Peter Coppola is no newbie to the hair-care arena. He started the keratin revolution decades ago, and has owned more than 30 salons, in addition to working with top magazines, television shows, and websites over a 35-year career.
Now based in Boca Raton, FL, where he operates a salon, Peter has launched a new anti-aging line called Peter Coppola Keratin Concept, a salon and at-home treatment line for reversing damage and the signs of aging hair. Formaldehyde and aldehyde free, the comprehensive line will be sold at more than 30,000 salons nationwide by the end of 2014. Here, Peter shares tips for keeping your hair youthful and healthy.
When we age, how does our hair age? Are there certain diets or lifestyle changes we need to learn to keep our hair healthy?
As we age our hair dries due the lack of pigment, natural moisture, and oils. Diets rich in B-6, B-12, folate, biotin, iron rich protein, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and zinc can help keep your hair healthy. If these nutrients are not found in your daily diet, we encourage daily supplements. Lifestyle changes that will help keep your hair healthy include protecting your hair from the sun’s damaging rays and the beatings from the wind just like we do our skin. Your hair is 100% more fragile than your skin when it comes to the environment.
What makes Keratin Concept stand out in the market today?
Peter Coppola Keratin Concept is formaldehyde and aldehyde free. It’s a “healer” not a “straightener”.
It is the “fountain of youth” in the hair industry—it gives you back what you had—or—what you thought you had as a child: incredibly healthy, shiny, smooth, and lustrous hair.
Who can use Keratin Concept and when should they start using it?
Peter Coppola Keratin Advance Treatments are fabulous for anyone because of the versatility of this product. It leaves your hair shiny and “frizz-free” and it restores the health of your hair from the inside out without sacrificing volume.
What are the fall 2013 hair trends? Which do you love and which would you like to disappear?
For fall 2013, hair trends are more personal than even the clothes we wear. The haircut and the color we choose say just as much about us as our fashion style. This year the most popular hair trends are the most effortless. The side part, the wet look, 1960’s Miami Fountainbleau. Think Madmen. Thank you Janie Bryant for your inspiration. Return to platinum blonde, baliage, and “bronde.” It’s the perfect shade of blonde and brunette blended together.
You’ve worked with a variety of celebrities in Hollywood. Who has the best celeb hair right now and whose hair would you like to work on?
Our favorite celebrities at this time include Mila Kunis. She is our favorite chocolate. Jennifer Lawrence is our “bronde.” Gweneth Paltrow is a blonde. And, our redhead is Juliette Lewis. There are so many beautiful celebrities today. I feel with the right haircut, short hair can be very sexy. Two examples are Charlize Theron and Halle Berry. My favorite styling product for short hair is Peter Coppola Keratin Concept MUD—used on dry or damp hair for an “insta-chic” style.
What are some hair mistakes you see women make over and over again and what can they do to avoid them?
- People make the mistake of conditioning only the ends. We always condition all of the hair, from the roots to the ends.
- Not protecting their hair from the intense heat of blow-dryers as well as flat and curling irons. We suggest a cocktail of Peter Coppola Just Blow and Peter Coppola Argon Oil to protect the cuticle cells from damage and breakage. It also helps prevent burning the hair.
- Not enough conditioning treatments. A once a week deep conditioning fills in any damage and restores hair to a soft, shiny and manageable condition. We recommend Peter Coppola Total Repair Hair Mask.
- Roughing the hair. Hair is weakest when wet. Blot the hair with a towel gently to prevent frizz and breakage.
- Detangling. Be patient and don’t rush. Work from the bottom to the top with a wide tooth comb.