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At LookAfter Hair Company, we want you to be able to maintain your look from the time you leave our doors until you come visit us again!  That’s why we educate you with the right professional products to keep your style looking fresh.  With so many to choose, we highlight a stylist’s favorite product each week. 

Matrix Biolage Smoothing Shine Milk

A good leave-in conditioner is a must, and this lightweight mist softens, strengthens and conditions to perfection. Ideal for detangling, stylist Rachel at Twin Oaks says, "Biolage Smoothing Shine Milk is my go to leave-in conditioner."

Matrix Style Link Shape Switcher Molding Paste

"My all time fave is Shape Switcher by Matrix Style Link," says stylist Heather at Twin Oaks. It enables you to mold your style without build up. Adds Heather, "I like the low shine and the perfect amount of 'stick' to add the perfect texture. And it doesn't weigh hair down!"

TIGI Bed Head Small Talk

Stacy Henderson at Monticello Plaza loves Small Talk because "it lifts roots on fine hair and doesn't feel heavy or stick while styling." Simply used desired amount on wet hair and style.

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

"Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo is my fave!" says stylist Erin at Southroads. This UV-protecting product removes buildup and odor, leaving hair clean and refreshed in a snap. Plus, the argan oil-infused formula breaks down instantly, leaving no dull residue. Even better, it's available in Light and Dark Tones to blend seamlessly with your color. Erin loves it because "it smells great and keeps me from having to wash it every day. I love to mist a little (of the Light Tones) on my face when it looks shiny too!" Thanks for the tip, Erin!

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray

For effortless-looking, beach waves: "I like Soy Renewal Beach Spray by Healthy Sexy Hair. I only spritz a bit (not too much) and it gives me texture and grip for wrapping a couple strands around the curling iron," says stylist Sarah at Gravois Bluffs.

TIGI Bed Head After Party

Springfield stylist Kristie LOVES mixing two TIGI Bed Head products for the perfect blowout: "I love mixing After Party and Small Talk. Gives great volume and sleek shine. When blown out with a good quality brush, you may not need a flat iron at all!"

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

"I'm in LOVE with this product!" says stylist Crystal (LookAfter at Clarkson & Clayton) about Paul Mitchell Super Skinny. "It knocks out frizz AND it cuts blow dry time in half!" Super Skinny is a fan favorite product that smooths strands for silky, frizz-hair in any weather. No wonder it's earned so many awards!

Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Mousse & Finishing Spray

Warson Woods stylist Jessica raves about Matrix's new Oil Wonders Volume Rose Mousse and Finishing Spray (and her rosy-colored look even matches!) Enhanced with Rosehip oil, these products will give your hair incredible lightweight volume.

TIGI Bed Head Hair Stick

Pompadour, fauxhawk... the TIGI Bed Head Hair Stick is perfect for shorter styles that need to stay in place. It creates instant texture and hold with a semi-matte finish. Stylist Rachel at Wentzville is a huge fan, and her clients are too! Best part? It's convenient stick form enables you to use it directly on your hair without getting it on your hands (our guys love this!). Just hold your hair in place and apply the stick. How easy is that?

Matrix Total Results

Matrix Total Results empowers you with the right care and styling for YOUR hair type. We're loving the new bright packaging that reflects the endless possibilities you can achieve with these tried and true products!

TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream

"I love the Foxy Curls product my stylist advised me to use!" Client Elizabeth H. loves her stylist Toshia at Richardson Crossing AND TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream! Smooth through towel-dried hair and try twisting the curls into shape. As the hair dries this product retains curl shape, defines the curls, adds shine and adds texture.

TIGI Bed Head for Men Pure Texture Molding Paste

Talk about a truly versatile product: Bed Head for Men Pure Texture Molding Paste adds matte texture and definition. Not only is it an excellent styling choice for men, but stylist Becca at High Ridge loves it for defining and taming frizz on intricate styles like braids! Gotta love a product that the whole family can enjoy.

