Guys, I've been going to the same hair stylist for literally 14 years. Joel Allison is the best (especially for my fellow blondies out there) when it comes to all things hair. I consider him a true expert in his trade and figured, who better to provide hair product recommendations than him?! Joel Allison currently works at b. A Salon on Armitage, and here are his top 3 picks for hair care must-haves:
1. Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste Shampoo: "This shampoo is particularly for smoothing the hair, offering shine and anti-frizz properties. It makes your hair immediately manageable without weighing the hair down. My absolute FAVORITE!!" Buy this product here.
I use both the shampoo and conditioner of this line and can vouche for the fact that it is worth the money...
2. Kérastase L'incroyable Blowdry: "This is a styling lotion that protects against heat and also lets you reshape your hair tomorrow for the BEST 2nd day hair. Use on damp hair before blowdrying." Purchase here.
I've been using this for the last 3 months or so, at least, and it is definitely my favorite leave-in product. Can't live without it!
You may be wondering (as was I), how come all of his top 3 faves are from the same brand? His response, "Kérastase is the crown jewel of haircare. L'Oréal Professional is amazing, and you just can't find any other products like this. There's nothing else, in my opinion. WORTH EVERY PENNY." I also asked him what he thought about a brand like Oribe, which is also pricey and definitely popular with the salons. "Oribe is not nearly as scientific, in my opinion. They definitely have good products, but are more expensive (maybe b/c Tom Ford designed the packaging???) and fall short of Kérastase."
Disclaimer: Neither Joel or I were paid by Kérstase for any of the content in this post.