In a market brimming with endless hair styling options, discerning the best from the rest can be overwhelming. Yet, there's no need to navigate this alone. Our Editor-in-Chief, Maria Ugrinovski armed with over two decades of hairstyling expertise in Melbourne's elite salons and the dynamic world of fashion weeks, cuts through the clutter with precision. She's your trusted guide in this quest, bringing to the forefront six standout hair tools that have captivated influencers and beauty aficionados alike. Each of these selections comes with our EIC's seasoned insights, underscoring why they're not just popular but also effective.
Dive into our curated list of top influencer-approved hair tools and unveil the styling revolution that awaits.
1. Shark FlexStyle™ Air Styling and Drying System
First on our list is the Shark FlexStyle™ Air Styling and Drying System, a sensation in the US and UK, now gracing Australian shores. With over 12,500 beauty enthusiasts eagerly waiting, this tool isn't just a hair dryer. It's a transformative styling device offering the dual function of drying and styling. What makes it stand out? It's lightweight, powerful, and ensures no heat damage, thanks to its ability to maintain a consistent temperature. Its versatility is unmatched with various attachments including Auto-Wrap Curlers and an Oval Brush, catering to all styling needs.
"I thought the Shark Flex Style was a bit of a gimmick at first, but after having one sent to me, I can confidently vouch for its exceptional performance. It has proven to be one of the best hair styling tools available, particularly for individuals who are short on time, struggle with styling their own hair, or simply desire a versatile all-in-one tool. Investing in the Shark Flex Style is absolutely worthwhile!" - EIC Maria
2. Mermade Hair's Double Waver
Next is the Double Waver by Mermade Hair. This tool redefines the "less is more" philosophy with its double barrel design. It's perfect for creating head-turning medium-sized waves. The anti-scald plates and advanced heat technology ensure safety and effectiveness, even for those with shorter hair. Plus, its compactness and universal voltage make it an ideal travel companion.
"The Mermaid Double Barrel Waver is a great styling tool, delivering gorgeous loose waves that last. It's especially perfect for short hair styles like bobs. After creating the waves, I like a light brush through and a shake with some dry shampoo to add extra texture and volume to my look". - EIC Maria
3. ghd Mini Hair Straightener
For those with short hair, the ghd Mini Hair Straightener is a game-changer. Featuring 1/2 inch plates, this device is tailored for styling short hair, fringes, and tight curls. Its advanced ceramic heat technology guarantees an even heat distribution, ensuring salon-smooth results. The narrow barrel design and the protective plate guard add to its appeal, making it perfect for on-the-go styling.
"The ghd Mini Professional Hairstyler is a versatile tool that's particularly great for short and fine hair, making it popular among both men and women. Its narrow head allows you to get close to the roots, which is especially useful if you have very curly hair and want to flatten the root area. But that's not all! This hairstyler also doubles as a fantastic curling wand, giving you even more styling options. With its versatility, it's a must-have for anyone looking to achieve different hairstyles with ease." EIC Maria
4. Halo by Elchim 8th Sense Run Digital Hair Dryer
Introducing the Halo by Elchim 8th Sense Run Digital Hair Dryer – a masterpiece born from the collaboration between Australian Halo and Italian brand Elchim. This premium hair dryer is a blend of speed, lightness, and power. Its innovative brushless digital motor is built for longevity and to preserve hair integrity. The ionic and ceramic technology ensures hair remains frizz-free and lustrous.
" I'm a little old school When it comes to finding a hot dryer that won't damage your hair, and I know there are plenty of options available. One highly recommended option is the Halo by Elchim 8th Sense Run Digital Dryer, known for its powerful performance and advanced technology. It utilises innovative features to minimise frizz, making blow-drying, straightening, and prepping the hair for other heated tools much more effective and efficient. Make no mistake, this high-quality product is a great choice for those who appreciate a combination of reliability and cutting-edge technology." EIC Maria
5. Size 2 Brush for Versatile Blow-Drying
Our list wouldn't be complete without the Size 2 Brush. Ideal for short to mid-length hair, this ceramic-barrelled brush is a staple for creating a range of styles from voluminous blowouts to sleek finishes. It retains heat for a faster blow-dry, offering professional results at home.
"As a former hairdresser, I can attest to the fact that using a high-quality brush can make a significant difference in both bounce and shine. The ghd Ceramic Barrel Brushes are among my top recommendations. In particular, the size 2 brush is perfect for all hair types. It adds volume to short hair and creates soft waves when used for twisting and drying long hair. Trust me, investing in these brushes is totally worth it!" EIC Maria
6. Liberate Cordless Compact Hair Straightener
Last but not least, the Liberate Cordless Compact Hair Straightener is for those who value freedom and flexibility. This cordless styler, powered by the latest lithium-ion technology, offers a seamless styling experience. With its intelligent heat control and ultra-fast heat technology, it promises minimum hair damage and maximum style longevity.
"This little gem, the REVAMP beauty tool, was gifted to me at an event, and I can't go anywhere without it now. It heats up in a flash, making it perfect for touch-ups or quick curls on the go. The fact that it's cordless adds to its practicality, allowing me to use it even in the car. It's a must-have for busy individuals who want to keep their hair looking fabulous wherever they are!" EIC Maria
We're all ears for your feedback! Let us know which of these products you've tried or loved by shooting us an email here. But while you're at it, why not dive into the enchanting world of ZALA Hair Extensions? It's the ultimate shortcut to achieving fabulous hair in no time!
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