After several hours of research, I finally made my selection of the 5 best hairdressers among the existing models. If I had to choose only one (or two), it would be the Song-mics RDT25WT or the Laura James Monaco in the mid-range which are both practical and very decorative. You will also find at the end of this article a buying guide to help you find a pretty dressing table that will decorate your room.
The best cheap hairdressers
If you are looking for a hairdresser at a low price to get ready in the morning, put away make-up, perfumes or dress up a room, you will find in this range of furniture that match these criteria. For a relatively affordable price, you can find simple models, without ornaments, but functional.
Songmics RDT09W : the best cheap
The German brand Songmics offers pretty models of dressing tables suitable for different budgets. Among the cheapest on the market, you have the Songmics RDT09W dressing table which is offered at an attractive price. Modern and romantic in style, it is a small piece of furniture with 5 drawers, a stool and a swivel mirror.
Its configuration and dimensions are not intrusive, on the contrary, it is a piece of furniture that will easily find its place even in small spaces! The mirror is not attached to the bottom, so you can benefit from even more space on the table if necessary.
If you wish, you can fix your furniture to the wall for more stability and security, the adequate parts are provided. The table measures 75 x 40 cm. The drawers are equipped with a crystal effect handle, and you have two dividers to divide the large compartment into several small storage spaces.
The mirror, swiveling 360 degrees, can be fixed at an angle by tightening the screws. The white frame is classic: it will therefore adapt to any type of interior decoration. The finishes are made of E1 fibreboard and are varnished. Non-slip parts are placed under the legs of the table to prevent scratches on your floor or unintentional slipping.
When you receive your dressing table, it arrives pre-assembled, so you will not have to devote long hours to installation, just a few minutes to install the table legs, stool and mirror. No need to be a DIY specialist!
In my opinion, this Songmics dressing table offers the best value for money in its range! On the other hand, some users noted that there were some screws or bolts missing in their package, check the content carefully when you receive yours.
Users have also pointed out that the dressing table is sensitive to traces: it therefore requires regular maintenance. It would also tend to scratch easily.
Besides these small faults, for a young girl, it is a gift which, in my opinion, can please. Optionally, you can also add some LED lights to give it a bright touch!
Level space, Songmics has planned the coup with its 5 drawers: lipsticks, pencils and other cosmetics can be stored without worry. True to the photos that are made of it, it is a practical, classic and aesthetic dressing table that is also suitable for adults.
The little roses on the top of the mirror provide a feminine and romantic touch to this furniture. The fabric of the stool also brings a little extra charm to the whole. Only small problem at this level, the seat of the stool would be somewhat messy, so watch out for traces of makeup!
Capri AGTC0010 : a sober and elegant model
The Capri AGTC0010 dressing table is a sober model decorated with a few ornaments that do not go unnoticed. This model is sold by Laura James, a company based in Oxford which offers since 2014 (online), chic and refined furniture.
The Capri model is a dressing table that will quickly find its place in a bedroom or dressing room. All dressed in white, it offers ideal storage space for your beauty products!
Painted in brilliant white, it is a model that is rather refined and easily recognizable thanks to its silver ornament which sits enthroned on the frame of the mirror. Made of authentic wood and MDF board, it is sufficiently solid and stable.
The dimensions of the dressing table are 146 x 80 x 40 cm (H x width x D). This piece of furniture is accompanied by a matching stool, covered with a fabric with elegant floral patterns. As with the first dressing table, the feet are slightly curved here.
The assembly is easy, the drawers being already assembled. The manual is in English, however, but you have an assembly diagram (allow a little more time than for the previous model). But the result will certainly be worth it: it will have its little effect arranged in a room! A nice gift to offer or treat yourself …
Users, on the other hand, note a lack of paint on the non-visible parts. Others believe that the storage space is too small … Some finishes deserve extra care, which is why I prefer the Songmics RDT09W . But overall, nothing to complain about, it is a piece of furniture which has its charm and which is above all practical!
The best mid-range hairdressers
In the mid-range, you will have more solid materials: dressing tables on which you can have a little more space to store your decorations, make-up or perfumes. In addition to traditional drawers, you get additional drawers or a removable storage box.
Songmics RDT25WT : the best mid-range
I continue this selection with a new dressing table from Songsmics, the Songmics RDT25WT which is offered at a price a little higher than the previous one. It also has 5 drawers and a padded stool.
This model does not have a frame, but it is however equipped with a mirror swiveling 360 degrees. The mirror measures 35 x 50 cm, which allows comfortable use. Assembly is easy, and the assembly instructions that are provided are well explained.
