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Pro Pick: In-Salon Stylers That'll Leave You With Perfect Texture

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When it comes to hair, we don’t mess around. We want innovative formulas, the smartest products, and the most noticeable results. To ensure we’re getting the best of the best, we're always consulting with our favorite stylists. This month, pro stylist Chelsea James has fallen head over heels for a styling collection.

James, who is a L'Oréal Professionnel ambassador, spoke with us about her favorite parts of the salon brand’s Control Your Style collection and how she uses those formulas to create the best hair ever—you know, the kind you rave about to all your friends the day after your hair appointment. Whether you have grey balayage or peekaboo highlights, you’ll want to stay tuned.


Control Your Smoothness

When many people think L'Oréal Professionnel, they immediately think of hair color. These days, the brand boasts a strong portfolio of styling products that will make your pro extra proud of you between salon visits.

Additionally, James loves that this collection creates the results her clients really want: sleek, beautiful hair.

My clients always ask for shiny, nourished hair. I live in a dry climate and moisture is king...Having a range of products that support and maintain smooth styles that will last more than one day will ensure trust in me from my clients when I’m working behind the chair.

When it comes to a basic blowout, she turns to the brand’s Tecni.Art Liss Control, a gel-cream designed to help smooth hair. She packs a one-two punch with the aid of Liss Control+, a complementary intense control smoothing serum.

“Liss Control+ is excellent for shine for all hair types and hair lengths,” James says.

Always fighting frizz or love to air dry on your way out of a hair appointment? You may want to ask your stylist about Liss Control specifically.


Control Your Texture

If it’s texture you’re craving during your styling session, James has a go-to solution: Tecni.Art Web. The design sculpting paste can help create fantastic ‘dos that stay in place. At her station, James blends Web with Liss Control for smooth, beautiful updos.

“Web is excellent for short hairstyling for all genders, it’s pliable and still has great hold,” the stylist explains. “Men are wearing longer hair and chin length bobs are in for women. This product combo is a great way to get hold, texture, and shine into a style with only two products.”

Plus, James thinks of Web as the perfect way to explore new territory with her clients’ hair.

“Technology is something to get excited about. Having a pomade-gel combination allows for the hold and last as well as the definition and detail that a pomade offers my short hair clients.”

Interested in trying a whole new way of styling? James has got you covered.

Looking for more personalized styling options? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a pro near you.