As part of our series, Hair-apy Sesh, we’re asking the hair industry’s most-trusted mavens to divulge their secrets about what products get lifted from their kit, their idea of the most overrated and underrated hair tricks, plus their favorite high-price-tag and drugstore buys that confidently carry them through their bustling careers.
Below: Dominic Seeley @domseeley
What’s the most stolen product from you kit?
What’s the most underrated hair hack or tip?
A technique I picked up doing runway hair backstage. Take some simple cotton thread (get it at any Haberdasheries or craft stores) and a blunt plastic needle (not sharp)—together they can create an ‘I just put my hair up’ look without the fuss. It’s like a 30 minute updo in two minutes. You can get the cotton thread in so many colours and it’s easy to find one what matches your hair colour. Create the base or foundation of how you want to do your hair up, gather hair where you want it to sit then get sewing! It’s that easy. It’s secure but still lets the hair breath and move to look effortless and chic.
What’s the most overrated hair hack?
What’s one expensive product that’s worth every penny?
What’s the most underrated drugstore product?
Dr. Paw Paw Multi-Purpose Clear Balm. It’s a multi-use hair balm for everything—hair, skin, nails, brows and lips—but it’s amazing for sleek partings and making pesky flyaways smooth. I also love it for edging and detailing hairlines.
If you only had time to use one product on a client, what would it be?
I think what benefits every single client and hair type is Olaplex, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. It can be used in normal haircare routine, before going to a workout or creating a sleek bun. It’s great before getting a colour too, as it prepares and protects your hair for what’s to come. I love using Olaplex as a styling pre-blowout, but I also use it in high ponytails, buns, braids and wet looks. I always keep Olaplex No.3 in my kit and like to apply it on models after we wrap to help repair their hair from all the heat styling.