In need of a new hair straightener and blow dryer, we turned to the most trusted pro in our life: our stylist. Her recommendation (without hesitation): ghd. And, with two hot new releases just out, we decided to make the investment and give the ghd helios dryer and platinum+ styler a whirl. After all, our stylist knows best.
Boy, was she ever right. The platinum+ styler ($299 at chatters.ca) is the world's first smart styler, meaning it can predict the temperature each part of your hair needs, and adjust accordingly (so you don't end up burning your tresses and, in fact, benefit from stronger, visibly healthier hair). It's got a unique wishbone hinge that keeps the plates perfectly positioned, and a rounder, sleeker barrel (translation: the styling opportunities, from sleek and straight to big and bouncy, are endless). Plus, it's heated up and ready to go in just 20 seconds, at the simple touch of a button—and, key, automatically shuts off if you accidentally forget to do it yourself.
The helios dryer ($299 at chatters.ca), too, is a welcome addition to our hair-tool arsenal. It's super-light and ultra-quick, with a longer-life brushless motor that creates a powerful yet highly concentrated airflow travelling at 75mph to drastically speed up our styling routine! We love the contoured nozzle (it delivers concentrated temperature and airflow distribution for incredible styling results) and a perfectly placed cool shot button to for a quick blast of air to fix any look in place. Plus, it comes in five contemporary colours to suit you and your style—your blow dry just got the royal treatment!
Hey, if it's good enough for the person we trust our hair to, it's certainly good enough for our home use! —Vita Daily