When you buy Paul Mitchell products online or at mass retail stores, Paul Mitchell can't guarantee they're the real deal.
Diverted products are a problem in the beauty industry. Paul Mitchell advises that professional salon products sold in grocery stores, drug stores or on the internet are grey market, counterfeit or tampered with.
You have no guarantee of authentic, unadulterated, undiluted product content when you purchase from online, swap meet or third party vendors.
Recently Groupon has offered Paul Mitchell products at seemingly great savings. However, Groupon is not authorized by Paul Mitchell to sell Paul Mitchell products, and the adage "if it's too good to be true..." holds true here. Paul Mitchell's Freeze and Shine 8.5oz is just $10 (MSRP) in authorized salons, but is advertised by Groupon at a "51% savings" for $13.99. The misleading Groupon offer suggests a $28.35 retail price on the $10 Paul Mitchell product. Consumers are well served to check prices before throwing good money away on bad deals.
Authentic Paul Mitchell products are sold in over 100,000 U.S. salons and in more than 80 countries worldwide.
Can you identify an authentic Paul Mitchell product from a stock photo? No - there is no way to identify counterfeit products sold by internet vendors using stock photos.
Paul Mitchell dos not authorize internet sales.
Paul Mitchell does not authorize Groupon Sales.
Groupon's offering of Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine at $13.99 (51% off) is deceptive. The products MSRP is just $10 in salons.
Bulk offerings and low prices from internet vendors are often an indication of grey market or diverted products.
Paul Mitchell does not authorize internet sales.
Can you tell if this shampoo (on the shower floor) from an online auction site advertisement, is an authentic, undiluted, unadulterated Paul Mitchell product?
Or, is it simply a Paul Mitchell bottle that has been refilled for resale?
Would you know if this Paul Mitchell product advertised on eBay is expired or outdated from the photo?
Paul Mitchell reports that diverted product is being sold that is up to 10 years old. Always buy fresh product from Paul Mitchell salons.
These Paul Mitchell products were found in a national drug store chain in California.
Paul Mitchell does not sell its products to drug stores. These are grey market, counterfeit or tampered with.
Paul Mitchell does not sell its products to drug stores, yet these Paul Mitchell products were found in a local drug store.
These are grey market, counterfeit or tampered with.