|Cashmere jumper (men’s) : £89, Marks & Spencer. Skirt: Marks & Spencer (sold out). Heels: Jimmy Choo (old but buy similar here)|
Josh Wood, world reknowned hair stylist and one of the best colourists out there, known to work on the locks of Laura Bailey, Poppy Delevingne, Elle Macpherson and….The Frugality. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?!
Well, excitingly I was asked to take part in a project launching a new, affordable beauty product. Josh Wood has been collaborating with Marks & Spencer for a while (I use the Full Bodied nourishing shampoo and conditioner already at home) but they were launching a new range of products, something I’d be absolutely perfect for: the root concealer. No offence taken(sob).
But seriously, I actually wasn’t offended because highlights are expensive…and I spend my life with dark (and increasingly grey) roots, waiting until the last possible moment to book that £100-£200 appointment. An affordable, quick fix by the King of Colour himself? Yes please.
|Josh Wood Atelier, Holland Park|
|Being a little overexcited in the salon|
I’m not going to lie, I got a trim and a ‘jooj’ in the salon, and it was fabulous. They believe in ‘top to toe’ styling, so have in-house make-up artists, manicurists and beauty therapists all attending your needs. Federico insisted I add some layers to my hair (something I have been fighting since a dodgy haircut when I was 16), and he was right – it added instant volume. My make-up was all Charlotte Tilbury (with a few Smashbox blusher brushes which I immediately went home and bought).
So, the product? It’s £12.50 and is a colour correcting root spray. Not to go all technical but it sprays as a powder colour along the roots, and has the same components as eyeshadow, so it holds the colour without being sticky or dry – shake well and spray it roughly 15cm away from your hairline (on dry hair) and blend in by teasing your hands. It stays but is non permanent so washes out. I wouldn’t use it everyday (just personally, the same reason I wouldn’t use contact lenses everyday) but when I have a special occasion and need to look my best. It’s a quick solution to an everyday problem (plus it’s in a 75ml bottle so easy to carry on the go).
For me, it helps me lengthen that gap between hair colour, I’ve used this spray around 5 times this month (and am currently 4 weeks overdue on my highlights!).
The Blending Wands from last season were a sellout and we’re predicting similar for these…
|Shades come in Light Blonde, Light Brown and Dark Brown, £12.50, Marks & Spencer|
What colour to go for? Josh says to go for the predominant colour of your hair, the colour you’re trying to go for – so for me it was Light Blonde.
Notice my roots? Exactly. Here’s a video of me interviewing Josh Wood in his Atelier (with my hair looking FABULOUS, if I may say so), and applying the product.
And here’s me frolicking with my new (rootless) hair:
This post was in collaboration with Josh Wood and Marks & Spencer.