I don't know about you, but one of the main reasons I became a hair stylist was to have the option of always being on the go. People need their hair cut everywhere, right? And as a young stylist I dreamed of traveling from place to place with my trusty kit in tow. But let's be real, when you're doing hair you need A LOT of stuff, and dragging a heavy kit around the globe sounds a lot more glamorous than it really can be.
Up until recently, travel hair tools frankly just didn't work. Half-sized blow dryers put out half the power, and miniature flat irons didn't have enough juice to give a professional finish. But as the world got smaller, and more and more people were on the go, product companies took notice, and really invested in the technology to create powerful travel-sized hair tools. Today we have several options to choose from when it comes to travel beauty, and below we'll be covering some of the best of the best.
1. Sedu Mini Travel Dryer
This blow dryer should have its own passport. It boasts dual voltage for worldwide usage, and its compact design still delivers a ton of power. With two speeds, ceramic and tourmaline technology, and its very own travel case that includes a concentrator and diffuser, this blow dryer can basically travel by itself.
Not only is it compact, but Sedu is known for its high-quality design and powerful results. No matter where you end up styling hair, this dryer will give you smooth, sleek, frizz-free results.
2. Sedu Revolution Compact Styler
Most companies sacrifice plate space when creating travel irons, but Sedu has created an iron that's almost half the size of their regular ones, but it still boasts a nice wide plate.
This iron also offers dual voltage, so no need to purchase an outlet converter when traveling to other countries. The Sedu Revolution Compact Styler has ceramic tourmaline plates that measure to a width of 3/4", and it quickly heats up to an effective 350F.
3. Amika 4P Interchangeable Barrel Curler Set
Now this iron isn't actually smaller in size, but it makes the list for offering 4 barrel options that deliver salon-quality results wherever you may be. The ceramic barrels produce far-infrared heat which preserves moisture in the hair shaft, while negative ions smooth and close the cuticle resulting in smooth, shiny curls.
The clip-free design makes curling hair a snap, and it heats up to a powerful 430F in under a minute. To change the barrels simply press the top and bottom buttons simultaneously (when the iron is turned off and cool, obviously) and hold the base of the barrel to wiggle it out. Click in your new desired barrel size, and you're set to go!
4. Hair Products Need Love Too
We all know having the right tools is only half the battle, even the most talented hair stylist needs their trusty products.
One of the coolest developments in travel beauty, is the abundance of high-end professional styling products that now come in a handy travel size. Popular companies like Oribe, Living Proof, Bumble and Bumble, and Dry Bar now all offer adorable, shrunken versions of almost all of their products, which makes styling hair on the go a total breeze.