Curls Gone Wild
Styling tools for every hair length
We have enough hair products to last us a lifetime, but rarely do we have the proper tools for the job. Here, the best new ones for all hair lengths.
Short Keep your pixie cut sleek (sans clunky straightener) with the six-inch BaBylissPro mini iron ($23), which is terrific for unruly bangs. If waves are more your style, opt for a ¾-inch curling iron like the Hot Tools Gold ($47). Use the clamp for a tighter curl or wrap your hair around the barrel for a looser wave.
Medium Nothing speeds up styling like a high-performance blow dryer. We love that the Infiniti Pro ($30) dries hair in a flash thanks to ionic and ceramic technology. The Seductress iron ($210)--which features three temperature settings--is also great for taking medium-length hair from curlicued to pin straight.
Long To get movie-star waves, we suggest investing in the new Sultra Bombshell ($130). It takes a few tries to learn the glove-handed technique (we recommend watching a few YouTube tutorials), but this iron works in half the time you?re used to and creates a look that lasts all day. Another must-have for long locks: a quality round brush like Ibiza Hair?s EX series ($42 to $48).