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Make Your Sleek Hair Dreams Come True – Featured CHI LAVA Hairstyling Iron

Make Your Sleek Hair Dreams Come True – Featured CHI LAVA Hairstyling Iron

You’ve likely been warned about the damage that can be caused by spending too much time flat ironing your hair into sleek, straight oblivion. But, in 2020, there are more options than ever that let you have the smooth strands of your dreams, without having to sacrifice the health of your hair.

The key, according to celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan, is to look for irons that are able to hold consistent temperatures. “Some irons don’t have consistent heat temperatures, or they quickly lose heat on the hair, then take time to reheat. This can result in uneven styles that fall and don’t last,” she explains.

Another hot tip? Keep the heat as low as you can—especially if you color your hair. “If a flat iron gets too hot, it can alter your hair color! Long term styling with an iron can not only cause damage to the hair but it affects its porosity, which means your color can slip out of your strands easier and therefore will fade faster.” The good news? All of the fifteen selects below use technology that keeps heat even and many also feature multiple heat settings. Read on to meet your perfect match.

BEST FOR PREVENTING DAMAGE

LAVA Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

With a focus on healthy heat, this volcanic lava-infused straightener provides consistent heat that enables you to style at a lower temperature than you would otherwise, which, in turn, helps prevent damage. Volcanic lava also produces ions that leave hair shiny and silky, while the brand’s signature Chi Ceramic prevents frizz.

CHI Lava 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron – PRO

Sourced from some of the most effective heat-conducting materials found on earth; volcanic lava combined with the power of CHI ceramic creates smooth, sleek results without the damaging effects of high-heat styling. This innovative combination of elements offers an incredibly smooth styling surface for effortless glide-ability on unruly and coarse hair textures. Minerals found in the volcanic lava help to strengthen the hair while creating impressively silky and shiny styles.

Glamour Beauty Awards Readers’ Choice Nominee! – CHI LAVA Hairstyling Iron

Glamour Beauty Awards Readers’ Choice Nominee! – CHI LAVA Hairstyling Iron

Behold: The Biggest Game Changers for Every Type and Texture!

​For the past 16 years, the Glamour Beauty Awards have celebrated the products that have changed our routines forever: conditioners that transform curls, eye creams that reverse time, lipsticks that make us feel ready to take on the world. But if there’s one thing that makes us even more excited to rummage to through thousands of products (yes, thousands, and trust us, we do), it’s hearing the feedback from you.

That’s where our Glamour Beauty Awards Readers’ Choice nominations come in. From foundation to nail polish to fragrance, our editors narrowed down a list of the products you can’t stop talking about, and now we’re asking you to vote on your all-time favorites of the bunch. The polls are open for the next four weeks—click here to cast your votes!—then we’ll tally up the winners. They’ll be announced on March 23 along with the rest of the Glamour Beauty Award honorees.

In the meantime, you can study up on—or shop—all the products up for nomination in our Readers’ Choice hair category. Check them out, below, then don’t forget to vote.

Best Flat Iron

If you haven’t fired up a straightener since 2009 (for your side bangs, obviously), we’ve got some good news for you. The latest iterations of flatirons straighten hair without damage or drama. In fact, they often go above and beyond, and can curl, smooth frizz, and even condition your hair. Two 2019 Beauty Awards winners—go head-to-head with three new options.

CHI Lava 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Sourced from some of the most effective heat-conducting materials found on earth; volcanic lava combined with the power of CHI ceramic creates smooth, sleek results without the damaging effects of high-heat styling. This innovative combination of elements offers an incredibly smooth styling surface for effortless glide-ability on unruly and coarse hair textures.

Features:

  • 1” Volcanic ceramic plates
  • Digital and adjustable temperature display
  • Maximum temperature of up to 450°F/232°C
  • Quick heat up
  • 11 ft. cord
  • Dual voltage
  • 1 Hour Shut Off
Fun Things I Tried Last Month – Curling a Spin N Curl Iron

Fun Things I Tried Last Month – Curling a Spin N Curl Iron

I don’t do a whole lot of experimenting when it comes to beauty and style routines, but last month was different. Impulse purchases led me, on three occasions, to discover a few new tricks I’ll be coming back to…

​Curling a Spin N Curl Curling Iron

I did some crowdsourcing on Instagram, asking for curling iron recommendations after wasting a lot of time fiddling with mine one night with poor results. When I went to Target that same day, they were out of the Kristin Ess and I spotted an option that got one lone recommendation but has lots of great reviews: the CHI Spin N Curl.

Having always been curious about these sorts of auto-gadgets, I watched a quick video while standing in the heat-tools aisle and then decided to try it out. Here’s the promise: “Hair is drawn into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create perfect curls and waves every time.”

I gave it a try that night and couldn’t stop laughing as it sucked my hair up and then left me with ringlets of the Shirley Temple variety. But lo-and-behold, they looked kind of awesome when I tugged on them and straightened them out a bit—until they were very Carrie à la Sex and the City season six. I then used a flat iron to take some of the curl out of the ends to get them to look a bit less perfect.

