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.
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.
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.
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.
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.