Celebrity Hairstylist Chris Appleton Shares His Self-Care Staples

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Known for his ever on-trend conceptual and creative hair visions, in-demand stylist Chris Appleton shares his self-care constants, SkinMedica lineup, and of course, hair care.

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A quick browse of Appleton’s Instagram grid shows the 38-year-old takes fitness—“I’m always on the go and I’m a workout nut!”—and overall wellness seriously. Jujitsu and Dogpound gym are on regular rotation, as is hiking Los Angeles’ Runyon Canyon.

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Self-care is also not a second thought for Appleton—even with a schedule that includes a lot of traveling. Making the must list: massage, meditation and reading.

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For scent, his choice is singular: the fig-based, fan-favorite D.S. & Durga Debaser ($260).

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SkinMedica makes his holy grail list, with TNS Advanced+ Serum ($295), HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator ($184) and Instant Bright Eye Cream ($92) taking the top three spots. “I’m really into the serum. What I love about it is that it has a rejuvenating formula, which helps to reduce the appearance of coarse wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone, and texture. I use it every morning and every night.”

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Not surprising, Appleton says his day wouldn’t be complete without hair care. “Hair is really important to me—obviously, it’s what I do—and my go-to shampoo is Color Wow Color Security ($24). This shampoo is an amazing product because it is 100-percent clean. It is residue-free and leaves nothing behind to dull hair or block follicles, which can cause thinning or hair loss. It cleans my hair, it cleans my scalp, and it really keeps hair bright and sparkly.

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