If you want to know how to get your hair to look its best, ask an insider – the women who work in fashion and beauty and have access to the world’s best hair stylists and experts. We grilled some industry insiders to find out what they’ve picked up during the course of their careers from the pros backstage at catwalk shows, on fashion shoots and travelling the globe…
Sportswear designer Jaida Hay
“I can’t live without Moroccan Oil, but I tend to change my shampoo and conditioners up pretty frequently ranging from Earth Spirit Organics to L’Oreal Professional to Oribe when my hair really needs help.
I wash it every 2-3 days. I blow dry the front with a big round brush, then tip my head upside down and roughly dry it for a few min, then leave the rest to air dry. Learning how to blow dry my hair with a round brush was the best tip I’ve ever learnt, however it takes so long to do I tend to only do it for special evenings. I only use a brush when it’s wet, if I brush it when it’s dry it puffs out like a poodle’s hair so I mostly use my fingers and serum when it’s dry.
Snowden Hill styles my hair in London. I’ve been seeing him for about 5 years now. He is just wonderful. I absolutely adore him! He always offers to help with my photo shoots but the timing never seems to work out. He’s usually off somewhere fabulous doing some major fashion shoot when I need him.
I think my style was decided for me long before I had a say in it. I did experiment when I was young with various lengths, fringe and shades however discovering how to blow dry was my saving grace. I have pretty thick and relatively curly hair so unless I want to look like Eddy Monsoon, I’ve got to leave it long and tame the curls.”