5 Must-have hairstyling tools
by Christina Caldwell
The flat iron has become increasingly popular in the last few years as frustrated women and stylists became fed up with spending hours straightening hair with a brush, hair dryer and plenty of arm strength. This iron achieves the same effect without all of the effort. It can work for all hair types, even for naturally stick straight hair. Add dimension by sectioning your hair and running the flat iron over it. Slightly flip the iron at the ends of your hair to add curl, or keep it straight to get that sleek, straight look.
CURLING WAND OR IRON
A classic hairstyling staple of women around the globe, the curling iron seems like a no-brainer inclusion in a hair tool repertoire. However, an edgy and on-trend alternative to the traditional clip-and-curl curling iron is the curling wand. Sans a clip, simply wrap your hair around the wand and hold for a natural looking wave or curl.
Hair dryers might seem like an obvious addition to your hairstyling routine as well, but we should emphasize that this means a good hair dryer. The right hair dryer can add shine, volume and sleekness to your coif. In general, the higher the wattage, the hotter and harder your hair dryer will blow. If you straighten your hair with a dryer, look for a tool with a flat nozzle attachment. For frizz-free styles, spring for a diffuser. Want smooth and shiny hair? Tourmaline (or “ionic”) hair dryers will get you there.