The Latest Hair Technology you Need to Know About
The professional tools you use every day can help make your job easier and optimise the results achieved for your clients. The companies behind some of the leading electrical brands in hairdressing never stop developing new technology to ensure you are able to deliver the best possible service.
Here’s a run-down of some of the most innovative electrical products on the market and the tech that gives you the ultimate professional results.
The Electric Head Jog Steam Straightener, available in the UK from Hair Tools, hydrates as it smooths. Water and oil cannisters fit neatly inside the top section of the tool, offering an optional steam function that aids in leaving hair rehydrated, nourished, shiny and smooth. Together with black ceramic-coated plates, with a negative ion charge, the steam function is the ultimate weapon in the fight against frizz.
Wave Hello to Curls
You have a great new styling partner with the Diva Pro Styling Air Curl. The new curling system provides heat and wave-fixing technology, offering quick but long-lasting curls and waves for all hair types. The latest technology means the tool requires lower heat to fix curls and waves, making it kinder to hair.
The Fast and the Fabulous
The BaByliss 9000 is a revolutionary, high-performance cordless straightener which uses ground-breaking micro heating technology to deliver great straightening results on the go. Powered by lithium-ion, the portable tool offers convenience and performance, with ultra-fast heat-up and instant heat recovery, with the power to style hair anytime and anywhere.
In the Zone
Using predictive technology for bespoke results on every head of hair, ghd describes its platinum+ as its most advanced styler yet. The in-built ultra-zone predictive technology monitors heat at an incredible 250 times per second, ensuring consistency from root to tip for the ultimate finish in one stroke.
Baby it’s Warm Inside
The Forza hairdryer from Alfa Italia offers the ultimate combination of high-powered heat and airflow, reducing drying time by up to 70%. The powerful performance is made possible by tourmaline-infused ceramic components, housed inside the body of the dryer. These components release far-infrared heat that instantly penetrates the cortex of the hair’s cuticle, heating from the inside out.
The latest addition to the Neuro Collection from Paul Mitchell is Neuro Motion, a dryer that uses touch activated MotionZone technology to power on and off. This innovative technology automatically turns the hairdryer off when the stylist puts it down. The lightweight dryer also features an LED display, showing heat and power settings and a SmartSense microchip that activates a revolutionary clean filter function.
The ultimate in precision and performance are now even more obtainable with the launch of a cordless version of the iconic Master Clipper from Andis. The Master Cordless Li offers the same high-speed cutting performance and precision as the original, but now with greater power and added flexibility. The Master Cordless Li’s lithium battery gives 90 minutes of runtime and weighs nearly 30% less than its corded counterpart.
The new 8th Sense Run Dryer from Elchim, available in the UK through Salons Direct, features a digital motor, offering 5,000 hours of use. The dryer is also extremely light weight, lowering the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome and helping to reduce drying time. The motor uses BLCD technology, which means no carbon brushes, which is great for your clients’ hair and the environment. It’s ionic and ceramic system also prevents hair from overheating and increases natural shine.
Jet Powered Drying
Inspired by the RAF’s Harrier Jump Jet, the Electric WT-1 Harrier Hairdryer has been developed with power in mind. The versatile, ergonomically designed dryer features three heat settings and two speeds, plus a long-life AC motor to ensure fast drying time, making it kinder to hair and more energy efficient.
The Wahl Styling Iron features contoured ceramic plates that heat up and cool down ultra-fast, reducing the risk of snagging when styling, making it perfect for all hair types and styling needs. Other features include variable and optimum heat settings, for protecting the hair from heat damage, while still delivering the same unbeatable results.
Going with the Flow
Harnessing the power of steam, Steampod 3.0 from L’Oréal Professionnel is specifically designed to smooth tresses in double the speed and with up to 78% less damage. The styler delivers a continuous flow of high-pressure steam to seal and smooth the hair for a long-lasting, high shine finish while helping to maintain a balanced moisture level for the hair fibre. The Steampod 3.0 also features a 360° rotative cord, making it much easier to create waves.
A Brush with Style
Hot Tools’ latest innovation is the Black Gold Volumizer, a tool that dries and styles, fulfilling the jobs of both a brush and a hairdryer. Perfect for fast but effective blow-drying in-salon, it’s also the perfect styler to retail, allowing clients to recreate styles at home with ease. The shape of the brush creates root lift and curls, while the airflow vents aid faster drying and styling.
Small but Mighty
The Dyson Supersonic hairdryer professional edition uses a fast but focused airflow for precise styling, with temperature constantly monitored to prevent heat damage. The dryer is powered by a patented Dyson V9 digital motor, which is so small it can be positioned in the handle rather than the head for much greater balance. The powerful tool has three heat settings, three airflow settings and a cold shot option.
The Alyon hairdryer from Parlux is described as its most powerful hairdryer ever, providing 3,000 hours of performance. The dryer also features air ionizer technology, which optimises the emission of negative ions, eliminating static electricity for softer and shinier hair.
RevAir uses reverse-air suction technology to dry hair for fast and effective results. Heat is pulled inwards rather than blown out for a cooler client experience. Surface water is pulled away from the hair, allowing heat to work more efficiently, while using 50% less energy than a conventional dryer.
Pretty in Pink
Balmain Hair Couture combines performance and image with its pastel pink Cordless Straightener, which is new for 2020. Chic and compact, the styler is designed specifically for travelling, making it perfect for a session stylist’s kitbag. The straightener features titanium floating plate technology for better grip and heat distribution. It comes with a matching Balmain branded protective travel case.
Lead image courtesy of L’Oréal Professionnel