Along with a jolt of caffeine, there are few things that are as essential to the marie claire team’s morning ritual as the right hair tool. According to a quick office poll, the best ones fulfil two important criteria–they save time and they keep our tresses looking healthy and shiny. No matter your hair texture or length, here are the dryers, wands and flat irons that never let us down.
Kathryn Madden, Features Editor
I’m a bit of a blow-dry addict so, in a bid to save my locks from extreme heat damage and breakage, I invested in a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. It does the job fast, keeps my hair sleek and shiny, and is lightweight and streamlined by design – perfect when travelling.
Jana Pokorny, Fashion Director
My favorite hair tool is a gold comb that Renya Xydis gave me called, Janeke Gold Wide Tooth Comb. It’s perfect for combing through conditioner and after towel drying the hair as it just seems to slip right through.
Alley Pascoe, Entertainment and News Editor
I’m not exaggerating when I say this hairdryer (Dyson Supersonic hair dryer) changed my life. I am useless at blowdrying/styling/brushing my hair, so this fool-proof tool has been revolutionary for my morning routine (again, not exaggerating). The best part? It’s super quiet. I’ve had entire phone conversations with my boyfriend on loud speaker while blowdrying my hair. Talk about #multitasking.
Sarah Grant, Features Director
I don’t have a lot of time for my hair these days (hello Motherhood) but when I want to make an effort I always reach for my Babyliss Pro Ceramic Curling Tong. It’s ten minutes of time for a few days of impact, and always makes me feel like I’ve got a bit of the old me back (the one who used to have an hour to get ready). Tong on!
Isabelle Truman, Senior Digital Fashion and Features Editor
I recently cut my hair short (above my shoulders for the first time ever!) and my GHD Curve Creative Curl Wand has gone from gathering dust at the back of my beauty cupboard to a bathroom cabinet staple in an attempt to covet those cool-girl wavy locks.
Sally Hunwick, Beauty Director
I love the Dyson Supersonic. A complete game-changing for my morning routine, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer blow dries my hair to silky smooth in record time; great news as, being a working mother, I never have much time in the morning. The other bonus is my Dyson is quiet enough for me to still be able to watch (and hear) the morning news while I do my thing.
Anna McClelland, Assistant Digital Content Manager
I’ve been using the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer ever since it launched, and I honestly love it. I’m always in a mad rush in the mornings so I love that I can blow-dry my hair fast without the risk of heat damage thanks to the Dyson’s clever temperature control system. I’m also convinced it makes my hair shinier – a win-win.
Arielle Tsoukatos, Senior Digital Beauty And Lifestyle Editor
My hair is naturally super fine which means I could never create voluminous, bouncy waves until I tried the Cloud Nine Curling Wand. It’s designed to be used from any angle so you can create large curls and loose waves. Plus, the variable temperature control minimises any risk of heat damage.