Jason Linkow, Stylist at Antonio Prieto Salon
L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray, $11.24 at Walmart
"My favorite drugstore hair product is L'Oréal Paris Elnett hairspray. It comes in several hold factors and it really performs! I’ve used it backstage at NYFW because it performs so well. I use it to finish a style and for curling iron work."
Kendall Dorsey, Celebrity and Editorial Hairstylist
Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo, $10.49 at Target
"Using clarifying shampoo to exfoliate your scalp every so often is a good practice to reenergize your strands. It removes product buildup and clogged hair follicles so hair can be nourished by your favorite products."
Felix Fischer, Celebrity and Editorial Hairstylist
John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum, $11.99 at Ulta Beauty
"This lightweight serum is my top choice for shiny, manageable hair, especially with humid weather. The serum forms a barrier to prevent frizz and protects from environmental elements that could cause hair to be untamed."
Mark Townsend, Celebrity Hairstylist
Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo, $4.88 at Walmart
"This dry shampoo was such a game changer for me. It adds amazing texture to hair and the starches from the dry shampoo soak up excess oils so strands aren’t greasy. Pro tip: Spray bobby pins and hair accessories with a starch-based dry shampoo so they don’t budge."
Vernon François, Celebrity Hairstylist and Founder of the Vernon François Collection
OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Penetrating Oil, $8.99 at Ulta Beauty
"I like to use the OGX Coconut Miracle Oil to smooth and hydrate tresses. It’s really important to use products that contain conditioning ingredients when working with curly and Afro hair textures. Also, coconut oil is particularly wonderful and works well for the majority of my clients."
Ryan Richman, Celebrity Hairstylist
Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner, $14.99 at Target
"Helps provide lightweight moisture as well as detangling. Perfect blowdry prep and is also great before a haircut."
Johnny Lavoy, Celebrity Hairstylist
Pro Beauty Tools Professional 3-in-1 Copper Ceramic Curling Wand Kit, $49.56 at Amazon
"The Pro Beauty Tools’ new interchangeable wand helps me create a variety of looks with just one tool. It saves space and weight in my already heavy hair kit and fits perfectly in my luggage. The ceramic wand is gentler on hair and allows for even heat distribution to prevent the hair from getting heat damage."
Sarah Potempa, Celebrity Hairstylist
Condition 3-in-1 Maximum Hold Hairspray, $3.59 at Jet
"One of my absolute favorite products to get rid of frizz is Condition's 3-in-1 hairspray. I can use it all day to create multiple styles and the hair never gets crunchy and is still soft to the touch."
It’s no secret that our favorite celebs don’t wake up looking as fabulous as they do strutting the red carpet. Just like us, they sport lopsided ponytails, extra frizzy curls and static-straight strands. While they have their go-to glam team to help keep every strand of hair in place, there are key products their hair gurus rely on to perfect each style. And we’ll let you in on a little secret: many of those products can be found right in your local drugstore.
From ultra-strength hairsprays to clarifying shampoos, we asked eight top stylists to share the favorite cheap hair products they regularly use on their celeb clientele. Stars, they really are just like us.