In the ever-growing world of beauty destinations (cosmetic lines are now even popping up in Barnes & Noble, for goodness sake), Ulta Beauty is a powerhouse that doesn't get enough recognition. In it, you can shop your favorite prestige brands along with your drugstore needs; in the same shopping trip, you can get an Anastasia Brow Wiz ($21), Gaultier Parfum ($75), Scünci hair ties ($3), and Gilette Venus Razors ($12). It's truly a one-stop shop.
Ulta also has a ton of great perks, like a frequent $3.50-off-a-$10-purchase coupon, free gifts, a killer front-of-store travel-size section, and even its own brand of high-quality cosmetics (at unbeatable prices, no less). And among these great perks is a haircare section for the books. There are countless tools, prestige styling products, including your fave cheapie shampoos that'll only run you a few George Washingtons. So while you may have grown accustomed to the land of black and white stripes for your hair essentials, we implore you to also venture down the aisles of Ulta where your dollar stretches even further.
Check out the most beloved Ulta hair buys below!
It's tough to find a hair spray that keeps your style in place all day long without feeling sticky or stiff. With Big Sexy Hair, your mane will be just that—full, voluminous, and intact, without that fortress effect that some sprays create.
Though we appreciate the French-girl approach to tossing styling tools to the side and letting their natural strands run wild (in the best way), sometimes a sleek 'do is called for, and this cult-favorite flatiron does the trick.
This is the OG dry shampoo. With all of the new developments in the world of waterless washing (powders, natural offerings, invisible sprays), Batiste is still a fan favorite after 40 years.
We're all too familiar with dry, ravaged strands, especially after coloring, but this do-it-all product takes care of 10 (get it?) different hair needs in just a few pumps. Give hair a big drink of moisture, whether it's wet or dry.
Blow-drying hair is a subtle form of torture. It's hot, it takes forever, and if you have a bad dryer, your hair is left frizzy and dull. No more. This product drastically cuts down the overall drying time, and ceramic and tourmaline give hair major shine. (The heat factor is still there, but at least you don't have to endure it for as long.)
The last thing you want a hair product to do is weigh down your curls, which is why this much-loved gel from Ouidad restores internal weight while preventing frizz without greasy buildup.
We can't say enough good things about Living Proof's products (um, have you tried the Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $22?), and this body-inducing shampoo is no exception. It doesn't hurt that it smells like heaven, either.
It's seldom we see a hairbrush that has close to 700 reviews, but we've unearthed a rare gem in this product. Ulta shoppers say that it helps give their hair shine and lift, essentially doing exactly what it's designed to do.
If your hair falls victim to literally falling out and breaking after brushing and styling, you need this leave-in cream. It seals the cuticle, strengthening brittle hair to prevent strands from "snapping" off.
What's your favorite hair product at Ulta? Tell us below!