One perk of lockdown? Celebrity hairdressers have really come up with the goods to help our locks whilst our beloved salons were closed. From shampoo and conditioner, styling products and colour, read on for our pick of the best celebrity hairstylist products you need to *add to basket.*
Crowned 'Afro Hairdresser of the Year' not once, not twice, but three times at the British Hairdressing Awards, plus being a member of the British Beauty Council, there isn’t much Charlotte Mensah doesn’t know about afro and curly hair. Her Manketti Hair Oil uses the Manketti nut, used for centuries for its nutritive and emollient properties and a luxurious combination of other oils – lemon, orange , clove, patchouli and more. Consider your curls conditioned, nourished, moisturised and shiny, all in one. Just run a small amount through dry or wet hair, brush through and style.
Remember Meghan Markle’s stellar (sorry) Stella McCartney halter dress and her relaxed twisted bun on her wedding evening? George Northwood was the man behind it – and he’s now dropped a range for us mere mortals exclusively at Boots, titled ‘Undone’. Choose from Undamaged, Unparched and Unpolluted, or our fave – Undirty, for your everyday cleanse - giving hair strength, shine, humidity and anti-frizz, with Northwood calling it ‘the one stop shop to great hair.’ Yes please. See the matching conditioner here.
The brains behind OUAI (pronounced way) is the entrepreneur Jen Atkin – hairdresser to the Jenners, Hadids and J.Lo to name a few. OUAI gives your locks that ‘French girl chic’ and better yet, is an affordable, yet luxurious and Instagrammable range. Our favourite? The Curl Crème, which is jam packed full of conditioning oils like chia, linseed and coconut, to tame, smooth and de-frizz everything from slight waves to tight coils. We love the delicate scent of lemon and bergamot although there is an un-fragranced option here and that it’s vegan and 100% recyclable. Coming to all shelfies near you soon.
When a hair stylist has five decades of experience in the fashion industry, you sit up and listen. Sam McKnight’s Cool Girl Mist is your go-to texturising spray for that effortless and tousled look that everyone wants. It can be layered with other products without getting crunchy or stiff, comes in a handy travel size and is scented with a botanical fragrance. Tip your head upside down and spray throughout the hair for immediate sophistication.
Hands up if you’re guilty of doing a DIY colour job during lockdown? The colourist Josh Wood (whose customers include Kylie Minogue and Elle Macpherson) has created a range of conditioning colour treatments called ‘Gloss’, which you can use to easily switch up your colour. Specifically designed to be used in between hair appointments or to play with at home, Gloss lasts for 6 washes, and nourishes, conditions and refreshes the hair. We’re in love with the vibrant Berry Brunette.