Editors' Picks: Hair Tools Under $30 (Yes, They Actually Work)


Shanelle Thoreson

Just as Michelangelo would be nothing without his trusty paintbrushes, the right set of hair tools can lead a gal to greatness. Sure, this sounds like hyperbole, but there’s no denying the rare pleasure that comes with a great hair day. Let’s just say a day when your curls are idyllically tousled or your blowout is perfectly sleek is infinitely better than any other kind of day. 

That said, we don’t all have hundreds of dollars to spend on the high-end hair tools we always hear are “essential.” (Read: Harry Josh’s glorious $300 blow-dryer, Chi’s famous $90 flatiron, and Mason Pearson’s iconic $150 brush).

Luckily, a sky-high budget also isn’t necessary, as long as you know what to look for. 

Want gorgeous hair without draining your bank account? Keep reading to discover the best blow-dryers, curling irons, straighteners, and more for $30 or less!

What’s your favorite drugstore styling tool? Let us know in the comments below!