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Tulani Bridgewater-Kowalski
November 9, 2021

The Revel Edit: Hot Tools For Hair Styling

Here are some hot styling tools at various price points and for myriad hair types.

Now, go do your “hair toss” à la Lizzo and shake out that mane!

After more than a year of tending our own crowns, it may be time to bring new players onto the field. Here are some hot styling tools at various price points and for myriad hair types to help you achieve glorious goals.

Flattening the curve…

A quality flat-iron is almost as personal as selecting perfume. It needs to feel good in the hand, be easy to use, meet your needs and not singe your mane. Here are a couple of options to consider.

The GHD Platinum+ 

a hair flattening iron

MSRP $199.29

Let’s start with the company name, GHD aka Good Hair Day. Who doesn’t want one? One of the most well-regarded flat irons on the market, this model is top-of-the-line with its ceramic plates and ergonomic design. It’s also idiot proof, heating quickly, like startlingly quickly, to the optimum temperature for straightening hair without burning it. The automatic shut-off means you don’t have to panic when you’re thirty minutes from home.

The wishbone design is easy on the hands and doesn’t require aggressive handling or a vice grip. The long, swiveling cord won’t tangle or keep you too close to the outlet. Best of all, there are great videos on their site to help you master the perfect flip, straighten smooth as glass or get the perfect undulating wave. It works on all hair types from fine to 4C. GHD also offers a two year warranty!


Hot Tools Salon 1" Digital Flat Iron

a purple flat iron for hair

MSRP $49.99

This brand is the go-to for many salons, stylists and online reviewers. It’s easy on the pocket and gets fabulous results. It also has ceramic plates to protect hair against drying and damage. Like the GHD, it heats quickly, has an automatic shut-off, and ergonomic design. You can select the temperature that best suits your hair to get smooth results. It’s a great tool that will last years and works as well as irons that cost twice as much.


Bouncy, bouncy curls…

Smooth, shiny curls. Loose, beachy waves. Springy, joyful coils. It’s all about getting the volume you want without looking like you stuck a fork in an outlet. Healthy hair is happy hair. To get the perfect tousled look, give these a try.

T3 Single Pass 1.25” Barrel Curling Iron

a sturdy white curling iron for hair

MSRP $149.99

For those bigger curls, bring out the big gun and go for T3. Its larger barrel is ceramic coated to smooth, while the clip holds hair in place. The adjustable heat settings with a SmartTwist dial insures you won’t damage your hair. T3 promises to be a “single pass” giving fast and reliable results that won’t tug your tresses.


Hot Tools 24K Gold Curling Wand

a gold hair curling iron

MSRP $59.99

First, did you hear a little Bruno Mars? 24K Magic ladies! With a variety of barrel sizes from 1/2” up to 2”, chances are Hot Tools has at least one wand that will give you the precise curl size you desire. Depending how tight you go, you can achieve the perfect wave, curl or spiral. Adjustable settings and the gold surface allow you to get evenly distributed heat and consistent results. Tested, tried and true. Hot Tools always comes through.


Now, go do your “hair toss” à la Lizzo and shake out that mane!

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