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Ashley (the hairstylist), Jenn (the makeup artist) and Kristie (the brow guru) reveal the gifts they’ll be giving their mom this year.
STREICHER SISTERS MOTHER'S DAY SHOPPING LIST: Ashley (the hairstylist), Jenn (the makeup artist) and Kristie (the brow guru) reveal the gifts they’ll be giving their mom this year  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

Ashley, Jenn and Kristie Streicher , PHOTO BY Justin Coit

As sisters, we thrive on our own, but we’re better together. We share many things (clothes, makeup, the occasional apartment), but first among them is creative vision. For that, we credit our mother, whom we affectionately call “Merri Mom.”
Growing up in Northern California, she instilled in us a beauty philosophy that was unfussy, dedicated and curious. Today, those qualities are at the heart of all our endeavors, from our Beverly Hills beauty space, Striiike, to our red-carpet assignments (for actresses like Emily Blunt, Carrie Brownstein and Kiernan Shipka) and editorial photo shoots.  

Just thinking about Merri Mom (real name, Merri Levin) — who resides in Lake Tahoe where she works as a nurse — makes us smile. A onetime aerobics instructor with an enviable spandex wardrobe, she encouraged us to stay fit (with sports like wakeboarding and skiing) and to eat right (breakfast items with sugar as a first, second or third ingredient were not allowed at the table). Always one to try new beauty trends, she gave us perms over the kitchen sink and corrected cuts whenever an unsupervised sister lopped off chunks (Kristie gave Ashley a skater-boy cut at age 8). To this day, she collects makeup like it’s her job, even though she always ends up wearing her trusted pink lip gloss.

We celebrate Merri Mom every chance we get, but Mother’s Day calls for something extra special. This year, we selected a mix of rich creams, hydrating serums and nourishing masks to combat the toll that the dry air and high altitude of her surroundings and the daily hand-washing she does for her job can take on her delicate skin. We also included a few little luxuries and indulgences because, well, she deserves them.

If you’re stuck on what to get your own mother this year, perhaps our gift selections, below, will inspire you.

 

Mother’s day
shopping list

STREICHER SISTERS MOTHER'S DAY SHOPPING LIST: Ashley (the hairstylist), Jenn (the makeup artist) and Kristie (the brow guru) reveal the gifts they’ll be giving their mom this year  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

The Streicher Sisters with Merri Mom

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“My mom LOOOOVES hair products; I can't give her enough. I think she’ll adore this light base spray that locks in moisture but won’t weigh hair down.”

– Ashley Streicher, HAIRSTYLIST

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“A mask that delivers a youthful, energized complexion? That’s a no-brainer for any mom.”

– ASHLEY STREICHER, HAIRSTYLIST

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“These are amazing to apply before a makeup application. They’ll make you forget that you had any wrinkles altogether.”

– Kristie Streicher, Brow Artist

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“This is my favorite sunscreen serum. It’s so lightweight, and it doesn’t leave you looking chalky.”

– Kristie Streicher, Brow Artist

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“This is my favorite eye cream of all time. Hands down.”

– Kristie Streicher, BROW ARTIST

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“As a nurse, Merri Mom washes her hands more times a day than you can count, so she loves a good hand cream. This will change her life!”

– Kristie Streicher, Brow Artist

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“Living in the high altitude of Lake Tahoe and braving the elements of the winter, our mom deserves this nourishing serum.”

– Kristie Streicher, Brow Artist

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“Moisture on the go! I’d like to throw away my mom’s purse full of lip balms and creams and give her this easy, two-in-one eye/lip combo platter.”

– Ashley Streicher, HAIRSTYLIST

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“Because Merri Mom lives in high altitude in Lake Tahoe and it’s very dry most of the year, any extra moisture is key. She also has curly hair, which is naturally more dry. Now that she has a few grays coming in, it’s always a good idea to soften and moisturize those extra-dry guys.”

– ASHLEY STREICHER, HAIRSTYLIST

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“And when she hair-masks she will have this comb to evenly distribute the product through her hair. Not only is it a pretty addition to the routine, but its wide teeth will give your scalp a tingling massage effect — the best.” 

— JENN STREICHER, MAKEUP ARTIST 

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“I like a stain for my mom so she’s not always having to reapply. Just a little lip balm over this throughout the day.”

– ASHLEY STREICHER, HAIRSTYLIST

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“Mom is never afraid of going naked. She says it’s ‘just skin.’ She’ll love this exfoliating and detoxifying all-natural scrub that will keep her smooth from head to toe.”

— JENN STREICHER, MAKEUP ARTIST 

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“The sisters and I have always been fans of Caudalie. Last year, we hosted an event for their new store and spa in Venice Beach. It was right around then that we introduced our mom to the healing powers of their Premier Cru Elixir. Now she’s hooked on their dry oil serum!”

— JENN STREICHER, MAKEUP ARTIST

#WANT
Kiki De Montparnasse x
VIOLET GREY Dressing Shirt
For a well-dressed breakfast in bed.
APPROVED BY THE VIOLET CODE 11/14/14

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