12 Storage Ideas For Your Hair & Makeup Products

I like to buy hair products and makeup. Some of my favorite stores to visit are Sephora, Ulta, and Sally Beauty. So it’s no surprise that I have several extra products sitting in drawers and cabinets in my bedroom and bathroom.

I’m typically a very organized person but you wouldn’t know it if you saw how those hair products and makeup are stored. Now while the products are all neatly stored they are in various different places in my bathroom and bedroom. This makes getting ready harder and more time-consuming mostly because I spend a bit of time gathering the products I want to use. Also, I don’t always know what I have extra, so I either buy something I don’t need or think I have something I don’t.

It’s started driving me crazy and I’ve decided it’s time for me to organize that part of my life. So I’ve been doing a lot of research online to find how I can organize my makeup and hair products. I’ve found some great organizers and tips and wanted to share them with you.
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Where to start

First, you need to go through all of the products and throw out the old ones. There are several ways to know if a makeup or hair product is old and no longer good or safe to use. Check out my posts about hair and makeup product expiration to see what they are.

Once you’ve done that get rid of any remaining products that you don’t use. You can give them away to family or friends or just throw them away.

Next, it’s time to group the products. There are several ways you can do this. My groupings are to put similar products together - hair and makeup. And then within those groupings separate out the products I use regularly in my routines.

Now it’s time to figure out where and how to store all of the hair and makeup products.

Makeup storage ideas

Here are some great makeup storage ideas I found online:

Clear Cosmetic Storage Organizer - There are several different-sized compartments and drawers (16 compartments and 4 drawers to be exact) which makes it perfect for storing makeup. Especially everyday makeup essentials.

360-Degree Rotation Awenia Makeup Organizer - This organizer is perfect for compact spaces because it goes up to seven layers and the layers can be adjusted to accommodate products of different heights. This is the one I’m really gravitating towards. Mostly because it can hold so much, it rotates and has a little bling.

Beauty Makeup Sponge Blender Holder - these are so cute I just couldn’t resist putting them on the list.

Multiple drawer units - If you want, or need, more space for your makeup stash then a drawer unit like this 5 drawer organizing cart or a bathroom floor cabinet like this one.

In pretty much all of the articles I’ve read about storing makeup products I’ve found that keeping makeup in a room that gets humid like the bathroom makes them really susceptible to germs and bacteria growth. Yuck. Who wants that. So for me, I’d like to not store any of my makeup or makeup brushes in the bathroom.

Instead of storing your makeup products in the bathroom, they could be stored on a vanity table. I’m looking at desks like these at Target because they have space for a storage container where I store the makeup I use most often. And the drawers could all of my extra and less used makeup.

Hair product storage ideas

Currently, I use plastic buckets to store my hair products underneath my bathroom counter. I wrote a post about it that you can check out here.

Here are some other storage ideas for hair products I found online.

Seville Classics Large 6-Drawer Storage Bin Organizer Cart - I would use this cart to hold all of my extra hair products and perhaps any extra makeup products I had on hand.

Richards Homewares Hair Styling Storage Chest - This could be put in a bathroom cabinet and hold several hair tools.

Mind Reader 2 Tier Metal Mesh Storage Baskets Organizer - another under-counter storage option perfect for shampoos and conditioners.

Stackable storage bins - They come open or with drawers.

When it comes to storing hair products just like makeup it’s best to store them outside of the bathroom. Mostly because the constant temperature changes and the hot and humid air of the bathroom shortens their shelf-life. Especially once they’ve been opened.

That being said because I don’t tend to have products last for more than a few months I don’t see it as a problem for me to keep my hair products in my bathroom.

How do you store your makeup and hair products?