The best heat-styling tools for your hair, including the best straightener!

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The best heat-styling tools for your hair, including the best straightener!

These amazing tools are perfect for creating the hair of which you've always dreamed! Put them to the test for your best straight, curly or blown-out hair yet.

Best curling iron for waves - T3 Twirl 360
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,

Best blow-dryer - Drybar Buttercup
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,

Best hot rollers - Remington Ceramic Compact Hot Rollers 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,

Best straightener - Bio Ionic straightening iron 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,
Best curling iron - Wahl curling wand 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,

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The best heat-styling tools for your hair, including the best straightener!