Whee! I'm so excited! On Thursday I finally had a chance to get my CosmoProf membership, which is a beauty supply store for professionals only in the U.S. I've tried obtaining membership at the San Leandro store a few weeks ago but the customer service was definitely not the best and I was told that my transcript was invalid. I visited the Albany location on Thursday and the customer service was phenomenal. Not only did I get my membership , but the employee there (Lariiyana, I think her name was) extended it way past my graduation date. She was also super helpful and knowledgeable about the different products I inquired about. Even though the Albany location is a bit further than the San Leandro location, I will definitely be returning there.
Anyways, I had only about 20 minutes in the store because some classmates and I were shopping for an upcoming hair show competition (this Monday, eek!). CosmoProf was only one of the many stops we had to make. Of course, I ran for the styling products and stocked up on a bunch of things from various companies that I wanted to try. I knew I wanted to get some flexible hairspray, some salon quality shampoo and conditioning as I've never used any before, and something from Sebastian as I've heard amazing things about their products. I got that and a lot more.
I saw this set of shampoo and conditioner on sale. Since I was paying salon prices (as opposed to consumer prices), it cost just a little more than what I pay for Head and Shoulders, which is what I usually use.
I found an Aquage transforming spray duo on sale as well and grabbed that. I currently use it and I love it so far so I decided to get back up even though I have tons left. The Paul Mitchell finishing spray caught my eye because it was really inexpensive. I also got a huge refill bottle of the Kenra thermal spray I fell in love with. I grabbed a flexible hold hairspray from Sebastian just to try it out. The styling cream all the way to the right is something Lariiyana raved about. She suggested I use some of this creme product instead of/with thermal spray because she said it held styles a lot better be they long or short.
Lariiyana also threw a whole bunch of samples into my bag! She asked me to choose between the dry shampoo and beach spray and I chose the former, but she threw all this into my bag. She was so sweet! I didn't realize how much she gave me till I got home, but I did thank her many times for her time and recommendations.
I can't wait to try out these products! Right now I'm focusing all my energy on the hair show competition (More on that in another post! I still need to tell you guys about the fashion show I took part in!). After Monday, hopefully I can start playing with all this awesome stuff!
Have you guys ever been to CosmoProf? What are your favorite salon hair products?