5 New Tools That Make Styling Your Hair So Much Easier

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When car salespeople talk about high-powered motors or smart sensor technology, you do your due diligence to make sure they're not just blowing smoke. And the same should apply when you're shopping for expensive hot tools. The only problem? There's a helluva lot of innovation to sift through. Ceramic plates! Self-twirling barrels! Intelligent heat control! How could you possibly choose?
To help, we tried this year's latest blow dryers, curling irons, and flatirons — all claiming to be the next Big Thing of hair gadgets. These are the five high-tech hair tools that passed our rigorous road test.