10 Luxury Hair Care Brands That Are Worth the Splurge

BY Janeca Racho · April 8, 2019

luxury hair brands

Rewarding ourselves with life’s little luxuries is one of the surest ways we can break away from our everyday routines, boost our confidence and recharge our spirits. The same is true when it comes to taking care of our hair and skin. But while we don’t usually question spending a pretty penny on serums that promise to turn back the clock, many of us tend to stick to our lather-rinse-repeat routines and overlook our hair’s need for some well-deserved pampering.

Why Your Hair Deserves a Treat

You may think your usual wash-and-go routine is all that your crowning glory needs to stay healthy and maintain its luster, but Phoenix Supercuts hairstylist Coniqa Hernandez says otherwise. “Shampoo and conditioner are just the basics of keeping up with hair maintenance. Oils, deep conditioning treatments and thermal protection products also help the health of your hair,” she explains.

And while there are drugstore brands that can get the job done, there’s a lot to be said for luxury hair care products—especially when having healthy hair is concerned. “In the same way that you want to put the best foods into your body, you also want to give your hair the same kind of attention,” says Hair Loft Studio consultant Susanna Williams. “Having a luxury conditioner, hair oil or styling cream on hand is a great way to give your hair a boost in between your other products. Think of it as an investment for a lifetime of healthy hair,” adds Williams.

Benefits of Using Luxury Hair Care Products

The quality of ingredients is what truly sets luxury hair care products apart from more pocket-friendly options. “Most less-expensive brands contain ingredients that make our hair feel good on the exterior but do nothing for the health and interior of our hair. Some contain waxes that allow the hair to feel soft for a short period of time, but eventually, you feel like the products don’t have the same effect as before,” explains Hernandez.

Luxury hair care products also use ingredients with smaller molecular size, enabling them to penetrate and nourish hair more deeply, says The Wig Experts™ hair stylist Julie Medina. “Inexpensive shampoo and conditioners create layers on your hair, triggering the greasy feeling. It’s the buildup of products due to larger molecules of silicone being used. Using luxury hair products means you’re paying for the quality, technology and research that goes into developing good ingredients. And because they are extremely concentrated, they [tend to] last a lot longer,” adds Medina.

And because luxury hair care brands invest more time and resources in developing formulas, it often results in a product that does more for your hair. “Some luxury hair care lines will feature products that can multitask, meaning you can get more performance out of just one product. You can avoid having to layer so many products, which can compromise the length or look of your hair,” explains Marilynne Cosmillo, director of education and operations for Cherry Blow Dry Bar.

Best Luxury Hair Care Brands to Try Now

Aside from being one of the top skin care destinations, Dermstore is also home to a wide array of luxe hair care brands, boasting highly innovative products that deliver total luxury for your locks. Get to know some of our favorites, below.

1. Oribe

Launched in 2008, Oribe has spent the last decade elevating the standards of luxury hair care with its range of high-performing and award-winning products. The brand offers uniquely formulated and extensively tested products that deliver noticeable results. The entire line is made without parabens or sodium chloride, is gluten- and cruelty-free and safe for color or keratin-treated hair, armed with UV protection.

Try: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

No hair drama is too big for this volumizing spray that does double duty as a dry shampoo. Infused with antioxidants, aloe vera and herbal extracts, this lightweight and invisible spray is the quickest fix to all your hair woes: It adds volume and texture, absorbs oil and hydrates each strand, resulting in perfect just-styled locks that last for days.

2. Harry Josh® Pro Tools

It’s not an overstatement to say that by marrying his unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology, famed editorial hairstylist Harry Josh has single-handedly changed the hair care industry with the launch of his highly coveted line of professional-grade products. Harry Josh® Pro Tools offers technologically advanced styling essentials and must-have devices that continue to rack up well-deserved buzz and rave reviews from customers and styling pros alike.

Try: Harry Josh® Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000

Handmade in France, this three-piece professional-grade hair dryer lets you create sleek or voluminous ‘dos with its advanced dual ION functionality, multiple heat and speed settings and cold shot button that sets your style and reduces frizz. This three-time Allure Best of Beauty Awardee (2014–2016) is the most powerful dryer in its class, featuring a 2000-hour AC motor that blows air at 80+ mph to cut drying time in half and a dual filtration system that reduces energy consumption by up to 70 percent.

3. miriam quevedo

From her mother’s apothecary in Barcelona to their state-of-the-art laboratory today, Miriam Quevedo marries her passion for unlocking the raw power of nature’s best ingredients with the latest scientific innovations. With research-backed formulas infused with some of the world’s most precious ingredients—including caviar and diamond powder—the brand offers highly concentrated hair care products that have gone on to become essential luxuries.

Try: miriam quevedo Extreme Caviar Luxe Restructuring Serum

This hair-perfecting serum works miracles down to the last drop, thanks to its potent formula that features caviar—one of the most exclusive anti-aging ingredients—multivitamin B complex and hydrolyzed keratin peptide. Best for frizzy and damaged hair, it fortifies each strand by restructuring and replenishing broken-down keratin and protecting hair against oxidative stress and thermal damage.

