IN MY (MODERN GLAMOUR) KIT:
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,
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“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, ghdhair.com/au
“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, coles.com.au “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, shearworld.com
“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, net-a-porter.com; Delilah Gold-plated Hairclip, $243, Silk-satin Hair Clip, $121.50, both JENNIFER BEHR, net-a-porter.com
“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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