We’d like to share with you what we’re buying this Christmas. After testing a lot of hair dryers, consulting professional hairdressers plus getting all the feedback from our hairdryer reviewers, we – your Advisor bloggers, Susannah and Charlotte, should be in a great position to know the best hair dryer and hair accessory gifts this Christmas. So we’re buying our friends, our children (and ourselves) our favourite hair products, which are…
Ultimate Best Christmas Hair Gift
A brilliant gift for older kids, teenagers and those who can’t find time to blow-dry their hair properly, the Babyliss Big Hair is a fabulous idea.
With a review from our own reviewer (thanks Nicki) and tons of great reviews at John Lewis, the Babyliss Big Hair styling brush is a hair dryer and blow-dry brush in one. In other words, if you’re not used to managing to hold a hairdryer in one hand and a brush in the other, or you’re in a rush or you’re simply a bit of a clumsy klutz (like me) this honestly is a fantastic solution. I’m hoping my teenagers will love this and it will be the answer to their lacklustre straight hair – please don’t tell them I said that! Will I get away with only buying one to share between them? Or is that a recipe for a seasonal show-down? I’ll report back in January.
The new Dyson Airwrap is the hair-styling gift of the season. The all singing and dancing hair tool, is more of an all twirling, curling, swirling, smoothing, blow-drying magic wand. The Airwrap has become the naughty Christmas present we can’t resist. Actually not naughty at all – the time you’ll save with the stylers and hair dryer in one, you can spend doing all sorts of marvellous things.
To be honest, my thin hair dries too quickly to really need the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer, but the Airwrap is a different product altogether, giving it bounce, volume and smoothing the frizz with just one hand. Get the kids the Babyliss, and yourself the Airwrap if you can afford it – we think this is a one-off purchase that is worth it.
Best Christmas Curls
So, this is the other gift I’m buying my lot this Christmas – they can create some curls or a wave with Toni and Guy’s Curl Squad Wand. One of my daughters is in the habit of plaiting her hair at night for easy waves the following morning but it’s not the ideal look as it means the roots are flat, the hair’s pulled down and the ends often stick out at right-angles from the waves. The curl squad wand is designed to stop exactly that – lifting from the roots for body and volume, and then hand curled around the ends, the whole effect should be effortless and natural. With a heat-resistant glove, you’ve got the reassurance that no-one is going to have any hair-related injuries too!
|If you’re into ringlets and Christmas curls, but don’t have the patience for the Toni & Guy Wand (above) the Babyliss Curl Secret Hair Styler is the best other curler we’ve come across. Our reviewer swears the curls don’t drop out regardless how straight your hair is. As a gift for a girlfriend, sister, mum or daughter, this is about as pretty and useful as it gets – an effortless curl styler in a satin storage bag & compact mirror and all at a very reasonable price from Amazon.|
Best Hair Gifts for Men
Boots.com have a brilliant range of men’s gift sets for grooming – hair, beard and body. So if you’re wondering what to get your other half, or you want to encourage your teenage son to wash, look no further. Johnny’s Chop Shop Gift Set is one of a few fun, useful and manly stocking presents for any self-respecting chap.
|He may not be travelling much right now, but the ghd Flight Hairdryer Gift Set is a great present for the man in your life. It’s lightweight, powerful and able to cope with dual voltage at 240V or 120V. Compact, stylish and classy, we loved this hairdryer, especially as it comes in a neat black case.|
Best Christmas hair gifts for kids & teenagers
A shiny, sparkly complete hair care gift. This Mark Hill Perfect Blow Dry Kit has everything you need for ‘an instagrammable blow-dry’: hair dryer with concentrator nozzle,styling heat protection spray, blow-drying brush, sectioning clips & rollers. IMHO – a total Christmas bargain!
Best gift for year-long great hair days
A fabulous gift for us all! This is the world-famous, best-selling Dyson Supersonic hair dryer but in a stunning exclusive copper gift edition with a travel bag to keep it neat, safe ad portable – even if it only goes as far as your bedroom. The copper adds a luxurious and festive feel, as does the ‘bling’ packaging. The best hair present you can imagine – read our review or the thousands of 5* comments on the John Lewis site. This is available with a 2 year guarantee and free delivery.
|If your wallet won’t stretch to the Dyson, the Panasonic Nanoe is one of our other very favourite hairdryers. We reviewed it last year but it’s still going strong and is loved by many readers. The deep metallic pink, or the rose gold really makes it feel more of a sparkly Christmas present and Boots.com offer the best price we’ve found.|
Best Stocking Fillers for Hair
With 6 different colours and for less than a tenner, these hair chalk combs make applying colour easy and massive amounts of fun. Be aware that they work best on lighter hair colours, they’re great for kids or teens who want to make Christmas even brighter.
Tangle Teezers are simply the best brushes out there for children’s hair. There’s a massive range: from ‘blow-dry brushes’ to the ‘wet detangler’ plus brushes for afro hair or fine & fragile tangle teezers. Our favourite brushes.
My daughter and I love a hair turban – they are good to absorb water and keep wet hair off your face when applying make up or getting dressed . Many say the best way to dry your hair, without doing harm, is to use a combination of air drying and a hair dryer. A hair turban can help this process along by taking the water out of your hair more quickly, ready for a blow dry. The Aztex Luxury Hair Turban is 100% cotton, comes in a choice of three colours and is a stylish as well as a practical little stocking filler.