4. RAINCRY

Made with sustainable beechwood and pure boar bristles, RAINCRY’s professional line of eco-friendly hairbrushes are handmade by European artisans, making each product a true haircare masterpiece. Best of all, the brand stays true to its commitment to providing the highest-quality products through ethical and responsible means, using only renewable resources.

Try: RAINCRY Volume Large Magnesium Volumizing Brush

Handcrafted in Italy, this volumizing hairbrush comes with anti-static resins, a soft-touch handle to prevent snagging and premium nylon bristles that help control oil and product buildup. Ideal for long locks and curls, the brush features magnesium alloy that uses heat more efficiently—creating longer-lasting ‘dos while reducing heat and styling damage and breakage—and a flexible spiral design that decreases drying time.

5. Briogeo

Briogeo’s founder and CEO, Nancy Twine, believes that the way we treat our hair should be no different than how we pamper our skin, which is why the brand continues to create products that are beloved for their honest, cruelty-free and nourishing formulas made with pure blends of vitamins, proteins and botanical extracts. The result? Healthier, fuller and more beautiful hair for everyone.

Try: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

Infused with biotin, keratin and a hair-loving cocktail of argan, avocado, sweet almond and rosehip oils, this hydrating, antioxidant-rich hair mask restores limp and lifeless locks from the inside out. Best for dry, damaged or chemically treated hair, it penetrates and moisturizes each strand to smooth away frizz and banish split ends to promote thicker and healthier growth and protects against future damage. In fact, clinical studies show that it reduces hair breakage by up to 81 percent after just three treatments!

6. Sachajuan

This Swedish brand is about performance-driven products that deliver exactly what they promise. Its founders believe that protecting and strengthening the hair’s natural characteristics is the key to improving and maintaining its health. This is something the brand successfully achieves with the help of its unique Ocean Silk Technology—a combination of two cold-water algae extracts harvested naturally from the ocean.

Try: Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo

This dandruff-fighting shampoo cleanses and nourishes the scalp to reduce tightness, itching and dryness. It features salicylic acid, which sloughs away dry skin, and wheat protein, which fortifies hair follicles, leaving you with more lustrous and healthier-looking hair.

7. Mason Pearson

It’s nothing short of inspiring to know that a product that’s been around since the 1880s has, to this day, maintained not only its renown and success but also its integrity. And that’s exactly what Mason Pearson has achieved with its line of original handcrafted brushes and combs that not only smooth the toughest of tangles but also provide soothing therapy for your scalp and tresses.

Try: Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Hair Brush

With its unique design, rubber cushion and boar-and-nylon bristles, this hand-assembled and hand-finished brush provides ultimate comfort while managing tangles, fortifying strands and massaging the scalp. Crafted for long and coarse-to-normal hair types, it protects and strengthens your locks by evenly distributing sebum from root to tip.

8. Philip B.

Prompted by the hair and complexion problems he saw firsthand on his celebrity clients, Hollywood’s premier hair expert Philip B. translates his A-list expertise as a former stylist and colorist into hair care products that use only the purest botanicals, essential oils and natural fragrances.

Try: Philip B. Anti-Flake II Relief Shampoo

There’s nothing glamorous about dealing with dandruff, psoriasis or eczema, which makes your hair and scalp all the more deserving of some luxurious healing. This soothing shampoo features pure zinc omadine, aloe, sage and juniper berry that soothes, purifies and nourishes dry, oily and flaky scalps. It’s also infused with tea tree oil, which is known for its balancing and antimicrobial properties.

9. Leonor Greyl

Founded in 1968, French brand Leonor Greyl embraced a greener approach to hair care long before “eco-beauty” was a thing. Since then, the brand’s prestige hair care line—featuring the finest nourishing and reparative ingredients—continues to deliver salon-quality results in every jar and bottle.

Try: Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beaute

Infused with vitamin E, coconut and essential oils, this nourishing hair and body oil is pure indulgence for your skin and tresses. It features a lightweight, silky texture and a nourishing blend of sunflower, sweet almond and apricot kernel oils that leave skin revitalized and the hair looking shinier, healthier and more lustrous.

10. GLOSS MODERNE

From its clean and natural formulations to its minimalist packaging and design, GLOSS MODERNE captures the easygoing spirit, wellness-centered lifestyle and carefree elegance of Southern California. True to its claim of embodying “clean luxury,” it offers a range of salon-quality hair care products that are vegan and paraben- and sulfate-free.

Try: GLOSS MODERNE Clean Luxury Masque

You won’t have to think twice about frolicking under the sun with this revitalizing hair mask that features shea and cocoa butter, keratin and papaya extracts. Best for normal, dry or damaged hair, it boosts hydration, strengthens follicles and prevents dandruff and itching, leaving you with healthier, bouncier and shinier locks.

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Janeca Racho

With over 10 years of writing and editing experience, Janeca Racho has worked with clients in the fashion, entertainment, food, health and travel industries. An adventurer at heart, she will gladly trade her heels for ... Read More >

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