Top Hair Sprays - A List of Pro Favorites

Too many hair sprays, too little time? It can be hard to make sense of all of the glistening cans staring back at you in the beauty supply store, so we're here to simplify the decision-making process. Here is a list from the pros who are breaking down the best of the best in professional hair spray products.

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Oribe Superfine Hair Spray

Love this hair spray! Never mind that the smell is DIVINE, this spray works incredibly well. This is a top favorite among pro stylists, celebrities, beauty bloggers, and anyone who happens to take a whiff of its signature scent.

This sheer lacquer has a workable, medium hold, and boasts and ultra-dry finish.

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L'Oreal Elnett


Elnett is the go-to favorite for stylists from coast to coast. Be it backstage at New York Fashion Week or a photo shoot in Paris, you'll see this coveted gold can everywhere. This cult favorite is loved for adding a ton of shine and being quite brushable and versatile thanks to its micro-fine spray. Elnett made its US debut in 2008 despite being availabe in Europe for over 40 years.

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Phyto Pro - Strong Hold Hair Spray

This is by far one of my favorite hair sprays on the market. It has a fantastic strong hold that is not at all stiff or sticky, and it adds great shine while keeping the hair extremely well protected against humidity and flyaways. My clients are always coming back and asking, "What was that hair spray you used on me last time?". The smell is divine too!

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Bumble and Bumble - Spray Du Mode

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This exceptionally versatile hair spray comes from the very talented folks over at bumble & bumble. This spray has excellent brushability while maintaining great memory. Spray Du Mode is also exceptional at protecting the hair when using hot styling tools.

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Serge Normant - Meta Luxe Hair Spray

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Of course, ​a fantastic styling spray would come from the man who has styled the best of them. Serge Normant, a renowned editorial stylist has developed an ultra fine spray that holds, while offering weightless volume and extreme flexibility. This hair spray includes the added benefits of UV protection and aids in hair color fade.

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Sebastian Shaper Hair Spray

Shaper by Sebastian is a great all around hair spray. It works great on fine hair by boosting body without leaving a residue, and it maintains its style once the spray has been brushed out. This super fast drying hair spray is a great option when going from day to night as it can be brushed out and reworked over and over again without making the hair stiff or sticky.

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Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray

This hair spray is a best seller on and it's fast becoming a favorite with hair pros. This spray works like a dry shampoo and a hair spray, boosting limp locks and adding just the right hold for fine hair.

This fantastic hair spray also protects against humidity, making this a perfect multi-tasking product to recommend to your clients.

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Aveda Controlforce Firm Hold Hair Spray

It can be hard to find a strong hold hair spray that actually works and doesn't leave your clients looking like a helmet head. Enter Aveda Controlforce Firm Hold Hair Spray, the best strong-hold hair spray on the market.

This spray works overtime, adding strong hold to all hair types, without flaking or looking stiff and crunchy. Aveda being the nature lovers that they are, have added lovely ingredients like a corn derivative to prevent flaking while rose, bergamot, and lavender lend to the lovely scent.