2021 Holiday Hair Care Gift Guide

Give the gift of self-care.


These days, people don’t just want stuff for the holidays. The best presents are the ones that you can actually use—and that's why hair care makes the perfect holiday gift. Our colorists have selected their favorites for all hair types this holiday season. 

See what makes each hair and color care product an everyday must-have and how our colorists get the most out of them. We’re not fortunetellers, but with these gifts, great hair days are certainly in your future.

1. Women's Custom Hair Color Set

Tired of spending hours and too much money at the salon? 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. And voila—glamorous at-home 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 custom shade.

2. COMING SOON | Conceal & Cover Root Powder

Perfect for the girl-on-the-go, our Conceal & Cover Root Powder masks grays and blends regrowth in an instant. Its purse-friendly design and rainbow of shades (18 different colors to be exact) perfectly complement your custom color when there is a gray emergency. Using a non-waxy formula and a handy mirrored case, grays or regrowth don’t stand a chance. 

Colorist tip: This root powder can also double as an eyebrow powder! Simply use the included brush to delicately fill in your brow’s blank spots or give them a fuller appearance.

3. Shine Silk

This is a lifesaver for those looking to repair their hair from summer stress and beyond. Nourishing Argan Oil amplifies glow, while antioxidant-rich Vitamin E helps to strengthen strands and safeguard color. 

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

4. eSalon x Avocado Luxe Silk Pillowcase

We’ve partnered with your favorite organic brand, Avocado Green Mattress to bring you the ultimate beauty sleep novelty. Gift frizz-free hair and hydrated skin with this organic mulberry silk pillowcase—it’s truly 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. Triple Prep

Almost everyone with hair uses a heat styling tool at one point or another. Whether you blow-dry your hair daily or only bring out your curling iron a few times a year for special occasions, a heat protectant spray is a must-have to protect your strands. 

Our expertly-crafted Triple Prep not only keeps heat stress at bay but also tames frizz and leaves hair with a luminous shine. Put this triple threat under the tree, and your loved ones will be jumping for joy. 

Colorist tip: Use about 4-6 sprays of this styling product onto towel-dried hair making sure to avoid the roots for best results.

6. Velvet Primer

Any beauty buff will be thrilled to unwrap this smoothing cream rich in hair-healthy ingredients like Abyssinian Oil and Quinoa. More than just your average styling balm, Velvet Primer can be used as both a leave-in to enhance curls or as a finisher to deliver frizz-free styles. 

Colorist tip: For curly styles, twist a generous amount into damp hair and diffuse or let air dry.

7. Weekly Retreat

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

From the creators of your favorite custom hair color brand (ahem, 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 color like the pros. This could possibly be the most unique 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

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. Cream CoWash

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. Plus, the less you wash your hair, the longer your custom color will last. 

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.

11. AURA Personalized Hair Care Ritual

For the loved one on your list that loves all things personalized, an AURA hair care Ritual has their name written all over it—literally. From the name on the bottle to the made-to-order formulas, this 3-step Ritual is sure to make your giftee feel extra special. 

Each Ritual includes a personalized Shampoo, Conditioner, and hair Masque fit to their exact hair goals like Smooth, Volumize, Enhance Curls, Color Protect, and more. They can also choose to add an optional semi-permanent hair color, choose their aroma, or opt to go fragrance-free. All they have to do is take the Quiz and the experts at AURA will handle the rest.

Colorist tip: Select Color Protect as one of your three hair goals to shield your custom color from environmental stressors.