With the cold fall weather here this season, and winter around the corner, it’s important to pamper the hair. From hat hair, to static, dry split ends and frizz, be sure to take care of your hair, as weather change can cause damaging effects. With the festive holiday parties and family gatherings to attend, below are some top quality hair products (in alphabetical order) for beautiful and healthy looking hair that will wow everyone!
Agadir offers professional salon quality haircare products that boast of the best quality ingredients, while offering the best value. Below are some of its must-have products for shiny, silky, smooth hair:
- Daily Moisturizing Shampoo contains 100% pure and certified Argan oil, and is ideal for dry winter hair. It works wonders in making hair feel hydrated, shiny, soft and smooth. Retail price $51.
- Daily Moisturizing Conditioner is a hair’s savior, as it protects hair against heat and chemical damage. It contains protective suncreen, which helps repair and strengthen damaged hair. It contains Vitamin E, antioxidants and unsaturated essential fatty acids with Omega-6 and Omega-9 to for luxurious, stronger and healthier hair! Retail price $51.
- Argan Oil Hair Treatment is a leave-in daily hair treatment that makes hair incredibly shiny and frizz free! It contains 100% pure and certified Argan oil, and the texture is very light (not oily or greasy at all). Retail price $39.
- Hair Shield 450 Intense Creme and Spray Treatments are a must for every one who styles hair with heat appliance, these hair repair treatments hydrates, repairs and smoothes hair immediately. Retail price $29.99-$39.99.
- Agadir Argan Oil Moisture Masque is ideal to use after hair becomes brittle and damaged in the winter months. Agadir Argan Oil’s Moisture Masque is ultra-rich and deep conditions while adding moisture and repairing damaged hair. It’s small enough as stocking stuffers and luxurious enough as the main gift, so be sure to treat your loved ones to professional hair care with Argan Oil Moisture Masque! Retail price $34.
Conair Infiniti Pro 3Q is the latest and greatest dryer by Conair, that provides a quick, quiet and quality blow out, which is the must-have for beautiful hair! Its ultra-fast airflow helps reduce drying time by up to 70%, which minimizes the time hair is exposed to the damaging effects of heat. It’s also 40% more quiet and because of brushless motor technology, extends the life of the dryer by up to 10x! Retail price $119.99
ColorProof Evolved Color Care offers a complete line of professional luxury products created specially for color-treated hair. It boasts of top formulas that used the best ingredients for premium color protection. This holiday season, ColorProof Evolved Color Care Holiday Classics has an entire line of full size hair care exclusively for color-treated hair that comes in festive gift bags for everyone with specific hair needs:
- Wonderfully Rich Holiday Trio offers the perfect moisture rich products for beauty addicts with color treated hair (set includes: SuperRich Moisture Shampoo; SuperRich Moisture Condition; and All Around Flexible Hold Hairspray).
- Marvelously Smooth Holiday Trio contains the perfect frizz fighting products for those with color treated hair that is on the dry and frizzy side. smooth addict (set includes: CrazySmooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo; CrazySmooth Anti-Frizz Condition; and RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum).
- Captivating Curl Trio is a set of wonderful curl enhancing products for naturally curly, color treated hair (set includes: TruCurl Perfecting Shampoo; TruCurl Perfecting Condition; and TruCurl Perfecting Crème).
Drybar, which is a “blow dry bar” for hair that offers professional blowouts for just $40, has some wonderful gift sets for voluminous hair and also mini sets for holiday travels. Below are a couple of Drybar gift sets that makes the best of the best of haircare gifts and stocking stuffers:
- Big Hair Don’t Care Holiday Kit is turning up the volume on holiday hair this season! This VIP kit contains the tools and product cocktail needed to achieve your signature Southern Belle blowout at home. It comes complete with Texas Tea Shampoo and Conditioner, Texas Tea Volumizing Spray, Lil’Lemon Drop, Full Pint Round Brush, and Buttercup dryer. The Buttercup hair dryer comes in a sunny yellow color that makes getting ready for work in the morning brighter. The when hair dryer is used with the brushes, it works wonders even on fine hair, making it full of body, frizz-free, shiny and soft! Hair will look and feel healthier, because there’s no need to use a flat iron after using this dryer.Retail price $199.99
- Drybar Up Up and Away Kit makes a great stocking stuffer, or great holiday travel kit! This handy travel set which meets TSA size requirements, contains minis of Sake Bomb Shampoo, Sake Bomb Conditioner, Detox Dry Shampoo, and a Lil’ Lemon Drop. Thanks to Drybar, you can just say NO to jetlagged hair and YES to Up Up and Away! Retail price $25.
