As we head into the new year, it might be time to upgrade. Freshen up your kit with these hot tool intros.
Sam Villa Light Professional Ionic Blow Dryer
In a limited-edition Ruby Red color, this dryer is small but mighty. Quiet and lightweight, it provides intense power and airflow in a compact design.
- Weighs less than a pound with a shortened nozzle and comfortable handle for good ergonomics.
- Built-in ceramic/tourmaline generation: Reduces static and frizz creating smooth, shiny finishes
- Motor: Whisper quiet motor generates maximum airflow from the patented Evolution-Turbo Compressor and accelerates drying time
- Controls offer 3 heat settings, 2 speed settings & a press and hold cool shot button
- Includes 2 rotating nozzles: a 3 inch wide nozzle to expand airflow while drying long thick hair and a 2.5 inch narrow nozzle when more air concentration is needed for polished finishes. Deep bowl diffuser sold separately
- Removable filter unlocks easily to facilitate effortless cleaning
Why we love it: From its light weight to its ergonomic handle, it just feels good in our hands.
Available on www.samvilla.com
Olivia Garden Travel Size Ceramic + ion Flat Iron
This travel flat iron is a smaller version of the Ceramic + ion flat iron. It has the same state-of-the-art technology as the Ceramic + ion flat iron but with compact plates so it fits perfectly in your bag.
- Quality ceramic and ionic 3D floating plates measure ⅝ inch by 2 ¾ inch
- Dual function so you can straighten & curl with ease
- High-performance dual-ceramic heaters provide Instant heat up and temperature recovery
- 11 digital temperature settings allow for versatility in styling
- Iron tips remain cool
- Travel lock makes ensures that the iron—and your belongings—stay safe
- 2-year limited warranty
Why we love it: The ergonomic thumb rest feels like the team thought of every little detail.
Available at www.oliviagarden.com.
BabylissPro Triple Barrel Waver
Lots of clients want that perfectly undone hair nowadays, and this triple barrel waver can help you achieve the look. This waver’s variety of plates creates a hybrid of sleek, straight hair and just-woke-up waves in no time.
- Porcelain ceramic barrel technology creates a shiny, smooth finish and ensures even heat distribution to reduce hot spots
- 1-inch , ¾-inch and 1-inch barrel sizes create perfect beachy waves no matter the hair type
- LED light indicates when the iron is ready for use
- 25 heat settings up to 430°F
- Limited 3-year warranty
Why we love it: The alternating barrel sizes provide that effortless beachy look.
Available at www.babylisspro.com.
Croc Masters Infrared Flat Iron 1.5”
This flat iron is the first of its kind to feature Croc’s new PICO Infrared technology, which detoxifies and sanitizes hair, penetrating further into the hair shaft increasing blood flow to stimulate hair growth and help styles last longer, while reducing heat damage through less passes with the flat iron.
- Proprietary black titanium plates lock in moisture and reduce static, while the iron itself produces negative ions, sealing cuticles and increasing shine
- Built-in ceramic heaters enable instant heat recovery and provide consistent heat during use.
- Fully digital temperature settings from 280°F to 450°F
- Built-in, automatic shut off safety feature after 30 minutes of non-use
- Deluxe thumb grip, ergonomic design and cool tip make styling more comfortable
- 5-year limited warranty
Why we love it: The hair’s shine factor post-use is this iron’s selling point.
Available at www.crocusa.com.
RuskPro CurlTitanium 1.25-inch Spring Curling Iron
Powered by titanium and ionic technology to deliver fast styling with optimal finish, this collection helps reduce static and frizz while delivering lustrous shine.
- Titanium-infused barrels
- Extended barrels are ideal for long, textured waves
- Fast heat-up and recovery up to 430°F
- 2-year warranty
Why we love it: The longer barrel size provides versatility.
Available at www.ruskhair.com.
The Farrah Curling Iron
The Farrah is a fully automatic curling iron where the innovation is in the patented Auto-Rotating Curl Dial technology. The Curl Dial acts like an extra hand to pick up the hair and rotate it around the barrel for you.
