You know when you leave the hairdressers with gorgeous locks and think to yourself, 'Why can't I look like this every day?' We'll let you in on a little secret....you can! Our favourite, award-winning hairdresser Kevin Murphy, is not only known for tending to tresses in person but has bottled his expertise, too. Meaning that with his at-home range, it's like having a personal hairdresser at your beck-and-call!
We were lucky enough to catch up with Kevin Murphy himself for all the goss on latest trends and his insider hair secrets you simply must follow, dah-ling.
Australian hairdresser Kevin Murphy talks exclusively with Adore Beauty
Where do you get your inspiration for your amazing products and signature styles from?
All around! I love the Australian outback and all the amazing ingredients we can source here. They are rich in vitamins and nutrients, which make developing products that little bit easier as we don't have to alter them too much because they just perform so well. I get a lot of inspiration from magazines and runways from around the world, too. I enjoy old movies and TV shows when hair was super styled and hairdressers really dressed hair - I love looking at what they did back in the 20's 30's 40's 50's and then breaking it down and making it modern.
What are some of the things we should look out for this coming season?
Short hair is in, as are long layers, around collar bone height. You can actually do so much with hair that is that length - wear it wavy or smooth and tie it in cute knots and twists.
How can these be adapted for everyday use? Any tips for picking which styles suit which sort of person?
Get a great haircut and have a good chat with your hairdresser. Make sure it is a style that works for your face shape and hair texture. One idea is to take elements from a celebrity's style you love and make them your own.
I'm sick of my current hair colour. What are the shades making waves at the moment?
Natural, all-over colours in warmer tones, pastel blondes and rosy brunettes. Or if you are really game - super bright hair in one colour, all over, is still happening! You need to make sure this matches your general look though; you should never do anything that drastic just because it's fashionable.
Which hair product/styling tool can you not live without?
My entire range!! I use most products daily, either on myself or on the job styling hair. With tools, I would say a medium sized, hot tong and my rollers - I love rollers! I adore my smoothing brush, too; it's perfect for most looks.
What's the one thing I should be doing every day and every week for optimum hair health?
You should brush your hair every day or at least massage your scalp. It's important to keep the blood flowing to your scalp for the best scalp health and of course, use the best wash and rinse for your hair and scalp needs. Once a week, you should definitely use a treatment or masque, especially in winter when our hair dries out in the wind. Plus sitting all day with the heaters on, we need to rehydrate our hair.
For more insider secrets, check out those of Adore Beauty Founder, Kate Morris.