Are you familiar with Kristin Ess? She's the woman who's pretty much responsible for creating the beachy wave look we all know and love, and she's been styling the likes of Lauren Conrad, Lucy Hale and Jenna Dewan for years. And while Kristin Ess Hair, her signature line of professional products, has been available in the U.S. for a while now, it's just recently launched in the UK at Feelunique. This means L.A.-worthy waves are now achievable whether you're in London or Loughborough.
Ess's collection was born on the belief that everyone should be able to style their hair with minimal fuss. Each product in the line includes strengthening and damage-preventing ingredients to help keep hair healthy, so you can style away guilt-free. Not only are the products Instagrammable but they're also colour-coded for easy use. The pink bottles are designed to be used in the shower, the grey bottles are for wet or damp styling and the black bottles are for dry styling.
Want to give your bob that tousled, textured look à la Lucy Hale's? Kristin Ess Hair Depth Defining Water-Based Pomade (£15) is perfect for creating separation and giving volumising hold.
If your style is more Lauren Conrad in The Hills, you'll want to keep Kristin Ess Hair Hydrating Curl Defining Crème (£18) in your beauty arsenal. The soft curl cream enhances natural wave patterns and creates clean, frizz-free coils. There are also shampoos, cleansing conditioners, moisture masks and travel-sized extras to complete the range.
This is perfect for creating completely weightless shine. Spritz this all over damp hair before blow-drying or air drying. Designed for all hair types, this miracle mist detangles, softens, strengthens and adds shine to dull hair.
This blend of coconut and castor oil is designed to be used anywhere, anytime. It helps to nourish and restore damaged hair. Use it as a shine product for braids, a pre-shampoo treatment when hair feels dry or a nourishing treatment while you sleep. It also comes with a cute bun cap to protect your pillow.
This lightweight hair mask softens and detangles. It's a universal treatment for anyone looking to add hydration back into their hair. Apply to wet strands, and leave for five minutes before rinsing out.
The perfect curl cream for de-frizzing, detangling and adding strength and shine. Apply curl cream from root to ends before twisting your curls or waves in small sections, and then allow the hair to air-dry.
Great for bobs and lobs, this pomade creates a soft, full finish instead of that dry, crunchy texture many products leave behind. Apply to your fingertips and work through the middle to ends of the hair.
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