It’s sort of a one-trick pony. You can’t get the variety of looks you could from a curling iron, but it’s really fast and really easy!

Conclusion: I worry a bit more about needing to use additional heat on the ends of my hair with this method, but it is way easier for me if I want full-on waves. It’s quick and hard to mess up—and I appreciate the burn-protection (the outside stays cool)! It also releases easily if you put in too large a section.

CHI Spin N Curl – Ruby Red

Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Spin n Curl. Hair is drawn into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create perfect curls and waves every time! The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience while avoiding unnecessary heat damage.

Benefits:

  • Reduces Frizz & Static
  • Adds Exceptional Shine
  • Customizable Temperature For All Hair Types
  • Perfect Curls Without Heat Damage
The Mullet Is Back – Here’s How to Make It Modern – Features CHI Lava Iron

The Mullet Is Back – Here’s How to Make It Modern – Features CHI Lava Iron

Beyond the give-zero-f*cks attitude and consummate ability to make a grown man squirm, there’s yet another commonality between Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, and Barbie Ferreira that makes them decidedly cool: the confidence to wear a mullet, and to wear a mullet well. You see, the haircut trend has been making a steady comeback these last few months, although the style you can expect in 2020 is a more refined take on its faithfully divisive “Achy Breaky Heart” counterpart.

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​How to Style a Mullet Haircut: Play Up Your Texture

If you want to give your hair a slight bend, invest in a smaller version of your favorite flat iron. “Chi’s Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron comes in a great travel size perfect for shorter cuts like this,” Leaps said. “Taking half-inch pieces of your hair or smaller, use a wrist-flicking technique to wave the iron back and forth down the section. This will give it some chic twists and smooth, tousled curves with just the right amount of bend to them.”

CHI Lava 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Sourced from some of the most effective heat-conducting materials found on earth; volcanic lava combined with the power of CHI ceramic creates smooth, sleek results without the damaging effects of high-heat styling. This innovative combination of elements offers an incredibly smooth styling surface for effortless glide-ability on unruly and coarse hair textures.

Features:

  • 1” Volcanic Lava Ceramic Floating Plates
  • 11 ft. Cord for Convenience
  • Maximum Temperature of up to 392°F(202°C)
  • Quick Heat Up
  • Dual Voltage for Convenient Travel
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
Your Hair Is Getting Damaged While You Sleep – Features CHI Royal Treatment Pearl Complex

Your Hair Is Getting Damaged While You Sleep – Features CHI Royal Treatment Pearl Complex

​Sleep. It’s something we long for, lust after, and ultimately avoid. But when it comes to looking and feeling great, catching some z’s is hands-down the best way to do it. Sort of. While you’re off in the land of dreams, you actually could be sending your delicate strands into the land of nightmares.

Seemingly harmless habits like snoozing with wet hair, using cotton pillowcases, and over-brushing, can cause tangles, breakage, and even mold (gross). We got the skinny from three top stylists to help right all our hair-care wrongs.

MAXIMIZE YOUR EVENINGS

Beat the morning rush by thinking ahead—not scrambling in the AM. “Wash, dry, and style your hair before bed. If you have smooth, sleek hair, do a wrap starting at the nape and wrap your hair around the head, securing with bobby pins,” shares Rocky Vitelli, global artist for Farouk Systems. “If you have curly or wavy hair, twist your hair nice and tight into a topknot, securing on the highest point of the head. Use a fabric scrunchie to secure it instead of elastics.” The next morning, simply unravel and apply a little serum to style.

Product suggestion: CHI Royal Treatment Pearl Complex, Chi.com.

Royal Treatment Pearl Complex

Pearl Complex is a superior, lightweight, leave-in treatment formulated with a luxurious and exquisite blend of ingredients. Developed for all hair types, it replenishes, strengthens, and nourishes hair while helping to repair split ends without added buildup or weight. Can be used to soften and lightly moisturize skin.

Key Ingredients & Benefits:

  • Replenish, reconstruct and nourish
  • Repairs split ends
  • Leaves no buildup or added weight
Useful Hair Hacks Every Woman Should Know – Features CHI Original Iron

Useful Hair Hacks Every Woman Should Know – Features CHI Original Iron

A good hair day is just seconds away, thanks to these clever hair hacks. Use these time-saving techniques to effortlessly tame your mane.

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

To score a beachy texture—no trip to the beach required—try this easy styling technique. Split hair into two sections and braid each one. Run a flat iron (we love CHI Original Ceramic Hairstyling Iron) along the braids; the heat helps set the bend and create the wave. Let hair cool for five minutes, then undo the plaits and tousle with your fingers.

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron our professional salon model analog flat iron has a versatile all-in-one ergonomic design and use advanced ceramic technology to create silky, shiny, and frizz-free hair instantly.

