The 10 Best Styling tools

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Look like you've just stepped out of the hair salon with these handy gadgets - they're not just a load of hot air

1. Parlux 3200 hairdryer

£59.95, parlux.co.uk

Powerful yet not too heavy, these professional favourites are expensive but will stand the test of time. And now they have the option of being fitted with a silencer.

2. Haito Wand

£39.95, hairtools.co.uk

If you end up in a tangle with traditional rollers and tongs, then a styling wand is the easiest option. Simply wind a section at a time around the heated conical wand and release for instant bounce.

3. GHD straighteners

£119, ghdhair.com

When a brand name becomes a by-word for its product it's undoubtedly the market leader – as is the case with these oft-imitated but never bettered, brilliant ceramic hair straighteners.

4. Mark Hill glam rock hair rollers

£39.99, boots.com

Rollers are an old-fashioned concept, but some still swear by this method of creating curls and volume – try the only heated Velcro versions available.

5. Remington Multi-style S6600

£49.99, remington.co.uk

If you are not one for everyday primping, this multi-use gadget would be a good buy. It has a straightening function, and cancreate three different curl sizes.

6. Wahl Signature Styling Spirolls

£49.99, argos.co.uk

This product combines curling tong, heated rollers and conical tong. Each one has a colour change indicator – leave to cool for long-lasting waves.

7. Superclippers

£60, Babylissmen, argos.co.uk

Clippers are essential for keeping a crew cut looking sharp. Eight different cutting grades make this version versatile enough to tidy up longer lengths or create an even, close shave.

8. Enrapture Amplify Jumbo Waver

£74.99, johnlewis.com

This strange-looking contraption creates big "S" waves in hair. Work sections through the barrels for bouncy-looking hair in a flash.

9. Vidal Sassoon hot air dryer

£13.27, boots.com

Get the necessary lift for a retro hairdo with this handy styler. Tease wet hair with it to add volume while drying. A curl release minimises tangling and pulling.

10. Tresemme Salon Professional Lightweight AC 2000

£17.99, boots.com

Good value for money, this makes balancing a hairdryer in one hand and a brush in the other a doddle.

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