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    28 Products That’ll Help You Have A Salon Day Right At Home

    Manicures, face masks, and hair-styling tools galore.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A wearable nail polish holder so you can easily give yourself a fresh mani anywhere at home, minus the risk of spilling. Suddenly painting my nails a dark color while sitting on a white couch feels like a beautiful possibility.

    A person wearing the nail polish holder while painting their nails
    @thetweexy / Via

    Be sure to check out our write-up of the wonderful tweexy wearable nail polish holder!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? Definitely helps with DIY nail projects. When I had no idea this polish holder existed, I tried to find creative ways to hold my polish, so that it would be in a convenient spot. However, I never found that really worked for me, or felt comfortable. This holder holds all of my nail polishes easily and is very comfortable to wear. I love that the finger holes on the bottom are not enclosed so you can just pull the holder off without ruining your paint job. Just one tip: move the holder to your pointer finger when doing your thumb." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 18 colors).

    2. And a Stedi Pedi, because the only thing harder than painting your own nails is painting your own toes, but now, the daunting task might actually be!

    A person giving themselves a pedicure at home using the Stedi Pedi
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I hated changing polish before, now it is so easy. This stores very nicely, too! The light is also a plus, especially for us older users!!" —Catherine

    Get it from The Grommet for $24.95.

    3. A Revlon hot air brush for magically transforming wet, frizzy, untamed hair into looking like it just left the salon.,

    Promising review: "I have a lot of hair. A LOT. Like, 'wow, is that Wookiee over there?' LOTS. I have looked into having a third arm surgically implanted. Is this a thing? Who would do it? Vascular surgery?... These are the questions that keep me up at night. 🤔 My shoulders are so tired holding up a dryer and a round brush for eternity. I briefly considered making a workout video ('Toned Arms: The Hairdryer Workout') but was informed by fitness people that there isn’t a market for a 75-minute focus on the anterior deltoids. I almost have to wake up BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP in order to have enough time to dry my hair before work. This thing took me eight minutes. I naturally assumed, upon finishing, that I had entered some sort of Amazon-created beauty time warp. I checked with my husband in the next room, and in fact, I did not go through a blowout wormhole. The silkier-than-silk style was accomplished by this miracle of a brush in eight minutes. Several more minutes were still lost to running my hands through my hair and flicking it over my shoulder while smiling coquettishly in the mirror. If you struggle with an overabundance of hair as I do, then seriously consider giving this amazing contraption a try." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in five colors).

    4. Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask that contains sweet almond oil, plant-based squalane, and hyaluronic acid to help hydrate your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, licorice root and lemon fruit extract to help brighten and even your complexion, and honey and aloe to help soothe skin.


    This mask is cruelty-free! To use, apply a thick layer onto your freshly cleansed skin, and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, and pat dry.

    Promising review: "Let me start this off by saying I am NOT a review writer. Not when stuff is bad, not when stuff is good. But I HAD to tell you all how amazing this stuff is in case you’re having skin issues and are hesitant to find out if this will even help. I’m a nurse in the ED and have been struck with the worst 'mask-ne' since wearing a face mask 40+ hours a week. I started using this stuff once a week, (accompanied by my daily routine), and have gotten great results. It smells great. Immediately after using, my skin feels so rejuvenated. If my face is particularly broken out that night, it’s NOTABLY improved immediately, but especially the next morning. I highly recommend it!" —Stephanie

    Get it from Glossier for $22.

    5. A quick-dry top coat, because let's be real people, the absolute WORST part of painting your nails is shaving time off your precious day to wait for them to DRY. On average, reviewers claim this stuff helped get their nails dry in 10 minutes!!!


    Promising review: "This top coat is the BEST. I change my nail polish frequently because I love to do nail art. This is super durable, beautifully glossy, and dries way fast. I'm a 42-year-old with the patience level of a 5-year-old. This stuff dries before I get bored with sitting still. I recommend the same ventilation you'd use when applying any other nail polish. I just bought a 4-oz. refill bottle since I love this stuff SO much!! I HIGHLY recommend this top coat. You'll love it!" —Letty

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    6. Silicone face mask brushes to make applying your favorite masks super easy, and a lot less messy (re: not getting your hands all dirty). Plus, reviewers boast about how simple these babies are to clean.

