BEST HAIR PRODUCT LINE
For your gal pal who is all-about-hair, give a luxury hair product that they might not buy themselves. We recommend the new JOICO Colorful Anti-Fade Collection which is formulated with nourishing Camellia Oil and Pomegranate Fruit Extract, to keep your color true-to-hue. For the last month, we’ve been using the entire line and our hair is shiny, healthy …and still vibrant blonde. $19 for the shampoo, $20 for the conditioner, and $22. for the Glow Beyond Anti-Fade Serum, which makes it oh-so-shiny and protects locks from UV rays which can turn hair brassy.
For hair that needs a deep-conditioning treatment, nothing beats SH-RD Protein Cream with Silk Protein Complex which smooths and seals the hair cuticle to lock in hydration and strengthen hair. After a summer of ocean and pool dips, we use this once a week to bring back our hair’s luster. $28.00.
BEST HAIR BRUSH
Gift the celeb-loved Mason Pearson brush (pricey but worth it.) We bought one a decade ago and still use it every day (then it was $100 which was still considered a big splurge!)
The brushes claim to ‘distribute the hair’s natural oils from root to tip, detangle the hair with ease, and stimulate the scalp for a massage-like experience.’ What we liked: it’s gentle on our hair so we don’t suffer any breakage.
Crafted with 5 rings of fine boar bristle mixed with nylon tufts, it’s good for every hair type. You can buy one at all luxury retailers, including Neiman Marcus and SAKS, but it will put you back around $250. Occasionally, COSTCO gets some in which are considerably cheaper but we’re not sure if they’re knock-offs.
Best Styler: Moroccanoil Volumizing Mist
Known for their popular Moroccanoil conditioner their Volumizing Mist is our fave since it revives flat hair giving us some oomph for a night out. And unlike soooo many other products, it doesn’t weigh down our baby-fine hair. $28; moroccanoil.com
For the girl who has everything but deserves something special, give her a gift card to a fabulous salon, such as the New York Paul Labrecque Salon which has salons in Philly as well as Palm Beach. Named “Top 3 Stylists in the United States” by Vanity Fair Magazine, all his stylists are trained to the highest standards and the prices are reasonable. We sent one of our beauty editors to the Philadelphia salon — see the results!