ELLE (Australia) - - Beauty -

His hand­i­work hits red car­pets on the heads of women like Emily Rata­jkowski and Rosie Hunt­ing­ton­white­ley, so who bet­ter to school us on glam essen­tials than hair stylist Chris­tian Wood?

“I go through hair­spray the quick­est be­cause I use it for so many things – to add shine to a fin­ished look, re­move fly­aways, keep the hair in place all night, add tex­ture or keep sleek styles su­per-glossy.” 1. EIMI Su­per Set Fin­ish­ing Spray,


“I use my tongs to cre­ate beach waves and old Hol­ly­wood retro curls. I even use it as a straight­en­ing iron when I don’t want the su­per straight look or to re­move stub­born kinks in the hair­line.” 2. Curve Soft Curl Tong, $230, GHD, ghd­

“I like su­per spicy food and cater­ing at work isn’t al­ways what I’d pick to eat, so I make sure I have an emer­gency bot­tle of Tabasco sauce in my bag at all times. I’m also con­vinced it wards off colds and germs when I’m trav­el­ling around a lot.” 3. Pep­per Sauce, $8, TABASCO, “I’d love to say that I rely on an amaz­ing juice and ve­gan pro­tein bar hand­made by monks in a monastery to sus­tain my en­ergy. But usu­ally a good old Diet Coke and Peanut M&M’S will do for an instant caf­feine and sugar fix." 4. Diet Coke, $5.60 for pack of 4,


“I use clips to keep hair in place while my clients are get­ting ready for an event or to flat­ten bangs. Ev­ery client loves them and al­ways asks to keep a cou­ple for when they’re do­ing hair at home. I lit­er­ally have to count them at the end of the day.” 5. Rub­ber Grip No-mark Pin Curl Clips, $13.95 for a pack of six, LADY MATE, shear­

“Ac­ces­sories are the eas­i­est way to add drama to a sim­ple hair­style. Lelet NY and Jen­nifer Behr are my go-to hair ac­ces­sory brands, but I will also al­ways have nu­mer­ous loose rib­bons and strings.” 6. Love Struck Gold-tone Hair Slide, $127.58, LELET NY,; Delilah Gold-plated Hair­clip, $243, Silk-satin Hair Clip, $121.50, both JEN­NIFER BEHR,

“I al­ways carry two GHD hairdry­ers. If one hap­pens to break, there’s noth­ing else I can use. If a curl­ing iron breaks, a straight­en­ing iron works just as well.” 7. Air Hair Dryer, $200, GHD,


“To re­move fly­aways, spray hair­spray onto a tooth­brush and glide it over the hair to smooth them down.” 8. Gold Tooth­brush, $29,


“Wella’s Lu­mi­nous Re­flec­tive oil is amaz­ing. It gives hair shine and lus­tre with­out weigh­ing it down or mak­ing it seem greasy.” 9. Light Lu­mi­nous Re­flec­tive Oil, $38.80,


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