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Best Beauty Equipment

721 Eighth Ave.

One of the reasons your hair always looks better after a salon blowout is because the stylist’s turbocharged hair dryer simply works better; it’s a Ferrari compared with the $20 Hyundai you picked up at Duane Reade. The battered metal shelves of Ray are packed with professional-grade 1,875-watt models; granted, they’re four times the price, but how much have you been paying at the salon every week? Just as irresistible to beauty junkies are the great prices on industrial-size bottles of prestige hair-care products like Phyto, brushes from Denman and Mason Pearson, diffusers, hair dyes, and mani/pedi accessories galore. Everything your salon has, in other words, except the vibrating chairs.

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