Calista Embellish Texturizing Definer

2019 Customer Choice Beauty Award Nominee
Calista Embellish Texturizing Definer
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Add the look of volume, texture, and definition to hair while creating pliable strands that are easy to shape, curl, and twist into dramatic new looks with Calista Embellish Texturizing Definer. This lightweight styling paste is ideal for every hair length and type looking to change their look without changing their haircut.

How do I use it: Remove the safety seal tab located just below the pump button. Gently push the center on the bottom inside of the product to release any air preventing the product from dispensing.

A little goes a very long way--put a pea-size amount into your hands and rub your hands together. Clap your hands together until you begin to see formed fibers connecting hand to hand. The more fibrous you make it, the lighter the product becomes. For fine hair and those looking for a light amount of styling product, clap your hands repeatedly before applying it to your hair. If your hair is heavy in weight and tends to lay flat, clap your hands only a few times, leaving the product more concentrated. Apply to dry hair, run through the root area for lift and fullness, and apply to the ends for texture and definition.

Hairstylist tip: Defining products don't necessarily have hold to them--they are for creating new looks. Follow with hair spray to give your new look hold.

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  • 2.58-oz Embellish Texturizing Definer

Reviews & Community QA

Calista Embellish Texturizing Definer is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Stuff I have short fine hair. I hate washing my hair as it goes flat on my head. Embellish really helps. I curl my hair then put a small dab on my fingertip...rub my hands together (keeping as much as I can on my fingertips) until no longer white. I, then, work into my hair targeting the roots. I style and spray. This really helps.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thick hair I used this type of spray first time in my life and it is like magic it gives my thin hair a instant thickness I have unbelievable thin hair and if it can give this great look to my hair then it will work wonders for people who have normal hair. A must try I bet you will like it [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Multiple uses for multiple textures I tried this on myself and all of my kids. My daughter has thick curly hair and this helped define and defrizz her curls nicely. My sons both have coarse hair and generally I use a thicker pomade on them to spike and style their faux hawks but what we use sometimes causes dandruff looking residue halfway through the day but this product does not and is pliable so if they decide to change their style before going out later in the day they can easily brush and style and add more product if needed without any weird residue or stickiness/.greasiness. My hair is super fine and long with tons of layers. I generally use a a styling cream and texturizer to bring out my layers. This product does both while giving my roots much needed volume. The smell is really nice and gender neutral and doesn’t overpower my shampoo/conditioner it all just blends nicely. At first I thought it smelled more tropical like coconuts but after about 15 minutes it just has a nice clean salon quality smell. My daughters only complaint was that it did seem to weigh her curls down slightly and she didn’t like that she couldn’t run her fingers through her hair once the product was applied but we tried it again after washing her hair and we clapped a good 10 times to thin the product out and that did the trick!!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thicker, and definitely fuller! I've had cases of anemia and since recovering, but the damage it caused my hair was devastating. By the roots it's thinner, noticeable and patchy. I loved Castila Tools' Emblellish Styling Paste, because it creates a false heaviness, a breathable thick hair feel, that lasted for hours and hours.My roots also felt lifted, fuller and realistic, without weighing it down, clumping or making it tacky. Everyone thought I'd had a blowout. I love it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing! I am very pleased with this embellished definer from Calista. This style paste transformed my hair to become more thicker with a touchable hold. I love that it also have nutrients in the formula. It was very simple to use and a little style paste goes a long way on my hair. I absolutely recommend this it’s amazing! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calista Embellish style paste I love this product. It works great on my short , thin hair. Wash, blow dry, apply and GO!
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I expected! Recently got the Embellish and travel size as a TSV. I have watched the presentations for the last year and finally decided to give it a try. Very disappointed!! I have fine colored treated hair and the Embellish made it very sticky and gave my hair a dirty appearance. It lifted my hair a little at the root, but when I went to brush/style my hair, it left my hair flat and sticky. The presentation always makes the models look good, but the reality is the product didn't live up to the presentation. Sorry...sending it back.
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very sticky As soon as I got it used a small pea size amount and it instantly made my hair oily and sticky! I made sure it was clear before I clapped for the fibers very disappointed!!
Date published: 2019-07-07
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