4 summer hair products and tools that stylists love
When you just step out of the hair salon, we’ve seen you sneaking peeks of your perfect tresses in the nearby windows. Yup, you’re busted smelling the tips of your hair (why does the hair salon shampoo always smell so good?!). And, how is it that your hair stylist always knows the exact radius that you like your beach waves?
What if you could be in love with your locks every day and have that same “just-left-the-salon” pep in your step?
Here are four summer hair tools and products that top hair stylists are loving for 2014 and that will give you the feeling that you just stepped out of the salon.
- Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer, $26 at Sephora. Ever notice how soft and healthy your hair feels when you leave the salon? Give this primer a try at home. It’s a pre-styler that protects and conditions your hair — making it easier to style dry, coarse or brittle hair. The primer is infused with six different feather-light oils that will make your hair feel soft, smooth and silky without weighing it down. The versatile primer will also help de-tangle your hair, defy frizz and protect against breakage from the summer sun or from your heat-styling tools. (And, yes, it’s got that sweet, fruity scent that smells like a tropical vacation). Money-saving tip: Earn 4 percent Cash Back at Sephora when you shop with ShopAtHome.com.
- Second day hair! Next time you’re sitting in your stylist’s chair, inquire how often he or she shampoos. We’re willing to bet it’s just two or three times a week. One of the best-kept secrets to healthy, great hair is not lathering it up with shampoo on a daily basis. Save time (and money) with a shower cap and learn to love your second-day hair — it’s easier to braid and style, which is a plus. Also, there’s a market full of great dry shampoos at Sephora that will absorb grease and extend the volume from your blow out. One of stylist’s faves has a mango-coconut scent and won’t leave any residue: Cleanse extend translucent dry shampoo.
- Ombre bobby pins. Hair stylists love them some ombre. And some bobby pins. The old school hair styling pins meet the new-school shade in this bobby pin collection from Sephora. One of the simplest hair tricks for summer is pulling your hair back and layering with a few bobby pins. Check out this Pinterest board and you’ll be amazed by the versatility of bobby pins. Our pick: The bobby pin triangle that accents pulled back hair. We’re also digging the arrow effect made with bobby pins.
- Tangle Teezer Compact Styler, $20 from Sephora. This palm-sized brush has uniquely designed teeth that “flex and flick” as they glide through the hair — minimizing breakage and damage. (You can even use it to detangle your kid’s hair!).