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From curling irons and wands to blow-dryers and straighteners, it can be hard to figure out which hair tools are worth investing in. (Not to mention, bathroom storage space is not something to be carelessly wasted.) It’s with that spirit in mind that we partnered with GHD to let you in on the only hair tool you need, according to celebrity hairstylists: the GHD Platinum Styler. Keep reading to learn how to re-create four celebrity red-carpet looks with the little tool.

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Kate Hudson’s Relaxed Curls

Think a flatiron can only straighten your strands? Think again. First, rough-dry your hair, combing it with your fingers, to keep a natural feel. Then let the GHD Platinum Styler work its magic. Celebrity hairstylist Shay Ashual started on the front and crown of Hudson’s hair, “twisting the iron a bit as I went down the length of the hair, creating a soft curve on each section.” This allows the curls to look effortless and chic.

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Kerry Washington’s Sleek Ponytail

The trick to a high ponytail is a smooth start, which can be achieved easily with a flatiron. But despite what you might think, a higher temperature doesn’t necessarily mean straighter hair (instead, you can guarantee some damage). That’s why celebrity hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew loves the GHD Platinum Styler, “because it heats to the optimal 365 degrees” and allows for less hair breakage. Pull your flatironed hair back tightly, teasing it a bit at the roots to create height, and then curl your ponytail using the method mentioned above.

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Reese Witherspoon’s Classic Straight Style

Sure, straight locks are not a revolutionary concept. (“Um, I wear my hair like this every day,” we hear you mumbling.) But the key here is learning to glam things up a bit with a deep side part. Hairstylist Lona Vigi created Witherspoon’s glossy look in a flash with the GHD Platinum Styler. “I know I’m not damaging my clients’ hair because of the tri-zone technology,” she said, explaining that the tool gives off uniform heat so you’re able to straighten your hair in one stroke, as opposed to going over the same section 12 times.

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Priyanka Chopra’s Elegant Updo

And now for the grand finale. Chopra’s hairstylist Castillo used the GHD Platinum Styler to smooth out all sections of the hair. Then he made two ponytails, crossed them over and knotted them together to create an elegant yet fun hairstyle. Want to re-create the look for an upcoming holiday party? Get Castillo’s step-by-step instructions here.

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