With international travel soon back on the cards, it’s time to take your summer styling to first class heights with our pick of luggage friendly hair tools
Following the recent announcement regarding international travel from amber list countries, it seems the summer getaway is back on the cards (finally!). After 16 long months of suitcases, packing cubes and travelling beauty essentials staying in storage, it feels SO good to be reacquainted with our carry-on kit. Whether you’re a seasoned packing professional or opt for a last-minute dash round the house, choosing the right travel hair tools to bring on your holiday can be a minefield.
For some, the thought of going au naturel is never an option; they want suitcase friendly hair styling solutions that will leave loads of room for dubious holiday purchases (enormous sombrero anyone?) while also ensuring first class hair throughout their vacation. So, we’ve rounded up the space-saving tools to make your life that much easier. Now, did someone say Piña Colada?
It can be so annoying to discover your hair isn't look fresh during a photo taking session with the girls. Luckily, ghd has launched a lightweight styling solution which you can pop in your clutch bag for touch-ups on the go. Best of all, unplugged is hand luggage friendly, making it the perfect travel companion. Enjoy up to 20 minutes of continuous styling* with the option to conveniently charge at the hotel using the USB-C charging cable.
*Exact run time depends on hair and styling habits.
One thing that can catch out lots of travellers when it comes to their hair is humidity, quickly turning a blow-dry into a bit of a bush. Here, a hot brush is your best friend – and the DAFNI Allure is one of the most portable out there. It’s completely cordless and can style up to three heads on one charge, making it perfect for a long weekend or a week away for the odd touch-up. Definitely a travel buddy!
BaByliss PRO Titanium Expression 10mm Ultra-Slim Wand
Small in size but mighty in curling power, the Ultra-Slim Wand from BaByliss PRO is your new versatile styling friend to keep your look on point all holiday long. If you're planning some serious nights out, this wand is indeed magical, delivering Studio 54-worthy disco curls or adding some extra volume for the club or bar. The next morning your tresses could be tied in a bun to keep the curls in place, and by the following day let loose once more to for a natural wave that Rapunzel would envy. Get ready to master those candid snaps for the 'gram...
BaByliss 9000 Cordless Curling Tong
There's nothing worse than arriving at your hotel to find you've forgotten to pack an adapter, or don't have enough for every electrical device. Fortunately, there's the BaByliss 9000 Cordless Curling Tong which delivers 40 minutes of cordless styling for flexibility to style wherever you need. Featuring a 25mm barrel and ground-breaking Micro-Heating Matrix heaters, the cordless tong ensures consistent, even heat for effortless, long lasting curls.
ghd flight travel hair dryer
You always assume that wherever you’re staying will have a hairdryer. that's mistake number one. mistake number two? Assuming that dryer will be stronger than a gnat's cough. Oh, and usually any hotel dryer will be bolted to the wall, too. Throw the ghd flight travel dryer into your case just to be sure – it takes up next to no space, thanks to a handle which folds up, and it's light to carry. Despite being half the size of the regular air dryer it still packs in 70 per cent of the power. Come fly with me...
RRP from £59
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