Expert's Top 5: James Galvin


Hair pro and Style Director at Daniel Galvin James, reveals his kit bag essentials for creating salon-worthy hair

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  • Davines Sea Salt Spray

    Davines Sea Salt Spray

    I love this product because it gives grit and texture to ANY hair type or style. It can be blow-dried into the hair for added body or used as a texture spray once styled.

    It can also be used for dishevelled natural waves and is great for gents too. Apply a small mist over the whole head. If you want more grit, just add more...

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  • Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray

    Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray

    Perfect for volume and movement and giving a healthy, finished feel to the hair without feeling like it has too much product in.

    Just take small sections and spray from roots to ends and blow-dry. Easy!

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  • Cloud 9 The Waving Wand

    Cloud 9 The Waving Wand

    This styling tool has been a blessing over the last couple of years. It’s amazing at creating soft, natural waves on clients in the salon to creating more editorial looks on shoots.

    Remember, the longer you hold the hair wrapped around the wand, the stronger the wave will be. For extra hold, once hair is hot from being wrapped around the wand, secure hair onto its base and use a grip to secure. By making sure the hair has cooled down completely before taking out the grip means that the wave will be stronger and last a lot longer. The cooling down process is key for hold!

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  • Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom

    Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom

    Another one I can’t NOT have in my session bag is also a product that can’t be replaced. It's perfect for guys (and some women) who like their hair to feel like it does the day after it’s washed.

    It dries into the hair without leaving it feeling greasy but leaves it manageable and not flyaway. For those with slightly frizzy, curly hair this product is perfect for farming the frizz whilst defining the curl. Apply a small amount into hands and and pull through hair from roots to ends. Not for fine hair!

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  • L’Oréal Professionnel Hairchalks

    L’Oréal Professionnel Hairchalks

    This range of hair chalks is perfect to create a bit of fun and movement without having to commit to permanent hair colour. It lasts approximately for 3-5 washes.

    What’s great about these chalks is that they don’t rub off onto your clothes or pillowcases plus, your hair still feels like hair once they are applied without the feeling of a chalky residue. I love to water some of the brighter colours down a bit to give a more pastel effect.

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