We caught up with Vicky Panting, a member of the Paul Mitchell Artistic Team to talk about the new Awapuhi Wild Ginger products and Summer hair trends.for 2011

What is Awapuhi?
The awapuhi plant is an ancient beauty essential and was used by Hawaiian natives to nourish and moisturize skin and hair. Awapuhi leaves all hair types soft, silky and hydrated. At Paul Mitchell we use the most lipid-rich part of the plant?s root to seal in moisture and add shine.

What is your favourite product of the Paul Mitchell Range?
It?s difficult to choose just one, but at the moment I?d have to say either Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil or Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray. The products contain KeraTriplex which is found only in the Awapuhi Wild Ginger collection it is virtually identical to the keratin found in human hair. Like a liquid form of hair, it repairs damage from the core to the cuticle and transforms strands into pillars of strength.

Which celebrity is getting it right with regards to hair style / colour at the moment?
I?m loving Amanda Seyfried?s gorgeous beachy look with lighter colour on the ends.

How have you found the results of using Awapuhi?
I?ve found hair smoother, easier to manage and in beautiful condition just like brand new hair!

What cut and colour trends are coming through for Summer 2011?
Colour is an organic, teasy highlight look ? lighter ends with darker roots. Cut is an undone almost messy look worn with texture.

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