Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hair Styling Tools Gift Guide

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With the holiday and seasonal festivities upon us, this is the time of year that we spend more time styling our hair than ever, and having the right tools makes all of the difference in achieving the best results. That this is, likewise, the gift-giving season means struggling to find the best gifts for the people on your list, and this Hair Styling Tools Gift Guide is meant to help you find what you are looking for.
Ultra CHI Glitter Sweet Hair Dryer ($149.95 on Sale for $99.95 Only at Ulta):

The Ultra CHI Glitter Sweet Hair Dryer has a ceramic heater that produces moisture and shine while the negative ions markedly reduce frizz and static electricity. Furthermore, the dryer is quiet and it employs and the handle is ergonomically conceived for comfortable use. Additionally, infrared technology dries hair from the inside out, and diffuses water into the hair for added moisture. It produces a low electromagnetic field, and is therefore safer for the environment.

Not only is this a highly effective high quality hair dryer, but the whimsical glitter design will put a smile on your face each time that you use it. This is the perfect choice to get for yourself, or to give as a gift.
Ultra CHI Glitter Sweet Hair Dryer offers,

1300 watt lightweight, dryer equipped with far infrared that instantly dries hair from the inside out and up to 40% faster than your average dryer. Moisture is instantly added through the diffusion of water into the hair and negative ions are emitted to help eliminate frizz and static electricity.
Key Features:
• Quiet speed motor
• Non-slip bumper
• Ceramic heater
• Low EMF (Electromagnetic field) for a safer environment
• Lightweight ergonomic design for comfortable styling
• Ionic infrared light
• 2 speed settings
• Cool shot button
• 120 volts AC 60 HA, 1500 Watts
• Diffuser and Concentrator Nozzle included
• Concentrator nozzle
• FREE metallic tote included in the product box.
Ultra Chi Glitter Glitter Sweet Hair Dryer, Concentrator Nozzle, Diffuser and metallic tote
Diffuser and Concentrator Nozzle
Theorie  SAGA II Classic Flat Iron 1" Titanium ($175.00 from Theorie. Overstock.com and Beauty.com):

If you are in the market for a new flat iron, or someone on your list wants a great quality iron used by professional hair stylists, then the Theorie  SAGA II Classic Flat Iron 1" Titanium is well worth your consideration. The SAGA II Flat Iron has sleek titanium floating plates that are rounded for snag-free flexible hair styling. It features an ultra efficient heating mechanism that eats up quickly so that you don't have to spend time waiting for it to reach the appropriate temperature for styling. Furthermore, it comes with a beautiful travel case and a convenient heat-resistant travel sleeve making it the is perfect choice for traveling and storing at home.

According to Theorie,

Introducing the SAGA Collection flat iron by Theorie, meticulously crafted from our desire to revolutionize professional hair styling tools.

The SAGA Collection features high-performance, adaptable tools suited for the most discriminating styling professional. Our state-of-the-art SAGA Classic Flat Iron boasts titanium floating plates that seal cuticles for increased shine and eliminate frizz, and a streamlined grip and extended textile cord for styling authority and freedom. Meticulously crafted to outperform and outlast the competition, SAGA Classic Flat Iron ensures a gorgeous, coveted salon-finish every time.

Inspired by professional hair stylists, the SAGA Touch represents the perfect balance between leading-edge technology and distinctive ergonomic design. Engineered with supreme components including Negative Ion Technology, 100% solid Titanium floating plates and Far Infrared properties, the SAGA Touch works with you, thanks to technology that is intuitive without being intrusive. Revel in its brilliantly engineered digital control system that will deliver years of consistent heat distribution... even in the most challenging of environments. From its sleek, lightweight, yet durable body to its exquisitely embossed brass plated leather box, The SAGA Touch Collection encapsulates the epitome of professional features so you can focus on the art of hair enhancement.

