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29 July 2019
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Essential Hair Styling Tools: 5 hair stylist must-have tools

Must Have Professional Hair Styling Tools

Having the right hairdressing tools is essential whether you’re freelance or working in a busy salon. Here’s our pick of the best equipment - from clippers to brushes - to invest in!

Hair straighteners

Hair straighteners


Whether your client wants poker straight hair or messy waves, the one piece of kit you can’t do without is hair straighteners. But with so many brands to choose from, and a choice of ceramic or titanium plates, it can be hard to know which ones to buy.

Always look for straighteners that not only give you a professional finish but also leave hair super shiny and not damaged by the heat. And as one of the most expensive tools in your kit bag, you also want to be confident that they’ll last for years!

Top pick: Try the L'Oréal Professionnel Steampod 4 which has a low heat setting of 100°C for reduced damage and a patented continuous flow of dry steam for the ultimate smooth finish.

Clippers

Clippers

From haircuts to beard trims, another essential tool for hairdressers and barbers is a quality pair of clippers. For a professional finish, opt for ones that have high speed and high torque, ideal for dealing with thick hair. Also bear in mind the weight of your clippers - the lighter the better - and whether you want cordless or corded. We’ve got all you need to know about caring for your clippers.

Top pick: With over a century of professional heritage, shop the cordless WAHL 5 Star Magic Clip Cordless Hair Clipper Kit. Feauturing a lithium Ion battery technology to allow greater flexibility while you cut and delivering 90 minutes of precision cutting time.

Scissors

Scissors

As a hairdresser, scissors are an essential tool of the trade! Yet choosing the right set can be confusing. To get started, look for scissors that not only suit your hand but also your cutting technique.

Want scissors for straight line cutting? Then look for a fully offset pair. If you’re a barber and do lots of scissors over comb cutting, then look for a longer size pair.

Whatever set you buy, keep them well maintained by making sure you clean and oil them frequently.

Top pick: The Jaguar Scissor sets come with lots of accessories and are great for students. Browse our Scissor range and choose from a variety of sizes. Left-handed? We’ve got scissors to suit you.

Hair Brushes

Hair brushes are another important part of your kit: from radial brushes for volumising blow dry’s through to paddle brushes for styling dry hair with no heat.

As a general guide, look for hair brushes that are lightweight, don’t create static or flyaway hair and give you quicker drying times.

Top pick: For consistently great quality, add Barnum brushes to your hairdressing kit. Choose from a range of sizes, perfect for achieving any style your customer wants.

Hair Dryer

Hair Dryer

As a hairdresser, chances are you’re always on the lookout for the perfect hair dryer that eliminates frizz and doesn’t overheat the hair.

The good news is, there are so many brands to choose from -

we stock over 30 different hair dryers on Salon Services!

Look for one that is lightweight, has a long cord and a fast drying air flow.

Top pick: The professional power of the Parlux 385 Power Light Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer - Black offers a longer life span as well as greater power and faster drying time and includes a 12 month manufacturer's warranty.

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