Top 10 Salon Professional Gifts for Self-Gifting Holiday Shoppers

Self-gifting holiday shoppers could help you increase holiday salon retail sales and boost revenues this year.

53 percent of holiday shoppers are self-gifting shoppersThe numbers don’t lie! People who shop for gifts for others during the holidays often purchase items for themselves as well. 53.2% of shoppers plan to buy gifts for themselves and 73.5% of consumers with a budget of more than $500 expect to buy gifts for themselves.

With that in mind, we thought about each of the brands MRK Beauty sells to licensed beauty professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, and found a list of at least ten items that would be perfect for self-gifting shoppers visiting your salon during the coming months.

If you’re a licensed cosmetologist in the Pacific NW but not yet a customer, sign up for a new customer account online and start shopping online, via text or email to 509-995-3282 or by sending an order to us via email.

Increase Salon Holiday Sales with 10 Gifts for Self-Gifting Holiday Shoppers

1. Babe Lash’s 3-steps to longer, stronger wink-worthy lashes with Babe Lash Essential Serum, Enhancing Conditioner and Nourishing Mascara

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Why it made the list: Babe Lash Essential Serum, Conditioner and Nourishing Mascara is the PERFECT TRIO for clients who want great lashes. Used in concert, Babe Lash Essential Serum at the end of the day and then using Enhancing Conditioner and Nourishing Mascara to get ready for the day, clients will develop an effective regimen to improve the appearance and health of their lashes.

2. Oligo Blacklight Dry Shampoo and 18-in-1 Hair Beautifier

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Why they made the list: Oligo Blacklight Dry Shampoo saves clients time by giving them the gift of more time in between shampoos. And like all Blacklight products, it was created especially for the complete spectrum of blondes.

Oligo Blacklight 18-in-1 Hair Beautifier is a MUST-HAVE to help clients – especially clients with highlighted, bleached or color-treated hair – during winter months when hair is often subject to extreme outdoor weather and the dry heat indoor environments.

  • Lightly conditions, hydrates, and restores shine and luster
  • Protects against color fade
  • Detangles
  • Reduces blow-drying time and enhances manageability
  • Protects from free radicals, environmental and heat damage
  • Smooths split ends, prevents breakage, strengthens and revitalizes the hair’s own natural protective layer

Self-gifting clients can choose from full retail size or try-me ornaments specially for the 2020 holiday season. The ornaments also make a thoughtful and memorable gift for your amazing clients!

3. Blind Barber best sellers: 40 Proof Sea Salt Spray, Shampoo + Bodywash and Bryce Harper Beard Balm

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Why they made the list:  Even if your clientele is mainly (or totally) female – or maybe especially if your clientele is female, these are great for self-gifting shoppers who want to give the gift of a well-groomed man to themselves!

Blind Barber 40 Proof Sea Salt Spray – a protein-rich spray that gives hair an extra boost of volume and texture. Infused with sea salt and hops to mimic “just-off-the-beach” waves with the perfect body.

Blind Barber Shampoo + Bodywash – another time-saving combo. Formulated with a custom spirit blend to cleanse hair and body with natural ingredients of hops extract and juniper berry to remove product build-up and debris.

Blind Barber Bryce Harper Beard Balm – another winter-environment fighter! a careful blend of essential oils, it immediately moisturizes, conditions, and keeps beards soft and shiny.

4. No Inhibition Age Renew at-home treatment regimen by concept

Why it made the list: No Inhibition Age Renew provides a revenue-enhancing in-salon service that helps counteract the signs of aging in hair, with an extraordinarily lustrous and rejuvenating result.

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It’s most effective when clients adopt the No Inhibition Age Renew at-home treatment regimen in between professional services; including:

  • No Inhibition Age Renew revitalizing shampoo – perfect, gentle cleansing for hair in order to maintain a healthy look over time
  • No Inhibition Age Renew revitalizing mask – deep nourishment for hair that improves its structure and look over time
  • No Inhibition Age Renew leave-in renew cream – a daily defense leave-in hair cream that helps fight the signs of aging on hair with an extraordinary, rejuvenating, lustrous result – is the perfect finish to the no inhibition age renew hair care system for maintaining its benefits over time

5. BIOTOP Professional 007 Keratin Serum and 911 Quinoa Serum

Why they made the list: Tis the season! Winter is fraught with the potential for environmental damage to the hair indoors and out.

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BIOTOP Professional 911 Quinoa Serum is an intensely restorative serum for any hair type. It instantly repairs, reinforces and revitalizes hair fibers. This serum goes above and beyond by providing heat protection and reducing the appearance of split ends and contains vitamin E to protect against free radical damage and boost the appearance of healthy-looking hair.

BIOTOP Professional 007 Keratin Serum is especially designed for coarse or chemically/heat damaged hair. It is an intensive, keratin-infused, restorative serum that provides heat protection and split-end control; while instantly repairing and restoring hair thanks to vitamin A and vitamin E inside.

