to in the coming months?

A return to shorter hair – shoulder length to short. Heavy bangs of all sorts.

9. What is your favorite Hair Rituel Product and why?

The Precious Hair Care Oil Glossiness & Nutrition which can be used for all hair types – either to create volume or to reduce volume.

10. What is a great hairstyle that can be created with one of the new products?

The Perfect Shiny Ponytail using the Precious Hair Care Oil Glossiness&Nutrition.

11. Why are you excited about this new brand by Sisley-Paris?

Because this is the launch of a true luxury Hair Product that has been formulated with the same vision and technology as the Sisley Skin Care Line. Also – I believe greatly in the idea of Ritual..

12. How does it feel to be a part the #HairRituelSquad?

I feel very proud and honored to be a part of the grand premiere of such an exceptional brand!

From Left to Right: Chad Wood, Jessica Elbaum Shanahan, Carly Walters, Yves Durif

13. What is your favorite way to relieve stress?

I relieve stress with Yoga, Meditation and being outside in the country.
A glass of Beautiful Burgundy – works as well!

What is the "Hair Rituel Squad"?

Prior to the launch of Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris, we selected a group of haircare experts to preview the coveted new line.

It was our hope that these trusted industry leaders would not only help to shape our vision for the new line, but that they would evaluate the products and inform us as to how they would plan to incorporate these products into their famed routines and daily practices.

Our goal was to begin to build a trusted community of talented experts who would have an ongoing relationship to the brand- an open line of communication through which to share their opinions, trial the products (on themselves and their clients) and provide us with their honest feedback.

Our new hand selected "Hair Rituel Squad" are the best and most notable names in the industry ranging from film and television, red carpet, editorial and salon stylists.

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