If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities like Kim Kardashian get their seamless and stunning transformations, Chris Appleton is your answer. Color Wow’s celebrity hairstylist and global creative director has been a key player on Kardashian’s glamor team for years and is also a speed dial participant for Jennifer Lopez (remember? J.Lo’s bomb-shaped hair at Super Bowl 2020?) and other A-listers.
From the ponytail to the sleek midsection, the Appleton has helped set some of the biggest hair trends right now. For summer, stylists love a more complete look with a Pam Anderson-inspired 90s update. “This vintage-inspired look is chic for the summer, keeping you cool yet chic,” says Appleton.
Another go-to style for this season is the center parted bun, which is a great way to keep your “easy charms out while looking neat without spending a lot of time or effort. strength,” he said. “Whether slicked back and polished or messy with a low key, this cool girl’s look is an enhancement of the basic updated hairstyle.”
To master these hairstyles, Appleton has a reliable stock of products. Here, the stylist shares his top 10 favorites Color Wow hair products and tools For shiny and healthy hair.
“This is my secret to creating ‘glass hair.’ It delivers ultra-soft, silky-smooth results that are completely moisture-resistant, so hair won’t get frizzy or puffy no matter the weather,” Appleton says of this anti-frizz treatment.
The hairstylist says, “More than anything, I’m about gorgeous textures. “That’s the foundation – always. I wouldn’t even try to create a look before I’ve completely painted that shiny nail polish first. “To achieve this, Appleton created a super-nourishing product hair mask Helps strengthen and restore hair. “It immediately increases the charm factor. That’s why I constantly urge my clients to keep up with their treatments and Money Masque is what I call a one-step preparation. ”
“This hair dryer has so much power, it dries hair seven times faster than hairdryer and help achieve the ultimate effect,” says Appleton. “It’s super light and the attachments are easy to use.”
Favourite comb Among professional hairstylists, Tangle Teezer Ultimate Styling Set works to dry hair without tugging or pulling. “This brush is suitable for styling dry hair. I use it to add volume and texture or a sleek, smooth finish to any look,” says Appleton, adding, “Best of all, it’s super lightweight so it doesn’t break. hair. ”
This hairspray is one of the secrets behind the sleek ponytails of Appleton clients, including Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez. “Completely clear and super lightweight, I usually spray it on my brush and swipe over sections for grip and style,” says Appleton. “No hard, sticky or yellowed! It offers a lasting style and natural movement. ”
“No style is complete without this Shine Spray,” says Appleton. “It gives the hair a mirror-like, reflective shine. It’s light and non-greasy, which is key. ”
A styling staple, the Mason Pearson bristle brush and nylon brush are an investment many professional stylists say is worth it – Appleton included. “This timeless tool is a classic and great for brushing waves and curls,” he says. “It expands volume as you comb through the hair, creating a beautifully soft finish. It is also great for ponytails as it keeps the hair close to the scalp when recoiled.”
Appleton says that the wrong shampoo – one that leaves a residue – can prevent super-shiny locks from locking in. To avoid dullness, he uses this Color Wow option. “This is my shampoo for everyone and all hair types, because it is sulfate free and residue-free – meaning it doesn’t leave behind any silicones or ingredients that could weigh hair down and cause dullness,” explains Appleton.
Hairstylists call this finishing powder “the ultimate real-life corrector”. Multi-dimensional transient color comes in eight shades and is a must-have color according to Appleton. “You can use it anytime, anywhere and it will get you through until your next trip to the salon,” he says. “Waterproof and sweatproof, this is your choice for highlighting light, thin or sparse areas along the hairline.”
For added shine, this protective serum provides shine while protecting hair from heat and UV rays. “I love using it for a ponytail or even a sleek look because it helps control flight while remaining super weight, so the hair doesn’t look heavy or greasy,” he explains. explain.