NBC 2018 Fall Press Day

Last week, Patrice, Desi, and Nestor braved the heat of New York City to style some of NBC’s coolest stars for Fall Press Day! Spending the day working in the “green room” of the Four Seasons with actors like Taylor Kinney and Jason Lewis was the perfect way to end an amazing summer. Of course, those peacock sugar cookies didn’t hurt either!

Thanks to NBC Universal, Nestor, Desi, and everyone involved for making the day such a success!

Our Top Four Dry Shampoos

The summer heat hasn't left us yet. You might be #teamfall, but you could be dealing with humidity and sweat turning your ‘do into a don’t for at least a little bit longer.

Enter the dry shampoo. Just a quick mist on unwashed dry hair, a tousle and rid your hair of all that pesky oil, sweat, and grime that the tough temps have been bringing to your look. Things will settle down nicely between washes, and you’re primped and primed to go do whatever your day holds, wheather it’s rosé all day or a pumpkin spice latté.

Here are a few of our favorites:


Kevin.Murphy Fresh.Hair ($30, available at PVS)
Shake it up and spray away the oil and excess products from the day before. Tangerine peel helps lock down cuticle for natural shine. And something else that makes us smile - For every can sold, a contribution is made to help reduce global carbon emissions.


Rene Furterer Paris NATURIA Dry Shampoo ($36)
This lightly scented dry shampoo refreshes hair and boosts volume between shampoos thanks to oil-absorbing rice, cornstarch, clay and silica powders. For a cleansing boost it relies on peppermint, basil and caraway essential oils.



Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo with French Pink Clay ($29)
For a oui bit of TLC, we love this two-in-one powerhouse that’s both a style extender, immediately absorbing oil and sweat with French clay, and a volumizer from roots to ends. It’s a far cry from their first iteration (a messy shake on color powder). Bonus: UV filters help protect your color.



Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($23)
Boston-based Living Proof is proof you can go a day or two without washing. They power their dry shampoo with a patented healthy hair molecule (OFPMA) and triple-action cleaning technology. There’s no powdery buildup behind and a time-release fragrance.

Kathy Griffin


Looking good when you’re in front of 1,500-plus people is no laughing matter.This is precisely why award-winning funny lady Kathy Griffin chose Patrice Vinci Salon to get her ready for her performance at the Shubert Theatre in Boston.

   Photo Courtesy of Nestor Cruz

Photo Courtesy of Nestor Cruz

On June 21, Nestor and Kiesha of the PVS team styled her fiery red hair and applied her on-point makeup to perfection, before the comedian took to the stage as part of her Laugh Your Head Off World Tour. This was an amazing experience for PVS, one that certainly has kept us smiling.

   Photo Courtesy of Kiesha Galloway

Photo Courtesy of Kiesha Galloway

Sun Care for Hair!


The temps go up and so do the number of ways you can wreck your hair in the summer. Dry A/C (hi, brittle ends), high humidity (frizz, we’re talking to you), scorching sun (hello, faded out color) – all these lazy hazy day elements can leave your locks feelin unloved. Say you’re sorry with a few steps from the team at Patrice Vinci and survive the summer months with gorgeous hair.


  • The hot sun is super drying, but you can restore moisture with a rinse-out conditioner. Since washing every day is a no-no, instead add a new ritual to your daily shower. Rinse hair in warm water then lather on conditioner for two minutes before rinsing.


  • If you must wash your hair every day, shampoo your scalp only, not the hair. Washing away sweat, pollen, and dirt on the scalp can reinvigorate it while still leaving the natural oils on your hair.


  • If you have a pool trip planned, don’t shampoo before you go for that dip. The oils you’re washing away are great protectors against pool chemicals and ocean salt. Instead, go one step (or lap) further and lather on a leave-in conditioner before your swim. Once you’re out of the pool, suds up with a gentle shampoo to remove harmful chemicals.


  • We’ve all seen it happen. Good color gone bad after too much sun time. If you’ve recently colored your hair, avoid going out in the sun’s peak hours. Don a fashionable scarf for a Grace Kelly vibe that also prevents fading or try a leave-in conditioner with SPF. One of our favorites is René Furterer’s Sun Ritual. The entire line shields hair from UV damage and promotes repair after exposure to sunlight, salt and chlorine with sesame oil and a proprietary Keratin Protection Factor (KPF). The after-sun products hydrate and nourish the hair with Jojoba wax and powerful plant-based ingredients.



Who doesn't love a fashion show?

The stylist team at Patrice Vinci glammed up some gorgeous models for a fantastic runway show at The Ink Block last Thursday, April 19. Set among the industrial chic decor of Boston's hottest new apartment building, the evening's cat walk showcased dozens of stunning fashions from Revolve Boutiques. Think Chanel, Balenciaga, Hermès, All Saints.


These and many more high-end designer pieces stormed the runway after hair and makeup was done to perfection backstage by stylists Patrice, Nestor, Amy, Kiesha, Avi and Jordainia. A huge thank you to Lauren and Lisa at Revolve for having us! 


Chappaquiddick's Boiler Room Girls!


This past weekend’s buzz among Boston movie lovers and history buffs was definitely the release of Chappaquiddick. Anything with a Kennedy is a hot local topic and the highly anticipated movie depicts Senator Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the car accident that claimed campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne’s life.

Our Patrice Vinci had a front row seat (her salon chair) before the first ticket was even sold. She served as the colorist for the film’s “Boiler Room” girls, the women who worked in Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign office. Her expert touch made actresses Gillian Mariner Gordon, Lexie Roth, Angela Hope Smith, and Katie Henoch look the parts.

The day before shooting, Patrice and her expert team met with the film’s director to discuss the plan – specific direction about the look and shades of the hair color in terms of real-life characters and era styles. With instruction and images in hand, Patrice took these lovely modern ladies back in time to the ‘60s for their film debut. 


PVS Tapped to get NBC Stars Ready!

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Not even a foot of snow can stop the PVS team from styling the stars.

On March 7, Patrice Vinci and her stylists braved yet another winter storm and headed to New York City for the annual NBC mid-season press junket at the Four Seasons Hotel. Talent from such exciting shows as Rise, This is Us and Chicago Med were styled to Red Carpet glam by the team, along with some skilled men’s grooming. Celebrity makeup artist Patricia Longo finished the celebrity looks to perfection.

PVS is certainly no stranger to gussying up your favorite stars. The team is a staple at all of NBC’s Upfronts in NYC, an event that gathers networks to preview upcoming seasons. So when Patrice was asked back mid-season to get the network’s major players ready for their press meet-ups, you might say it was snow problem.