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Old 08-31-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
 
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Default Sally's getting rid of David Babaii

I stopped by Sally Beauty Supply today to talk with the manager about my member card.

While there I roamed & saw David Babaii products were on clearance & I asked what the deal was.

She said he contracted to sell exclusively to Sally Beauty Supply, but has been unfaithful & is selling to someone else. And when that happens, they pull those items from the store shelves.

The products don't look to be on clearance on the Sally site though... http://www.sallybeauty.com/on/demand...ndingPage=true

I told her they used to be sold at Target, but Target got rid of them. She said she thought it was just a rumor that they carried the brand.

They're supposedly going to be or are being sold here... http://www.db4wildaid.com/store_locator.aspx. I just haven't seen them in those stores during my shopping adventures, but I certainly wasn't looking for them either.

So I bought a Hydrating Conditioner on clearance at Sally's since I'm almost out of the first. I love this conditioner & hate to have to chase it on a bouncing trail from store to store.

Has anyone else seen the same thing happening at their Sally stores with the Babaii products?

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Old 08-31-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
 
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I was in there today looking for some GVP CB (which they apparently are not carrying at that particular store anymore) and saw this. I can't use it due to ingredient issues, but I think I remember seeing it on clearance.
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I was wondering about all this when I was in Ulta on Sunday. They carry the Babaii products there. They had the whole line.
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Of all the stores on the list that the brand is sold at, according to 20 miles from my zip code, ULTA doesn't carry such. Albertson's & Rite Aid supposedly do but I was there a couple times in Aug & don't recall seeing it, but I also wasn't looking for it.
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Bed Bath & Beyond sells his entire line. Sucks to be David but great for the consumer. How much were the marked down conditioners?
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How much were the marked down conditioners?
Same price as on Sally's website, which I thought was strange; $7.99.
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I stopped by Rite Aid to use their instant photo thingamajig & looked for the Babaii products. They have them & there's a $3 rebate deal going on, good for one only. That makes whichever one $6.99.
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Wow, you have access to a lot of info on this. Do you work for Sally or Target?

I love the products so it doesn't matter to me where they are sold. Hate sally's anyway to many knock off products. It's like buying a fake Gucci purse.

Did go to a Sally's and the person behind the cash register said it was discontinued but that it was a great hair care line. Sally's loss not carrying this. The gal said they sold out of the products when they first got them in.

I have been buying my products in Ulta and Rite Aid stores for months so I think Sally is giving some wrong info or they are just bad business people.

By the way..my hair has never looked better since I started using David Babaii. I get so many compliments. Love it!
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Wow, you have access to a lot of info on this. Do you work for Sally or Target?
I like to shop Target & I have a friend who works at one Sally's.

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I love the products so it doesn't matter to me where they are sold. Hate sally's anyway to many knock off products. It's like buying a fake Gucci purse.
Of the ones I've used they have the same ingredients as the real deal. I've checked them side by side.

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Did go to a Sally's and the person behind the cash register said it was discontinued but that it was a great hair care line. Sally's loss not carrying this. The gal said they sold out of the products when they first got them in.

I have been buying my products in Ulta and Rite Aid stores for months so I think Sally is giving some wrong info or they are just bad business people.
I think they just found out about the practices.

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By the way..my hair has never looked better since I started using David Babaii. I get so many compliments. Love it!
The hydrating conditioner is very nice. I use(d) the Clay, but I think it might be a bit much for my hair. I haven't tried any of the other items.
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Wow, you have access to a lot of info on this. Do you work for Sally or Target?
I like to shop Target & I have a friend who works at one Sally's.

Actually, I have a cousin who knows someone that works at the main headquaters so I contacted her. She said this is how Sally does business. She told me that there was never an exclusive contract. It just seemed odd that a cashier at Sally's would give you so much information. Don't you find that strange?

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I love the products so it doesn't matter to me where they are sold. Hate sally's anyway to many knock off products. It's like buying a fake Gucci purse.
Of the ones I've used they have the same ingredients as the real deal. I've checked them side by side.

Yes, I have seen this but it all looks like Sally's trying to copy other companies. Don't know how they get away with this. It really confuses me even when I see fake Gucci's or Chanel purses, how do these people get away with selling fakes?

