It’s officially the most wonderful time of a very stressful year. We could all use a nice warm cup of cheer as we ease out of the year 2020. And, gift-giving is one of the most rewarding things about the holiday season. We all have that beauty maven in our lives, whether it’s a friend or family member, who knows how to look effortlessly glam at all times. They live for YouTube tutorials, beauty hacks, and Dior lip gloss. While you want to get them that perfect beauty gift to add to their collection, you’re stumped.
Don’t worry. We’ve come up with a list of 10 unique must-haves that every beauty lover will adore. From stocking stuffers to big-ticket items, these are all gifts that are sure to impress.
Yes, your beauty fan likely already has a dryer. But did you know that the lifespan of a dryer is only about two years? Chances are, she’s in the market for a new one. This special Pink Chrome Dryer is cute, but also mighty. It’s got tourmaline ceramic technology, which keeps locks silky and protected. All you need to know is that it’s one of the lightest and powerful professional dryers on the market.
You’ve heard of face masks, but have you heard of lip masks? To keep the pout perfect, you need to care for those luscious lips. A lip mask is one of the greatest ways to enhance the look of your lips. Plus, they make fantastic stocking stuffers. Pick up a sheet or balm mask at your local Ulta or Sephora store. You can throw in some regular facial sheet masks as well!
We’ve mentioned the benefits of a silk pillowcase a few times in the FHI Heat journal. Regular pillowcases are often made out of materials that steal the moisture from your skin and hair as you sleep. Silk helps you lock in that moisture, leading to dewy skin and lush locks. That’s what makes this a fantastic gift for anyone who wants to achieve that woke-up-like-thislook. It’s going to cost you anywhere from $60-80, but it’s totally worth it.
Ready to splurge on an exclusive, limited-edition gift set? Actually, it’s really not a huge splurge. This gift is fabulous for the gal who loves to style her tresses. The Platform TI Styling Trio comes with an UNbrush and professional-grade rose gold titanium flat iron and curler. With this present, you are actually giving the gift of silky, styled, and gorgeous hair.
Rollers have become a go-to for skincare. For some, they are all hype. But for real, in-the-know beauty aficionados, they are a must. Rose quartz rollers can cost you anywhere from $30-80, which is why even some of the biggest beauty queens haven’t gotten their hands on one. The benefits of rolling rose quartz on the face include lymphatic drainage, de-puffing, and healing.
Though we haven’t been able to travel much in 2020, there’s a lot of hope for 2021. If you’ve got a beauty queen who also loves to travel, you can snag them an amazing professional-grade styler for their future adventures. For women, especially those who are into beauty, it’s a pain to pack full-sized beauty tools. Not being able to bring them at all is even worse. A travel-sized styler that delivers salon-quality results is rare, but this rose gold beauty does the trick!
Moisturizer is one of the most important steps in anyone’s skincare routine. And, there are so many on the market. Chances are, the beauty-obsessed queen in your life already uses a moisturizer, but is she using themoisturizer? Surprise her this year by picking up something ultra-luxe. La Mer is the holy grail of skin hydration; however, it’s costly. You could also try something more affordable (but still lavish) like Kiehl’s or Clinique.
Brushing your tresses with the wrong type of brush can lead to breakage, hair loss, and split ends. The UNbrush makes an excellent stocking stuffer for that haircare lover in your life because it detangles while also cutting hair-drying time by nearly half. This is a great brush to replace both a wet brush and a dry brush (because it works on wet and dry hair!). It’s a wonderful one-stop-shop item that your recipient will love.
Spending $30 on mascara might seem foolish to some, but makeup fans know that Diorshow creates a lash look that is both flawless and unstoppable. Splurging on this tube of mascara means 1-2 months of glam. If you’re searching for a stocking-stuffer that’s on the higher-end, opt for this amazing Dior makeup product. Trust us, she’ll love it.
This silk treatment serum is perfect for any hair-type, restoring dull locks with the power of silk protein and silk amino acid base. It also acts as a protective agent against thermal damage. It’s a useful gift for someone who styles their hair often (and is more vulnerable to breakage and damage). It also fits seamlessly into those stockings above the fireplace.
Cinco de Mayo is a colorful and inclusive holiday which features dancing, music, cocktails, costumes, and cuisine. And today is as good a day as any to take control of your busy schedule and hit the refresh button. Below are some tried and true tips to make the most of this spring holiday.
Gratitude is the kind of thing we know we should practice more, but in the busy daily life of the salon, practicing gratitude often gets overlooked.
Fill your life with color
You don’t have to wear a Mexican costume to fill your life with color. This springtime holiday is a great time to fill your home or station with a bouquet of flowers to brighten your day, or to wear a colorful piece of clothing while you relax.
Mom knows best. It was true when we were little girls trying to sit still while our moms braided our hair or brushed it out after a trip to the pool. And it is still true today while we are the ones standing behind the chair and making someone else’s hair more beautiful. Some of us had moms who were stylists, and some of us did not. But no matter what our moms did in the office or in our homes, they always had time to help us look our best. These are the kind of lessons that stick with us, and Mother’s Day is a great time to remind ourselves of all the important things our moms have done for us! Where would we be without her beautiful example and ideas for a beautiful head of hair?