Best Beauty Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Manolo Salons Holiday Gift BoxIf you’re looking for a unique and special holiday present consider this: the gift of beauty is one that keeps on giving! Personalized spa packages are a great gift that can be customized for the one you love. As a professional stylist and image consultant, Manolo offers a well-informed, global perspective on the best beauty gifts for the 2012 holiday season.

For your favorite fashionista, a merry manicure gift package featuring OPI’s festive Skyfall 2012 Holiday Collection of nail color makes a beautifully bold statement. Pair this pretty polish with a certificate for a paraffin or shellac manicure for a complete and personalized holiday present.Or consider giving the gift of happy feet. For men and women alike, holiday shopping, running winter errands and dancing at Christmas parties can lead to tired, sore feet. Give the go-getter in your life some elemental therapy for tired tootsies. An appointment for a professional spa pedicure with heat and bubbles in a hydro massage foot bath is refreshing and relaxing, and heated house shoes or therapeutic slippers are a cozy cure for cold feet – a gift any man or woman will enjoy.

Stylish and colorful beauty tools make great presents for the trendsetter who loves the hair trend of long, pin-straight hair or precise, sleek ponys. Camouflage and animal-print flat irons like the CHI create salon, silky smooth hair and even come in travel size. Include a bottle of Kerastase Elixir Ultime, a luxury hair care oil treatment to protect and deeply condition hair.

For the makeup maven, new holiday makeup collections are a glitzy, glamorous gift. Metallic shadows and silver liners are hot, must-have items that add just the right amount of sparkle to your style. Good quality brushes are as important as the makeup itself, so pair this present with a new set of professional makeup brushes.

Many skin care trends involve anti-aging, and this winter women are shopping for facials in a bottle. Skin care junkies will go nuts over the new Guinot Hydraclean Facial. Its patented Thermoclean Electrode offers spa enthusiasts glowing skin in 30 minutes. Guinot One Step Cleansing Water is also great for holiday travelers. This cleanser gently cleans the face and eyes and tones the skin. With no need to rinse, this product is ideal for people on-the-go.

The gift of beauty remains a classic. For advice on products and services to build your own spa packages, contact the professionals at Manolo Salons.