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Did go to a Sally's and the person behind the cash register said it was discontinued but that it was a great hair care line. Sally's loss not carrying this. The gal said they sold out of the products when they first got them in.

I have been buying my products in Ulta and Rite Aid stores for months so I think Sally is giving some wrong info or they are just bad business people.
I think they just found out about the practices.

Not sure what you mean. Last June I was in New york and this fabulous store called ABC Carpets was selling David Babaii so how could Sally claim an exclusive? Again my cousin's friend said that there was no exclusive. It makes sense to me. Why would anyone do exclusive with anyone?Wouldn't this restrict your poitential to make more $$$? I ceratainly wouldn't do exclusive unless someone promised me the world.

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By the way..my hair has never looked better since I started using David Babaii. I get so many compliments. Love it!
The hydrating conditioner is very nice. I use(d) the Clay, but I think it might be a bit much for my hair. I haven't tried any of the other items.
You should try the Root Lift. I have fine hair and gives me such volume and body that lasts all day. The mousse is wonderful to. Haven't found anything in the line that I don't like.

Nice sharing with you.
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It was a manager at one Sally's & a cashier at another Sally's that I heard the same tale from.

I think Sally's did get in trouble with one knock-off.
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I have seen this product line at Rite Aid since it came out.....my Sallys got it much later than Rite Aid did. I still like the sculpting clay and the root volumizer. I also like the conditioner. I would repurchase the clay and the conditioner. But the clay-I only use a tiny amount-I will have what I have now until I am 90.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:01 AM   #13
 
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The Sally's in my area are discontinuing this line. All products are $4.99. I was tempted to buy a couple of items but I already had my hands full of some other products so just passed.
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Yes I've also heard they were discontinuing this. I bought some shampoo the other day for 4.99 but haven't tried yet.
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I have seen this product line at Rite Aid since it came out.....my Sallys got it much later than Rite Aid did. I still like the sculpting clay and the root volumizer. I also like the conditioner. I would repurchase the clay and the conditioner. But the clay-I only use a tiny amount-I will have what I have now until I am 90.
So maybe I've been using too much of the clay, though my hair goes BOING when I use it! But a shorter or more layered cut helps a lot! I'm glad it doesn't build up. After second day use, to my knowledge, I was able to condition soak it out.

So this conditioner you got, it too is the volumizing? Does it smell as good as the Hydrating? DROOL I've thought about trading in the Hydrating for a Volumizing to try it out.

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I have seen this product line at Rite Aid since it came out.....my Sallys got it much later than Rite Aid did. I still like the sculpting clay and the root volumizer. I also like the conditioner. I would repurchase the clay and the conditioner. But the clay-I only use a tiny amount-I will have what I have now until I am 90.
So maybe I've been using too much of the clay, though my hair goes BOING when I use it! But a shorter or more layered cut helps a lot! I'm glad it doesn't build up. After second day use, to my knowledge, I was able to condition soak it out.

So this conditioner you got, it too is the volumizing? Does it smell as good as the Hydrating? DROOL I've thought about trading in the Hydrating for a Volumizing to try it out.
No - I got the hydrating condish.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:49 PM   #17
 
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Default 50% off clearance David Babaai!

I went to Sallys today and all the red ticker clearance was an add'l 50% off. Got David Babaii clay, root lift and mouse. Each item had beenr reduced to 4.99 and with 50%, was $2.49 each!

What a deal, I have never tried them so I didnt buy more than 1 each. Hope it works for my hair. This sale might just be for labor day weekend, so if anyone wants them, go for it.

The girl told me her district manager told her it was being disconntinued due to his line being sold elsewhere. Same as what was posted here.
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The girl told me her district manager told her it was being discontinued due to his line being sold elsewhere. Same as what was posted here.
Thanks for confirming!

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The first time I notice David Babaii was in Syracuse at a grocery store. I ended up buying Biolaige conditioning Balm but really wanted to try the David Babaii. That's bad business on their part.
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My Sally's had them reduced to $7.99 not a buy for me even though I love his conditioner and root lift.
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