About Theorie:
Theorie is passionately dedicated to defying expectations by crafting inspired, innovative salon products that reflect the pulse of the industry and respond to the needs of its stylists and clients. We’ve created a prestigious line of curling irons, flat irons, hair dryers and styling products that continue to go unmatched in the industry.
Features and Benefits:
• Industry Professional Edition
• 100% Solid Titanium Plates
• Touch screen digital temperature display
• Automatic temperature lock for consistent heat while styling
• Programmable auto shut-off
• Ionized technology to promote silkier and smoother hair
• Far-infrared technology delivers consistent heat distribution, while reducing static
• Sleek, ergonomic, non-slip grip, designed for professional comfort and control
• Heats to maximum temperature of 450°F (230°C) swiftly
• Floating plates optimize styling efficiency
• 11' heat-resistant textile cord
• Available in 1" and 1.5"
• Designed for use with Keratin treated hair
• Lifetime Warranty
• Single Voltage, 110-127V, 60Hz
• Variable Temperature 310°F - 450°F (150°C - 232°C)
• Power: 45 watts
Theorie leatherette carrying case
InStyler Max Rotating Iron ($99.99 from K-Mart, Target, Ulta and Bed, Bath & Beyond):

The Instyler Max Rotating Iron is a wonderful tool that will straighten, curl, style and polish your hair effortlessly.  It combines the rotating barrel of a curling iron with a brush on the opposite side, and the result is a remarkably effective and innovative multitasking hair styling tool.

According to InStyler,

The InStyler MAX is the most advanced version of the InStyler Rotating Iron yet! The 2-way rotating barrel's innovative technology allows for change of direction with a simple double-click of the barrel for maximum results by rotating in the natural direction of your hair. With a tourmaline ceramic smoothing plate, dual rotating barrel and ionic bristles, the InStyler MAX straightens, curls and styles hair perfectly every time. Straighten even the toughest, most coarse hair and still get fullness and style without the stick-straight "flatness" of a flat iron. Curl your hair by wrapping it around the rotating polishing cylinder. Get lift and fullness right from the root. Get a sexy flip in seconds. With the InStyler MAX's patented design, your hair won't get flattened and baked by the extremely intense heat of a flat iron or other "hot" tools.
The InStyler MAX uses less heat than traditional hot tools, and delivers better results. The secret lies in its rotating heated polishing cylinder, tourmaline ceramic floating plate and four rows of precision-aligned bristles. When you run the InStyler MAX rotating hot iron through your hair, the first set of bristles gently sort and separate your hair strands. Then, the rotating heated polishing cylinder gently glides over your hair, polishing, straightening, and styling each strand. Finally, the second set of bristles puts the finishing touch on your hair, leaving you with shiny, silky hair. The InStyler MAX has a 30 second rapid heat-up and automatic safety shut off. There are multiple heat settings for Fine, medium and thick or coarse hair.

MAX Feature Highlights:
• Straight sleek styles, soft curls and beachy waves
• 2-Way heated rotating barrel smooths and polishes as it styles
• Black tourmaline ceramic curved smoothing plate smooths without crushing, flattening or damaging hair
• Four heat settings up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
• Removable cool tip
• 30 second rapid heat-up and auto safety shut-off
Close up of the brush
The controls

InStyler Max Rotating Iron video
InStyler Tulip ($99.99 from Target, Amazon, J.C. PenneyBeauty.com, Amazon, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Open Sky and Overstock.com):

InStyler TULIP Auto-Curler gives you gorgeous curls and waves in only a few seconds. It is a very lightweight, and easy to use, tool  that is ergonomically designed– making it very comfortable to use. The open barrel design coupled with its dual rotating ceramic barrel create natural looking curls and waves that are gorgeous and long-lasting. TULIP's unique and revolutionary open barrel design keeps hair visible, and this innovation prevents it from getting tangled in the Tulip.

