Sephora haircare aisles can be daunting (though beautiful) places. After all, the popular beauty retailer carries hundreds of products from dozens of brands. How does a poor, innocent consumer know what to buy? We editors certainly have our haircare favorites (for example, check out Harper’s Bazaar senior editor Chrissy Rutherford’s hair routine here), but we were curious as to what the experts had to say.
To find out how celebrity hairstylists might navigate Sephora’s chockablock hair section, we hit up five of industry vets, whose handiwork has graced the manes of chic celebs like Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman, Bella Hadid, and more. Keep scrolling to check out the 13 products celebrity hairstylists would really buy from Sephora.
“As so many of us have been going more and more blonde, we need to take care of it, and this mask will leave your hair feeling soft, supple, and won’t remove all the volume. Just remember to never apply to your roots.” — Matthew Collins, celebrity hairstylist (Kristen Stewart, Cindy Crawford, Mia Goth)
“Super lightweight, quiet, chic, and with a powerful engine. This is the ultimate luxe blow-dryer. It’s so small and easy to travel with and dries the hair so much faster than the traditional blow-dryer.” — Jen Atkin, celebrity hairstylist (Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski) and founder of Ouai Haircare
“The Bentley of the hair dryers. I can’t say enough good things. It will change everyone’s lives and cut your drying time by 25% for sure. At least, I have noticed that with every client. You will not be disappointed.” — Matthew Collins
“So amazing to keep one in your purse. Or in my set bag. For those times that nothing is taking that static or flyaways, always a must-have.” — Matthew Collins
“This is my favorite dry shampoo. While on set, I brush it throughout the hair to get rid of any product excess. I also love using it on my own hair. When my hair feels weighed down, this gives it the perfect boost.” — Kylee Heath, celebrity hairstylist (Rashida Jones, Nicole Kidman, Emma Roberts)
“I love the Bumble and Bumble curl line. My hair is naturally wavy, and the Bb. Curl (Style) Defining Creme just gives the hair the extra wave I need and reduces frizz. Also, I’m obsessed with all of Bumble and Bumble’s travel-size products. It’s a great way to just give a product a try, too! I love that Sephora carries a lot of travel-size products.” — Kylee Heath
“I love this serum. It is a duo serum that can be used on dry or wet hair that has a heat protectant and gives you split-end relief up to 70%. This product is great between haircuts to mend your ends.” — Ryan Trygstad, celebrity hairstylist (Julianne Moore, Kelly Ripa, Nina Dobrev)
“I use this on my girls at Modern Family. It protects the hair from heat while also keeping it shiny.” — Jessica Elbaum, celebrity hairstylist (Sarah Hyland, Brittany Snow, Amber Stevens West) and key stylist on Modern Family
“It’s like dry shampoo and hair spray had a baby, which is the best combo to boost volume and give the hair life.” — Jen Atkin
“Love this in the mini size. This little baby fits anywhere for when you need that perfect refresh before going out after work. Or well wherever.” — Matthew Collins
“The packaging, the smell—it lives up to its name. This product is one of my favorites. It has amazing hold and shine, without being sticky or oily.” — Jessica Elbaum
“The VIP is a great texture spray with a matte finish, adds quick volume while getting rid of oily, flat roots.” — Ryan Trygstad
“This pillowcase is a game changer! It serves multiple purposes by protecting your hair and delicate facial skin from the tugs and creases from a cotton pillowcase. It also reduces split ends and helps that blowout last longer. What many women don’t know is cotton absorbs the moisture in your hair, causing dryness and breakage. Using the silk pillowcase takes care of all of that.” — Jen Atkin
“This dry shampoo not only looks glamorous, but it makes you feel glam, too! The smell is heavenly, and it leaves your second-day locks feeling fresh as a daisy.” — Jessica Elbaum
“For all your snatched-pony needs, this will lock it on tight and won’t move. Got enough stick to really get even the most stubborn baby hairs nice and flat.” — Matthew Collins
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