Features:

  • Professional salon model
  • 1” Ceramic Floating Plates
  • Versatile styling tool: flip, curl, and style
  • Creates silky hair instantly
  • Flash-quick heating, up to 392°F (202°C)
  • 11 ft. Swivel Cord for Convenience
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • Dual voltage for convenient travel

 

Nourishing Products For The Winter Months – Features CHI Aloe Vera

Nourishing Products For The Winter Months – Features CHI Aloe Vera

​As the temperature dips and we’re reminded that fall is not just about fierce fashions but also cold weather, we have to make an extra effort to moisturize. Every inch of us, from the hair on our heads to our lips and skin need an additional dose of nourishment to deal with the whipping winds, or at least not another product that strips us of moisturizing oils.

CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar Leave-In Conditioner

While Chi’s new Aloe Vera with Agave Leave-In does its best magic when it comes to dealing with humidity, its overall goal is to banish dryness and frizz. Put it on your hair, whether dry or damp, to prepare it for easier styling and a taming of your tendrils.

CHI Aloe Vera Humidity Resistant Leave-In Conditioner

Climate control formula resists humidity and conditions to tame dryness and frizz. Provides increased elasticity for protection against breakage and seals in long-lasting moisture, smoothness and shine. Primes hair for effortless styling and eliminates unruly tendrils.

Key Features

  • Primes hair with long-lasting conditioning and moisture for effortless styling
  • Leave curls defined, smooth and frizz-free
Popular Hair Dryers You Can Score for Less – Featured CHI Deep Brilliance

Popular Hair Dryers You Can Score for Less – Featured CHI Deep Brilliance

We know what you’re thinking, and no, they’re not temporarily on sale. The prices are permanent, people—because Walmart is just that good.

CHI Deep Brilliance Hair Dryer

Create brilliant shine with this dynamic hair dryer boasting an AC motor that generates 1875 watts of powerful airflow and heat, making drying time quick and quiet. The ergonomic handle design with grip detail provides comfort and balance during styling.

If CHI hair products strike a nostalgic chord, then we know exactly how old you are, give or take a few years. Anyway, Ulta sells this industry-favorite hair dryer for $130. Walmart sells it for $80. Put that $50 cut in your pipe and…carefully walk to the bank to deposit it into your savings account like the adult you are now.

CHI Deep Brilliance Hair Dryer

Create brilliant shine with this dynamic hair dryer boasting an AC motor that generates 1875 watts of powerful airflow and heat, making drying time quick and quiet. The ergonomic handle design with grip detail provides comfort and balance during styling. The optional comb attachment smooths highly-textured hair and an air concentrating nozzle helps direct airflow for faster styling. Cool-shot button helps to smooth the hair cuticle to lock-in styles and lock-out frizz with added shine.

Attachments:

  • Comb Attachment
  • Air Concentrator
Hair Dryers So Good You’ll Skip the Salon – CHI Ceramic Hair Dryer

Hair Dryers So Good You’ll Skip the Salon – CHI Ceramic Hair Dryer

I have to admit, I had never really paid much attention to hair dryers. Case in point: I bought my last dryer from Target four-ish years ago, and chose it because it looked cute and was around $20. It wasn’t until I switched to my current fave: a powerful dryer with a wide nozzle, that I realized choosing the right quality hair dryer can make a huge difference on everything from how long it takes to style my hair in the morning, to how shiny and frizz-free it feels post-blowout.

I guarantee that once you discover a hair dryer that works for your hair type and preference, you’ll never look back (no disrespect to my Target dryer!). I asked Andrew Fitzsimons, the Kardashian fam’s go-to celeb hairstylist and NatureLab. TOKYO’s brand ambassador, how to find that perfect dryer. And don’t worry, quality doesn’t always mean more way more $$ — like all beauty things, you have to find the one that works for you and whatever preferences you have.

If you have hair that falls under the thick or frizzy category, Fitzsimons recommends an ionic or tourmaline hair dryer. Ionic means that it shoots negative ion technology to dry hair faster and leave it sleeker, which is a huge plus for thick, frizzy hair. But if you lean towards thin, fine hair, he suggests going with a ceramic hair dryer, which will distribute heat evenly throughout your hair to prevent further dehydration, and still keep it frizz-free.

Now that you have all this info, it’s time to pick that special hair dryer. Let us help you make this BIG decision. 

CHI Ceramic Hair Dryer

If you have fine, thin hair, this ceramic hair dryer will easily become your go-to hot tool. It’s sleek and lightweight, making it super easy to handle and style your hair in record time.

CHI Style Series Ceramic Hair Dryer

CHI Style Series Ceramic Dryer is a powerful 1500 watt DC motor dryer that delivers fast airflow to minimize heat styling damage, leaving hair with less frizz, more Manageability, with incredible shine for beautiful style. The innovative technology of tourmaline ceramic elements with even heat distribution creates an exceptionally high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared, which repels humidity and reduces static electricity. The simple design of the Style Series Ceramic Dryer makes it easy to create the look you want!

Includes:

  • Ceramic Hair Dryer
  • Diffuser
  • Nozzle
CHI Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is One of the Best Shampoos for Oily Hair

CHI Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is One of the Best Shampoos for Oily Hair

Say bye to grease!

We all have friends that can make a blowout last for a week or more without having to maintain upkeep. That’s especially true in the shower. Some may not have to wash their hair, while their friends stand by in shock admitting they can’t go a day without washing.

