Some people consider Disneyland the happiest place on Earth but, for us, the drugstore comes pretty close. Where else can you pick up emergency toothpaste, toilet paper, and medication all while upgrading your beauty collection at the same damn time? It's pretty much heaven on Earth.
Now the beauty selection at your local store just got a lot more legit thanks to a wave of new hot tools. There's a fresh selection of hair dryers, flat irons, and curling devices lining the hair aisle (and coming in 2019) — and they're all under $60. These accessible and affordable options will make saving money and trying new hairstyles two of the easiest New Year's resolutions to keep. Ahead, we rounded up the hottest tools you should pick up on your next Target or Walmart run.
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If you straighten your hair regularly, then a good flat iron is an investment. After all, you should be able to rely on it to keep your hair sexy and safe, right? Thanks to Tresemmé's latest launch, a reliable device doesn't have to set you back hundreds of dollars. This ceramic iron is under $20, heats up to 400 degrees, and has a sleek, matte black design that'll look chic if you leave it out on the bathroom counter.
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Equally cute and effective is this hair dryer. It has the same matte black exterior as the flat iron and is extremely compact. If you pack it for travel, you won't have to worry about it weighing down your luggage, since it's super lightweight. So you can say so long to the smoking hotel dryer that will totally fry your hair.
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Salon-quality hair without the trip to the salon is the ultimate goal when doing your hair at home. It's even easier to accomplish now with this digital iron you can pick up while you peruse the beauty aisle at Walmart. If your hair is thick or curly, you'll swear by this tool. It heats up to 440 degrees — quick — and has smooth ceramic plates that won't tangle or burn your hair. Perhaps the best part of this iron is its auto shut-off feature, which will give you peace of mind when you leave the house each morning.
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There's a reason why salon professionals swear by this iron from Hot Tools. It gets hot (up to 430 degrees), has gold-plated barrels so that your hair curls quickly (and lasts all day), and it's also super easy to navigate — so you don't need to be a pro to feel confident curling your strands.
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One of the most annoying things about straightening your hair (especially if it's curly) is having to pass heat through your entire head just to get to touch up your roots. This new tool takes out all the fuss out of touch-ups. It has a ceramic barrel housed between two fine-toothed combs, so you can easily hit just the roots.
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This isn't your regular curling wand, it's a cool curling wand that bends to make styling way easier. You can use it straight or at an angle to reduce the chances of exhausting your arms while you try to style your hair into perfect beach waves.