Gift Like a Beauty Boss: The David Mallett Edition

’Tis the season of giving (and receiving!). We asked a few of our favorite beauty bosses to reveal their holiday wish lists so you can find the perfect present for finicky friends, family, and more. Prepare to surprise, delight, and dazzle with these founder-approved gifts.

Gift Like a Beauty Boss: The David Mallett Edition
Who: David Mallett

With salons in Paris and New York, as well as a cult-favorite product line, this mane master gives the gift of great hair all year long.

What He’s Giving:

1. “This year, several clients will receive Gold Dust [a glam and glittery Volumizing Powder], while 500 more will get a special Christmas edition of EEDN Tea, which is a brand founded by my dear friend Francois Rotger.”

Gold Dust
David Mallett
Gold Dust
$75

With gold dust, your hair has a glittery shade discreetly. David Mallett launches a Gold edition of the Volume Powder which like the latter, volumizes at the root and helps flat hair. Its formula is also extremely lightweight, to avoid hair overlap while providing all the volume, strength and elasticity needed for shaping. Contains gold particles and is scented with green tea.

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2. “I’m giving my staff and close friends Bullterrorist jumpers and windbreakers, which are made in honor of my two miniature bull terriers, Archie and Jarvis. While my dogs having a loving home, this streetwear brand helps support pets who don’t.”

3. “My closest friends will receive made-to-measure combs and brushes from my favorite shop in Paris: Buly 1803. L'Officine Universelle Buly combs are beyond compare!”

4. “I’m treating my friends Ian and Hedvig to a massage at my favorite Thai massage parlor in Paris: Ban Sabai in Bastille.”

5. “I’m also spending some time at the Chelsea book shop to give my son Maximilien and my partner Martin nice English books. I am crazy about the works of Spanish author Javier Marías at the moment.”

My mind never really shuts down, unless of course I’m sitting in the shade in the tropics for a week. That is my best remedy for another year ahead.

What He’d Like to Receive: “An etching from Elizabeth Peyton.”

The Gift He’s Giving Himself: “I’m taking my father to dinner in Perth, Australia.”

How He Gives Back: “Animal welfare is one of my top priorities, which is why I created Bullterrorist to raise awareness for stray dogs and cats in the Baltic States. I joined forces with Estonian model Karmen Pedaru, who was kind enough to star in the campaign and serve as the organization’s first ambassador.

I also appreciate my friend Babeth Djian’s charity, Association AEM, which promotes education in Rwanda. Completely funded by Babeth’s fashion network in Paris, this organization finances local schools, health centers, and more.”

His Homemade Gift: “To have my friends or family united in the same place at the same time is important to me—and yet very hard to organize since we are situated all over the world! A proper stuffed pumpkin always bring us together for Christmas lunch. First, hollow and clean the pumpkin. Then fill it with cream, cheese, organic breadcrumbs, Portobello mushrooms, herbs, and cognac. I often make small individual pumpkins for everyone. After being cooked in the oven, they end up looking like little ceramic wonders.”

His Holiday Plans: “I’ll be spending Christmas in the Andaman Sea on a boat with my partner and some of my Australian family.”

His De-Stress Strategy: “My mind never really shuts down, unless of course I’m sitting in the shade in the tropics for a week. That is my best remedy for another year ahead.”


Written by Amber Kallor

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