Big Sexy Hair

Put the va va voom in your Valentine's Day hair! The Big Sexy Hair line does just what it names implies. From Full Bloom (a thickening spray that extends your blowout up to 3 days) to fan-fave Spray & Play (flexible, touchable hold that gives volume, life and shine)... The possibilities are endless. Channel your inner Marilyn!

TIGI Catwalk Blow Out Balm

When hair needs to be smooth, stylist Stephanie at Twin Oaks reaches for TIGI Catwalk Blow Out Balm! "It makes hair dry faster, smooths out even the most unruly hair, and is super lightweight so you can use it on ALL hair types!"

Style Sexy Hair Texture Matte Clay

"I really like the new Sexy Hair Matte Clay. The smell is AMAZING and it gives a nice dry texture finish to styles." ~ Stylist Lyssa, Green Street (Champaign, IL)

Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil

"Cannot go through a day without it!" says stylist Vickie of Crestwood. Awapuhi Wild Ginger Styling Treatment Oil quenches parched hair and smooths frizz, leaving strands soft, silky and shiny. Apply a small amount to clean, damp hair and style as usual, or smooth on dry hair to tame and add shine.

Biolage Defining Gel-Cream for Curly Hair

Stylist Samantha at Lake St. Louis loves Biolage Defining Gel-Cream. "It keeps my curls in check and smells really good!" To apply, work evenly from root to ends through damp hair and comb through. Apply on dry hair if needed for added definition.

Big Sexy Full Bloom

Long-lasting volume + time releasing fragrance = Blowout perfection! Big Sexy Full Bloom is a non-aerosol spritz, created with 24 hour fragrance revival that delivers time-released blooming scent to your blowout or style. It offer thermal protection and helps fight frizz with a weightless product feel. Florissant client Joan P. says, "Big Sexy Full Bloom is great!" Her stylist Sara recommended it to her. To use: Shake well and spritz onto damp, clean hair and comb through. Blowdry lifting the root away from the head to create more body and volume.

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray

Summer inspired hair! Create tousled, beachy waves anytime and anywhere. This spray adds volume, but remains touchable (not too stiff). It's the perfect pick-me-up to liven up your summer style.

Matrix Style Link Smooth Setter

Have you tried the new Style Link line from Matrix? Lafayette Center stylist Jenny is a huge fan of Smooth Setter. "I've loved using Smooth Setter on my clients for frizz, and I can't wait to use it on them this Fall and Winter! Smooth Setter feels like it adds moisture without being heavy. It blow drys so well.. And the scent is amazing. It's what gets ya!" Apply Smooth Setter to damp hair and blow dry for smooth, frizz-free hair.

Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion

Long-haired ladies! Looking for silkier, shinier hair when you style? Stylist Jerri at Crestwood loves to use Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion. "I apply to wet hair before styling. It tames the 'fuzz' and leaves your hair soft and shiny. I prefer to use it on women with medium to thick hair. It's one of my most favorite products!"

Total Results High Amplify Foam Volumizer

Stylist Jen T. at Richardson Crossing has seen a lot of volumizers that promise to be very lightweight, but she says this amazing volumizer takes the cake! Total Results High Amplify "is so light, you can literally throw it in the air and catch it again." We like to have fun with hair of course =). Total Results High Amplify Foam Volumizer is only available at select LookAfter locations.

Style Sexy Hair 450° Blow Out Heat Defense Blow Dry Spray

"This time of year we can’t really leave the salon (or the house) with a wet head. To prevent the splits and breakage that come with everyday blowouts, I am faithful to StyleSexy Hair’s 450° Blow Out Spray. Not only does it protect the hair from heat up to 450°F , it also speeds up dry time, and adds INCREDIBLE shine and softness. It has transformed my blow styles! One thing to note, a little goes a long way. A few sprays are all you need ladies and gents!" -Vita Kaiser, LookAfter Stylist & Director of Retail

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Shampoo

Breathe in... Breathe out... Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Shampoo is so soothing! Stylist Sarah in Blue Springs, Mo., is a huge fan: "I love the smell, the hydration... I was using a different shampoo that irritated my scalp. Then, I started using Tea Tree Lavender Mint shampoo... It calmed my scalp completely. No more irritation!"

