Expert's Top 5: Craig Taylor

  • June 2nd 2014
  • / Craig Taylor
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The session stylist and Creative Director of HARI’s Salons reveals his top hair products

Check out Craig's expert profile here.

  • L’Oréal Paris Elnett Supreme Hold Hairspray

    L’Oréal Paris Elnett Supreme Hold Hairspray

    The must-have and one and only hairspray for me to use.

    It has the perfect amount of hold and is re-workable over and over again. Through the incredibly fine mist there is no white, dulling residue left on the hair. Elnett is also great at providing a light barrier over the hair to prevent static.

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  • Kiehl’s Crème With Silk Groom

    Kiehl’s Crème With Silk Groom

    This product has been in my session kit for 20 years with nothing close to comparing to it. It is a great finishing product.

    The smallest amount will give texture and shine to long or short hair and provide nourishing moisture to dry and parched hair too. It conditions and is absorbed by the hair so it doesn’t get greasy and can be re-applied. With no hair-holding ingredients, it is non-sticky and perfect for today’s modern hairstyles.

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  • Batiste Coloured Dry Shampoos

    Batiste Coloured Dry Shampoos

    In red, blonde, medium and dark brown, Batiste has had this product for many years and has further perfected it by adding colour pigment.

    It helps eliminate greasy roots and builds body. Dry shampoo is very good on clean, slippery and static hair, giving plenty of guts and oomph. Coloured dry shampoo stops the usual white, dusty, Elizabethan look and can even help hide roots that are overdue.

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  • Phyto PhytoPlage Protective Sun Oil

    Phyto PhytoPlage Protective Sun Oil

    A great product for the beach, it is the original hair oil that has been around since the 70s.

    It protects the hair from the sun, sea salt and chlorine in swimming pools and I use it as a styling product to provide a wet look texture or for giving hair a sleek pulled back look in a ponytail or bun. It provides high shine and is good for taming thick frizzy hair types.

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  • Kérastase Resistance Volumifique Hair Mousse

    Kérastase Resistance Volumifique Hair Mousse

    Always top in my list of products.

    Hair mousse is often associated with big 80s unfashionable hair. It’s considered sticky and something your mum used. It is always my base product when prepping hair on photoshoots. This mousse is light but still builds good body into the hair. On freshly-washed hair the mousse helps it feel more like the second day after washing (generally the hair settles down on day two, is less slippery and less static). Depending on the hair I sometimes double prep with mousse, by rough-drying and reapplying mousse again before styling.

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