Tourmaline, Titanium, Ionic what does it mean?!

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Flat iron, hair dryer, and curling iron technology terms have gone through the roof!  “This dryer has ionpialia technology” or “Get the latest in timonia torque” is what it all sounds to me.  Gibberish!  So I did a quick investigation of these hair appliance terms to help expose the true meaning!  Guess what I found – this stuff really means something and can do wonders for your hair.

What is Tourmaline and why is it important in a styling product?
Tourmaline is a precious gemstone.  When heated, it naturally releases negative ions and far-infrared heat, both of which benefit hair by reducing static and frizz to increase shine. Far-infrared heat is gentle and eliminates potential heat damage to hair.  This is definitely good!

What is Titanium and why is it important in a styling product?
Titanium is a unique metal, as strong as steel but 40% lighter!  It’s the smoothest surface available in a styling tool, retains higher heat longer and distributes temperatures consistently across surfaces.  The end result is less styling time and healthier hair.  I have been using a titianium plate flat iron and think it is definitely better than its ceramic counterpart.  Quicker styling time, higher heat, and a very smooth surface.

What is Ionic and why is it important in a styling product?
Ions close the hair cuticle and reduce the static electricity that dulls hair and causes fly-away frizzies.  During dry winter months this is key!  Ions also break water molecules into tiny, micronized clusters for deeper moisture penetration into hair, and hold the moisture longer for silkier and shinier hair.

20% Off All Hot Tools Pink Titanium Curling Irons

 
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StyleBell.com is offering 20% off all Hot Tools Pink Titanium Spring Curling Irons including ¾”, 1”, 1 ¼” and 1 ½”!  This curling iron is your answer to professional curls with the latest in Titanium Alloy technology at a price we all can afford starting at only $31.96 after the 20% discount!     
 
Product Features:
– Comes in 5 Barrel Sizes:  ¾”, 1”, 1 ¼” and 1 ½”
– Titanium Alloy Curling Iron
– Variable Temperature up to 450 degrees F
– Pink Metallic Casing
– Extra Long Cool Tip
– Power Light Indicator
– On/off Switch
– 8 ft Tangle Free Cord
– Powerful Spring Clamp
 – 1 Year Warranty 
 This price will last until Oct 6th, 2009 11:59pm EST today! Buy Now!

Sexy Beach Curls in Under 10 Minutes

Celeb stylist Johnny Levine details a simple technique to achieve the “just walked off the beach” sexy curl.  Equip yourself with a Hot Tools 1 1/2 inch Spring Curling Iron and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Styling Wax and you can recreate this look within minutes!    

Celeb Style: Leona Lewis

leonalewis.jpgLeona Lewis the next Whitney?  I hope she doesn’t go down that road need I say more!  All joking aside, Leona is the total package with fantastic vocal cords, incredible complexion, and fabulous hair!  You know with Davis and Cowell backing her she is definitely going to go far.  Did anyone see her on Oprah? Leona’s hair looked incredible – A combination of tousled beach hair with large 2 inch waves and streaks in just the right golden brown hue that accentuated both her hair and eyes.  A good highlight job can go a long way!  

Get Leona’s Look:  1) ABBA Pure Curl Finish Curl Activator, 2) Davines Defining Volume Mousse, and 3Hot  Tools 2 inch Professional Spring Curling Iron 

Edward Tricomi Feeds Our Curl Cravings

Hot Tools 1-1/2Who better to learn the art of curl creation from than a master? Celebrity stylist Edward Tricomi (hello, the Tricomi part of the Warren-Tricomi Salon in NYC!) shows us how to create those killer celebrity curls we crave. Of course you can pick up the Hot-Set Spray from any Warren-Tricomi Salon – it’s great on all hair types and works along with the heat of your big barrel curling iron (or flat iron if you prefer). A few sprays creates a firm, soft texture to set the curl and add a high-gloss shine. Bonus points: It repels the dreaded “H” word – humidity.

-CurlyBelle

Curling Irons – Choosing a Barrel Size

Wow! There are a lot of choices in the world of hair appliances, especially with curling irons. Sometimes it can be really difficult to choose which one is right for you. All you want to do is create some nice, frizz-free curls. Maybe you’re going out? Will your iron create long, loose curls? Maybe you want to use a curling iron every day to flip the ends of your bob…. which curling iron will give you the look you want?
Hot Tools 3/4With plenty of different barrel sizes available, you are certain to get lots and lots of curls, but the barrel width you choose really depends on your hair length and the type of curl you want to create. Based on the information we found, we have created a handy little guide to help you choose the curl creating iron that is best for you:
3/8 inch barrel: Great for short hair. It creates soft, tight curls, bangs and wisps. Think tendrils.
5/8 inch barrel: Creates smooth, tight curls, on medium length hair. Fantastic for flips.
3/4 inch barrel: Great for all hair lengths, produces medium size curls and waves. The universal size, good for anyone.
1 inch barrel: Creates full curls and waves and root lift. Great on most hair types for creating that long, loose celeb look.
1-1/4 inch barrel: Suggested for large, loose curls, waves and root lift. Think of the volume you can get at the roots.
1-1/2 inch barrel: Best for longer hair, large loose curls, waves and root lift. The biggest, baddest curls ever.
2 inch barrel: Perfect for creating the ultimate loose curls and waves on long hair.
Spring curling iron or Marcel curling iron, you will absolutely love the curls and waves you can create with all of the different sizes. Now you just need to pick one….or two!Need help deciding? Visit our Curling Iron section to see the large assortment we have available, in every size you can imagine, or check out our Best Curling Irons section to see our best-sellers. 
Already have a favorite curling iron? This quick video will show you how to create the curls of your dreams!

-CurlyBelle