6. Oligo Professional Flex Finish Shaping Spray, Dry Texture Spray and Express Dry Finishing Spray

Why they made the list: Holiday gatherings – virtual or in-person – make great style a MUST for your clients during the holidays! These Oligo Professional shaping, texture and finishing sprays deliver the results clients are looking for.

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Oligo Professional Flex Finishing Spray delivers gloriously flexible hair for a perfect, polished look. Plus it has Flip 360 technology so it can be sprayed from any angle for ultimate coverage!

Oligo Professional Dry Texture Spray is the key for perfectly tousled hair – delivers touchable, flexible texture free of unwanted residues.

Oligo Professional Express Dry Finishing Spray delivers all-day hold without being sticky or stiff. Like the Flex Finishing Spray, it has Flip 360 technology so you can spray it from any angle for max coverage.

7. Redavid Orchid Oil Curl Defining Crème and Orchid Oil Dual Therapy Treatment

Why they made the list: Style and repair for curly hair.

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Redavid Orchid Oil Curl Defining Crème tames unruly and damaged hair, leaving curls healthy, radiant and manageable. Likewise, Redavid Orchid Oil Dual Therapy Treatment is a 2-part universal repair system that takes on heavily damaged hair and offers total support for the needs of curly hair.

8. Sutra Beauty Professional Blowout Brush

Why it made the list: A great styling tool for clients at home or on the go!

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The Sutra Beauty Professional Blowout Brush has a powerful motor in a lightweight design. It dries hair while straightening and styling with 3 speed settings, a low-dry function and an easy-to-grip handle. 99 percent of Sutra Beauty web visitors who reviewed this drying and styling tool gave it 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

9. milk_shake Moisture Plus Duo / milk_shake Moisture Plus Trio from concept

Why they made the list: They’re holiday gift-ready packaged as a boxed duo or a trio with a beautiful free gift with purchase in the form of a creamy white travel bag.

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The milk_shake Moisture Plus Duo (boxed) shampoo and conditioner are for dry hair. They improve softness and manageability while maintaining optimal moisture balance. The duo includes:

  • milk_shake Moisture Plus Shampoo 10.1 oz
  • milk_shake Moisture Plus Conditioner 8.4 oz

The milk_shake Moisture Plus Trio kit shampoo, conditioner and whipped cream no-rinse moisturizing foam are for dry hair. They improve softness and manageability while maintaining optimal moisture balance. The trio includes:

  • milk_shake Moisture Plus Shampoo 10.1 oz
  • milk_shake Moisture Plus Conditioner 8.4 oz
  • milk_shake Moisture Plus Whipped Cream 6.8 oz

10. Trueplex Bamboo Miracle Smooth & Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, and BambooMiracle All-in-One Leave-In Treatment

Why they made the list: Clients who purchase smoothing treatments in the salon need products to use at-home that extend the life of the service!

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Bamboo Miracle Smooth & Repair Shampoo helps eliminate frizz by sealing the cuticle, adding tremendous shine and manageability, and extending the life of smoothing treatments and color. It cleanses and soothes the scalp, leaving hair refreshed and rehydrated.

Bamboo Miracle Smoother & Repair Conditioner locks moisture into the hair, preventing dehydration, color fade and protecting against harmful UV rays. It extends the life of smoothing treatments leaving hair soft, supple, and smooth.

BambooMiracle All-in-One Leave-In Treatment improves hair elasticity and strength. It stimulates collagen production and smooths roughened cuticles, locking in color and rebalancing and soothing the scalp.

3 ways to amplify promotions of salon professional products to self-gifting holiday shoppers

1. Station-talkers – Station talkers and try me products can be left anywhere clients may be left to wait (at the station, under a dryer, in the lobby or waiting area, at the shampoo bowl, etc.) These “down times” during the client visit, when you might not be interacting with them directly, present an opportunity for clients to view and read station and shelf talkers.

2. Consultations – Introducing the client to needed at-home products during the consultation sets the stage for you to “close” at the end. Let them know what products they should use at home to enhance the results achieved in the salon and extend the life of color, smoothing, conditioning and other salon treatments.

3. Email and text messaging – Study after study shows that consumers subscribe to emails and follow brands on social media in order to hear about deals and promotions. Don’t disappoint! Use email and text (SMS message) marketing to introduce your clients to holiday offers that appeal to self-gifting shoppers.

Shop MRK Beauty online - wholesale beauty supply distributors

In the past 30 days the team at MRK Beauty has celebrated its 7th birthday, the relaunch of our website and the launch of online shopping at!

It is easy to get so busy with the day in and day out that you forget to mark important milestones or celebrate the big moments. We did not let that happen this year! It seems only right that we passed the 7-year mark, refreshed our website and launched online shopping almost right at the same time.

If you have not spent time looking around our refreshed website yet, please do!  You will find more information about MRK Beauty on our about us page, where owners Mikal and Frank Kubu tell the story of how they came together and how MRK Beauty came to be.

