For a long time I didn't pay attention to any Kristin Ess products because, as a stylist myself, it goes against everything I believe in to buy hair care at a grocery store, drugstore, or superstore for that matter. I basically preach the use of salon quality products behind the chair. When someone picks up a product in the salon and asks "What can I get at Target that will do the same thing?" (yes, people really ask that), I promptly and honestly reply, "nothing." And I mean it.
Well, it must have been the Insta story that broke the camels back. Yesterday yet another blogger I follow had posted a picture of a Kristin Ess display, and coincidentally, I happened to be fresh out of my regular shampoo and conditioner - so you can bet I was on my way to Target that afternoon. Fairly certain I was about to be let down, the hype still had me wanting to see for myself. After all, I had just poked around her Instagram and there was no doubt this woman is great at what she does - textured, effortless, cool - she's on it. So I bought what I use the most of: shampoo, conditioner, and pomade.
The whole drive home I thought, what a waste of time. I'm probably going to return all of this. Earlier, in the store I sampled some working spray, not even thinking about the fact that this was not a tester (I'm the reason you should always take from the back). The fragrance was so intense it was starting to give me a headache. Undeterred, that night I used my new shampoo and conditioner, and though the fragrance was still a bit strong, Lo and behold! it was my only (slight) gripe. You guys! It's so good! What am I going to tell my clients? My boss? St. Peter at the gates?! My hair was so soft this morning, and the pomade left a super cool, flexible texture in my hair all day long. I've been convinced. I'm not suggesting Target for all of your cosmetic endeavors (c'mon), but the Karen Ess line is an awesome option for cool looking, fancy feeling hair care.
Which Kristin Ess product should I try next? Leave me a comment - I love to talk shop!