ghd (“Good Hair Day”), a manufacturer of hair care products in the UK, is the top leading maker for hair straightening irons sold in more than 50,000 salons worldwide! It’s famous for sponsoring at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and is loved by celeb hair stylists, such as David Babaii (he was also one of the judges with Jaclyn Smith on Shear Genius) and Hollywood A-listers, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Katy Perry Madonna Nina Garcia, Victoria Beckham and many many more. ghd recently launched a new line called ghd curve, in which Nina Garcia stopped by to show everyone her gorgeous waves accomplished with ghd curve. The ghd curve collection includes 2 wands and 2 tongs, which delivers a wide range of styles for everyone’s specific hair needs. The new ghd curve collection boasts of delivering curls that last for up to 24 hours! That’s right, with the ghd curve, your curls will outlast you — it’ll last all day and all night long, perfect to use on the day of work and attending holiday parties after work. Each ghd curve wand has a patented tri-zone breakthrough ceramic technology that guarantees the right curling temperature of 365°F and will maintain the hair’s health. The ghd curve collection consist of the following tools (Retail price $245 each):
- Classic Curl Iron consists of a 1″ medium barrel for classic curls and volume, even for shorter hair.
- Classic Wave Wand has a 1.5″ oval shaped wand for bouncy, glossy, defined waves for mid to long hair.
- Creative Curl Wand creates natural looking curls and deep waves, for that carefree, sexy beachy look and glamorous, bouncy big hair. It’s ideal on any hair type and length and is perfect for all those who want fancy, flirty and festive curls this holiday season.
- Soft Curl Tong offers a 1.25″ large barrel for voluminous. soft tumbling, big and bouncy curls for longer hair
Hearts & Stars Spa and Salon, best known as an exclusive hidden oasis on the Big Island of Hawaii, is a favorite destination for designers and style savvy jet setters who want to enjoy a splash of luxury while in the garden isle. The spa and salon offers full-service beauty services from hair, and skin care to nails, and massage and its new luxury hair care collection is a must-try for both kids and adults. The packaging is gorgeous and the products smell intoxicating, like that of “Hawaii in a bottle.” The collection includes lilikoi infused products, which is the only beauty product on the market that contains this rare ingredient. The Smooth & Shine Serum ($20) contains argan oil and hemp oil, and is also wonderful for children’s hair, making it soft and fly-away free. Hearts & Stars Citrus-Herb Energizing Trio ($45 for 3 full size products) makes a great gift or stocking stuffer. It contains
- Shampoo that contains hemp oil and botanical extracts that deliver extra protein and moisture for soft and healthy hair
- Conditioner to de-stress those tresses with soothing hemp oil and botanical extracts that condition and moisturize.
- Bath & Body Gel for a relaxing bath with soothing aloe vera and jojoba oil for soft glowing skin.
InStyler TULIP ($99.99) is InStyler’s latest and greatest hair too that’s very lightweight, versatile. and it delivers perfect curls and waves in just three seconds! It’s easy (and safe) as 1-2-3 to use, and even young teens can use it with ease (no burn and no tangles). Simply insert hair, tap a button and voila — release a perfect curl in seconds! Whether the occasion calls for soft curls, beachy waves or striking tight curls, Instyler TULIP deilvers! It’s fast, very easy to get a full head of gorgeous curls, which is perfect for getting ready for a hot date, for holiday travels, busy moms, or those who are always rushing to get to work in the morning. Check out this TULIP tutorial and see how easy it is to get perfect curls.
