Styling hair is not easy. It isn’t all glitz and glamor. Hairdressers are on their feet all day, which puts a strain on their back and neck. They politely respond to customers who will never look like Jennifer Anniston or Karlie Kloss no matter what is done to their hair. It isn’t just about hair styling either. They need to know chemistry to mix the correct portions of chemicals for dyes. They are artists who must understand the elements of proportion and symmetry.
Make sure to show your appreciation next time you go to the salon, with one of these hair stylist gifts. If you have a friend or relative who is a hairdresser, we have chosen some great gifts for them too.
1. Cute Phone Case
Cool gifts for hairdressers
These phone cases will be like free advertising for hairdressers. The cute designs invite people to ask if they are hairstylists. When they do, they can pass them a business card.
If you can’t find one for their model phone, you can still let people know they do hair with a hairstylist popsocket.
If they work for themselves, they probably take payments on a tablet. The screen is bigger than a phone so it is more user friendly for customers. A rubber tablet case will protect against falls, will be easy to grip, and also be easy to clean.
2. Hairstylist Backpack
Gifts for hairdressers who make house calls
Salon rent can be expensive. Often hairstylists who choose to work for themselves start out making house calls. In that case, they need a way to carry their supplies. These backpacks are made specifically for hairdressers and barbers to keep their gear organized.
They may even need a portable sink.
Another necessity is a styling cape. They don’t want their client’s clothing getting ruined from hair dye. After all, repeat clients and word of mouth referrals are the key to good business.
3. Hair Stylist Chocolate Molds
Thoughtful gift for a hairdresser
Why not make a sweet treat for a hairdresser? Buy some candy melts in different colors, along with these chocolate molds, and show your creative side.
If you are not gifted in the art of food, or afraid these chocolates might look more like something from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre than implements used to style a supermodel, get a healthy snack box instead. This way they have something on hand for that 3pm pick me up.
4. Coffee Warmer
Best gifts for hairdressers
We all do it. I’m talking about trying to refuel half way through the day with another cup of coffee. The problem is that hairdressers don’t have time in between clients to drink a whole cup. Then they are stuck with a cold brew. A coffee warmer acts like a coaster, but instead of absorbing condensation from cold beverages, it keeps hot beverages warm.
Who wants to spend all their pay on takeout every day? Get them an insulated lunch bag so they can bring healthy food from home.
Or get them a lunch warmer. Then they can heat up their lunch right in the container.
5. Custom Bath Tray
Gifts for hair stylists for relaxation
Ahh, time to relax. Let them really enjoy that soak in the tub by giving them a custom bath tray. Choose a color they like and the size they need for their tub. Then they can read a book, light some candles, and enjoy a glass of wine while washing their stress away..
Do they need bath supplies? Give them a spa gift set with bath bombs, salts, and lotions. You can even give them aromatherapy candles to help them unwind.
6. Stylist Necklace
Gifts for your hairdresser
Are you wondering what is an appropriate gift for a hairdresser? A cute necklace should do the trick. You can personalize some of these with your stylist’s name. Or give them a bracelet instead.
For that piece of hair that gets in the way when they are trying to work, give them some scissor hair clips.
Would you like another idea? How about a cool keychain with dangly hairstyling charms?
7. Wine Glass
Funny hairdresser gifts
After a long day on their feet, hairdressers need to sit back and unwind. Why not give them a good laugh with a funny wine glass? Make sure you give them a bottle of wine along with it. You don’t want to disappoint someone with access to sharp scissors!
Not a wine drinker? That’s fine. T-shirts with funny sayings will make them laugh too. Or give them some funny socks.
You might want to take a look at gifts for other jobs too!
8. Mannequin Head
Hair stylist gifts for new stylists
New stylists will need to keep practicing styles and techniques. If you don’t want them continually using you as a guinea pig, get them a mannequin head.
Invest in good electric clippers meant for barber shops. These are stronger than the clippers hairstylists normally use, as we found out the hard way. My son had not gotten his hair cut in over a year. I insisted he get it cut for his graduation. After 3 hours and 2 sets of clippers, we left the salon. They told us politely not to come back and to go to the barber shop next time.
Some beauty schools include a beginner’s toolkit in their tuition. Others expect students to buy their own. Supplies can be expensive, so help them out on their career path.
9. Back and Neck Massagers
Gift ideas for hairdressers
Hairdressers spend their days on their feet bending over clients. This can lead to back and neck strain. Get them an electric massager to work out the kinks when they get home.
While I was never a hairdresser, I spent my younger years working double shifts at a restaurant to put myself through school. Standing all day is murder on the feet. Choose one of these foot massagers for them. They might be so grateful that they offer to give you a free haircut!
If you know their shoe size, you can get them a good pair of running shoes to help cushion their steps.
10. Burt’s Bees Gift Set
Thank you gifts for hairstylists
All those chemicals are terrible for the hands. Give them a gift set with some hand creams.
For a humorous gift, give them a makeup bag with a funny saying. You could even hide some tubes of hand cream inside.
To help them relax, choose one of these hairstylist candles and a mug so they can sit back with a cup of tea. Of course, they can also use the mug for coffee to keep them energized during their long work day.
11. Christmas Ornament
Christmas gift for hair stylists
What do you get a hairdresser for Christmas? A cute ornament will look adorable hanging from their tree. Each year they will think of their favorite client when they hang it.
Looking for unique gifts for hairstylists? Give them a hairdresser portrait. You will need to upload a photo to have this one of a kind gift created.
If you don’t have a photo of them, you can give them a custom hairdresser tote instead.
12. Books for Business
Useful business gifts for hairdressers
Are they thinking of starting their own business? Choose one of these business books for hairdressers to start them on the right path.
Although many people use their phone calendars, an appointment book will be a quick reference to have on the counter to book appointments. This way, they avoid fumbling around with their phone.
A much appreciated gift will be color removal wipes. While you want the dye to be long lasting on the hair, you don’t want their clients to walk around with blotches of dye staining their necks. These wipes will take care of that problem before you can say curling iron.
Another useful gift will be an anti fatigue pad for standing on at work. These pads provide a cushion to reduce pressure on the back.
13. Nuface starter kit
Personal care gifts for hairdressers
While it might sound superficial, hairdressers need to look good. After all, they are walking billboards for their services. Their face is up close and personal with their clients all day long, so it helps if their skin is toned and healthy looking.
Their hands need to look good too. Give them an at home mani/pedi set for when they can’t get out for a manicure. Also hand masks will get rid of dry cracked skin and moisturize their hands.
Let’s face it, would you get your hair done from someone whose hair looks as dried and damaged as the Bride of Frankenstein’s? Give them a replenishing hair mask to repair hair from harsh dyes and heated styling implements. Then give them a hair shampoo brush to stimulate blood flow while washing their hair.
14. Human Head Planters
Hair stylist gifts for the home
For the home, give them some cute planters that look like they are sprouting hair.
For more home decor, give them a themed clock or some vintage wall art. In addition to using these to decorate their home, they will also look great at the salon.
15. Custom Tumbler
Personalized gifts for hairdresser
Hands off! That’s my iced tea! Those are words that won’t come out of their mouth again after you give them a cool tumbler with their name etched across it.
You can also get a custom stylist apron with pockets for them to wear at the salon. The pockets are great for keeping necessary supplies within reach.
Did they finally get their own work station? No more shifting around? Celebrate with a custom sign that they can hang up at the salon.