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Last updated: December 15, 2020

A Holiday Gift Guide To Shopping For Hairdressers

Holiday and Christmas Gift Ideas For Hairdressers Stylist Barbers
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10 BTC-Approved Gift Ideas That Are On Every Hairstylist & Barber’s Wish Lists

‘Tis the season for last-minute shopping! 😂  Whether your salon’s Secret Santa slipped your mind—we get it, it’s been a year!—or you just need a few gift ideas for a hairdresser or barber in your life, we’ve got you. Keep scrollin’ for a complete holiday guide to shopping for gifts that stylists actually want (tbh, we might snag a few of these for ourselves!).


1. For The Stylist Who Is Too Busy To Do Their Own Hair

Common side effects of being a hairdresser during the holiday season: grown-out roots, pushing the limits of dry shampoo and a few extra gray hairs. Well, good thing beanies are cute and affordable AF—here’s the BTC logo style we’re simpin’ over. 


BTC Beanie – $12.95 (on sale!)


2. For The Stylist Who Is Busy AF, But Still Wants Some Cool-Girl Waves

Give the gift of TIME—achieve perfect loose waves in only minutes with the Line One Waver! This lightweight, triple-barrel styling tool features 1 1/4” barrels and creates that undone wavy look that lasts for days. This waver works magic on all hair types and is perfectly safe with extensions. Watch the quickie tutorial from @jessicascotthair.


Line One Waver Pro Version – $60

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If you’re looking for a gift set that any stylist will love—THIS is it! The Hot Tools® Professional CURLBAR Set™ is designed to create endless waves and curls, while taking some stress off your body.  Plus, the set includes four interchangeable barrels ( ¾”, 1″, 1¼” and 1½”). Check out the quickie below from @alexandralee1016 to see the tool in action! 


Hot Tools Professional CURLBAR™ Set – $79.95 (on sale!)


3. For The Stylist Who Wants To Level Up In 2021

There are a million ways to say “I love you!”—here’s one: by giving the gift of education. Meet the BTC-U Member Subscription, an unlimited access pass to 100+ hours of best-selling, in-demand video courses from top artists and educators. We know it might sound cheesy to say that it’s the gift that keeps on giving, but it literally is. 


MAJOR SALE: Get 50% BTC-U Member Subscriptions with code SUB50 from December 13-21!



4. For The Stylist Who Always Borrows Your Combs

Enough said! 😉 But honestly, who wouldn’t like to add another comb to their toolkit? Shop BTC’s Y.S. Park comb collection for barbering, cutting, guide, premium metal, tinting and tail combs. These are perfect for that $20-and-under gift for coworkers, white elephant gift exchanges and stocking stuffers. 


Y.S. Park Combs – Gifts Under $20 (excluding premium metal)

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5. For The Stylist Who Has Been Dropping Hints About Wanting A New Apron

There’s a good chance the Tactical Apron by Victory Barber & Brand is on your hairdresser/barber friend’s wishlist—and we know why! This heavyweight apron offers max protection for keeping your clothes safe.


The Deets:

Made from high performance rip-stop nylon and lined with a fully waterproof interior shell, this apron is scientifically designed to resist chemicals and debris of all types. Pretty cool, right?


Tactical Apron – $59 (on sale for a limited time only!)


Because it is 2020… add a Victory face mask for $15!


6. For The Stylist Who Likes To Keep It Cute & Cozy While Social Distancing

Mood: Feelin’ lazy, looking good. 2020 is the year of many things (no worries, we won’t make you relive them all), but one trend we stan is the matching sweatsuit—because you can still look cool while you’re hanging at home. Mix and match loungewear with cozies under $50. 


BTC Sweats – Gifts Under $5o


7. For The Stylist Who Catches Flights, Not Feelings

Aka for the stylist who has baggage—check out the Ego Baggage from @thatgirlthatdidyourhair. These rad travel bags are perf for carrying hair and makeup products, brushes and personal goodies. Oh, and did we mention they are available in small, medium and large? Loves it.


Small, Medium & Large Ego Baggage From @thatgirlthatdidyourhair – Gifts Under $50


8. For The Stylist Who Literally Always Looks Cool

Did celeb stylist Justine Marjan (@justinemarjan) invent hair clips? No, but she might as well have—we live for her embellished looks, glitter galore and Kitsch x Justine capsule collections. Her latest launch Angel Energy dishes a lineup of rhinestones, chains, patent leather, chiffon scrunchies and all of the cool-girl energy you need for under $30. 


Kitsch x Justine Angel Energy Collection – Gifts Under $30

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9. For The Stylist Who Likes Gift Cards Over Everything (Because, Duh!) 

We all have that friend who has something they love sitting in their cart for months, but they never make the move. Here’s an idea: Give them a gift card to one of their fave shops so they can buy EXACTLY what they want. ARC™ Scissors Digital Gift Cards range from $100 to $1000, so stylists can score the scissors they’ve been dreaming about, 100% handmade in Japan. 


ARC™ Scissors Gift Cards – $100 – $1000


10. For The Stylist Who Wants You To Prebook (Client Edition)

One word, two syllables and the easiest gift of all—prebook! Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your next color service, haircut or treatment. With the busy holiday season and COVID-19 restrictions, prebooking is a must. Here’s what you need to know: 


  • Our time is valuable, and so is yours! Prebooking secures your next appointment, gives us enough time to work our hair magic and helps us plan our schedules.


  • This prevents the frantic last-minute call to be squeezed in between appointments. 


  • Our busy season is your busy season. Let’s make your hair services a moment of relief, not something to worry about. 


  • We will help you plan a timeline based on your hair journey, upkeep and different services—most likely somewhere between 4 to 12 weeks. 


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