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I recently cut my hair, and my new shorter ‘do has opened up so many doors for me style-wise. Even though it’s not the first time I’ve worn my hair in a chin-length bob, I find that I’m a whole lot more adventurous when it comes to playing around with my hair and experimenting with new styles.
Whereas I used to stick to using my flatiron to ensure that my bob was smooth, sleek, and dead-straight, these days I find myself opting for a softer, more tousled look. Up until recently, I used my flatiron to create waves, but I’ve found a much better alternative – that happens to be impossibly chic and really easy on the pocket, too. Meet Toni & Guy’s super-stylish (and really affordable) Fashion Fix range, which is made up of three nifty, handbag-sized stylers that allow you to recreate styles worthy of the catwalk in a flash. (Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a chance to win all three!)
When I first received these stylers, I was a bit worried about how well they would perform, given their compact size. I needn’t have worried: although these beauties are petite in size, they definitely deliver on both personality and performance. Each styler heats up to 210 degrees Celsius (and they heat up really quickly, which is a huge bonus if your mornings are as fast and chaotic as mine), and boast Colour-Lock Technology to ensure that your hair (and your colour) is kept looking its healthy, vibrant best.
Since I’ve been using a flatiron for years and know how to style my hair using one with ease, I thought I’d get started by putting the Toni & Guy Fashion Fix Straightener (R399) to the test. I loved how quickly this iron heated up (no waiting around for the plates to heat up properly – it was ready to style within a matter of seconds), and the narrow, Ceramic-Tourmaline plates meant that straightening my fringe was an absolute breeze! It might be small, but it managed to get the same sleek results as my full-sized flatiron making it the perfect travel companion.
Now for something that I’ve never tried before, but couldn’t wait to put through its paces: the Toni & Guy Fashion Fix Waver (R399), which was designed to give you relaxed, natural-looking beach waves and loads of volume… and it definitely did that! I wasn’t sure that the waver would work in my chin-length bob, but after playing around a couple of times, I managed to figure out how best to use this for my short hair. (I left the bottom section of my hair natural, and only used the waver on the top sections for more defined waves and to keep the volume under control – this thing seriously delivers on oomph, you guys!) It’s also really quick and easy to use, so it’s perfect for rushed mornings when I don’t have time to do something that requires a little more effort.
By far my favourite of the three tools (though picking a favourite is a bit like picking a favourite child) is the Toni & Guy Fashion Fix Curler (R399), which is the first curler I’ve managed to master – without burning my neck. Thank you, Toni & Guy! Again, I wondered whether this tool would work for my shorter hair, but there really was no need for concern – the 25mm barrel is ideal for use on shorter hair, while still creating natural-looking waves (no super-tight, poodle-esque curls in sight!) The curler is incredibly easy to use, and you can create different effects depending on how many times (or how tightly) you wind your hair around the barrel.
The Toni & Guy Fashion Fix range has definitely upped my hair styling game, in more ways than one: not only do they help me create effortlessly gorgeous styles, but they look pretty stylish themselves! I’ve said it before, but it warrants repeating: I love the small, compact sizes of each styler. They’re great for use on shorter hair, and it also means that I don’t have to choose just one styler next time I go on holiday – I can pack all three! (You can also pop one into your handbag to freshen up your style between meetings or before heading out for after-work drinks).
Now I don’t know about you, but R399 for an incredible, hard-working hair tool is a steal in my book, but Clicks’ is currently offering you 20% off all three stylers – which means that you’ll pay no more than R319 per styler if you buy yours before 10 April 2018. Go and get ’em, girls!
I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win ALL THREE Toni & Guy Fashion Fix stylers worth R1200! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below, telling me which styler you’d most like to try.
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This giveaway ends on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. The winner will be notified via my Facebook page (click here and give it a like to stay updated). Good luck!