In an ever-changing world, there is at least one thing we can always count on to put us in a good mood—online shopping! With salons closed for the foreseeable future, many people are looking to stock up on hair care essentials to keep their manes in tip-top shape until they can get back in the chair. In order to streamline the process and get pro-approved products in the hands of consumers, Hair.com set up a Salon Professional Affiliate Program, operated through the Rakuten Advertising affiliate network. This free program allows licensed salon professionals to receive a 20 percent commission when they sell product on Hair.com using their unique referral links.
We were so happy to see how many stylists and clients have taken advantage of the service, but there was one stylist who shoppers just couldn’t get enough of, Redken artist Madison Kistulinec. When not in quarantine, the stylist of 15 years works at Salon 877 in Ardsley, New York, and says her specialty is anything challenging and creative. While she waits for her salon to reopen, Kistulinec has been using the affiliate program to stay in contact with clients and recommend products to help maintain their strands until they get back in the chair.
“I love everything about working with the affiliate program for Hair.com. I love being able to recommend products and know my clients are getting true, authentic product just like in the salon,” she says. “I also believe we are in an instantaneous world, so Hair.com gives my guests everything they need with a great interface at a click any time of day or night.”
If you, like Kistulinec’s clients, are in search of some new hair care products, let this salon professional guide you. Below, we’re sharing Kistulinec’s must-have Hair.com products.
Shop Madison Kistulinec’s Favorite Hair Products
If you’re looking to give your mane a bit of TLC: Pureology Hydrate Superfood Treatment
Being stuck at home all day is no fun, but at least it leaves plenty of time for self-care. Kistulinec is taking the time to treat her strands with care, and she’s encouraging her clients to do the same.
“During quarantine, I’ve really been giving my hair a break from styling. Deep conditioners twice a week, lots of leave-in products to keep my ends from splitting, and lots of braids to give a subtle wave and style while still looking cute in my yoga pants. A lot of my guests are in the healthcare field and washing their hair so much more these days. The Superfood Treatment brings their hair back to life instantaneously.”
If you need to mask your split ends until you get to the salon: Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Split Ends Hair Treatment
We’re firm believers that you can do anything you set our mind to. But not even we are silly enough to take scissors to our precious strands. If your ends are looking a bit frayed and you don’t want to risk ruining your haircut before you can make it back to the salon, Kistulinec says this product is perfect for you.
“I have also been recommending Redken Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment to prevent those ends from breaking until you can get to your stylist for a trim.”
If you want defined curls without crunch: Redken Curvaceous Ringlet Anti-Frizz Perfecting Hair Lotion
Every curly girl knows styling you ringlets is a bit of a game of chance—you never really know if they’re going to turn out the way you want. Take some of the guesswork out of it by relying on Kistulinec’s favorite styling product for curls.
“Redken Curvaceous Ringlet Anti-Frizz Perfecting Hair Lotion has also been my ‘go-to’ for enhancement of natural wave without the ‘crunchy’ product feel.”
If your roots are beginning to show: L’Oréal Professionnel Hair Touch Up Root Concealer
The only thing worse than sitting home all day long is watching your overgrown roots make an appearance after years of meticulous upkeep. The salon may be closed, but that doesn’t mean anyone has to find out you’re not a natural brunette—as long as you have these root touch up sprays on hand.
“For my gray-haired clients who are dying with their roots, I’m recommending L’Oréal Root Concealer, they have tons of shades to match any color.”
If you’re a salon blonde: Redken Color Extend Blondage Line
We all love our stylists, but bottle blondes have a particularly close bond with their colorists. If you’re worried about unsightly brass taking over your blonde locks, you need this purple pigmented hair care line.
“My favorite Hair.com go-to products are definitely Redken’s Blondage range for my blondes while they are home and can’t get regular glazes right now. *Hot Tip* apply Blondage shampoo to dry hair before you hop into the shower for 10 minutes for ultimate ‘coolness.’’’
If your strands are feeling drier than usual: Pureology Hydrate Moisturizing Conditioner
We talk a lot about shampoo, but anyone with dry hair knows conditioner is the real star of the show. If you’re in search of a formula that will make your hair look and feel silky soft, without weighing down your strands, Kistulinec has just the pick for you.
“Pureology Hydrate Conditioner is one of my all-time favorites—the eucalyptus invigorates your scalp and makes you feel like you could conquer your day!”
If you need a product that can do it all: Redken One United Multi-Benefit Hair Treatment Spray
Stay at home orders may leave plenty of time for self-care, but it is also the perfect time to take a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. If you’re looking to pare down your multi-step hair routine, you’ll need a product that can do it all.
“The perfect lightweight leave-in treatment is always Redken’s One United. 25 benefits in a bottle without adding excess weight to the hair.”
If you want to take your Instagram hairstyles to the next level: Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray
You may not have anywhere to go now, but you have plenty of time to practice Insta-worthy hairstyles for when life finally returns to normal. Wondering the secret to selfie-worthy hair every time? Kistulinec’s favorite styling product does just the trick.
“Favorite styling product, Redken Triple Dry 15. I use it after I curl my hair to give it that lived-in look with lots of texture. It doesn’t make my hair greasy and smells AMAZING!”