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eSalon The Match Up Box Review + 50% Off Coupon – Feb 2016

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The Match Up is the hair care and styling subscription from eSalon. Every month you are sent 3 items from the categories of color-care and hair care products, styling and coloring tools, and brow products.

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You choose your 3 items to be included in your match up and you can also add-on up to 2 extra items to your bundle at 25% off. Also good to note: it’s easy to skip a month.

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I like how the products come in their own bag inside the box!

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The Subscription Box: eSalon’s the Match Up

The Cost: $30/month, $4.95 for shipping

COUPON: Save 50% off your first box! No coupon needed – just use this link!

The Products: 3 items of your choosing from eSalon’s brand products in the categories of color-care and hair care products, styling and coloring tools, and brow products.

Ships to: US, Canada, UK, and some EU countries

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Each box includes an info card of your products and an estimate of how much you saved by bundling as opposed to purchasing individually at full price.

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Medium Round Brush – value: $21

Last month I got their paddle brush, so I thought I’d snag a round brush to replace my old one this month. I like it alright but I really wish the bristles were either natural/synthetic bristles or plastic like they are but with the little round pieces of plastic on the ends. The way the bristles are hurts my scalp a bit.

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Here’s a close up of the bristles so you can see what I mean a little better.

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Above the Clouds Volumizing Mousse – value: $15

This mousse works well. I have fine hair and it didn’t weigh it down or leave any kind of weird residue or anything. It didn’t blow me away but it works!

Keep in Touch Flexible Hold Hairspray – value: $15

I like this hairspray. It’s definitely a light hold so it’s very fine and is just enough to finish off my blowout and help with fly-aways. This isn’t what I’d use to hold an up-do or anything, but it’s good for every day. It doesn’t smell bad, but it could smell better.

Verdict: I’m happy with this month’s match-up! I’m going to try the brush a couple more times to make sure I like it more than my old one. The value I got out of this month was a total of $51, and I’m good with that! I’m already looking forward to my next box!

What do you think of eSalon’s the Match Up?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I’ve been using the shampoo/conditioner for about 6 months. I’m very pleased. I’ve had a problem for awhile with dry scalp and greasy hair. This seems to have corrected the pr

  2. Ooh, I know what you mean about that brush. My hairdresser used one like that one me once—–OUCH! I must have the little balls at the tips for comfort.

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