    Promising review: "I love these! I was sick of having to scrape face mask gunk out from under my nails so these are a great alternative — plus I can use each for a different product if i'm using two at a time, and not risk cross-contamination. They are a little wide though, so they might not fit in all jars and some you might have to scoop the product out first onto another surface for that reason, or if like me, you use a volcanic clay mask, the product bends the silicone a bit if you try to scoop it from the jar since the clay is thick and the silicone is flimsy. BUT, the good news is they won't break from bending AND they are really easy to clean and wipe off!! Adore these and am definitely never going back to brushes that have fibers." —DMora

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    7. A flat iron so wonderful, reviewers boast that it's even great for those with thick, frizzy, or coarse hair. As a member of the naturally frizzy hair club myself, I know the struggle of finding an effective flat iron too well.

    On the left, a reviewer's hair looking frizzy, and on the right, the same reviewer's hair looking straight after using the iron

    Promising review: "I purchased this flat iron simply based on reviews and I am soooo glad I did! I was skeptical about the size since my hair is so thick, but I can literally do ONE pass and I’m done! My hair always comes out silky straight and flawless! It's most definitely worth the purchase!" —Ariel Woods

    Get it from Amazon for $39.89.

    8. An eyebrow razor that'll make it super simple to clean up your eyebrows yourself. Plus, it's way less painful than waxing and threading!

    two packs of three razors in different colors

    Promising review: "I generally don't go to salons for my eyebrows and also don't trust myself with anything that has the word 'wax' and 'at-home' in the product description, so these have been a godsend. I use them for my brows and they're not only super quick and effective, but I've personally never dealt with razor burn or any other kind of reaction you might get from shaving an unusual part of your human face. A lot of reviewers also mention using them for dermaplaning." —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $4.50.

    9. Collagen essence sheet masks for a gentle sheet mask option. I personally LOVE these — they're quick to use, you dispose of them right after, and they're perfect for those with sensitive skin., Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    The Cucumber, Green Tea, Aloe, Hyaluronate, and Aqua masks help to moisturizer and soothe skin. The Vitamin, Herb, White, Vee Benom, and Charcoal masks help to brighten and purify. The Royal Jelly, Gold, and Snail masks aim to nourish and revitalize tired and aging skin. The Q10, Platinum, and Syn-Ake masks help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. I love these so much that I wrote about 'em. Read more about these amazing collagen essence sheet masks.

    Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive skin. I look at oil and break out. I am careful about how I cleanse and how I moisturize, as one misstep means weeks of recovery. I threw caution to the wind with these, and I am obsessed. I have so many of these now. I do them about five times a week. They feel great, moisturize, and smell amazing. They are delicate and lovely." —Megan D.

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. CreaClips to help make an at-home haircut significantly less terrifying, and dare I say, life-changing?


    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this product. I can't wait to tell people what I use on my hair. I hate going to salons. I think I'm one of the few people that has never left a salon feeling like I look better than before I arrived. It doesn't matter how much I've spent on the visit either. This product has been a lifesaver. I just look up YouTube videos and follow the instructions. I just have myself a layered A-line bob, and it's one of the best cuts I've ever had. It seems like this product would be too good to be true, but if you're patient, it's super easy to use." —Michelle H

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $39.99.

    11. A pair of gel heel sleeves – just slip them on and let them work their magic by helping to heal cracked, painful heels. HEAL THOSE HEELS!

    A reviewer showing their cracked feet now looking softer and smoother after using the sleeves

    Promising review: "I have been having trouble with badly cracked heels and I tried vaseline in my socks overnight, but I would get hot and end up taking them off. These provided great breathability all night and in the morning — my cracked heels already look a million times better. If you are looking for a product that softens your heels and starts working away at those dry, cracked areas immediately, I would recommend these. After wearing them for three days, (and using a pumice stone once in the shower in between), my heels look nearly perfect." —Victor Farrell

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A deep-kneading massager to use on your neck, back, shoulders...anywhere! It's basically like having a personal masseuse.

