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Just say yes with Chad Wijayatilake

At-home treatments to salon-ready hair, Chad Wijayatilake spills on his career path and favourite salon products.

     My breakthrough career moment was …
I’ve had some amazing opportunities throughout my career, but a stand out for me was moving from Canberra to Sydney and landing my dream job at Salon A+H in Newtown … and from there, becoming Pureology’s first ever Pure Artist in Australia.

The top 5 most useful products in the salon/ on set are …
The Pureology Clean Volume collection is my current favourite for creating weightless body … it’s silicone-free to reduce heaviness, making the hair much easier to style.
My everyday essential is Pureology Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier spray to detangle, create smoothness and prevent split ends … this leave-in offers 21 benefits.
For body and texture with an effortless lived-in mood, the Pureology Fullfyl Densifying spray is ideal.
For the perfect blow wave, Pureology Colour Stylist Silk Bodifier is my go-to. The lightweight mousse conditions the hair to create shine and softness, and promotes lasting, airy volume.
Dry Shampoo is a must have! Pureology Fresh Approach not only refreshes hair but can be used to add texture to freshly washed locks and essential grip to master up-dos.

The product(s) most worth the investment are …
Colouring your hair in salon is one of the biggest beauty investments women make – so it’s important to protect this investment with the right products! Every Pureology collection includes their signature AntiFade Complex to promote colour vibrancy and endurance with brilliant shine.

My biggest beauty trick/ tip is …
If you have no time to blow-dry your hair, the new Pureology Hydrate Air Dry cream enhances body with a unique air-dry formula that speeds up drying time. Simply apply to damp hair, air-dry and tousle to style your story.

My favourite career memory/ highlight is …
Working backstage at New York Fashion Week was definitely a highlight for me!

My advice to people getting started in the industry is …
Be open to any opportunity that may come your way, be confident and say yes! Even though it may sound scary, you will learn something new and you may also meet someone that may take you to the next level of your career.