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Having troubles finding the top hair products?

Here’s a useful list of top hair products professionals have voted as their favorites! It is a worthy list to tuck away for future reference when bad hair days arise and your old styling product just aren’t doing it for you anymore.
Are you having problems finding hair care products that work for your hair type and style?

This top hair products list comes right from the horse’s mouth. It comes from an annual poll taken from professional hairdressers across the country.? Hundreds of hair stylists put in a vote for their top hair styling products picks of the year and below are the top 5 finalists in each category.

This year’s list of categories varies slightly from other years. I noticed it contains areas for hair stylist programs, contests and business information. If this year’s list doesn’t cover a category you’re looking for, take a look at these top hair products from previous years. For instance, this year left out specific categories for products for men, color protection and for volumizing.

Top Hair Products – Shampoo/Conditioner Duo

  • Paul Mitchell Awaphui Wild Ginger
  • Matrix Biolage Hydrating Shampoo
  • PureOlogy HydrateShampoo
  • Redken Color Extend Shampoo
  • Sebastian Drench Shampoo

Top Hair Products – Best Deep or Restorative Conditioner

  • It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask
  • Joico K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor
  • Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask
  • Redken Chemistry SySallys Hair Productsstem
  • Sebastian Penetraitt

Top Hair Products – Favorite Dry Shampoo

  • Sexy Hair Big Sexy Volumizing Dry Shampoo
  • Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder
  • Kenra Platnium Dry Shampoo
  • KMS Hairplay Makeover Spray
  • TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Little Secret

Top Hair Products – Favorite Smoothing System

  • Matrix Sleek.look Blow-Down Extreme Crème
  • Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
  • Moroccanoil Oil Treatment
  • Redken Smooth Down
  • Pureology Super Smooth

Top Hair Products – Favorite Hair Styling Product

  • Sebastian Whipped Creme
  • Moroccanoil Oil Treatment
  • Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
  • Redken Wax Blast 10
  • TIGI Catwalk Your Highness Root Boost Spray

Top Hair Products – Favorite Hairspray

  • Kenra Volume Spray 25
  • Sebastian Shaper
  • Redken Quick Dry
  • Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play
  • TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece


Top Hair Products – Fine or Thinning Hair Care Product

  • Bosley Professional Strength
  • Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lemon Sage
  • Redken Body Full
  • Joico Clinicure
  • Nioxin Scalp Therapy

Top Hair Products – Favorite Multicultural Company

  • Clairol Professional
  • Design Essentials
  • Mizani
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Namaste

Top Hair Products – Favorite Product You Can’t Live Without

  • It’s a 10
  • Kenra Volume Hairspray 25
  • Moroccanoil Oil Treatment
  • Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
  • Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray

Top Hair Products – Favorite hair dryer

  • BaByliss Pro
  • Farouk Systems CHI Turbo
  • Paul Mitchell Ion Dry
  • SuperSolano
  • FHI Heat

Top Hair Products – Favorite Flat Iron

  • BaByliss Pro
  • Farouk Systems CHI Ceramic
  • FHI Heat
  • ghd Styling Iron
  • Paul Mitchell Express Iron

Thanks to the folks at for giving us this year’s top hair products finalists list!



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Hair Salon Etiquette

Hair dresser coloring a clients hair

Getting Along in Hair Salons

Hair salon snafus usu­ally happen when you’re uncomfort­able in your hair salon or unsure of proper protocol.  Let’s start with the easy stuff.

Tipping Tips

Hair salon tipping is straightforward: The standard is 20%. Sham­poo persons should get $2-$5, depending on what else they did. If you got a great scalp massage and they assisted your colorist, be generous. If the assistant also does the blow-out, tip 20%. Ten percent is cheap, but if you just can’t add another $10 to a $100 haircut, ask the desk about other hair salons’ prices. Most hair salons have “tier pricing,” in which juniors or those with less experience in the same hair salon charge less.

Tipping the owner is still a no-no, but if you got a fabulous new look, consider a special gift, like flowers. A modern way to gift is to post a rave review for your fave hair salon on Yelp, CitySearch, Twitter or Facebook . Go ahead and let the salon owner know you’re doing it. And of course, referring clients is the best sign of appreciation.

Love it/Hate It

If your hairdresser didn’t give you want you want, or worse, did dam­age let your stylist know immediately what’s wrong (without screaming or crying). No satisfaction? Tell the manager or salon owner. If you get a redo, then you can tip on the basis of the fix.

Of course, if you demanded a short cut and then decided you hate yourself in short hair, don’t blame your hair stylist or refuse to tip over your own unresolved issues.

Extras Can Add Up

If, during the consultation, your hair stylist or hair colorist suggests addi­tional services, always ask the price. There’s no embarrassment in asking first, and any first-rate salon will have a staff that’s trained to tell you the price of add-ons up-front.

If you failed to ask the cost of suggested high lights when you booked an appointment for a root retouch, it’s on you. But if it was implied that a few high lights or a makeup touch-up was free and it wasn’t, let the receptionist or the salon manager know. He or she will usually take it off the bill.

Switching Hair Stylists

The trickiest situation is when you want to change hairdressers within the salon. If you think of your stylist as your friend and want to avoid hurt feelings, being clear about what you want in advance—and noting what you don’t like immediately—can save the day. Otherwise, you’ll have to decide if you want to swap hairdressers or switch hair salons.

If you really want to change hair stylists, try this: Tell your existing stylist that next time, you’d like to try Mary, and that you hope he or she won’t be offended. Explain why, and give your hairdresser a chance to right any wrong. You can also speak to the salon owner, asking him or her to smooth it over for you.

Don’t simply make an appointment with someone else—you’ll risk having your regular hairdresser greet you at the door (where you’ll both feel embarrassed) or see you in another stylists chair later, which creates bad feelings.

Fortunately, many hair salons encourage hairdresser swaps, and ones with different pricing levels give you an easy out. Of course, if you start out by trying different hair stylist with each visit, it’ll be a lot easier, and you’ll simply be appreciated as a loyal salon client.

Article courtesy of Harris Publications


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