You know that natural-look wavy texture celebrities like Kristen Stewart and Jessica Biel have in common? It looks voluminous but never too done. Despite the fact it's been styled for hours, it maintains an air of coolness just the same. That's all thanks to celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel, who names the aforementioned women clients (he also works with the likes of Mille Bobby Brown, Dakota Fanning, Charlize Theron, Shailene Woodley, and more).
The hairstylist, who also acts as creative director for Virtue Labs and co-founder of Adir x Lelet NY (which is the brand behind some of the coolest metal hair accessories you'll ever lay your eyes on) isn't just a stylist—he's a bonafide beauty expert. We caught up with him to discuss his five must-have beauty products, which include a "dummy-proof" volumizing product, an iconic face cream, and the one flat iron he never goes without. Keep scrolling to see (and shop) them all.
"I'm going to tell you about my baby, and my love, and what I literally do every time I start every single hairstyle. It is Virtue Volumizing Primer. Hair can fall flat. You spend all this time blow-drying your hair, trying to get your hair to have memory, to have hold, to have volume, and most of the time you put in all of that hard work and you don't get any of that. So, I created a modern day setting lotion. What you're going to do is you're going to take the hair, you're going to lift the roots, and you're going to spray and spray. You're going to take another section and spray and spray. This is really dummy proof. I kind of drench the hair and then I blow dry the hair. It gives me all of that incredible stability that I need with the hair—the right foundation."
"My number two is by my good friend Jillian Dempsey. Yes, she's married to Patrick Dempsey, and yes, she's a genius. She created this incredible thing called the Jillian Dempsey Gold Bar. This thing has saved my face when I have to go on camera or when I wake up in the morning or when I just want to live my life.
I wake up in the morning, I put on some cream, and then I take this incredible thing, and I put it all over my face. It de-puffs your face; it really helps with all of your lymphs and draining them, and giving your face more sculpt."
"A lot of my clients have turned me on to this because they're all using it now. Its name is Augustinus Bader. I love this. PPC Cellular Renewal Rich Cream...I'm not sure what any of that means, but all I know is that I put it on my face and my face feels so moisturized. It's so plump. It's better than any cream I've ever used. You can use it under makeup and your makeup doesn't cake."
"We all need a flat iron in our life, right? I've tried many of them, and I love this one. The heating element of it I am obsessed with, because it heats evenly. Even if I leave sitting for 30 minutes, because that's what I do when I'm doing hair, I go to pick it up, I put it in the hair, and the heat is completely even. It doesn't spike super high, so I don't burn the hair. Plus, it has a great beveled edge, so you're able to get in there and create all of these great twists and turns."
"It's not ranked in any particular order; it just happens to be number five. It's my collaboration with my friend Sarah from Adir x Lelet. This is a collection of amazing hair accessories that we created together. They were all really with the thought process that they were to be worn almost like jewelry..."
"I really see this collection like jewelry. Yes, it's expensive, but I think we spend money on our jewelry because we can pass it down. These were all hand pounded; these were all hand twisted. We can wear them with a lot of pride."