Max Pinnell reveals his five favourite products for achieving shine and body 

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Hairdresser who worked on Kate Moss’ hair for THAT iconic Calvin Klein commercial reveals his five favourite products for achieving shine and body

  • Celebrity hairdresser Max Pinnell has shared his five favourite products
  • The iconic stylist worked on Kate Moss’ hair for her Calvin Klein commercial
  • He has his own range of low-fuss products at an affordable price point
  • Max also uses K18’s Leave In Repair Mask and Sam McKnight Modern Hairspray

From working with Madonna to styling Kate Moss’ hair for her iconic Calvin Klein campaign with Mark Wahlberg, Max Pinnell has had an illustrious career in the hair industry.

And while he has relied on a number of products to boost, lift, create shine and strengthen locks for certain magazine covers and runways alike, he has whittled down his favourites to just five.

‘Having done hundreds of hair commercials, I quickly learned that the hair on set needs to last the distance whilst under the spotlight and I believe that your hair routine doesn’t need to be complicated – you just need some quality products in your toolkit,’ he told FEMAIL.

‘I think everyone needs a few key products in their bathroom cabinet – these can be a mix of styling products and a quality shampoo and conditioner. For great styling, squeaky clean hair is critical – I have always carried at least two shampoos and conditioners with me because every great hairdo begins at the basin.

Max pictured with Madonna

Kate Moss' Calvin Klein commercial

From working with Madonna to styling Kate Moss’ hair for her iconic Calvin Klein campaign with Mark Wahlberg, Max Pinnell has had an illustrious career in the hair industry

'For me, it's always been about the body! To achieve that, you need to look after your locks and style with products that are super lightweight and protective,' Max told FEMAIL

‘For me, it’s always been about the body! To achieve that, you need to look after your locks and style with products that are super lightweight and protective,’ Max told FEMAIL

‘For me, it’s always been about the body! To achieve that, you need to look after your locks and style with products that are super lightweight and protective.’

To start with he recommends everyone in Australia should be using a definition and anti-frizz product, mainly because of our climate.

‘My $32.95 Max Pinnell Creme De Luxe is perfect for this as it is brilliant to control frizz and curly hair. With summer just around the corner, you can throw this into your beach bag and apply it to your hair for texture – for both men and women,’ he said.

Next is to bring on the shine with a great all purpose hair serum. 

‘I have always said that shiny hair is healthy hair and there are some tricks of the trade that can get you there,’ he said.

‘I created the $32.95 Max Pinnell Shine Serum Deluxe to bring to life the incredible shine that we were always looking to create on commercials. Apply it to the ends of your hair and you can literally see the shine come to life before your eyes.’

To start with he recommends everyone in Australia should be using a definition and anti-frizz product, mainly because of our climate (pictured with Ruby Rose)

To start with he recommends everyone in Australia should be using a definition and anti-frizz product, mainly because of our climate (pictured with Ruby Rose)

A treatment option is a non-negotiable if you have coloured or damaged hair strands.  

‘The elements and chemicals from colouring means that most of us have some sort of damage to our hair,’ he said.

‘I think the K18 Leave in Repair Hair Mask is a total game-changer – it is a bit of an investment, but it is worth every penny. You leave it in after washing and it will make the hair strong, smooth and soft in no time at all.’

For a good quality hair spray to ensure your locks stay sealed in place, Max opts for the $44 Sam McKnight Modern Hairspray.  

‘It has hold but is still flexible and doesn’t have the harsh crispness of sprays of yesteryear,’ he said.

Max and Linda Evangelista take a sneaky snap at the height of her modelling career

Max and Linda Evangelista take a sneaky snap at the height of her modelling career

Finally, a good shampoo and conditioner is a must. 

‘Having worked on hair commercials for most of my career, I worked out really quickly that you need to start with a good foundation, and clean hair is where it all begins,’ he said.

‘I have worked with so many brands throughout my career and I took the best qualities from each of them to create my own shampoo and conditioner line-up. I also wanted them to be affordable as I think everyone deserves great hair – just like Cindy Crawford.’

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