Philip Kingsley qualified as a Trichologist in 1953 and is a leading international authority on hair health. Philip has been past Chairman of the Institute of Trichologists and has now attained the highest honour as a Fellow Member. He has made over 1,000 TV and personal appearances in the UK and USA.
Philip also had a trichology column in the Sunday Times magazine for 5 years as the 'Hair Doctor'. Although still conducting consultations Philip has been responsible for the innovation of some of the most successful hair care products in the world. He travels to the New York Clinic from London every 6 weeks to give consultations and re-consultations.
Philip Kingsley's iconic product
The story behind Elasticizer is truly remarkable involving one of the world’s greatest beauty icons, Audrey Hepburn. She initially sought Philip’s advice in his London Clinic in 1974, concerned that her hair was in bad condition due to over processing and constant styling on set. Upon her request, Philip went to work in his Green St. Laboratory and formulated Elasticizer – the world’s first pre-shampoo conditioning treatment.
Its carefully selected ingredients restore elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine to damaged hair. Audrey fell in love with the product and used it her whole life. She even ordered pots to be sent to her in Switzerland so she never ran out.
Elasticizer has since developed into our hero product, winning numerous awards and gaining recognition as an iconic hair care staple amongst beauty editors, stylists and celebrities alike.