About Function of Beauty
Function of Beauty positions itself as the world’s most customizable hair care and body care brand for men and women. From the first ingredient to the last squirt and on to shipping, the product really is made for “you (and only you).” The customer is at the centre of the customized process. It’s up to you what goes into the formula.
Function has a whopping 688k followers on Instagram, so it’s obvious that they’re gaining speed in the ecommerce world. This Function of Beauty hair review will take an in-depth look at the brand and a selection of bestsellers, customer ratings, promotions and more, to help you decide if their products are worth the buy.
Overview of Function of Beauty
Function of Beauty was created in 2015 by a serious power trio—an engineer, a navy vet, and a chemist—and is headquartered in New York. All product formulas are custom filled in the USA, and you can choose from trillions of innovative formulations designed by founders Josh, Zahin, and Hien for your individual hair care and body care needs.
Function’s values are pivotal in the design and discovery process. Their imaginations run wild and they believe in embracing change, as they continuously seek novel ways of doing things. Function of Beauty wants to carve their own path, to break the rules, to take risks and to envision a new normal to offer the very best in hair and body care.
When it comes down to it, we all have individual preferences, hair and skin types, moods, styles, and passions. Our individuality is worth designing products for, and the Function supports this right. No two people have an alike formula, so Function is like the snowflake of brands—every product is different.
Custom Haircare & Hair Quiz
We took a tour of the Haircare & Hair Quiz to get a sense of how things work for this Function of Beauty hair review. It’s simple and fun! You know yourself best, so filling in the details of the locks you brush and wash should be a breeze.
You first identify whether your hair is straight, wavy, curly, or coily. Next, the team gets into assessing your hair structure, and you describe your tresses as fine, medium, or course. After that, you clarify the moisture level between dry, normal, and oily. Then it gets a bit more detailed. You can select up to 5 hair goals, with a minimum of one. Believe me, you’re finger will be clicking on that mouse pad when you see the aspirations you can choose:
- Deep condition
- Fix split ends
- Replenish hair
- Color protection
- Thermal protection
- Curl definition
- Nourish roots
- Soothe scalp
- Oil Control
- Reduce brassiness
You can select a silicone-free formula for your shampoo and conditioner if you like. Then you get to customize your fragrance between Nude (p)each, Strike a (r)ose, (Pear)fection, All(you)calyptus, True l(o)vender, and Fragrance free. We’re loving the puns here. Finally, choose from a variety of bright colors and determine how strong you want the fragrance to smell (light, medium, or strong). You can have a pleasantly subtle scent, make your locks be perfume on top of your head, or somewhere in the middle.
Before we get into their product line, here are the highlights of this Function of Beauty hair review:
- The ability to design a product that fits your needs
- High level of hair care customization with trillions of possible product formulations
- Wide range of colors, ingredients, and fragrances for hair care products
- Involvement in product development from start to finish
- Products are free of sulphates and parabens, vegan, and cruelty-free
- Reasonable price compared to other high-end and customizable hair care brands
- Comprehensive membership program
- Some customers report negative interactions with customer service, slow shipping times, that the hair care goals were not realized, or that the products damaged their hair
Function of Beauty offers shampoos, conditioners, leave-in shampoos, hair masks, hair serum, body wash, body lotion, and gifts. This Function of Beauty hair review highlights some of the brand’s top sellers:
Function of Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner
The Function of Beauty Shampoo & Conditioner is a bright, beautiful and bold bestseller, sold in fantastic colors like lavender, teal, and bubble gum pink. Unlike the regular shampoos you purchase out of habit from the drugstore shelf, this shampoo is customizable to reflect your personality, needs, and taste to meet your unique hair goals. You definitely won’t have a partner or sister confusing your shampoo for theirs!
Function hair products are free of sulphates and parabens, entirely vegan and cruelty-free. You can also customize your purchase so that your formula is produced free of silicone, dyes, and fragrances. It really is all up to you! Amazingly, in the natural formulations, there are up to 60 natural ingredients.
