Blow dries are like avocado on toast – it will always in better at a cafe (or in-salon), but you can still get a pretty decent result at home, given you’ve got the right tools. The reason for the long-winded food metaphor is to highlight the fact that hair tools are so innovative these days, you hardly need to leave the house for professional(ish) finish. Below, you’ll find a curation of four at-home hair tools we can’t stop using, from a foolproof volumising hot brush to a $700 straightener that guarantees poker straight locks, no matter your hair type. See, good hair days are only a simple *add to cart* away.
Dyson Corrale, $699. SHOP NOW
Presenting you with the most hyped beauty launch of 2020! The Corrale is Dyson’s take on the humble hair straightener, but like everything Dyson do, it comes with a stack of features and benefits. The main one is the “corraling” action of the flexible plates, working to hold the hair within the straightener so that heat is distributed evenly and effectively. It’s eye-wateringly expensive, but if you have thick, coarse hair or find you’re suffering heat-related damage, it’s worth considering.
Mermade Hair Dryer, $89. SHOP NOW
Cheap(ish), cheerful and a sweet shade of bubblegum pink, this blow dryer is easy on the eyes and a treat to use. With multiple heat settings and two concentrated nozzles, it delivers powerful airflow for a finish that’s smooth and frizz-free. Plus it’s light, so won’t tire your wrists as you’re styling.
GHD Rise Hot Brush, $280. SHOP NOW
Having just launched days ago, this heated brush is destined for big things. Essentially, it’s a heated barrel brush designed to add movement and volume in dry hair. Think of it as a salon style for dummies – blast hair dry, and run through lengths, moving your wrist if you want to add flicks or soft waves. It maintains a safe heat of 185 degrees too, so you can’t do too much damage. The result is soft, full volume and incredible shine. Sign us up!
Panasonic EH-NA98 Hair Dryer, $349. $349. SHOP NOW
This dryer contains patented Nanoe technology to reduce hair damage, and generates double mineral ions to promote smooth, shiny, sleek hair that’s free from damage. Also? It’s powerful! The specialised nozzle means hair is subject to soft and strong airflow, so hair moves more, thus drying faster.