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Splurge or Save: Tweezers & Flatirons
Splurge or Save? Skincare, Makeup & Haircare Products

Tweezerman, the only pair of tweezers you'll ever buy

Splurge on tweezers AND flatirons.

The tweezers you can get at grocery stores are useless. Trust me, I am a tweezer addict. I've tried them all. The best one I've found is -- Tweezerman slant tweezers. Cheaper brands just don't have the holding and pulling power that a Tweezerman has. I have owned more than 25 pairs over my lifetime. Just one should last a lifetime (if they wear down, you can mail them in and the company will sharpen the edges for you for free), but I am so addicted to brow- and chin-tweezing that I take mine with me everywhere and constantly lose them (the woman at my local apothecary on Bleecker Street thinks people keep stealing them).

Ceramic flatirons (more than $50 at a beauty supply store) check out some great options here are worth the money if you straighten your hair on a regular basis. Not only will a quality flatiron last longer, but according to InStyle magazine, most stylists agree on the superiority of ceramic tools. They get hotter faster, smooth the hair shaft better and are less damaging to hair, according to InStyle, which consistently name ceramic tools a best buy year after year in their "Best Beauty Buys" issue.

See my list of the best flat irons.

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