Celebrity hairdresser Daniel Galvin Jr has always been fastidious about what he puts into his body.
But it wasn’t until the birth of his son in 2000 that he began in-depth research into what we were also absorbing via ingredients in everyday bathroom beauty products.
“The chemicals in haircare products today can ‘charge–up’ kids the same way sugar and junk foods can and 60% of synthetic ingredients are easily absorbed into the skin, so you can only imagine the harm it causes to children in the long run,” says the world-renowned colourist to the stars.
Now, Daniel’s passion to find a solution has led to the launch of an exciting new range called Oh! OrganicHead, a collection of salon professional products, utilising organic and botanical extracts at an affordable price ($16 each).
Oh! OrganicHead is beauty with a conscience; free of nasty parabens, SLS, mineral oils or animal ingredients, and and developed with Organic ingredients. The range was also recently registered with the Vegan Society, the first salon brand to achieve this distinction.
“OrganicHead is the first salon professional range in the UK which doesn’t only compete with science, it beats it,” says Daniel proudly.
The collection has already received rave reviews by the northern hemisphere media and customers alike, and Daniel is hoping for a similar reception during his visits here in June to help introduce the range to Australia.
When it comes to hair styling and colour, few can hold a foil close to the magic hands of the celebrity hair-raiser.
A fourth-generation hairdresser, London-based Daniel grew up mixing hair colour when other kids were content with finger painting.
His great-grandfather snipped locks in his tailcoat, his grandfather cut society hair, and his father, Daniel Galvin, coiffed Princess Diana and the Beatles, among many other high profile clients.
Tried and tested in Daniel’s revered Belgravia salon by his A-list clients including Kylie and Danni Minogue, Kelly Brook, Amanda Holden and Holly Valance, Oh! OrganicHead is rich in essential oils including organic aloe vera, orange oil, argan oil and wheat proteins.
Daniel says OrganicHead’s mild natural cleansing agent is proven to help people’s hair colour last up to 25% longer than they would using rival products.
“It’s a bit like when you put your jeans in the wash every day of the week; at the end of the week they will have faded,” he adds.
“Hair colour is exactly the same: OrganicHead protects colour and restores colour brilliance, making your hair colour last that much longer.”
The range comprises a full range of everyday shampoos and conditioners for blondes, brunettes and over-processed hair.
Woolworths is the exclusive stockist for the ground-breaking new range in Australia.
Said PCA Chief Executive Janine Kirk AM: “Daniel has been a long-time friend of The Prince’s Charities, and we are excited to see Daniel share his passion with Australia whilst being able to assist our organisation in delivering impactful projects for Australian communities.”
As a long-serving ambassador and close friend of Prince Charles, Daniel gives large sums of money to His Royal Highness’s charity from product sales in the US, UK and Australia.
The PCA’s many initiatives support core values and causes close to Daniel’s heart, including sustainability, regeneration of our environment and the promotion of a harmonious existence with the natural world.
One of the PCA’s most recent projects that Daniel is excited about is the chance to help the endangered turtles of Bundaberg, Queensland.
“I love a brand that gives back, and my organic haircare line does just that by supporting the incredible work of The Prince’s Charities Australia,” says Daniel.
“For every Dubble Trubble product sold, 10 cents will go to the PCA.”
Further aligning with his altruistic business model, Daniel has also just finalised Australian manufacturers for his products sold here, and says “being able to manufacture locally is something that is very close to my heart as I strongly believe in giving back to community.”
Woolworths sees Oh! OrganicHead as a natural extension and obvious follow-up to Dubble Trubble, as more Australians embrace the holistic benefits of organic and sustainable hair-care products.
“Our customers are telling us that products that are kind to the planet as well as more natural are important to them,” says a spokesperson.
“We’ve been steadily increasing ranging to products in the hair care category to make sure that we’re taking a lead in Australia to deliver on these needs.”
Woolworths says that the team at Daniel Galvin Jr understand what its customers want and their products deliver on those needs.
“They are organic, ethically sourced and have been formulated by Daniel himself which gives customers all of the benefits of a great salon outcome whilst ensuring that it’s kind to the environment.”
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Daniel Galvin Jr’s Top Tips for A Winter Makeover
For many, the start of winter can mean a radical head-to-toe overhaul, starting with your hair colour.
But rather than make a dramatic change, Daniel tells The Carousel it can be better to make smaller adjustments, staying within your tone and shade for the most natural (and least damaging) results.
To mark the release of Daniel’s oh! OrganicHead range in Australia, the stylist to the stars takes a closer look at three of the biggest hair colour trends, who it suits and how to get it.
One of the biggest trends at the moment, rose gold is created by blending blonde with reds and pinks to create a shimmering shade that is just unusual enough to stand out. Because pink is a little cooler, while gold is a little warmer, the combination will suit most skin tones. An alternative, lower maintenance version is butterfly tips, which involves weaving the rose gold through the mid lengths and ends of the hair.
This natural looking and flattering colour is somewhere between a blonde and a brunette; it not only looks great but is low maintenance too. It also makes hair look thicker. The key is to have at least 50% of your natural base colour showing through in order to give depth, contrast and movement and to make eyes look stronger and skin tone warmer. What’s more, bronde is exceptionally versatile, it can be adapted to suit any skin tone.
Of all the hair colours, a rich chocolate brown hue has the richest pigmentation, which means if you take care of it, your hair will look beautifully glossy. Never try to lift the hair more than one or two shades. Contrast with lighter chocolate tones at the ends of the hair to give more movement and contrast. This shade is perfect for most skin tones, apart from pale rose.