When Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement in 2010 it was not the ring that got everyone’s attention – as spectacular as it was. No it was Kate’s glossy, bouncy brunette waves that had the media and all the fashionistas going gaga. Since then everyone has been trying to achieve those glossy locks. The good news is that you don’t need the budget of a Duchess to get your hair to all amazing, thanks to a plethora of hairstyling tools out there you can have hair like Kate in just a few short minutes. Hair tools have come a long way from the simple straighteners that were on the market in the 90s and now brands spend a lot of time and money researching ways to create advanced models that can work wonders on your tresses. I have listed the top five hair straighteners on the market.
This is the new one model from GHD. If you are after a high end straightener then look no further. The Eclipse can work on any texture from fine and straight to thick and curly Afro hair. It also a very fast model and can style larger sections of hair at a time which is great for early mornings. The new GHD Eclipse uses a more effective heat to deliver the best and fastest results yet. A really fantastic investment tool.
Priced at £195
InStyler 32mm Special Edition Bundle V2
This tool straightens, curls and create volume and shine to your hair. It contains a rotating heated polishing cylinder, four rows of precision-aligned bristles, and a thermal shield that protects the skin from the heat. The InStyler is a real joy to use because it really lifts your hair from the root and creates a lot of volume. The beauty of the InStyler is its versatility which allows you to straighten your hair but still achieve a lot of fullness. They are available exclusively from Boots or you can purchase from the InStyler website.
Priced at £79.99.
BaByliss 2098U Elegance Metallic Purple Straightener
With its beautiful design and salon quality performance, the BaByliss model ticks all the boxes. It is a powerful, sophisticated straightener and styler in one. It is all ready to straighten or style in just 15 seconds with ultra fast heat up and recovery. The Pro 230 Elegance gives you the freedom to straighten and style your hair. Along with straightening your hair to a smooth, sleek finish, the curved design lets you easily create waves, curls and movement in your hair with a flick of your wrist. Wrapped up in a stunning high gloss metallic purple finish, the BaByliss is everything every girl dreams off.
Priced at £79.95
The Salon Pro Straightener with Comb
Hairdressing supremo, Nicky Clarke kills two birds with one stone with this little beauty. The comb teeth glide through your hair effortlessly without snagging it and the ceramic plates smooth over your hair creating a very slick finish. Most importantly the Salon Pro Straightener contains a Tourmaline plate which locks in moisture into your hair which stops it from being damaged. The Salon Pro Straightener with Comb is perfect for ladies who are low on time but high on maintenance.
Priced at £49.99.
Yogi Curling Hair Wand
If fancy something a bit unique and funky then these are your best bet. The Yogi Wand comes in a variety of styles such as zebra print, snake skin and hot pink. The wand is lightweight, quick and easy to use. The ionic and tourmaline ceramic technology will deliver super smooth hair with long lasting results. They will also allow you to create a variety of looks from big bouncy waves to super straight locks and flirty flicks.
Prices has been reduced from £64.95 to £34.95.