Hair tools, unlike, say, lipsticks or shampoos, aren’t something you typically buy or switch out often. I’ve had the same blow dryer for years and a hair straightener that’s been dropped on my bathroom floor more times than I can count. So long as it turns on and off, we’re good, right? Also, who has the space for multiple tools? I certainly don’t.
I share all of this to illustrate the amount of ambivalence (and perhaps skepticism) I felt when I came across the L’Ange Le Duo Hair Styler.
Designed to create curls, waves and straighten your hair, it was presented to me as a jack of all trades, MacGyver of styling tools. In theory, all of these things are great and would save me some much-needed storage space. But, as I’m personally learning in my 30s, multitasking is only effective if you’re able to deliver on each individual task.
Still, I’m a curious person by nature and testing products is a vital part of my job, so I decided to give Le Duo a le chance. Also, I wanted to see what all of the hype was about. (The styler has repeatedly sold out since its initial launch in June.)