There are so many intriguing hair styling tools on the market, and it can be overwhelming to pick out which ones are best for you. We wanted to make that search easier for you. Keep reading for the absolute best hairdryers, flat irons, curling wands and more out there, from the ultra-affordable to the super luxe.
GHD Copper Luxe Flight Travel Hairdryer: If the hair dryers in hotel rooms just don’t do the trick for you, invest in GHD’s portable Copper Luxe Hairdryer. This mini-dryer works on any hair texture – from straight and wavy to super curly – and leaves hair voluminous, smooth and frizz-free in minutes. It has all of the functions of a full-size hair dryer, yet is small enough to fit comfortably in your carry-on bag. ($99)
Amika 4P Interchangeable Barrel Curler Set: Amika’s curling wands are the best. Simply wrap a one inch strand of your hair around the wand, let it sit for a few seconds and release. You’ll be left with bouncy, beautiful curls that will stay intact for up to two days. This set features four interchangeable barrels, so you can switch up the kind of curl you’re going for: beach waves, ringlets, whatever you’d like. It also comes with a handy heat resistant glove that allows you to get as close to the barrel as possible without burning your hand. ($175)
DevaCurl DevaFuser Attachment: If you have unmanageable curly or frizzy hair, this attachment from DevaCurl will be a game changer. The DevaFuser is a universal adaptor that works with most hair dryers. Blowdrying your hair with this diffuser ensures soft, smooth, frizz-free curls. The unique shape of the adaptor brings out the best in your curls, then the cold-shot buttons locks the curls into place. ($50)
CHI Ceramic 1” Hairstyling Iron: An oldie, but a goodie: the CHI flat iron is a cult classic for a reason. It’s simply the most reliable flat iron on the market. This will last you for years. Run one inch pieces of your hair through this sleek ceramic iron for smooth, straight hair that looks like you stepped straight out of the salon. The negative ions in the plates add moisture and shine to even the driest of hair. Plus, it works wonderfully on thick or curly hair, something many flat irons can’t handle. ($89.95)
Bed Head Deep Waver: Throwback! This ultra-affordable tool from Bed Head will give you ‘90s-style giant waves. To get the look, clamp a small section of your hair starting at the roots and hold for a few seconds. Slowly work the Deep Waver down your hair, repeating the same motions. ($18.99)
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer: The holy grail of hair dryers. At nearly $400, this hair dryer is a splurge, to say the least, but the reviews are simply outstanding. It seems like everyone who’s invested in this dryer says it’s worth it. The high-speed, powerful dryer leaves you with smooth, shiny hair in minutes. You’ll never have to head into the salon again, and those blowouts can add up! It will cut your hair drying time in half – perfect for those who want to look polished in the morning, but just don’t have the time to sit for an hour blow drying. ($399)
Instyler MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron: The InStyler is probably one of the most beloved ‘infomercial’ products of all time. The unique rotating iron straightens hair just like a flat iron. With an innovative combo of rotating barrel on one side and plate on the other, hair is left smooth and silky, without getting damaged. You can also use the barrel to create beachy waves and curls. This two-in-one product is the ultimate bang for your buck. ($99.99)
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler: This paddle brush/hair dryer hybrid is perfect for drying your hair effectively and quickly. It dries hair while smoothing it, cutting your hairstyling time in half. If you have frizzy hair, be wary that this won’t minimize frizz completely – I like to go over my hair with a flat iron after using this – but if your hair is straight or on the thinner side, you will absolutely love this product. ($49.99)
Remington S9500: I was shocked to see how well this bargain flat iron straightens hair! It’s just as good as many other irons on the market, at a huge fraction of the price. Available with both one and two-inch plates, this iron will leave your hair manageable, straight and smooth. The unique pearl-infused plates make the iron glide through hair super smoothly. Definitely worth a try. ($24.99)
Conair Infiniti Pro Curling Wand: Another incredible bargain buy, this $15 curling wand from Conair is a beloved product for many. Curling wands are just so easy to use – you can’t really go wrong. With a one-inch barrel size and a heat that goes up to 400 degrees, you’ll be able to seamlessly achieve bouncy curls that will last. ($14.99)
What are your favorite hairstyling tools? Have you tried any of the products mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below!