As soon as you start to break out the fall jackets you realize that you need new ones because the ones you have are so last year. And then suddenly the overhaul begins. None of your shoes are any good. Your makeup is old and crumbly. Your jeans are worn. And most of all, your hair is way past due for a revamp. So why not start from the beginning and revamp the tools you work with everyday? BN has the breakdown of the best in new heated tools for your hair. With the weather getting less humid (or for those of you lucky ones who never see humidity…i.e. our L.A./Vegas readers), you don’t have to feel so bad about a full-fledged heat styling regimen. Starting with a good blowdryer, segueing into flat irons and finishing off with high-quality curling irons, we’ve found a few new products that will do the trick this fall. And because October is Breast Cancer Awareness, we encourage you to buy the pink editions – especially when the company gives back, as many of these do.
The Hair Dryer
Solano Power to Prevent 3200 Dryer
When it comes to hairdryers, most professional stylists swear by Solano. The company’s dryers, made in Italy, tame the unruliest locks into submission and make them behave smoothly. Fortunately, us non-pro’s can buy them too, and while they’re more expensive than the typical store brand, the results and the long life of the dryer make them worth the extra bucks. In honor of Solano’s recent partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), the company launched its new Power to Prevent Dryer. It’s pretty in pink and has the same great features as Solano’s other high quality dryers: 1875 watts, powerful motor, easy grip handle, ceramic thermal grill for even heating, three temperatures, two speeds, a cold shot for staying power, a concentrator and a repair warranty. Available at professional beauty suppliers or http://www.solanopower.com
The Flat Iron
Stealth Professional Titanium Digital Straightening Iron from Coppola Designer Hair Care
With extensive knowledge of the hair industry, Keratin Complex is well-poised for its private label flat iron release. The company’s new Stealth straightening iron from Peter Coppola Designer Hair Care uses Nano Silver Technology to minimize friction and ease styling. A micro-chip control function is built inside the iron so the temperature can be determined by each individual user – though at home users should keep the dial around 350 degrees. Available at http://www.keratincomplex.com
SOS Wet-to-Dry Flat Iron
Who wouldn’t love a little retro-throwback in their hair care packaging? Valery Joseph has given us a taste with the SOS Wet-To-Dry Flat Iron, which comes wrapped in an adorable, Roy Lichtenstein-esque container. The iron inside will cut your styling time significantly by drying and straightening hair in one fell swoop. Not convinced? Divide towel-dried hair into sections, run the flat iron through pieces twice – slowly! – and see how each piece takes shape while it dries. Get yours exclusively at Valery Joseph Salons in NYC or by calling them (212-517-2333).
ProSilk Blue Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron with Quicksilver Nano Technology
The new ProSilk Blue Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron might seem like any other ceramic flatiron – but this one’s got quicksilver. That’s right, quicksilver. It’s the latest innovation in hair sanitation and it kills more than 650 varieties of bacteria while smoothing your locks to perfection. The iron heats up in seven seconds. Not 70, not 17, but seven. It has an automatic sensor control system and it heats up to 435 degrees. Available at http://www.prosilkprod.com
The Curling Iron
T3 PRO. EverTwirl
More pink hair tools come to you this season from T3 PRO., with its EverTwirl Tourmaline and Silver-infused curling iron. The powerful iron infuses tourmaline and silver technology instead of coating or spraying it onto the surface of the iron, as many, less worthy competitors do. Why? Because when heated, tourmaline generates negative ions and infrared heat to eliminate static electricity. The iron gets up to 410 degrees and comes in two barrel sizes, 1″ or 1 ¼” with a very long cord to ease your front-of-mirror contortion act while trying to get those tricky back pieces. T3 products are sold at Nordstrom, Sephora, ULTA, t3micro.com and fine salons nationwide.
Paul Mitchell Express Ion Curl
A sleek and chic look comes in the packaging and to your style with Paul Mitchell’s Express Ion Curl curling iron. The one-inch barrel heats quickly and prevents cold spots on your hair and in the barrel for more uniform curls. The heat has a lock so it won’t change while you’re styling and the digital LDC temperature control makes understanding how much heat you’re distributing onto your fragile hair much easier. Paul Mitchell products are available at participating salons.