The recommended use is 1-2 pumps of Function Shampoo applied to wet hair. Massage the shampoo into a lather, rinse, and repeat if necessary. You can tell you’re using enough Function Conditioner if you coat your strands of hair evenly from mid-shaft to the ends. Once you’ve applied conditioner, leave it for 1-2 minutes before giving a thorough rinse.
Function of Beauty Shampoo & Conditioner comes in two sizes: 8 oz ($40) and 16 oz ($50).
Function of Beauty Purple Shampoo
Function of Beauty Purple Shampoo is formulated for blondes, grey-haired women, and those with bleached or highlighted hair. The deep purple pigments resolve the brassy tones in blonde hair. The shampoo formula also increases shine and helps your color to last for longer.
When it comes to using the Purple Shampoo, apply it to the brassy areas for 2-3 minutes. Function of Beauty reviews indicate that you may want to apply it for longer if the brassiness is prominent. Rinse all of it out and then add a Function of Beauty Conditioner to seal the deal.
Function’s Purple Shampoo comes in two sizes: 8 oz ($30) and 16 oz ($37).
Function of Beauty Leave-in Treatment
Function of Beauty Leave-in Treatment is also individually formatted to meet the hair goals you’ve set your sights on. It’s ultra-lightweight and helps maintain healthy hair by smoothing, hydrating, and protecting for $19.99. It’s a great side-kick for shampoo and conditioner, plus we love that it’s a multi-use product.
When’s the best time to put in the leave-in treatment? Function suggests that you tousle it into your hair after your shower. It can go in either wet or dry. Similar to the other hair products, it’s meant to fit you and your life, so you can use it on wash days, in between washes or for a touchup on the fly. The best part is you don’t have to rinse! It’s recommended for all hair types, so all locks are welcome. Tousle it in, and away you go!
Function of Beauty Hair Mask
You’ve heard of a face mask but have you heard of a hair mask? The Function of Beauty Hair Mask will pique your interest, either way. It’s an intensive deep conditioning treatment made with Japanese sake extract, argan oil, jojoba ester oil, and a blend of natural ingredients to complement your hair goals.
The Hair Mask is designed for in-shower use and it gives you a lift in moisture, hydration and nourishment. It’s a ‘treat yoself’ kind of product. Coat your hair with the mask after shampooing and conditioning. Make sure you get an even application from shafts to ends. For best results leave the mask in for the recommended time and use it once or twice per week. This Function of Beauty shower treatment is available in 7.5 oz bottles for $20.
Function of Beauty Hair Serum
We’ve seen a lot of great Function of Beauty hair products that can bring your mane to the next level, and the Hair Serum is the final touch. It smoothes away those flyaways, keeps that pesky frizz in place, and elevates your shine. The serum is 100% customizable and is blended of argan, jojoba, sunflower oils and a blend of natural ingredients.
The serum is proven to reduce frizz by 70%, increase shine 26x more than untreated hair, improve detangling by 75%, and thermally protect hair from damage up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Seriously impressive. Function of Beauty Hair Serum comes in 3 oz for $25.
When it comes to use, warm a small amount of the product in your hands. Apply the serum to damp or wet hair, then distribute the product evenly from mid-shafts to the ends using your fingers. Be sure to avoid the roots and don’t rinse out! Lastly, style it and enjoy.
Function of Beauty Subscription
Becoming a Function Plus Member with a Function of Beauty Subscription has its perks. We’ve outlined them here so that you can decide if being a member is right for you:
- You can choose your delivery schedule and get online deliveries of your personalized formulas (every month, 2, 3, or 6 months)
- It’s easy to make changes to your formula
- Free shipping, access to exclusive and past limited-edition colors and fragrances
- Invitations to help test-drive new products (I’d happily be their guinea pig!)
- Receive reminders a few days before your subscription order is set to be filled, so that you can make any updates to your formula, delivery date, or account details
Function of Beauty offers individual hair care, totally custom. You begin by taking the quiz and providing information about your hair as well as choosing colour, fragrance and the name of your formula. Begin with your customized subscription!
