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A Guide to Selecting the Right Styling Tools

A Guide to Selecting the Right Styling Tools

So you go to the hair salon (hopefully f.u.e.l.) and your hair is looking simply fab! The next day you try to recreate the same look and it just isn’t working out. Sigh. It’s really hard to recreate the magic that your hairstylist is able to achieve. Part of that has to do with their years of experience and expertise. The other part is that they have all of the right tools! Here’s a guide to help you select the right styling tools so you can look great even on the days that you haven’t visited the salon!

Curling Iron vs Curling Wand

Curling Irons and Curling Wands are used to create curls, obviously. Everything from tight ringlets to beachy waves. The preference, quite frankly, is simply in preference. The Curling Iron has a clamp, whereas the Curling Wand you wind the hair around and hold in place. With the wand, you have a higher risk of burning yourself. Some Curling Wands come with a protective glove to use, this is highly recommended if you’re learning how to use a Curling Wand. If you struggle with dexterity or if your arms ache when held up for long periods of time, a Curling Iron might be a better option for you. Whichever way you go, we recommend a curling tool with high temperatures for long-lasting professional-looking results.

Hot Air Brush

Just as it sounds, this tool is one that curls or waves while drying the hair. This is a huge time saver and great for women that don’t have a lot of time to get ready, or maybe just that don’t like to spend a lot of time getting ready. This tool can take some practice to get desired looks. Further, to achieve maximum volume, a larger barrel is recommended. A smaller brush will achieve more defined curls.

Hair Straightener

This tools pretty obviously named because it, ahem, straightens hair. Another term is a flat iron. This tool is made up of two flat plates and you press the hair between them to straighten hair. What’s nice about this tool is its diversity. This tool can be used to curl hair in addition to straighten. Achieving a curl may take practice if you’re new to using this tool for curling hair. Further, this tool is also used for adding a healthy salon-shine finish to your hair style.

Hair Dryer

There’s a very big market for hair dryers these days. This tool is frequently used to create volume, in addition to shortening style time. Continuous hair drying can cause damage to your hair, however. The best option is to go with a high wattage tool with ceramic or tourmaline technology for smooth results that seal your hair and give a healthy shine. We recommend the Enso Nano Pro Dryer.

If you’re still not sure which tools you need to use to get your hair looking as if you’ve just left the salon, ask your hairstylist! There may also be some hair styling products that will help you with volume, shine, and/or hold. You can visit our other blogs that discuss our favorite products.

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