Name: Liana Weston
Talent and bookings manager, Into the Gloss
What is your ultimate tip for looking salon-ready daily?
"Growing up, I was the girl in class with elaborate braids, ponytails, pigtails, and buns — my styling game was on-point, thanks to my mother, and my hair-accessory collection was award-worthy (think Iris Apfel-level...but on my head). I was only allowed to wear my hair down on Fridays! So, later on, when I was able to dictate my personal routine, I gravitated toward finding a healthy balance between an untamed [and a] stylized appearance.
"When I want to achieve a sleeker, salon-ready look from home, I like to keep my California roots in mind. The key for me is a simplistic, less tortured approach to different sections. I’ll use a round brush as I blow out my front layers, to give my hair volume and Farrah Fawcett-like structured waves, but only lightly dry the back with the dryer nozzle attached. Then, I twist (not too tightly!) up the back section in a small fish clip to let it sit and curl naturally while I get ready. When I remove the clip, I get a Brigitte Bardot, joie de vivre
texture that feels effortless (no prom curls here!). The result? A stellar, speedster blowout that’s not too forced or complex."
Are there any hair products you use daily or swear by?
, founder and CEO of Into the Gloss
and Glossier, recently said to our team, ‘I hope Glossier hacks beauty by breaking down the false notion that more expensive means better,’ and I couldn’t agree more with that philosophy. That’s also my all-encompassing motto when it comes to the hair products I use. My shampoo and conditioner are always drugstore-bought and nothing fancy. If it ain’t broke (or split-ends), don’t fix it, right?
"On days I want to hang with the curly-hair crew, I like to use L’Oréal’s Studio Springing Curls Mousse
to give my hair that extra bounce that will hold for an entire day. My sister introduced me to the Wet Brush
, which is amazing for my long locks — I’m pretty sure it’s for kids, but that’s neither here nor there. Cristophe’s travel-size Dry Shampoo
is my ultimate. It’s beyond affordable and convenient for throwing into your work bag or taking on trips. I’m old-school at heart and like sticking with the basics, so I prefer Vidal Sassoon hair dryers
because the different levels of intensity and temperatures work best for me.
"My big splurge item is Oribe's Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray
. I was fortunate enough to have met him on a Vogue
cover shoot with Rihanna that involved styling many wigs. He taught me how to properly use his products, and I've been hooked ever since. This spray, in particular, is good for heat protection and preventing any further damage."
Describe your morning routine.
"My hair has a personality of its own, and the way I dress on the daily usually depends on my mane’s mood and temperament when I wake up. Whether it's voluminous or flat and oily, I’ll decide if I want to pull a throwback and do an ornate hairstyle à la young me, or let it down to do its thing."
Do you have any surprising hacks for killer locks?
"My only real go-to secret is that I like to tease my hair, even if it's not for an updo. I’ll slightly tease with a thin comb and then weave my fingers through the layers with a little bit of Cristophe’s Dry Shampoo
to maximize volume. It’s an easy takeaway trick to use when I go out at night straight from the office, so that my after-hours look is just as fresh as it was in the beginning of the day."
If you had to describe your hair vibe in one word, what would it be?