9 must-have drugstore hair products to create fall's hottest looks

by Aly Walansky / / Source: TODAY

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We're not quite ready to put away our summer dresses, but we're certainly ready for fall's hottest hairstyles.

TODAY Style asked celebrity hairstylists to share their favorite products to prep hair for fall’s hottest cuts and looks. The best part? Everything can be found in the beauty aisle at your local drugstore!

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1. TONI & GUY Sea Salt Texturizing Spray, $10, Amazon

"Moving into fall is all about bobs for me! I love the cut I gave Vanessa Hudgens for the Billboard (Music Awards). I think it’s fresh and you can do so many things with texture and products. TONI&GUY has this amazing Sea Salt Texturizing Spray that I love to use on short cuts to give them some volume and life. Then I like to go in and use some hairspray to hold it all in,” said Chad Wood, a celebrity hairstylist, whose clients include Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Walsh, Ashley Benson and Jessica Alba.

2. Redken Mess Around 10, $13, Amazon

“The most inspirational haircut for fall is the one Katy Perry is rocking. I admire the fact that she cut it all off to let go of her security blanket of long hair. It's a great change. The best product for this style is any pomade. My favorite is Redken's Mess Around 10,” said Dominick Pucciarello, celebrity stylist with Bernstein & Andriulli.

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Katy Perry has been rocking a cute cropped 'do the last couple of months. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

3. Carol's Daughter Cleansing Conditioner, $9, Amazon

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Amazon

“After summer, hair is dry from the pool, ocean and beach. So conditioners and hydrating sprays are a great must-have for any length hair and to get hair back to health. I love Carol's Daughter Original Leave-In Moisturizer and Carol's Daughter Cleansing Conditioner to do just that,” said Pucciarello, whose clients include Alessandra Ambrosia, Brooke Shields and Olivia Culpo.

4. Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray, $5, Amazon

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Jet

“Amber Heard has my favorite celebrity cut right now. This modern-day shag ties in '70s and '80s inspiration, with a new interpretation that's more relaxed yet textured, making it more relatable and easier. Withthis product, hair can be air dried or blown out to create that separation,” said Juan Carlos Maciques, celebrity stylist at Rita Hazan Salon, whose clients include Jennifer Lopez and Chrissy Teigen.

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Amber Heard's tousled hair that Maciques loves right now. Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images for The Art of Elys

5. Paul Mitchell Flexible Style Sculpting Foam, $22, LoxaBeauty

“Olivia Palermo has a lot of fine hair, so this summer, I gave her my reinvented lob cut just above the shoulders. How do we maintain the style? After washing and conditioner, I use this flexible style sculpting foam. It gives her hair more volume and movement," said Andre Davis, a celebrity hairstylist.

6. Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture Shine Sulfate-Free Shampoo, $8, Amazon

“For ethnic hair, I use anti-frizz, sulfate-free shampoo," said Davis, whose clients include Olivia Palermo, Rosario Dawson and Cynthia Bailey of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

7. L'Oreal Sleek It Frizz Vanisher Cream, $4, Amazon

“One of my clients' favorites is this smoother serum spray. It's not heavy, but it seals the dry ends caused by summer heat and styling tools,” said Davis.

8. HASK Argan Oil, $13, Amazon

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CVS

“A sleek, shiny blowout is classic no matter the season. I’ve been using HASK’s new keratin stylers on my clients to get a really smooth finish for blowouts. The balm and spray provide heat protection, which is important to protect your hair, and they speed up the drying process, which is really helpful for me on set. I also love their Argan Cream-To-Oil; it’s great for a finishing touch to seal dry, splitting ends,” said celebrity stylist Dean Banowetz, whose clients include Julianne Hough, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson.

9. Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo, $4, Amazon

"Long layered locks are big for fall, but it's important to not let those layers get weighted down. Dry shampoo is the secret," said colorist Jessica Sclamberg, whose celebrity clients include musicians and social media influencers.

Pro tip: "Generously spray this dry shampoo directly onto your roots, then don't touch it! Wait at least 10 minutes before breaking it up with your fingers. Even better, spray it at night before going to bed, so it can absorb those weighty oils while you sleep,” suggested Sclamberg.

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