American Crew Light Hold Texture Lotion

GUYS: Here's to making things simple. If you want a little hold to your style, but want to keep it looking effortless... American Crew Light Hold Texture Lotion is it. Formulated with natural extracts like ginseng, it helps make hair look thicker and more manageable. Stylist Lindsay H. at Des Peres Corners is a fan of its natural-looking, slight control with low shine. Done and done.

American Crew Forming Cream

Talk about a guy-friendly product! This styling cream has the best of both worlds: Medium shine, medium hold. It offers moveable texture: Eureka stylist Twyla recommends it to guys because, "it's so workable!" It's perfect for new users just getting into styling products.

Moroccanoil Treatment Oil

Moroccanoil is definitely a versatile crowd-pleaser! Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil, strengthening proteins and shine-boosting vitamins, this treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine... Reason enough for winning so many beauty awards!

American Crew Fiber

Guys: Looking for a styling product that WORKS but doesn't add shine? You'll love American Crew Fiber. Stylist Gioia from 94 Crossing says, "It adds lots of texture and holds really well, without making your hair look shiny." Problem solved!

Matrix Design Pulse Beach Clay

Make styling easier! Matrix Design Pulse Beach Clay offers a matte, dry look, and it's creamy texture makes it so easy to apply. This is why Val at LookAfter at Green Street swears by it. "We go through it like crazy!" she says. Not only does it work for shorter, messy textured styles, but it also works well for longer hair styles too.

Paul Mitchell Curls: Twirl Around + Ultimate Wave

Calling all curly girls! Here's a duo for picture-perfect curls that last: Tamara at Champaign Commons applies Twirl Around (to define curls) and Ultimate Wave (to hold curls in place). Apply these products to damp hair and then lightly blow dry / diffuse your hair for frizz-free, defined curls that will last all day.

TIGI BedHead Masterpiece *Special Edition*

A product with a purpose! One stylist at Raytown Square loves the tried and true TIGI BedHead Masterpiece Hairspray because it, "is flexible but still gives great hold without making hair feel hard. Not only does it add shine, but it smells great!" Plus, TIGI has a special gesture in store this October: TIGI is donating $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to support its mission of saving lives through early detection. Visit nbcf.org for more information.

TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo

If you haven't tried dry shampoo yet, you are missing out! 'Oh Bee Hive!' Dry Shampoo is one of Warson Woods stylist Rachel's favorite products. By using it, you can wash your hair less often, which will protect hair color. Plus, it's amazing for styling (especially with the holidays coming up!) It's great for volume, and it "has a grippy-ness to keep curl lasting longer." And, it doesn't have a graying or dulling effect that some other dry shampoos can give darker hair. Love it!

Big Sexy Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray

You'll be thankful you have this in your arsenal of hair products on a rainy day! As John at Woods Mill Plaza puts it, "Big Sexy Weather Proof is like a raincoat for your hair." This spray creates a shield for your hair, protecting against humidity and keeping your style intact. Spray it right before you leave the house to protect your style!

Bed Head Spoil Me

Dry air and static… you’ve met your match! Michelle at Monticello Plaza (O’Fallon, Mo.) is using Bed Head Spoil Me to de-frizz and smooth hair. “It’s really light, and adds enough shine without being greasy,” says Michelle. She also loves to use it as a ‘re-styler’ when shaping and scrunching her curls to last a second day.

Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Spray

Fresh-picked AND pumping up the volume! Zumbehl Commons stylist Kim loves how Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Spray adds lots of volume but "you can't feel it in your hair." Kim adds that it also helps some of her clients with oily hair. Plus, the lemon sage scent is amazing!

Big Sexy Spray & Play

Big Sexy Spray & Play is a best-selling hair spray for good reason: It offers amazing volume and hold without making your hair greasy or stiff. Telegraph Plaza stylist Megan says it is the "perfect hair spray for windy weather... especially the brisk cold we have right now!"

Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse

Maybe you want to add body and movement to your hair, but you hate that "I have product in my hair" feeling. Here's a tip from the stylists at Waterloo Commons: "Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse adds body while feeling light in the hair! Your hair will still feel movable and touchable."

Big Sexy Big Boost

Stylist Lori at Florissant Plaza is loving Big Sexy Big Boost to help both men and women give volume and thickness to fine hair. Many of her clients were especially wanting fuller hair for holiday family photos, and this creme does the job! Just blow dry and style for thicker, fuller-looking hair.

Matrix Total Results So Silver Shampoo

While it’s typically sold to those with “natural highlights” or grey hair, this shampoo is perfect for anyone who prefers cool tones in their hair. Blonde will get yellow from deposits in the water, pollution in our air and product buildup. Using Total Results So Silver once a week will remove the unwanted tones and leave your hair looking like you’ve had a fresh highlight. A MUST HAVE for blondes!

TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day

Here's a one-two punch for thicker, fuller-looking hair. Stylist Patti at Wildwood Crossing loves using Superstar Queen for a Day (pictured) along with Superstar Blow Dry Lotion "for two times fuller-looking hair" that holds up all day. Apply the products when wet before blow drying. Patti loves it because she uses it on herself, too!

Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is often considered a lifesaver for second day hair: It absorbs oil, product build-up and refreshes. But some brands use powder that turns white on dark hair (eek!). That's why Twin Oaks stylist Becca loves to use Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo on her dark strands... No powdery effect and great results! Plus, she says, "It smells so fresh!"

Paul Mitchell Thicken Up Styling Liquid

Want thicker hair? Check! The LookAfter team at 79 Crossing in St. Peters, Mo., loves to use Paul Mitchell Thicken Up Styling Liquid. Stylist Christine boasts, "It plumps up your strands for thicker hair and it adds shine!" Bonus: It protects hair against UV rays, too.

Style Sexy Hair 450 Protect

The stylists at Richardson Crossing in Arnold, Mo., are quite the product experts, so you know their favorite products HAVE to be really good! When asked what one of her must-have products is, stylist Jamie easily said, "Style Sexy Hair 450 Protect! It's a hot tool spray that protects your hair when flat ironing or curling, without being too oily. It adds a little hold without being too 'crunchy' either. This spray leaves your hair straight and smooth without flyaways!" Talk about a perfect balance!

Big Sexy Powder Play

It's no secret that more VOLUME is a top style request. Here's a go-to product for instant volume: Big Sexy Powder Play! Apply at the root on dry hair for an instant lift and fuller-looking hair.

TIGI Catwalk Root Boost

We want it all: Mega volume, without feeling heavy. To get this look, Andrea at Dorsett Village swears by Catwalk Root Boost: "It has awesome lift, without filmy residue or that stiff/crunchy feeling." Sounds like a winner!

Enjoy Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil

What makes Enjoy’s Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil so unique is it’s formulated both for your hair AND skin... you can literally use it from head to toe! Plus, it comes in a spray, which helps for easy application right down to your pinky toe! Spray once into your hands and then apply to the ends of your hair for shine or to tame those flyaways. Then, for restorative moisture (that smells amazing), use the spray to smooth elbows, knees & heels! You won’t be disappointed.

Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

Get ready for healthier hair: Packed with essential oils and nutrients, Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil Shampoo & Conditioner cleanses without weighing hair down. It's a favorite of manager Sarah at our Edwardsville location!

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