16 Haircare Gifts for Your Braid Loving BFF
We all have that one friend who rocks perfect hair all the time — whether she’s running errands, out for a night on the town or just rolled out of bed, her shiny tresses always inspire serious envy. Then there are the rest of us, who aspire to look like her. We all have to start somewhere, and this holiday season, there’s no reason why that perfect-hair girl can’t be you or your besties. We’ve hunted down 18 basic hair essentials to build the ultimate starter hair product and accessories collection.
1. Drybar Big Hair Don’t Care Kit ($199): Anyone who doesn’t want this kit is absolutely crazy. They’ll be rockin’ the #bighairdontcare look as soon as they unwrap it.
3. Anthropologie Bobby Pins ($24): These are bobby pins that you actually want seen. Who gifts black bobby pins anyway?
5. Tangle Teezer ($9): Tangle Teezers are basically the best brush you can use on your hair without damaging it. So why not make it a gift for someone who’s just starting out?
6. CHI Travel Tool Kit ($100): This is the ultimate set for any avid traveler, because it covers all of your bases. Well done, CHI.
7. Kate Spade Metal Headband ($48): Girly girls, rejoice. This totally adorable headband is calling your BFF’s name.
8. Batiste Dry Shampoo Trio ($10): Who doesn’t love dry shampoo? Your buds will be thanking you when this mini trio gets them through second and third (maybe fourth!) day hair.
9. Lululemon Bang Buster Headband ($18): This headband can be dressed up or worn to the gym, and that’s why it’s the perfect basic. Totes multifunctional.
10. Ultra CHI Bubbly Pink Iron ($90): If your friend is just starting out with hair stuff, then a straightener is a must. Why not make it polka dotted?
11. Deepa Gurnani Floral Headband ($32): A snazzy headband is such a cute gift for any girl in your life looking to expand her collection.
12. Sephora Gold Brush Set ($32): Talk about a luxurious product. This gold set is one way to make a boring necessity look way cute.
15. LUSH Marilyn Treatment ($23): Just about anything from LUSH would be a nice gift for someone who loves pampering themselves. This year, we’re going for the Marilyn hair treatment. It’s pretty much every blonde’s dream.
16. T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand ($230): This is one of the most convenient tools we’ve seen in a long time: one wand, three barrel sizes. Yes, THREE. We’re buying ourselves one, too. Shhhh.
What are you getting the aspiring hair guru in your life? Tell us in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)