Holiday Hair

With the holiday season we all know and love comes the seemingly endless stream of social gatherings with family and friends. While your jewelry and shoes can take your party outfit to the next level, what really can make or break your look is how you choose to style your hair.

Whether you’re on the market for something new or shopping for gifts for friends, consider a few of these latest offerings, from scalp scrubs to hairspray and everything in between, to upgrade your tresses this winter.

Deep End

Pick up these hydrating favorites from R+Co that come complete with a limited-edition branded pouch. Designed for deep hydration, protection and dramatic shine, this three-piece kit comes with the Atlantis Moisturizing Shampoo and its matching conditioner, and a travel-size High Dive Moisture and Shine Creme. Scented with essences of bergamot, wild fig and lotus flower, and made with ingredients such as witch hazel, rosemary and nettle, the vegan and cruelty-free shampoo and conditioner have a subtle fragrance reminiscent of a day at the beach. Lock in smoothness by using the High Dive creme, made to seal hair with moisture and drown out frizz.

$49 at

Ocean Salted Sage Scalp & Hair Mist

Get year-round protection from the top down with this new mist from Coola. Seventy percent organic, this spray will protect and nourish hair from roots to tips, including the sensitive skin on your scalp. A lightweight, yet powerful, blend of plant-based antioxidants and sunscreen actives work to lock-in color, diminish dullness and strengthen environmentally damaged hair. Exotic Monoi Oil and Gotu Kola extract, along with a natural blend of ProVitamin B5, further promote healthy hair and scalp against the rigors of the sun.

$28 at Sephora

Swing Both Ouais

This duo from Ouai Haircare includes the brand’s Texturizing Hair Spray and Hair Oil. With volcanic minerals for absorbing oil, the hairspray is a two-in-one deal—perfect for building volume while simultaneously getting rid of that greasy, second-day hair we all dread. The Hair Oil gives locks a frizz-free, high-gloss finish without making hair look greasy, and African Galanga, Ama and Asian Borage oils are packed into the formula to protect color-treated hair and prevent heat damage.

$48 at Sephora

The Gift of Smooth

This three-piece set from Lubricity Labs comes in a specialty bag and contains Q-Shampoo for gentle cleansing without stripping hair of natural oils, Q-Condition for blocking frizz and softening and smoothing hair, and Q-Restore Smoothing Masque for use once or twice a week in place of your normal conditioner to give hair maximum conditioning, frizz-fighting softness without weighing it down. While pricey, these products are like nothing you’ve tried before. Q-shampoo leaves hair feeling light and fluffy as soon as you rinse away its suds, and true to its claims, Q-Condition will have tresses completely frizz-free once your hair is dry, an impressive feat to say the least.

$80 at

Get Lit

This gift set from IGK includes everything you need to revive hair, including First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo, Low Key Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub and Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm. Formulated with charcoal powder and white tea powder, the dry shampoo absorbs oils—powerfully enough to revive hair after a workout—while calming the scalp and strengthening follicles. Use the deliciously-scented scalp scrub once or twice a week to remove product buildup and keep your scalp healthy. Finish off your day of haircare with the hair balm, applied to damp or dry hair to give your locks extra hydration.

$29 at Sephora

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Allison Eichler
Allison Eichler is the former editor of Hicksville News and Farmingdale Observer and creates beauty content for Long Island Weekly.

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