Awhile back Hautelook featured “Top Styler” which is a hair curling system. The system is different from the normal curling implements you are used to (curling irons, curling wands, flat irons…) These are little clam shell clips that get heated up. What you do is wrap your hair around your finger (you can use two or three fingers for looser curls/waves) and then place the pre-heated clamshell over your little bit of hair. You can then let the clamshell cool while it is on your hair – leave it for as long as you like – the longer you leave it the more intense the curl.
When I go to curl my hair it usually takes a good hour or so – and some very sore arms from holding tools and contorting myself – I honestly don’t know how some women do it.
This tool makes it possible for me to have awesome curly or wavey locks in less time. The first time I used this it took me about 20 minutes to put all my curls in the clamshells. Now, most of the time I am going for body and wavey hair – and that takes fewer clam shells – so I am now only spending about 6-8 minutes putting the curls in, and then 1 minute taking them out after completing my makeup.
Here is what the process looks like after you get the clamshells in – if you want to see how to put them in visit this link.
The last one is just after loosening the curls with my fingers.
To me the best parts of this are:
- The multitasking – instead of waiting for each curl to heat and then moving to the next one, I set up all of the curls then I can go do other things, like get dressed and put on makeup
- The lack of damage – because the clamshells are preheated, once I put them in my hair all they do is cool down, so I don’t get scroched ends like I could with curling irons
- Speed – this is by far faster than me using any other tool I’ve come across
The only negative is that the curls don’t seem to last quite as long as with a curling iron – HOWEVER that may be because I need to find a good way to set the style.
Would I buy it again? If I had to do it over absolutely – it was a fantastic purchase and I use it at least twice a week.
FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Hautelook or Top Styler. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.