    A model showing the various ways the massager can be used

    Promising review: "Just got this in today. I suffer from a bunch of migraines caused by a stressful job. First impression, this dude is way sturdier and bigger than I figured it would’ve been. I used it to help ease up some of the knots and tension I carry in my shoulders and neck. I’m very impressed. I think for $40 it’s well worth the shot. And if you don’t like it, just re-gift it. I mean it's cheaper than one massage. I think this thing will save me money and help my tension headaches. Treat yo' self." —Emily Johns

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    13. An electric tea kettle so you can pour yourself a soothing glass of tea.

    A person pouring boiling water from the kettle into a mug of tea

    Kettle features an auto shut-off feature and boil-dry safety protection, as well as a blue LED indicator so you know when exactly the water is boiling. It has a 1.7-liter (aka 7.2-cup) capacity, and is made of scratch-resistant Borosilicate glass, a stainless-steel lid and inner pot, and is 100% BPA-free.

    Promising review: "I bought this kettle after I burned my stove top version, (oops), and it couldn't have come at a better time since I was struck with a sore throat and cold the day after it arrived, and have been using it nonstop. It was very easy to clean, and it works fantastically, I used it seven times alone yesterday and have had no problems, whatsoever. Fantastic product, fantastic price, and am I the only one that likes to watch the water boil? It's gorgeous!" —Sophia C

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    14. And an assortment of tea bags that'll give you some delicious options to try — perhaps you'll find your new favorite flavor?

    The various tea bags

    It comes with honey sticks!

    Promising review: "What I like best about these samplers is that we can try a lot of different teas, decide which ones we like best, and then can get a whole box of the favorites. How many times have you bought a whole box of one kind of tea, just to find out you don't like it that much? This lets you figure that out easily, plus you get to try many more teas this way. The bags are individually packaged in their original wrappers, so it's easy to see what flavor you have. I gave these samplers to my mom, with the hope that she would tell me what kinds she wants in full boxes, but I think she actually prefers the amazing variety of this sampler. This would also be good to have on hand for guests — there is certainly something in the mix that they will love." —Anne

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. While you're at it, you may wanna treat yourself to a mug as well, like this Michelle Obama masterpiece.

    The mug featuring various pictures of Michelle Obama
    The Trini Gee / Etsy

    The Trini Gee is an awesome Black-owned Etsy shop that sells incredible mugs (like the one above!), duffel bags, nonmedical face masks, shirts, and more fun gear "infused with melanin and culture." Be sure to check out everything the shop has to offer here!

    Promising review: "I bought one for my friend for her birthday who is a MAJOR FLOTUS fan! When I received it, I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. I decided I would purchase one for my Mother-In-Love who LOVES FLOTUS. FINALLY, I did something right by her. LOL! She's been showing everyone and telling them that her daughter-in-law bought it. Mission accomplished. Now I'm wondering if I should purchase one for myself. KUDOS!" —Dasiny Davis

    Get it from The Trini Gee on Etsy for $20+ (available in two sizes).

    16. Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack formulated with white kaolin clay to help gently cleanse and get rid of oil and build-up, leafy greens and superfruit antioxidants to help nourish your skin, and avocado oil and aloe to help soften and condition.


    This mask is cruelty-free! To use, apply a thick layer to freshly cleansed skin, let it sit for 20 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water, and then pat dry.

    Promising review: "I love this mask! It's so moisturizing and breathable. Normally I prefer to use coconut oil for practically everything, but this moisturizer leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. I start with the Mega Greens and then follow with the Moon Mask. I've noticed that this product has helped to tame my redness and leave my complexion looking more balanced. Love it!" —Josey

    Get it from Glossier for $22.

    17. A pack of curly/wavy clip-on hair extensions for the easiest and most inexpensive way to add some volume and length to your locks.

    Check out our write-up of these fabulous hair extensions!

    Promising review: "I CAN'T BELIEVE ALL THE MONEY I SPENT on natural hair extensions until I got this ones. OMG, I'm so amazed by how natural they look. They are super voluminous and soft. I bought two since my hair is really short and I like to use a huge amount of hair, but even with one you can rock lots of hairstyles. In the picture (above), I'm wearing only one and you can tell how good they are." —JE

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in various colors, and four lengths).

    18. Lightning bolt eye masks to help minimize the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles, as well as giving your skin a brighter complexion. Not to mention the number of selfies you'll wanna take while using these.

