Top 10 Retail Items And Gifts For 2013

As clients pass through your salon between now and the end of the year, they’ll be on their way to gift exchanges, family dinners, or holiday parties — and needing unique gift items on the go! Help them save time by offering retail items in your salon and make yourself a little extra cash on the side.

OPI has three new gift sets for the holiday season – all in festive packaging. Pack the Essentials contains five colors and one bottle of the treatment Start-to-Finish all in a square makeup bag. Fit to Be Tied comes in three holiday color combinations, each featuring a lacquer duo and a hair tie. Sweet on My Beau includes two soft colors and a silver makeup bag.

If your clients are close with other nail fanatics, Zoya Matte Velvet polishes will be a hot item. The colors are limited edition only, so any polish-savvy gal will she know she’s giving (or receiving) a truly unique set.

Lotions are always a popular holiday gift, and these CND Scentsations are perfect in Veiled Plum and Wicked Ivy.

Small stocking stuffers are huge sellers, as clients often buy them in bulk for all their friends and family. Set these Flowery File Catty Holiday Files near your register so your guests can snag a few after their manicures!

Nail art kits are a great sell, too! These Color Club Masterclass sets allow DIYers to create nail art at home, complete with instructions from experts.

Sometimes nail polish is pretty enough to be used as décor. Exhibit A: Ciaté Tree Trinkets, clear ornaments bedecked with a bow and a Ciaté polish inside!

This winter, Orly has three mystical Secret Society gifts sets. Each box contains three Orly polishes from the latest collection, plus either a necklace, velvet cosmetic bag, or bangles.

Though KBShimmer is now known for their glitter polishes, they originally began with handmade soaps! The tradition lives on as they are stocking a multitude of relaxing scents this season, including Oatmeal, Milk & Honey; Chai Tea; and Peppermint. And for those clients who want to get a laugh out of their recipient, there’s the Lump of Coal soap. As KBShimmer also makes lotions, bath bombs, and other beauty products, they’re also a go-to brand for pretty gift sets!

Gelish MINI has three nail art sets that make it easy to do French, foil, and glitter manicures. It may even inspire your own clients to ask for a nail art upgrade next time they come in!   

Another cute stocking stuffer, Pedi-Sox are both fun and useful. While they keep feet cozy and hydrated during at-home spa-sessions, remind clients they can bring them back with them to appointments, too!

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[Images: iStock/Thinkstock, OPI, Zoya, CND, Flowery/Spilo, Color Club, Ciaté, Orly, KBShimmer, Gelish/Hand & Nail Harmony, Pedi-Sox]

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