Good hair starts with the right tools. Whether you can never quite perfect those beachy waves with straighteners or your at-home blowouts always end up more bleak than bouncy, if you're armed with the right hair tools, DIY styling really does become anyone's game. From rotating hot brushes that will perfect that salon blowout to wide barrel wands that give your hair a textured tousle, we've tried out a lot of hair styling tools in our time. So we thought, who better to round up the best hair tools out there than our very own Byrdie editors? Here's our pick of the best tools that will fake salon-worthy hair every day.
It's no secret that GHD stylers remain some of the very best around. The newest platinum plus styler, however, trumps all those that came before it with its clever predictive plates. You can rest assured your hair won't be damaged by unnecessary ultra-high temperatures. The result? Smooth, sleek and salon-worthy shine.
There was a lot of hype surrounding this hair dryer when it first launched, and for good reason. It's lighter, quieter and dries hair faster than any other hair dryer we've tried. Plus, it leaves your hair smooth and frizz-free—no matter how amateur your technique may be.
Perfect for novices, this genius little tool completely simplifies curling your hair. Hair is automatically drawn into the chamber, where it is held and heated from all directions. A few seconds later, you release the strand and are left with a bouncy ringlet wave.
If loose waves are what you're after, then this wand is perfect. Its barrel is a lot thicker than others, meaning you achieve a much wider curl pattern, resulting in perfectly undone, loose waves. No corkscrew curls here.
The Dyson hairdryer might be lightweight, but this one is compact. It folds itself in half, making it perfect for packing but still manages to have all the features of your very best hairdryer.
If straightening irons aren't your thing, try out this genius heated brush instead. Rather than clamping the hair between two plates, the Dafni brush simply smooths and straightens as you detangle. Clever!
If you're someone who loves a bouncy blow-dry (think Kate Middleton hair) but you struggle to achieve the look at home, then this is the tool for you. The hot air brush rotates as it drys, meaning you can create volume and bounce all whilst simply brushing through your hair.
Perfect for creating everything from big bouncy curls to sleek Hollywood waves, this multiuse curling tong can also be used as a wand, depending on how you personally like to style your hair.