The Best Kristin Ess Hair Products and Tools at Target


As a teenager, my bathroom shelves were filled with bottles and bottles of hair products promising to transform my hair. I had curly, thin hair that I desperately wanted to be straight and thick, and I would buy any products I could get at my local grocery store that were labeled as frizz-fighting, smoothing, or volumizing. Often, these formulas ended up making my hair crunchy, making it look greasy, or weighing it down. I eventually gave up on any hair products deemed “drugstore,” figuring their high-end counterparts were far superior.

A few years ago, the woman we all knew as Lauren Conrad’s stylist, Kristin Ess, announced that she was creating a line of hair products for Target. Just like every female my age, I obsessed over Lauren Conrad’s drool-worthy hair and how it was always so perfectly curled and smooth, so to have her stylist create products that just might give similar results at a fraction of the price I was paying was big news.


It has been a few years since I first bought those two pink bottles containing Kristin’s signature shampoo and conditioner, and every year brings new products from the genius who is Kristin Ess. From glosses to scrubs and everywhere in between, Kristin has truly brought innovation and quality to an attainable price point for the mass consumer. I’ve come to trust Kristin, thanks to her incredible wisdom she so willingly shares on Instagram, to the point that I will always look to her line to meet my hair needs before I turn to other lines. With that being said, here are the best products and tools you can snag from her line at Target:

My Favorite Kristin Ess Products

  • Style Reviving Dry Shampoo: I love this dry shampoo. It’s the best I’ve ever tried. It’s effective. It smells incredible. It’s lightweight. Need I say more?

  • 3-in-One Flat Iron: I desperately needed a new flat iron last year, and this one is perfection. Not only is it stunning, but it creates the perfect curly, wavy, and straight hair styles at a variety of temperatures.

  • Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray: This is hands down my favorite product. I use it after I create waves in my hair to provide hold, volume, and texture. I will be buying another bottle as soon as mine is empty.

  • Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub: This is the ultimate deep cleanse. I love pairing this scrub with a clarifying shampoo every other week to get my scalp squeaky clean.

  • Style Assist Blow Dry Mist: If you’re like me and always in a hurry to get your hair dry as quickly as possible, look no further than this powerful little bottle. This lessens dry time, meaning less time for your hair to be exposed to heat that might weaken it.

There you have it: the best Kristin Ess hair products and tools you can get at Target. I’ve tried the majority of her line, so if there’s a particular product you have a question about, let me know in the comment section. Kristin is always teasing new products on her Instagram, too, so keep an eye out there if you’re a Kristin Ess convert now.