32 Must-Have Hair Products That 7 Celebrity Stylists Stash in Their Bags
By Elise Minton Tabin |
They can wield a brush and blowdryer like no other, have the ability to perform magic with a pair of scissors and never seem to have a bad hair day. The life of a celebrity hairstylist is often a whirlwind and constantly being on the go requires a list of reliable essentials that won’t let them down no matter what. We asked seven top stylists what they always keep on them and depend on at all costs. This is what they stash in their bags day in and day out.
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A hair comb: "I always have a comb on me. My clients love volume, so whenever I am asked for a quick touch-up, one of the best and most effective ways to bring the hair back to life is to quickly tease it, giving added height and loosening up the look."
A good polishing cream: "This will help you be able to rid some of the flyaways and frizz that come along with hair being exposed to heat and humidity. It also allows the hair to still look soft and is perfect for a quick fix if you are looking to reactive product."
Bobby pins: "These are essential to have these on hand at all times. Whenever you are working with clients, it’s important to have these in your back pocket to pull back and pin hair properly."
Osmo Clay ($16): "Love this product for taming flyaways and to piece the end of the hair out."
R+Co Outerspace Hair Spray ($29): The best flexible hold hairspray! Keeps great hold to the hair with out making it too stiff!
Oribe Dry Texture Spray ($46): "I use this for roughed-up bed head texture to hair, my go-to look!"
Sachajuan Ocean Mist ($31): "I love adding this to wet hair to create almost a 'second day' feel to the hair. Also when added to dry hair, it creates the best texture."
Living Proof Dry Shampoo ($22): "This is the best product to go an extra day or two without washing your hair."
Mason Pearson brush ($105): "I won't leave home without it."
L'Oréal Professional Next Day Hair ($28): "This is a very versatile texure spray. It's light, so it will give body and can be layered on if needed depending on the desired look."
Oribe Free Styler Working Hair Spray ($22): "This medium-hold hairspray can be layered on or used all over."
L'Oréal Smartbond ($20): "This protects hair and prevents damage by strengthening during a color service. I always carry this because I never know when I might need to do some last minute hair painting."
Sachajuan Straight and Shine Spray ($34): "I love to mist this for a shiny, shimmery finishing touch."
Redken Fashion Works 12 Hair Spray ($19): "My go-to hair spray for all looks. It adds hold to any look while still being flexible. And you can easily combine it with other products."
Saturdays NYC Clay Pomade ($24): "For the perfect matte finish and hold."
Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer ($39): "For finishing spray, I enjoy using this hairspray, which is light and does not leave any residue in the hair. It has a pleasant fragrance, which every client comments on, and you can build up as much or little texture with it as desired. This product has enough hold to accomplish any look."