We all have those friends in our life, the beauty-obsessed devotee who has every gift set, gift certificate, and palette under the sun. So what are you supposed to get the beauty girl who has literally everything? What about a beauty subscription? From blowouts to beauty samples, makeup applications, express facials, and more, we’ve rounded up the best memberships and subscriptions that will not only wow your friend but also guarantee almost immediate use. So keep scrolling to see the beauty subscriptions to give the beauty junkies on your list this holiday season!
Perfect for the friend who can’t start her weekend without a blowout, this subscription caters to the straight-hair obsessed. For $75 per month, subscribers will receive two blowouts per month plus a free birthday blowout. Additional benefits include 10% off products and tools in-store, unused blowouts that never expire, and $35 for any additional blowouts you may receive beyond the two-per-month maximum.
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The OG of the beauty subscription box model, Birchbox is the perfect gift for a friend who wants to expand her beauty-routine horizons. Each month the recipient will receive a box of five personalized beauty samples, customized just for them based on their own profile. With three-, six-, and 12-month gift options, prices vary from $30 to $110, and each subscription starts off with a complimentary Customer Favorites or Now Trending Box. Also, now that Birchbox can cater to the men in your life as well, this could be a gift that knocks a few items off your to-do list.
Perfect for the mani addict in your life, this polish-fueled subscription box is all about customization. Available in increments of two, four, or six months and costing $20 per month (for typically over $40 of product), the Julep Maven Box allows subscribers to create an online profile that will dictate which products they receive each month as well as gain first access to new collections each month. The subscription also comes with a 20%-off code for Julep.com that is redeemable at any time, ensuring you will never be without your favorite polish, lip crayon, neutral palette, or application wand again.
Heyday Memberships are perfect for your NYC friends who are skincare obsessed. Ranging in price from $74 to $139 per month, Heyday’s membership packages offer three different options that make building a healthy, regular skincare routine pretty seamless. Heyday is quickly becoming known as the Drybar of Skincare, so don’t be surprised if this becomes a popular gift. With 30- or 50-minute express facial treatments on the menu, it’s our new favorite place to spend lunch hour.
With the option to indulge in Skin Laundry’s signature laser and light therapy treatment once or four times per month, the Laundry Club makes for one luxurious gift, starting at $50 and going up to $160 depending on the membership level. Each Laundry Club visit will leave your skin deep-cleaned and toned, and you can take a percentage off purchases of Skin Laundry’s line of targeted treatment products for at-home use as well. If a holiday gift can lead to visibly improved skin smoothness, evenness, tone, texture, and clarity, we’ll start revising our own wish list right away.
If you have a sister or friend who spends hours watching YouTube makeup tutorials, this is the gift for her. Blushington, a makeup studio offering professional application at accessible prices, provides beauty girls the ultimate gift: private makeup application sessions. With locations in L.A., Newport Beach, Dallas, and NYC, Blushington memberships start at three applications for $120 and go up to 12 applications for $396, and each comes with a 10% discount on all products. We guarantee that after one visit, the recipient of this membership will be starting their own YouTube tutorial channel in no time.
Vive, a new beauty app that just launched in NYC (and Brooklyn), the Hamptons, and Chicago, offers members access to unlimited blowouts at top salons in the area for just $175 per month. While the unlimited plan is bound to be the most popular, alternative subscriptions start at $65 for two blowouts per month, and we can all agree that’s not a shabby gift either. Allowing members to book blowouts at the best salons (in advance or last minute) close to their current location means Vive is the beauty equivalent to Uber, and also the answer to our beauty prayers.
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