​For those people who aren’t quite lucky enough to avoid oily hair, there are specially formulated shampoos. These shampoos for oily hair have less conditioning elements than you might find in a formula for dry or color-treated hair, but works extra hard to cleanse away excess oils that make hair heavy.

According to Darrius Peace of Hayah Beauty, “For oily hair, a clarifying shampoo is important because it is going to strip the hair of excess sebum which can weigh fine hair (which is usually oily) down.” Well, you can’t argue with that.

CHI Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

CHI Tea Tree Oil offers the invigorating and soothing benefits of Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint Oil. They work together to remove impurities and excess scalp build-up, balancing scalp oils and maintaining ideal moisture levels.

CHI Tea Tree Oil Shampoo​

Gently cleanses and rids hair and scalp of impurities while balancing oils and strengthening the hair. The invigorating and soothing benefits of tea tree oil and peppermint oil work together to balance scalp oils and maintain moisture levels.

  • Removes impurities
  • Strengthens hair
  • Invigorates and soothes
Products You’ll Probably Want For Your Bathroom – Features CHI Silk Infusion

Products You’ll Probably Want For Your Bathroom – Features CHI Silk Infusion

CHI Silk Infusion Reconstructing Complex protects and hydrates hair and even works as a heat protectant.

CHI Silk Infusion Reconstructing Complex

Promising review: “I love using Chi products. They’re wonderful for the hair and very high quality. I find that Walmart prices beat out competitor prices of the stores located near me. It was worth the wait to obtain such a great product for the price from Walmart.” —AMSalinas

CHI Silk Infusion

CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex is a rich leave-in treatment enriched with silk, wheat, and soy proteins that will penetrate and help strengthen the hair, providing incredible softness, manageability and shine without build up.

Key Benefits:

  • Adds moisture and shine
  • Leave-in alcohol free reconstructing treatment
  • Enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins
  • Protects the hair against thermal styling and the environment
  • Suitable for all hair types
Best-Selling 2019 Beauty Products – Features CHI Original Flat Iron

Best-Selling 2019 Beauty Products – Features CHI Original Flat Iron

Whether you’re in need of a new tube of lip balm, or powerful blow dryer that leaves your edges snatched, Walmart is a total goldmine for stocking up on affordable beauty essentials without the threat of a checking account overdraft. With so many great rollbacks from the retailer on must-have brands, it can be challenging to figure out what’s really worth the money. That’s why we’re so excited that Walmart has given us an inside look at their best-selling beauty products from 2019.

With Walmart’s short list of top makeup, skin, and hair care products customers loved over the past year, it’s easy to plan out which ones to get our hands on once January rolls around.

You can create bouncy beach waves or pin straight styles with a flick of the wrist using this best-selling ceramic flat iron from cult-favorite brand, Chi. Bonus: It’s on sale right now for 45% off the original price.

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron our professional salon model analog flat iron has a versatile all-in-one ergonomic design and use advanced ceramic technology to create silky, shiny, and frizz-free hair instantly.

Features:

  • Professional salon model
  • 1” Ceramic Floating Plates
  • Versatile styling tool: flip, curl, and style
  • Creates silky hair instantly
  • Flash-quick heating, up to 392°F (202°C)
  • 11 ft. Swivel Cord for Convenience
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • Dual voltage for convenient travel
Money-Saving Products That Give You Results – Features CHI Spin N Curl

Money-Saving Products That Give You Results – Features CHI Spin N Curl

If you maintain a regular appointment or have an expensive habit you can’t break, it might be time to look into a DIY alternative that’ll save you not only money, but time and effort, too. The product on this list offer up plenty of smart, fun solutions that you can accomplish on your own.

A Genius Styling Tool That Curls Your Hair On Its Own​

CHI Spin N Curl – Rose Gold

If you aren’t great at doing your hair and often find yourself booking an appointment with a pro, the CHI Spin N Curl will be a revelation. It curls your hair on its own, automatically, with the simple press of a button. Worried about tangles? It’ll beep to let you know if you’ve inserted too much hair or if it senses a knot. Choose from black, rose gold, or red.

CHI Spin N Curl – Rose Gold

Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Spin n Curl. Hair is drawn into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create perfect curls and waves every time! The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience while avoiding unnecessary heat damage.

Benefits:

  • Reduces Frizz & Static
  • Adds Exceptional Shine
  • Customizable Temperature For All Hair Types
  • Perfect Curls Without Heat Damage
Best Hairsprays to Style, Set, and Smooth Hair – Features CHI Infra Texture Spray

Best Hairsprays to Style, Set, and Smooth Hair – Features CHI Infra Texture Spray

Hairspray make you think of crunchy, stiff strands? These innovative picks (for every hair concern, type, and hold level) will make you reconsider.

​Hairspray is one of those beauty products that, thanks to the formulas of yesteryear, often gets a bad rep. But if visions of sticky, stiff strands have made you swear it off forever, allow us to reintroduce you to the wonders of hairspray — courtesy of updated iterations that deliver strong yet still touchable hold and flexible, brushable volume.

