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Ep 209 - The #DamnGood Skin Barrier-Boosting Creams We’ll Use Forever

“Barrier Repair” is a big beauty buzzword - but what does it really mean? Today we’re bringing you a little Skin Barrier 101, along with a roundup of our #damngood skin-saving favorites.

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Frizz, dryness, flat roots –  here to help with solutions, we’re sitting down with Herbal Essences Celebrity Hairstylist Bridget Brager. Bridget is a Los Angeles-based hairstylist who works with the glistening manes belonging to stars like Priyanka Chopra, Constance Wu and Millie Bobbie Brown. We get all the tips on how to avoid breakage, a hack for making hair look thicker, driving moisture into your curls and whether or not those silk pillow cases are greats or gimmicks!

Bridget Brager counts Priyanka Chopra as one of her celebrity clients

Bridget opens up her virtual, on-set hair kit, sharing her favourite drugstore products to beat frizz, her volumizing splurge that’s *actually* worth the spend, along with her hot tool must-haves you too can use at home to get that fresh-from-your-hairstylist swag. And, stay tuned until the end to find out the high-tech professional treatment to boost thinning hair that Hollywood is obsessed with right now.

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celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton reveal his hair secrets!

Meet Chris Appleton, the hairstylist to Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and JLo and card-carrying member of the glammiest of glam squads (that gang also includes Mario Dedivanovic aka Makeup by Mario.) Chris is known for his fantastical looks that we first see on a celebrity, and then on the stylish girl on the street. Case in point: Ariana Grande’s snatched ponytail, Kim’s sexy summer bob and the neon green hair trend courtesy of one of his plethora of wigs (psst: many of these are created by stylist and wig maker extraordinaire William Jackson @TokyoStylez.)

Tune in to hear Chris’ master tips on how to put in extensions without any of the tell-tale signs (that ‘shelf’, ugh), the exact steps to achieving glass hair and what to do about summer frizz. Plus, Chris tells us a little behind-the-scene story about how he chased Katy Perry around with a leaf blower for her Never Really Over video, and the reason he used a coat hanger to get her soft-focus 70s curls. And finally, listen until the end when Chris gets personal, to find out what inspired him to get into the hair industry in the first place.

Products mentioned in this episode:
Hot Tools Professional 1110 Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control Mega 1-1/4″;
Harry Josh Pro Tools 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron 1.25 Inch;
Dyson Supersonic;
Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray
Glam Seamless Extensions
Wet Brush

Every product is independently selected by Breaking Beauty Podcast hosts and/or guests. Products you purchase through our links may earn us a commission.