So you want salon quality products, but you want to order them online? I mean this with the utmost respect- good luck.
'Salon-quality products' have the word salon in them for a reason. When you buy hair products from a salon, you can feel secure in knowing that you have bought AUTHENTIC hair products. Just like there are knockoffs of your favorite clothing brands, there are knockoffs of your favorite hair products as well. Hair products are not just a name however. They are formulations, and it is imperative that you put quality products on your hair. Salons always ensure that you receive the quality products you believe you are buying.
Salons owners choose to have retail take up space in their shops because these owners and their employees BELIEVE in these products. Salon owners are constantly poached with new products, but only the best of the best actually make it into their shops. With this being said, the professionals you trust to do your hair are the same professionals who have spent the time to research the products they recommend to you. Your hairstylists work with your hair and know your needs; they know which products are right for you, and they even show you how to use these products. After all of this work, wouldn't you want your stylist to receive the credit?
All in all, if you find hair products online, you should only buy them if they cost the SAME amount of money as they are sold for in the salon. Salons sell products for the same price that the actual product company sells its products for. Salons have your best interest at heart, or should I say hair? BUY YOUR PRODUCTS IN YOUR SALON!