You have the ultimate beauty bag – you’ve found the perfect foundation, your favourite mascara, a series of finishing powders. We’re sure you even have some products reserved exclusively for ‘holiday use’ – you know the ones, the glowy, luminous bronzers, the pearl highlighters and dewy primers. There’s something special about that little collection of products – about that boost of radiance, even in the depths of Winter, a little swipe of your favourite ‘Summer bronzer’ can brighten your day – as well as your face.
Well, shouldn’t your luscious locks have their own little wardrobe of lotions, potions and elixirs, too!? You know the vibe – luxe holiday hair – we’re not talking sea-salt spray, crunchy curls and pony tails, we’re talking loose, tousled, glossy waves that exude an undone, carefree vibe. To achieve such an illustrious look doesn’t require a hair stylist on demand, it requires a few multi-tasking hero hair products to nourish and protect your ends whilst delivering volume and natural movement.
We’ve searched high and low to find the latest and greatest products that will give you luxe-holiday-hair as required, whether you are on vay-cay – or not…
Start with an incredibly luxe shampoo and conditioner
Try: Kerastase | Chronologiste – Le Bain Revitalisant & La Crème De Regeneration
Luxe shampoos and conditioners are well worth the investment – their cheaper counterparts can strip your hair of it’s naturally hydrating oils or worse, coat your hair in nasty silicones, while your strands might feel healthy and strong, they’re not nourished from the inside out.
The newly launched Kerastase Chronologiste is one of the best shampoo and conditioner duos I’ve ever lathered up – thanks to the unique molecule, Abyssine, AKA a miracle ingredient that is found in the depths of the ocean. The result is the silkiest, most lush locks. Think the La Mer of shampoos and conditioning treatments. It also smells absolutely amazing.
Find your ultimate oil
Try: KEVIN.MURPHY | YOUNG.AGAIN Treatment Oil
Different hair oils have different specialities – but they are all incredibly nourishing and help fight frizz and parched ends. Don’t even think about achieving luxe holiday hair without a luxe hair oil.
I have only recently discovered KEVIN.MURPHY’s YOUNG.AGAIN – and I couldn’t be happier that I did! I have tried a lot of hair oils – and this one is a definite winner. It smells lovely and is absorbed instantaneously. There’s no sticky or oiiy residue coating on your strands – it’s sucked up by your strands in seconds. The result is zero frizz, shiny locks and far less split ends in the long term.
Boost your volume
Try: Oribe | Dry Texurising Spray – available @ leading salons nationwide, 1300 725 122
Cult-status volumising products are hard to come by – they either impart a powdery residue or leave your hair in a less than desirable state after just a few hours. Luckily for us, Oribe is an absolute power player. You simply cannot go wrong with Oribe – I have never tried an Oribe product that I wouldn’t use again. Oribe’s Dry Texturising Spray is a staple in my own hair wardrobe. Anyone that I’ve recommended it to, absolutely adores it. Think a fusion of a dry shampoo – a volume-boosting hairspray and a matte texturizing spray – all in one. Perfect to spray onto your roots to absorb oil – but nourishing enough to spray on clean or freshly tousled hair to give it an ‘undone hold’ with a little volume boost.
Embrace your (undone) curls
Try: Oribe | Après Beach Wave & Shine Spray – available @ leading salons nationwide, 1300 725 122
Unless you have naturally curly hair – ‘curled’ hair should never be noticeable. There is nothing worse than looking like you spent 4 hours twisting and twirling your locks. Enter Oribe’s Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray. Think of it as your answer to ‘sea-salt spray’ – if you’re iike me, and despise sea-salt spray. With a product description that opens with ‘attention island-hoppers and champagne-poppers’… It’s safe to spray you’ve picked the right product to coat your curls (or tousled waves). An amazing finishing spray – it’s an ultra fine mist that has light to medium hold, gives a little boost of texture, while imparting the moisturising properties of a lightweight oil. It can be used on wet or dry hair – I love to use it in place of a hairspray to finish my undone waves.
For when you need a little extra hold
Try: Original Mineral | Original Queenie
Step away from your crunchy prom hairspray! You need a hairspray with hold – but imparts a little matte texture. O&M’s Original Queenie offers flexible but extraordinarily long-lasting hold.