While the story started with concept (milk_shake and No Inhibition), it did not stop there! It is so gratifying to see how salons and stylists have embraced the salon services offered in the NW by MRK Beauty, and to see how our brand has grown.

After you read about how MRK Beauty started, take a look around our manufacturers brand’s pages. You will find great information about new products, featured lines, education, brand stories and much, much more. We are so proud of the brands that have chosen to partner with us!

You probably see dozens of salon professional brands online, especially on social media. Here are some of the wholesale beauty brands we distribute in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, as well as some of the hashtags you can use to find more information on social networks and the internet.

Babe Lash – #babelash #babelashprofessional #BabeLashDistributors


Blind Barber – #BlindBarber #BlindBarberWholesale #BlindBarberDistributors

Cloud CO Farms – (Washington and Oregon only) #CloudCo #CloudCOFarms #CBDOil

Keracolor – #Keracolor #KeracolorClenditioners

milk_shake – concept – #milkshake #milkshakehair #milkshakeprofessional #zoneconcept #zoneconceptUSA #zoneconceptdistributors #milkshakedistributors

No Inhibition – concept – #noinhibition #noinhibitionprofessional #noinhibitiondistributors #agerenew #noinhibitionagerenew

Oligo Professional – Oligo Styling – Calura Color – Calura Gloss Color – FunkHue – Blacklight
#oligo #oligoPro #oligoprofessional #oligostyling #oligohair #oligohaircare #caluracolor #Calura #CaluraGloss #CaluraGlossColor #CaluraHairColor #CaluraGlossHairColor #FunkHue #FunkHueColor #FunkHueHairColor #OligoDistributors #CaluraDistributors #CaluraGlossDistributors #FunkHueDistributors #BlacklightDistributors #OligoBlacklight

Redavid Professional – #Redavid #RedavidPro #RedavidProfessional #RedavidOrchid #RedavidHairCare #RedavidDistributors

Trueplex Smoothing Systems – #Trueplex #TrueplexDistributors #TrueplexSmoothing #TrueplexSmoothingSystems #BambooMiracle #BambooMiracleZero #TrueplexBambooMiracle #TrueplexBambooMiracleZero

Sutra Beauty – #Sutra #SutraBeauty #SutraBeautyDistributors #SutraBeautyTools and supplies like Framar – Product Club – and more!

Recent MRK Beauty New Product Line Launches

Earlier this year we launched the Oligo Professional brand line. Oligo includes Oligo hair care and styling products as well as the Calura, Calura Gloss and FunkHue color lines. They also have a great rewards program that enables you to earn based on your purchases. Reach out to us for more information about Oligo rewards, how the program works or how you can redeem rewards.

Oligo’s president Ilan Cohen recently left a greeting for all of us in the Pacific Northwest. We were so excited that he would take the time to speak to you directly about his excitement in bringing Oligo Professional to salons in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana:

An exciting brand new to us and to salons in the NW is BIOTOP Professional. Our own David Victor offers a great rundown on this amazing line of high-performing products.

Another one of our top performing salon professional brands is concept USA – also known as milk_shake and No Inhibition. If you’re interested in milk_shake professional (and No Inhibition), you might also be interested to know that concept has a wonderful rewards program. Earn back reward dollars based on your purchases and – if you become a concept salon – you can even earn an additional 5 percent back over your other rewards! Reach out to us for more information about concept / milk_shake rewards, how the program works, or how you can redeem rewards.

It is so easy to Shop MRK Beauty!

Shop online at MRK

Adding online shopping to our website makes it easier than ever to shop MRK Beauty online. We are fully stocked and able to help you set your salon up for success behind the chair and with salon professional retail products and tools.

Shop wholesale beauty supplies via text or phone

You can call us or text us with your order at 509-995-3282. If you need to set up an account, you can do that by phone too, or use our online form to start creating your wholesale beauty supply shopping account.

Shop at our Spokane Valley Beauty Supply Showroom

We have a beautiful showroom in Spokane where you can come and shop, try and learn more about products before you purchase them. It is located at 14109 E. Sprague Ave Suite #5, Spokane WA, 99216.

In addition to having the convenience of being right at our warehouse, with all of our inventory readily available, shopping our Spokane beauty supply showroom – which we call the MRK Beauty Bar – gives you a chance to see how manufacturers display and promote their products professionally. This, in turn, can inspire the way you display and promote products in your salon, salon suite or at-home salon.

We know how important education is to licensed beauty pros! While we have suspended on-site classes temporarily, we are working on plans to get educators back in front of you next year in Spokane and throughout the Northwest – in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. In the meantime, our manufacturers are doing virtual education and training for licensed beauty professionals including product knowledge and use, as well as looks and hands-on classes.

Whether you decide to shop MRK Beauty online, by phone or text, or in person at our showroom, we look forward to helping you get the professional salon products, supplies, equipment and furniture you need to serve your clients and grow your salon business.