Ah, the holiday season is upon us! It’s the time of year when twinkling lights & cozy sweaters fill the air with a sense of magic. But let's face it, the holiday rush can also bring its share of stress. As we celebrate this wonderful time, let’s take a step back, embrace the joy & practice self-care. At PATTERN, we're all about tending to & making space for our mental, physical & spiritual needs. What better way to do that than by treating yourself to some self-care this season? Let’s explore how to care for your hair & your spirit during the holiday whirlwind.
Take A Break
With jam-packed calendars during the busy season, the most important thing is to pencil in yourself. Hair care can be the perfect way to do this because it’s something you must do, but if you’re intentional you can also make it something you get excited to do. You know your hair deserves some extra love & attention during the holidays. We know that our shower can be a time when we wash away the tension of the times & sit with our deep thoughts as we deep condition. (Also, with all the family gatherings & Instagram-worthy moments, it can be a confidence booster to see your tresses at their best in photos.)
First, cleanse away the bustle. The winter air can be harsh on your hair, but our Hydration Shampoo is gentle, hydrating & free of harsh chemicals. Enjoy the luxurious lather & take this time to give your scalp a soothing massage. Follow up with our Tortoise Comb from our Tortoise Tool Kit, the perfect tool to keep your curls looking flawless. Stress-free detangling? Check. (Joyful little treats & glimmers throughout your haircare routine can bring moments of joy that instantly elevate your mood.) Now, slip into our PATTERN x Sergio Hudson Robe. This luxurious robe is more than just stylish; it's perfect for those cozy moments when you want to pamper yourself. Dim the lights, put on a playlist that sparks all of the magic & peace of the season & spend some quality time relaxing.
Pro tip: If you find yourself traveling a lot during this time of year, the weight of the back & forth may eventually take its toll. Self-care can be even more important when you’re a frequent flyer. Check out our TSA-friendly minis to help take your relaxing routine on the road.
Prep for the Parties
Getting ready for holiday parties is a breeze if you have the right tools. We recommend our PATTERN Blow Dryer. It can help save time & keep you on time. It also helps you create a variety of styles so you have more options as to how to style your hair. Whether you're aiming for sleek, bouncy curls, or a straight & sleek look, this hair tool is your best friend. It's designed for all hair types & textures, ensuring you look & feel your best during every holiday gathering.
Still, feel rushed? The Luxe Hair Clip Trio has the perfect chic clips for stylish, trend updos that require minimal time. (The Hair Clips also help you effortlessly section your hair for styling, masks, or just keeping it out of your face while you pamper yourself.) These adorable accessories add a touch of elegance to your special moments.
The holidays are all about giving, but let's admit it; gift-giving can bring its own set of worries. Here are some tips & tools to help you navigate the world of thoughtful gifts while alleviating any nervousness about “picking the perfect present.”
Start with a list of the people you want to buy gifts for. Organize the list by importance & budget. Having a clear plan in place will make the process smoother. Next, consult a gift guide. Gift guides are a blessing for indecisive shoppers. Many magazines & stores, including patternbeauty.com, offer carefully curated gift guides to help you find the best options for your loved ones. Our Joyful Gift Guide is brimming with surprises & selections that they will love.
Sometimes the best gifts aren't things at all. Consider gifting experiences, like a spa day, a cooking class, or even a virtual escape room adventure. Experiences create lasting memories & can be tailored to the recipient's interests. Our team finds that hair care can be like a spa day at home, so many of us share our favorite accessories, masks & tools with our families this season to give the gift of self-care.
Pro Tip: Nothing says "I care" more than a personalized gift. Whether it's a monogrammed item, a custom-made piece, or a heartfelt handwritten letter, the personal touch is what makes the holidays truly special. Consider monogramming a robe with your loved one’s initials for a unique treat.
Remember that the holidays are about spending quality time with loved ones, not just exchanging presents. It's the thought that counts & your loved ones will appreciate your efforts no matter the size or cost of the gift.
The holiday season can be a whirlwind of emotions, but with a little self-care & smart plans, you can enjoy the festivities with a full heart & fabulous hair. From your head to your heart, we’re here is here to celebrate the beauty & the spirit of the season with you. Happy holidays!