Update Your Kit with These 11 Styling Tools

Photography: Courtesy of Sam Villa

Upgrading your kit with the best blow-dryers, curling irons, flat-irons and clippers is key for getting the job done right. But sifting through the mountain of new products, technology and innovation is easier said than done. Not to worry—we’ve done the homework for you. Here are all the styling tools you need to switch into your daily rotation right now.

Salontech Titanium SHC Digital Flat Iron 

With premium-grade titanium technology, ergonomically designed handling and an innovative digital temperature and power indicator, Salontech’s latest flat-iron delivers performance and results. Chemical treatments are simplified and thick, coarse hair is straightened in just one pass.

Olivia Garden Double Clips 

Designed from a durable blend of carbon and fiberglass, this lightweight clip features stainless steel springs and an antibacterial surface to easily part and hold multiple sections of hair at once. It’s ideal for sectioning pincurls or flipped ends, and saves time when cutting, coloring or curling.

Andis Slimline Ion Trimmer 

Powered by a lithium-ion battery for up to two hours of nonstop trimming, this new model can also fully recharge in just two and a half hours. It comes as part of a 12-piece kit, outfitted with six attachment combs, multi-voltage charger and stand, blade oil guard and cleaning brush.

Dyson Supersonic 

The original Dyson Supersonic made its debut as the most buzzed-about hair dryer in the industry, with all of its bells and whistles. And now, a brand-new colorway, chic purple and black, is burning up social media feeds as the new musthave for stylists in 2018.

CHI Lava Iron 

An innovative combination of volcanic lava and ceramic plates results in effortless glide-ability on even the most unruly and coarse textures. The digital and adjustable temperature quickly heats up to a max 450 degrees Fahrenheit and allows for lower temperature settings to reduce heat damage to strands.

Hot Tools Black Gold Salon Marcel Iron 

Available in 1” and 1¼” sizes, this latest innovation from the Black Gold line features the brand’s best-in-class 24K Gold styling surface, a micro-shine finish, a professional 9-foot swivel cord, and a Marcel TouchGuard for easier handling close to the neck and face.

Wahl Designer Clipper 

The best-selling Wahl Designer Clipper has been updated to feature a sleek yet modern design plus an improved grip and feel for easy distinguishability. The classic black color plus a textured black lid adds to the already powerful electromagnetic motor and professional steel blade for superior clipper cutting.

Body by Blowpro Titanium Flat Iron 

Heating up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit for one easy-pass, the new flat-iron features curved 1” titanium plates and a matte handle for a no-slip grip. Colorcoded LED lights reduce cleaning time and auto shut-off kicks in after one hour.

BaBylissPRO Avanti Titanium Straightening Iron BABAV124T 


Equipped with an EasyFlex hinge that requires less force to close and reduces stress on the wrist, this wet to dry iron features floating titanium plates plus an advanced ceramic heater for instant heat-up and recovery to deliver consistent performance.

Elchim Healthy Ionic 3900 Yellow Daisy Blow Dryer 

Pushing out 2,000 watts of wind power and far-infrared heat to reduce drying time by 30 percent, Elchim’s ionic-ceramic system nourishes the hair while three temperature settings and two speed options work to preserve hair health. Plus, a built-in silencer reduces noise so carrying on a conversation is actually possible.

Sam Villa Artist Series 2-in-1 Marcel Curling Iron & Wand 1" 

With a ¾”-longer barrel and the ability to transform from a Marcel iron into a wand with just a touch of a button, is there anything more necessary to a stylist’s toolkit for creating texture? Ideal for longer hairstyling, this two-in-one makes it easy to switch from one curl style to another.