How supreme stylist Christian Wood makes hair happen

“I love the whole process of getting someone ready,” says hairstylist Christian Wood. “Looking at the gowns, jewelry, all of it—working as a team with makeup and styling to create a final look. You never know how it’s going to turn out, so there’s always an element of surprise and excitement.”

The Los Angeles-based Brit has plenty of experience getting people ready for photo shoots, red carpets, and everything else—as you’d expect of one of the world’s most in-demand stylists. He’s known for creating modern updates on classic hair: lived-in waves on Olivia Munn, for example, or soft, romantic curls on Amanda Seyfried.

And of course, as a friend of Rosie’s, his touch is all over Rose Inc., from the launch shoot to the hair tutorials he’s filmed with RHW. “Apart from the fact we work together and I consider her a dear friend, she is always my biggest support and encourages me to be myself,” Wood says. “From the minute we met, we just got each other, and that’s a rare thing. We also never stop laughing—which I think is one of the most important things in life.”

In his kit, you’ll find styling products from Wella Professionals (he’s an ambassador for the brand), Slip silk scrunchies, wet brushes, and Mason Pearson brushes. To go from damp hair to done hair in minutes, he uses a GHD dryer—and “nine times out of 10,” he says, he reaches for the brand’s soft curl iron. (“I can add beach waves, straighten the hair, remove stubborn kinks, and more,” he explains.) Here, Wood shares a glimpse into his philosophy on hair, glamour, and much more.


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Christianwood Q&a

Rosie And Christian

Still life images: Amelia Howden. Christian Wood image: Annie Tomlin. Polaroid image via @cwoodhair.

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  1. isabella

    He is an artist. I love his hair tutorial for ROSEINC, BTW. XXX

  2. Thao H.

    Saw Christian took over Rose INC’s IG last night. He’s such a diva. I am loving it!!!

  3. Silv

    Do you color hair other than doing hair tutorials? I want to color my hair Strawberry Blonde & Ive never colored it before i dont trust anyone with my Virgin hair but i LOVE your work! Let me know, thank you!

    • Rose Inc.

      Hey Silv! Thanks for the comment. Christian focuses on styling, not color, but anyway—strawberry blonde sounds gorgeous. Definitely wise to seek out a professional for your first time. Good luck and send us a pic if you decide to do it. —Team Rose Inc.

  4. Taylor

    The best! What products would you recommend for someone with fine hair to use to style for more volume??

    • Rose Inc.

      Hi Taylor! Christian is a fan of Wella Eimi Dry Me Dry Shampoo, used on the roots to create more volume. He also uses Wella Eimi Extra Volume Mousse sometimes. We at Rose Inc. are also floored right now by Ouai’s newish volumizing hairspray. It feels very lightweight, smells great, and really does give more volume. —Team Rose Inc.

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