As a Shopping Editor, it’s my job to parse through hundreds of products and pieces and discern which ones are *actually* worth investing in, beyond internet hype or flash-in-the-pan virality. However, some of the most worth-it beauty tools and gadgets come with a hefty price tag—unless, of course, those devices are being sold at a discounted price. The team at Nordstrom must be living inside of my brain, because there are tons of amazing beauty devices currently on sale right now at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale.
The devices included in this year’s Anniversary Sale are no joke—and many of them are already beloved by team Marie Claire. I’m talking about some of the options across haircare and skincare, like one of the best LED light therapy face masks, a best-selling dermaplaning device, and a few hairstylist-beloved blow dryers and curling irons from brands like Dyson, NuFACE, and T3.
When Does The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale End?
- The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will run from July 17 until August 6, with prices going back up on August 7.
Not only am I shopping the sale myself, but I have all the insider information courtesy of Nordstrom’s Beauty Director, Autumne West. Ahead, she breaks down her all-time favorite tools. Happy shopping!
What's there to be said about the Dyson Airwrap™ Multi-Styler that hasn't already been said? It reduces heat damage, gives you out-of-this-world volume and bounce, and can be used to achieve sleeker styles, too, thanks to all of the different attachments that come in this set. This is the Long edition, which means that it's made for those of us with more hair that used to fall out of the shorter edition.
This best-in-class hair dryer from Dyson is a best-seller for a reason. It comes with five attachments for a variety of styles, and the heat control feature checks the heat coming out of your device 40 times a second and maintains that heat to prevent further damage and keep your hair looking shiny.
"Omg this is everything I’ve been looking for," wrote one five-star reviewer with color-treated and thick hair of this blow dryer brush from T3. The other 100+ five-star reviewers echo a similar sentiment. Highlights include the multiple settings, the adjustable heat levels, and the flexible bristles that don't uncomfortably tug at your hair as you style.
Customer Review: "Great air brush - Best I have found for drying my hair. It has many different settings for heat plus a cold button. I mainly use the round brush. I some what dry my roots with a regular hair dryer and then use the air brush. Brush does not tangle in my hair. I thick medium to long hair." — Nordstrom
"Even if fine lines or winkles are not a concern, you can actually use this to contour your cheekbones," says West of this mini NuFACE device that you can shop in the sale right now. "It’s an absolute must in my beauty bag." This set includes the best-selling Smoothing Device and its companion Smoothing Serum for a lifted look in more targeted areas. It's FDA-cleared and is designed to target fine lines and wrinkles. The serum is also designed to smooth and target fine lines as well as provide a seamless user experience, so, no, this device isn't going to sting or zap you as you go.
Using red LED light to tackle your wrinkles just got a whole lot easier courtesy of this FDA-cleared handheld LED light mask from LIGHTSTIM. Currently on sale for just $167 down from $249, it works quickly and effectively thanks to its three-minute timer. It promises to smooth fine lines and target specific areas of the face such as your crow's feet or undereye puffiness.
Customer Review: "I bought this last year at Anniversary Sale. I have noticed a huge difference with a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines. I use it at night while I am watching TV. One of the best tools I have ever purchased for my skin." — Nordstrom
NuFACE makes one of the best microcurrent facial devices on the market—and West agrees, calling it "an at-home gym for your face." She loves this device because it "will provide instant results after using it a few times a week," she says. "I’m always blown away of the difference when I use this, like a non-surgical face lift." This set includes the FDA-cleared Trinity+ Facial Toning Device, which lifts and tones the face to reduce the look of wrinkles and give you a firmer overall appearance. It also has a button on the front which gives you 25 percent more current for an extra boost and which you won't find on any other NUFACE devices. It even has three modes that target toning, lift, and tightening of the skin, so you can customize your experience as you go.
There are great curling irons, and then there are the best-ever curling irons like this one from T3. What makes this one of the best options on the market is T3's SinglePass technology, which guarantees that the device heats up evenly for the shortest-possible styling time. The ceramic barrel also keeps hair looking shiny and frizz-free after you style.
Customer Review: "The T3 Singlepass Curl provides long lasting shiny curls in a single pass, just as advertised. Definitely the best curling iron I have ever owned." — Nordstrom
Blowdryers are one of the best investments you can make in your haircare routine. The best blow dryers are the ones that cut down styling time, reduce the level of damage done to your hair, and are versatile enough to achieve all of the different looks you want to achieve. This one from T3 checks all of those boxes. It's designed for every hair type and has four attachments that are made to work with one of the devices four styling modes. Five heat and three speed settings also guarantee that you'll get your desired look every single time.
Customer Review: "This blow drier is amazing. It’s not often a product really exceeds my expectations, but this one does. I have fine hair and when I set the settings at “volume,” my hair literally bounces off my round brush when I’m done drying that section. I have also used the diffuser when I want to leave my hair curly and the settings are low enough that my hair doesn’t blow around everywhere and creates a nice cast. Definitely a great blow drier and with the money in my opinion." — Nordstrom
"Look, I love my $4 hairbands from CVS as much as the next person. But once I splurged on these scrunchies—soft on your wrist, firm on your hair, and designed to minimize hair damage—I could never go back. Plus, unlike my $4 hairbands, they're easy to find, so they don't mysteriously go missing like every other hair accessory I own. My in-laws gifted me the pillowcase separately, and I quickly became just as obsessed—especially during sweaty summer nights, there's nothing better than a silk pillowcase that's cool and comfortable. Plus, like the scrunches, it protects your hair from breakage." — Jenny Hollander, Director of Content Strategy
"My skin has been feeling dull and clogged lately, so I pulled this set from BeautyBio out to handle the problem. And boy does it suck the gunk out (in a very satisfying way, I might add. My skin gets red easily after any treatment so this did cause some bright patches across my cheeks, but the kit includes a calming gel that does just what it's supposed to do. I've also found that following the treatment up with a deeply hydrating moisturizer or face mask does the trick, too. My skin looks more even after just one use, and the blackheads and clogged bits around my nose and chin seem to have disappeared." — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor
Customer Review: "What a good price. It's so easy and quick! I used the code on the box to watch the video to see all the pro tips to use it. My husband asks me for regular facials now because his pores look so small and his face is clear. My skin feels so great." — Nordstrom
Flatirons are a must-have hot tool in your beauty regime. They provide silky smooth results (obviously), but they're also great for giving you beach waves and loose curls. This one from ghd is one of the best flat irons of the year and is beloved for its ease-of-use and lightweight feel.
Customer Review: "I’ve never owned an expensive styling tool until now and all I can say is….. where have you been my whole life? I love this thing. Don’t even think twice if you can splurge on this, it’s that good." — Nordstrom
"This is me telling you to spend $68 on a set of hair towels. I received one of the AQUIS hair towels as a gift a few years ago and I notice a difference when I don't use it. I swear my hair dries faster than when I use other towels. This towel itself dries faster than others in my collection which means that it doesn't end up smelling a little funny after sitting in my stuffy New York apartment." — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor
Customer Review: "Easy to use. Great for people with a lot of hair! This is a great deal." — Nordstrom
Meet The Expert
Autumne has 18 years of experience in the beauty business, it all started with simply being a fan of makeup and becoming a make-up artist for fun. Her passion ultimately grew into her profession
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Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.
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