The easiest recommendation I can make is to take 3 products and add more later if needed. I always recommend a shampoo, a conditioner, and one styling product of your choice. If that doesn't include hairspray, then add on a hairspray and 4 items is a great start to the retail experience. Most of my readers know what a hairspray fan I am and that it's great for nearly every hair style tip imaginable. But starting with the basics (shampoo and conditioner) gets you off to a good start and it's the foundation for healthy shiny hair. A supplemental styling product might be a styling cream, volumizing mousse, texture wax and of course, a finishing hairspray. Make it simple, and ask your salon professional which products you should take. Starting with shampoo & conditioner really makes the rest a breeze. You just have 1 product to pick out really and you're off with a great 3 (or 4) piece set for salon results at home.