The editors of Salon Magazine have rounded up the top holiday present ideas every hairstylist will appreciate in and out of the salon.
Make sure to share this wish list on Twitter or Facebook so your clients/friends/family/ don’t get you another coffee mug that says “World’s Best Hairdresser.”
1. Tassel Charging Cable Keychain ($59.99 USD, photojojo.com)
Don’t let you phone die on the salon floor with this stylish leather charger and keychain. We love when function meets fashion!
P.S. Don’t forget to post any pictures you take of your clients on our Community website!
2. I Will Cut You Sweatshirt ($33, MadJoApparel on Etsy)
Play up your unique style with this hilarious (or scary?) sweatshirt.
Better yet, ask for an Etsy Gift Card so you can shop for one-of-a-kind pieces that are cater to your style.
3. KRUPS EA9010 Barista ($3,000)
Hint, hint salon owners: if you want to keep your staff motivated through the holidays, make sure they have a caffeine fix. This miracle coffee maker comes is user-friendly and can remember each staff member’s “Favourite” drink so it’s available 24/7 at the touch of a button. No more Starbucks runs!
4. KALLISTA Daily Moisturizing Cream & Intensive Moisturizing for Creative Hands (kallistabeauty.com)
Give parched skin a relieve and hydration with Kallista, two hand creams specially formulated for salon professionals, whose hands are exposed to water and chemical all day. The bonus? They’re free of parabens, silicones, petrochemicals, phthalates and fragrance.
5. Grably Beard Comb (€9, upstairs-shop.com)
Every stylish barber will want one of these super cool beard combs which has long, thick teeth for easy brushing, and is made of old vinyl records (so it’s totally upcycled!).
6. Clarisonic Pedi System ($230, www.clarisonic.ca)
After being on your feet all day, they definitely deserve some TLC! Using Clarisonic’s new pampering Pedi System, which comes with a powerful buffing device and several smooth-boosting creams, you’ll have softer, happier heels, toes and soles fast.
7. Hair: Guido ($47, amazon.ca)
Iconic hair artist and trendsetter Guido Palau has compiled a book of his best looks. It’s a must-have for any stylist who loves art, design and beautiful things.
8. A donation to charity in your name
If you’re tired of collecting presents that just collect dust, ask clients or friends if they would make a donation to your favorite charity instead. They’re grateful because they don’t have to think about what to get you and people in need reap the benefits. A few of our favorites include Look Good Feel Better, Hairdressers Against AIDS, and Cut It Out: Salons Against Domestic Abuse.
9. A subscription to Salon Magazine ($40 for 8 issues, salonmagazine.ca/subscribe)
If you aren’t already snagging a copy of Salon Magazine at your salon, you could ask for your own personal subscription. Get business advice, trend reports and see inspiring beauty images all year round.
P.S. If you work in a salon with three or more stylists you can sign up to receive it for free!
10. Mac’s Magnetic Pad (€179, macstheoriginal.com)
These cute and colourful magnetized pads make taking your tools on the road a cinch! Plus, it can keep your station more organized in the salon.