Your hairstylist keeps you looking terrific all year long. While a generous tip is always appreciated, make it more personal with great gifts for the hair stylist on your holiday list. If you visit your stylist regularly, try to get an idea of what she likes in terms of food, entertainment and shopping. That gives you a good starting point for selecting a present she’ll truly treasure.
Make it Personal
When you give your stylist a personalized gift, there’s no question you really went to some effort to show how much you value her work. Personalized mugs, aprons, tee shirts, totes, clocks, and similar items are more than useful. They’re a daily reminder that a client holds the stylist’s skills in high regard.
If you know your stylist enjoys dining at a particular restaurant, give her a gift card sufficient for a dinner for two, and perhaps movie tickets to a nearby cinema. If there’s a local business or national chain store she frequents, that’s another gift card possibility.
A Sense of Style
Many hairdressers possess a unique sense of style. Find an article that reflects her individual chic. Perhaps it’s a silk or cashmere scarf, a beautifully-designed belt or piece of jewelry. Her favorite colognes, cosmetics or skin-care products are suitable gifts, and you know they will be used. If your stylist has admired particular accessories of yours, find her something similar.
If you don’t always have the same stylist at your salon, or want to provide a present the entire staff can share, gourmet gift baskets fit the bill. So do boxes of chocolate, tea and coffee samples, and other high-end consumables.
High End Floor Mats
Your stylist spends most of her working day on her feet. If the salon doesn’t have well-constructed, quality floor mats at her chair, or if the current one has seen better days, reward her with a high-class mat. Good mats do more than protect the salon’s floor from chemical stains, spills or similar mishaps. They are made of material designed to ease the strain on a stylist’s feet and back. Look for mats advertised as “anti-fatigue.” It’s not the most glamorous gift, but your stylist will truly thank you for it.
If you’re really devoted to your stylist, give her a gift that keeps on giving. If she has expressed interest in furthering her beauty career – such as becoming an esthetician or massage therapist – surprise her with a gift of an online cosmetology course. It’s more than a gift – it’s an investment in your stylist’s future. You don’t know your stylist’s schedule, so taking classes at a brick-and-mortar school may be out of the question for her. With a gift of an online cosmetology course, she can continue her education at her own convenience. Just make sure she promises that when she receives her license in her new field, you are the first client.
Here are some ideas about cosmetology courses that would be worth gifting.