Function of Beauty Hair Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
After getting to know the products and the possibilities, it’s important to look into what customers were saying. After reviewing the customizable products, we were a bit surprised to find that the camps were harshly split when it came to satisfaction. One group of customers was highly negative about the product, saying that it destroyed their hair. Customers especially commented that it was not good for oily hair. One reviewer had a challenge with shipping and was agitated that customer service responded poorly. People thought the prices were expensive for what they got out of the product and that it took too long to ship.
On the flip side, other customers said that Function was the only product that they would use for their hair, and would continue to order their formulation without a single doubt. One customer remarked that Function had done wonders on her daughter’s hair. Another reviewer said she “absolutely loved” the conditioner, shampoo, and hair mask and could think of no issue with them. A few satisfied customers said that Function made their hair “squeaky clean.” The happy buyers loved the smell, thought the quality was excellent—higher than any drugstore products.
Is Function of Beauty Haircare Worth It?
When it comes to purchasing Function of Beauty hair care, our advice would be to proceed with caution. We were shocked by how diverse the comments were. Those that were negative were extremely negative. Meanwhile, the positive comments were exuberant. This kind of polarization puts a flag up for us.
At the same time, we recognize the careful process at Function of Beauty which accounts for individual goals and differences amongst customers. We are impressed by the level of customization and the natural ingredients. So in our view, buy yourself a bottle, do it up just right and when you try it, take the time to see if it’s right for you before committing to a subscription or more products.
Function of Beauty Promotions & Discounts
As an Ambassador member, you will benefit from the world-class science of the team of MIT engineers, cosmetic scientists and developers. All products are mindfully created to be as unique as you.
The Function of Beauty Ambassador Program is a unique referral rewards system.
On the website, new customers can get 10% off their first order by signing up for texts from Function. There is currently no Function of Beauty promo code or a Function of Beauty discount code, but keep checking for deals to pop up!
Where to Buy Function of Beauty Haircare
According to our Function of Beauty hair review, you can purchase their products through their website, FunctionofBeauty.com, and Amazon.
Cancel Function of Beauty Subscription
Canceling the Function of Beauty subscription is a pretty easy process: After you login and visit the Account page:
- Login and go to the Account page
- Click Your Subscriptions
- Select Manage
- Click Cancel Subscription
If you cancel after the order has been initiated, the cancellation will apply to the next delivery cycle. After cancelling your subscription, you’ll receive an email confirmation. If this email does not come within 24 hours, reach out so that Function of Beauty can help.
Function of Beauty Shipping Policy
This Function of Beauty hair review sorts out the strengths and weaknesses of the system for you. From formulation to shipping, the creation process normally takes 7-9 business days. The team will send you a shipping notification with a tracking number once your package has shipped. Below is an outline of the delivery time in relation to the countries available for shipping:
|European Union||32-36 days|
|Great Britain||31-33 days|
|Hong Kong||32-40 days|
|New Zealand||31-37 days|
There may be taxes or duties depending on where your package is being sent, according to the investigation of our Function of Beauty hair review. If you live in Australia, Canada, EU, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand or Great Britain, you’ll receive your package with no further duties or taxes than those you pay at checkout.
If your location is Iceland, Israel, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan or the United Arab Emirates, you may incur additional duties or taxes as per your country’s customs laws.
Function of Beauty Return Policy
In our Function of Beauty hair review, we learned about the Happy Hair Guarantee. The team is passionate about creating products that match your unique characteristics and live up to your standards. After trying the shampoo at home, if it’s not hitting the bar, let them know so that they can improve the product to meet your needs.
Reach out to the team at [email protected] and express your concern within 30 days of receiving your first order. The team will do its best to resolve the issue, and if your concerns are not addressed with a free one-time reformulation, you will receive a full refund within 30 days of delivery of your first order. Note that if you choose the one-time free reformulation, you will not receive a refund for the original purchase.
Contact Function of Beauty
If you have a question or concern on your mind that wasn’t addressed in this Function of Beauty hair review: visit FunctionofBeauty.com, select your inquiry, and fill out the form including your name, email and message. Then click ‘submit’ and a team member will get back to you soon.