How Josh Wood made me (slightly) glamorous

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.


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