- Tourmaline Ceramic Barrel – Gentle, no frizz styling
- Open Chamber – Always see what you’re doing
- Three Rotation Settings – You control the curling direction
- Three Heat Settings up to 430 degrees F – Perfect for fine, medium & thick hair
- Three Timer Settings – Tight curls or beachy waves
InStyler MAX ($99.99) will straighten, curl, polish and style your hair, simply by changing the direction of the rotating barrel. The MAX will make hair incredibly smooth, shiny, polished, bouncy and frizz-free! The combination of the revolutionary dual rotating barrel, tourmaline ceramic smoothing plate, ionic bristles and other unique features make creating beautiful hairstyles easier than ever before! The advanced floating tourmaline ceramic smoothing plate and ionic bristles work together to add volume and reduce frizz without crushing or creasing hair. It’s not damaging to hair like flat irons, because the MAX works wonders to shine hair while straightening it!
NIOXIN DiaMax Advanced with HTX Technology launched recently this fall. The original award-winning DiaMax’s new formula contains 25% more of the key active ingredients and instantly, visibly thickens each hair strand, so it’s like having 11,000 more hair strands! It’s so easy to use. This is ideal for those with baby fine, thinning hair, or moms who experience thinning hair after giving birth. Simply apply a little bit (a little bit of this non-greasy hair treatment goes along way) throughout the scalp, and massage gently at the hair roots. No need to rinse off and use daily as needed on wet or dry hair. Results are instant. Try using it prior to blow drying hair, and you’ll love how full of body your hair will be. (Retail price $38.50)
PHYTO Huile Supreme & Secret de Nuit Hair Set is a must-have duo that’s is wondeful for brittle, dry, frizzy, over processed hair and for those who prefer a delicate light scent over hair products with a heavier fragrance. It includes a rich, beautifying treatment oil (3.4 oz Huile Supreme) and a leave-in night cream (2.5 oz Secret Du Nuit) for smooth, lustrous, healthy-looking hair. The Huile Suprême, a very light hair treatment oil that’s silicone-free and 99 percent botanical formula, instantly absorbs into the hair, giving it much needed nutrition. It ideal for use before or after blowdrying, and just a few drops goes a long way for perfectly luxurious curls, anti-frizz protection to defy poofy hair, and leaving hair silky, shiny, smooth and incredibly soft to touch! When we sleep, our body and skin needs much pampering to rejuvenate itself, and so does our hair. Secret De Nuit regenerates the hair fiber and provides up to eight hours of intense hydration, nourishment, and repair. It creates a protective shield against free radicals and oxidation, and leaves hair feeling healthier, stronger and shiner. Retail price $59 (value price $78) at Sephora and Sephora.com.
RUSK, a professional like of haircare products and tools that cater to all hair types, has a wonderful holiday cleansing duo that’s wonderful for color treated hair — RUSK Deepshine Color Care Repair Holiday Set ($10.95 at Cosmoprof). This includes a Deepshine Color Repair Sulfate-free Shampoo that repairs color-treated hair! It’s ideal for weak, damaged color-treated hair, and helps prolong color retention. The sulfate-free shampoo gently cleanses and repairs, while the Deepshine Color Repair Conditioner detangles and helps restore strength, leaving hair vibrant, revitalized and resilient. Other wonderful, must-have holiday sets by RUSK are:
- RUSK Styling Collection Holiday Set ($21.50 at Cosmoprof) contains Freezing Spray, Paste and Putty that are formulated with Style + Strength Complex to strengthen hair, protect color and defend against environmental stressors. Each product can be used individually or can be layered together for unlimited possibilities.
- RUSK Designer Collection Thermal Holiday Set ($22.50 at Cosmoprof) offers a Thermal Flat Iron Spray and Thermal Shine Spray made with argan oil, rich in essential fatty acids that add shine and body to hair. They’re enhanced with silicones to protect and condition the hair where most needed.
