Telebest: Hair gadgets
You don't need a trip to the salon to achieve amazing hairstyling results. Claire Spreadbury rounds up the best tech for luscious locks.
BaByliss Diamond Heated Smoothing Brush, £79.99, Argos (www.argos.co.uk)
For anyone with long hair, this new restyling gadget will transform locks on a non-hair-wash day.
Simply plug in, heat up and brush through hair. The heated diamond-ceramic fins straighten tresses as you brush, while frizz-controlling ions are released, resulting in smoother, shinier strands.
It's perfect for anyone with a slight wave whose hair only looks best after being washed. Great for shoulder-length or longer hair.
Curve Tong Premium Gift Set, £120, ghd (www.ghdhair.com)
Party season is fast approaching and we all love a curly do for the festivities, right?
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ghd’s brand new Christmas Copper Luxe collection — stylishly designed with rose gold accents — is definitely one for the wish list, and their Classic Curl Tong creates effortless waves in no time at all.
Perfect for longer locks, but also works well on shorter styles for a looser wave.
Hair Flair, £9.95, Prezzybox (www.prezzybox.com)
Not forgetting the importance of funky hair for girls, this box of treats is a perfect Christmas present. Aimed at kids eight years and over, there are eight designs that can be made and clipped into hair for cool customisation. Including beads, feathers, extensions and brightly-coloured threads, it's a sure-fire hit for any hair-obsessed little lady.
Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer, £299.99, Currys PC World (www.currys.co.uk)
It's the most talked-about hairdryer on the planet and though it's obscenely pricey, there's no denying the technological excellence behind Dyson's first hairdryer. Designed to maintain healthier and shinier hair by using consistent temperatures, this dryer prevents damage, while drying locks quietly and in super-fast time.
Nicky Clarke Frizz Control Hot Air Styler, £24.14, Argos (www.argos.co.uk)
Containing a large thermal brush, small bristle brush, straightener and a nozzle, this hot air styler allows you to create a variety of different styles - on wet or dry hair - with minimum frizz.
It's perfect for anyone who struggles to create that professional blow-dried look at home.
Mark Hill Pick ‘n’ Mix Handle, £14.99, Boots (www.boots.com)
A great idea for anyone who likes to mix it up when it comes to hairstyling, Mark Hill's Pick 'n' Mix Handle allows you to buy a variety of different attachments in order to style your hair in different ways. There are five wands that work with the handle - each creating a very different type of curl. Try the Wicked Weaver bubble barrel attachment (£11.99) for a head full of different waves - but be sure to wear the gloves as it's very easy to burn your fingers.