I recently chopped off my hair. My new look grazes my collarbones and is about four inches shorter than my former lengthy locks, so styling it has definitely taken some getting used to. I used to be able to hop out of bed, spritz on some dry shampoo, and be happy with my tousled texture — but this fresh cut isn’t as flexible or forgiving when it comes to less-is-more, lazy girl styles. Sigh.
This length needs a little extra love, and devoting just a few minutes to styling my strands is the difference between me looking disheveled and polished. That said, I refuse to spend more than 10 minutes on my hairstyle each morning, which is why I’m obsessed AF with the new Drybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand ($165). It takes the fuss out of doing my hair, heats up insanely fast, and is practically foolproof — even for a medium-length newbie like me.
The second I fire this wand up, it’s just hot enough to start creating bends in the front sections of my hair because I like how loose and casual they turn out as the barrel is warming up. In about 30 seconds, the tool is at its peak temp (it heats up to 450 degrees), allowing me to add more lasting styles almost immediately.
Ten minutes is all I need to create some truly effortless beach waves — and I do mean effortless. The big barrel of the wand serves up perfectly imperfect strands that don’t look tightly curled or overly styled. The reverse-taper barrel means that the bottom of your waves will be thick and full, instead of coiled ringlets which are not ideal when you’re after that tousled vibe like I am. If you’re pressed for time, not a hair whiz, and like adding a touch of polish to your strands, this is your new must-have hair tool.
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