Time travel with me. It’s 1974.
I sit on the peach-colored rug in a peach-colored room next to my teenage sister with her peach-colored cheeks. She puts her hand out to receive the bobby pins I hand her – one by one – as she swirls and fastens her long, brown hair around her head. My sister was trying her best to control curls and tame frizz. If at that time, she saw today’s high powered blow dryers and hi-tech irons that can ever-so-quickly create swinging and shimmering masterpieces, she’d toss up into the air the slinky net (used to keep hair smooth while sleeping) and stare in awe.
Before robots take over this task (beautybots?) here’s a compact list of modern-day hairdryers and irons you can use to style with style.
Let’s start with Hairdryers:
Elchim has been a trusted name in the beauty industry for many years. The Elchim Classic 2001 Dryer at $110, is a great choice. A winner of the Allure Magazine Best in Beauty and Style Magazine Best in Class, this Elchim has 2 speeds, 5 temperatures, high-pressure air compression technology and is lightweight, reliable, and efficient. Something more to appreciate about this blowout baby is that it has an Italian professional AC motor and guarantees duration over 2,000 hours.
Good, better, best… If you are willing to spend more, make it a top-quality choice. Consider purchasing the Dyson Supersonic. With 4 ½ stars on Amazon and at $400, this dryer is engineered to protect hair from extreme heat damage. The fast-drying and controlled styling features help to increase smoothness by 75%, increase shine by up to 132% and decrease frizz and flyaways by up to 61%! Imagine the effect of the finished product on your selfies…
Shopping Curling Irons:
For $50 you can get professional-looking ringlets with the HSI Professional Groover XL 1.5-Inch Digital LCD Ceramic Curling Iron Wand. The 8 heatbalance micro sensors regulate and evenly distribute heat and it’s ready to use within seconds. This magic wand is also versatile in that it is good for all hair types and has a 110/220 dual voltage so you can use it in hotel rooms across the globe.
Next, if you can hike up the budget a bit, take a look at the CHI Air Spin N Curl for $128. This curling tool creates flawless curls and waves at the push of a button. The rotating device draws hair into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create a great look. If you’re that type of sleeper who wakes with a flat mop of hair mess in need of daily refresh, no worries… This CHI is safe enough to use every day.
Going Flat with a Great Hair Iron:
Truth: way back when, ladies used to spread out their hair onto ironing boards while a trusted someone would apply heat from a clothing iron! As my sister in the seventies, if they could see us today holding simple rods to smooth the fuzz, they’d be amazed.
One reason people hesitate to use such direct heat on their hair is that they fear damaging their delicate strands. That’s why developers created the Innovative NITION Professional Salon Hair Straightener Argan Oil Tourmaline Ceramic Titanium Straightening Flat Iron. Earning 5 stars on Amazon, this product has special features including Argan oil to lock in natural moisture and avoid damaging hair while styling. At $70 this is anti-humidity hero is a no-brainer!
Amazon’s choice flatiron, with a whopping 4 ½ stars, is the ghd Platinum+ Professional Performance Styler, Ceramic Flat Iron. This product allows you to get in close to the roots and straighten with one gliding motion. In addition, this company promises less breakage and more color protection with this item. At $249 with free shipping, this is the way to go if you are looking for serious polish.
A Smooth Warranty You Can Trust
Once you choose your mane-taming method, make sure to get coverage for your new hair appliance. Then, before the manufacturer’s coverage expires, extend it! CYA offers great plans that protect worn out chords, electrical problems and a host of other likely mishaps.
Ah, living in the 21st century, we have so much to be grateful for. We can choose to visit fancy salons or economically bring that professionalism home with products such as these. Now, take some time to run your fingers through your tresses, massage your scalp, and smile!
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