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Salon Selectives

Beauty Byte: Salon Selectives Makes a Comeback

Some of you might remember a brand from the '80s called Salon Selectives. It was one of the first mass-market haircare lines to promise salon style and results at an affordable price. However, after a buyout and brand redesign in 2001, the line suffered and had to be pulled from shelves.

But lucky for us, the line has been revived and is about to hit the shelves at a Rite Aid near you. This means we can expect the same fun, bright packaging with the original salon-quality formulations, expanded to include products that moisturize, curl, add volume, and all the rest of that good stuff we've come to expect. The product I'm most excited to try is "Fresh Hair," which promises to be a "Febreeze for the hair." It's supposed to add a fresh scent without weighing down the hair. With prices for the line ranging from just $3 to $4, I plan on picking it up and giving it a whirl. What about you?

For a real trip down memory lane, check out a vintage Salon Selectives commercial when you



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cvasquez716 cvasquez716 4 years
I LOVED this stuff. I want more of it now!
jgandrews jgandrews 7 years
I definitely remember SS products, I loved the apple scent! I've done some online research and only a few retailers online sell them, but not all the varieties. I do remember when they changed the look of the bottles, sooo not cool! Anyway, I went to my local BigLots store just yesterday and guess what... I found two varieties sold there! YAY! I got eight bottles, 2 of the Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner and 2 of the Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. I really hope they do come back with the same look and scent like the original. For now, I think I'm gonna go back to BigLots and buy more, just in case they don't come back! By the way I live in California. So if you Caligirls live in the Central Valley, that's where I got mine! Good luck!
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 9 years
Okay, Salon Selectives: I choose to be my most beautiful! (Wait, is it that easy? ;) )
hilahat hilahat 9 years
I remembered this and was looking for it a couple of years ago! It smelled like strawberries...mmm.
salonguru salonguru 9 years
Did you all know that some of the new Salon Selectives products are already available on
KWM KWM 9 years
So funny - as soon as I saw the headline for this post the first thing that popped into my head was the "Sa-lon Seleeectives!" jingle!
lawchick lawchick 9 years
Bella, do we know whether this was animal-tested?
Beastiegirl5 Beastiegirl5 9 years
Like the other posters, I'm excited for the apple scent too- I liked it much better than the Aussie grape smell. Seriously, I did- I'd totally buy it again if the hairspray had the original scent. They changed it when they reformulated it, and it was never the same. Oh, the memories...
jazspin jazspin 9 years
I used to love this line - I felt so sophisticated when I used it. I'll definitely try it out when I come across it.
MsS2 MsS2 9 years
I loved this line so much! I'll be showing my support by buying a dozen bottles. Thank you for this post!
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
i remember this from when i was a kid, and yes i remember the song salon style, salon selectives, salon hair, salon selectives.
thatothrgirl thatothrgirl 9 years
Ha! They should just rerun this commercial, since both Salon Selectives AND shoulder pads are both coming back! (I loved the smell of this, too.) This and Stiff Stuff made me smell all appleicious with the mall hair.
silly_pickle silly_pickle 9 years
You just made my day! I used Salon Selectives for so long, then it just disappeared, and I couldn't find it anywhere. I've been trying different shampoos ever since, but still haven't found a decent replacement. I hope they really do keep the scent the same.
chellybean chellybean 9 years
I'll stop and smell it but, like I said before, I'm a shampoo snob. I can really REALLY tell the difference in a cheap shampoo. But who knows if anyone else can? xoxo
loveisinbloom loveisinbloom 9 years
Oh wow! That brings me back!
loveisinbloom loveisinbloom 9 years
Oh wow! That brings me back!
Crisonce Crisonce 9 years
i used to love this stuff!!! i'm totally buying it when i see it!!
tati33 tati33 9 years
omg :jawdrop: i so remember these...i look forward to the new ones coming out.. also I agree with BuzzSugar on the exact way in which the name of the brand is said
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
That Febreeze hair thing sounds great!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I remember that commercial!! That's so awesome they're bringing this back, I used to love Salon Selectives when I was young. It smelled so yummy :)
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I remember when it first hit the stores, I worked at a grocery store and I had to stock it. Of course I had to smell it and it smelled like apples!! I bought some that day and used it for years!
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Ohhhh man, I used to use this stuff. I can even remember the way they sang the brand name in the ad. "SA-lon Se-LECT-ives!"
Community-Manager Community-Manager 9 years
I used this back in the day with my collection of Finesse and Pantene as well.
pollypo pollypo 9 years
I remember the Summer after graduating from HS, using Salon Selectives shampoo and Spirit soap ("Take 3 soaps, put em in one soap, that's the Spirit, that's the Spirit!"). They both smelled so good!
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