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Broo Craft Beer Shampoo & Conditioner Gift Set

Just as refreshing as a cold brewsky, the 100-percent natural, unisex scents in the Broo Craft Beer Shampoo & Conditioner Gift Set make it a great gift for the beer lovers on your customers' holiday shopping lists. The craft beer-inspired set contains the color-safe, volumizing Thickening Shampoo and Thickening Conditioner made from all-malt, freshly hopped craft beer that's chockfull of vitamin B, proteins and minerals for shinier locks.

SRP: $15

For more information, visit broo.com.

Sigma Beauty Mini Power Haul

The Mini Power Haul from Sigma Beauty includes three best-selling eye brushes in mini sizes (the E05M Mini Eye Liner, E21M Mini Smudge and E70M Mini Medium Angle Shading brushes). Plus, the set also contains a sample size of the 100-percent natural SigMagic Brushampoo, which cleans brushes without the use of harmful chemicals, and a Deluxe Sample Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat for a thorough clean.

SRP: $15

For more information, visit sigmabeauty.com.

Philip Kingsley Winter Hair Wishes

Your customers can send warm Winter Hair Wishes to revitalize and boost hair with the Philip Kingsley holiday gift set. This kit comes in a luxurious washbag and includes full-size essentials (Elasticizer, Body Building Shampoo, Moisture Balancing Conditioner, Maximizer and PK Prep Plumping Cream) to repair and style hair from start to finish.

SRP: $100

For more information, visit philipkingsley.com.

What's Driving Retail? Here Are Three Consumer Trends for Holiday, Beyond

This is the first installment in a three-part series on high-tech shopping trends.

What are the consumer trends that can bring cheer to your holiday, year end and beyond? I’m tracking three: local goes social, personalization goes high-tech and lines of distribution are dissolved. Regardless of the size of your operation, the trends in consumer shopping transcend stores and apothecaries. They are part of a bigger picture in consumer demand and will go well into 2016.

NPD Highlights: Beauty Holiday 2015 Outlook

The U.S. prestige beauty industry has entered a phase of renewed growth, which has put the industry in a healthy position heading into the 2015 holiday season. Overall dollar sales are up 8% (January through September) compared to this time in 2014 (according to the NPD Group's "U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Measured Market"); and more consumers plan on purchasing beauty products this holiday season compared to last year (according to NPD Group's "Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey 2015").