Is the Curling Iron Making a Comeback?
We’re obviously partial to messy, beachy strands, but the polished looks we spotted on Instagram and the red carpet this week have us inspired to fire up the curling iron again. Actress Alexia Rasmussen ( top left) likely used a big barrel to add some bend to her sleek blond bob, which felt decidedly retro for the Sundance Selects and The Cinema Society screening of Last Weekend. Model Sara Blomqvist ( bottom right) opted for Texas-sized hair that cascaded around her face—snapping a selfie with a caption that read, “It’s a Dallas kind of day.” A smaller barrel means tighter curls, like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s unfussy ringlets at The Expendables 3 premiere and catwalker Devon Windsor’s ( top right) elevated airport waves. To achieve all four styles with just one tool, reach for Amika’s Switch Kit, which comes complete with a base (i.e., the handle and power source) and a standard 1-inch barrel that can be detached and swapped out for larger and tapered options.
Amika Switch Kit Starter Set, $100, and barrels, $30 each, available at sephora.com.
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