Q&A for David Mallett Haircare

Q&A for David Mallett Haircare


To celebrate the launch of David Mallett Haircare products on the Adore Beauty site later this month, we’re also very excited to be hosting a Q&A with the team at David Mallett Australia to answer all your questions on Tuesday, January 30th!

At the age of 4, in suburban Australia, David Mallett had already decided to become a hairstylist. He has, in his own words, always been “quietly obsessed with hair”. It is an obsession which has been recognized by some of the world’s most celebrated and influential people.

When he arrived in Paris at the age of 27, he had 11 years of experience, and a determination to succeed. Within a short time, his talent was being championed by Jean-Baptiste Mondi no, and Emmanuelle Alt, fashion editor of French Vogue.

Now, David’s work, and that of his team, is in demand for the public and private lives of some of the world’s most famous people; with clients who include Kate Winslet, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling, Clémence Poésy, Demi Moore, Diane Kruger, Isabelle Adjani, Julianne Moore, Karen Mulder, Kristin Scott Thomas, Liv Tyler, Marion Cotillard, Naomi Campbell, Penélope Cruz, Sharon Stone, and Vahina Giocante.

David’s creative vision and technical innovation have contributed to some of the most iconic images in fashion advertising in the past two decades. Recently, Karl Lagerfeld chose David to style Christy Turlington Chanel; and he has also worked on flagship campaigns for Lancel, Dior, L’Oréal, Sonia Rykiel, Givenchy, Pirelli, La Perla.

He has built a trusted relationship with the world’s most influential photographers; including Bettina Rheims, David LaChapelle, Ellen Von Unwerth, Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindberg, Patrick de Demarchelier, and Peter Beard, And, as a tribute to the relationships that he has built with them on set, many of the photographers have also become clients.

Away from his work on photoshoots, fashion campaigns and movies, David has developed – with his personal clients – a unique philosophy on hairstyling; one which combines absolute glamour with a distinct point of view on practicality.
“I believe that hair should look amazing in the real world, not just for the time when one is in the salon. It’s not helpful to create an amazing look which only lasts for a moment, or which only exists in photos. I believe that hair should look good long after the client has left the salon. I obsess about technique so my clients don’t have to. My philosophy is about being practical, about showing clients how to have beautiful hair even when I won’t be there with them.” - says David.

The David Mallett salon and his haircare range is an extension of his personal philosophy. His haircare products create a light and airy hair texture through highly effective skin-friendly formulas that are so pure that they are also suitable for very sensitive scalps and allergy sufferers. The scents of the perfumed products are carefully measured to ensure their complete compatibility with the skin.

You are all welcome to start leaving your questions for the David Mallett Haircare Q&A from now until the 30th of January. The team from David Mallett, Australia will be answering as many of your questions as possible.

The best 10 questions from the Q&A will be winning the David Mallett Volume Powder!

*Please note prizes can only be sent out to addresses within Australia.


Hi David,
Wow, what a resume. I was in awe at all of the amazing things you have achieved; something you’ve dreamed about since you were so young! Congratulations!
My question is around the dullness of my hair :woman_facepalming:t3: What do you suggest for a time poor Mumma? I’d just love my hair to look (and feel) amazing :slight_smile:
Looking forward to your response, Erin


I have been having hair nightmares and after a bad bleaching experience my beautiful long hair broke close to roots and I had to cut it off short … :-(. It’s naturally curly (unruly and frizzy) … How can I encourage volume and shine as well as avoiding the frizz in a high humidity climate and ensuring condition to promote healthy growth!!!


Q. I have fine, thin, limp, flat hair. What is your top product to add volume & shape (that will last the day) without stickiness, dullness or heaviness? I usually blow dry with a roll brush for shape & volume, but find it difficult to find product that strikes a nice balance between holding the shape & ‘oomph’ & keeping the hair looking natural & healthy.


Hi David!
I did some reading online and wow - your personal story is fascinating and your products look amazing! I love that they contain minimal chemicals and fragrance, and arent tested on animals, and actually work! I will be buying the serum 27 and the scented candles when the range comes to adorebeauty.

Id love to know if you have any additions planned to the current product line? And, what is your favourite thing about living in one of the worlds most beautiful cities? :heart:


Q: I have wild curly hair, I’m quite lucky with my hair except that it’s two different types of curls! I’ve got waves towards the bottom and big curls at the top and it gives my hair a bit of a 70’s mullet vibe! I need a product that will give my curls a balanced look that will hold all day and avoid curls going lifeless.
Ta and congrats on the launch! Exciting times x


How often can I use hair serum if my hair is very fine and wavy? I wash my hair every second or third day, and looking to add another day or two to see if I could get that French girl hair. Most hair serums are silicone based, does David Mallet DM027 also have them? I would love to know if washed hair with serum could last up to 5 days before its due again and if climate or other things are not a factor.


I am pleased to see curls being celebrated in fashion at the moment. Curls, it seems, are the new black!!

Thank you David for using a woman with gorgeous curls in your advertising – you are helping us curly girls accept and embrace our natural hair texture rather than continue to torture our curls into straight submission…. which is something I’ve been doing for far too long. Models like Mica Arganaz and your advertising make me want to rock my curls… I just don’t know how!

I’ve never had a good haircut that suits my natural curls and I have a large collection of products that I’ve only used a few times because they don’t deliver…. products that have only made my scalp drier and itchy and made my hair limp.

In order to rock my curls I’d like some advice with getting a great cut and what products I should use.

