Hair Care Products: Splurge or Save?

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Uncertain times have come between you and your hairstylist, your hundred-dollar haircuts and treatments, not to mention your costly hair care products.

Never fear. You’ll come out of this economic slump with your tresses looking good enough for a shampoo commercial. suggests, if you can’t go to your stylist, let your stylist come to you – in the form of hair care products that is.

Here are’s recommended products from your favorite stylists.

Splurge: Fekkai One Process Hair Color

The single-process color offered at all Frederic Fekkai salons leaves your hair shiny, richly conditioned and lushly colored. They say beauty comes at prices. This one comes at $135.

Save: Fekkai Salon Color Kit

Fortunately there’s a more affordable alternative. Frederic Fekkai’s Salon Color Kit has practically everything you need: pre-treatment lotion, developer, colorant crème, post-conditioner mask, and of course gloves, a brush and mixing bowl – all for the price of $30. Of course Frederic Fekkai’s no-fail tips (which comes with this product) is priceless.

Splurge: Highlights with Kyle White, Oscar Blandi Senior Colorist

Colorist-to-the-stars Kyle White doesn’t just color your hair. No. He takes your base color, skin tone, eye-shade, and even your personal style into consideration. Of course his take-everything-into-account approach comes at a price: $350 to $500.

Save: Oscar Blandi Pronto Colore Root Touch-up & Highlighting Pen

This is probably the most convenient way to extend the life of your highlights. You simply stroke the touch-up and highlighting pen onto your roots and small locks, and presto! – A few more weeks of fabulous highlights. Oscar Blandi Pronto Colore Root Touch-up & Highlighting Pen comes in 5 different shades, and is available for only $23.

Splurge: Linea-Pro Titanium Flat Iron

The benefits: its titanium plates with ceramic heating elements make hair super straight and super shiny, minus the singeing. This means, no more spending on hair treatments. Other benefits of this wonder iron include: super fast heating, an ergonomic design for better range of motion, and an auto shutoff – for when you’re in a hurry and forgot to unplug your iron. Linea-Pro Titanium Flat Iron is available for $200.

Save: Redken Iron Silk 07 Ultra Straightening SprayK

Redken’s red-hot spray does more than straighten your hair. It also softens it for easier ironing, and also prevents frizz. On top of that, it protects against thermal damage and against heat of up to 400 F. Redken Iron Silk 07 is available for only $15.

Image source: Redken, Sephora, Fekkai

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