If lockdown taught us anything, it was that most things if we try hard enough – can be done ourselves at home. Step away from the scissors if you’re thinking of touching up your fringe, but if you’re just looking for versatile style, the options are plentiful.
Getting salon-worthy hair at home can easily be achieved with the right tools and it doesn’t have to tug at the purse strings either. Don’t get us wrong, we love a trip to the salon as much as the next, but regular trips can get pricey to maintain. In between salon visits, these gadgets will keep your hair in pristine condition.
To find the best stylers for all of your hair needs, we’ve rounded up some of the best below.
Best hair stylers for creating salon-worthy styles at home
With raving reviews online and a pretty price tag to match, this three barrel curling tool is perfect to achieve a number on salon like looks, from beach waves to tight Hollywood curls.
They boast a tourmaline ceramic glaze, which releases negative ions to lock more moisture into the hair, helping to keep it healthy during styling.
Safe anti-scald heads on each of the barrels ensure safety whilst they’re on and when they’re resting to cool off.
Price: £20.99, Amazon – buy here now
If you’re looking for an affordable pair of straighteners, Remington is always a good brand to watch.
There’s nine temperature settings with a maximum temperature of 230°C. The real seller is the advanced ceramic coated plates, helping to nurture hair during styling and delivering straight hair with an impressive and healthy shine.
Price: £29.99, Currys – buy here now
Create beached or loose wavy curls with this 2 in 1 curling waver from Toni & Guy.
Tourmaline ceramic plates and rounded barrels ensures no frizz with that extra bit of shine. There’s also a 60 minute automatic shut off to keep your mind at ease.
Included in your kit is a heat safe glove for styling.
Price: £39.99, Amazon – buy here now
Mark Hill’s Pick N’Mix range is an affordable solution for salon-worth hair at home.
The Mark Hill Pick ‘N’ Mix handle is compatible with the barrels (sold separately) which are designed to achieve different looks, including straight, waves and curls.
The temperature is able to reach up to 185ºC.
Price: £24.99, Boots – buy here now
This hair waver allows the user to create flawless waves and bouncy curls with complete ease.
The retractable cool bristles can be used to detangle hair sections and then gently hold the hair in place around the barrel, for safer styling and stunningly seamless results. Get custom heat settings between 150°C to 210°C.
Price: £59.99, Boots – buy here now
It’s a pricey one, but with thousands of great reviews all over the internet – they can’t all be lying.
With barrels to curl and wave hair, as well as brushes to smooth, the Dyson are wrap styles your hair with no extreme heat and there’s an attachment to suit every hair type and desired style.
The set consists of four air wrap barrels, a smoothing brush and a pre styling dryer. It comes beautifully packaged in a tan carry case, perfect for salon style wherever you are.
Price: £399.99, Dyson – buy here now
If you’re concerned about heat on your hair, the Steampod 3.0 from L’Oreal Professional is a top contender.
It uses the power yet gentleness of steam to transform your hair, whilst protecting it from heavy damage. Steam technology is also much more efficient in terms of time.
There’s three heat settings from 180°C to 210°C and an integrated water tank for a spill-free, constant steamflow.
Price: £227.08, Amazon – buy here now
Another one from Dyson and one worth getting excited about. Flexible plates, less heat damage and salon-worthy hair.
Dyson’s flexi plate technology shapes around your hair, using less pressure and heat – leaving you with a smoother finish that is less likely to frizz up afterwards.
The cordless design enables you to create a range of looks with ease, but there’s also a magnetic, 360° rotating cord if you do need it.
Price: £399.99, Currys – buy here now
Yes, it works as good as it looks.
An automatic rotating system in Revamp’s Automatic Hair Curler creates tangle-free Hollywood curls at the touch of a button, with right and left-handed rotation for easy styling on each side of the head.
Now if that doesn’t make you want to effortlessly curl your hair, nothing will.
Price: £66.65, Boots – buy here now
If the budget is tight, but you’re still looking for great quality – check out the best budget hair straighteners available to buy now.