Firstly, what advice do you have to help ensure I get a great haircut. Should I be getting my hair cut by a stylist who specialises in dry cutting? I’ve read that dry cutting is the way to go for curly hair.

What products from your range would you recommend for dry, frizzy curls that moisturises and enhances my curls, while also controlling my frizz?

I can’t wait to start using the David Mallett range!


Hi David!
Q: I have naturally wavy hair that can sometimes be full curly depending on environmental factors and how my hair is at the time. I would like it to be curly more often and was wondering if you have any advice on products/styles to encourage this natural texture.


Hi David!
I have thick wavy/curly hair that’s generally in really good condition, but I have lots of broken strands that stick straight up and make my hair look frizzy! I never use heat tools and don’t brush my hair when it’s dry. I comb conditioner through my hair with my fingers in the shower, and then do a quick towel dry before letting my hair air dry. Am I doing something wrong, and what do you recommend to help?


Q: I have curly, coarse and extremely dehydrated hair (which breaks after growing till middle of my hair length - thanks to a permanent hair straightening ). I have tried different hair masques, even natural homemade ones!!! I’ve tried almost everything now. Help me to get that hydration back in my hair, I’d want my hair to feel soft again.
Thanks for your help in advance :slight_smile:


Hello David Mallett Haircare Team!

I have very fine, colour treated hair (I’m naturally blonde, but I lighten my hair to get that cool tone) that damages so so easily. My dilemma is this - I want to have beautifully styled hair every day, however, generally any styling that I do damages my hair. How do I find a happy medium??? If I have work or an event the next day, I will wash my hair the evening before, let it dry 80% of the way and then use a hairdryer to give my roots some lift (whilst also using a heat protectant and light hair oil). I then put my hair in a bun and leave it up all night, in order to give my hair some waves, body and texture. I wash my hair only every second day at most, using dry shampoo in-between.

Thank you! :blush::haircut_woman:


Hi David,

I just wanted to start off saying I’ve researched you work for a number of years now and I adore everything you’ve ever done! Your work is amazing and it’s a great knowing your Australian!

I have long healthy(ish) brown hair with a few lighter foils scattered throughout the ends. My question is based around hair masks and I’m going to put my hand straight up saying that I’m a shocker when it comes to keeping up with masks! I’ll get into a routine and do them every few weeks then I’ll forget for months and ruin all the work I started. I just wanted to know how often should I be doing masks?

Then following that question, would you recommend No.1: L’Hydratation or No.2: Le Volume for me? My hair is quite flat so I’m thinking I would like the No.2: Le Volume to add something extra to my hair but then I’m wondering if I should start out with No.1: L’Hydratation to get my hair in great condition and then start on the volume?

Thank you in advance for your answers and recommendations!


David you superstar! There isn’t much in this world I adore than hair!
Do you have a favourite product that is protein free?
Thank you very much & so looking forward to hearing your response!
Esther x


Hi David,

I’m almost 33 and my hair has all of a sudden started to break, especially around my hairline. I have never coloured my hair, I hardly ever use a straightener or curling wand and I shampoo and condition my hair every few days. Not certain why this is happening, as I’ve always had relatively healthy, long, shiny hair. Do you know of anything that might prevent this from happening? I like a simple routine, not too many products, but if it works I’m 100% more than happy to try it. Thanks in advance.


Thank you for reaching out.
I would suggest our Lovely David Mallett Hair Serum to add maximum moisture. Its main ingredient is Macadamia Nut Oil and it restores and invigorates dull, dehydrated hair and protects from the inside out, while providing fresh vitality and a natural silky shine. Just apply 2 to 3 pumps over towel dried hair and use the fingertips to work through the entire length of the hair for maximum moisture!


Thank you for reaching out
I would suggest David Mallett Hydratation No 1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask. The Shampoo is particularly beautiful for hair damaged by frequent blow drying or chemical treatment. It really helps to completely regenerate hair and restoring vitality and a healthy shine, while the Conditioner penetrates the hair cuticle and locks in moisture, strengthening the hair while the mask makes hair feel immediately stronger, regenerated and revitalised. Perfect solutions for the high humid climate in Australia.


Thank you for reaching out
Our David Mallett Spray No 2 Le Volume and Volume Powder would be wonderful for you. The spray makes hair noticeably stronger with added volume and is given a new vitality and silky shine. Used daily it really does provide lasting volume and brings a touch of glamour to every hairstyle; while the Volume Powder provides incredible reinforcement and structure driving off humidity and allowing your hair to have bounce, freshness and lots of volume. A dusting of 1960’s Bridgette Bardot in a bottle.


Thank you for reaching out
Some exciting news. We have a new Colour range coming very soon called No 3 # La Couleur which will consist of Shampoo, Mask and Anti Green Spray. The Shampoo is specifically designed to cleanse and treat colour treated Hair, and to fix the chemical process for long lasting colour. The mask will deeply nourish hair and lock in the colour allowing the hair to shine and breathe. The Anti Green Hydration Spray will protect hair from external pollutants to allow the colour to express itself while reducing the green hue caused by chlorine and colour fading. These will be amazing for the Australian beach and pool life.


Thank you for reaching out
I would suggest David Mallett Australian Salt Spray as it creates beautiful beach tousled curls as well as a hair a firm hold and natural volume while improving the texture without making it either heavy and sticky or dry. This is one of our favourite products, we really do love it. The main ingredient is the exquisite Murray River Salt from New South Wales Australia.