2020 Holiday Hair Care Gift Guide

Give the gift of good hair days.


When your hair looks good, you feel even better. You can feel like this every day with the right products—that's why hair care makes the perfect holiday gift. Our colorists have selected their favorites for all hair types this holiday season. 

Our Five-Factor Approach to Hair Care includes the following benefits with color at its core: Protect, Shield, Reinforce, Replenish, and Nourish. See what makes each color-care product a winter must-have and the secret ways our colorists recommend them. We see the best of hair days in your future.

1. Volume Shampoo & Conditioner Duo, $30

With Rice Seed Protein and nourishing ingredients, this essential shower duo is designed to add fullness and protect your color all the way. Bigger is always better. 

Colorist tip: During the winter months, your hair can use a burst of extra moisture and volume. We recommend applying your Volume Conditioner to your midlength and ends, letting it sit for a couple of minutes before you do your wash and condition. 

2. Women’s Custom Hair Color Set, $22

Haven’t been to the salon in a while? Us too. Why go out when you can get custom hair color with everything you need to get salon-worthy results at home? It’s super easy: take our online Quiz, and we’ll create a unique-to-you formula.

Think made-to-order hair color, for any hair type, custom-crafted by your personal colorist, hand-packed with personalized instructions, just for you. If you’d like to gift custom color, an e-gift card is the best way to allow your giftee to get the full custom experience. Glamorous at home mane makeover, delivered to your door.

Colorist tip: Our colorist can match your natural hair color or help you achieve your dream hair color with a custom blend. Send us a photo in your account, and we’ll make extra sure that you love your hair color. 

3. Shine Silk, $18

This is a lifesaver for those looking to repair their hair in quarantine and live their best socially-distanced life. Nourishing Argan Oil amplifies glow, while antioxidant-rich Vitamin E helps to strengthen strands and safeguard color.

Colorist tip: Cocktail or “mix” Shine Silk with your fave leave-in conditioner to add sparkle, shield your color from environmental stress, and reinforce strand elasticity.

4. COMING 2021 | eSalon x Avocado Luxe Silk Pillowcase, $79-89

We’ve partnered with your favorite organic brand, Avocado Green Mattress to bring you the ultimate beauty sleep novelty. Our Luxe Silk Pillowcase is launching in 2021 for a limited release in Queen and King sizes, and five beautiful colors. Gift frizz-free hair and hydrated skin with this organic mulberry silk pillowcase—it’s the stuff of dreams.

Colorist tip: Enhance the benefits of your silk pillowcase by braiding your hair before going to sleep. Putting your hair up this way gives you gorgeous loose waves, free of flyaways. Not into waves? Try adding a dash of leave-in conditioner to your hair and put it up in a high pineapple ponytail to avoid creases and protect your pillowcase. 

5. Camo Mist, $15

Sometimes, you just need an instant cover-up solution for your roots. Fear not—it’s Camo Mist to the rescue! This spray-on pigment is available in eight shades, and temporarily covers grays and regrowth between applications. Keep your roots under wraps and get gifting! We wouldn’t blame you if you snag this one for yourself. ;)

Colorist tip: Shake it up, spray 2-4 inches from your roots, and let it dry. Then, seal it with your favorite hairspray and go! Now you see (gray), now you don’t. 

6. Stretch Hairspray, $15

Any beauty buff will be thrilled to unwrap this light-hold hairspray rich in vitamins, proteins, and Keratin. This is more than just a hairspray, nourish your hair, protect your hair color, and enhance your natural shine with this flexible formula. Just style, spray, brush through and call it a day.

Colorist tip: This misted formula is the key to lock out humidity. To keep your frizz at bay, go ahead and lightly spritz your strands, then brush out to reduce any stiffness. 

7. Weekly Retreat, $15

Winter-ravaged strands require a little extra TLC. Enter: Weekly Retreat. A moisturizing hair mask that deeply replenishes and adds shine while helping to shield your color with luxurious ingredients like Jojoba Oil and Quinoa. This is the ultimate gift for the self-care queen in your life. 

Colorist tip: Did you know that your body does all of its healing while you sleep? Might as well add your hair to that list by applying your mask while you sleep. Worried about your pillowcase? Cover it with a towel if you like, but wearing a hair scarf should do the trick. Result: Lush, soft, frizz-free strands.

8. Colorsmith Men’s Custom Hair & Beard Color, $29.95

From the creators of your favorite custom hair color brand (eh hem, us), Colorsmith brings custom home hair color to every man’s countertop. Don’t give him another t-shirt, give him the confidence he needs to feel good about his look. It’s not just any hair color, it’s a grooming essential and catalyst for his best life.

The color is super natural-looking, totally free of Ammonia, Parabens, and PPD, annnnddd he’s got options to play up his salt and pepper or cover it up. Just like our Color Set, Colorsmith wraps everything up in a bow including personalized instructions and everything they need to touch-up like pros. This could possibly be the most original gift he’ll get.

Colorist tip: Is he hesitant to color his hair? Colorsmith helps men gradually cover-up or tone down their grays in stages with their Gray Reduction Program. Have him take the Quiz and upload a photo for ultra-precise results.

9. Tint Rinse, $15

Looking for the ultimate hair-color maintenance stocking stuffer? Our always-in-demand Tint Rinse is a professional shampoo-in treatment that temporarily deposits pigments to revive, enhance, and balance any color. Find the perfect shade for anyone on your list with over 12 shades to choose from.

If you’re already a client and are logged into your account, you’ll automatically see your recommended shade match. We take the guesswork out of color and care, just for you.

Colorist tip: To make your hair really absorb the color and get the most intense result, apply Tint Rinse directly to your dry hair instead of in the shower.

10. Invisible Dry Cleanser, $15

Perfect for the person who wants gorgeous hair on no-wash days. It’s a dry shampoo spray that refreshes strands, absorbs oil, and nourishes hair with antioxidants that help safeguard your color. No shampoo, conditioner, or shower required. 

Colorist tip: Spray Invisible Dry Cleanser at your roots and let it sit for one to two minutes, then use your blow dryer’s cool setting to lock in your style and add glorious volume at the roots.

11. Cream CoWash, $15

Need a gift for your friend who is always in a rush to complete their beauty routine? This 2-in-1 cream cleanses and conditions in a one-and-done step with Sea Buckthorn for soft, resilient strands. 

Colorist tip: Almost wash day but want to keep your color bright? Add a little shampoo to your Cream CoWash for a bit of extra cleansing power.