So often, we see the artfully styled tresses of celebrities and marvel at their springy curls, tousled waves, and impossibly high ponytails. We add their looks to our Pinterest boards and show their photos to our hairstylists. But without the artful hands of their stylists, these notable beauty moments wouldn't be possible. Chad Wood is one of these hair artisans, responsible for crafting some of the most captivating styles on clients like Olivia Munn, Shay Mitchell, and Vanessa Hudgens.
Being able to re-create one of Wood's covetable looks, like Hudgens's snatched bubble pony, may not be in our foreseeable future, but reaping the benefits of his favorite products is. We recently sat down with the mega talent and asked him to whittle down his arsenal to his five favorite products. Watch him talk through each in the video below.
The GHD gold styler will help you execute the same waves, curls, and straight strands Wood creates on his clients. He explains its ceramic plates heat to an optimum 365 degrees to suit all hair types.
Wood loves using this dry shampoo powder as both a texturizer and styling agent to fake freshly washed hair. "You can sprinkle it on your ends, blow-dry it through, and you have fresh hair on your seventh day, which, we all need that because we don't have time to wash our hair," he muses. And don't fret—you won't be left with any white residue.
"This is your everything spray," Wood explains. Use it for detangling, pre-blowout to hydrate and protect, or use it as a finishing spray for a wet look (or dry look) without weighing the hair down.
While not a hair product, this hydrating facial spray is Wood's go-to in between clients to refresh his skin. The sweet rose smell also helps him feel at peace. Sign us up.
These padded hair clips hold curls in place while they cool to help train the direction without leaving a dent in the hair. Wood calls them his secret weapon.
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