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From a strand-sucking curling iron to a brand-new vibrating skin exfoliator, TODAY style editor and author Bobbie Thomas shares her spin on this season's smartest beauty gadgets.
Innovative hair stylers
Beauty buffs are giddy about a new iron called Curl Genius. The automated device whisks your hair out of sight and, after a few seconds, unwinds it to release and reveal a springy spiral of hair. It's as fun to watch as it is to try, but be careful with sections that are too thick — they can get caught ($99.99, sallybeauty.com)!
For those looking to streamline their blow-dry routine, consider Conair's Infiniti Pro Hair Designer. The dryer features a built-in, comb-like attachment that smooths and straightens while you dry your hair, eliminating the need for a brush ($39.99, ulta.com).
New to the market, Foreo's Luna uses T-Sonic technology to help breakup residue and gently exfoliate skin. The silicon device is said to be less abrasive than facial brushes and can improve skin's texture and appearance. No replacement heads are needed, and it can even be recharged via USB with up to 300 uses per charge ($139, foreo.com).
Magic makeup mirrors
Judy Jetson would squeal for SimpleHuman's new Sensor Mirror. The button-free, cordless vanity mirror automatically lights up when you look at it. Designed with an ideal 5x magnification, the mirror simulates natural sunlight and is powered by a charge that lasts up to five weeks.
And for a flawless face anywhere, anytime, you can also find new foldable, portable LED mirrors. They're clever and compact with no bulbs to change, and easily fit in overnight bags or your desk drawer ($19.99 & up bedbathandbeyond.com for stores).