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Blonde Versus Brunette: The Model Muses

March 10th 2016

From Brazil to France – get the global beauty low-down from those in the know – models Alessandra Ambrosio and Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse.

Meet Alessandra Ambrosio and Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse. From two opposite sides of the world: Parisian-born Camille (the model-turned-actress, who Vanity Fair voted the 10th most influential French personality in the world) and Brazilian bombshell Alessandra (of Victoria’s Secret fame) – both globe-trotting beauties setting the trends on an international stage.

Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Ambrosio. Photo Credits L’Oréal Professionnel
Camille Rowe Pourchesse Institutional
Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse. Photo Credits L’Oréal Professionnel

With one a beautiful beach blonde and the other a warm brunette, they have their glossy manes to thank, in part, for their effortless aesthetics. For Camille, her hair color plays a nostalgic role. “It reminds me of the beach, a place I love, and it reminds me of California where my family is from.” The exact tone of color is crucial to her overall look. “Each woman has their own perfect blonde. Mine is more like a cold iridescent tone – I love how lighter hair really brings out my glow.”

So whilst Camille in the blonder corner prefers cooler hues, for brunette Alessandra, it’s all about warmth. “I always like to have a shiny and sun-kissed effect on my hair. I think it really suits brunettes”. Both women agree on one thing though: they like to take care of their hair. “I think that most of the time hair is the first thing people see, so I do take care of my hair because first impressions count!” says Alessandra. But where styling is concerned they have a bit more of a laid-back approach. “My hair expresses my overall look of the day – I’m more into the simple-chic “no look”. In every situation my hair will always be down, always natural”, explains Camille. “I have tested other styles but I always return to my “go to” look where ease and simplicity is key,” agrees Alessandra.

Alessandra Ambrosio
Alessandra Ambrosio. Photo Credits L’Oréal Professionnel
Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse. Photo Credits L’Oréal Professionnel

As part and parcel of their job, they have always had expert stylists and the latest treatments at their disposal, picking up the best tips and tricks on their path to stardom. Here, FAB dives into their little beauty black books to know the must-have’s they can’t live without. Yes, you’re welcome…

Alessandras Little Beauty Black Book:

Alessandra Ambrosio. Photo Credits L’Oréal Professionnel

 The Must-Have Hair Color Treatment:

“Diarichesse Hi-Visibility is really amazing. After I had the color, my friends told me I looked really good, that something had changed on my face, and they were all wondering what it was! It’s definitely my beauty secret to reboot my tone and give a natural, radiant effect to my hair.”

The Desert Island Products:

“Sunblock, chapstick, moisturizer and a big hair brush.”

The New Beauty Secret:

“Women with wavy and curly hair dream of something that makes their life easier. The L’Oréal Professionnel X-TENSO straightening service is genius because it saves me a lot of time getting ready. Who wouldn’t want that?!”

Camille’s Little Beauty Black Book:

Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse. Photo Credits L’Oréal Professionnel

The Beauty Tech Revolution:

“The Style My Hair App is fun to use! I tried it to see what I’d look like with different colored hair, cuts and quirky style effects. It’s super cool and user-friendly.”

The Haircare Innovation:

“The L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber haircare treatment with its repairing results is amazing both in the salon and then at home when you reactivate the initial treatment!”

The Desert Island Products:

“Coconut oil, sunscreen, eyedrops, toothpaste and oatmeal soap”

Jessica Diner