Beauty is our business — making you look and feel like your best, most radiant and stunning self. A new hair color, fresh facial or transformative cut can change how you feel about yourself and the people around you, which is why we believe beauty is so powerful. When you feel good, you’re more likely to share those good feelings with others.
Because the holidays are the season of giving and spreading the love with the people in our lives, we thought it was the perfect time to share some of our favorite ways to cultivate inner beauty, from paying it forward with a kind word or gesture to helping out in your community. Or, treating someone you love to a little much-deserved rest and relaxation. After all, kindness is the most beautiful quality of all!
Pay it forward.
Did someone make your day with a surprise coffee delivery, kind word or sweet gesture? Pay it forward and spark a chain of good deeds to warm hearts. Buy lunch for your coworker who’s stressed out on a deadline. Give your child’s teacher a coffee gift card to fuel them for a busy week of school. Help your elderly neighbor rake their leaves or shovel snow, just because. Tip baristas, delivery drivers and servers generously when you can. Even a genuine compliment can transform someone’s day.
The holiday season can be stressful and emotions tend to run high, especially if you’re dealing with family drama or budget worries. But before you lose patience in a busy store or get angry at your sister or parents, take a minute, take a breath and remember that everyone is going through their own ups and downs.
Send a “thinking of you” message.
The holidays are also a great time to reach out to people in your life and let them know you care. Maybe that’s an older relative who doesn’t get out much, a former boss who inspired you or a friend who moved away but who you think of often. Pick up the phone and let them know they’re on your mind, or send a heartfelt card or note. Never underestimate the power of kind words!
Volunteer in your community.
Keep it close to home. If you’ve been thinking about volunteering or donating to a new charity not just for the holiday season but all year round, it’s a great idea to start right in your neighborhood! This can be as simple as getting your family together to pick up trash, adopting a family for the holidays and shopping for their gifts, bringing meals to a neighbor in need or working at a local soup kitchen or animal shelter. When you get out of your comfort zone and work with other like-minded people towards a common goal, change can happen — and totally transform your point of view.
Give the gift of beauty.
Do you have a new parent, busy bestie or relative who needs a refresh on your list? Treat them to a bespoke beautifying salon experience at Cole’s — everything from a massage to a manicure to a bright new hair color. The sky is truly the limit, and giving a gift card allows your loved one to choose the service (or services, if you’re feeling particularly generous) that mean the most to them. A custom salon experience can re-awaken confidence and inspire the recipient to make a positive change in their lives too; it’s the most beautiful way to spread the cheer and wonder of the holiday season!