METAMORPHIK COLLECTION

Global Art Directors Michael Polsinelli and Shay Dempsey step inside the Sebastian laboratory to experiment and explore the phenomenon of metamorphosis, with a vision to change the state of hair and unlock new possibilities for artistry.

METAMORPHIK COLLECTION

ARTISTIC TOOLS

Inspired by nature at its most creative, Sebastian sourced two powerful but opposing raw elements – volcanic ash and carnauba wax – infusing them with the latest technology to create potent new products that shift from the pack to the hand to the hair, in a constant chain of Transformation.

Resintek

RESINTEK

Where nature gives us creativity, technology creates opportunity: the world’s most durable wax is sourced from the carnauba tree and refined into Resintek, a liquid sap that ignites hyper-reflectivity with infinite, remoldable hold the second it meets the hair.

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Eruptek

ERUPTEK

A lava-like paste compounding the heat and energy of a volcano. Eruptek detonates on contact with hair for expansive volume and extreme clouds of texture.

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METAMORPHIK ARTISTS

METAMORPHIK was more than just a collection. It was a hands-on experiment that informed not only the development of Eruptek and Resintek, but the aesthetic of the season. Here, Michael and Shay reflect on the process of experimentation, and the invention of Sebastian’s latest icons.

Shay dempsey

SHAY DEMPSEY

GLOBAL ART DIRECTOR

“Carnauba wax came back from the lab and surprised us. It wasn’t solid or tough, but liquefied like honey. When it met the surface of the hair, it transformed into a vinyl-like rubber.”

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MICHAEL POLSINELLI

MICHAEL POLSINELLI

GLOBAL ART DIRECTOR

“The ash and the wax expanded our vision. They opened up possibilities we hadn’t even imagined. We saw hair that transformed from liquid wet to airy and ethereal. We saw weightless texture and shapes shifting when Eruptek and Resintek collided."

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