Thanks to their perfect hair and makeup skills, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian have already made a name for themselves in the beauty world, and the impressive line of color cosmetics, hair care, and fragrances under their belts only drive the point home. InStyle.com Assistant Editor Marianne Mychaskiw tried out their new 3-in-1 Ceramic Hairstyling Iron, which claims to deliver flawless curls, loose waves, and a sleek texture with just one tool. Keep reading to find out how the tool works, and what she thought!
I do a fair amount of keeping up with the Kardashians---or at least their hair and makeup. Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe's impeccable layers never fail to trigger my own hair envy, so after the holy trinity launched a range of styling tools and products, I was eager to try them.
I already have a dryer and flat iron I like, so wasn't on the market for either of those, but the 3-in-1 Ceramic Hairstyling Iron ($90; ulta.com) looked very different from any of the tools already in my arsenal. In what I would describe as a cross between a flat iron and a curling wand, the device's interior has flat plates like a traditional straightener, but has a curved exterior coated in ceramic to bring the styling capabilities full circle. It has an adjustable temperature, and three settings: One to activate just the flat plates, one to activate the rounded plates, and one to activate both areas.
To borrow a term from the three sisters---Bible, this tool was legit. By turning on both the interior and exterior plates, I was able to straighten and curl my hair in one quick motion. If you have never been able to figure out how add waves to your hair with a flat iron, the curved shape of this tool helps with the process, and because it creates a tighter shape, the style holds a bit longer, even if you don't use product.
At first, I kept accidentally hitting the temperature buttons on the side, but I quickly found a lock switch at the bottom that could be used to keep the settings from changing. Smart, right? The sisters certainly know a thing or two about hair care---to develop the line, they teamed up with Farouk Systems, the same people who brought you the infamous CHI Iron, so even if you aren't the biggest Kardashian fan, you'll likely find a tool or styling product from their range to fit into your own routine.