I find that this dressing table offers a rather pleasant design: it will also easily find a place in any type of interior. It is a makeup area that can be used as a small office table, if you remove the two small drawers and the mirror.
It is made of MDF wood panels and its feet are in pine. The legs of the stool are, for their part, rubberwood, for more rigidity. The maximum load it can accommodate is 130 kilos.
The removable organizer offers 6 compartments to store, for example, your nail polishes, powders, lipsticks or other small products. The 5 drawers, with their crystal effect handle, offer enough space to store the products or other larger items that you want to keep close at hand.
Again, we find the little decorative rose, but on the stool this time! Note that this dressing table is also available in black .
The RDT25WT dressing table offers a total height of 137.5 cm and a makeup table of 40 x 80 cm. Measures that I find suitable for this type of furniture!
Laura James Monaco : a very decorative model
Among the prettiest hairdressers in this selection, I selected the Laura James Monaco . Personally, I find this dressing table very aesthetic and practical. Its dimensions of 148 x 90 x 40 cm are ideal!
It is a large model equipped with 7 drawers (5 large lower drawers with two small drawers on the makeup table) and 3 mirrors – you can admire yourself from every angle… The Laura James brand is full of praise for her dressing table which she describes as the most beautiful of their range.
When you receive your package, you only have the feet and the structure of the mirrors to install. With its white finishes, it is a model that will easily marry with different types of interior decor.
You also have a stool with floral patterns, it is a perfect model for a bedroom or a dressing room! The feet and the general structure are resistant. The feet are slightly curved, which brings a touch of additional elegance to the whole.
If you like roses, then you will be served (e), because it is a recurring element that is found as much on the edges of the furniture as on the drawers and the stool. The moldings catch the eye, and particularly appeal to users.
Again, the only small criticisms that can be made of it are the finishes that are not finished (paint defects), the top drawers which are small if compared to the lower drawers, and the assembly manual which is always in English…
The best high-end hairdressers
If you want to invest in a solid product with more finished finishes, I invite you to turn to a slightly more expensive model like the one I present to you in this selection. It has three mirrors and its dimensions will allow you to store a lot of things.
Songmics RDT18W : the best high-end
I started my comparison with the Songmics brand, it is with Songmics that I will finish it, and more particularly with the RDT18W model!
This dressing table offers all the functional advantages that one would expect from a small piece of furniture like this. With a mirror with three folding shutters and a pure white color, it is a versatile piece of furniture that displays good dimensions and will be able to adapt to different types of interior.
If you take the mirror apart, it can also be used as a small desk. The assembly is very easy because the furniture is pre-assembled when you receive it, you just have to install the mirrors and the legs of the table and stool, nothing very complicated!
The overall structure seems solid, with a table body in MDF panels and solid wood table and stool legs. Anti-tip tapes are also provided to be able to fix it to the wall.
The dimensions of the dressing table are 108 x 47 x 140 cm. The stool measures 40.5 x 30.5 and 47 cm and supports up to 130 kg (non-slip pads are placed under the feet). Users particularly appreciate the drawers and compartments, even if they are sometimes a bit tight to hold all their products…
In summary, the Songmics RDT18W is an easy-to-assemble piece of furniture that offers ample storage space. The drawers are large enough, and again, you can customize your dressing table as you wish: a paint job on the handles, decorative elements, bulbs or a string of LED lights, for example, will make it a unique piece of furniture !
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How to choose your dressing table?
A vanity unit allows you to store all (or at least in part) your makeup accessories, beauty products, jewelry, hair brushes or perfumes. This small piece of furniture, furnished by you, will certainly bring a nice decorative and feminine touch to your interior.
A dressing table is therefore a small piece of furniture that has several drawers and that allows you to arrange, in your bedroom or a dressing room (for example), a space for styling or makeup. It generally offers a mirror of varied shape and style. If she does not have one, then one speaks rather of a makeup table.
Before going in search of the ideal dressing table, I invite you to browse the buying guide that I have prepared for you to help you find a dressing table that suits your needs and your budget.
For the little story…
The vanity unit is a model of furniture which has its sources in the 18th century. The older models served as a dressing table and even contained secret compartments, often hidden behind the mirror. Designed for toiletries and storage, this piece of furniture appeared under the Regency with the feminization of furniture.
Today’s hairdressers are still inspired by older styles. Often of classic style, this piece of furniture will blend in with the decor of a modern bedroom, because the colors are rarely eccentric: white and black dominate most of the time. But even today, nothing prevents you from personalizing your furniture by adding compartments or by decorating it according to your tastes.