    INN Beauty Project, Genevieve Scarano / BuzzFeed

    Be sure to check out my colleague's review on the incredible INN Beauty Project's Electrify Lightning Bolt Eye Masks.

    Promising review: "Long story short, I was scrolling through Instagram one night and I was totally captivated by these lightning bolt eye masks on INN Beauty Project's feed. I'm so glad I decided to try them out. These eye masks are designed to help minimize puffiness, reduce dark circles, and give you a brighter complexion. They feature key ingredients like caffeine, starfruit, and indigo that work together to give your skin a major boost. Plus, they're cruelty-free, don't contain sulfates, parabens, or phthalates, and they're reusable!

    When I received them in the mail, it happened to be a busy week: Between work, FaceTiming friends, catching up on my latest quarantine book, and working out, I was really tired and my eyes showed it. Putting on these little helpers was the best part though: As I gently applied them under my eyes, I couldn't help but feel like some sort of superhero saving the day (and my skin). Within a few minutes, I felt this cooling sensation under my eyes. It was really relaxing to just sit for 10 minutes with these little masks on. (And to be honest, I really needed some self-care time.) Once 10 minutes went by, I gently peeled off the masks and observed the results: My tiny under-eye bags were almost gone and my skin looked a little brighter." —Genevieve Scarano, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get a pack of four from INN Beauty Project for $18.

    19. A face mask recipe book for concocting your own at-home spa treatments. In this house, every day is "Spaturday."

    The book surrounded by various sheet mask ingredients and some of the sheet masks
    Urban Outfitters

    Features 38 mask recipes and comes with 10 sheet masks that you simply apply to your face after putting your mask mixture on — locking in all that goodness.

    Promising review: "I saw this and absolutely had to get it! I bought two — one for me, and the other for my mom! I love the recipes!" —nachi

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.99, or Amazon for $13.99.

    20. Clip-on hair bangs to test out your dream hairstyle, without having to actually commit.

    On the left, a reviewer showing their hair thinning at the top, and on the right, showing how much fuller it looks after putting in the clip-on bangs

    Promising review: "I had very LOW expectations for this. I accidentally cut my bangs too short the other night because my puppy distracted me mid cut. I thought it would be funny to buy this and wear it one day. I got it for laughs mostly, not really expecting it to look normal. AND OMG I AM SHOCKED! First of all, it's the exact same shade as my hair color. It was super easy to put on. The hair feels soft and realistic. I am so beyond amazed. So far, no one has been able to tell that the bangs are fake! I love them!" —JRod

    Get them from Amazon $6.99 (available in 25 colors).

    21. An aromatherapy diffuser you can use with or without essential oils. Just sit back, relax, and take a calming breather with some nice scents.

    The aromatherapy diffuser in the cream yellow finish

    Features an auto-off function — lasts for about six to eight hours with a water tank capacity of 300 milliliters, and then turns off automatically five seconds after the water runs out. It has four time-setting modes — one hour, three hours, six hours, and continuous, and two misting options. It also has seven LED light colors, and two light options — dim and bright.

    Promising review: "Works great, really easy to use! Love the look and that it starts the moment you turn it on. Added four drops of oil and my whole living room and dining room smells amazing, (also have an oscillating fan moving air around)! Very quiet, too! One of my favorite Amazon purchases." —Ashley Molignoni

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three colors).

    22. And of course, an assortment of essential oils to use with your new diffuser. You can mix and match scents or stick with one — whatever your heart desires!

    The essential oils

    Comes with the following scents: lemongrass, peppermint, orange, lavender, eucalyptus, and tea tree.

    Promising review: "Oils are tricky to buy in a variety pack because there are always ones you don't want, sandwiched in with really good ones. This has the best of the best. I LOVE IT! And it's a really great price. Just opening the package smelled nice. I would buy this, recommend it, and even give as a gift!" —Momma Moki

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A blow-dryer diffuser attachment featuring drying vents and a 360 degree airflow that'll evenly diffuse curls and maximize your hair's volume.

