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TO HEAT OR NOT TO HEAT

Perfect barrel: no hair gets caught
 Hair and Makeup in the fashion industry have a bad reputation for being callous when it comes to proper hair care. Coming from the movie side of the business, this seemed incredulous. How on earth??!? When you work with celebrities, there's absolutely no room for a trivial approach to hair and skin care. If our star wants a very special product found only under one specific rock in some remote area that is currently a no-go war-torn zone quarantined by the WHO... the producer and HOD will find a way to get in and out with said product ...with enough time to do tests. Luckily that is very rarely the case. And we have online shopping!! ;-)
But we do our utmost to take the very best care of the talent that sit in our chairs. Which is why I aim to carry products and tools that protect the hair and skin of my actors and models, and not feel too pressured to follow the mobs that are so easily swayed by mere hype.
If you haven't heard of Glampalm, let me just say: fearless styling. Because that is what I feel when I use their tools. I adore the fact that the hair looks better, feels better and is certainly better off having been styled with Glampalm tools.
Love this barrel:  size of curls work well for contemporary and period styling
 Although I generally use a thermo-protect product on hair before using heated stylers, I have absolutely no fear of damaging hair with this wand. It's their special "Healing Stone" technology that makes it so special. They own the mine in Korea where the special stone comes from. What is does is limit damage dramatically, and also enhances shine and colour of hair. All amazing, yes. But what I like most is the long cable and 360 swivel cord; plus the sweat-absorbing handle, and the barrel!!! I love the size of this barrel, and unlike my cone wand, this Glampalm wand allows me to create both Hollywood curls, as well as Victoria Secret Angel curls. Ideal!! Since they've sent it to me, I haven't stopped using it! It allows me to be so versatile with my styling, and is the one styler I reach for when working with children, because I know that no other hair tool is going to protect the hair quite as much.
360 Swivel and extra long cable
For quick lift on shorter hair this works well, just don't forget your protective glove (comes with the wand). And the pro length lead is pretty awesome for makeup artists who like to 'travel' around the model, when doing hair. It takes a bit of time to hold and set the curl, but for personal use, you won't be working under pressure!?! so it would never be a cause for concern. If you're going to pay anything in this price range ( just under R2000) for your style, then you should give it more consideration. It's a good one! Especially if you are trying to grow your hair out...
Get this!! It's called the GLAMPALM Magic Wand and retails for R1999. You can also find pro hair brands like Glampalm on Retailbox; which offers free delivery over R600, so this would certainly qualify.
What are your main concerns when buying a hair tool?? I'm curious to know whether you do a bit of research or simply follow popular trends. Both have their place, of course, but I also try to see what hairdressers are working with, and why. I don't use my tools quite as continuously as most hairdressers: I have anything between one and ten models per shoot, and what is more important is the staying power of the styling. So if a hair tool produces a wave that flops after twenty minutes, then it just won't do. So I look for the best hair tools that help me create a lasting look in record time, and can take frequent use without giving me any hassles. And even in one brand there may be some tools that outperform the rest; my mission is to have those in my kit!
Thanks for reading, and do leave some comment love!

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