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Easy DIY Hair Dryer Holder Wall Mount

Keep your hair dryer handy and out of the way by hanging it on the wall. It’s so easy, you’ll wish you had done this sooner!

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For more than a decade, I have been annoyed with trying to find the best hair dryer storage. I thought my only options were:

  • Being annoyed about having my hair dryer laying on my tiny bathroom countertop, causing both physical and visual clutter.
hair dryer on counter
  • Bending over to put my hair dyer away under the sink, only to get it out again the very next day.

Finally, I decided to do something about it. And I came up with an incredibly simple solution.

At the beginning of my hair dryer wall mount journey, I tried a couple different products from Amazon, such as this promising-looking Command Brand hair dryer holder.

Because of the unique shape of my wet/dry hair dryer, it just slipped right through the holder. (I love this hair dryer, by the way. It’s a straightening dryer that makes my hair shiny and smooth, without leaving it completely limp and lifeless. There’s still plenty of bounce!)

That’s when I realized that all I really needed was a hook on the wall for a hair dryer hanging loop.

I considered using a removable Command Hook that can hold 5 pounds. Since the bathroom is a damp space, and the dryer will be on and off the hook a lot, I chose a screw-in metal Swag Hook as a stronger option.

This method will also work for a flat iron, as well!

DIY guide download



metal hook and elastic hair ties


1. Choose where to hang your hair dryer

Start by deciding where you want you hair dryer to hang on the wall. I wanted mine in an easy to reach spot near the electrical outlet, where it can stay plugged in all the time.

mark to hang a hair dryer on the wall

Make a small mark on the wall with a pencil where you want to place your hook.

2. Drill a hole (or two)

Following the instructions on the package of hooks, start by drilling a small hole in the wall where you made your pencil mark.

hole for wall mount hair dryer hook

The purpose of this first small hole is to help you determine if there is a stud behind the wall where you want to place your hook. You can tell you’re drilling in a stud if the effort to make the hole never gets any easier. Plus, you may start to see a little sawdust.

There are instructions on the package to follow if you are mounting your hook into a stud.

hook mounting instruction
The hook packaging has different instructions if you are mounting it to a stud, or just through drywall. Follow the instructions for your situation.

If the drill suddenly pops through the drywall while you’re drilling, then there is nothing on the other side. You will need to drill a bigger hole in the drywall for a toggle bolt, following the package directions.

large hole for wall mount hair dryer

To be honest, I didn’t have a drill bit as big as the size required in the package instructions. Instead of buying a new bit just for this project, I just used the biggest bit I had, and wiggled it around in the wall to make the hole bigger.

3. Prepare the hook and toggle bolt

If you are not screwing into a stud, put together the pieces of the hook and toggle bolt. The toggle goes onto the bolt so that it will spread apart once you put it through the wall, and grip into the drywall.

Toggle bolt hook for hair dryer
Hook for hair dryer

4. Install the hook in the drywall

Push the toggle bolt completely through the hole in the drywall.

Installing hair dryer hook

Once the toggle is through the drywall, pull back on the hook. This will allow the toggle to grip into the back of the wall.

You’ll need to keep pulling the hook towards you as you turn tighten it.

How to tighten a toggle bolt for a hair dryer mount

5. Make a hanging loop on your hair dryer

I made a simple hair dryer hanging loop using two hair elastics. I wrapped one elastic around the base of the hair dryer. Then I looped the other elastic around that one to create a knot that also worked as a hanging loop.

Hair dryer hanging loop
Hanging loop on hair dryer

Save space with your hair dryer wall mount.

Easy hair dryer wall mount
Hair dryer hanging on wall

Your hair dryer may already have a hanging loop, and all you need is the hook!

After more than a decade of annoyance, all it took was a hook and two rubber bands to get my hair dryer off the countertop.

I chose to put my hook in a spot where it will be hidden behind the bathroom door. This reduces the visual clutter a little more.

Hanging hair dryer on wall mount
Hidden hanging hair dryer

This is just one of my small bathroom makeover ideas.

And, here is how I updated my old, ugly bath tub.


Monday 30th of March 2020

I am thinking your bathroom is looking pretty big ? It is all about perspective. My bathroom is 4 by 6 floor and that includes a toilet, sink and a tub that originally came out of a camper. I have been in my house for 25 years and finally got around to redoing part of the bathroom. Now that that s done ( it was just a minor facelift, ) I ve decided to put some money into this room and change the bathtub into a walk-in shower. There are several government grants available to re do part of your house to assist in your disability Mobility. I think a walk-in shower would really be helpful. Lots of paperwork though. So I may not be earning any additional floor space, I am at least I think using it better. Love the hair dryer holder. Definitely making this and sorting out one for my flat iron also. Maybe smaller diameter pvc?


Monday 30th of March 2020

Wow! Your bathroom is even smaller than mine! Your transformation idea sounds like a great one, though. Let us know how it turns out, along with your idea for the flat iron holder.