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9 Hair Styling Tools Every Beauty Lover Should Have

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From pin-straight flat-ironed locks to beach waves or voluminous curls, there's the perfect hair tool for every style. Finding out what styles you love to wear the most will influence the hair tools you buy, whether that's a curling iron, blow dryer, flat iron, and beyond.

Here, we rounded up the best hair styling tools for every type of look.

Best Flat Iron: Revlon Salon Straightening and Curling Copper Flat Iron

Having a sleek styling tool to flatten hair can take your look to an all new level. This professional copper and ceramic flat iron from Revlon is the perfect straightening tool, to smooth out strands or help straighten naturally curly hair.

When it comes to choosing a flat iron, you want to make sure you pick one that has a heat setting that's high enough for any type of hair. The copper ceramic technology allows hair to be straightened without breaking while leaving behind a luminous shine. The heat setting goes up to 455 degrees, enabling even the most stubborn of curls to become pin straight. It heats up in ten seconds and remembers the temperature setting you use the most, to automatically give you what you're looking for as soon as you hit the power button. 

Best Blow Dryer: Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer

Harry Josh Pro Tools 

 

A light-weight hairdryer that significantly reduces drying time? Yes, please. When it comes to drying and styling your hair, it's always a great feeling when you can get it done promptly, allowing you a few extra minutes in the morning to hit the snooze button, and significantly reducing the time you spend with heat directly applied to hair. This blowdryer weighs less than a pound and is quiet so you don't have to worry about making a ton of noise if you're up early in the morning. Perfectly compact, it's a great travel addition to any upcoming trip you might be going on. 

Best Curling Wand: Conair Infiniti Curling Wand Styler

 Conair

This budget-friendly tourmaline wand allows you to wrap your hair for a perfect curl or beach waves look without the clamp of a traditional curling iron. If you prefer to do the wrapping yourself, it's smooth texture allows you to easily wrap strands of hair for the perfectly finished style. 

Tourmaline ceramic technology allows the hair to be styled without being damaged, ensuring that the health and integrity of the hair stays intact. Anytime you're using hot tools, you always want to make sure that you protect your hair by using a leave in thermal protecting styling treatment, allowing you to freely curl with heat without worrying about the damaging effects heat can have. For best results, apply your heat protectant product, blowdry hair, and then section hair to curl in loose waves or tighter ones depending on whichever style you're looking to achieve, and be sure to brush through the curls after you're done for a smooth, natural finish. 

Best Curling Iron: Beachwaver Pro 1 Professional Rotating 1'' Curling Iron

This patented rotating curling iron is the perfect solution to anyone wanting to get gorgeous beach waves with a little assistance. Section the hair and place it in the clamp, press the rotating button, and watch while the curling iron practically does all the work for you. The customized clamp ensures there are no kinks in the hair, and the ergonomic handle makes it easy to use. Left the house without turning it on? Its safety feature allows the iron to automatically shut off within 30 minutes of no use. Whew. 

Best Hot Air Brush: Amika Blowout Babe Interchangeable Thermal Brush

Amika Blowout Babe Interchangeable Thermal Brush

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This thermal interchangeable brush allows you to blow dry and style your hair all at once without having to use more than one product. Can you say genius? With three different interchangeable brush heads, you can choose which one works best for your hair type and length. You've got some serious time to kill in the morning now, so go ahead and enjoy your coffee a little longer before heading out the door to work.

Best Round Brush: GHD Ceramic Vented Radial Brush Size 3

 GHD

This blow-drying brush is best for styling longer hair, for a more smooth finish and faster drying time. Since it has a ceramic barrel, it retains heat allowing hair to dry in double the time it would if just using a regular round brush. Section your hair and work the brush through each part, going over the hair with the brush and blowdryer until it's smooth and styled the way you want it to be. If you want to create a more wavy look, dry your hair, wrap sections of hair around the brush, blast it with heat for 30 seconds, then with cool air for another 30 seconds before unwrapping it for a sophisticated wavy look. 

Best for Curly Hair: Hot Tools 1106 3/8-inch Gold Curling Iron

Have really curly hair? This tiny curling iron from Hot Tools allows easy maintenance for even the tightest curls. Sometimes all you need to do is just wrap curls around the iron to help keep them bouncy and fresh, and this tiny tool gives you everything you need to do just that. Wash your hair and allow it to air dry after putting in whichever product you choose to keep curls intact. After hair is dry, section your hair and wrap curls around the iron in whichever direction works best for your hair type and desired style. 

Best Hair Towel: Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

Courtesy of Sephora

Don't have a lot of time in the morning to style your hair? Cut drying time even more by using this turban made from absorbent and woven fibers to get the moisture out of hair without any breakage. Get out of the shower, squeeze excess water out of hair, and wrap up in turban while getting ready before blowdrying. 

Best Clips: Harry Josh Pro Makeup & Wave Setting Clips

Harry Josh Pro Makeup & Wave Setting Clips

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Need to pin your hair back while applying makeup, but don't want to crease or kink your perfect blowout? Use these clips to pin hair back while finishing getting ready while keeping your hairstyle perfectly intact. 

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