BN’s Mom-Hair Personality Test:
A Mother’s Day Gift-Guide for the Hair Obsessed


Every year this day comes, and inevitably you scramble. You know Mom deserves everything and more, but it’s never easy to figure out what the best gift is…so you procrastinate. Suddenly it’s the last minute and your search for that perfect Mother’s Day gift is instantaneously more difficult. Thank goodness that 95 percent of moms (our own, shameless, guesstimate) are hair obsessed. That narrows down your gift choice to a readily available category, and we’re narrowing your options down even more: by your mom’s personality type. We’ve got ideas here for every mom from the Hampton’s goer to the crafty tool lover. No excuses this year for a last minute card and nothing more.

The Luxe-Loving Mom

If Mom’s the kind of gal who likes to keep things simple, luxurious and chic, she’ll especially love Moroccanoil. If she doesn’t know about it yet, it’s time you shared with her the secret of this magic hair potion.

And Moroccanoil has made it easy for you to gift her the product. The company has put together four different Mother’s Day gift bag options that include three products based on her type of hair texture such as the traditional Moroccanoil Treatment, Hydrating Styling Cream and the Glimmer Shine Spray. They come in a gorge turquoise and white beach tote that totally fit into her minimal-chic-luxe vibe as she jets off to the Hamptons…without you. Because she’s that cool. Visit for places to buy.

The Royal Mom

Is your mom a royalist? Did she not get enough of the Royal Wedding at the end of last month? It’s fine, neither did we. So we will continue to live vicariously, however and whenever possible, through the lovely Princess Kate. And what better (read: easier!) thing to emulate than her fantastic head of hair?

Those luscious brown locks and Will’s leading lady are often treated to Kerastase’s in-salon rituals for deep conditioning and nourishment. No wonder they look so flawless. But mom need not indulge in those treatments as often as Kate for her hair to look as good. Gift her with some take-home products like the Kérastase Bain Satin 1, Kérastase Lait Vital and Kérastase Nectar Thermique for moisture and deep conditioning treatment. And for volume in her style, advise her to take a cue from Princess Kate and try the brand’s Spray Volumactive and Mousse Volumactive. And let Mom replay that wedding film as much as she likes.

The I Want it All Mom

Some moms have a hard time making decisions. It’s no surprise, many of us women, moms or not, cope with this insufferable trait. So for this mom, a great gift option can be to give her everything but the kitchen sink.

But if you’re anything like she is, you too, have trouble with decisions. Gift basket? OVERWHELMING! Never fear – has made it easy for you. They’ve got a slew of gift baskets chock full of beauty and hair products, and we love the “The Fabulous You Gift Basket,” which includes a whole bunch of TIGI Bed Head, Biosilk and Paul Mitchell products, and the price includes shipping to make the whole process even more seamless for you.

The Tool-Time Mom

Some moms reject all notions of convention. They like the power tools in the garage, not the ones in the kitchen. But almost all moms enjoy the power tools in the bathroom – calm down, we mean the beauty power tools people! And among those is the Brazilian Heat After Dark blow dryer.

The Professional 1900 Watt AC Motor Dryer is recognized for its packaging, features and functionality, Brazilian Heat After Dark and is available nationwide through professional distributors and salons. Or look for mom’s newest gadget on

The On-the-Go Mom

If there’s one product that’s made a comeback this year it’s dry shampoo. A few seasons ago it was being buzzed about but it didn’t catch on until recently – perhaps because so many companies have devised unique formulas, providing an array of offerings for anyone who until now was not convinced. Mom may be one of those, but it won’t be hard to get her to realize the awesomeness that is dry shampoo once she tries a few.

Two worth your testing are from Marc Anthony and Oliver Ifergan Atelier. Marc Anthony’s new Second Day Clear Dry Shampoo (available at Rite Aid and eliminates dirt and grime in less than a minute with nanotechnology, Zeolite and a blend of chamomile extract, stinging nettle extract and pro vitamin B5 to absorb oil without getting sticky in humidity, cleanse and add shine and volume. The ASAP Dry Shampoo from Oliver Ifergan Atelier, a famous L.A. salon that has recently released a product line, renews and revives hair with a simple spray. Check out www. for your mom-buying needs.

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