Weekend Plans? Take These 6 Tiny Hot Tools With You

Traveling anywhere that doesn't warrant a checked bag means ditching your full-size beauty products for teeny-tiny samples that last approximately two uses. These downsized options do come in handy when vacation creeps up on you before you've had a chance to decant your shampoo, but what do you do about the other beauty necessities on your checklist that aren't so easily shrunk?
Those sample sizes will serve you just fine through a long weekend, but packing your flat iron and blowdryer that weigh roughly the same as a newborn baby is a different story entirely. This is the time to invest in mini TSA-friendly hot tools that are small enough to take with you wherever you go. Sure, heat-free styles are plan A, but we need a plan B — and our best bets are these pint-sized hot tools, ahead.
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We all know the blowdryer your Airbnb offers will never stack up to the $300 investment you have at home. This tiny option will give you a pro-quality blowout even when you're living out of a suitcase all weekend.
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Straightening hair brushes are your secret weapon to fighting humidity.
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Choosing just one brush to bring with you on vacation is hard, but this miniature version of a pro fave is a solid second option. What's more, the boar and plastic bristles are gentle on every hair type.
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Lili Reinhart swears by this mini flat iron when she's back and forth between the Riverdale set, the Met Gala, and home. If it's good enough for Betty, it's good enough for us.
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Downsizing your travel tools doesn't mean you should forget the attachments. This mini diffuser and airflow concentrator are so small, both will fit in your carry-on with ease.
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We know, we know: This is expensive for a hot tool smaller than an accessory dog. But when you think about how much money you'll save on luggage that's actually underweight, you'll be thankful you made the one-time purchase.
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