Elsa McAlonan's Beauty Upgrades: How to use dry shampoo stylers

Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to use dry shampoo stylers

  • Elsa McAlonan reveals a selection of the best dry shampoo stylers 
  • She also shares the lash extensions worn by actress Sandra Oh 
  • British beauty expert rounds up the best soothing toners to use at each age 

British beauty expert Elsa McAlonan, shares her advice for styling hair using dry shampoo and reveals a selection of the best products on sale in the UK (file image)

WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: DRY SHAMPOO STYLERS 

Dry shampoo is a lockdown must-have, not only to refresh hair between washes, but to add shape without the heat damage. 

Redken Dry Shampoo Paste is part dry shampoo, part styling paste. It provides great root lift and is ideal for creating top knots, braids or hair twists. 

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To add extra grip to very soft hair, try KMS Hair Play Makeover Spray 

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or the light and invisible Fudge Dry Shampoo which leaves behind no dusty residue. 

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Clinique took a novel approach to producing its new My Happy scent collection.

Celebrating the iconic Happy brand, the range of six fragrances was created by asking consumers which scents represented happiness to them.

Choose from Happy Splash, Peace & Jasmine, Blue Sky Neroli, Peony Picnic, Cocoa & Cashmere, and Lily Of The Beach — or layer your favourites to create your own happy perfume 

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SANDRA’S LONG LASH SECRET

Actress Sandra Oh (pictured) keeps her eyes looking bright using Russian lash extensions 

Actress Sandra Oh, mesmerising in hit TV series Killing Eve, uses lash extensions to keep her eyes looking bright after long days in front of the cameras.

Lash expert Daxita Vaghela is responsible for Sandra’s lashes in the series and uses her signature Russian Lashes, which are lightweight and soft. Salon prices range from £250 for half a set, to a full set at £325.

During lockdown, get a similar look at home with Eylure Individuals Combo (£5.35, superdrug.com).

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Struggling to sleep at the moment? The new Sanctuary Spa Wellness De-stress Warming Body Balm has a fragrance that is scientifically proven to help you fall asleep more quickly. Ingredients include ginger and rosemary oil to help relax the body.

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CAN MASSAGE MAKE SKINCARE WORK BETTER?

Yes, it can. Not only is it a relaxing ritual at the end of the day, says facialist and skin expert Fiona Brackenbury, it also makes your skincare more effective.

‘Facial massage has amazing effects on the skin that skincare alone can’t achieve,’ she adds.

‘The best analogy is making bread: the kneading stage helps distribute the ingredients evenly and gives strength to the dough. Massaging your skin improves circulation, bringing fresh blood and nutrients, and drains toxins away from it. It also aids the penetration of the active ingredients in your skincare.’ 

Try Slow Ageing Essential Facial Essence, a luxurious oil packed with antioxidants. 

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3 OF THE BEST: SOOTHING TONERS

Invigorating but gentle, W7 Green T-Time! Face Toner contains green tea, cactus and oat extracts. Use after cleansing to pep up skin and reduce the look of pores.

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The Organic Pharmacy Herbal Toner is infused with aloe vera, green tea and eucalyptus. It also includes soothing chamomile to help balance stressed skin. 

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Herbal Essentials Refreshing Toner with Cucumber Extract & Rose Water is made with Rosa Damascena Flower Water, which helps to hydrate the skin.

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SHAMELESS INDULGENCE 

We could all do with more peace in our lives right now, and enjoying the comforting scent and therapeutic benefits of a perfumed candle is a brilliant way to de-stress.

Su-Man’s Queen of The Night scented candle is made with natural waxes and has been specially designed to balance your ‘qi’ energy, based on traditional Chinese medicine therapy.

Created by London-based celebrity facialist Su-Man, it uses Queen Of The Night, a Mexican cactus that flowers only one night each year. Its fragrance is said to be so powerful, the memory of its scent long outlasts the life of the bloom.

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