Take grooming into your own hands with these beauty appliances in our list - from different hair removal tools to facial cleansing brushes. Image Credit: Pexels/Amar Preciado

There is a tool for everything nowadays – all the more reason to invest in self-care at home. Battery-operated, lightweight and portable, some of these grooming essentials can come along with you on your travels, or slip into your beauty arsenal ahead of your New Year's party. Think about all the time and money you can save with a versatile hairstyling brush, a handy epilator and a manicure kit.

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1. Braun Silk-Epil 9 9980 SkinSpa SensoSmart Epilator, Rose Gold 


  • Eight extra attachments - exfoliation brushes, shaver head, skin contact cap and more
  • Smart sensor tells you how to use the epilator safely
  • Includes a Braun Silk-Epil trimmer
  • Targets hairs as short as 0.5mm
  • Cordless and waterproof


  • Takes one hour to charge
  • Doesn't come with a facial cap for facial hair

The Braun Silk-Epil 9 epilator is the latest in its line, and you'll be ecstatic to learn that at this price, the tool doesn't come alone. Among eight extras, like exfoliation brushes and shaver heads, there is a bonus Braun 3-in-1 Silk-Epil trimmer for grooming sensitive areas. But, what's so special about the Silk-Epil 9? The epilator uses a SensoSmart pressure sensor to help you remove hair safely. Push the head too hard against the skin, and the epilator gives off a red light. Whereas, a steady white light lets you know that you're epilating correctly. It's also better at tweezing hairs as short as 0.5mm, saving you from the awkward in-between growth period. Your Braun epilator is completely cordless and waterproof, so take it into the shower or bath worry-free. Find two exfoliation brush attachments in the kit to help reduce painful ingrown hairs. There's even a shaver head that turns the epilator into a wireless shaver.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh29 and a two-year extended warranty for Dh41.

2. Vabogu Manicure and Pedicure Kit (18 in 1)

In a dark blue case, Vabogu lets you keep 18 manicure and pedicure tools on hand at all times. Shaped like a travel wallet, the soft shell kit stores all your nail care needs, such as a pair of fingernail clippers, toenail clippers, cuticle trimmer, ingrown toenail clippers, tweezers, scissors, nail file, ear pick and more. All tools are made of heavy-duty stainless steel, so rusting is a far concern. Pleased reviewers appreciate the anti-slip design on the clippers, and several have marked this as a gift for a loved one.

Bonus: The manufacturer offers a satisfaction guarantee with money refund.

3. BaByliss 1000W 4-in-1 Rotating Air Styler Brush


  • Styling tool with a blow dryer nozzle
  • Curl, straighten or add volume to hair with four attachments
  • Two heat settings with a cool air button
  • Storage pouch included


  • The 20mm barrel brush does not rotate
  • Bristle brushes might not suit some hair types

Your vanity table might be missing a versatile hair dryer. BaByliss’ four-in-one dryer lets you instantly switch between a 20mm curling brush, a 50mm rotating hot air brush for volume, a straightener and a regular dryer nozzle. So not only are you drying your fresh-out-of-the-shower hair, but you’re also styling it as you go. Its ionic technology controls any frizz from heat styling; go over it once more with the cool setting for a longer-lasting finish. All of these tools can easily travel with you in a storage pouch, which comes included. Check out our dedicated lists for more blow dryer and straightener options.

4. Philips Bri955 Lumea IPL 9000 Series Hair Removal Device


  • Holds 450,000 flashes of light
  • Three different body attachments, including for face
  • Corded and cordless
  • Suggests the best light intensity for your skin tone


  • Expensive
  • Short battery life

We crowned the Philips Lumea IPL 9000 as our number one pick in the list of the best laser and IPL hair removal devices. Easy to use at home, Philips' IPL technology targets hair roots using a flash of light, just like laser, and after repeated use, it can result in reduced hair growth. It’s a commitment, so the best move would be to consult with your dermatologist before giving this cost-effective alternative a try. Philips' cordless device can treat the body, face and the bikini area - all you have to do is switch out the head (included) for each. Once purchased, you can use it for years since its IPL lamp holds about 450,000 flashes. All items go in a luxurious pouch.

Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh116.33 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh80 and two years for Dh113.

5. Philips Epilator Series 8000


  • Epilates underarms, face and body
  • Treats lower legs in 10 minutes
  • Turns into a shaver
  • Cordless and waterproof
  • Easier to hold, thanks to the long handle


  • Takes two hours to charge

If an IPL device is too daunting, switch to a more budget-friendly epilator. The Philips’ cordless epilator doesn't come with additional hair removal tools, like our Braun pick, but it does get the job done with five attachments. Its fast-plucking tweezers treat your lower legs in 10 minutes - don't worry, reviews say the long handle grip makes epilating all the more comfortable in the shower. To use as a shaver instead, clip on the shaving head and the trimming comb for sensitive areas. For facial hair removal, run the epilator over the upper lip area using the delicate area cap. Keep everything on you in a pouch, wherever you go.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh18 and two years for Dh25.

6. PMD Beauty Clean - Smart Facial Cleansing Device, Navy


  • Hypoallergenic and waterproof brush head
  • One side cleanses, while the other side massages the face
  • Helps with deeper cleanse and better product absorption
  • Only weighs 136 grams
  • Battery-operated


  • Expensive

Up your skincare routine with a silicone facial cleansing brush. These brushes work deeper than our fingertips, gently breaking down excess oil and dirt trapped within the pores. PMD Beauty's Clean gadget has tiny silicone bristles that give off 7,000 vibrations per minute for effective cleansing. Flip the brush head, and you get a flat surface to massage in your serums and moisturiser with, its pulsations improving blood circulation and ensuring better product absorption. All you need is an AA battery to power the tool.

Bonus: Get 15 per cent off when you enter the coupon code 'BEAUTY' at checkout.

7. Amelar 8-Inch Wall Mounted Makeup Mirror


  • Regular and magnified mirror in one
  • Choose from warm, natural and white light settings
  • Flexible arm for close-ups
  • Charges with a USB cable


  • Requires installation
  • Short battery life

Most bathroom light fixtures and mirrors do little for grooming. Sometimes, you can't tell whether you've applied the foundation evenly or if you've missed out on any hairs when plucking. The solution is simple: install a magnifying mirror with LED lights, next to your main mirror. The Amelar eight-inch vanity mirror is double-sided, letting you magnify 10 times into your face for facial grooming. Flip it for the regular side when it's time for make-up. To keep the light running, which can be adjusted for warmth and brightness level, charge the mirror with the provided USB cable for up to four hours of use. 

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty.

8. Tress Wellness Waxing Kit Wax Warmer


  • A complete waxing kit for beginners
  • Temperature display
  • Includes pre- and after-wax sprays
  • No burns, since the included wax beans have a low melting point


  • Might need a stronger wax for thicker hair

If you would rather rely on a good old tub of hot wax, here’s the perfect kit for you. Tress Wellness’ complete waxing kit is specially designed for home use. This has everything you need to get started – five hard wax bean bags, 30 waxing spatulas, a pre- and post-wax spray, as well as five protective paper rings. There’s even a guide booklet to help you along. The machine itself is a smart wax warmer that displays the exact temperature of its contents, telling you when it’s safe for use.

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