Whether you’re rocking an intricate updo or simply looking to tame a few flyaways, having the right hairspray on hand can fix just about any hair woe. It’s a tried and true beauty arsenal staple — but that’s not to say that all hairsprays are considered equal.  Behold, the best hairsprays for every need, hair type, and style.

Best Hairspray with Heat Protection:

CHI Infra Texture Dual Action Hairspray

We all know that heat styling tools can cause serious wear and tear on our strands, especially those that are color-treated, so using thermal-protective styling products is paramount. In addition to thermal protection, this hairspray also promises to strengthen and condition hair, thanks to positively charged silk molecules in the formula.

CHI Infra Texture Hair Spray

CHI Infra Texture Hair Spray is a fast-drying hairspray giving lift, movement, texture, and control with no build up or flakes. Great as a working or finishing spray.

Key Benefits:

  • Thermal protection against moisture and humidity
  • Incredibly lightweight, providing a silky shine
  • Suitable for all hair types
  • Contains Ionic and Cationic Hydration Interlink technology
Best Curling Iron and Curling Wands of 2019 – Features CHI Spin N Curl

Best Curling Iron and Curling Wands of 2019 – Features CHI Spin N Curl

When it comes to heat-styling your hair, if you’ve ever tried to achieve tight ringlets or the not-so-effortless beachy waves, you know that it takes the right kinds of tools. We tested some of the most popular curling wands and irons, and ones that are newer to the market.

CHI Spin N Curl Ceramic Rotating Hair Curler

The CHI Spin N Curl Ceramic Rotating Hair Curler is the oddest looking curling tool I’ve ever seen. It’s one that makes you—dare I say—pull out the instruction manual. If it delivers amazing results, though, I don’t mind consulting the instruction manual before diving into a beauty or styling tool. The CHI is incredibly easy to use once you practice with one or two strands of hair, it feels very durable, and the mechanism it uses keeps you from burning yourself.

If you’re looking at the tool and scratching your head, we get it. Here’s how it works: Take a small section of hair and drape it over the open chamber, then press one of the arrow buttons (depending on if you want to curl toward or away from your head) and the tulip-looking device pulls your hair in and twirls it around a ceramic barrel to form the curl. When it’s done, the device beeps to let you know you can pull the iron away from your head, releasing your curl with it. Yes, you read that right: you’re curling your hair without any tugging, wrapping, or burning.

The downside of this device is that it only creates loose waves, unless you leave the same section of hair in the chamber for a second or third spin, or if you make good use of styling products. You may also have better luck creating tight curls if you increase the temperature; this tool goes up to 450°F (the highest any of our curling tools went to) but I used it at 350°F, which was on par with the setting I used on most of the other irons and wands. The CHI heats up in about 40 seconds and automatically shuts off after an hour.

If you’ve had negative experiences with traditional curling irons and wands, or if you have fine hair that curls easily without being held tightly to a ceramic barrel, I’d suggest giving this one a try.

CHI Spin N Curl – Ruby Red

Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Spin n Curl. Hair is drawn into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create perfect curls and waves every time! The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience while avoiding unnecessary heat damage.

Benefits:

  • Reduces Frizz & Static
  • Adds Exceptional Shine
  • Customizable Temperature For All Hair Types
  • Perfect Curls Without Heat Damage
Beauty Products from A Beauty Editor’s Holiday Luxe List – Features CHI Lava Rose Gold Iron

Beauty Products from A Beauty Editor’s Holiday Luxe List – Features CHI Lava Rose Gold Iron

As a beauty editor, I work hard all year long—spraying, scrubbing, swirling and sweeping on all the latest and greatest products out there to help you find products that keep their promises. So it goes without saying that I’ve made a list—and spritzed it twice! It’s certainly the most wonderful time of year (and the most hectic!) so I want to save you bundles of time (and money) on all those hairstyling gifts and makeup gift ideas out there to help you give glam or get glam.

I know navigating the luxury beauty world is no easy task, there are thousands of high-end products to pick from and price doesn’t always promise performance. I really do spend all year testing, testing, testing, and I even have some smart and savvy elves helping with the sampling.

The CHI Lava 1-inch Rose Gold Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

The CHI Lava 1-inch Rose Gold Ceramic Hairstyling Iron combines the power of CHI ceramic infused with volcanic lava derived from lava rocks. Volcanic lava powders derived from lava rocks offer extreme durability while acting as a great heat conductor and it provides gentle consistent heat during styling. This styling iron really makes a top-notch gift! It creates smooth looks by locking in moisture while leaving hair frizz-free with reflective shine. Offers consistent heated plates producing smooth results on all hair types.

CHI Lava 1″ Rose Gold

Sourced from some of the most effective heat-conducting materials found on earth; volcanic lava combined with the power of CHI ceramic creates smooth, sleek results without the damaging effects of high-heat styling. This innovative combination of elements offers an incredibly smooth styling surface for effortless glide-ability on unruly and coarse hair textures. Minerals found in the volcanic lava help to strengthen the hair while creating impressively silky and shiny styles. Heat damage is reduced by the ability to use lower temperature settings than traditional heat styling.

