Celeb-fave haircare brand OUAI just launched candles in iconic scents

We are way too excited for these OUAI candles

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When it comes to haircare there is one brand that celebrities rave about time and time again, and that’s OUAI. It’s the ultimate, minimal, surfer-girl haircare line, famous for its dreamy scents, and guess what? Now you treat yourself to OUAI candles in those famed fragrances!

What better news with chilly winter months on the way than a new range of the best scented candles? Did we also mention that they’re seriously aesthetic and now also available in the UK?

The brand OUAI (pronounced like "way") was founded by hairstylist to the stars Jen Atkin, who tames the locks of A-listers like Hailey Bieber and the Kardashian crew. OUAI is known for its miracle, conditioning products that help repair damaged hair and also leave your tresses smelling like heaven.

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OUAI is known for its signature scents that are inspired by places like Los Angeles and Australia—fragrances that you can now buy in candle form and will leave your home smelling sweet and, wherever you leave them, looking chic.

The new candles come in two of the iconic scents, Melrose Place and North Bondi, and both are housed in stoneware jars. The candles are made from a mix of coconut and soy wax, and burn clear for up to 55 hours.

Melrose Place comes in the cutest pastel-pink jar, and has notes of "velvety-rich rose fragrance with notes of bergamot, lychee, cedarwood, and white musk," according to the brand. 

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OUAI, MELROSE PLACE CANDLE, $44 (opens in new tab) |  £32 (opens in new tab)

Experience the scents on LA from your living room with this beautiful candle.

This is the perfect gift for any OUAI lover—especially if they love fresh, floral scents. It smells just like the Detox Shampoo and Scalp & Body Scrub and has hero notes of champagne, pink peppercorn, and rose.

The North Bondi Candle arrives in a grey stone jar, perfect if you’re not a lover of pink, and has a rich blend of florals. It contains notes of white musk, bergamot, Italian lemon, rose de mai, and violet. And as OUAI says: “We flame to please.”

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OUAI, NORTH BONDI CANDLE, $44 (opens in new tab) |  £32 (opens in new tab)

UK shoppers can now get their hands on these chic candles thanks to Cult Beauty.

The North Bondi candle has citrus and floral scents and when you close your eyes—you'll have daydreams of the beach.

OUAI also shared a tip to make your candles burn longer. You need to let the whole top layer of the candle burn on its first light—the website says: “if the first burn does not melt the complete top layer of wax, it will form a 'memory ring,' causing a funnel effect.” This will make your candle burn unevenly and will not last as long, so take notes from the pros!

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.