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

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The Match Up is the hair care and styling subscription from eSalon. Every month you receive your choice of 3 color-care and hair care products, styling and coloring tools, and brow products.

You choose any 3 items to be included in your match up with the option to add-on up to 2 extra items to your bundle at 25% off. eSalon makes it easy to schedule when you’ll receive your Match Up, so it’s simple to skip a month.


This was my first month receiving The Match Up and I was impressed with the box design. Inside the box, my product selections were packed in a nice white drawstring bag. This is a thoughtful touch and I prefer reusable packaging wherever possible.

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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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This month I went with a thermal protection spray and two products to bring some shine back to my hair.

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Get Heated Thermal Protect Hair Mist – 4 fl oz, value: $14

I’m always looking for a good spray to protect my hair from heat. This spray says that it not only protects hair during heat styling but also leaves hair silky and shiny plus moisturizes damaged hair. This product smelled like hair spray, which isn’t the fragrance I usually go for. I didn’t notice any changes in the condition of my hair after using so it’s hard to tell how well it worked.


Shining Armor Renewing Treatment Oil – 1.69 fl oz, value: $15

I applied this to my damp hair and noticed my hair was silkier and smoother after drying. I have naturally straight hair, but usually still run a straightener over it quickly just to smooth things out. After using this oil, my hair dried so nicely I only had to fix the ends of my hair that turned out instead of in.


On The Bright Side Color Illuminating Shine Spray – 1.7 fl oz, value: $15

I have shoulder length, easily oily hair so I had to be careful not to spray too much of this! A light mist (staying away from my roots) was all I needed. It definitely added a nice shine to my hair and made my color look nice and bright. Since I only need to use a little, this is going to last a long time and help spruce up my look between color appointments!

Verdict: I really liked the products that helped add life and shine to my hair from this month’s Match Up. The heat protection spray was a miss for me due to the hairspray smell but I’m pleased with the other items I picked out. 

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

Written by Emily Cosnotti

Emily Cosnotti

Emily is a design enthusiast who loves beautiful objects. She’s really into vegan snacks, corgis, home goods, and minimalist makeup. She is currently fostering a healthy subscription addiction.

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