Features:

  • CHI Enviro 54 Natural Hold Spray
  • CHI Total Protect
Last Minute Beauty Gifts – Features CHI Lava Curling Iron

Last Minute Beauty Gifts – Features CHI Lava Curling Iron

With less than a week away until Christmas, the countdown is on for getting all those gifts in time! I’m rounding up some of my favorite last-minute beauty gifts that can still be purchased in store or online. Hurry, those shipping cutoffs are coming up quick!

For the Hair-itic

CHI Lava Ceramic 1.5″ Curling Iron is a must for your hair-loving friend. At under $65, this iron helps to create salon-worthy voluminous styles in just minutes! The iron barrel itself is made of a combination of ceramic and volcanic lava— um, how cool is that?!? The result is a super smooth iron that does not damage hair… in fact, my hair feels smoother and softer after using.  

To get pretty, holiday wavy curls I simply clamp hair about an inch above the ends and wind up. I hold for about 30 seconds and then release and let the curl fall naturally. Be sure to wind and twist in opposite directions for each section of hair.

Once finished going around my entire head, I run my fingers through the curls to loosen. The end result is a pretty, beachy wave look! 

The iron has five different heat settings, heating up to 450-degrees… careful, this iron gets HOT! The iron will automatically shut off after an hour– no more worrying if you left the iron on! 

CHI Lava 1 ½” Curling Iron

CHI Lava Ceramic Curling Irons are made with volcanic lava combined with the power of CHI ceramic, creating smooth, sleek results without the damaging effects of high-heat styling. This innovative combination of elements offers an incredibly smooth styling surface for effortless glide-ability on unruly and coarse hair textures. Heat damage is reduced by the ability to use lower temperature settings than traditional heat styling.

Features:

  • 1 ½” Volcanic Lava Ceramic Barrels
  • Volcanic Lava Ceramic barrels provide less damage to the hair offering smooth, shiny results
  • Volcanic ceramic minerals conduct negative ions automatically
  • Lava ceramic ions smooth, reduce frizz and lock-in shine providing moist heat for healthier hair
  • Preset temperature settings
  • Dual voltage
  • Illuminated temperature display
  • 1 hour auto shut-off
  • 11 ft. (3.35m) cord length
  • 2 year warranty
Health and Wellness Gift Guide – Features CHI Olive Organics Moisture Kit

Health and Wellness Gift Guide – Features CHI Olive Organics Moisture Kit

​Good health is at the top many wish lists, but when it comes to gift-giving, many items that help people healthier and live with less pain are usually not even considered.

We tried out many wonderful items this year and came up with a list of some terrific items that will delight and hopefully help many people.

CHI Olive Organics Moisture Trio Kit

Olive oil is a beauty staple for women all over the world. CHI Olive Organics is rich in anti-oxidants and helps promote shiny, healthy hair and skin. This trio makes your hair and skin feel and smell healthy and youthful.

CHI Olive Organics Moisture Trio Kit

CHI Olive Organics is designed to bring ancient philosophies of health and beauty together with the power of certified organic extra virgin olive oil and botanical ingredients. Pure and rich in anti-oxidants, olives aid in strengthening hair by helping to protect against damage. A unique blend of botanical ingredients prevent split ends for healthy, shiny hair. This complete line of products is designed to promote wellness through the proper balance of nutrients that the hair and skin need.

Includes:

  • CHI Olive Organics Hair and Body Shampoo Body Wash 11.5 fl. oz.
  • CHI Olive Organics Hair and Body Conditioner 11.5 fl. oz.
  • CHI Olive Oil Hair & Body Oil 2 fl. oz.
Best Gifts for Mom – Features CHI Hairstyling Iron

Best Gifts for Mom – Features CHI Hairstyling Iron

Are you shopping for the perfect Christmas present for your mom or mother-in-law, or some “just because” gifts for women who have offered you some motherly coaching? We’re here to make your shopping easy because this list of the best gifts for moms covers all the bases for those extra-special ladies in your life.

When it comes to professional flat irons, salon stylists are wild about hot tools from CHI. No wonder, because this professional flat iron features tourmaline ceramic technology that smooths hair with less damage, more shine and fewer split ends. Your mom can straighten, smooth, curl, wave, spiral, flip, and bend her hair for unlimited looks.

CHI  Classic Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Straightening Iron in Pure Pink

The one inch plates heat up to temperatures as high as 410 degrees Fahrenheit and the adjustable dial lets her set it to the right heat for her hair type. With a 30 second heat up time, there’s no waiting – just style and go. This flat iron has a an automatic shut-off so she won’t have to worry about leaving it on, and it comes with a heat resistant pad for her countertop.

CHI Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Pink Iron Wide Plate

CHI EXPERT Tourmaline 1½” Ceramic Hairstyling Iron utilizes the latest innovative technology combining Tourmaline Ceramic with even heat distribution, producing an exceptionally high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared which reduce static electricity for that perfect style. Hair is left smooth and silky with an exceptional shine. 

