The Post-Holiday Beauty Sales You Can't Afford To Miss

The biggest shopping event of the year, Black Friday, may have already passed, but if you're still eyeing a couple of beauty essentials you didn't receive over the holidays or looking to cash out on a few gift cards, you're in luck. After the end of the Christmas shopping season, many brands are slashing prices, giving you the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some retail therapy after the stress of the holidays. This will likely be the last major sale season for a few months, so now is the time to stock up if you're looking for some deals on your favorite products.

Many massive brands like Sephora and Ulta are offering big discounts on fan-favorite items until the end of the month, so there are still a couple of days left to save some money. We decided to highlight all the best deals in one place to help make your search a bit easier. Whether you're planning to invest in some new skincare, hair products, or makeup, these sales will leave you looking and feeling your best to start off the new year.

Skincare deals

After chilly winter weather and the indulgence of the holidays, it's safe to say our skin needs a little extra love. Luckily, skincare companies agree, and they're offering some great deals on even their most-loved products. Youth to the People, the beloved sustainable, vegan, and cruelty-free skincare brand, is offering 25% off sitewide until the new year. Peace Out is following suit with 35% off sitewide and free shipping for all orders — perfect for banishing those pesky holiday breakouts.

If you'd rather stock up on your entire skincare routine in one place, look no further than SkinStore and Dermstore. Both of these sites are loaded with products from independent new picks to well-loved favorites, and their winter sales are helping to sweeten their already-solid deals. Check out SkinStore's winter sale section for reduced prices, and use code "winter" at checkout for an additional 10% off sale items. Dermstore is offering the same deal in its sale section, just use code "extra10" for even more savings.

Haircare deals

We all know that investing in high-quality haircare products can make a major difference in our look, but the hefty prices on salon-grade formulas act as a barrier for many. With these after-Christmas sales, however, you can look like you just walked out of the salon for a fraction of the price. Ulta, among its other after-holiday deals, is holding its bi-annual Jumbo Sale on its extra-large bottles of shampoo and conditioner, slashing prices on popular brands like Pureology, Redken, and Pattern.

Looking for a new style? Madison Reed, the at-home hair color brand, is joining the fun, too. The company is offering 15% off of all of its products and free shipping with the code "newhue15." Beauty supply favorite Sally Beauty is also offering discounts on color with its buy four get 20% off deal, which isperfect if you like to mix and match to create your own custom shade. Plus, the company has $20 off select styling tools so you can debut your new color with confidence.

Makeup deals

This year, makeup brands aren't holding back on their savings. Sephora is offering an extra 20% off all sale items and free shipping for beauty Insiders with code "extra20off" and has deals on popular brands like Tom Ford, Patrick Ta, and Anastasia Beverly Hills. Look out for majorly reduced prices on gift sets, too. They may be designed to give during the holidays, but they're a great way to sample a few of each brand's most popular products at a significantly lower price tag.

If you're loyal to one brand, be sure to check out their websites and compare the deals to bigger retailers like Sephora or Ulta. Fenty Beauty is having a major blowout sale: 40% off gift sets, 15% off $45+, and 25% off $75+. Tarte is hosting its own sale, too, with reductions on prices of many classic products and an additional 20% off sale items with code "extra20." Whatever you're looking to upgrade, shopping before the new year is a surefire way to save a few bucks.