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Five celebrity beauty pros dish on their top product picks for hair, skin, nails, and more
How does this celebrity favorite prep for an average day? “I could be going to see Olivia Palermo or Sarah Paulson, then right after have to do Tessa Thompson, and then someone with a completely different hair type like Lupita [Nyong’o],” she says. “My kit is usually pretty heavy. I try to keep products that I know can work on everyone.” Her most unconventional carry-on: “I have a sawdust blower that I use on photo shoots. If I want to move one piece of hair, I can concentrate on that one area with it.”
“I genuinely love Nexxus Comb Thru hairspray. That stays in my kit. It’s lightweight, so I can build with it.” Redway mists it onto a makeup brush to “paint down flyaways.” “I don’t want to live without my Harry Josh iron,” says Redway, noting its rounded edges and easy glide. “It really helps when I’m creating a flatiron wave.” She also carries this round brush to smooth out the hair. Redway often works in oils to help moisturize hair. This pomade by stylist Kristin Ess “feels luxurious, but it’s at such an affordable price.” Leave-in conditioner is often necessary. This foam “isn’t superheavy, yet it’s still moisturizing.”
Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Mist, $13; nexxus.com. Shu Uemura Brush 20, $50; shuuemura-usa .com. YS Park Professional 60-G1 Brush, $60; shearworld .com. Harry Josh Pro Tools Ceramic Flat Styling Iron1.25 Inch, $200; dermstore.com. Nexxus Hydra-light Leave-in Conditioning Foam, $20; nexxus.com. Ouai Hair Oil, $28; theouai.com. Kristin Ess Hair Depth Defining Soft Matte Pomade, $10; target.com.
Tracee Ellis Ross