2012 Holiday Shopping Product Guide

This holiday season, hair care companies have so many great products and tools that we couldn't fit them all in the October issue of American Salon (Page 72 and 73) so we present more great options for your salon here on the blog, just for you!  —Aja Edwards


Aveda's Shimmer gift set features two mini lip glosses to provide a splash of holiday color with the Nourish-mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze, proven to hydrate and smooth the appearance of fine lines and visibly plump lips, in the limited-edition colors Nepali Berry and Himalayan Ice.

    CND The Holiday CND Shellac Duo features the golden glitter Tinsel Toast and sparkling red Ruby Ritz to provide clients with a necessary holiday mani/pedi. Both colors provide mirror shine and last for 14 days of flawless wear, lasting until the last holiday party ends and the final present is wrapped.

    ColorProof All Around Flexible Hold Hairspray from Colorproof makes its debut this season in a perfectly petite 2 ounce sizes, perfect for helping clients maintain their style and protect their color on the go.

      L'Oréal Professionnel L'Oréal Professionnel is packaging its top products into shampoo and masque gift sets including Absolut Repair Cellular, Delicate Color and Vitamino Color (pictured here.) Vitamino Color uses cationic silicones to create a protective, weightless shield to repel water; bio-mimetic ceramides to seal in the cuticle to stop color pigments from escaping and vitamin E to prevent degradation of hair color.

Matrix Total Results and Biolage favorites from Matrix are being packaged into convenient gift sets for clients to purchase. The new Biolage ExquisiteOil set, which features the key ingredient moringa oil to deliver shine and nourishment to the hair without build-up, consists of the Micro Oil Shampoo that promotes shiny, silky hair and the Créme Conditioner, which restores shine and manageability.

    Number 4 The All That Glitters Happily Hydrated Travel Sac from Number 4 provides the perfect combination of products for clients to hydrate, moisturize and illuminate every strand while on the go. The set includes the Hydrating Shampoo that moisturizes and protects hair color while cleansing; Hydrating Condition that repairs split ends and fights against dryness and frizz; Blow Dry Lotion providing weightless thermal protection; and Non-Aerosol Hair Spray, a workable spray for long-lasting styles.

OPI The Avojuice Skin Quenchers Hand & Body Lotions, from OPI, come in two limited-edition scents—Vanilla Snowflake, a blend of sweet vanilla and buttercream, and Peppermint Shimmer, a soft peppermint aroma with a hint of shimmer. Formulated with avocado and aloe extracts, these lotions are sure to hydrate, rejuvenate and reinvigorate dry skin from the harsh winter cold.    

Oribe Hair Care To keep clients' tresses in tip-top shape during the holiday season, Oribe has two gift collections—the Ultra Gentle collection and Beautiful Color collection, shown here. Beautiful Color adds life and shine to hair, and cuticle-enriching conditioners, color-protecting UV filters and frizz-taming bio-polymers supercharge this repairing, silkening trio consisting of a shampoo, conditioner and masque.

Paul Mitchell Paul Mitchell is bundling it's Express Ion tools into great gift packages such as the Express Ion Dry TurboLight Gift Set that consists of the Express Ion Dry TurboLight, a blow-dryer featuring three temperatures and two speed settings designed with the Express Ion Complex, and the Express Mini Smooth flat iron to get sleek results in those hard to reach places.  

Pureology In the Touch of Luxe holiday kit, Pureology has put together a set perfect for a stocking stuffer featuring the Nano Works line, which is an anti-aging system for color treated hair. The kit includes the Nano Works Shampoo, Condition and Colour Stylist Cuticle Polisher Packette sample.  

Redken Rolling out a gift set for every clients' hair needs, from repairing to smoothing and volume to color longevity, Redken has the gift set for almost any hair need for the holidays. The All Soft Kit features the All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner, which are powered by Redken's Keratin Enrich complex with IPN for intense softness, movement and shine in an argan oil-enriched formula to restore hair's protein for renewed elasticity and softness.  

Scruples Scruples is packaging Holiday Trios, a convenient set featuring a shampoo, conditioner and styling product for the haircare lover on any clients' list. The White Tea Luxury Trio features Restorative Shampoo with a sulfate-free, fade-resistant formula that cleanses hair without stripping color; Soothing Daily Conditioner tames and detangles hair, enriching with nourishing botanicals and vitamins; and Embrace Luxury Hold Hairspray goes on dry for workable styling and delivers control, volume and long-lasting hold.  

TIGI Hair Care Amp Session from TIGI is a duo-package containing Catwalk by TIGI Curlesque, a curl amplifier that enhances natural texture and gives hold and control for defined spirals and streamlined waves, and Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Styling Cream for thickening and controlling when applied to damp hair or smoothing with subtle texture when mixed into dry locks.    


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