If your styling skills aren’t equivalent to those of a pro hairstylist but you’re wishing you look like you’ve just left the salon, we recommend creating perfect waves with the Bio Ionic Style Winder. For $116, this foolproof wand allows you to adjust the type of curls your desiring. The Style Winder provides an option to place the iron on different sections of your hair (near the root, midshaft or at the end), and its ceramic barrel leaves hair feeling healthy and soft. A DVD and a stand which holds the winder when not in use are included in the package. Style Winder falls into our “Love It” category is because the actual rod rotates on it’s own, alleviating arm fatigue.

We’re losing the Nano Tapered Wand even with its budget friendly price of $59.99. Although many professionals prefer this tool, we found it more difficult for a user with little to no hair styling experience to control the hair as they attempted styling. The Nano Tapered Wand creates a tighter curl than the Style Winder, but is slightly more complex in design and may confuse the user as to the direction the hair should curl whereas the Style Winder does this automatically (the DVD helps too!). The most dangerous aspect of applying the heated Nano Tapered Wand near your head is that no rubber tip exists on the end and you must be skilled in using just one hand when styling with this tool.