A cut above: the best hair-styling gadgets

Quality kit to help you get that salon look at home

Dyson Corrale hair straightener (Image: Dyson)
(Image credit: Dyson)

Popping to the hairdressers for a style and blow dry may be trickier during these Covid times but you can still get that salon look if you have the right gadgets.

Here we pick some on the best devices to help you dry, straighten or roll your hair like a pro.

Dyson Corrale hair straightener

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Dyson’s new hair straightener is cordless, for added ease of use. It heats up in about 30 seconds, stays warm for about 30 minutes on one charge and has flexible copper plates that shape around your hair. And intelligent heat control regulates the temperature of the plates 100 times a second, so that you never exceed your chosen temperature. Comes with a charging dock and also a magnetic cable in case you want to plug in between charges.

£399; johnlewis.com

Cloud Nine: The O Heated Roller Set

Designed to deliver instant volume to short- to mid-length hair, this induction-heated roller set is incredibly easy to use. Just stick a roller in the holder and it will automatically heat to a temperature of 130C in only four seconds.

£169; cloudninehair.com

Dyson HS01 Airwrap

With options for all types of hair, the various Airwrap styler kits feature accessories to curl, wave, smooth or volumise while drying your locks, by combining powerful airflow with controlled heat.

From £400; johnlewis.com

ghd Helios professional hairdryer

This new top-end hairdryer from ghd streamlines a powerful 120kmh airflow and uses ionic technology to neutralise static and frizz.

£159; ghdhair.com

InStyler Max Prime 32mm revolving styler

Great for straightening hair, the Max Prime styler works like a round brush and hairdryer to quickly and easily smooth, shine and add volume. With two-way barrel rotation and four heat settings up to 215C, you can also use this nifty device to curl and wave, for maximum versatility.

£90; instyler.co.uk

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