Must-Have Products For Professional Hairstylists

Aspiring hairstylists and seasoned beauty professionals, I’ve got a treat for you today! I think back to when I first started hairstyling and makeup 10+ years ago. Fresh out of school, a dry brand-new sponge ready to absorb all the knowledge I can get my hands on! It is for this reason, I perfectly understand how overwhelming it can be to learn everything. Finding the right products that now I can rely on every single time took me a long while. I’m here today to share with you that comprehensive and carefully curated list of hair tools and products you will need as a professional hairstylist for every occasion!

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Hot Tools: The Foundation of Great Hairstyling

Blow Dryers

ghd Helios Hair Dryer ―
1875w Professional Blow Dryer

BaBylissPRO Hair Dryer Nano ―
Titanium 2000-Watt

A high-quality blow dryer is a must-have in your hairstyling arsenal. For professionals, investing in a powerful, professional-grade blow dryer can dramatically improve the quality of your blowouts. While budget-friendly options are available, remember that the performance of your tools reflects directly on the services you provide.


HSI Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron
*Budget Choice*

ghd Original Styler ― 1″ Flat Iron Hair Straightener

ghd Platinum+ Styler ― 1″ Flat Iron Hair Straightener

While not used daily in my routine, a good straightener is essential for achieving sleek styles and tackling challenging hairline areas. For those interested in a versatile tool, look for straighteners that offer smooth gliding and consistent heat.

Curling Irons

ghd Classic Hair Curler
1″ Curling Iron

ghd Soft Curl Hair Curling Iron ― 1.25″

Hot Tools Pro Artist 24K Gold Curling Iron ― 1/2″

ELLA BELLA® Professional Curling Iron ― 1″

Curling irons are pivotal for creating everything from tight curls to beachy waves. Consider the size of the barrel when choosing your iron, as this will affect the style of curl you can achieve. In our hairstyling classes, we emphasize and demonstrate the use of different barrel sizes and how it can create different effects.

Hair Care Products: Enhancing Your Professional Hairstyling

Holding Sprays

OSiS Finish by Schwarzkopf Extreme Hold Hairspray

Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium

OSiS+ Elastic Light Hold Hairspray

A robust holding spray is vital for long-lasting styles. Choose sprays that offer a balance between hold and manageability to avoid stiff, unworkable hair during your hair workshop sessions.

Moisturizers and Prepping Sprays

COLOR WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray – Spray Prep Moisture

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream – Light Medium Moisture Cream

TIGI Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream – Heavy Moisture Cream

Moisturizing products are crucial for preventing damage and maintaining hair health, especially when using hot tools. In our hairstyling workshop, we teach students to select the right product based on hair type and desired outcome.

Volume and Texture Enhancers

KMS Hair Play Dry Wax CAD$23.50

oasis + powder for hairstyling

OASIS + Dust it powder

Kevin Murphy AntiGravity Spray

Schwarzkopf Pumpspray

Introduce products like volume powders and texture sprays in your hairstyling sessions. These products allow for creative styling, offering your clients or beauty professionals the tools needed to achieve modern, textured looks.

Our journey through the essentials of hairstyling showcases just how diverse and dynamic this field can be. Whether you’re enhancing your skills in a hair workshop, offering hairstyling services, or conducting hairstyling classes at a hair school, the right tools and knowledge are crucial. Equip yourself with quality products and the expertise to use them, ensuring every hairstyle you create is a masterpiece.

For more in-depth tips and ongoing learning, consider joining our hairstyling classes or follow us on social media for real-time updates and tutorials. Elevate your hair service by staying informed and inspired!

My Hairstyling courses helped several junior stylists in Vancouver to kick-start & turbo-boost their career in the wedding industry. If you’re fresh our of hair school, you probably didn’t learn much about styling yet. If you’re a Makeup Artist, you’d double your revenue if you could also start offering hairstyling services to your clients. The career as a bridal hairstylist is a journey of much fulfillment and great revenue! I promise you, with some practice and great motivation, your investments in hair education will pay off in no time!

Get master education tailored to your needs – I’m committed to your success!

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