Hair electricals

Curating a kit of professional hair styling tools is not a cheap endeavour. Here at Salons Direct, we understand that you want to invest in the best quality tools you can afford to meet the demands of any busy hairdresser. If you’re thinking about upgrading any of your salon electricals or are simply curious to discover what is new to the market, keep reading as we walk you through the best hairdryers, straighteners and curlers you can buy in 2023.

The best hair styling tools 2023

The best professional hairdryers

Probably one of the most important tools in your kit, your hairdryer will be put through the wringer on a daily basis. With that said, you’ll need a powerful, hardwearing, lightweight professional hairdryer with various temperature and speed settings.

Take a look at some of our recommendations below…

Diva Atmos Atom dryer

Diva Atmos Atom Dryer

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The Diva Atmos Atom Dryer is a lightweight, highly efficient hairdryer that you can customise and make more personal with the additional customisable sleeves.


  • 2000w.
  • 100,000 RPM Hair Dryer.
  • Quiet.
  • Fully recycled packaging
  • 100% recyclable eco-felt storage bag to safely store the dryer.
  • Comes with a Diffuser and 2 x magnetic precision nozzles (6mm & 8mm).

GHD Helios

ghd Helios Professional Hair Dryer Black

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This stunning hair dryer is perfect for those looking for a lightweight solution. The ghd Helios is ergonomically balanced for a lighter styling experience.


  • The long-life motor delivers a 120 km airflow.
  • Aeroprecis™ technology combines internal aerodynamic design for concentrated airflow.
  • Hair dryer drastically speeds up your styling routine, 8/10 agree*.
  • Delivers smoother and shinier results with +30% more shine**.
  • Advanced internal design and bespoke contoured nozzle, ghd Helios™ hair dryer empowers you with better styling control, 8/10 agree*.

**vs naturally dried hair

*consumer testing vs. regular hairdryer

Electric Head Jog Futaria

Electric Head Jog Futaria Hair Dryer


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Another slimline hairdryer, the Electric Head Jog Futaria Hair Dryer, is a powerful, lightweight professional hairdryer.


  • Long life, brushless motor.
  • Low noise.
  • 3-speed settings.
  • Three temperature settings to suit all hair types and a cold shot button.
  • 2 x nozzles and a diffuser attachment.
  • 3-metre cable for flexibility.

Elchim 8th sense

Elchim 8th Sense RUN Black


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The Elchim 8th Sense RUN is a highly lightweight hairdryer with a long-lasting brushless digital motor to reduce drying time even on thick, coarse hair.


  • Perfect heat control system suitable for any hair.
  • The New BLCD motor has been tested for over 5,000 hours of use.
  • BLCD has no carbon brushes to help improve your hair and the environment.
  • The ionic and Ceramic system prevents hair from overheating and dries it from the inside out to increase its natural shine.
  • The back laser-cut filter has been designed to reduce hair penetration in the dryer and to increase air volume.
  • The motor inside is protected from hair entrance. This technology ensures a longer motor life.
  • 12-month warranty.

Good to know: This dryer is compatible with Elchim Hot Honey Care.

Parlux Alyon Air Ionizer

Parlux Alyon Air Ionizer Tech Hairdryer Red (2250w)


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You can count on Parlux to bring you the best quality product. The Parlux Alyon is no exception. Did you know that the 2250 Watt/Airflow: 84 m3/h makes the Alyon the most powerful Parlux yet?


  • NEW motor: K-Advance Plus®.
  • New variable geometry heating element to ensure an even more stable temperature distribution.
  • “Air Ionizer Tech” ionic technology.
  • “Anti-Heating” of the front case.
  • Soft switches for the comfort of use.
  • Lighter weight and ergonomic design.
  • Incorporated silencer for less noise.
  • 2 speeds / 4 temperatures / cold shot button.
  • 3-meter cable.
  • Supplied with two nozzles.

You may also enjoy The Best Ultra Lightweight Hair Dryers for Your Salon.


The best professional straighteners

You can create endless looks with the right straightening iron. Straighteners have innovated in leaps and bounds over the last ten years or so, bringing new technology to how heat is distributed. Here are some of the bestselling straighteners for all hair types and textures that you can buy here at Salons Direct.

GHD Platinum +

ghd Platinum + Professional Styler Black

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The ghd platinum+ styler is ghd’s smart styler and is a versatile tool that empowers you with 70% stronger hair*, double the colour protection and 20% more shine.


  • Working at an optimum styling temperature of 185°C.
  • Heat is monitored 250 times a second throughout the precision-milled plates during styling.
  • The versatile round barrel allows you also to create voluptuous curls.

L’Oreal steampod 3.0

Steampod 3.0 Straightening Tool by L’Oréal Professionnel

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Leverage the power of steam with the L’Oreal Professional Steampod 3.0 Straightening Tool.  Created with patented steam technology, bespoke heat control means you can create many looks, from loose curls to straight and sleek tresses, with less damage.


