Your essential guide to neverending great hair days— at the salon or in the comfort of your own home.

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Your essential guide to neverending great hair days— at the salon or in the comfort of your own home.

There’s nothing like stepping out of a salon and feeling like a million bucks. But with an constantly accelerating pace of life, the modern woman is always looking at achieving more in less time. Multi-benefit treatments such as PREP Luxe’s Geisha Blowout not only leave you without a strand of hair out of place, but also use products that achieve spalike results. On the other hand, when it’s time to go all out, there’s nothing like the no-holds-barred extravaganza of J’s Salon Deluxe Ritual Suite Treatment for the ultimate hair spa experience. Whether you’re looking for a quick fix or to spend the afternoon relaxing in the capable hands of a professional, you can count on an array of hairperfecting treatments and must-have products and tools to help prolong your salon results or recreate your desired look at home.

Elie Saab fall/winter 2016
Elie Saab fall/winter 2016
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Best Wet Brush

Detangler Hair Brush, $25, Viviscal Professional

Made of soft bristles with rounded edges, it stimulates microcirculation to hair follicles while gently detangling pesky knots.

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Best Hair Dryer Air

Hair Dryer, $225, ghd

With an in-built professional motor and advanced ion technology, this shortens styling time while keeping frizz in check for smooth, salon-like results.

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Best Blow-Drying Brush

Blow Styling Hairbrush, $40, Tangle Teezer

Its uniquely designed “teeth” rid wet hair of excess water with each brushing motion, thereby saving styling time while minimising hair breakage from combing.

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Best Bristle Brush

Air Cushion Double-Detangling Brush, $25, TUFT

With bristles of two diff erent lengths, this aids in snag-free detangling. Plus, the bristles are made of a special resin that contains Moroccan argan and keratin oils to help condition locks over time.


Best Blowout

Geisha Blowout, $70 for 60 minutes, PREP Luxe

Combining a regular blowout with a hair treatment, a customised series of high-performance products from Shu Uemura Art of Hair is used before locks are primped to perfection. Visit

Best Head Massage

FDP Thairapy Head-Neck-Shoulder Massage Spa, from $180 for 60 minutes, FDP Prestige Hair Care

Why not get a neck-head-shoulder lymphatic massage to alleviate tension and aches while an indulgent wrap nourishes your locks? You'll emerge feeling refreshed, and with perfect hair, of course. Visit

Best In-A-Flash Treatment

Essential Treatment, from $49, Essensuals

Using the Lightweight Transform Technology that repairs hair structure from inside out, this fuss-free treatment focuses on delivering noticeable results—a perfect speedy hair fix. Visit

Most Luxurious Hair Spa

Deluxe Ritual Suite Treatment, from $318, J’s Salon

A customisable treatment targets your hair and scalp problems while an extensive headand- shoulder massage helps relieve aches and tension. The ultra-plush chair is a pleasant bonus. Visit

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Best Hair Perfume

Love Composition Oil, $52 for 30ml, Aveda

Unlike most hair perfumes that contain alcohol, a blend of rose, jasmine and sandalwood essences in this leave hair delicately scented, softening it at the same time.

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Best Multi-Tasker

Caviar CC Cream, $40 for 74ml, Alterna

Infused with caviar extract and vitamin C, this sheer leave-in lotion fights frizz and free radicals for perfectly polished tresses.

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Best Hair Primer

Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm, $38 for 75ml, Percy & Reed

This lightweight primer fills and seals cuticles to lock in hair-conditioning nutrients, add gloss and lock out humidity for longer-lasting results.

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Best Hold

Fina Estampa Base Cream for Wave, $36 for 50g, MUCOTA

Perfect for all hair types and textures, this cream helps amplify hair volume and lock in your style without any stiffness.

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Best Damage Reverser Serum

Coconut-Tangerine Smooth and Shine Hair Serum, $35.90 for 105ml, Mt Sapola

This serum is formulated with plant extracts to treat dry ends while restoring hair’s natural lustre and prolonging the results of professionally treated hair, long after you’ve left the salon.

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Best Dry Shampoo

Radiance Revealing Invisibly Dry Shampoo, $26 for 150ml, Percy & Reed

Refresh your scalp between salon blow-drys as this counters odour, mops up excess sebum, gives limp hair a root lift and doesn’t leave any whitish residue—perfect for all hair colours.

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Best Heat Protection

Amazon Glow Dry Oil Styling Mist, $42 for 163ml, Svenson

Heat styling can damage hair cuticles, causing vibrant colour to seep out. This lightweight dry oil forms a protective veil to seal in moisture and nutrients so hair retains its shine and strength.

Topshop Unique fall/winter 2016
Topshop Unique fall/winter 2016