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The Buyer’s Guide to Styling Products

Are you one of those lucky sorts who can roll straight out of bed looking perfect and ready to face the day? No, us neither! We love creating that look and many more, and we’re firm believers in the fact that the right styling products make getting ready almost that easy. We’ve picked some of our absolute favourites to show you how to get a variety of different results, from a flawless every day blow dry to looks for the most special occasions. Think of these like your staple hair wardrobe. Like the right shoes and a little black dress, they’ll take you anywhere.


Great styling starts straight after you wash and condition. Whether it’s a case of detangling and moisturising, or adding texture and bounce from the get go, the right post-shower products set your style on the road to greatness. For hair that’s dry and difficult to comb through, try Paul Mitchell Taming Spray to detangle and soften your strands. Want to work some body into your hair as you dry? Try the Paul Mitchell Soft Sculpting Spray for finish you can blow dry in. We love a touch of Designline Root Boost at the blow dry stage too, for that supermodel bounce and lift for both curly and straight finishes.


Want to embrace that enviable natural texture that makes straight haired girls jealous? We always say work with what you’ve got, so get amping up those curls, waves and texture. The trick is to enhance with the right products before you dry, whether you’re blessed with natural ringlets or follow up your blow dry with a curling iron. We love TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls for a boost of light curl forming lotion. Or go all out professional with a stylist favourite, Sassoon Professional Curl Form. Once you’ve used these products, pop a diffuser on your dryer to get bigger, better curls every time.


Thought we’d forgotten you short-haired girls? Whether it’s a pixie crop or structural, jagged bob, defining products are here to give your style the perfect finish. For a light hold that stays flexible all day, opt for Designline Sculpting Mud. It gives you easy styling that you can switch up, play with and control all day. Maybe you need something that stays put longer? Sassoon Professional Texture Refine gives stronger control with a chic matte finish, so they’ll never know the secret of how you got that gravity-defying finish, or chic choppy texture.


Got the look you love sorted? Finally mastered those curls, or nailed that updo with just the right number of hairpins? (We love that feeling!) Make sure it stays gorgeous all day long. For days when you’re wearing hair down but don’t want to lose all that volumised bounce, finish off your look with a spritz of TIGI Bed Head Oh BeeHive at the roots – you’ll have that big blow out for longer. No styling is ever finished without the right hairspray, of course, so give styles an all over spray of Bed Head Maxxed-Out to lock in your look without weighing it down. Did we mention they smell great too?

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