If you're an avid reader of my blog you'll know I'm extremely fond of Paul Mitchell and their luxury hair care range and I'm lucky to receive a bi monthly box featuring a variety of their products - so the discovery of new favourites to add to my 'this will certainly be an indulgent treat to make my locks feel, smell, and look deluxe divine' continues to increase as I speak. I have many gift sets lying around waiting to be trialled and adored (because one duo seriously does go hell of a long way and they're all queued up ready to be used when the other is finished) and I don't think I appreciate the quality of them enough. Not only is the inside contents bound to sensually uplift your hair spirits, but the outer packaging of the Paul Mitchell kits are always so fetching and full of character. Totally supreme for providing the gift of beauty to any loved one as Christmas rolls in, or even ideal for treating yourself once the period of buying for others is over (because let's face it - purchasing, then watching your neatly wrapped present be ripped open followed by lightened eyes and a ton of gratitude is the most satisfying part). Christmas is a time for joy, peace, love and giving, and there's nothing like some sparkle in the form of heavenly hair care to make that happen.
Starting with the smallest first - Volume On Deck, a handy duo created to lift your hair to its fullest potential. Flat hair around Christmas party season certainly isn't desired from my point of view (the bigger, the better in my eyes) so this is the solution for all those woes. In the twin set you get an Extra Body Sculpting Foam 200ml and Extra Body Daily Boost 250ml; one designed to condition, style, and shine, the other to spritz, hold and volumise and both in bottles that will last you until Christmas seems a distant memory. You can't ask for more!
We'd usually consider Christmas a time for humans united but Paul Mitchell are on board with pleasing your pets as well as your pals, thanks to the foundation of John Paul Pet. Those with a dog that make a home a home naturally maintain its involvement in family gatherings so to have a present waiting for the little (or big) hound on Christmas morning is priceless. The Oatmeal Shampoo and Conditioning Rinse is suitable for deep cleaning sensitive, irritated skin on your furry friend as well as leaving its coat smooth, silky, shiny and huggable. All without the harsh chemicals and odour free meaning your dog can stay healthy on the outside without even blinking an eye!
Moving back to mankind, both the Tea Tree Give It All and Wild Ginger Ultimate Indulgence are my absolute firm favourites. With these two you're not just limited to a couple of items, the sets are a combination of shampoos, conditioners, sprays, oils, treatments, creams, gels, and even skincare investments. Although Tea Tree has an extremely strong minty herbal scent, it works wonders for troublesome hair. I don't know where I'd be without my usage of this miracle in a bottle! It leaves my hair freshly nourished, squeaky clean and invigorated with that swish feeling and it even helps with the overload of oils in my hair meaning I can usually leave my hair an extra day without washing it! As well as shampoo and conditioner pairing, you are also blessed with an Infused Cleansing Bar for the body, a defining, Shaping Cream to style your hair with a strong hold and matt finish and a lightweight Firm Hold Gel that you can use on both wet and dry hair. This gift set is bound to cater for those sumptuous needs!
The Wild Ginger Ultimate Indulgence is just as gorgeous - if not more where the marbleised packaging and premium black design is concerned. I absolutely adore the scent, it's almost like a cinnamon and gingerbread themed Christmas summed up and the range of products are exactly as they claim to be - an ultimate indulgence perfect for some pampering whilst hydrating, protecting and helping to build back manageability, amplifying shine, and strength. This one contains a Moisturising Lather Shampoo, a deep conditioning Keratin Intensive Treatment, a Hydromist Blow Out Spray for flawless and damage preventing blow dry styling, and finally a Styling Treatment Oil to use on the ends of your hair leaving them feeling polished.
Aaand, lastly, we have Paul Mitchell's collaborative set United In Pink which is a four piece collection campaign presented to support Bright Pink; helping to fight and improve awareness of breast and ovarian cancer in young women - meaning not only are you getting great value enhancing hair products in a pretty zipped up travel bag, but you're aiding an important charity, too. Fit to transform lack-lustre fine locks into an uplifted, bouncy ensemble, the set contains: Extra Body Daily Shampoo, Extra Body Daily Rinse conditioner, a Thicken Up plumping spray, and a Sculpting Brush. Making fragile turn powerful in both hair and health and well being.
I love to express my praise for a brand in the exchanging of gifts and the versatility of Paul Mitchell gift sets is the best way to introduce someone. If you're on the hunt for those last minute presents for someone who takes great care of their hair all year round - then these are just what you need to pick up to ensure they're sorted right through to 2017!
Are you familiar with Paul Mitchell? Do you have a favourite? Are hair care gift sets on the top of your list this year?