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7 of the Best Hairstylist-Created Hair Care Brands

No one knows shampoo, conditioner, and styling creams better than the pros.
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Fact: Not all shampoos, conditioners, and styling products are created equally. In fact, some of our absolute faves are ones that were created by top hairstylists. After all, who understands the needs of different hair types better than the pros who make their living working on hair day after day?

Ready to take your mane to the next level? Click through our slideshow for a look at the best hairstylist-driven hair care brands.

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The founder of Ouai (pronounced "way") is none other than Jen Atkin, hairstylist to the Kardashians. Her line of products runs the gamut from shampoos and conditioners for every hair type to deeply hydrating masks to oils to hair growth supplements.

One of her bestsellers just so happens to be the Ouai Leave In Conditioner, $26. This conditioning spray detangles hair, protects against heat damage, and pumps up the shine, making at-home blowouts a cinch.

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This super-cool brand was the brainchild of four top hairstylists across the country, from New York City to Miami to Los Angeles: Aaron Grenia, Franck Izquierdo, Leo Izquierdo, and Chase Kusero. Their line features everything from a coconut oil styling cream to an anti-frizz smoothing serum to an invisible dry shampoo.

The IGK Beach Club Volume Texture Spray, $29, just so happens to be one of the brand's most popular products, and for good reason. This salt-free texturizing spray enhances waves for an effortless summer style, without drying out your hair.

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Kristin Ess
You know Kristin Ess as the hairstylist responsible for Lauren Conrad's gorgeous California girl mane. Now, she's brought her hair know-how to the masses with an affordable product line sold at Target.

Fans of her product line can't get enough of the Kristin Ess The One Signature Shampoo, $12.99. Suitable for all hair types, this gentle daily shampoo cleans hair without drying it out. It also features Ess' proprietary strengthening complex, which helps mend split ends and smooth rough, damaged hair.

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R+Co was founded by some of the most well-respected hairstylists in the biz, including Garren, Ashley Streicher, and Thom Priano. Their products are all sulfate-free, color-safe, and packed with effective ingredients that make caring for and styling your hair a breeze.

You'll marvel at how soft your hair feels when you use the brand's bestselling R+Co Television Perfect Hair Conditioner, $32. It adds body and shine, while also softening and strengthening strands. Plus, the scent, "dark waves," is divine.

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