As every card-carrying recessionista knows, you don't need to sacrifice fabulous hair to save money! It's all about stocking up on high-tech tools that'll allow you to create a sleek, sexy, salon-worthy coif at home. The good news is, the latest crush of hair care products have been formulated using updated technologies and features that make at-home hairstyling a breeze. Check out the hottest "new school tools" to hit the shelves...and soon, your do-it-yourself hair game will rival that of the fiercest stylists!
Amika Purple Tourmaline Clip-Free Curler ($99, sephora.com) delivers salon-quality curls — plus it comes without a clip, so you won’t get creases and lines.
PhytoSpecific PhytoRelaxer’s ($60, amazon.com) egg and soy based relaxer is super-gentle and totally odorless. PhytoRelaxer offers two formulas to choose from: fine or coarse.
Ouidad Double Detangler Comb ($24, sephora.com) comes with double-spaced rows of rounded teeth that gently come through knots and prevent curls from springing back and retangling.
Ready, Set, Go
Metropolis Tourmaline Compact Hair Dryer and Flat Iron Set ($60, shopnbc.com) includes everything you need to stay fly while traveling, including a mini 1000 watt hair dryer.
Caruso’s new and improved 30 Molecular Ion Steam Hairsetter ($39.95, folica.com) uses ion technology to create soft, shiny curls with no static or frizz.
CHI Silk Infusion ($21, target.com) leaves hair soft and manageable without build up. Pure silk with wheat and soy proteins help to strengthen hair while delivering shine and softness.
ghd Limited Edition Precious Gift Set ($255, easyghd.com) comes with a flat iron styler, thermal protector, leave-in conditioning treatment and compartmentalized roll bag.
Macadamia Oil Infused Comb ($12, macadamiahair.com) comes with Macadamia oil baked into the porous resin teeth. The comb imparts the healing oil onto the hair, making it sleeker and stronger.
Sultra The Sophisticate Power Dryer ($280, sephora.com) is an ergonomically shaped dryer that combines both ionic and ceramic infrared generators to rapidly dry, mend, and protect hair.
Creme of Nature Detangling Ultra Moisturizing Conditioning Shampoo ($5.99, sallybeauty.com) contains 10% organic oils to penetrate deeply and to cleanse, condition, and detangle.
Tokidoki Carezza Paddle Brush ($15, sephora.com) is fabulous for wrapping wet or dry hair, and the ball-tipped bristles give your scalp a luxurious massage.
Slim & Trim
Sultra Slim Luxe half inch flatiron ($225, sephora.com) has adjustable settings that allow you to modify the heat based on individual hair type (fine, normal, thick).
T3 Featherweight Hairdryer ($200) is a tad pricey, but its worth every penny. This lightweight professional quality blow dryer cuts drying time in half by balancing ionic and infrared head—all without damaging the hair. Sign us up!
Brush it Off
The Monroe Paris Je t’aime Brush ($13.99, folica.com) was formulated specifically to pamper coarse/very curly hair. The hourglass shaped ceramic barrel insures even styling from root to ends.
Morroccanoil haircare collection ($22-$40, moroccanoil.com) includes a luxe selection of shampoos, treatments, and stylers focused on nourishing, hydrating and repairing hair.