  • Exclusive steam delivery for continuous steam flow
  • Integrated water tank for steam
  • Intelligent heat control from 180°C -210°C
  • Double technology plates with high-resistance coating.
  • Rotative cord for hassle-free manoeuvring.

Good to know: Protect hair using Steampod 3.0 Serum & Steampod 3.0 Milk.

Diva Digital Styler

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Discover the Diva Intelligent Digital Styler is perfect for types of hair and different textures thanks to its digital variable heat. The plates are infused with Argan Oil for long-lasting sleekness and shine.

* Includes non-slip heat-proof silicon mat

hur.iron slant Hair Straightener

hur.iron slant Hair Straightener

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The bestselling hur.iron Slant Hair Straightener features new 30° slanted plates, which allow you to get closer to the root for a seamless look with no harsh lines.


  • Floating, mineral-infused ceramic plates.
  • Exterior, variable temperature control.
  • Temperature settings 120°C-230°C.
  • 360° swivel cord and stylists hook.
  • Sleep mode after 30 minutes of no use.

Good to know: Your purchase with hur. supports their partner Paperworks to offer training and support to young adults with learning, physical and mental health-related disabilities. This includes basic work skills and other more specific skills vital in the workplace.


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Beauty Works x Molly Mae Straightener

Beauty Works x Molly-Mae Straightener Sleek + Shine


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The stunning Beauty Works x Molly-Mae Straightener Sleek + Shine helps stylists to sleeker, smoother looks thanks to infrared ceramic plates to ensure long-lasting results.


  • Adjustable heat settings from 80°C -220°C.
  • Lock Switch feature to ensure the tool cools safely.
  • The ultra-narrow design allows styling from hair from root to tip.

The best professional curlers

Perfect a glamorous wave, corkscrew curls, or a tousled beachy look with a professional curler from Salons Direct. Whether you’re looking for a wand, tong, or plated curler, we have a fantastic selection.

Babyliss PRO Ceramic Dial-a-Heat Tong

Babyliss PRO Ceramic Dial-a-Heat Tong

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The Babyliss PRO Ceramic Dial-a-Heat Tong features a mid-sized ceramic barrel to create shiny and smooth curls. Whatsmore, this innovative curler has a fast and even heat up and recovery with 25 different temperature settings, ranging from 100°C-210°C covering all types of hair.


  • Stay cool, safety tip.
  • Built-in spring lever safety stand.
  • Salon length 2.7m swivel cord.
  • On/off switch with indicator lights.

GHD Curve soft tong

ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong

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Did you know that ghd produces some pretty great curlers and their signature straightening irons? The ghd curve® soft curl tong has a 32mm large barrel for creating big bouncy waves and soft curls quickly and effectively.


  • Large 32mm barrel designed to create big soft waves.
  • Spring-activated lever for securing the tips of the hair while creating curls.
  • Cool tip designed for more comfortable curling.
  • Safety stand for securing the tong on a hard surface while not in use.
  • New ultra-zone technology.
  • Advanced ceramic coating specially designed for smoother curling.
  • On-off switch and indicator.
  • Sleep mode automatically turns off if left unattended for 30 minutes.
  • Universal voltage and professional length swivel cable.
  • 185º temperature for optimum styling.

Beauty Works Salon Professional Edition

Beauty Works Salon Professional Edition The Professional Styler

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Say goodbye to flyaways and frizz and hello to glamorous waves with the Beauty Works Salon Professional Edition, The Professional Styler. The long barrel is coated in ceramic to help seal the cuticle, prevent frizz and enhance shine. This curler is ideal for clients with extensions.

  • Extra long barrel, specially designed for long hair and extensions.
  • Reaches desired temperature in just 60 seconds, Adjustable temperature between 80-220°C.
  • A straight barrel creates evenly balanced waves.

Wahl hot brush

Wahl Hot Brush 26mm

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The Wahl Hot Brush (26mm) is ideal for achieving volume, body and shine to hair whilst minimising any heat damage.


  • 200°C top temperature with PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) quick heat function.
  • The 26mm barrel is ceramic coated, which helps lock in moisture and prevent flyaways.
  • Cool touch tip for ease of use.
  • 360-degree, 2.5m swivel cord with hanging loop.

Diva Digital Wand (19-32mm)

Diva Digital Wand

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The Diva Digital Wand is infused with Argan Oil for slicker, smoother hair. This medium, tapered barrel creates endless styles, including defined curls and casual waves.


  • Ultra-fast heat up and temperature recovery for perfect styling every time.
  • Variable heat settings – 110°C to 210°C.


We hope you’ve found this guide to the bestselling hair tools helpful.

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