Get Salon-Quality Hair at Home: The Best Hair Styling Tools That Are Worth Every Penny

April 14, 2023
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5 min
Written By:
Rachel Ekstrom

When it comes to styling your hair, having the right tools can make all the difference. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to know which tools are the best for achieving your desired look. Let’s explore the top hair styling tools that are worth the investment to help you achieve salon-quality results at home.

  1. Hair Dryer:

A hair dryer is an essential tool for styling your hair. It helps to dry your hair quickly and efficiently, while also adding volume and shine. The best hair dryers have multiple heat and speed settings, a powerful motor, and a diffuser attachment for curly hair. One of the top-rated hair dryers on the market is the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. It's expensive, but it's worth the investment for its powerful motor and unique design. The motor is located in the handle, making it more lightweight and easier to maneuver. It also has intelligent heat control to prevent damage to your hair.

If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is a great choice. This tool combines the functions of a hair dryer and a round brush, allowing you to dry and style your hair at the same time. It has multiple heat and speed settings and a ceramic coating that helps to reduce frizz and add shine to your hair. The added bonus is it’s a brush and hair dryer in one, so no more fumbling with your round brush while drying!

  1. Flat Iron:

A flat iron is a must-have tool for anyone who wants straight or sleek hair. The best flat irons have ceramic or titanium plates that distribute heat evenly and quickly, and adjustable temperature settings to prevent heat damage. The most popular flat iron on the market is the GHD Platinum+ Styler. It has ultra-zone technology that monitors heat 250 times per second to ensure consistent and optimal temperature, and it also has a predictive algorithm that adjusts the heat according to your hair type and styling speed.

If you're looking for a more affordable option, the Remington S5500 is a great choice. It has ceramic plates that provide even heat distribution and prevent hot spots, and it also has floating plates that adjust to your hair's thickness and texture for a smooth glide.

  1. Curling Iron:

A curling iron is a versatile tool that can create a variety of different curls and waves. The best curling irons have adjustable temperature settings and a barrel that heats up quickly and evenly. One of the most popular curling wands on the market is the T3 Whirl Trio. It comes with three interchangeable barrels in different sizes, allowing you to create everything from tight curls to loose waves. It also has a digital display and adjustable temperature settings for precise styling. This style of curling iron can be tricky for beginners as it does not have a clamp, requiring the user to use their hands.

If you're looking for a more beginner-friendly and affordable option, the Conair InfinitiPRO Curling Iron is a great choice. It has a ceramic coated barrel that heats up quickly and evenly, and it also has multiple heat settings and a clamp that holds your hair in place while you curl. Different sized curling irons achieve different looks. The smaller the barrel, the tighter the curl, so be mindful of the barrel size before purchasing.

  1. Hot Rollers:

Hot rollers are a great tool for creating voluminous and bouncy curls. The best hot rollers heat up quickly and evenly, and they also have multiple sizes to create different types of curls. The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Roller Hairsetter is one of the top-rated hot roller sets on the market. It has 20 rollers in three different sizes, and the rollers are made with nano titanium technology that emits negative ions to reduce frizz and add shine to your hair.

If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Conair Instant Heat Hot Rollers are a great choice. They heat up quickly and come with 12 rollers in two different sizes, and they also have a heat-resistant pouch for easy storage and travel.

  1. Hairbrush:

DId you know that a great hairbrush is the essential first step in having healthy hair? We know that hair brushes are essential tools for detangling your hair and smoothing out any knots or frizz. But if the bristles are harsh, they can damage your hair before you even begin styling. When buying a new hair brush, look for a comfortable grip and bristles that are gentle on your hair. 

The Leonor Greyl Natural Boar Bristle Brush is one of the most popular boar’s hair brushes on the market. It's handmade with a mixture of boar and nylon bristles that help to distribute your hair's natural oils and reduce frizz.

If you're looking for a more affordable option, the Wet Brush Original Detangler is a great choice. It has flexible bristles that detangle your hair without pulling or snagging, and it works well on either wet or dry hair.

Curly girls love the Denman Original Styler brush to give their wet curls definition and to reduce frizz. This brush pulls the hair through the bristles like a curling ribbon through scissors to perfect and define your curl pattern.

Final thoughts

Having the right hair styling tools can make all the difference in achieving your desired look. Whether you're looking for a sleek, straight style or bouncy curls, investing in high-quality tools is a worthwhile investment. From hair dryers to curling irons to hot rollers and hair brushes, there are plenty of options on the market to suit your needs and budget.

While the tools mentioned above are some of the best on the market, it's important to keep in mind that everyone's hair is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. You should consider your hair type, texture, and desired style when selecting hair styling tools. Unsure about the texture and type of hair you have? One of our experienced hair stylists would be more than happy to help. Find your beauty pro by searching our directory here (link).

Additionally, the health of your hair should be a top priority when choosing the right hair tool. Some tools, like hair dryers and curling irons, can get heat over 400 degrees and can burn or damage your hair. Using heat protectant sprays or creams when styling your hair is a must! Learn what heat settings work best for your hair type so that you don’t damage your locks.

Overall, investing in high-quality hair styling tools is a worthwhile investment for anyone who wants to achieve salon-quality results at home. Whatever style you want to achieve, there is a tool out there to suit your needs and budget.

Let’s talk tools! What is your favorite hair tool? Leave your comment below.

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