When it comes to creating gorgeous hair, three things are absolutely essential: savvy skills, high-performing products and innovative tools that help you get the job done. “We’re so fortunate to be in an industry that’s constantly evolving and improving tools,” says Natalia Mejia, Turbo Power Brand Ambassador. “Recently, I upgraded to all cordless grooming tools. That simple change drastically improved my performance and shaved off precious minutes in my services.” We rounded up all the latest and greatest tool innovations with one goal in mind: Giving stylists the instruments they need for a more efficient, user-friendly, results-driven experience.
“This is one of the top five tools in any serious session stylist’s kit. It’s the go-to tool for speed, smoothing and finishing.”
—Paul Stafford, Stafford Hair, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sexy Hair Texture Lock Pro Ceramic Crimper uses negative ions and infrared heat to create long-lasting texture without frizz. And, the multiple heat settings let you customize the experience for every hair type.
Kamisori Parana Texturizer gives the stylist precise control over how much hair is being cut. By turning the dial, the stylist can choose 10, 20 or 30 percent hair to remove.
Product Club jetBlack Nitrile Textured Color Gloves are textured on both sides, letting you pull color through with ease while separating the strands.
“These gloves simplify your color application, and you can reuse them several times.”
—Daniel Roldan, Matrix Artistic Director
TurboPower Twinturbo 3900 has a powerful (2,200 watt output), long-lasting (2,500 working hours) motor. And, it’s engineered to create less noise, be eco-friendly and feel ultra light.
Hattori Hanzo The Tenshi Texturizer has a handle design based on traditional offset styling, but with a tighter finger hole—a great option for stylists with smaller hands.
The Tenshi is the most mobile shear on the market without having to commit to a swivel.”
—Sebastian Lightfoot, Hattori Hanzo Top Stylist/Educator
BaBylissPRO Luminoso ¾-inch Mini Straightener is the perfect tool for traveling because of its super small size and dual-voltage capability. The narrow ceramic plates also let you get extra close to the scalp for precise smoothing and waving.
Truss Professional Keratin Infused Flat Iron is used with their Recovery Complex to condition the hair and seal down the cuticle. The ionic steam hydrates each strand while ions neutralize static for complete frizz prevention.
Elchim Nature’s Touch Styling Tool creates celebrity-style waves with a curved-edge design, floating plates and even heat distribution. The styler heats up in just 17 seconds and offers 11 different heat settings to complement any hair type.
Andis Pro Alloy Fade Clipper delivers close-cutting precision from sizes #00000 to #000. The clipper stays cool to the touch and gives off less vibration than most clippers.
Wahl Beret Trimmer is lightweight, ergonomic and ideal for high-precision cutting. When fully charged, the lithium ion battery holds power for a two-hour run time. wahlpro.com
“This trimmer makes lining especially easy, with nice sharp cuts that aren’t too aggressive for younger or older clients.”—Nieves Almaraz, Wahl Education and Artistic Team (W.E.A.T.) member
Olivia Garden iBlend Color & Care Brush evenly distributes products through the hair with dual-length, scalp-hugging bristles. The brush delivers full saturation while eliminating gaps. Bonus: The flexible bristles easily detangle the hair and are comfortable to the touch.
Hot Tools Curlbar Set gives stylists the ergonomic design of the original CURLBAR—reducing strain on the muscles and joints with its unique handle— with the added benefit of four interchangeable barrels, creating a variety of curl and wave looks.