7 Beauty Buys Your Hairdresser Can’t Be Without

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Everything you need for salon-worthy hair in under 30 minutes...

Too often we’re tempted by alluring deals at the pharmacy or end up getting talked into buying expensive shampoos and conditioners at the salon. But do we really need all these beauty and hair care buys?

To find out, we scoured the beauty aisles for products that really deliver on what they promise, plus got some expert input from hairdresser Joel Goncalves. We quizzed Joel about his favourite products that he can’t live without.

With over 30 years of experience, Joel is one of those hairdressers you’d travel the earth to find if he ever changed address! Recently, he did just that (he can now be found at Daniel Galvin in Central London), and, needless to say, his new ‘hot seat’ is never empty! Why? Because here’s a hairdresser you can really trust with your hair. ‘It’s only ever about the client,’ he says.

From Joel’s desert island must-have to the brush that will transform your blow-dry forever, these are the hair products and hair styling tips that experts swear by.

‘Dry shampoo is just the best,’ says Joel. ‘In the 80s we used to put baby powder in hair; now there’s lots of choice, but out of them all, my favourite in my kit -in-salon and session – is Batiste Dry Shampoo. It’s the Elnett of dry shampoo.’

Joel’s hair styling tips won’t just leave you looking fabulous, but will also save you time. It’s so tempting to hit the snooze button and have a few extra minutes in bed some mornings – even if it means walking out with less than perfect hair. But wouldn’t it be great if you could have that extra time in bed and still leave the house with salon-worthy hair? Thankfully, technology is moving forward and new products are available to give you the hair of your dreams in no time at all. We’ve found the products you need to look great in under 30 minutes.

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