The Hairstyling Essentials List

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A hairstyling essentials list is a beneficial tool for both beginner and experienced hair stylists. This list outlines “must have” hairstyling tools and products. Stylists that do not have the items on this list will struggle to do their job properly.

Hairstyling Essentials List

There are certain items that every hairdresser should have in their supply box. Owning these items is especially important if the stylist takes on freelance work. Those who work in a salon might be able to borrow tools from other stylists if they are missing something. Listed below are the items that hairdressers should keep in their toolkit:
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  • Section clips.
  • Hair grips.
  • A set of high quality hairbrushes.
  • A shoulder cape.
  • A spray bottle containing water.
  • Hairbands.
  • A flat iron.
  • Combs.
  • A blow dryer.
  • Cutting shears.
  • Hair treatments.
  • Shine enhancer.
  • Hairspray.
  • Hair gel.
  • Hair mousse.

The products listed above are considered “essential” because hairstylists use them on a regular basis. Non-essential items such as hair dye and bleach can be purchased as needed.

Where to Buy Your Hair Styling Essentials

New hairdressers generally purchase a basic tool kit when they are at beauty school. Once this is done, they can buy the items that were not included in the kit individually.

Some people like to buy their tools and products at salons. While salons sell high quality products, this is the more expensive option. Stylists can get a better deal by finding a store that sells specifically to the beauty industry. While the items in these stores are sometimes not branded, they are of very good quality. Professional equipment stores also price their products reasonably.

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Anyone who intends to have a career as a working hairstylist, will need the products on the list. Stylists can purchase the items they need by taking the hairstyling basics list to the store.

How Can Evergreen Help?

If you are interested in training as a hairstylist, please contact Evergreen Beauty College. Our staff will be able to discuss enrollment, pricing, financial aid, kits, and career opportunities with you.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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