16 Products An A-List Hair Stylist Buys On Repeat
16 Products An A-List Hair Stylist Buys On Repeat

16 Products An A-List Hair Stylist Buys On Repeat

Ever wondered which products hair experts always reach for? We asked Patrick Wilson – the go-to stylist for Jodie Comer, Emily Ratajkowski and Maya Jama – about his repeat buys. From £5 hairsprays to his favourite brushes, these are the things he thinks everyone can benefit from…
By Rebecca Hull

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

For Fighting Frizz

Dream Coat Supernatural Hair Spray, £27 | Color Wow

“This is the one product I know I can rely on to tame frizz. It’s light as water and works on all hair types. You spray it on all over, blow-dry hair with a little tension, then seal it in with a straightener – if you want to. The anti-humidity protection really does work and stays in the hair for at least three to four shampoos.” 

Available at ColorWowHair.com

For Slicked-Back Styles

Bed Head Hair Stick, £5.30 (was £7.95) | TIGI

“Hairdressers have been using this cult favourite for years, mostly on men’s hair, but of course it went viral recently for its ability to slick back ponytails and buns. There’s something so satisfying about using the stick – you just scribble it over hair and pull back to get that glossy finish. I use it all the time to perfect a snatched bun or if there are any areas I need to detail and pull back – I’ll then just go over it carefully with a toothbrush for a neat finish.” 

Available at Boots.com

For Concealing Dry Ends

Nutri-Supplement Split Ends Serum, £47 | Kérastase

“For those moments when you need the hair to look camera ready, but you don’t have lots of time, I’ll reach for this. Just a few drops onto the mid-lengths is all that’s needed. It’s very lightweight and, once applied, you can style as normal. It instantly quenches the hair and strengthens it, giving it better shine too.” 

Available at Kerastase.co.uk

For High Shine

Treatment Hair Oil, £36.45 | Moroccanoil

“I’ll never forget the first time I used this product. It was on a client who had really long hair extensions and it worked miracles. Somehow, it helped me to detangle the hair, cut down the drying time, and it left strands looking more expensive. You need a tiny amount, and apply it to towel-dried hair. You can let it air dry or smooth it out with a blow-dryer – either way, you’ll get the same effects.” 

Available at LOOKFANTASTIC.com

For Minimising Regrowth

Root Concealer, $18| Rita Hazan

“This is not going to give you freckles like some other sprays on the market, but I still recommend using a tissue over the face before misting it on. It works well to fill in areas that need coverage. I love it for red-carpet events because cameras pick up everything and this does a good job at minimising the appearance of regrowth.” 

Available at RitaHazan.com

For Boosting Volume

Thickening Spray, £29 | Bumble & Bumble

“I always go back to this classic volumiser. You just can’t go wrong with it. Section the hair and spritz it into the roots for instant volume and lift. Fine to medium-hair girls are always wanting a product that creates texture and hold, and this ticks all the boxes. Mousses can leave your hair feeling crunchy and heavy; this is the opposite. It’s lightweight and you forget it’s even there.” 

Available at SpaceNK.com

For A Tousled Effect

Cool Girl Barely There Texture Hair Mist, £27 | Hair By Sam McKnight

“You can’t go wrong with this spray. Firstly, you’ll fall in love with the scent, then you’ll realise it creates that barely there, effortless texture we all crave. The hair looks done but undone, and the mist works well to give definition and movement. I like to tip the head upside down and spray it into the lengths. Massage it slightly before flipping the hair back again to give it a supermodel finish. Works every time.” 

Available at SpaceNK.com

For Enhancing Curls

Miracle Hair Styler Leave-In Treatment, £15.81 | Shea Moisture
Curl Jelly Scrunching Jelly,  £8.95 | Umberto Giannini 

“Most curly girls will know that wash day requires time and multiple products depending on the texture of your hair. There are two products I swear by to make things easier. Firstly, the Shea moisture treatment – it’s a leave-in that smooths, adds hydration and allows you to detangle before you start styling. Secondly, the jelly by Umberto Giannini is so good. Pop a small amount into your palms and apply to the hair – with praying hands – straight down to the lengths. Use a Denman D3 Brush to control and define your curls as you go, twisting some sections with your fingers. The jelly will add definition and hold, but without feeling crunchy. Let your hair air dry naturally, or speed up the process with a dryer and diffuser.” 

Available Amazon.co.uk & Boots.com

For Loose Waves

Curve® Soft Curl Tong, £127 (was £159) | ghd 

“I love this tool. The barrel is the perfect size for creating a lovely texture throughout the hair, but you can also use it to create big waves that give the illusion of a blow-dry. My favourite way to use the tool is to add an S wave into the hair, using the tong and manipulating the shape to give a mermaid feeling.” 

Available at GhdHair.com

For Day-To-Day Styling

Primp Boar Bristle Brush, £49 | Session Kit

“This is my secret tool and I’m reluctant to share it with others. It’s the best brush for creating snatched ponytails and buns – it works well for detailing edges of your hair too, keeping everything slick and neat. You can see on the tip of the corners, it has these two handy miniature brushes that keep hair tidy. It’s genius.”

Available at SessionKit.com

For Reducing Signs Of Damage

Elasticizer Deep Conditioning Treatment, £38 | Philip Kingsley

“This is a pre-treatment that you apply before shampoo. You can leave it on overnight or under a silk bonnet or even a microfibre towel. Rinse out in the morning and you’ll see why this is such a beloved product. Hair is immediately softer, shinier and more manageable. It’s loved by all the models backstage during fashion week because it works so well.”  

Available at Boots.com

For Getting Rid Of Unwanted Tones

Colorkick De-Brassing Shampoo, £42 | Virtue

“This is more than just a de-brassing shampoo for blondes. You can use it to neutralise brassiness on all shades of natural and colour-treated hair – including grey and silver shades. I would recommend using this when you feel your hair is polluted and looking dull. Shampoo and leave for at least a minute before rinsing it all out. It’s impressive.” 

Available at SpaceNK.com

For Softening & Reducing Brittleness

Masquintense Riche, £43.05 | Kérastase

“This is the holy grail of hair treatments. It’s a rich mask that softens and nourishes brittle ends to transform the appearance of hair. It’s highly concentrated and packed with proteins to encourage stronger-looking hair, protecting it against visible breakage. It’s the perfect pick-me-up – leave it on for five to ten minutes or overnight if you really want it to get to work. The fabric of the hair is left feeling silky and strong.” 

Available at Kerastase.co.uk


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