Features:

  • 1 ½” Curved Floating Wide Plates
  • 410°F Maximum Temperature
  • 30-second Quick Heat Up
  • Adjustable Temperature Dial
  • 1-hour Auto Shut Off
  • 9 ft Swivel Cord
  • Dual Voltage
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
Hair Dryers So Good You’ll Skip the Salon – Features CHI Ceramic Hair Dryer

Hair Dryers So Good You’ll Skip the Salon – Features CHI Ceramic Hair Dryer

​I have to admit, I had never really paid much attention to hair dryers. Case in point: I bought my last dryer from Target four-ish years ago, and chose it because it looked cute and was around $20. It wasn’t until I switched to my current fave: a powerful dryer with a wide nozzle, that I realized choosing the right quality hair dryer can make a huge difference on everything from how long it takes to style my hair in the morning, to how shiny and frizz-free it feels post-blowout.

I guarantee that once you discover a hair dryer that works for your hair type and preference, you’ll never look back (no disrespect to my Target dryer!). I asked Andrew Fitzsimons, the Kardashian fam’s go-to celeb hairstylist and NatureLab. TOKYO’s brand ambassador, how to find that perfect dryer. And don’t worry, quality doesn’t always mean more way more $$ — like all beauty things, you have to find the one that works for you and whatever preferences you have.

​If you have hair that falls under the thick or frizzy category, Fitzsimons recommends an ionic or tourmaline hair dryer. Ionic means that it shoots negative ion technology to dry hair faster and leave it sleeker, which is a huge plus for thick, frizzy hair. But if you lean towards thin, fine hair, he suggests going with a ceramic hair dryer, which will distribute heat evenly throughout your hair to prevent further dehydration, and still keep it frizz-free.

When it comes to attachments (aka the nozzles you can swap out on hair dryers), Fitzsimons says a good hair dryer always has them, as they’re a “lifesaver for blowouts.” Different attachments distribute air in different ways — while a concentrator (a narrow nozzle) gives you more control over airflow and leaves your strands sleek and smooth, a diffuser (bowl-shaped attachment) will reduce airflow and is meant for hair with texture, as the prongs will lift hair, define curls, and tame frizz.

Now that you have all this info, it’s time to pick that special hair dryer. Let us help you make this BIG decision (some hair dryers are like $300+, OK?

CHI Ceramic Hair Dryer

If you have fine, thin hair, this ceramic hair dryer will easily become your go-to hot tool. It’s sleek and lightweight, making it super easy to handle and style your hair in record time.

CHI Style Series Ceramic Hair Dryer

CHI Style Series Ceramic Dryer is a powerful 1500 watt DC motor dryer that delivers fast airflow to minimize heat styling damage, leaving hair with less frizz, more Manageability, with incredible shine for beautiful style. The innovative technology of tourmaline ceramic elements with even heat distribution creates an exceptionally high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared, which repels humidity and reduces static electricity. The simple design of the Style Series Ceramic Dryer makes it easy to create the look you want!

Includes:

  • Ceramic Hair Dryer
  • Diffuser
  • Nozzle
Fabulous Holidays Curls with CHI Spin N Curl!

Fabulous Holidays Curls with CHI Spin N Curl!

I remember one of the best Christmas gifts I ever got was waaay back in the day – we are talking circa early 1980’s when the air always smelled of Aqua Net and the higher the hair, the closer to God. My favorite gift under the tree that year was my very first curling iron. I spent hours and hours curling my hair, trying so hard to look just like…HER:

​Well, it was an impossible task. I swear that woman’s hair isn’t even real. But the curling iron earned a special place in my heart, especially since I could always label those hickeys as a ‘curling iron burn’. Very handy.

The curling iron has come a long way since the early days of clunky, hair-burning metal rods (and neck burning too…I swear!). There are all kinds of interesting gadgets on the market and the one to get this year is the CHI Spin N Curl!

I absolutely love mine! Most of the curling iron-like hair tools I try just don’t work for me. They either produce a very weak curl or they are all gimmick or the learning curve is just too long and complicated. I want something that makes my life easier and that speeds up the style time. Very very happily, the CHI Spin N Curl meets every single one of my demands and then some.

The CHI Spin N Curl comes in various colors – there is Onyx Black, a new Rose Gold, and Ruby Red. It does have a learning curve, but this device is actually far less complicated than it looks. It’s basically a curling iron inside of a chamber. Your hair is automatically drawn into the chamber and wrapped around the curling rod, where it’s held for the exact amount of seconds needed to give you a perfect curl. It has excellent tangle protection, so if hair does get tangled the device immediately stops and releases your hair, beeping to let you know what happened.

The heat goes up to 410 degrees, which is what I use because I have so much hair and it doesn’t ever want to hold a curl. Usually with a curling iron, my hair looks fantastic in the morning, but by the evening I just have waves left. I am really happy with the CHI Spin N Curl because these curls take so little time to create and they last up to two days for me.

The hardest part is getting used to using the curl chamber correctly. You need to section off hair, then hold the chamber next to your head (the correct side to face your head is thoughtfully noted right on the Spin N Curl), then press the button with the direction you want your curls to be in so the curling rod rotates, automatically pulling in your hair. Then just wait for the beep that comes after 17 to 19 seconds, depending on the temperature you chose.