Endless styles can be created with the TULIP, such as:
• Beachy Waves
• Soft, Loose Curls
• Medium, Body Curls
• Tight, Striking Curls and more!
Features include:
• 2-Way Heated Rotating Barrel – smooths hair as it creates frizz-free shiny curls without pulling or tugging, reducing breakage and damage
• O p e n B a r r e l – leaves hair visible and exposed at all times, protecting it from tangling or jamming in the unit, and allowing you to curl long and thick hair
• Cool Touch Safety Guard – prevents contact with the hot barrel and allows you to place the tool directly against your head without burning yourself
• 3 Rotation Settings – easily switches the barrel right, left or to auto, which alternates rotation left to right after each completed curl
• Timer Switch – 3 timer settings to select 3, 8 or 12 seconds to create your desired look
• 3 Heat Settings Up To 430 degrees Fahrenheit – allows you to select the perfect heat setting for fine, medium or thick hair
• Powder Indicator Light – blinking light notifies you once the tool is ready for use
• Auto Safety Shut-Off – to leave you worry-free
Close-up of barrel
Pro Beauty Tools 1 1/2" Professional Iridescent Curling Iron ($24.00 from Amazon, Drugstore.com and Target):

If you are looking to create big and loose sexy curls, then the PRO Beauty Tools 1” Professional Iridescent Curling Iron is the perfect choice for the job!

According to Pro Beauty Tools,

If it’s cheerleader-inspired curls you’re after, the game-changing PRO Beauty Tools 1” Professional Iridescent Curling Iron should be your go-to. Complete with a 24-hour curl lock, your style will perform all night long. No touch-ups required!
•1½” Professional Iridescent Curling Iron
• Long-Lasting Loose Curls & Waves
• Iridescent Barrel
• High, Even Heat up to 430⁰F
• Creates 24 hour curls
• Fast Heat Recovery System
• Ensures optimum heat distribution with electronic sensor for consistent performance
• Multiple Heat Settings
• For all hair types
• Cool Tip
• Ergonomic Handle
• Professional 8’ swivel cord
• 3-Year Limited Warranty
Closed barrel
Barrel close-up
Bed Head Little Tease Ceramic Crimper ($29.99 from Ulta and Target):

If you love to crimp your hair periodically, and want an affordable high quality crimper– then say hello to Bed Head Little Tease Ceramic Crimper.

All the other kids with the pumped up crimps... are using the Bed Head Little Tease 1" Tourmaline Ceramic Crimper. Get tempting texture and pumped up volume using this crimper. Crimp before braiding for a massive braid full of texture. 
• Crimping plates for texture and volume
• Tourmaline Ceramic Technology for softer shinier curls
• Multiple heat settings
• High heat up to 400 degrees F
• Fast heat-up
• Tangle-free Swivel cord
• 120 Voltage
Close-up crimper plate
Starting at the roots, lightly clamp a small section of hair between the plates and hold for a few seconds. For continuous crimps, match the outermost edge and work it down your hair.
1907 by Fromm Square Thermal Rounder Brushes (Small $15.00, Medium $16.50 and Large $17.99 from Ulta):

1907 by Fromm Square Thermal Rounder Brushes have a unique square shaped barrel that allows for "one stop blow dry styling to achieve three different looks: straighten, create loose waves, or form tight curls." The ceramic coated barrel fissures effective high heat resistance, and the rippled ionic nylon bristles increase contact with hair for faster and more effective drying.
Large, Medium and Small
The unique square shape
Revlon Scalp Sensations Brushes ($6.99 from Amazon)

The Revlon Scalp Sensations Brushes feature extra-large ball tips that are three times the size of other ball-tip brushes, and their large size facilities a wonderful scalp massage effect.

According to Revlon,

SCALP SENSATIONS. Brush Line features 3X BIGGER ball tips for a more gentler brushing and detangling experience while at the same time giving your scalp a massage effect. Brushes come with Ionic Technology to create frizz free and shiny finished styles. What's a girl not to LOVE.
Note the size of the ball-tips
Olivia Garden 2 1/2" 100% Natural Boar Bristles Round Hair Brush Eco-Friendly Bamboo ($22.99 from Olivia Garden, Ulta and Amazon):

Olivia Garden makes lovely Eco-Friendly Bamboo Brushes, and their 100% Natural Boar Bristle Brush is remarkably gentle on the hair and scalp. The end result is superior styling results, and it is the perfect choice for hair straightening.
• Bamboo Round Brush with 100% Boar Bristles, 2 1/2", 12 Rows
• Gentle on Hair
• Superior Styling Results
• Ideal for Straightening Hair
• Achieve a Smooth Shiny Finish
Mia Tony Ties & Switch-a-Roo ($5.99- $7.00 from Ulta, Amazon, CVS and www.miabeauty.com):

Mia Tony Ties are my very favorite hair ties because they never pull the hair or leave an unsightly dent in your hair once removed. Plus they are cute enough to wear on your wrist  when you are using them in your hair.