- Create inward and outward curls just by pressing either of the directional buttons on the unit
- No tangles. If you feel any tugging, simply reverse the direction and move downward
- It’s a complete open system, so you see the hair – no chambers
- There are no clamps, so it will not burn the hair
- There are 5 temperature heat settings to cater to all hair types
- It offers versatile styling: Take bigger sections for looser waves or smaller sections for tighter curls
Why we love it: It takes some of the work out of curling hair.
Available at www.thefarrah.com.
Cricket Binge Power Gloss Dryer
This new dryer closes hair’s cuticles thanks to the power-packed haircare indulgence technology (Tournaline Gemstone and Ionic Generator), which helps produce smooth, high-gloss, soft, manageable and fast blowouts.
- Dominant force: DC Motor 1,000+ hours
- Exceeds 70 mph air flow
- Energy-efficient: Uses only 100W
- Ultra lightweight: 12 oz
- Temperature control
- Negative ionic generator adds moisture, shine and overall hair manageability
- Comes with a styling concentrator, all-body diffuser and lint brush
Why we love it: This powerful dryer gets the job done in no time.
Available at www.cricketco.com.
Beachwaver Pro 1
This patented professional rotating curling iron was invented by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa. It rotates in both directions to give you glamorous, bombshell waves with the touch of a button.
- 6.5-inch ceramic barrel
- 1-inch barrel diameter
- Left, right, go rotation controls
- Gold-infused ceramic tourmaline
- Temperature settings from 310°F to 450°F
- Ergonomic handle
- Beveled, no-kink clamp
- Memory technology
Why we love it: Once you get the hang of it, it takes the work out of creating effortless waves.
Available at www.beachwaver.com
CHI Lava Flat Iron
In this iron, volcanic lava combines with the power of CHI ceramic to create smooth, sleek results without the damaging effects of high-heat styling. Minerals found in the volcanic lava help to strengthen the hair while creating impressively silky and shiny styles.
- Extended 1-inch floating volcanic lava ceramic plates create salon-quality styles quickly.
- Smart chip sensor technology allows for fast heat recovery
- Maximum temperature up to 450°F with an adjustable digital temperature display
- 1-hour auto shut off
Why we love it: It straightens the hair in one pass.
Available on www.chi.com.
Solano Forza Hair Dryer
Formerly the Super Solano 3600 Ion, this newly designed dryer is a workhorse.
- Ceramic technology creates infrared heat for even and consistent temperature
- Weighs 1lb 2oz.
- Most powerful Solano dryer at 2000W
- Far infrared heat keeps hair hydrated and healthy
- Ionic + tourmaline technology eliminates frizz and enhances volume
- Internal silencer reduces noise level
- 2-year factory warranty
Why we love it: This powerful dryer makes for ultra-fast drying.
Available at www.solanousa.com.
AnhxSultra Curling Iron
Taking hair tools to new heights, the AnhxSultra Pro Marcel Iron brings an innovative approach to styling. Each tool features a dual ceramic heating system powered by “smart” technology that ensures consistent styling, rapid heat up, and recovery time, making it easier and more reliable to achieve a shiny and seamless ‘lived-in’ finish. This iron was created by Anh Co Tran, LA-based celebrity hair stylist, and Sultra, founded in 2008 by veteran hairstylist Dana Story.
- Available in 1.25-inch and 1.5-inch options.
- Smooth, high-quality Korean ceramic barrels create effortless styling with virtually no snagging or pulling on the hair
- Dual Ceramic Heating System is powered by “smart” technology which ensures consistent styling, rapid heat up, and recovery time
- Digital temperature of 250°F to 450°F that locks in place for consistent heating during styling
- Handle rotates and swivels smoothly while helping to create a fluid styling experience
Why we love it: The rotating handle makes styling easy.
Available at www.anhcotran.com/anhxsultra/
Bio Ionic's new Ultra Moisturizing Styling Primer, part of its Style Enhancing Collection.
Transform and soften dry or damaged hair with this deeply moisturizing primer. The lightweight and nutrient‐rich formula nourishes and hydrates hair from within, while preparing it for styling. It protects strands from heat and environmental damage, diminishes the appearance of split ends, and helps lock out humidity to prevent frizz. It also revitalizes hair that has been compromised from excessive heat styling. Hair is left soft, smooth, and looking healthier. Key ingredientsw include grapeseed oil and coconut oil.
Why we love it: The hair feels ultra smooth and silky after use.
Available at www.bioionic.com.
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