Three Wallet-Friendly Products From Umberto Beverly Hills That Protect, Tame and Add Glorious Shine!

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Umberto Beverly Hills Controller Conditioning Spray ($9.99), Shimmer Shine Spray ($9.99) and Regular Hairspray ($9.99)

NYC summer is in full swing, and it is HOT.

When it’s breazy, it’s bearable, but when it’s not…it’s awful, y’all. I have to wash my hair every day, which is not how I normally like to roll.


When it’s hot like this, my best buddy is dry shampoo, but I’ve also been on the lookout lately for something to add extra texture and shine.

So, as a self-proclaimed greaseball, whenever I’m contemplating a new hair (or skin) product that’s supposed to add shine, I tread very carefully (some shine is good, but some shine is not).

I had such a good experience with Umberto Beverly Hills Lifting Powder recently that I decided to give some of their other products a try, including their $10 Shimmer Shine Spray, Controller Conditioning Spray and Regular Hairspray.

Umberto Savone is a popular stylist and salon owner over in Beverly Hills, and his line of products is exclusive to his salons and Target.

I’ve been trying to find a leave-in conditioner/detangler that doesn’t weigh down my hair for YEARS, and the Controller Conditioning Spray is perfect. It’s my favorite one of these three, and it also does heat protection! Yay!

Surprisingly, I also really like the Shimmer Shine Spray. Because of my oily skin and hair, I’ve never used a spray specifically made for shine before. I was a little nervous to give it a try, but it actually works! It adds QUITE a bit of shine (but not shimmer), and the greasiness depends on how much I use. If I go overboard, it does grease up my roots a bit.


My hair is taking a “shine” to Umberto Beverly Hills Shimmer Shine Spray (haha)

The third thing I’ve tried, the Regular Hairspray, I’m not super impressed with. The hold is flexible and very loose, so it tames my flyaways, but it probably isn’t going to keep your curls from falling if you have very thin hair like I do. You’ll probably need something stronger.

For everyday flexible hold, though, it’ll get the job done, and the formula won’t leave your hair crunchy.

I still have to try the Umberto Dry Shampoo. I hope it’s good!

Have you tried anything from Umberto Beverly Hills? What’s your favorite hair care line at Target?

Marcella Yakalis

Marcella Yakalis is a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn, New York, with two cats, one snake, and one very patient boyfriend. She writes about family, relationships, and oppressive retail culture. She can also be found on Twitter and Instagram.


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  1. Erin says:

    I haven’t tried their stuff that I can recall. I use a combo of John Masters and Giovanni 2Chic line.
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  2. Chris25 says:

    I think I will also get that dry shampoo. I need a good one.
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  3. Boooo, sucks that you have to wash your hair every day at the moment. Thank god for dry shampoo. I managed to go down to just one wash every four days (used to wash my hair every other day) and I use dry shampoo on the third and fourth day.
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  4. I understand that, I am very careful around shine products as well.
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