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Best for soft waves
If you’re a wavy-hair aficionado, this heat tool is going to be your jam. The iron features an ergonomic design and a 1.25-inch tourmaline-and-ceramic barrel. What sets this product apart from other appliances is its gyroscopic technology that senses the movement of your hand. Translation: It automatically rotates in the desired direction with a slight flick of your wrist. Hello, Gisele-worthy waves!
T3 Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing, Auto-Rotating 1.25" Curling Iron, $255, murale.ca.
Best for quick blow-drying
This professional-quality blow-dryer gets the job done—fast. Designed for use by blowout artists at Drybar, the popular American hairstyling chain, this model uses negative-ion technology to close hair cuticles, reducing frizz and amping up shine. It comes with two attachments: a concentrator nozzle, which helps smooth down bangs, coarse hairs and flyaways; and a diffuser nozzle, which distributes airflow across a larger section of hair, helping to speeddrying time—perfect for long, thick hair.
Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer, $236, sephora.ca.
Best for creating body and waves
Old-school curlers create bouncy, full, glamorous waves that are timeless. This set of ionic hot rollers helps reduce static and frizz while boosting shine. For a more modern effect, try wrapping sections of hair around the curler, rather than the traditional technique of winding hair from ends to root.
Remington Ceramic Compact Hot Rollers, $20, walmart.ca.
Best for straightening long, thick hair
If your hair is unruly and doesn’t like to walk a straight line, then this flatiron may be a worthy investment. Silicone speed strips allow it to heat up to 205 C. in a flash, while Nanoionic ceramic plates add shine. Also suitable for fine hair, the iron features an adjustable temperature control to customize your heat.
Bio Ionic Onepass 1" Straightening Iron, $280, sephora.ca.
Best for sculpting curls
The temperature control—which heats to up to 210 C—allows this tool to play nice with all hair types. The clamp-less rod lends hair alooser curl compared to the tight spiral "prom" curls created by traditional clamping curlers. The wand also features a 360-degree swivel cord, and it comes with a heat-resistant glove to protect your hand.
Wahl Curling Wand, $40, walmart.ca.
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