A Few of My Favorite Things!

If you’re a client of mine you already know that I LOVE to share my favorite things with you while you’re in my chair! But just in case you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing me rave about my latest obsession(s), I’ve taken the liberty of curating a solid list of MUST-HAVES for my extensions clients below, complete with links to shop right from this post! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at all… otherwise, happy shopping!

Hair Care Must-Haves

The best, most luxurious hair care system of all time

There’s a reason I stopped carrying all other shampoos and conditioners in my salon. Iles Formula is hands-down, THEE best shampoo, conditioner, and serum I have ever used – especially on my extensions clients! The products are rich and velvety without weighing the hair down – in fact, they actually make your hair feel thicker and more full, which makes them great for both extensions AND your natural fine hair. In addition, I’ve experienced that clients who exclusively use Iles Formula experience less color fade on their natural hair and extensions. If you’re wearing extensions, you need the Signature Collection (all of my clients get this kit when they get a new installation of wefts). Enjoy the intoxicating fragrance and luxurious lather the next time you shower, and how soft and silky your hair and extensions feel after you blowdry and style – and thank me later!

The shower filter you didn’t know you needed

Or maybe you did know you needed one but haven’t been impressed with the options out there because, let’s be real, nothing says “aesthetic” like a big, shiny, fake chrome showerhead to go with your perfectly renovated master bath. No thanks. The Jolie Filtered Showerhead comes in multiple different colors (my fave is the black) and you can purchase filters on a subscription so you never risk running out. This baby removes chlorine, heavy metals, & other contaminants from your water that contribute to hair and extension damage, dryness, & discoloration! If you’re wearing extensions, YOU NEED THIS!

A hair growth serum and supplement that actually work

There are a million out there, and lots of them that look cute in their targeted ads on social media, but so far, I’ve only found one that I can vouch for! It’s Nutrafol, and it’s the best – the only clinically proven supplement and serum that multi-targets root causes of thinning hair with NATURAL, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. My own regimen includes the Women’s Hair Growth Pack, the Stress Adaptogen Booster, and the Hair Growth Serum (now available during your in-salon scalp massage!). Used daily, you’ll see results within 3-6 months! Don’t believe me? Just ask to see my new growth!

A game-changing treatment for those with brittle, chemically-damaged hair

Okay let’s be honest, we all love the way our hair looks with a little dimension. Whether you’re brunette, bronde, or blonde, if you’ve had ANY amount of bleach touch your hair, the K18 Molecular Repair Hair Mask is a MUST for you! This restorative, intensive leave-in treatment repairs, strengthens and improves the elasticity of your hair within 4 minutes, all while softening and detangling hair (and making your extension hair feel like NEW!). Not sure you need it? It’s available in 3 sizes, so start with the smallest to see if you love it (spoiler, you will).

Styling products I cannot live without, so you shouldn’t have to either

Okay, so I know I said I’ve given my heart to Iles Formula when it comes to a daily shampoo system, but there are a few Unite products you still need to add to your cart. Here’s the list, bookmark this page or screenshot it for quick reference!

  • Weekender – the best clarifying shampoo on the market. Gentle enough that it won’t strip your hair of moisture or hair color and safe for extensions, but tough enough to get through the week of dry shampoo you’ve accumulated putting off shampoo day. Use Weekender followed by Iles Formula each time you use it.
  • Blow & Set – apply a nickel- to quarter-sized amount of this setting lotion to damp hair, comb through, and style as usual… and never again complain that your hair doesn’t hold a curl. Thermal and UV protection for both your hair and extensions. You’re welcome.
  • Expanda Root Energizer – use this root lifting foam on damp hair and blow dry lifting away from the scalp if you’re in need of a little extra root lift or starchiness at the root. Bonus: if you feel like you have to wash every day, prepping your hair with this will keep your hair from feeling as greasy as fast as it usually does.
  • Expanda Dust – puff this magical powder into your hair at your roots or throughout for gritty texture that feels a bit like dry shampoo. Just remember, a little goes a LONG way!
  • Texturiza – the best dry texture spray on the market. Buildable and brushable, this spray will give your fine hair and extensions loads of volume and all the fuzzy, sexy bedhead vibes. Use it on dry hair as a finishing spray.
  • Max Control Spray – a superfine mist spray, it’s great for before and after heat tools as it provides thermal protection and adds a ton of shine. This high-hold spray is brushable and flake-free and won’t feel too heavy for fine hair.
  • Second Day – I don’t often use finishing creams, but when I do, it’s ALWAYS Second Day. This weightless cream controls flyaways and creates the lived-in texture that earned its name… you know how you love your hair on the second day after you wash it? Well? There you go. It lives up to the hype!

A few extras, just for fun…

Never think about what to wear again.

If you follow me on IG, you already know that I’m obsessed with Nuuly. With my monthly subscription, I get 6 items of clothing (tops, sweaters, dresses, jumpsuits, jackets, pants, skirts, even cocktail dresses if I need one – you name it!), wear each piece as much as I want, don’t even worry about laundry, and send them back the following month. I can even pay extra for a bonus item if I want more than 6 pieces. The quality is great, we’re talking $$$ brands… Anthropologie, free people, and Michael Stars to name a few… and I don’t have to feel guilty about statement pieces that I only really want to wear a couple times. Because I’m just sending them back! I’ve stopped shopping almost completely and just keep a few staples in my closet to mix in with what I get in my monthly box. I have LOVED it, I always get compliments on my Nuuly pieces, and I feel pretty great about the sustainability factor, too. My link above will get you $10 off your first month!

A natural nail manicure that can take a beating

I have a really hard time sitting still for a manicure, except when it’s “Mani Monday” in my house and my 7-year-old is picking out the colors! 😉 It’s our tradition, and lucky for her, I finally found a legit polish company that I love: Olive & June. My nails take a beating at the salon and I can get my DIY mani to last – no joke – a week without chips and looking as good as any gel mani from a salon (sometimes better!). I recommend the mani system (sold as a set) and with my link above you’ll get 20% off your first order! Happy painting!

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xx, e


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