Rated 3.45 out of 5 stars
I've been using Aquage products for years, especially the sprays. I haven't found any other that surpass their staying power and fragrance. I hate when my hair smells like hair spray all day. Aquage goes on with a light fragrance and fades quickly. The three levels of spray products are perfect depending on the level of hold you need. The transforming spray actually provides the stiffest hold for all day curls or up-dos. The freezing spray provides the lightest hold surprisingly and the finishing spray, the medium hold. Aquage brushes out without flakes flying around... my hair feel clean after I use it... no build up. The travel size lasts for several styles. Perfect size for a couple of weeks of travel if used daily.
I have used Aquage Finishing Spray for 20+ years. I loved it!! It was the greatest product EVER.... great hold without being super stiff or sticky.
There were concessions in terms of the spray nozzle getting clogged up regularly but that was a small price to pay for the greatest hairspray EVER!
Now in comes the "new and improved" and it's no where close to the same product. The hold is decent but not flexible and moveable like the old product. My hair is stiff and seems duller looking. I used to be able to recurl and restyle my hair in the evening without adding more product which usually just makes it look gunky. I can't do that with this stuff. Breaks my heart because I used to really love Aquage products. But even their shampoo/conditioner is a joke now too. Itty bitty expensive tiny bottles for a so-so product.
So disgusting but I think I'll start searching out another brand.
Shannon from Texas
They say the formula hasn't changed (I don't believe that), so it must be the new non-plastic bottle. This spray has an absolutely horrible smell. Cannot use it. I've tried to give it away, and no one will use it.
Disappointed from Ohio
I have used and loved this hairspray for over 10 years. But recently every bottle has a new scent and it's horrible! Can't use it
Lauren from Connecticut
I also used this hairspray for over 20 years. The "new" version is extremely disappointing. First, the fragrance is nauseating. Second, the hold is completely different. It's a wetter, heavier, stickier version of the original. I will be switching to another brand unless Aquage changes back to their previous formula. I hope somebody from Aquage reads how disappointed their longstanding and faithful customers are with the new formula and fights to bring back the original.
Catalina from Undisclosed
The aquage product is definitely not the same since they changed their packaging. The website says new look same product, but the hairspray I received feels and smells completely different, which I am not pleased about. The scent of the Aquage line is what has kept me coming back, but now it's something else. I might be looking for another brand to try.
Linda from Undisclosed
I've used this product for several years and loved it . This order is different than the previous ones. The hold is the same, however it has a different fragrance that I do not care for. I will use it but will not reorder,sorry!
Deborah from Undisclosed
The formula change from the original Aqua tried and true hairspray that I've used for countless years has left me trying to figure out which of your products might work. I ordered 3 items this time around and none is as good as the original, discontinued product. The smell of the new formulas is awful and the hold is either way too strong or nonexistent. I'm still not sure why a good product was changed. Even my hair salon has stopped carrying your new version as they told me "it just doesn't work".
JL from KS
Lisa from SD
I appreciate the attempt to be more environmentally friendly, but these changes are terrible. The hair product is heavier than the original and it smells terrible.
UNHAPPY from Hilton Head, SC
Doesn't hold and stinks. I am sooo disappointed. What happened to your great products????
Barb from Omaha NE
New one does not hold, Hair droops. Has a terrible smell. Wish I had the old one back!
Lisa from Lexington, Virginia
Used this product for years. New formula doesn't hold well at all, but, even worse, it has a terrible smell. I absolutely cannot use it. Please bring back the old formula. I'd give zero stars if I could. Not Ulta's fault at all.
JRSTYLE from OHIO
I have used Aquage since it first came out in 1998 and this is NOT that same spray! The fragrance is horrendous. Very sweet and overpowering. And it doesn't hold like the original. Please stop messing with these great products! Changing all the packaging to this god awful cheap looking stuff was bad enough. Now they are messing with the formulas! I knew when the company was sold to Conair it would be disastrous and I was right!
Karen from Undisclosed
Hairspray doesn't hold
This spray seems to work just fine, but has an odd scent.
Sierra from Oconomowoc, WI
I have used Aquage products for many, many years. I am very disappointed in the formula change. The hairspray no longer holds, no matter how much I use! I do not recommend this product.
Denise from Wexford, PA
This has been my most favorite hairspray for years. Sadly with the packaging change they've changed the product as well. The scent is so strong and it doesn't hold my hair like it used to. Makes it look very dull and flat. So disappointing.
R B from Fort Mill SC
They have obviously changed the formula. It SMELLS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!! It does not hold your style. It makes your hair feel tacky. !!!!! I will not buy aquage ever again. They have RUINED the finishing spray !!!!!!!! Do not waste your money !!!!
Knows her stuff from Pittsburgh Pa
I have used this spray for years but along with the new packaging came a different product. I'm sorry to tell you this but its not the same hair spray at all. I am now on the hunt for new hair spray...
Terri from Benton TN
I have used this for years and loved it. The spray is now so wet and takes so long to dry that it's impossible to set your style . Increased price for a crap product!! Why do companies fix things that are not broken? Lost my business, this new product is crap. It weighs down fine thin hair.
AC from Dallas,TX
I bought this to try out after hearing so much about the brand from a stylist. I curled my hair and topped it off with this. My hair instantly looked extra dry and gained a whole lot of frizz...and this was even before stepping out in this TX heat.
Got in the car and put my hair up. Wasted a good curl.
The only positive I can think about this product was that the smell was not too strong/bad, and it didn't linger.
I wouldn't recommend!
R. from San Leandro
Although the new packaging is nice, I'm not sure if it's the same product. I've been using it for a little over a week and I don't feel that I'm getting the same results. This spray would hold my hair in place. I could even brush my fingers through my hair with no issues, but it seems to be a little heavier and it's weighing down my hair.
Annie from Undisclosed
The scent for Finishing Spray Ultra-Firm Hold has changed. It's awful :-( This is the 3rd bottle with the new packaging I have purchased. The first two had the original scent that I loved. The Aquage customer service rep told me that the propellant has changed based on the state you live in. I am in Ohio. I am now looking for a new favorite hairspray.
GG from Manassas VA
So disappointed. This new bottle, which I was told was exactly the same as the old Aquage Finishing spray by the Ulta employee, is NOT the same. Even ingredient list differs a bit. The original slim dark blue can was awesome! Worked like no other. This new bottle does NOT work nearly as good. Super disappointed especially at that price. Bring back old stuff!
Beachbum from Cleveland, OH
I have been using Aquage hairspray for at least 5+ years. I'm sad to say this has a completely different strong smell that I don't like at all. I'm not sure what changed in the formula but unfortunately I will need to find a different brand that has a better smell.
Jamie from Charlotte, NC
I love this product for any summer event I have. It's not sticky or crunchy but keeps all day. I live in a humid climate and it is one of the only products I trust for an all day hold. I have a lot of trouble making my curls last as I have pretty smooth hair and this gives me the grit and texture I need.