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Sally Beauty’s Clash for Hair Styling Tools Clunkers

New hair styling tools for less. Sally Beauty Supply has recently started their own ‘cash for clunkers’ deal. Sally Beauty Supply will give you $5 toward the purchase of a new hair styling tool when you trade in your old one. This is a great opportunity for those with old flat irons, curling irons or hair dryers that aren’t working as well as they used to or for those wanting to trade in traditional hair styling tools for newer ceramic or tourmaline versions.

So what’s the catch? The new hair styling tool must cost at least $29.99 before tax and must be purchased by October 31.  But keep in mind that you can get an additional discount if you have a Sally Beauty Club Card, which costs about $5. The card is good for a year and gives you a 5% to 30% discount on regular priced merchandise. You can locate the nearest Sally Beauty to you by visiting their store locater.

Dry Shampoo Evolution

New Dry Shampoo Hair Product

Many brands are offering new dry shampoo hair products. It seems that every new hair product brand is jumping on the bandwagon and creating its own dry shampoo. I can remember when my only choices were Klorane (which I still use) and Bumble and Bumble (I was a big fan of this one too). Klorane is a spray-in dry shampoo and Bumble and Bumble was a powder that came in a variety of colors. Now many new hairstyle brands, such as Renee Furter, TIGI Bedhead and Shuga Complex offer dry shampoos.

Many of these work the same as the originals, by refreshing dirty, greasy strands and adding volume, lift and a pleasant aroma. I suggest a dry shampoo to many of my clients as a quick and easy way to freshen up second and third day hair!. Which one should you choose? The choice is yours! However, I tried the TIGI Bedhead Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo recently and although it worked well, I still favor the Klorane brand . . . mostly because I like the smell better.

New Hair Product Deals: Best Bargain Shampoos & Conditioners

New Hair Product

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Full Clarity Purifying Shampoo. If you read my articles, you know how much I love John Frieda’s Luminous Color Glaze. This is another great new hairstyle product find from John Frieda’s line. This product will give you lots of volume, but even better it will clarify your hair of all that old product build-up and leave you with squeaky clean hair!

New Hair product

L’Oreal EverPure Smooth Shampoo. This is a new hair product by L’Oreal. The EverPure Smooth Shampoo is sulfate free which means it’s good for color treated hair and free of harsh cleansing agents. If you have a sensitive scalp, this gentle cleansing shampoo might be right for you. Check out all the good reviews here. There are more and more ‘green’ products popping up everywhere. It’s really nice to find new hair products at an affordable price. For all you who are going ‘green’, this product is also 100% vegan.

  



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OTC Hair Products That Pros Swear By

Rihanna with her hairstylist preparing a short hair style

What’s Not To Love About These Deals?

When we’re ready to try out new products, there are at least a million different sources to get recommendations from; YouTube, blogs, magazines, sales people, friends and more. But if you want the ultimate advice for achieving certain hair looks, we think its best to go to the source, the creators, the masters of style, the industry professionals.

Not so long ago, hair stylists wouldn’t be caught dead recommending anything BUT professional products. Not so anymore. Now, many celebrity and runway hair stylists are fessing-up to using everyday OTC hair products that can be found at your local department or drug stores. Here are just a few that you may want to give a second look the next time you’re wondering which way to turn.

Short Hairstyles Big Finishers

Hair chameleon Rihanna’s hair stylist, Ursula Stephens, swears by Bed Head Manipulator for creating texture and hold for short hair styles like Rihanna’s infamous pixie cut.  She uses this as well as Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade to tame ends and add a glossy finish to cute short hairstyles like Rihanna’s. These two products are  great for quickly taming and creating texture for short cuts.  Retailing for less than $20, these products are a great addition to your daily product wardrobe.

Best OTC Finishing Spray . . . Period!

A good finishing spray is essential to keeping your style, well, a STYLE, and L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray, ($12) is a hair industry icon. It is a staple at fashion weeks around the world, photo shoots and celebrities personal stashes. It is mostly beloved for it’s excellent hold with a light finish. It doesn’t have the stiffness of other effective sprays, and an added benefit . . .  its easily removed simply by brushing through your hair! It’s been said by more than a few industry professionals, that this spray is a necessity!

Long Hair Miracle

Lauren Conrad’s hair stylist, Kristen Ess, considers Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner by Healthy Sexy Hair, “instant hair nutrition in a bottle.” This product contains soy protein, great for adding strength and moisture. Conditioners are mandatory, no matter what type of hair you have, but if you prefer one that is super lightweight and easy to use, give this one a try. This super-detangling, normalizing spray is a steal at roughly $7 . . . and what long haired damsel doesn’t need a product to dissolve those nasty snarls and tangles, that make for really bad hair days!

These are just a few surprising assets to celebrity hair stylists’ glamboxes. We’re not saying we don’t have fabulous professional products that we love, we do, we do! But, seriously, who doesn’t like a deal? Next time you find yourself watching any type of ‘behind the scenes’ footage featuring celebrities or fashion shows, keep an eye on what hair products are being used, you may be surprised by what you see lying around!



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Hair Products Don’t Need a Prescription

Best Hair Product

Hair Products

Best Hair Products Should be Prescribed by a Hairdresser

I’ve had a horrible “cold” for well over a week, that just wouldn’t go away. The doctor did a thorough examination to investigate my symptoms and concluded that it was allergies and not a cold. I asked which over the counter drug would be the best and she said, “Well, with how bad you’ve been feeling, I’ll prescribe you a medication that I know will work.” After just a day of taking what can only be described as a miracle prescription, I felt much better. All it took was the right product!“Best Hair Products Come From Hairdressers”

Hairdressers are a bit like medical doctors; just a different kind. Hairdressers prescribe hair products that suit each individual’s needs, hair type and hair texture. And the perk, is we don’t have to go to medical school!

Often times I have clients insist that they hate their hair and I should “just cut it all off.” After talking them off the ledge, a good hairdresser will talk some sense into them and go through a thorough hair consultation to find out what is really the problem.

Usually what they’re experiencing is one of three things: they are misusing their hair products, they’re using the wrong hair products, or they aren’t using any hair products at all (GAHHH!). The vast majority of the times, new clients come to a hairdresser because they are looking for solutions to their chronic problem of bad hair days. I must confess – a lot of those bad hair days are a result of a bad haircut combined with the wrong prescription for hair products; they work hand-in-hand.

When it comes to choosing a medical doctor, you wouldn’t go to a doctor who would prescribe a product that wouldn’t make you feel better – it’s the same thing with a hairdresser. I’ve been told that hairdressers are a dime a dozen. My rebuttal: maybe, but not all hairdressers are interested in hair malpractice – we don’t sell hair products, we sell solutions!

If your hairdresser does the same thing every time you see them, without ever asking if you want a change, chances are they aren’t interested in you! Without at least the opportunity to change (hair styles or hair products), you are missing out! You won’t have the chance to feel better about how you look because you won’t  know if there is a hair style more suitable for you – the real you or maybe even the you that you want to become.

Guest Blogger Nicole Greenhagen is a hairstylist professional with Hair Expressions in Arden Hills, MN

  



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