1. The Active Curler

Some of the biggest names in hair-styling still rely on an old favourite for curling hair: Hot Tools Professional 1” Marcel Iron. But the tool—with an adjacent prong that only the most masterful know how to wield—limited the lesser-skilled beauty enthusiasts hoping to create curls and bends. Enter Hot Tools Curl Bar, which heats up to a sizzling 450 degrees (a major draw for stylists) but is designed to prevent shoulder, elbow and wrist strain.


Hot Tools Curl Bar (from $150), at chatters.ca.


2. The Passive Roller

To freshen your hair with less effort, T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe deliver the brand’s trademark sheen (it’s all about the ceramic heating system) and prevent hair from getting tangled up thanks to a velvet flocked coating. They’re great for giving texture or reviving yesterday’s flaccid blowout. Mist roots with your fave dry shampoo beforehand and let a face mask sink in while the curlers get to work—it should take about 10 minutes.


T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe ($149), at t3micro.com.

This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of ELLE Canada.