The Products 9 Top Hair Stylists Actually Use (On Themselves)

Posted in Hair on September 25, 2017 by

We’ll have what they’re having.

While it’s fun to perve on your favourite celebrity’s beauty cabinets, it’s the pros that know where it’s really at with products because it’s their day job, remember? With several decades of experience between them, we asked 9 top hair stylists what they use on their own hair and why. Some responses might surprise.

If you know what’s good for you your hair, you’ll add some of these to cart. But for now, beauty perve away.


TRESemme Global Ambassador
L.A-based celebrity hair stylist
Clients include Khloe Kardashian, Lily Aldridge & Demi Lovato

“I love TRESemme Beauty-Full Volume Mousse for extra lift in hair. I blow dry the mousse with my ghd air blowdryer, paying extra attention to the roots to create lift and volume. Creating this foundation ensures my style lasts throughout the day.”


Sydney-based celebrity hair stylist
Owner of RAW by Anthony Nader
Recently spotted backstage with Kendall Jenner!

“I use David Mallett L’Hydratation Shampoo & Conditioner for haircare, and for styling, I use Oribe Rough Luxury Moulding Wax. “


Sydney-based celebrity hair stylist
Owner of Esstudio Galleria
Clients include Russell Crowe & Kate Bosworth

Tom Ford Beauty Neroli Portofino Conditioning Beard Oil makes my course beard hair feel softer and smoother than normal, and not oily!”



Sydney-based celebrity hair stylist
Co-owner of Oscar Oscar Paddington
Clients include
 Margaret Zhang, Jess Gomez & Nadia Fairfax

“I go between Kerastase, Shu Uemura Art of Hair, and Oribe. At the moment, I’m loving Oribe Gold Dust. My cult prep products are Shu Uemura Essence Absolue with Cameilla Oil which I put in wet hair, and Kerastase Thermique which is a hair treatment cream and heat protectant I put in wet hair, let air dry, then I can put a tong over the top. I’m also obsessed with hairspray. After spraying each section, then I tong. I love Oribe Free Styler Working Hairspray – totally workable, and my only hair tool of choice is the ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong.”


Haircare Australia Creative Director & evo Brand Ambassador
Sydney-based hair stylist

“I can’t go past evo’s Water Killer for myself and my clients. It’s always in my kit. It’s a multi-purpose product that can be used to extend the life of your wash/blow-dry or build texture with super clean hair. It even acts as a flexible holding spray for when you need a bit more grit as opposed to holding power.”


Dyson, Wella and Cloud Nine Brand Ambassador
Sydney-based celebrity hair stylist
Owner of Valonz Salon & Salon X
Clients including Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman & Miranda Kerr

“After I was my hair the first thing I put in my hair is Wella System Professional Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir, which soaks into my hair so fast it doesn’t leave it greasy. Run a few pumps of this liquid hold through just-washed hair and then blow-dry smooth. After I’ve blow-dried my hair I always throw it in a wave with my Cloud Nine Wand, and use Wella Professionals EIMI Thermal Image as super light heat protectant.”


Pantene Hair Ambassador
Sydney-based celebrity hair stylist of Edwards & Co.
Clients including Carrie Bickmore, Eleanor Pendleton & Elle Ferguson

“I use Pantene’s shampoo and always tell the ladies in my life to try the 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner Daily Moisture Renewal. It gives treatment-level conditioning in one wash without leaving hair feeling weighed down. My go-to styling tool for my clients is Beachwaver Pro Professional Rotating Curling Iron. I use it for everything from light waves to bouncy curls. It has the longest barrel length (one of the longest on the market) that makes it perfect for longer hair.”


Owner of Joey Scandizzo Salon & Creative Director of Eleven Australia
Melbourne-based celebrity hair stylist
Clients include Ruby Rose & Rachel Griffiths

“Personally, I’m a massive fan of ELEVEN Australia’s Hydrate My Hair Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s a great combo that refreshes my hair after a run. I also love Sea Salt Texture Spray. It’s the only product that really makes it look like I’ve just come from the surf! I just load it into my hair when it’s damp and it dry naturally.”


Creator of KEVIN.MURPHY haircare
Celebrity hair stylist
Clients include Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne & Kylie Minogue

“We’re always testing new washes and rinses but the one I use every single week is KEVIN.MURPHY MAXI.WASH. It’s like a hair detox that cleanses the hair from excess oil and product build-up. I also always like to change up what styling product I use but right now I’m using FREE.HOLD for natural shine with flexible hold that can be changed up across the day.”

Used any of these products before?

Tell us, what hair care brands are your go-tos?