- RUSK Deepshine Color Care Hydrate Holiday Set ($15.00 at Cosmoprof) hydrates color-treated hair, and is an intense moisture system formulated to prolong color retention. The sulfate-free shampoo gently cleanses and helps soften dry, brittle hair, while the conditioner detangles and leaves hair soft, shiny and manageable. For a total finish, use Deepshine Oil Finishing Hairspray to lock in style for long-lasting control and incredible shine.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre is ideal for fixing winter hair woes. The freezing cold temperatures and gusty winds this winter season can make hair dry, dull and full of frizz. Shu Uemura Art of Hair has the solution, which is a a new innovation to preserve color vitality – the new Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze line. True to the brand’s DNA, Color Lustre draws inspiration from painting and art restoration, applying a unique approach to hair care and color protection. With this in mind, Color Lustre is the first color-treated line specifically formulated with a powerful refining lipid that restores hair’s natural protective varnish to limit color washout, leaving locks moisturized, vibrant, polished with maximum nourishment and shine. Shu Uemura Art of Hair is available for purchase at salons nationwide (click here for salon locator) and online at http://www.shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.
Twister by ForStyler is an the innovative, easy to use, DIY hair curler that comes in blue, pink and gray, that is truly damage-free which is good news for those who heat style their hair daily. Twister enables you to style and dry your hair simultaneously to avoid excessive heat damage. Get celeb inspired, Hollywood tousled tresses with Twister, which is incredibly easy to use and perfect for professional and at home use. It is ideal for anyone who desires natural looking curls and waves, and is even effective in styling hair extensions and wigs! It’s very affordable (only $39.99 each), so it’s definitely a must-have for the budget conscious. Twister attaches to any blow dryer and provides soft, natural looking waves and curls in just five simple steps, in which you can also see in the Twister Hair tutorial.
- Wash, comb hair, dry roots only and leave the rest of hair damp.
- Comb hair and divide into four parts
- Attach the Twister to blow dryer, change the direction of the valve as desired, and style each part of hair for approximately two to three minutes.
- Assemble the cover and barrel to Twister, change the valve direction, combine two hair parts and style to lock ends, then repeat with remaining two parts of hair.
- Wait approximately five to seven minutes, go through hair with fingertips from roots to ends, and apply styling products to hair for longer lasting curls.
Viviscal Extra Strength Hair Nutrient Tablets ($49.99 for a box of 60 ct) was introduced recently this fall at the Julien Farel Salon and Spa located in the Loews Regency Hotel in NYC. We lose approximately 50-100 strands of hair a day, but some of us are not as fortunate as others to grow 50-100 strands of hair back. Viviscal is like a “beauty pill.” It’s a six month hair growth program that reduces hair shedding and increases hair thickness (this beauty pill strengthens nails too!). The supplement doubles hair’s follicular growth, keeping it in the anagen phase for a longer period of time. Celebs who use Viviscal Extra Strength Hair Nutrient Tablets are Cynthia Nixon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Karlie Kloss, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert, Paula Abdul, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair. Not only are Hollywood A-listers turning to Viviscal for a boost to their hair’s health, texture and volume, but now experts within the beauty industry are coming clean about their must-have hair product wonder.
- Per Carmindy Bowyer, celebrity makeup artist and author, “Viviscal is one of my all-time, must-have, wonder beauty products! Behind the scenes at photo shoots reveals the best beauty secrets. Years ago, I wanted to grow out a bad pixi haircut and models would rave about Viviscal. I immediately bought it and not only did it double my growth rate but my hair never looked thicker, shinier and healthier. And, an added bonus — the texture has improved and breakage has stopped. I’m now on my way back to healthy happy hair!”
- Victoria Secret model, Bregje Heinen also incorporates Viviscal into her daily routine to ensure her hair keeps its angelic reputation. “I take Viviscal twice a day for my hair. It really makes your hair and your nails grow much faster, thicker, and stronger”, says Bregje Heinen, Model in a recent interview with Into The Gloss.