Now I ain’t sayin’ she a high roller, but she ain’t messin’ with none of that no-frillz shampoo.
While we can’t guarantee these haircare combos will increase the value of your property (it can’t hurt your chances though), we can say if we walked into a friend’s bathroom and saw ones of these bottles casually hanging out in the shower caddy, it’d be easy to think they had this whole “adulting” thing worked out.
So without further ado, here are the 5 brands that’ll make your bathroom look expensive AF (even when it mightn’t be) and you look fully loaded (even when you mightn’t be).
Oribe (pronounced or-bey) has won awards for its packaging, which features the first-of-its-kind foil polymer tubes. To put that into terms worth caring about, it’s like watching a pirated cam-cord movie versus watching the real deal in V-MAX; the tactile experience is similar. The boutique design agency tasked with creating Oribe’s packaging took their cues from fragrance flacons and the results speak for themselves: super glossy jewel-tone façades, architectural forms, sophisticated narrow-necked bottles. etc. As for the formulation, you know you’re on to something great when you’re using the same hair care as supermodel Elle Macpherson.
Named one of Allure’s ‘27 Products With The Best Packaging Ever’, Mr Smith reflects Australia’s minimalist sensibilities inside and out. Each bottle contains the highest quality ingredients, including Australian botanicals and essential oils that make hair smell fresh, not foreign, after each wash. As far as appearances go, Mr Smith’s clean cubic lines help create a corner of simplicity in brightly cluttered bathrooms.
Nothing says dollar dollar bills ya’ll like having Balmain in your shower. The French designer’s collection promises to take drab, malnourished everyday hair and elevate it into something that’s worthy of being called “hair couture”. Beyond that, what caught our eye is the sizeable pump bottles. This ensures zero wastage and the ability to re-use – and isn’t that what innovation and thoughtful design ought to be about?
Homegrown beauty brand, Biology approaches haircare and skincare the same. They have a strict policy against unnecessary (and often toxic) extras like parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances and silicones and instead choose to fill their bottles with antioxidant-rich super berry and plant-DNA complexes that work in synergy with our bodies so we reap the benefits with ease. With its lab-inspired flip-up nozzles and ribbed black bottle caps, Biology completes the bathroom of any woman, man or family that cares to live the au natural way.
Don’t let Iles Formula’s minimalist design fool you, it betrays the maximalist indulgence awaiting your hair. With silk proteins sourced from Japan, Tucuma Palm and Pracaxi Oil from the Amazon in Brazil and hair-nourishing vitamins in strong supply, Iles Formula is the kind of addictive shampoo & conditioner that gives you results from the first wash – and works on all hair types. So if you’ve got guests staying over, they’re in for a real treat.
Tell us, have you used any of these shampoos?
Which haircare brands do you think have the best packaging ever?