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November 29, 2022 5 min read

For many people, a typical morning routine consists of taking a shower, getting dressed, and blow-drying or styling hair. Countertop space in your bathroom can be a precious commodity, and wrestling with hair device wires to get around sinks, hair products, and other necessities can be frustrating. Whether you use a curling iron, hair straightener, or blow dryer (or all three) regularly, having a custom, in-drawer canister solution that will allow you to safely organize your hair styling tools inside the drawer (even while in use!) and will help keep your countertop clear of clutter, putting your mind at ease. Just ask Valerie, a TikTok influencer who made a viral mistake that she corrected by installing Docking Drawer canisters - in her case, perfectly paired with a Docking Drawer in-drawer outlet for an even more powerful result!

Explore Canister Options to Create the Perfect Hair Tool Organizer Drawer

Hot tools can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so it is important you have the right style canisters for your specific styling devices as well as for the best use of storage in your bathroom or vanity drawer.

Hair styling tool organizer

The Best Canister Styles for Hot Tool Storage

All canisters are designed with rolled tops for simple, clean integration with your drawer. They are also available in two materials: a shiny, electropolished stainless steel and a basic chrome finish. While there are a few styles to choose from, we’ll start with Docking Drawer's Capped Canister - a canister style that’s unique to Docking Drawer, and is the most universal and best-selling option:

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Capped hair appliance canister

Capped Canister

Unique to Docking Drawer, the capped canister design is, simply put, superior to the rest. Led by the same passion that brought the safest, most durable and highest functioning in-drawer outlets to life, we came up with a canister design that outperforms all others. The capped design keeps out dust and debris and protects the drawer box from hot tool contact, while the twist-off bottom makes cleaning a breeze. The only Docking Drawer canister style that’s designed with high-quality stainless steel, these canisters dissipate heat quickly and will never rust. And for all you fellow perfectionists out there, there is no unsightly seem to be found.

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Open bottom hair appliance canister

Open-Bottom Canister

This canister is made of chrome steel and has no bottom cover, so while it is not ideal for storing hot hair tools while in use (as they can come into contact with the bottom of the wooden drawer box), it can be a great addition to storing other hair accessories and hair brushes.

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Closed-bottom hair appliance canister

Closed-Bottom Canister

Similar to the open bottom style, this canister is made of chrome steel. As the name would suggest, the bottom is completely closed and will protect your drawer from hot tool contact. This style comes in a 5-inch width, so it is perfect for blow dryers and other larger hot tools like wide-width flat irons.

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Crimped hair appliance canister

Crimped Canister

Another chrome steel canister, this style becomes narrow at the bottom with four folds, which helps prevent the heat from hot tools from touching your drawer while in they’re use. Be sure to remove the canister and wipe off any dust or debris that may collect on the crimped folds over time.

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A Variety of Styling Tool Canister Sizes

In-drawer canisters come in sizes ranging from 1.5 to 5 inches to accommodate a variety of hair devices, such as hair straighteners with different hot plate sizes or curling irons with different barrel sizes. No matter what tools you use, you can mix and match canisters to meet your needs as well as choose options that will fit best within your specific drawer space. We also offer several canister bundles in the most commonly purchased canister styles and sizes.

Choose the Best Hair Styling Tool Canister for Your Vanity or Drawer

Our hair tool canisters can be installed into almost any vanity or bathroom drawer. The installation process is simple - even for those pairing their canisters with a Docking Drawer Blade Outlet for the ability to safely power and safely stow hot tools from right inside the drawer, even while in use (which we highly recommend!).

Determine Your Drawer Type For the Best Canister Fit

Whether your bathroom or vanity drawer is tall or vertical, you can create your dream hair appliance storage drawer in a few simple steps. Here is how you can identify your drawer type to begin the process of finding the best canisters (and outlet!) your drawer:

Tall Drawers

Tall drawers are at least 13 inches wide and at least 4 inches tall. Our hot tool canisters need at least 10 inches of drawer height to be installed vertically, so you can choose to either combine two drawers to increase the space, or you can install your canisters at a 45-degree angle. The most popular choice for tall drawers is the stainless steel canister bundle, featuring two 2-inch stainless steel capped canisters and one 3-inch stainless steel capped canister.

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A tall drawer with hair styling tool canisters installed at 45 degrees

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Two drawers converted into a single tall drawer to install hair styling tool canisters vertically

Vertical Drawer

A vertical drawer is at least 8 inches wide and at least 13 inches tall, and these drawers offer significant space for a fully customized hair styling organization drawer. Any combination of canisters can be used in the drawer design and may be installed either vertically or at a 45-degree angle. Our most popular canister bundle features two 2-inch stainless steel capped canisters and one 3-inch stainless steel capped canister.

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Vertical drawer with hair appliance canisters installed at 45 degrees.

Simple Canister Installation & Outlet Combination

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With the perfect size and style canisters selected for your vanity or bathroom drawer, the next step is installation. Our canisters can be installed with ease so you can enjoy your transformed hot tool organizer in no time.

"Installation was actually pretty easy. I was concerned it was going to be difficult and I was going to need help, but I got it done in about 30 minutes!.” -Kassy

”Installation was quite easy. [I] only had to make the hole in the drawer and in the cabinet. This is our second time using your product and both [installations] have been quick and easy.” -William


Of course, our in-drawer hair appliance canisters go hand-in-hand with our market-leading in-drawer outlets, so it’s worth considering the addition of a Blade Series outlet. To make things simple, we’ve laid out the process on creating a powered styling drawer using both products, here. Including Docking Drawer outlets with your canisters will allow you to create a functional styling drawer rather than just a hot tool storage drawer, and to completely eliminate hot tool cord and device clutter from your countertops. Here are the most popular outlets for varying vanity drawer types:

  • For tall drawers, the popular outlet choices are the Blade Duo Outlet with 4 AC and 4 USB-A ports for variety, or the Blade Duo Outlet with 4 AC ports.
  • For vertical drawers, the Blade Duo Outlet featuring 2 USB-A and 2 AC connections is a popular choice for variety, as is the Blade Duo In-Drawer Outletfeaturing 2 AC ports. It is important to note, outlets are best installed vertically for this drawer layout.
  • Our canister and outlet bundles are also a popular choice to consider as you design your hair appliance drawer.

Not sure how to design your dream hair styling organizer? We can help. 

Designing the perfect organizer drawer for your hair appliances can be both exciting and a little daunting. We offer a variety of resources to help, including:


Contact us for more information or tag us @DockingDrawer on TikTok or Instagram to share your final projects with us. We can’t wait to see your hair tool organization transformation!