Hairstylists are so much more than people who help us look and feel good. They're someone we've formed close friendships with and frequently consider our honorary therapists. So naturally, it only makes sense you need a gift for the hairstylist in your life. And lucky for you, as Best Products' beauty editor, I have access to some of the most celebrated hair experts in the game. To help you discover the best gifts for hairstylists, I consulted some of my most trusted professionals — many of whom count Hollywood and music A-listers as clients — for their gifting recommendations.
Sure, there are luxe beauty gifts, like the infamous Dyson Airwrap, but hairstylists say you don't have to spend a lot. For example, celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons counts the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, Adriana Lima, and Megan Fox as clients and loves spritzing on the Touchland Power Mist onto his palms. While Amber Riley and Keke Palmer's hairstylist, Annagjid “Kee” Taylor, says this $20 magnetic bobby pin hair clip bracelet is one of her best gifts for hairstylists.
Several hairstylists I chatted with also recommend self-care gifts because they're practical and will be used frequently. After all, hairstylists spend most of the workday, every day, on their feet styling multiple clients, so a foot massager and percussion gun, like the Theragun, are practical and relaxing.
Need further proof this sentiment is true among our experts? To quote celebrity hair colorist Marley Xavier, “[Gift] anything centered around self-care, or an experience. As hairstylists, we love to care for and serve others to make them feel good, so naturally, sometimes our own cups need filling back up, too.”
Celebrity hairstylist and R+Co Collective Member Sami Knight adds, “Hairdressers almost never have time to indulge in themselves. Long hours and a full roster of clients often mean self-care goes out the window. A well-rested and zen hairdresser is a productive one!”
Keep scrolling to explore the best gifts for hairstylists, according to the people who know them best: celebrity hairstylists. After you secure their gifts, check out our gift guide hub for other gift-giving needs, like Succession gifts for fans of the Roy family, TikTok beauty gifts that have gone viral, and more. We also made gifting straightforward: You can search for gifts by age, recipient, and hobbies, to name a few.