Looking to pamper your bonnet to stop it looking like a bird’s nest? Aren’t we all. Searching for hair straighteners, hair dryers and other styling tools can be a bit of a chore, as it’s hard to know what products are the best, and what deals are actually worth investing in.
That’s where we step in. We’ve combed through the strands of the internet to find the best deals on hair styling products that we trust. So read on to see the best deals available for hair styling products, as well as some things to keep in mind when shopping around.
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Best hair styling deals
BaByliss Straight and Curl Brilliance Hair Straightener
Now: £39.99 (£20.01 off)
Where to find hair styling deals
As with a lot of electrical products, stores can make it look like you’re getting a big saving, when in fact the product is always a low price all year-round. The RRP isn’t necessarily a true reflection of an item’s worth, as it may have devalued over time regardless. An actual good deal will be discounted in comparison to rivals - and we’ve scoured the net to find the best ones.
Lots of stores and online retailers will have various discounts on styling products - especially during the Christmas period. If you have a loyalty card with any of the high street health and beauty stores (like Boots or Superdrug), it’s definitely worth checking out what deals they have, as you’re likely to gain a boat load of points when purchasing a bigger item like a hair styling product.
Take a look below for our top picks:
Thought the phrase ‘the hotter the better’ may apply to many things in life, hair straighteners don’t necessarily fall under that bracket. Many brands will sell their product based on how many degrees that they can achieve - but what you really want to be looking at is how many different temperature settings they have.
The higher the heat you use on your hair, the more damage you do. Ideally you want a straightener that offers a range of temperatures, along with other features to help tame that frizz, like infused plates or the style of the barrel.
You should also consider what types of styles you want to achieve with a hair straighter by taking into consideration the size and shape of the barrel. For example, if you have longer hair and want to straighten your hair quickly, a wide-set straightener would be your best bet. If you want to curl your hair with a straightener, then you’ll want a rounded barrel to give the most natural finish.
We also have a round up of the best hair straighteners, if you want to know what's best on the market.
What’s the difference between a ten-pound hair dryer and a hundred-pound one? Well, quite a few things actually. First of all, cheap hair dryers tend to have a lower wattage. That means that they’ll dry your hair much slower, and will probably need replacing more often which could cost you more money in the long-term. You'll want to aim for at least 1,500 watts, but the thicker your hair, the higher wattage you should get.
There are also different builds of hair dryers for hair types. Titanium hair dryers are good for people with lots of/thick hair, ceramic or porcelain is best for those with thin/dry hair, and ionic or tourmaline is the most suitable choice if you have frizzy hair. The number of heat settings will also be a factor in your hair type - the highest settings are best for the most untameable hair types.
Having a cool shot on a dryer may seem redundant, but it’s actually a really useful feature, as it can help set a style in place. Other extra features on a hair dryer to look out for are a nozzle for blow drying the hair straight (make sure you use a barrel brush for this), or a diffuser if you have naturally curly hair.
The Dyson Supersonic is one of our favourites, see our full review.
Curling irons and other curlers
It’s a bit confusing to know the differences between different curling products. What do they all mean, and what’s right for you?
Let’s start with tongs. You can get two main types - one with a clamp and one without. Those that have a clamp help hold the hair in place as you style, which is good for beginners, but time-consuming. Those without mean that you have to hold the hair in place with your hands. This is a quicker technique, but should only be done if you’re confident in what you’re doing (burning your hands is NOT fun).
Tongs come in numerous shapes and sizes. As a general rule; the thinner the barrel, the tighter the curl. However, this is also dependent on the length of your hair. For example; there’s no point in buying the thickest pair of tongs out there if you have a bob, as this won’t achieve any curl because your hair isn’t long enough to wrap around it.
The shape of the barrel will also change the type of curl you get. Classic curling tongs are usually circular. Conversely, wave wands have a flat, rectangular barrel to give a narrower bend in the hair so when you brush it out, it creates a wave. Usually there will be photos on the product page to give you an idea of the type of curl you’ll achieve with the tongs.
If tongs sounds like too much work, you can instead try an automatic hair curler, which basically involves simply putting a section of your hair in the machine, letting it works it’s magic, then rinse and repeat. The only downside to these types of products is that you won’t have much creative control over the end result, and they can be a little more costly than tongs.
Best hair styling deals
Here are the best deals on hair styling products right now:
1. GHD Original IV Styler
Now: £87.20 (£21.80 off)
Save just over £20 on the GHD Original IV Styler right now from Amazon – currently cheaper than buying from GHD directly.
2. BaByliss Curl Secret 2667U
Now: £58 (£61.99 off)
Not sure exactly how to curl your hair? BaByliss can save you the effort with the Curl Secret by automatically alternating the curl to give it a natural finish with minimal effort on your part. You also get two heat settings and three timer settings for different curl effects depending on your mood. Boots have a big saving - plus £10 worth of advantage card points with this purchase.
3. BaByliss Straight and Curl Brilliance Hair Straightener
Now: £39.99 (£20.01 off)
Looking for something that does both? The BaByliss Straight and Curl Brilliance is designed to both straighten and curl your hair by having a stainless steel exterior that you can wrap your hair around to create a curl easily. They’re also designed with smoothing ionic conditioners to tame any rogue frizzy areas. Though the RRP listed is £120, they typically go for around the £60 mark - so this price is a good deal.
4. GHD Air
From: Toni and Guy
Now: £79.20 (£19.80 off)
The GHD Air is one of the best hair dryers out there, claiming to dry hair twice as fast as a regular hair dryer. With 2,100W, the GHD Air comes with a removable air filter and ionic tech to reduce frizz and flyaways. You can adjust the heat and power, and there's a cool shot button for setting your style. The GHD Air typically retails for £99, so this is a great saving.
5. BaByliss Platinum Diamond 2300 Diffuser Hair Dryer
Now: £27.49 (£27.51 off)
Get half off this mid-range hairdryer from BaByliss. With 2300W, ionic frizz-control, three heat settings, two speed settings and a large diffuser for enhancing curling hair, you're certain to get a lot of versatility from the Diamond 2300.