    Yeah, you can blow-dry your curly locks at home without worrying about it being all frizzy after.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE this diffuser! This is THE BEST diffuser I have ever used. I have super thick, long, naturally curly hair and not only does this diffuser dry my hair super fast, it honestly gives my hair volume and bounce. And amazingly, when I use this instead of air-drying, my curls are not frizzy!" —Georgia

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    24. An all-natural, vegan coconut lip scrub to help leave your lips feeling super soft and smooth. Also, it smells really yummy, so you may have to resist the urge to lick it all off and eat it, but worth it.,

    This lip scrub is handcrafted, vegan, and cruelty-free. Plus, it's free of parabens, artificial preservatives, and synthetic chemicals. It's made of avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil to help naturally moisten your lips. You can use this overnight!

    Promising review: "Bought this on a whim, but no regrets! It smells delicious! The smell reminds me of toasted almonds and almond cookies! I love how you can lick it off (no weird chemicals added), although I just wash it off. But the little bit I have tasted tastes like an almond cookie! I used the lip scrub before bed, and I could immediately tell the difference. My lips are smoother and softer, and my chapstick lasts much longer on my lips. I made my husband use it once, and his lips were also much smoother and super soft after one use!" —Cowie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A Cetaphil clay mask that like other Cetaphil products is super gentle and great for those with ultra-sensitive skin — which is not usually the case for many clay masks on the market. My fellow bearers of sensitive skin — let's rejoice.,

    Promising review: "This mask has changed my life. Which I know sounds so dramatic but it's true. It has a very creamy and cooling consistency which I apply with a face mask brush (but it comes with a small applicator), I let it sit for about 20 minutes and then remove with a face sponge soaked in warm water. The difference in my skin — my sensitive, acne-prone skin — is astonishing after just one use. My pores shrunk down so much! I went from having what looked like a strawberry for a nose to just a regular, smooth nose! I haven't shut up about it since I started using it. Now I apply it every three days, it's honestly my new religion. I wish it came in a bigger jar so I could cover my entire body in it. I'm not even joking. I love it so hard. I will never stop using this mask. NEVER." —Elena Garcia, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    26. Holika Holika animal face masks to pamper yourself with a moisturizing face mask and a whole lotta laughs. You could close your eyes and relax, or you can be realistic and prepare to take lots of selfies.


    It comes with: Soothing Cat, Anti-Wrinkle Pug, Vitality Panda, and Whitening Seal.

    Promising review: "So cute and fun! Not a huge, noticeable difference, but felt good and was gentle. It was nice to take time to pamper myself. Also great for giving your spouse and/or friends on social media a laugh." —Melanie D

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A carbonated bubble clay mask that'll be REALLY FUN to use because it'll make your face all foamy and bubbly. You'll almost be sad you have to rinse it off after.


    This is good for cleaning pores and removing blackheads!

    Promising review: "I first saw this on Facebook and thought it was cool, but not realistic. Well, let me tell you it's the best $10 I've ever spent! It's so fun! I put the clay on my face and it bubbled within 30 seconds of putting it on. Once I got it all over I could hear and feel the bubbles, and watching it bubble up was cool. I couldn't stop laughing! You know it's time to wash it off when it stops bubbling, and taking it off was just as fun as putting it on. It has also left my face feeling soft, and you could see a difference in my face. My skin looked healthier, felt healthier. I did put moisturizer on after because I live in the northeast and right now it's dry and cold and my face is dry, but I don't think I really needed to. This stuff is legit!" —Hollie Lalene

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    28. And a curling bar – with the push of a button, it'll literally vibrate when time is up each time you wrap a strand of hair around it to curl. Because counting seconds yourself? That's sooo 15 seconds ago.

    Amazon, Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    I was first introduced to this curling bar at my hair salon a couple months back, and instantly loved the way it gave me wavy curls, instead of tight curls. I ordered it on Amazon the same day, got it two days later, and have been hooked ever since. This is SO simple to use — easier than a regular curling iron, IMO. You just take a piece of hair (I usually divide my hair into six to eight sections), wrap it around the bar, press the button, and after 15 seconds, the timer goes off, the curling bar vibrates in your hand, and you have a beautiful, flow-y curl! To keep it looking good all day without giving it that stiff feeling hairspray gives it, I use KMS Hair Play Dry Wax!

    Get it from Amazon for $68.93+ (available in two sizes).

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