Internationally-renowned hair artist Younghee Kim always envisioned herself as a master hair stylist even as a child. At age five, she heated her father’s screwdriver on the stove and curled her sister’s hair. As an adult, Kim studied under Vidal Sassoon and eventually served as its Creative Director for eight years. She has also styled hair for television commercials, editorial shoots, and fashion shows. In 2000, Younghee Kim opened her namesake Younghee Salon in the Flatiron District, and later relocated to 64 North Moore Street in Tribeca in 2003 where her salon still resides today. To learn more about the salon, visit www.youngheesalon.com.
For Younghee Kim, a hairstyle isn’t just about the cut—it needs to work seamlessly with each of her client’s personal lifestyle. “I like to design individual looks; the hair should move and fit like a perfect outfit,” says Kim. Her clients already know that every appointment begins with a full analysis (with many questions) on how their hair incorporates into their everyday lifestyle. “It’s about the details. Delivering individuality is the key to my work,” says Kim.
It’s this realization that inspired Kim to create Essential Rinse, a purifying scalp and hair cleansing toner that removes residue that make hair greasy and heavy. “I understand that different types of hair involve different needs, so I needed a product that would be effective on all of my clients regardless of hair type.” Essential Rinse works with whatever your favorite shampoo is—simply massage a few pumps of Essential Rinse into the scalp and hair after shampooing or in between hair washes to remove residue for cleaner, shinier, and softer hair.