The Babyliss Big Hair, released two years ago, has completely changed the look of my hair. By drying my hair upside down with my Parlux dryer, then finishing off with the Big Hair (I like the small barrel on my fine hair, but the larger barrel is better for thick and long types), I find I can just about fake a proper salon blowdry without much bother. Frankly, the Big Hair was enough to put Babyliss in my good books forever (I’m even prepared to overlook their Root Boost styler, which made me look like Monica Geller in Barbados). But man alive, they’ve outdone themselves with their latest gadget, the Babyliss Pro Perfect Curl.
When I saw the video for this curling appliance, I thought it couldn’t possibly work, but it does exactly what it promises. All you do is clamp it like a crimper near the roots of a slim section (about 3cm) of dry hair – too thick and it won’t work. Release the end of the section and the tool will swallow the hair vertically, twisting around an internal curling iron. Leave until you hear four quick beeps, then release. Out pops a perfect curl – not too tight but not loose beachy waves either. You can continue around the whole head, but I prefer to take a more random approach, keeping some straight with a few curls scattered about. It looks more natural and soft and saves time. I set the whole thing with Elnett, but even when the curls drop slightly as the day wears on, it still looks really cool. The Pro Perfect Curl is daft money, I’ll admit, but if you curl your hair a lot, it will change your life, just as the Big Hair did mine. Here’s the demo video. It’s as simple as it looks.