Steve Harrington is now the male role model Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) needs in his life. He’s also his style icon, too: he uses the boy’s secret weapon – Fabergé Farrah Fawcett hairspray – to impress the attendees of the Snow Ball at school.
Let me be pedantic for a moment here: I don’t think the can Dustin is using is the original one. If you look closely, the writing on it is different from the writing on the original can. So they took the writing of the non-aerosol version and put it on the aerosol one. Good job!
Billy Hargrove (Dacre Montgomery) is the bad boy par excellence in this season. He hates everybody, is rude to everybody but loves himself. A lot. The glimpse we get of his dressing table reveals interesting products he uses as part of his beauty routine.
He uses the same AquaNet hairspray Kali and Dottie use on Eleven in S02E07.
He also has a bottle of Breckset setting lotion.
The third hair product he has in his bedroom is Alberto styling mousse.
I haven’t been able to identify the cologne he’s putting on in this scene, but I know what the other bottle is: Aramis by Estee Lauder, a perfume created by Bernard Chant and launched in 1966. The choice is historically accurate but I feel Aramis is a bit too conservative for a rebel like Billy.
After Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) accepts to be part of their band, Dottie (Anna Jacoby-Heron) and Kali (Linnea Berthelsen) decide to give her a make-over, which includes dark eyeshadow, black clothes and slicked-back hair, courtesy of AquaNet hairspray.
There’s a bottle of Johnson’s Baby powder in Ray’s bedroom.
There are several toiletries in Will’s bathroom: among them, an Avon bath oil and a Pond’s cream jar on the window sill. A couple of words on the Avon bottle: it’s impossible to know what Skin So Soft scented oil it contains, because the same bottle was used for different scents (Elusive, Bird of Paradise, To a Wild Rose and more).
By the bath there two shampoos – Head & Shoulders and Revlon HDR, both in their 1980s bottles.
There’s the Iron Horse shaving mug (with Deep Woods after shave in it) in a bathroom at Tina’s house.
There’s a bar of Ivory soap in Will Byers’ bathroom.
There’s an Avon cologne in the bathroom at Barb’s house. It’s unclear what cologne it is, since Avon used the same bottle (the thimble one, in this case) for different scents. Elusive, Bird of Paradise and Charisma colognes were all sold in this golden stopper bottle.
Thanks to my friend Jennifer for the id.