Give the Gift of Great Hair
By Megan Kramer
Are you working on your list, checking it twice and getting ready to head out to your favorite stores? Don't you love shopping this time of year? You have to buy things, have to- and, you aren't buying them for yourself (except for that sweater you simply had to have) so you can't even feel guilty about handing over your well worn credit card! This year why not give your friends and family the gift of beauty? Help them look and feel great this holiday season! If you still have a few people on your list that you aren't sure about, here are a few of my favorite hair products and accessories that just might help you move through your shopping a bit more easily!
For the Gym Girl
This Stila hair refresher is my all time favorite hair powder/dry shampoo; and I have tried a ton of them. It's a powder that you shake on, not a spray. It absorbs oil without making my hair feel flat and gross after an hour, like others can; plus, it smells great! At $28, it's the perfect gift for someone who hits the gym, but doesn't wash their hair every day!
I love these hair ties from Summer's Inspirations. They hold my hair without pulling and leave less of a crease than regular hair ties do. They also come in tons of colors and make your pony a little cuter without any extra effort! They make a great stocking stuffer- 10 for $10.
Oribe is such a great product line; I love pretty much everything he makes! For the holidays, they have these great gift sets! This one is the Ultra Gentle set, made to be moisturizing and add softness and shine. It comes with the Ultra Gentle shampoo, conditioner, and mask- all in a beautiful box you won't even have to wrap! Everyone needs shampoo, so this is a great gift when you don't know what to get- you can't go wrong!
For Frizz Fighters
Like a lot of other girls I know, I constantly fight the battle of taming frizz without weighing my hair down. I love this Bamboo Smooth Styling Lotion from Alterna. It's more of a cream than an oil, so it doesn't get too heavy and leave my hair flat. It smells great, smooths frizz, and doesn't feel greasy. Great stuff!
For the Accessories Addict
I have been dying for all of the metallic hair accessories out lately. I love the vintage feel that these two gold bands from Nest Pretty Things have. They are the perfect accessory; beautiful, but understated- love them!
For Your Man (or dad, brother, friend... all men really)
I have been a stylist for almost 12 years. In all that time, my favorite product for men with short hair has always been, an still is Bumble and Bumble's Sumotech. It's somewhere between a wax, paste, and a cream. Somehow it's the perfect texture to make guy's hair look styled, but not too done. It also has a matte finish so they can use product without looking like a cast member of the Jersey Shore. All of this for $26. Best stuff ever!