Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Celeb Stylist Offers "Economical Alternatives"

“In these tight financial times, my clients are asking which drug store products will match the effectiveness of their higher-end counterparts,” says celebrity hair expert Barry Reitman, whose home base is the Kevin Josephson Salon in Beverly Hills. “Even here in Beverly Hills, people are conscious of saving a few dollars where they can.”

Below are Barry’s favorite prestige products and their effective drug store alternatives:


* BARRY’S FAVORITE: Shine & Protect Shampoo by Ojon ($22) “A moisturizing cleanser that restores shine, nourishes and protects color treated/natural hair.”
* REPLACE WITH: Cream Lather Shampoo by Neutrogena ($7.25) “This cream cleanser dissolves impurities while infusing hair with much needed moisture.”


* BARRY’S FAVORITE: Volume Luscious Bodifying Conditioner by Nexxus ($14.99) “Boosts hair’s thickness and shine using Ginseng and Flax Seed Oil.”
* REPLACE WITH: Very Volumizing Pomegranate and Soy Conditioner by Burts Bees ($7.49) “Lift and volumize the hair with a gentle, 97% natural conditioner.”

Hair spray

* BARRY’S FAVORITE: Firm Finish Strong Hold Hair Spray by Mop ($20)
“This environmentally friendly aerosol hairspray delivers strong, long-lasting hold.”
* REPLACE WITH: Volumizing Hairspray by Clairol ($5.50) “Lift, shine, and control hair without the stickiness.”

Styling Products
* BARRY’S FAVORITE: Heat Seeking Liquid Hair Plumper by TG ($28) “Creates thicker and shinier hair in minutes.”
* REPLACE WITH: Volume Mousse by Pantene Pro-V ($5) “Formulated with shine enhancers which leaves the hair soft and silky, while holding the style.”
* BARRY’S FAVORITE: Tourmaline Pro Hair Dryer by T3 ($119) “Reduces drying time and gives hair a shiny finish.”
* REPLACE WITH: Tourmaline Ionic 1875 Watt Hair Dryer by Revlon ($21.99) “Ionic technology helps smooth, shine, and moisturize the hair.”

For a consultation/appointment with Barry Reitman call the Kevin Josephson Salon: 310.288.5874, located at 9640 S. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.