Before you go out and buy your hairstylist a food basket or Starbucks gift card, don’t. Would your New Year bod be comfortable around an endless supply of holiday chocolate and candy? We think not. And while we owe our lives to caffeine, no one really jumps for jolly joy over a gift card for coffee. We know it’s the thought that counts, and no one should expect a gift, but if you’re shopping for your go-to stylist or colorist, click through the gallery below for a list of gifts they won’t re-gift.
Give them the gift of a new scent for the new year. Pick perfume from our favorites, KKW or Jo Malone.
via KKW Fragrance
Flowers (That Don't Die)
Flowers brighten rooms and senses, but only for a few days. That's unless you go with Venus et Fleur flowers, the Insta-famous roses that last a year. Yup, real roses.
A Gift Card They Can Actually Use
Think gift cards to Barneys or certificates to massages, facials, restaurants or even a workout class—not a gift card to Starbucks.
Week's Worth of Juice
With tempting treats taunting them in and outside the salon, your stylist will appreciate a juice cleanse set of bottles or shots, or even lunch brought to save their busy work day.
Bottle of Bubbly
A smooth bottle of wine to sip on after a long day of work or a fancy-shmancy bottle of champagne to ring in the New Year, alcohol is a gift some stylists either love or hate to receive. Gauge their interest before bringing them a bottle of anything.
Coffee Table Books and Candles
You can never go wrong with chic reads for their coffee table, or a luxurious candle to complement.
A Bigger Tip
A cash bonus. Need we say more?
Aside from a bigger tip, word of mouth is the best gift you can give your stylist. Tell your BFF, your aunt, your SoulCycle buddy, yoga teacher and anyone who'll listen why they won't regret booking an appointment with your go-to stylist.