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Photographer: Luke Kirwan

Editor’s Pick: the insiders’ must-haves



Acting beauty editor


As a beauty editor, I get to try hundreds of products. These are the five haircare innovations I tell all my friends to buy…

1. The treatment oil: Thick, thin, dry, frizzy and fine hair all benefit from Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Treatment Oil, £25. Camellia seed oil restores moisture and protects from heat, while macadamia seed oil ensures strength and shine.

2. The volume dial-up spray: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Body Builder, £23, is perfect for every scenario. A quick shift of the nozzle switches the effect from delicate body and hold to serious Bardot-inspired volume and grip.

3. The reviving root lifter: I squirt Aveda Invati Advanced Scalp Revitalizer £47, into roots once a day for oomph, AKA thicker, fuller-looking tresses. The Ayurvedic herb blend delivers a tingly sensation on impact that feels invigorating and convinces me it’s working.

4. The raincoat for hair: I no longer scrape my hair back on a rainy day. Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Sealant, £24, covers strands with a waterproof seal that fights humidity and banishes frizz. Results are smooth and shiny – always.

5. The colour corrector: My grey roots pop up faster than my hair appointments, so this mirrored compact is my saviour. The Color Wow Root Cover Up £28.50, covers regrowth fast without looking fake – plus no dripping down my face when it rains.

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