The Best Electrical Tools for Session or Mobile Stylists
HJ speaks to session, salon and freelance stylists about the best electrical hair tools they can’t live without in their portable kitbags.
The hairdryer that protects against heat damage
The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Professional Edition is a bespoke dryer for the professional market. It uses Dyson’s smallest and lightest motor yet for on-the-go stylists. Dyson hair ambassador Larry King says: “The three metre-long cable gives me more mobility when styling my clients’ hair.”
It measures the temperature of the airflow to prevent and protect against extreme heat damage. With three heat settings, three airflow settings and a cold shot, the dryer is versatile and can be used for drying and styling hair on shoots or in the salon.
Voluminous curls anywhere
Perfect for on-the-go styling, the Cloud Nine Micro Wand is designed to create natural-looking resilient curls. Rikki Thomas of Daniel Galvin Studios says: “I love the versatility of the Micro Wand and it’s an essential part of my kit.”
Ideal for both session stylists and freelance stylists, the wand is designed to create endless looks from large waves to tight curls with fabulous volume. Featuring a tapered, mineral-infused ceramic barrel, it has three variable temperature settings and uses exclusive kinder styling technology to leave hair enhanced and defined.
A single tool for all of your needs
The ghd platinum+ is a multitasker as it can be used for curling, waving, smoothing or straightening. Adam Reed, ghd global ambassador explains: “It features the most incredible smart technology that adapts to every individual’s hair needs and this has made styling so easy for me.”
Responding to an individual’s hair and the way it is styled, the platinum+ controls heat effectively and predicts the hair’s personal needs to give ultimate results. With a 20-second heat-up time, universal voltage and a three-year warranty, the creators of the platinum+ had on-the-go stylists in mind.
Achieve straight hair anywhere
The lightweight and portable Dafni Allure Cordless Straightening Brush was designed with travel in mind. Ashleigh Hodges says: “Dafni Allure is now a must in my kitbag and it sparks interest with everyone. Being cordless makes it great for quick touch-ups anywhere.”
With a battery life display it is easy to know when charging is required and once it is fully charged it can be used for 30 minutes. The brush is charged using a USB port and indicates when it has reached its top temperature and is ready to be used.
A sleek and professional finish
The macadamia, argan oil and keratin infused ceramic plates of the Diva Precious Metals Touch Straightener will ensure your client receives a sleek and professional result every time. The swipe temperature control panel allows you to choose the perfect styling temperature for a client’s hair type and the rounded housing makes curling easier than ever either in the salon or on-the-go.
Michael Gray has used the Diva Pro Styling range for many years. He says: “The Touch Straighteners get a lot of use in my kitbag because the plates are ultra-smooth and I use the adjustable temperature settings to suit each client’s individual hair type.”
All the power with none of the noise
The Parlux Alyon dryer from Hair Tools is the result of over 40 years of research and development and is the most powerful Parlux to date.
Edward & Co’s Gary Taylor says: “Not only is it lightweight and compact, it has so much power that blow-drying and setting styles can be super quick making it a kitbag must-have.”
With a light, ergonomic design and a silencer, the Parlux Alyon dryer is extremely versatile. It has two speeds, four temperatures and a cold shot button, and is available in nine colours. The three-metre cable leaves you free to move and find the best angle for working on your client or model’s hair.
A clean result
The Andis Master Cordless Li is a favourite amongst barbers. “This clipper may look like the classic Master, but inside lies state-of-the-art engineering and technology that makes this the most powerful, high-speed cordless clipper Andis has ever built,” says Andis Co-President Matt K. Andis. “In addition, our constant motor speed technology ensures it won’t drag or stall – even when cutting the thickest hair.”
The Master Cordless’ powerful lithium-ion battery provides 90 minutes of runtime and weighs nearly 30% less than the corded version of the product. Ideal for tapering and fading, the Master Li blade adjusts from size 000 – 1 with the flick of a lever. Professionals will also appreciate the premium charging stand designed to keep their workstations uncluttered and organised.
Work cord-free all day
Part of the Wahl 5 Star Series, the cordless Detailer Li Trimmer is easy to charge on a weighted stand for on-the-go barbers and stylists. “It is lightweight and cordless which makes on-the-go grooming effortless. The 100-minute run time ensures it lasts all day,” explains Sam Campagna, UK lead ambassador for the Wahl Education and Artistic Team.
The run time is achieved from a charge of 45 minutes, which is crucial for those working on a tight schedule. The
extra-wide T-shaped blades enable close cutting for sharper outlines, shape-ups and endless looks.
Waves in an instant
With extra large plates, the BaByliss Titanium Expression Deep Waver works to create deep and defined curls. Matt Sutcliffe, owner of Tint salon says: “It’s an essential tool. I’ve used it backstage, on set and in the salon – the combination of different pressures and heat settings make it completely versatile.”
High spec and heavy duty, the Deep Waver has been engineered with demanding session and salon use in mind. The heat is controlled by a digital display and the temperature is regulated for instant heat transfer to give fast, glossy and long-lasting results.