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Stephen Low: Fifteen Years Of Celebrity Hair Styling

Stephen Low is nothing if not a hair styling superstar. Over the years, global fashion icons such as Olivia Palermo and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have trusted Stephen with their luscious locks for photo shoots, runway shows and red carpet appearances. After three years in his current position as Creative Director of iconic Knightsbridge salon Neville Hair & Beauty, we delve further into the life of critically acclaimed hair stylist Stephen Low. There’s plenty more to come; from go-to products and hair care tips to celebrity crushes and honest opinions….

Q. What’s your go-to hair product?

 We see a natural shift in trend as each season goes by and as the looks change, so does my choice of hair product. At the moment, I would select L’Oreal Pli as a product to prep the hair. It’s a great product to achieve the natural looks we are seeing this season. As always, l’Oreal Infinium is a favourite of mine however the strength depends on the look. For a more structured look such as Guo Pei SS17, I used an extreme hold and for a more natural look a softer hold.

Q. What’s your favourite look you’ve ever produced? 

 That’s an impossible questions. Every look is individual as far as I’m concerned, however I do love when I get the opportunity to totally transform an image. I find Guo Pei provides a great platform for me to do this, as her shows offer such a variety of looks between the models. To see all the looks come together creates a look of its own. This for me is a favourite.

 Q. Describe yourself in five words or less.

 Pragmatic, loyal and diligent.

Q. What’s your number one hair care tip?

 The best way to maintain the health and vitality of your hair is to use a bond restructuring treatment continually such as Olaplex or Smartbond.

Q. If you could style anyone’s hair, who would it be?

Without a doubt, Amal Clooney. She is the epitome of sophistication and class – which I like to think my looks embody too.