Each month, we’re inundated with the latest hair products (have we mentioned we love our jobs?), so let us share our findings with you on the regular. Here, we trawl through the haul from January to bring you the ones worth trying and buying. You’re welcome!
Redken’s six new shades
Going grey has never been so cool and this is encapsulated perfectly by Redken Shades EQ’s two new silver shades, as seen on Vogue fashion features director, Sarah Harris (pictured). We love the polished Silver for its beautiful metallic tones. Meanwhile, the new pastel shades by Shades EQ will keep the millennial pink brigade happy. The four shades are: Pastel Pink – a soft pink used by colour king Josh Wood at Alexander Wang S/S18; Pastel Peach – a pale orange balanced with pink tones; Aqua Blue – a radiant blue with tones of warmth; and Silver Green – a grass-like green with metallic shimmer.
Find your nearest Redken salon HERE
Crazy Color Ultraviolet No Yellow Shampoo
Your beautiful blonde hair turning yellow is never a good look, so be a clean machine with Crazy Color’s new intense, sulphate-free Ultraviolet No Yellow Shampoo. It's perfect for grey, blonde or super lightened hair – you can even use it as a gentle toner to refresh your colour locks.
Buy it HERE
Aveda Pure-fume Hair Mists
We love a hair perfume (anything that keeps our hair smelling fresh as a daisy is a good thing in our books) and Aveda has unveiled three new aromas in its Pure-fume Hair Mists range, inspired by Brazil (Marassona), the Middle East (Alanara) and Asia (Mihana).
RRP £30 each
Buy them HERE
L’Oréal Professionnel’s new Parisian Chic shades
There are some models who just exude effortless cool, a certain laissez-faire chic that women crave. Alexa Chung has done that for the best part of a decade, which is why she is the face (or hair) of L’Oréal Professionnel’s Parisian Chic new shades and service. Ms Chung is rocking the #COLOURMEFRENCH technique, a pairing of two bespoke brunette shades from the brand's Majirel line that will enhance your colour to create an effortless, multi-dimensional nude finish.
Find your nearest L’Oréal Professionnel salon HERE
R+Co RELATIVE PARADISE Fragrance Spray and brushes
Which do we love more from R+Co – the bright and earthy RELATIVE PARADISE Fragrance Spray, or these round natural boar brushes designed by co-founder Garan? We’ll just take it all…
RRP £18.50 (spray); from £65 (brushes)
Buy the Fragrance Spray HERE
Find out more about R+Co and its boar brushes HERE
Love your salon colour, but hate it when it begins to fade? What if we told you that you could take out a kind-of colour insurance against it fading? Celeb Luxury promises to do just this. Available exclusively through distributors, Salon Success, Celeb Luxury keeps hair colour looking fresh, vibrant and healthy.
RRP from £25.95
Find out more about Celeb Luxury HERE
OSiS+ Made to Be Real from Schwarzkopf Professional
Want that “Oh, I woke up like this” finish? Then reach for the OSiS+ Made to Be Real styling collection from Schwarzkopf Professional, featuring Sand Clay and Wind Touch. It's all about authentic beauty right now and this line-up of a clay and paste promise to provide perfect 'lived-in' style.
RRP from £10.95
Find your nearest Schwarzkopf Professional salon HERE
Wella Professionals Color Fresh Create
It’s been a colour-heavy month and the last, but by no means least, colour launch in January goes to Wella Professionals’ Color Fresh Create. With new technology that gives you true-to-tone fading (meaning it will fade consistently with the colour, so your blue won’t go green), the 12 rainbow shades (and one clear) will see you through all the summer festivals (yes, we’re already pining for sun-filled days and warmer temps).
Find your nearest Wella Professionals salon HERE