If you, like us, want to know all about the hair products behind Fashion Week hairstyles, there’s only one stylist to ask: Guido Palau. The Redken global creative director is one of the most renowned runway stylists in the world—so he knows a thing or two about which hairsprays and hair mousses are red carpet-worthy.
Luckily, we got the chance to sit down with Palau, who shared a few of his favorite hair products of all time. Whether you’re looking to recreate an intricate updo or achieve maximum volume, you’ll want to read on.
Guido Palau’s All-Time Favorite Hair Products
Redken All Soft Argan-Oil Enriched Shampoo
If you’ve spent serious time (and money) trying to find the perfect shampoo, there’s one Palau swears by for every client: Redken’s All Soft Argan-Oil Enriched Shampoo.
“Great shampoos are great starting points for styling hair…I love to use Redken All Soft Argan-Oil Enriched Shampoo backstage to start with very clean hair,” Palau says.
Formulated with argan oil, this hair softening shampoo for dry hair gently cleanses and softens your dry, brittle hair, leaving it soft, manageable, and shiny.
Redken All Soft Argan-Oil Enriched Shampoo, $17.00 MSRP
Redken Satinwear 04 Thermal Smoothing Blow-Dry Lotion
When you want a perfect blowout, your first instinct might be to book an appointment with your stylist. If you want the best at-home results, however, Palau recommends Redken Satinwear 04 Thermal Smoothing Blow-Dry Lotion.
“This is one of my go-tos,” Palau says. “It’s a great styler, has heat protection, and it’s great for smoothing. It’s multifaceted.”
This lightweight lotion preps hair for a fast, silky blowout with heat protectant and frizz control. Need we say more?
Redken Satinwear 04 Thermal Smoothing Blow-Dry Lotion, $19.50 MSRP
Redken Triple Pure 32 Neutral Fragrance Hairspray
Remember the old-school hairsprays that left a thick, crunchy coating on your hair? Now you can get the same strong-hold with a flawless lightweight finish. If you’re looking for a hairspray guaranteed to lock in your look for the entire day, Palau loves Redken Triple Pure 32 Neutral Fragrance Hairspray.
This neutral-fragrance, high-hold hairspray offers maximum control to lock in styles and control unwanted frizz.
Redken Triple Pure 32 Neutral Fragrance Hairspray, $24.00 MSRP
Redken Guts 10 Root-Volumizing Hairspray
Looking to create long-lasting volume with a single hair product? According to Palau, Redken Guts 10 Root-Volumizing Hairspray is the way to go.
“It creates a lot of volume in hair very quickly...A lot of times, if I want to create volume backstage, this is the product I reach for,” Palau says. “If I’m doing an exaggerated updo, it gives me body in the hair and makes it stay put.”
This volumizing spray foam boosts hair with all-over volume, fullness and bold, flexible styling and structure.
Redken Guts 10 Root-Volumizing Hairspray, $19.50 MSRP
Redken Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Texturizing Spray
Texturizing sprays are a crowd favorite for a reason—they give hair tons of style with barely any effort. If you’re looking for one to add to your collection, Palau loves Redken Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Texturizing Spray.
“It’s great backstage for creating body in limp hair...It’s also good for doing a quick updo or if you just need a bit of texture or grit in the hair,” Palau says.
This mild control, volumizing and texturizing dry hairspray creates airy texture, weightless volume, and flexible fullness to hold a full windswept effect.
Redken Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Texturizing Spray, $10.00 MSRP
Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist Hairspray
Looking to recreate that runway-level hair shine? Try Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist Hairspray.
“When you want to achieve glossy hair or that kind of wet look, this one is my go-to,” Palau says. “As a tip, I typically over saturate the hair with Shine Flash and use a comb to give it that masculine look.”
This fine-mist aerosol shine spray features a lightweight formula that gives hair a high-shine finish with no build-up or greasy feel.
Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist Hairspray, $19.50 MSRP
Now that you know all about Guido Palau’s favorite hair products of all time, you’re ready to start shopping!
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