I am very forgetful, so I love that the CHI Spin N Curl has a 1 hour auto shut off. Plus, the outside of the ceramic chamber doesn’t get hot so no worries about burning your skin. (Guess I have to swear off hickeys now…dang it.) It leaves my hair free of static, frizz, and damage thanks to the infrared heat and conditioning benefits of negative ions. And it’s versatile – if I want loose waves, I divide my hair into larger sections. For more defined curls, I use smaller sections.
The CHI Spin N Curl is super easy to use and it takes me about 2/3 of my normal curling time. Here’s my CHI Spin N Curled hair:

I am truly impressed with the CHI Spin N Curl. This will definitely make for a memorable holiday gift! I hope you give it a whirl because you will love those curls!  – Lisa

CHI Spin N Curl – Ruby Red

Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Spin n Curl. Hair is drawn into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create perfect curls and waves every time! The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience while avoiding unnecessary heat damage.

Benefits:

  • Reduces Frizz & Static
  • Adds Exceptional Shine
  • Customizable Temperature For All Hair Types
  • Perfect Curls Without Heat Damage
Awesome Stocking Stuffers For Her! – Features CHI Spin N Curl

Awesome Stocking Stuffers For Her! – Features CHI Spin N Curl

Give her the gift of gorgeous hair, every day, from the comfort of her own bathroom! The CHI does all the work for you with just the push of a button – no styling skills needed!

CHI Spin N Curl Special Edition Rose Gold Hair Curler

This is the perfect gift for a busy mom who doesn’t have time to fuss with her hair and is usually sporting a messy bun. Help her step up her hair game and get Insta-worthy hair with the CHI Spin N Curl which comes in a beautiful rose gold color.

CHI Spin N Curl Rose Gold

Refreshing, lightweight conditioner that provides a refreshing and awakening sensation helping to normalize and nourish the hair and scalp. The invigorating and soothing benefits of tea tree oil and peppermint oil work together to balance scalp oils and maintain moisture levels.

  • Promotes hair health
  • Strengthens hair
  • Invigorates and soothes
Best Flat Irons for Hard to Wrangle Curly Hair – Features CHI Original Iron

Best Flat Irons for Hard to Wrangle Curly Hair – Features CHI Original Iron

There are no shortage of hot tools on the market. Some have titanium plates; some have ceramic. Some have pivoting plates; some have fixed. Some are thin; others are downright wide. And prices range wildly—you can score a great flat iron for as little as $20, or you can splurge on something north of $200.

All these options can make it hard to figure out which straightener is right for you—especially if you have hair that’s curly, frizzy, and altogether hard to manage. To save you the confusion, we did the research and found that these are the best flat irons for curly hair—they heat up quickly, won’t snag, and are as gentle as possible.

Original Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

This flat iron is beloved for a reason—its ceramic plates reduce frizz and static electricity and leave hair silky and shiny. You don’t have to go stick-straight, either—the ergonomic design makes it easy to try soft curls, flips, and waves.

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron our professional salon model analog flat iron has a versatile all-in-one ergonomic design and use advanced ceramic technology to create silky, shiny, and frizz-free hair instantly.

Features:

  • Professional salon model
  • 1” Ceramic Floating Plates
  • Versatile styling tool: flip, curl, and style
  • Creates silky hair instantly
  • Flash-quick heating, up to 392°F (202°C)
  • 11 ft. Swivel Cord for Convenience
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • Dual voltage for convenient travel
Beauty and Wellness Stars of 2019 – Features CHI Spin N Curl

Beauty and Wellness Stars of 2019 – Features CHI Spin N Curl

The past twelve months have marked one of the most exciting time periods in the beauty and wellness space, with amazing new products and innovations being introduced daily.

Some of my favorites in the hair world include the CHI Spin N Curl ceramic rotating curler. It’s very easy to use and one can create salon-styled do’s at home. 

CHI Spin N Curl – Rose Gold

Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Spin n Curl. Hair is drawn into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create perfect curls and waves every time!

CHI Spin N Curl – Rose Gold

The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience while avoiding unnecessary heat damage. Ceramic heat technology produces far infrared heat while the conditioning benefits of negative ions results in shinier, healthier and more beautiful hair. Curling hair has never been so effortless with the CHI Spin n Curl!

Features:

  • 1” Ceramic Rotating Barrel
  • 410°F Maximum Temperature
  • Directional Buttons
  • Tangle Protection
  • Includes Pre-set Temperatures:
    – Low 370°F for Fine Hair
    – Medium 390°F for Medium Hair
    – High 410°F for Coarse Hair
Useful Hair Hacks Every Woman Should Know – Features CHI Original Iron

Best Professional Hair Bleaches for Lighter Strands

For those of you who have mastered the DIY hair color world, we applaud you. And if you’ve truly nailed the game, you already likely know that using professional-grade hair color (versus the boxed stuff you can get at any drugstore or beauty store) is a game-changer. This holds particularly true when it comes to hair bleach.