DIY hair tool organizer

This DIY hair tool organizer post was created over 3 years ago (before the site’s name change). And it shows. I’ve updated much of it, added a video, and improved many of the pictures but many of the originals remain. This organizer is incredibly useful and practical for me and, I’m sure, for many of you, as well.

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Start out with a board. You can use whatever type of board you have on hand just be sure that you’ve measured the space you have to hang it on the wall and that your board will fit.  Also, make sure that all of your hair tools will fit into the space you would like them.  You don’t want to do all this work to have a hair tool organizer that doesn’t work! It would be a good idea to lay out your hair tools and mark where you want them to be with a pencil. A little extra planning is always helpful!

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 You need a package of these…aluminum step flashing. I bought these when we lived in the middle of nowhere and found these at my local hardware store so they can’t be too hard to find. And it was I think $4.00 or something-inexpensive? You could also look where sheet metal is located at your home improvement store. I’m sure they have something similar. Or ask.

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Now see how my board is a nice size for that flashing.  Maybe you are scared because they don’t fit as nicely on your board? No biggie; they cut quite easily with your basic heavy duty scissors and can be attached easily with upholstery tacks.  It works…really.

The upholstery tacks scratch the metal easily so be careful.

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I have no idea what they call those things. I found them at the hardware store and knew they would be perfect. My guess is they hold pipes somehow.They come in various sizes.

I got 2 small ones for my small curling iron and straightener and 2 large ones for my large curling iron and blow dryer. These need to be screwed in with nice sturdy screws (that they come with) so that they can attach into the wood behind the metal.

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Keep going up your board until you have this!

Note: After I put in each holder I double checked the placement of the hair tool before moving on to the next.

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I covered the bare wood with Duct Tape to make it pretty!  If you’re really smart, you could paint the wood before adding the flashing and screws.  I wish I had done that and probably will, after the fact. sigh.

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 I have a surge protector just under the vanity this is over to have them all plugged into at once.
I can just turn it on and leave it in the holder.
That metal works great at keeping the heat from burning down my house! Now it is time to DIY a makeup organozer!

A reader kindly let us know that the clamps are called “pipe clamps”. Thanks!



  1. Mayra
    January 27, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    They are called pipe straps.

  2. tarah
    September 12, 2014 / 10:52 pm

    can’t see the pics

    • September 13, 2014 / 10:59 am

      Thank you for letting us know Tarah! We’re working on it!

  3. April 5, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    In the words of Blossom’s Joey, WHOA!! Super awesome idea!!

  4. April 5, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    This project is pure genius! I LOVE it. You are so incredibly creative and resourceful! :D

  5. Marilyn
    April 4, 2012 / 12:50 pm

    I sooo need this in my life.. This is FANTASTIC… LOVE it Janel..;))

  6. April 4, 2012 / 9:06 am

    It is frugalistically fantastic! BTW your clips are called pipe straps (if there was a hole on either side) and conduit straps (if only 1 hole). I know this and about a million other useless trivia from being married to a maintenance man for 20 yrs….

  7. April 4, 2012 / 8:32 am

    This is great! I wish I threw mine in a basket. I leave them in my sink ALL THE TIME. I have to use my husbands sink for everything else.

  8. April 4, 2012 / 7:48 am

    i am not a hair tool person, but if i was this would be perfect! i can see this in emmy’s future. i use a hairdryer, and only because if i don’t my scalp is icky- i know…. weird!

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