22 Gifts For the Hair-Obsessed Friend in Your Life
If you know someone who has a standing appointment with her colorist every six weeks, is a regular at the local blow-dry salon, and would rather be late than leave the house without styling her hair, then boy, do we have the perfect shopping guide for you. From chic hair accessories to practical travel-friendly products, we've thought of every possible tool your hair-obsessed friend could ever want. Shop all the goodies ahead.
Chloe + Isabel x Jen Atkin Safety Pin Bun Cuff
Everyone has days when they haven't washed their hair in god knows how long and try to hide it in a topknot. This Chloe + Isabel x Jen Atkin Safety Pin Bun Cuff ($48) will at least upgrade the hairstyle from lazy to chic.
Oribe Travel Essentials Collection
Nobody has time to slowly squeeze precious product into those empty travel bottles from the drugstore. The Oribe Travel Essentials Collection ($98) is perfect for the person in your life who (rightfully) refuses to let go of their high-maintenance routine, even on vacation.
The Hollywood Silk Solution Silk Pillowcase
The best-kept secret for preserving a blowout? A silk pillowcase. The Hollywood Silk Solution Silk Pillowcase ($45) reduces friction and frizz so next-day curls can look like first-day ones.
Drybar The Scent of Drybar Scented Candle
For some, going to Drybar is like going to church: a weekly (if not daily) ritual. If you know someone like that, they'll adore the new Drybar The Scent of Drybar Scented Candle ($45) so they could re-create the salon's ambience at home.
Ouai Blown-A-Ouai Set
If you've got a hefty budget for gifting this year, be a hero and get the Ouai Blown-A-Ouai Set ($399) for the Jen Atkin fan in your life (or anyone, really). This kit not only comes with the buzzy Dyson hair dryer but also minis of Ouai's stellar collection.
Three Squares S.OIL Serum
The all-in-one Three Squares S.OIL Serum ($68) fights dryness, restores shine, and even keeps flakes at bay. It's meant to be used all over hair before washing but also doubles as an overnight treatment. The cherry on top is the oh-so-giftable packaging — it'll prettify any vanity.
Kristin Ess Working Texture Spray + Beach Wave Spray Set
The affordable Kristin Ess Working Texture Spray + Beach Wave Spray Set ($14) looks deceptively fancy and, thus, giftable! With texturizing spray, beach wave spray, and a cute golden hair accessory, you've got all the essentials.
Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush
When it comes to travel, multipurpose products are key. The Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush ($120) combs through kinks and effectively flat-irons hair so you can avoid a humidity crisis like Monica in the Friends Barbados episode.
Sephora Favorites Dream Creams
Even the most indecisive and picky person on your shopping list will appreciate the Sephora Favorites Dream Creams ($24). With brands like Ouai, Living Proof, and Bumble and Bumble, they'll be set for all their heat-protecting needs.
Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring Trio
Allow 2018 to be the year you retire the black elastic "hair thing" that's been on your wrist since 2016. The Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring Trio ($8) has a strong grip without leaving behind an annoying ponytail mark. You're going to want to buy a set for yourself — and all your BFFs.
Alexandre de Paris Pince Medium Hair Clip
A claw clip is perhaps the must functional hair accessory there is. It can hold a bun, put your hair half-up, keep strands out of your face while you style, and more. The Alexandre de Paris Pince Medium Hair Clip ($44) maintains that utility with a bit more style.
Goldwell Hair Perfume
Bet you didn't know hair perfume was a thing. Well, it is. And, it's not just for making your hair smell delicious (though it does that, too). The Goldwell Hair Perfumes ($40) also add shine and softness and come in fragrances like lemon, rose, and jasmine. Consider it a life-saver for those days you haven't washed and dry shampoo is taking care of the oil, but not the smell.