BEST HAIR SPRAYS
It’s no secret our team comes fully prepared with an assortment of hairsprays, but finding the one that works the best is where we have the inside scoop! Hairsprays can behave differently depending on the weather, elements, ingredients and each individual's hair. So it’s important to have a few hairsprays with different purposes depending on your needs and style you are after. Our hairstylists give their recommendations for the best working sprays, flexible sprays, and texture sprays.
When to use working spray: Working spray is used to prep the hair as you begin your hot tools. It’s best to be used on 100% dry hair. Using the right working spray can help your curls hold longer. Make sure the hairspray dries before putting heat on it. This is why we love the Paul Mitchell Fast Drying Sculpting Spray
When to use flexible spray: Flexible spray is our favorite for setting those loose flowing curls. Flexible hairspray is used to when styling hair down or half up as it leaves the ends touchable yet still has some hold. It can be layered on to add more hold.
When to use texture spray: Texture spray is one of the newer hairspray options out there. It is such a winner when it comes to adding some grit to the hair. For that reason, we love it for styling updos, especially for those textured messy looks. A little tip… take a travel size bottle with on the go to freshen up your hair and add some body back into it!
1. Working spray: Schwarzkopf OSiS Freeze Finish 2 Strong Hold Hairspray
2. Flexible spray: Paul Mitchell Flexible Style
3. Firm hold spray: Schwarzkopf OSiS 4 Concrete Ultimate
1. Working spray: Paul Mitchell Flexible Style, KMS Thermal Shape, and big sexy style spray clay 2. Flexible spray: Pureology Soft Finish Hairspray and Maria Nila Styling Spray
3. Firm hold spray: Redken 32, Pureology Lock It Down Spray, Schwartzkopf 2
Overall, the team's favorite brands include Paul Mitchell, Kenra, Bed Head, Redken, Schwarzkopf, and Pureology. Our team's overall number one favorite is Paul Mitchell Flexible Style.
Photographer of hairspray image (top): Emily Turner