When it comes to styling our hair at home, heated tools are an essential part of the routine. In fact, when you get your hands on the right ones, they have the ability to totally transform your locks into model-worthy styles within the curl of a wand.
This week, we converted the office into a make-shift salon, and have been tonging, waving and straightening our locks with a selection of tools to see which ones satisfy our styling needs.
Here are six that ranked the highest…
One tool, three types of curl
The perfect tool for fast, easy, effortless curls. It has three interchangeable barrels and five heat settings for playful beachy waves, defined spiral curls or full-bodied glamorous waves. You can’t ask for much more.
T3 Whirl Trio, £199 at SpaceNK
Wave after wave
This clever little tool has four different ‘depth’ settings, meaning you can style your hair in a loose wave or take it to the other extreme and go for a Gatsby-esque style. It heats up super quick, so styling doesn’t take long and the ceramic barrels are infused with macadamia oil, argan oil and keratin for an ultra-shiny and smooth finish.
DIVA Feel The Heat £69.99 at Selfridges
Big, bouncy curls
Bravo Babyliss. If you’re after salon curls, this is the tool for you. It’s pretty bulky, but the results are worth the bedroom space, trust us. Designed to create long-lasting soft curls, it comes equipped with 18 pods so it’s also pretty quick to style your whole head of hair in one go.
Babyliss Curl Pods £59.99 at Boots
Heating up in the space of a mere 20 seconds, you can straighten your locks without the ‘damage guilt’ thanks to this swanky pair of GHDs. The built-in tri-zone technology means the plates contain 3 sensors to ensure they reach the best temperature for styling – it also means that hair breakage will be reduced by up to 50% and shine boosted by 20%. How can we argue with that? Plus, no more fear that’s you’ve left them on as they automatically turn off after 30 minutes of non use.
GHD Platinum £165 at John Lewis
Do the twist
This little hair twirling machine is not only fun to use, but will coil sections of your hair into pretty little twists for a braid effect. We like the idea of twisting two small sections at the front of your hair then fastening them at the back of your head – or if you want to get all the hair out of your face, split your locks into two sections, twist each section then fasten at the top of your head for a halo-style braid.
Scunci Instatwist, £29.99 at Superdrug
A mega boost in volume
Big, bouncy hair can be yours. Celebrity hair stylist Mark Hill has put his years of knowledge and styling expertise into developing this hot air styler, and it really does give you a big bouncy blow dry every time. Simply select your brush of choice – large for body and volume or extra large for big and bouncy, silky smooth hair – and let the tool do all the hard work. Mark Hill Hot Air Brush £29.99 at Boots
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