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Best Hair Stylers

Since visits to the hairdresser every morning aren’t exactly feasible, a home hair styler can go a long way in achieving an aesthetic for your locks that you won’t have to worry about for the rest of the day. Continue Reading...

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Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron

Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron

4.7 from 199 reviews
Plate MaterialCeramic

With its impressive 4.7-star rating, the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron is one of the best hair straighteners and is reasonably priced at $149.95.

Price (RRP) $149.95

  • FeaturesAuto Shut-off, Storage Case and Universal Voltage
  • Min Temperature120 °C
  • Max Temperature240 °C
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Blue, Pink, Purple, White
  • Cord Length3 m
Bondi Boost Wave Wand

Bondi Boost Wave Wand

4.1 from 134 reviews

Latest review: To be honest, this isn’t a bad product. But if you are expecting waves, they are very soft. Gave it away as it wasn’t very effective. I expected better results

Price (RRP) $84.95

  • Creates natural-looking waves

  • Affordable at $84.95

  • A little bulky to use

  • Build Quality
    4.1 (113)
  • Value for Money
    4.1 (122)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (118)
  • Hair Care
    4.4 (100)
TNS Automatic Curler

TNS Automatic Curler

4.7 from 31 reviews

The TNS Automatic Curler is a useful hair-curling option if you’d prefer to take out the guesswork that can come with a manual curling iron.

Price (RRP) $249.00

  • Gorgeous curls produced

  • Quick to heat up and use

  • A little expensive at $249

  • Limited stockists – DFO is the only mention

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (22)
  • Value for Money
    4.6 (22)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (25)
  • Hair Care
    4.5 (19)
VS Sassoon Curl Secret Optimum VSC1600A

VS Sassoon Curl Secret Optimum VSC1600A

4.1 from 46 reviews
Plate MaterialCeramic

To use this automatic curler, insert a small section of hair into the rounded chamber. A few slow beeps will be heard as your hair heats up, followed by continuous, faster beeps when your curled section of hair is ready to be unclamped.

  • Three auto-curl settings

  • Easy to use

  • Fairly affordable at $129.95

  • Can be time consuming to curl long hair

  • Build Quality
    4.3 (34)
  • Value for Money
    4.1 (34)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (35)
  • Hair Care
    4.0 (31)
  • Min Temperature180 °C
  • Max Temperature235 °C
  • Colour / FinishSilver/Grey
  • Number of Heat Settings6
VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Rotating Hot Air Styler VS2735GA

VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Rotating Hot Air Styler VS2735GA

3.9 from 56 reviews
Plate MaterialCeramic

If poker-straight hair just isn’t your thing, the $69.95 VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Rotating Hot Air Styler lets you create textured waves, or straight hair with a healthy amount of volume.

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Hair Care
    5.0 (2)
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Number of Heat Settings2
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Types of Hair Stylers

Section of hair wrapped around hair curling tongs

Curling tongs

Also called curling irons, these styling appliances (pictured, above) are designed with a lever and a clamp, so you can securely place sections of hair inside the clamp to stop it unravelling. Since curls are wound tightly in their clamped position, they produce ringlet-style curls that are generally more tight and polished. If you prefer the ease of use that curling tongs offer, but prefer looser curls, you can opt for tongs with a larger barrel size.

Curling wands

Wands are designed with a cone-shaped heating element that tapers off at the end. To use them, you manually wrap a section of hair around the barrel. You can spread the hair section out over the length of the barrel with lots of gaps for a looser curl, or wind it up in a tight spiral for a more springy curl that looks more like ringlets.

Either way, keep a firm grip on the end of your hair section. If it's held too loose, you might accidentally let go, or the curl won't have any definition or body. When you're using a curling wand, your hand will be close to the heating element virtually at all times, so wear a heat-protecting glove.

Automatic curlers

These may appeal to you if you find using a curling wand or tong to create manual curls fiddly or stressful. An automatic curler will let you insert a section of hair into a designated part of the appliance, press a button, and wait while the machine does the work for you by crafting a curl. Often curl settings allow you to select how loose or tight the curl will end up.

Flat irons used for curling

Some straighteners are also purpose-built for curling, or adding volume in the form of waves or looser curls. These flat irons will have a rounded top, as well as a swivel cord, so you can twist them in accordance with the motion of the curl you’re creating.

Creating curls using a flat iron is trickier than using a styler specifically designed for curling. However, if you’re deft with your home hair appliances, or willing to learn, a curl-friendly flat iron may save you some cash as you’ll be buying one appliance, not two.

Hair dryer brushes

These are essentially round barrel bristle brushes that incorporate a heating element. They allow you to style your hair as it dries, to infuse a bit of volume. This basically saves you the hassle of juggling a hair dryer in one hand and a round styling brush in the other; incorporating two useful hair styling products into one appliance.

Some styling brushes, like the Hairstyla HSS200, also work as hair straighteners, which simultaneously straighten and smooth hair as you brush it.

All-in-one hair stylers

All-in-one hair stylers can perform a variety of hair styling functions. For example, the Dyson Airwrap can blow-dry, straighten, add waves or curl hair. Just keep in mind that the more functions a hair styler is equipped with, the more expensive it's likely to be.