| Most Popular Article Of The Week:


5 Fabulous Holiday Hair Gifts

Just in time for holiday parties and beyond, recipients will be head over heels for these handy offerings.
Photo: Shutterstock

With an influx of parties and countless photo ops with family and friends, those who love to put their best head forward will love these options to keep their hair looking its best. From tools to treatments, these stylish solutions are head and shoulders above the rest.

Odele Purple Shampoo + Conditioner ($11.99 each)

Female owned and operated, MN-based Odele offers a simplified selection of salon-grade haircare products that are cruelty free, vegan, dermatologist tested, pediatrician approved, EU formula compliant, inclusive, and boast a 100 percent natural gender-neutral fragrance. Perfect for those on your list with blonde, bronde, silver, or grey hair, this shampoo and conditioner combo features violet pigments that brighten color and neutralize brassy tones while hydrating, strengthening, and restoring damaged hair fibers to promote overall hair health

Mane by Mane Addicts This Totally Blows! Compact Hair Dryer ($125)

Celeb stylist Jen Atkin created this lightweight, ion-powered dryer to pack a punch in a small package. It features three temperature settings, two-speed technology, and a “cool shot” feature and comes with three attachments including a nozzle, a diffuser, and a wide-tooth comb for defining and styling a variety of hair types. It’s small and light, making it a great gift for the travelers in your life. Plus, the company offers a first-of-its-kind 1:1 hot tool recycling & refurbishment program in partnership with PACT Collective and Project Glimmer. The program allows consumers to send back any old, unused, or unloved hair tool (regardless of the brand or condition) to be fully recycled or refurbished at no cost to the consumer. Eight billion tons of plastic waste ends up in our ocean every year—through this partnership, hard-to-recycle hot tools are processed properly and diverted from landfills.

Pevonia Hair Energize Hair & Scalp Holiday Gift Set ($115)

Infuse strands with revitalizing botanicals and marine-derived ingredients in this trio of expertly formulated haircare products. The pH-balanced shampoo aids in growing healthy, strong, vibrant hair and works as a thinning hair solution while the moisturizing conditioner improves texture, manageability, scalp health, and reduces hair stress. Reclaim full, lustrous hair with the Overnight Serum that has ingredients that are scientifically proven to aid in reversing the effects of thinning hair, revealing healthier, stronger, fuller, and more vibrant hair. The kit also comes with a Scalp & Shampoo Massager that stimulates hair growth, exfoliates the scalp, removes impurities, and distributes products evenly.

Bio Ionic Long Barrel Curling Iron 1.5” ($149)

The latest addition to the popular line of long barrel curling irons, this wildly effective tool helps create a handful of versatile hairstyles featuring loose curls and waves quickly, for an effortless lived-in look. Two inches longer than regular curling irons, it runs smooth on hair, making styling a breeze on all hair types. The combination of Nanonioc MX and Bio Ionic Moisturizing Heat Technology lock in moisture, seal the cuticle, and ensure curls last long, and stay conditioned and bouncy instead of dull and limp. The curling iron features a cool-touch grip for easy curling and variable heat setting for various hair types

HOURS The Power Pin Styling Duo ($39)

A great holiday gift, this kit is a collaboration with celebrity stylist Aviva Jansen Perea. The perfect pair for creating easy and secure updos, housed in a giftable box, the set features a full-size HOURS On-Time Dry Shampoo, a soft, invisible formula made with naturally occurring clay and pea protein, and a chic Day Rate Beauty Petite Power Pin in Ivory, a 5.5” crinkled plant-based, nylon coated hair pin. It also includes step-by-step instructions to create a two-minute Power Pin Twist.

About The Author

Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.