If you’re hanging on to the stereotype of TikTok being a platform solely for dancers, I’m here to change your mind. As someone guilty of spending hours on the app, here are the best TikTok accounts to follow if you’re new to the world of TikTok. 

For anyone above 25, the TikTok hype train might not feel like the most compelling thing. But for Gen-Z, TikTok has become — possibly — the hottest app of all time. TikTok has changed the way we consume and create social media content. Everyone can be a creator with the tools that TikTok has that lets you (easily) dabble in any kind of video content. The platform has been a big trend maker, from beauty to fashion, the culinary and even mindfulness. I love that TikTok gets to know you progressively: it’ll recommend videos on your For You Page (FYP) based on everything you’ve been watching (like Instagram’s explore page). That said, building up your FYP takes time. Jump straight into the good stuff with this list of the best TikTok accounts to follow if you’re new to the app!


TikTok has been the birthplace of beauty trends lately. Think wolf cuts, Paula’s Choice and trending skincare ingredients like Niacinamide. Simply search #beauty on TikTok and you’ll be introduced to a tsunami of beauty content. 

Apart from the glamour and aesthetics, you can expect to make conscious beauty purchases with the help of TikTok. The educational aspect of TikTok is one of my favourite things about the app! Expect to find dermatologists and makeup artists sharing honest opinions, which has really changed the way I shop. The last beauty product I purchased were $2 Daiso cream blushers I saw on my FYP, that are supposedly comparable to Fenty Beauty’s Cheeks Out Cream Blush. 

For the beauty lovers out there, here are the best TikTok accounts to follow:



suburban mom vs brunette bombshell

♬ original sound – Kensington


save this for when you have a first date ✨ #makeup #tutorial

♬ Woman – Doja Cat


Summerrrrr ✨

♬ The Summer – Freedom Fry



All the different ways to use @skinfix exfoliating pads! #exfoliation #keratosispilaris @sephora #sephora #hyperpigmentation #skinfixpartner

♬ original sound – DR. ZION


Team Retinol #dermdoctor #kiehlspartner #dermatologist #skincare #retinol #ceramides

♬ Wear Me Out (Instrumental Version) – Gamma Skies



I want this hair trend to come back!! #fyp #hairstyles #hair #hairstyle #viral #tutorial

♬ Beggin’ – Måneskin


#curtainbangs but for ppl who don’t have curtain bangs 🤔 #blowdryer #curtainbanghack

♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring



If you’ve been getting fashion inspiration from Instagram or Pinterest, TikTok may be your next go-to platform. From thrifting finds to fashion history, there’s a lot of TikTok fashion content that’s worth watching. With wardrobes from different individuals, the fashion community on TikTok has been expressive, inclusive and it’s all about having fun experimenting!

There’s something for everyone, but here are 4 fashion accounts to follow on TikTok for a start:

Modest Fashion


Some recent thrifted finds for summer 21’ ✨ #tiktokfashion #thriftedfinds #vintage #modestoutfits

♬ Running Away – VANO 3000 & BADBADNOTGOOD & Samuel T. Herring

Sustainable Fashion


everything is secondhand!! #copcopine #XfinityFanthem #summeroutfits

♬ No yt people can use this – Jasmine❤️


ICONIC THRIFT WITH ME in LA!!! 😍😍😍 who wants a HAUL?!? 💸👏🏼 #thriftwithme #thrift #thrifting #lathrift

♬ original sound – macyeleni

Everyday Outfit Inspo


which look is your fav? #summeroutfit

♬ Thot Shit – Megan Thee Stallion


Motivation & Inspiration

Everyone can benefit from self-care videos on their FYP. It’s a great way to start your day and to put yourself in the right headspace. Self-care has been a big buzzword since COVID-19 happened and conversations surrounding mental health have slowly become the norm — especially on TikTok. It has become a platform for me to listened to licensed therapists’ perspectives on mental health, or try different forms of self-care!

Stay motivated! Here are 5 of the best TikTok accounts to follow for empowering self-care content: 

Self-care Routines


happy friday🤍 #healthylifestyle #selfcaretiktok #wellness #morningroutine #healthygirlsummer

♬ original sound – 😘🙈☺️


self care + cleaning #sundayreset #selfcare #selfcaretiktok #cleaning #productivity #fyp #foru #motivation

♬ good days – favsoundds



poke hits diff in hawaii 🐟 #whatieatinnaday #hawaiianfood #hawaii #foodtok

♬ Ain’t Shit – Doja Cat

Self-love Affirmations


what or who have you outgrown recently? ❤️ #mentalhealth #selflove #gooutside #finalcountdown

♬ original sound – amy

Mental Health


One of my favourites for confidence ❤️ more in the comments! #fyp #foryoupage #therapy #therapist #mentalhealth

♬ Pieces (Solo Piano Version) – Danilo Stankovic


TikTok approaches recipes in a convenient and stimulating manner and I’m not complaining! The visuals of food and the sound of cooking can keep me on the app for hours, and always leave me wanting to try everything I’ve watched. TikTok recipes have also changed the cooking game for everyone. It’s so easy to find curated content for different palates, cuisines and diets, all in one library of quick videos.

If you love discovering new cooking tips and hacks, here are the best TikTok accounts to follow:

Plant-based Recipes


Sunshine Smoothie ☀️ used @vitacoco coconut water for added nutrients and electrolytes 💦 #NationalSmoothieDay #fyp #VitaCocoPartner #smoothie

♬ Barrington Levy_Here I come – P A M E L L A

Quick & Easy Recipes


Delicious summer pasta salad (with parsley dressing) #asmr #pasta #simplerecipe #healthylifestyle #saladrecipe #quickrecipes

♬ original sound – Simple Life Pleasures


butter pasta 🍝

♬ original sound – newt

Asian Recipes


Grandma’s authentic CHOW MEIN recipe #noodle #chowmein #easyrecipe #stirfry

♬ original sound – TIFFY COOKS 🥟

As an avid TikTok user, this list of TikTok accounts is just a peek into what you can expect on the app. So I’ll say…. Give TikTok a shot to diversify the content you’ve been consuming and you might just find new inspiring creators to binge watch!



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