If you seek a headband, instead of hair ties, Mia Switch-a-Roo headband is a stylish way to keep your hair off of your face. Topped with a darling floppy bow, it is sure be a fun alternative to hair ties.

According to Mia,

Keep your pony or style of choice in place with Mia Beauty Tony Ties. Available in a variety of colors and prints, they not only hold back your hair, but can be worn as a fashion accessory as well! Mia Beauty Braided Tony Ties are soft, fashionable elastics. No tug and won't leave crease in hair and can double as bracelets.
Revlon XL Elastics, Revlon Head Bands and Revlon Double Grip Clips (Starting at $3.99 from Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Amazon and other retailers): Keep your ‘do in place with the Revlon Double Grip Clips, Head Bands and Elastics. They are fun, easy to use and affordable.
Overall Assessment: Whether you need to purchase fantastic new hair styling tools for yourself, or for the people on your holiday gift list– then take a closer look at these great tools.

What are your favorite styling tools? Are you looking to upgrade or replace any old styling tools? Have you discovered any real winners or duds? Do tell!

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  1. I love that these are all purple or rose-hued! My hair styling tools are all boringly plain and black.

    1. Me too! They are so pretty tp look at, but more importantly effective to use!

  2. What a great idea for a gift guide! I loved reading it! I love the polka dot headscarf and I actually need it! Hmmm, have to see if I can find it. I just splurged during the Ulta coupon event, and bought myself a new Denman brush. It's been too long!

    1. Thanks, Allison! I thought that it might be helpful oven our proximity to the holidays (ALREADY). Isn't that polka dot headband darling?! I used to have a Denman brush– I really should replace it!

  3. I need to replace my hair dryer which I had for over 4 yrs but it needs a straigtener attachment!! I want to try the Instyler since so many ladies have tried it!



    1. Hi Ursula! InStyler really makes innovative tools!

  4. I really want the Chi Hairdryer. I've been eyeing that for YEARS! <3

    1. It is so worth having, Shipra! It's such a great hair dryer!

  5. Oh my goodness, You may hear my squeals over that pink hair dryer! I need it like now hehe.. Some amazing products, I am going to check out!

    1. I was wondering what that was! LOL!! :-) Isn't it the cutest hair dryer of all time?! It's definitely worth having! I'm so glad that you like my selection!

  6. Oh no. This is a dangerous post for someone who is sightly hair obsessed and spends too much time drooling over high end hair styling tools she can't afford. lol

    1. Hi Erika, LOL! There are definitely some great and affordable options here!

  7. What a fantastic post! I have the Glitter CHI straightener and it is so pretty! I have to say that InStyler hair curler (the pink one) looks so interesting.

    1. Thanks, Kristina! I am so glad that you enjoyed it! The Glitter Chi Flat Iron caught my eye– it is so pretty! The InStyler products are really cool!

  8. Amazing choices. It would be hard to pick what I'd want. I just got the matching CHI flat iron and I love the sparkles! So girly.

    1. Thank you, Marcia! The CHI flat iron would be very happy living with me- LOL! I love how effective and pretty their products are!

  9. Great suggestions twinsy!...and so the holiday gift guide begins...

    1. Thanks, twinsy! I am glad that you like it! Crazy to imagine that it is already that time of year!

  10. Ooh, that blow dryer! I've only just become a blow dryer, but glitter makes everything more fun.

    1. The blow dryer is AWESOME, Bailey! Glitter makes everything better! :-)

  11. Replies
    1. It's is all kinds of AWESOME!!!!!!!! You need it in your life!


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