Young girls and women use it as storage space or as small intimate spaces. Far from being considered obsolete, it is a piece of furniture that is becoming fashionable again and that can bring a certain cachet to your interior.
The dimensions of a dressing table generally include a table less than 1 meter wide for a depth of 40 cm. It is therefore a small piece of furniture, but it remains sufficient to store makeup and other beauty products.
Most of the existing models include drawers, and you must also take into account their depth depending on the accessories you want to store there.
In terms of the materials used, it is often wood or a varnished or lacquered imitation wood that dominates to give an elegant and shiny appearance to the furniture.
The cheapest are often made with particle boards that imitate wood: they are less solid than dense wood, but this is not always a problem, because this type of furniture is generally not intended to be moved or be subject to intensive use.
Some more expensive models (count at least 200 euros) are made of tempered glass, which gives them both more solidity and a shiny high-end appearance.
Style and accessories
Among the accessories that accompany a dressing table, you generally have a stool, one, two or three mirrors (or a shutter with three mirrors) or even, more rarely, equipped with LED lights. Some models like the Songmics RDT11WL can be supplied with bulbs, which is very useful for applying makeup when the environment is not sufficiently lit.
In terms of style, the choice ranges from the most classic to the most modern models. Some Baroque models have ornaments, while others have opted for a sleek, all-purpose style.
In addition to the white and black that I favored in this selection, you have of course more colorful models that can be matched to your furniture or your interior design.
What would a vanity unit without a stool be? For good comfort, prefer a solid model that is padded and neat.
A dressing table often has a round or rectangular central mirror, but you can find models with two or three mirrors.
You can customize your furniture as you see fit. Also take into account the height of the mirror so that it is suitable for your size.
The number of drawers
The number of drawers is an important element: the more drawers you have, the more space you will have to store your accessories.
Prices vary depending on the brand, the materials used, the design and the equipment provided. You will find the best prices online with brands like Songmics, Laura James or Langria that stand out from the competition.
For a quality dressing table, count a price that revolves around 100 euros, depending on the dimensions, the presence or absence of a mirror, the degree of sophistication and the quality of the finishes and decorations that adorn each model.
In the mid-range, prices generally vary from 100 to 150 euros. These models most often have several drawers and storage spaces on the table. For a high-end model, count a budget greater than 150 euros (for a dressing table in tempered glass, solid wood, etc.).
The final choice is therefore based on the expected functions, your budget and your tastes! The space you have and your decoration will also influence your choice.
In conclusion, which hairdresser to choose?
According to my research, the Songmics brand offers the most choice, with models adapted to any budget. The Songmics RDT09W , RDT25WT , and RDT18W dressing tables each offer excellent value for money in their range.
The first, the RDT09W , offers a classic dressing table with a white stool with floral patterns at a low price, with a makeup table of 75 x 40 cm. It is therefore a small piece of furniture that can easily find a small place in a tight space. It has 5 drawers to store your beauty products.
Another brand that stands out is Laura James, with the mid-range Monaco hairdresser . Adorned on all sides, it is an elegant model, which, in my opinion, is not too busy. The Capri AGTC0010 is also part of the Laura James range, and offers a less sophisticated visual with some judiciously chosen ornaments!
Remember that your furniture is customizable: you can opt for a simple model, but you can also decorate it as you see fit, with a jewelry box, a storage box, an additional drawer kit. Let your imagination be free !
UEnjoy : the dressing table proposed by UEnjoy is white with a stool and an oval mirror, fixed to the table and swiveling 360 degrees. The materials used are MDF wood panels, and sturdy pine wood for the legs of the table and stool. The dimensions of the table are 75 x 40 x 136 cm. Ideal for a small budget!
Langria : the Langria dressing table offers storage space with 4 drawers to keep essentials close at hand! The total dimensions are 80 x 40 x 142 cm (for a table dimension of 80 x 40 x 76 cm). The same model is available in black . The reason why I did not place this pretty dressing table in my selection, it is the delivery problems … Additional care for transport would be very appreciated.
Cclife : the dressing table offered by Cclife is a beautiful model equipped with a shutter with 3 mirrors, 7 drawers and a stool. The two side mirrors can bend 180 °. The materials used are MDF wood panels. Cclife recommends the presence of two people for the installation. Everything needed is provided for assembly.
Makika : the Makika dressing table is a 140 x 110 x 54 cm piece of furniture that has 5 drawers. The drawer is made of solid wood and MDF. Its large mirror and its numerous drawers offer you a large storage space!