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Last updated: December 07, 2021

A Holiday Gift Guide For Every Hairdresser On Your List

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10 BTC-Approved Gifts That Are On Every Stylist/Barber’s Wish List

Struggling to find a gift for the stylist who “doesn’t need anything”? Before settling for a Starbucks gift card, check out BTC’s ultimate gift guide to check off everyone on your list! 🎁 


Our roundup includes must-have education, merch your stylist will actually wear and one product they can’t work without. Keep scrolling for a gift that lets them know they are essential all year. 


1. For the stylist who wants to up their hair game in 2022 

Is your stylist OBSESSED with an educator on Instagram? Would they freak at the chance to take a class with them? As a BTC-U Member, they can—over and over and over. With unlimited access to over 150 courses from the industry’s top artists, BTC University is the perfect gift for any stylist to learn and level up next year. 


MAJOR SALE: Get 50% BTC-U Member Subscriptions with code SUB50!


2. For the stylist who says, “Just get me a gift card” 

Help stylists finally get those scissors they’ve been talking about since The BTC Show with a gift card from ARC™ Scissors. Made from 100% Japanese steel and also available for leftie cutters, ARC™ Scissors are the perfect little bit of luxury for every stylist in your salon.


ARC™ Scissors range from $515 to $1,595, so stylists can find the perfect pair, just for them.


Click through the slideshow to check out some your fave artists’ go-to scissors!

Every cutter's dream tool kit courtesy of Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair)


Snag an ARC™ Scissors Gift Card ($100-$1,000) here! 


3. For the stylist who is busy AF, but still wants cute hair

New year, new tools! The 3-barrel Line One Waver is the perfect gift for a busy stylist that wants a cool-girl style—FAST. The lightweight, three 1 1/4 “ barrels work with any hair type and are perfectly safe for extensions. 




After they fix their own ‘do, stylists can use the Line One Waver to create the trendy, undone texture their clients are requesting. 


Click to see some Insta-worthy styles!

Short hair—don't care. Carolynn Judd (@styled_by_carolynn) used the Line One Waver to give her client these perfect waves.


Line One Waver Pro Version – $60

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Give the gift of BOTH! Buy a pair of ARC™ Scissors & recieve a Line One Waver FREE!


Note: For a limited time only, while supplies last.


4. For the stylist that is always ruining their aprons

Think these aprons are only for barbers? Think again! The Tactical Apron by Victory Barber & Brand™ is waterproof and chemical proof, offering max protection against rogue bleach stains and getting soaked at the shampoo bowl. 


BUY NOW: Victory Barber & Brand™ Tactical Apron


Why is the Tactical Apron perfect for barbers AND colorists?

The heavyweight apron is made from high performance rip-stop nylon and has a fully waterproof interior shell, Plus, the vintage hardware adds to the classic barber swag, creating a cool-guy vibe and colorist-approved durability. 


The tactical apron is fave of celebrity colorist Justin Anderson (@justinanderson)


Tactical Apron – $89


5. For the stylist that is too busy to do their own hair 

Messy buns, high ponies and dutch braids: These are the go-to styles of a busy hairdresser during the holidays. If your stylist is on Day 42 of their messy bun, help a girl out and get them a stylist-approved dad hat from BTC. Their roots and dry shampoo supply will thank you. 


Get the BTC Dad Hat HERE! Hurry It’s on SALE for $12.95!



6. For the stylist who is always complaining about getting bleach on their clothes

Help stylists save their clothes with a shirt that is already bleached AF. Handmade by @thatgirlthatdidyourhair, this oversized shirt screams “I’m a colorist, but like a cool colorist.” 


Oversized Bleach Shirts from @thatgirlthatdidyourhair Streetwear Series $63.00

Image via @thatgirlthatdidyourhair


7. For the stylist with Girl Boss energy 

Celebrity stylist, OUAI founder and CCO, Jen Atkin (@jenatkinhair) shares her story and advice on how to face your fears and create the life and career you want (because you deserve it!). Pick up this book for your fave stylist and help them manifest HBIC energy for 2022. 


Blowing My Way To The Top By Jen Atkin – $24.99

Instagram via @jenatkinhair


8. For the stylist always spot cleaning their clothes

What’s the perfect stocking stuffer for a colorist looking to hide spots and stains? A Sharpie marker. There’s a reason stylists wear black, and it’s because with one quick scribble, bleach stains are ~gone~. This stocking stuffer is the perfect gag gift, but also one they will use every single day—we promise. 


Don’t believe us? Watch @jessicascotthair show us how it’s done:

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9. For the stylist that’s also a sneaker head 

When celeb-stylist Danny Moon (@majormoonn) released a collab with Reebok this summer, the worlds of hair and kicks collided—in the best way. With bright, gradient colorways and “HAIR” spotted on the back heel, these sneaks are the perfect gift for the stylist that isn’t afraid of statement footwear. 


Danny Moon x Reebox Sneaker Collab $85-$100

Instagram via @majormoonn


10. Clients: All your stylist wants for Christmas, is you! 

Mariah Carey said it best, so give your stylist what they really want this year and keep their books filled by pre booking your appointments. Loyalty goes a long way and your stylist will appreciate it long after the holidays are over ❤️.


Looking for more holiday gift ideas? Head over the BTC Shop for stocking stuffers, stylist swag and adorable baby merch for the future stylist in your life!