Superfoods for shiny hair!

Did you know that your hair primarily consists of protein? It is for this reason that I always encourage my clients to eat lots of quality protein-rich foods to promote healthy hair and a healthy scalp. Because glossy hair starts with great nutrition.

My number one recommendation would be eggs (ideally free-range and organic) as they are ​rich in biotin and B vitamins which are also great for hair loss prevention. Always eat the whole egg, including yolk, for maximum vitamin intake. Salmon is also great for hair as it is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.

Sunflower seeds are also rich in protein and full of beauty-boosting nutrients that will nourish your hair from the inside out. These include zinc, selenium, biotin, potassium, copper, iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium and calcium. They are also high in omega-6 fatty acids. Try eating a handful raw or sprinkling them on salads. Other foods that are great for healthy hair are include beans, berries, sweet potato, dark green veggies and ​lentils.

Want to give your hair an extra boost? Try taking a good quality silica supplement.

Silicia is also found in oats and many vegetables including leafy greens and one of its many benefits is promoting healthier hair and skin.

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Hamish Glianos
As the founder and creative director of PEOPLE Hairdressing, Hamish Glianos is one of Australia’s most accomplished and well-respected hairdressers. Hamish initiated the PEOPLE Hairdressing brand and ethos around a simple philosophy of individualised, contemporary and wearable hair fashions. Hamish’s down-to-earth nature meant he has attracted and built a team of highly-skilled hairdressers with similar personalities who make PEOPLE Hairdressing synonymous with great hair and real customer service. At the age of 17, Hamish was sure he wanted to be a hairdresser and was eager to learn from the best. He began his apprenticeship as a barber spending his early years refining men’s cutting techniques and learning the importance of attention to detail. Soon looking for more scope, Hamish decided to develop his skills further and move into ladies haircutting and styling which is when he joined Stelios Papas salon in Brisbane. “At the time, Stelios was the only man to work for. He had produced some of Australia’s finest hairdressers and I knew if I wanted to be the best, I had to be part of his team,” says Hamish. After completing his apprenticeship, and knowing that cutting and styling was his passion, Hamish moved to London, the home of hairdressing technique and foundation, where he worked in a leading Mayfair salon. During Hamish’s time in London he was able to ground his hairdressing technique which he is constantly developing to create up to date and wearable hair fashion for his consumers. Hamish has since developed a strong reputation with his consumers and hairdressers alike. He has a loyal celebrity clientele and passes on his knowledge through educational workshops for the hairdressing industry and the team at PEOPLE Hairdressing.