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1. WINTRY AROMA

Hillhouse Naturals' Winter Wonderland Collection features a blend of orange, clove and cinnamon scents. The set consists of fragrance reeds, potpourri and box, home fragrance mist, a soy candle and floating candles. hillhousenaturals.com



2. CANDYLAND

Fruits & Passion Fruity Foaming Bath comes in a decorative bottle sure to evoke the holiday spirit. The Grapefruit-Guava scent, shown here, is available alone or in a set with Orange-Cantaloupe and Pear-Peony scents. fruits-passion.com

3. O CHRISTMAS TREE

With a vibrant aroma of fresh spruce, pine and cedar, the Farmhouse Holiday Greenery Collection from Sweet Grass Farm consists of a liquid soap (shown here), dish soap, hand lotion, a soy wax candle and fragrance sticks. sweetgrassonline.com

4. WINTER WARMER

The Mittens soy candle from the Crash Snow & Graham line features a scented blend of fruits, pine, spices and musk and comes in a festively decorated glass container. crashcandles.com

5. HOLIDAY GIVING

Pacifica is making gift-giving easy this season with its gift set, available in the new Avalon Juniper scent (shown here), Mediterranean Fig, Tuscan Blood Orange and Hawaiian Ruby Guava. The sets contain a travel-size body butter, solid perfume, 3-ounce soy candle and matchbox. pacificacandles.com

6. GREEN CHRISTMAS

Botura Potpourri from Hillhouse Naturals contains a wintry mix of botanicals scented with vetiver, geranium, orange, petitgrain and patchouli. Also available: a potpourri box, fragrance sticks, linen mist, soy candles, votives, sachets and home fragrance mist. hillhousenaturals.com

7. SEASONAL SUDS

The Mistral Holiday Soap Gift Pack is perfect for last-minute gift-giving. It contains Poire Cannelle (Pear Cinnamon) and Orange Clous de Girofle (Orange Clove) scents (shown here), plus Vanille épicée (Vanilla Spice). mistralsoap.com

BLADE RUNNER

Andis has redesigned the Speedmaster II Clipper with a narrower housing to fit the hand more comfortably and to expose the area around the blade where the cutting occurs. The ceramic blade stays sharp longer and runs cooler than steel, and easily cuts wet or dry hair. Chic silver chrome houses a quiet, long-life pivot motor. andis.com




PROTEIN RICH

The new Keratin Fusion Revitalizing Shampoo from Pravana Naturceuticals helps protein-depleted tresses regain strength and luster. The shampoo uses the proprietary Naturceutical Complex, a nourishing blend of body-building protein and emollient-rich botanicals, to gently cleanse and moisturize dry, damaged hair. pravana.com



BLING BLING BLONDE

Banish brassiness and bring on the bling with the new Platinum Blonde Shampoo from Paul Mitchell. Cool violet pigments help to brighten and enhance blonde, gray or white hair while neutralizing yellow tones. What's more, a powerful combination of conditioning agents and extracts adds moisture and shine. paulmitchell.com




WAY OF THE SAMURAI

Kamisori Damascus shears produce clean lines through thousands of cuts, thanks to a steel-making system used in Japan to create samurai swords. Skilled Japanese artisans create the Damascus alloy steel using a special process to blend and layer 16 premium steels. kamisorishears.com




FEEL THE HEAT

Gold 'N Hot, Belson's popular brand for the ethnic marketplace, recently introduced its Gold 'N Hot Elite sub brand, which is aimed at stylists who want top performance from their tools. The line launched with two products: the Digital Slim Straightening Iron and the Euro Pro Ionic Dryer. More products will launch next year. belsonproducts.biz



PUMP UP THE VOLUME

Give hair a boost with new and improved Full Frame 07 protective volumizing mousse from Redken. The product's new clean-feel technology provides added volume without stickiness. Conditioning agents leave hair touchable, and the formula also protects hair against heat damage from hair dryers and styling tools. redken.com



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