How many times have you gone out and bought a new hair product only to get it home and never use it? Yes, us too! But there's a few products we've put in the bathroom cupboard and then actually taken out again. These are the products are editors' see as hairstyling staples, so you can us trust us when we say they work! Try them! Let's go.
Frizzy haired sisters unite, it's time to beat that annoying fuzz once and for all. You've probably already got your serum army stacked neatly in your bathroom vanity and use one or two religiously, but we've got a few more we think you should try. And remember, it isn't just the products you use that will smooth things down up there. Don't forget to blast hair with cool water at the end of your shower (this seals hair cuticles), and the same goes for blow-drying — give your strands a once over on the cool setting to set and relax the hair. You also want to angle the hairdryer downwards at all times, and use a hydrating hair mask once a week. Click through to shop our favourite anti-frizz hair serums.
It's Father's Day this Sunday, a day to show old dad how much you love him and appreciate his support over the years. Don't fall into that power tool trap, though, or the socks one. We've got the perfect presents for dads of all shapes and forms, starting with the high-flying executive. He's clean cut, he smells great and he's always in a suit. Click through to see 10 gifts he'll actually use.
- Batiste Sassy & Daring Wild Dry Shampoo
- John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher
- L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Fresh Dust
- Matrix Clean Remix Instant Dry Shampoo
- Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe Cleanse Dry Shampoo
Judge's Pick: Batiste Sassy & Daring Wild Dry Shampoo. "Fantastic for absorbing excess oils, leaves the hair light and fresh; smells great; does not leave white powder build up in hair; works on any colour hair; fun packaging — these new prints look great." — Michael Brennan
Which one gets your vote? Don't forget to make your clicks count in all the POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards categories!
If you're looking for street style inspiration this Winter, then look no further than the They All Hate Us girls. We interviewed Elle about her beauty must-haves, and then went inside her wardrobe. Now, it's time to snoop all things Tash! Possibly the most stylish mum in Sydney, the head buyer has brunette locks to die for and a very earthy, beauty look. Which we fully endorse. Ready, steady. . .
Want more? Read our other Real Beauty interviews here.
It was all so beautiful and simple in beauty land this week. We fell head over heels for Sophia Bush's understated elegance at the InStyle Summer Soirée — her red-brown lip and simple hairstyle were soft and pretty, but strong enough to make a big beauty statement. Two gorgeous models wowed us at Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief charity event — Naomi with her bare-looking skin and Lily Donaldson with her bold red lip; we love seeing staple beauty trends make a return on the red carpet. There's all this and more in our round-up of the top five beauty looks of the week, so get flicking, and start prepping!
A staple in all of our bathroom cabinets, dry shampoo is great for increasing the life of your blow-dry, freshening up your hair after the gym or adding a bit of gritty texture if you're trying to style freshly-washed baby-soft strands. In short, it's a life saver. But with so many options out there, which recent release is the best? Well that's for you to decide. Will you pick Lush No Drought, a citrus-scented powder that you apply directly to roots, KMS California HAIRPLAY Makeover Spray which uses rice powder to absorb excess oil, TONI&GUY Dry Shampoo promises no white residue but plenty of volume and texture, John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher which harnesses the power of Oryza rice starch to refresh without weighing hair down, Redken Powder Refresh 01 which is great for correcting over-use of product as well as making your style last longer, Cedel Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair, an Australian-made cornstarch formulation designed specifically for dark hair or Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo which leaves hair with a lightweight matte finish. How will you vote?
You've had your say on the Best New Cleanser but now it's time to shine the spotlight on your strands and vote for the Best Shampoo & Conditioner released in the last year. Choose between: L'Oréal Paris Hair Expertise EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner, a sulphate-free smoothing system for damaged and frizzy hair, Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Shampoo & Conditioner, which are super lightweight and leave no trace of residue on the hair, TONI&GUY Shampoo & Conditioner for Fine Hair — help to add body to fine, texture-less tresses, Wella Pro Series Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, which use guar to seal in moisture and act as a barrier against humidity, Keratinology by Sunsilk Advanced Reconstruction Program Detoxifying Shampoo & Conditioner, these help to restore moisture loss caused by bleaching, colouring and heat styling, making that "salon feel" last longer and Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo & Conditioner for Fine/Normal Hair, which utilise diamond dust and orchid extract to protect against colour fade. All great releases, but which will you choose?
We hit the Future Music Festival over the weekend to check out Ke$ha, Mark Ronson, Dizzee Rascal and co. and were lucky enough to have access to the First Class Lounge where we rubbed shoulders with beauties like Erika Heynatz and Laura Dundovic. One mah-jor perk of being First Class was the Powder Room which offered blow-dry services from Toni & Guy and touch-ups from MAC! Such a good idea for keeping yourself looking festival chic all day long! Is it something you'd be interested in seeing available to everyone or does looking good come low down on your list of priorities at a festival? Are you more about the music or makeup, peeps?