By Molly Sims
Years ago, I perfected the undone-done beach waves. You know the type: it’s the “I woke up like this” flawlessly tousled waves that look effortless, but take a meticulous formula to get it right. Personally, it’s a go-to style of mine that can take me from running errands to an evening event without needing to change a thing, but there’s more to it than a spritz of salt spray — the secret is all in the tools. But rather than dashing to the store, guessing, and grabbing whatever curler looks good, I have a shortlist of hot tools for you that’ll guarantee the beachy waves of your dreams — your salt spray wish it could do this.
Smart tech has made it to your hair tools. Remarkably, this iron can tailor itself to your hair texture, so whether you’re working with long and straight or short and curly, this straightener has the ability to adjust to the thickness of your hair in order to minimize heat damage. Featuring “CeraGloss” plates lining the inside, you can get silky waves sans frizz and maintain the health of your hair.
On top of hair health, efficacy is also key — no one has time for a two-hour hair sesh these days. This hair dryer is supersonic fast…I mean fast. With heat protection control built in, this tool measures the surrounding air temperature every 40 seconds to prevent damage. It’s also sleek and compact, so you no longer have to wrestle a bulky blow dryer into your carry-on or bathroom drawer.
Forget niche single-purpose hair products. Multitaskers are the way forward and will ensure that you can get several styles without needing four or five tools, which is exactly what you can expect from ghd set. The sleek, silvery flat iron can beach wave, curl, and straighten, giving you salon-quality looks without requiring a trip to see your stylist.
There’s nothing more frustrating than leaving home with perfect waves and looking in the mirror an hour or two later to see limp, lifeless strands. For major staying power, you can rely on this curler that doesn’t require a bazillion different barrel sizes, but can do it all with one wand and a few attachments that lock in your style all day long.
If your goal is to look like you have the time to get daily professional blow outs, meet your match. This hot brush does the trick without frying your strands with scorching heat. Thanks to predictive technology and smooth nylon bristles, it instantly amps up the volume of your locks and results in curls you’ll be head over heels in love with.
Photographer: Cassidy Bliss Cooper