Sally Hershberger visits Canada to launch new products; oozes coolness

Sally Hershberger 2010 Canada visit Toronto

Some people dream of what it would be like if they could meet (or date) a celebrity.

I dream of what my hair would look like if I could have just one cut—JUST ONE!—with Sally Hershberger. (I know such perks are probably a given for New York editors, but it’s a different ballgame up here. Sadly.)

You know Sally, right? She’s the hairstylist who created Meg Ryan’s famous shagg cut back in the day. And she was the first hairstylist to charge jaw-dropping prices (currently US$800 for a cut, apparently).

But us little people can get a bit of the Sally in our everyday ‘dos, thanks to her eponymous line of products, available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

The line launched last year and I missed the event, so I was super excited to attend this years’ launch of five new products—and of course, I wanted to see Sally in action.

The verdict? This woman is COOL. Her hair looks cool, her all-black outfit was cool, just the way she SPOKE was cool. (I’m just not sure I’d want to be one of her assistants. And are you following the drama about her employees’ departure to open a new salon? Yowza.)

Here’s another pic:

Sally Hershberger Toronto March 2010 3 Sally Hershberger visits Canada to launch new products; oozes coolness

One of the highlights: when she casually referred to doing “Tom and Nicole’s” hair, back when they were a couple—AT THEIR HOUSE. Honestly, the secrets these hair people must be privy to? I’d pay a lot of money for that scoop.

sally hershberger new styling products Sally Hershberger visits Canada to launch new products; oozes coolnessAnyway—back to the products, which are all very reasonably priced and help you achieve Sally’s signature shaggy, layered look. (There was one poor girl at the event without any layers at all and Sally was NOT down with that.)

Launching this month are Go With the Blow (a heat styler), Genius Spray Wax (which I used to create a messy, voluminous style at the Genies), Shagg Liquid Gel (a lightweight gel), Soft Rock Hairspray (a brushable, flake-free spray) and the Shagg Style Primer for Layered Hair, which is basically a spray that gives your hair “guts” before you do anything else to it. Each product is $11.99 and available this month at Shoppers.

I’ll leave you with a few more pics of the event so you can see Sally in action!

Sally Hershberger Toronto March 2010 demo Sally Hershberger visits Canada to launch new products; oozes coolness

Sally Hershberger Toronto March 2010 demo 2 Sally Hershberger visits Canada to launch new products; oozes coolness

Sally Hershberger Toronto March 2010 demo 3 Sally Hershberger visits Canada to launch new products; oozes coolness

Sally Hershberger Toronto March 2010 2 Sally Hershberger visits Canada to launch new products; oozes coolness

6 Comments

Jill D
Thursday, April 22/2010 at 12:22 am

Agree. I did a shoot with her and she just gets it. You’ll never have overdone hair if you use her line, especially Shagg Spray. Also love her legion of man servants. Genius (to steal a Sally adjective).

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Monica
Thursday, April 22/2010 at 9:31 am

I love Sally’s highlights! Also love the fact the models’ hair is moveable & not stiff, looks healthy!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Thursday, April 22/2010 at 5:31 pm

Yep, she totally gets it! I’ve always been amazed over the years at how many hairdressers don’t – and have you leaving the salon with some overdone, unnatural-looking hairdo. Hers is so low-key – love it.

And the man servants – haha! So true.

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Andrea Claire
Thursday, April 29/2010 at 1:18 am

I love Sally! I wish I could have been there to meet her. One of the few on my list of other stylists I look up to. I have her products in my kit too – they are amazing! Retail hair products have come a long way baby!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Sunday, May 2/2010 at 11:12 pm

They made it into your kit? They MUST be good then!

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susan lee
Saturday, December 17/2011 at 11:06 am

Can you please let me know where in Canada I can buy the major style volumning spray?

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