18 Travel-sized Grooming Tools That Will Keep You Flawless on the Go
Traveling, or rather packing for a trip, poses a major challenge for women — how do you take all of your beauty essentials without bringing an extra bag? Sure, you may think that a hair brush or an epilator won’t take up much space, but then you add a hair straightener, a blow dryer, and a curling iron, and your carry-on is suddenly at half capacity.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to invest in a few travel-size beauty tools. Bad hair days — which, if you’re traveling to some place humid, are a given — always call for a styling iron or a thermal brush that you can use to quickly fix your hair.
If you haven’t had a chance to stop by the salon for a mani-pedi session before you jet off on your holiday, consider bringing with you a portable nail dryer and a pedicure tool that will help you keep your hands and feet picture- and sandal-perfect.
Here we rounded up the best travel-size beauty gadgets that will help you look your best regardless of what part of the world you are flying to. (Just make sure you remember to pack a travel adapter if you're going abroad.)
Conair Mini Pro Cordless Curling Iron
Powered by a ThermaCELL butane gas cartridge, this curling iron is compact enough to carry in your purse for quick touch-ups.
To buy: target.com, $15
Eva NYC Mini Healthy Heat Ceramic Styling Iron
This mini dual-voltage hair straightener is equipped with ceramic plates that lock in moisture for a frizz-free look.
To buy: target.com, $30
BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer
This is the quintessential travel-friendly blow dryer: it’s very powerful, and its compact size is perfect for those of you who prefer to travel light.
To buy: amazon.com, $24
Sephora Small Round Thermal Brush
This mini brush has a ceramic-coated barrel that retains heat and distributes it evenly for a faster, frizz-free blowdry.
To buy: sephora.com, $18
Sephora Collection Mini Blast Travel Ionic Blow Dryer
This Sephora staple is perfect for travel thanks to its compact size and dual-voltage technology.
To buy: sephora.com, $26
HerStyler De-Tangle Brush
This heat-resistant de-tangle brush is suitable for all hair types and we love its ergonomic design.
To buy: herdstyler.com, $13
Mason Pearson Pocket Bristle Brush
This lightweight and compact brush is made with premium-grade boar bristle that exfoliates the scalp and stimulates circulation to the hair follicles.
To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, $120
Nurse JamieUplift™ Massaging Beauty Roller
This little tool will do wonders for your skin during or after a long flight — it works with tourmaline stones that energize and uplift your skin.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $69
T3 SinglePass Compact Flat Iron
Thanks to its advanced digital heating technology, this flat iron constantly adjusts the temperature across its plates for even heat and smooth, shiny results.
To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, $89
BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter
This all-in-one voltage converter enables you to charge and use your tools anywhere in the world.
To buy: amazon.com, $40
Foreo Luna Mini Silicone Face Brush
This facial brush features T-Sonic technology that channels 8,000 pulsations per minute to gently remove dead skin cells.
To buy: amazon.com, $99
VioLife Slim Sonic Classic Electric Toothbrush
You only need one AAA battery to use this electric toothbrush that also has a built-in vented cap and makes 22,000 brush strokes per minute.
To buy: violife.com, $16
Conair Instant Heat Travel Hair Curlers
These compact dual-voltage rollers will help you style and add volume to your hair when you are on the road.
To buy: target.com, $18
Tweezerman Petite Tweezer Set
This small pair of tweezers come in a cute leather case and are perfect for when you need a quick brow shaping session.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $27
Braun Silk-épil Wet and Dry Cordless Electric Hair Removal Epilator
This epilator is so easy to use and it will give you smooth skin for up to four weeks. Charge it once and then use it multiple times on dry skin or in the shower.
To buy: amazon.com, $97 (originally $140)
Panasonic ES2207P Ladies Electric Shaver
This Amazon best-seller has a sleek, ergonomic design and features a 3-blade shaver for silky-smooth results.
To buy: amazon.com, $25
Rechargeable Pedicure Tool
This callus remover, powered by a rechargeable battery, is your number one on-the-go tool for getting sandal-ready feet.
To buy: amazon.com, $28
TOUCHBeauty 2in1 UV Light & Air Nail Dryer
This compact and powerful nail dryer will make getting manis in your hotel room a breeze.
To buy: amazon.com, $16