That clever witch Hermione Granger used a magic wand to conjure up birds and erase memories, but we mere mortals would settle for a spell that promises a perfect hairdo. And thankfully, there are tools for that.
We recently asked top hair stylists to share their recommendations for best hair style tools—and sure, they’re not exactly magic, but they’ll do the trick when you need to conjure up a fabulous hair day.
Stylists’ Picks: Best Hair Style Tools
Chi Lava Hair Dryer
Even though the Chi Lava Dryer is technically a professional, everyday dryer, it’s so compact and lightweight that you can conveniently pack it wherever you go. Its performance is unparalleled because of its unique technology using a collaboration of signature ceramic and lava rock to deliver the benefits of hydrating heat and anions. The hydrating heat prevents your hair from losing its natural hydration that can make the hair appear dull and the anions (negative ions) help seal the cuticle of the hair giving you a shiny and long-lasting style! Its balanced design allows for easy use with little to no fatigue and the three nozzle attachments (straight, comb and diffuser) make this a “one size fits all” tool.Cynthia Diersen, creative artistic team member at CHI Haircare and owner of The Colour Bar, A Cynthia Diersen Salon in Cypress, Texas
Amika Mighty Mini Ionic Dryer
The Mighty Mini Ionic, tourmaline-infused ceramic travel blow dryer by Amika is a must in your bag. It reduces the risk of damage and is perfect for fine hair. It is cutest dryer ever too! Take this 1000-watt, travel dryer anywhere.Tabitha, Christopher J Salon, TabithaFHair.com
Tool Science Hair Dryer
The Tool Science hair dryer comes with a direct air attachment and diffuser. This has been the best blow dryer I have ever brought. It heats to 450 degrees to tackle coarse hair, but it also has three temperature settings and three air settings (which adjust how forceful the air is), for finer or weaker hair that can’t take that much heat. There’s also a cool shot button for no heat at all. Definitely a must-buy. I purchased mine from Sally Beauty.Tiffany Shelly, CEO, Last Minute Hair LLC
Sedu Revolution Styling Iron
This is a ceramic iron with black tourmaline gemstones that help to distribute and transfer heat evenly. What I love most about this flatiron is that I can easily curl or straighten hair with it.Christina B., Warren Tricomi Salon
Izutech Titanium Flat Iron
This affordable iron leaves the hair extremely shiny and smooth, preserves moisture within the hair shaft and the plates do not snag or pull on the hair.Christina B., Warren Tricomi Salon
Kipozi Pencil Flat Iron for Short Hair
A tiny iron that I absolutely love to use for unruly hairlines and short pixie cuts! It is extremely easy to use and reaches up to 450 degrees.Christina B., Warren Tricomi Salon
BabyBliss Pro Titanium Flat Iron
Not only is it a easy to hold with its small handle and tangle-free cord, its smooth-finished, titanium plates evenly heat the hair in one swipe— creating less heat damage and an even lighter, bouncier hair flow.Tiffany Shelly, CEO, Last Minute Hair LLC
FHI HEAT Platform Styling Iron
This iron heats up to 450 degrees and offers adjustable temperature settings. It is ideal for all hair types and is especially great at eliminating and keeping away frizz. It is a fantastic option for coarser/highly textured hair. Nice long cord too!Ramona Villanueva, stylist at BOSS HAIR GROUP—Chicago’s top eco-friendly, sustainable + cruelty-free salon space
ghd Gold Professional Styler
This hairstyling iron has the same benefits of the ghd curling iron, so the barrel and the ceramic plates are extremely gentle on your hair. It has a 30-minute shut off, long cord, and heats up quickly for express styling for those on-the-go!Ramona Villanueva, stylist at BOSS HAIR GROUP—Chicago’s top eco-friendly, sustainable + cruelty-free salon space
T3 Twirl Trio Ceramic Curling Iron Set
The T3 Twirl Trio interchangeable curling iron is super gentle on the hair and comes equipped with three barrel sizes for a variety of styling options!Christina B., Warren Tricomi Salon
Bio Ionic Stylewinder Rotating Styling Iron
This curling iron is very easy to use because of its rotating handle. The iron heats up very quickly, making it a time saver and leaves hair silky smooth.Christina B., Warren Tricomi Salon
HOT TOOLS Curling Iron
These irons are one of the most popular among hairstylists. They are extremely affordable, very reliable and also durable.
Oldies but goodies, they heat up quickly and stay hot, especially for those who need heat up to 430 degrees. These babies are temperature adjustable, and the gold plate conducts heat evenly throughout the hair.Ramona Villanueva, stylist at BOSS HAIR GROUP—Chicago’s top eco-friendly, sustainable + cruelty-free salon space
ghd Soft Curl Iron
Heating up to 365 degrees, the technology boasts optimal, even heat distribution. Plus, the barrel and the ceramic plates are extremely gentle on hair. This iron also has a 9-foot cord!Ramona Villanueva, stylist at BOSS HAIR GROUP—Chicago’s top eco-friendly, sustainable + cruelty-free salon space
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron
This iron heats up to 450 degrees, has an 8-foot cord, and offers a mix of titanium and ceramic in the barrel for heat protection. In addition, this guy also has a booster heat button for hair that needs a bit more heat!Ramona Villanueva, stylist at BOSS HAIR GROUP—Chicago’s top eco-friendly, sustainable + cruelty-free salon space
Any one of these best hair style tools might give you the power to mesmerize onlookers with a casual toss of your perfectly styled hair. Which one will you try?