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The Secret to A Perky Ponytail

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: Natalie Anne @natalieannehair, an Australian-based salon owner, educator, bridal specialist, and founder of namesake line,  Natalie Anne Haircare. 

What’s the most stolen product from your kit?

I can’t even count the amount of times my Mason Pearson Brush has gone missing.

What’s the most underrated hair hack or trick?

Perky pony hack. After teasing the ponytail, insert a bobby or u-pin into the base of the pony to support the height. Works every time!

What’s the most overrated hair hack or trick?

Covering an exposed pony bungee with a client’s hair, it’s always an ‘uh-huh’ moment.

What’s one expensive product that’s worth every penny? Why?

The Balmain Silk Hair Perfume (although, I’m waiting for OUAI). My clients love that final touch, it brings the whole experience together, leaving them looking, feeling and smelling amaze!

What’s the most underrated drugstore product? 

L’Oreal Elnett Hair Spray. It’s an old-time favourite, sold in most drugstores in Australia.

If you only had time to use one product on a client, what would it be?

It would have to be the my new texturising powder, Un-done Perfection by @natalieannehaircare. Built to create the perfect amount of texture. Tap, sprinkle or shake this baby in for added sustainability, volume and shape! My magic potion that I can’t live without.


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