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.
- Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil
- David Babaii Boho Beach Spray
- Kérastase Paris Cristalliste Lumiére Liquide
- Paul Mitchell Ultimate Wave
- Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense
Judge's Pick: David Babaii Boho Beach Spray. "I have found this product works when dry with heated styling tools to create volume or texture! With bamboo and dead sea salt this has a sweet and salty smell in the perfect unison." — Michael Brennan
Which one gets your vote? Don't forget to make your clicks count in all the POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards categories!
The proof is in the pudding that even the World's Most Beautiful Woman benefits from using smoothing and straightening products, and the two heroes behind her People magazine cover hair and her recent red carpet blow dry, is David Babaii's Polished Crème Serum ($24.50) and Blow Out Rapid Blow Dry Spray ($24.50).
"Spritz Blow Out Spray onto damp hair and dry with a hairdryer using your fingers to tousle through sections," says David. "To give hair added bounce at the roots, try flipping your hair upside down while drying." On both looks for Gwyneth, David finished with a small amount of the Polished Crème Serum into the lengths of Gwyneth's hair to seal the cuticles and give that healthy shine.
David Babaii stockists: 1300 995 622
We've been showcasing our picks of the best beauty gifts, and no Christmas wish list is complete without some hair product. Right? As lovers of all things runway-to-real-way, we're always looking for the next thing to give us that beachy hair or those loose waves, so we thought we'd share our top 10 hair product picks with you. We think a present for your loved one's locks is the gift that keeps on giving... Well, for a few months anyway. Click through.
After choosing for the boy, your Kris Kringle present and then updating your own Christmas wish list with our top beauty buys, it's time to think about your BFF. Now let's be honest with each other here, picking a present for your bestie is basically like shopping for yourself — which in turn equals all kinds of fun! We also think buying for your best friend is one of the most important presents to think about at Christmas, because you want her to love it and it's a real reflection on how well you know her. We've got 10 suggestions we think she'll love.
With less than eight weeks until Christmas, now is the last time you can buy for yourself without feeling guilty. Hey, it's true. We've of course got some very amazing new-on-shelf beauty products to tempt you — all worthy of their place in our top 10. BB creams are still hot right now, and there's a budget offering on the market that we think you'll love, as well as some tasty morsels from Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura, Kristen Stewart's highly anticipated Balenciaga fragrance (smells sharp!) and those neon polishes we've been reapplying at rapid speeds. Come on beauties, let's shop.
David Babaii, hairstylist to the stars, was the man behind Nicole Kidman's super straight hairstyle at today's Emmy Awards. "When asked about a muse for a particular look, I can’t go past Nicole. She is in herself the inspiration for what has always been a classically beautiful style – the straight blow dry. It’s sleek, but never meek. Much like Nicole," David says of the simple look. To find out the steps he went through to get the look, click through.
We've seen a bit of a surge in hair oil products on the market of late, so we thought we'd put the Sugar editors and their hair to the test! Hair oil can sometime have a bad rep when it comes to hair treatments, but it's interesting to know that they can be used before washing, as well as after on damp or dry hair. Hair oils promote not only beautifully nourished locks, but also coat the hair and provide shine. Some even seal off split ends! So click through to see the five we put to the test.
Newly-blonde Emma Stone was a vision of effortless beauty at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards. Donning a pale pink lipstick and light-toned shadow, Emma topped her light-as-air look off with a pretty, softly waved style, which was the perfect balance between sweet and sultry. Learn how you can ride the waves, just like Emma, in three quick steps below.
- Hairstylist David Babaii prepped Emma's hair with mousse (he used IT&LY Pure Style Mousse but try his WildAid Amplifying Whipped Mousse, $23.50) and then divided her hair into three sections: the top, sides and back (leaving the nape portion free).
- Next, Babaii used a nozzled hairdryer and medium round brush to smooth the hair straight, working from the neck up.
- To finish, he took large sections of Emma's hair and wrapped the lower portions around a large barrel curling iron. Once the entire head was curled, Babaii spritzed Emma's strands with hairspray.