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Tool Science Introduces Infrared Infusion Technology

This month, Tool Science® will be launching four new appliances that provide advanced infrared heat to the styling process. What are the benefits of the Infrared Infusion technology? Well, let’s take a closer look at what these appliances can do to help you achieve fabulous hair styles.

New! Tool Science Infrared styling products from #SallyBeauty


Tool Science® Infrared Flat Iron 1uses infrared infusion to distribute heat evenly and works to produce faster results. Meaning, your hair is straightened much quicker while infrared infusion heats the hair from the inside out causing much less damage to the surface of the hair. This results in gorgeously sleek and smooth straight hair.

Tool Science Infrared Straightening Iron #SallyBeauty

If you want glamorous frizz-free curls, try using the Tool Science® Infrared Curling Irons 1” and ¾”. These curling irons work very similar to the flat iron in this collection, they produce far infrared infusion which penetrates deeply into the hair shaft locking in moisture to reduce frizz and maximizing shine.

Tool Science Infrared Ceramic Tourmaline Curling Iron #SallyBeauty


The last but not least, the powerful 1875 watt Tool Science® Infrared Dryer has infrared ceramic-tourmaline built into the air outlet grill.  The heat flows through this grill to pick up infrared heat, then heat is infused into the core of the cuticle, not just the surface of the hair shaft for superior drying power.

Tool Science Infrared Hair Dryer


To sum it all up – Infrared Infusion technology delivers even heat distribution, minimizing heat damage and styling time more effectively than any other heating system!

Through the entire month of April, when you purchase any Tool Science® full size appliance (excludes Electric Brush), you get a FREE Tool Science® Mini Styling appliance of your choice! Remember, don’t wait, as this offer is available limited time only and while supplies last!



Not Your Average Curl

Whether you’ve never been able to curl your hair, you need a quick curling solution to get out the door faster or you’re a stylist doing multiple curly dos… you have to try this iron. The Ion Titanium Auto-Rotating Curling Iron is not your average curler. It automatically creates effortless, beautiful, silky smooth wavy curls in just seconds.

This curler instantly heats up to 450°F and the titanium barrel provides constant even heat. The barrel is extra-long so it’s great for soft waves or tight curls. The buttons are bi-directional so you can alternate your curls easily (no awkward hand positions required!) This automatic curler is truly great. It’s so easy to curl the back of your hair and it provides consistent curls. I always wondered how girls had the time to curl their hair every day before work, now I know. See our tutorial below on how to create not so average wavy curls:

How to: Ion Titanium Auto-rotating Curling Iron

  1. Use the right button to curl the right side of  your head, and the left button for the other side.
  2. Begin by curling small sections of hair, leaving out the ends, for a natural look.
  3. Repeat around entire head until all of your hair is curled.
  4. Pour a small amount of Ion Oil-Free Glosser into your palm, and then rub between both hands.
  5. Scrunch the glosser into hair, starting in middle and working your way toward the ends.
  6. Finish off with a little hold from Ion Finishing Solutions Shaping Plus Spray.






Tool Science™ Electric Hot Brush

tool science hotCheck out Tool Science’s latest launch!

The Tool Science™ Electric Hot Brush  is the most recent addition to the Tool Science ™ line exclusive at Sally Beauty. This is a revolutionary heated brush WITHOUT the hot air! Its ceramic tourmaline barrel heats to straighten, curl, or add volume while brushing and smoothing your hair.

Does static always create frustration for you when you are brushing or styling your hair? With its Ionic function, this brush can create smooth and shiny hair, without adding the extra static you might normally experience when brushing your hair.

This item is regularly $24.99 but is now on sale through December for $19.99. Just in time for the holiday!


Hot Shot Tools® Black Pearl Collection

hst blackWe are very excited to introduce our newest Hot Shot Tools collection coming in November 2013!

The Black Pearl collection features the:

Hot Shot Tools® Black Pearl Bubble Wand  1 1/4″  

Hot Shot Tools® Black Pearl Curl Irons in 1″ and  1 1/4″

Hot Shot Tools® Black Pearl Digital Flat Iron  1″    

Hot Shot Tools® Black Pearl Dryer  1600w

Hot Shot Tools® Black Pearl Taper Wand  1 1/4″

The Hot Shot Tools® Black Pearl line has a great variety of unique tools and barrel sizes for any hair type and length. Each tool has variable low to high heat settings for fine hair or tough-to-tame textures, and is equipped with the best technology – Nano Ceramic® Titanium.

Nano Ceramic® emits far-infrared heat and negative ions which help seal the hair cuticle and eliminate frizz, leaving hair soft and shiny.

Titanium provides even heat distribution and durability under extreme temperatures and is also corrosion-resistant to styling products.

These tools will create the perfect frizz-free straight hair or curls, resulting in the gorgeous healthy hairstyles you want!


BeLissPRO Curl Genius

curl geniusWe’ve received several great questions about the new BeLissPRO® Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine, so we thought we’d put together a handy dandy list of Frequently Asked Questions. If we missed yours, please leave a comment and we’ll be sure to address it!

Q: What is the BeLissPRO® Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine?

A: This tool gives you a revolutionary way to create curls! It creates perfect curls one after another by drawing the hair strand into its titanium curl chamber automatically. Once the hair is inside, it is held, heated and perfectly timed according to your preferred time/temperature settings.

Q: What type of hair textures can you use this tool on?

A:  The Curl Genius can be used on any type of real hair, whether it is your natural hair or is attached with extensions. DO NOT use with synthetic hair of any kind.

Q: Do you have to straighten your hair before using?

A: It is not necessary to straighten your hair before using the Curl Genius.

Q: Will my hair get stuck?

A: Always follow the instructions that the Curl Genius comes with and your hair will not get stuck.
If, for any reason, too much hair is drawn into the curling chamber; there is no need to worry because the Curl Genius is smart! The machine will stop and the curling motor will reverse the hair out; simply re-do with a narrower section of hair.

Another tip – it always helps (especially with wavy hair) to comb through the section of hair before placing it in the curling chamber.

Q: What are the temperature settings?

A: It has two heat settings – 390°F/430°F

Q: What is the difference between the three curl settings?

A: The 8, 10, 12 second settings give you different curl effects.

-Use less time and/or lower heat for fine hair; more time/higher heat for thicker, textured hair.

-More time/higher heat will give you the boldest, longest-lasting curls



BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine

curl geniusHow many times have you gotten frustrated because your curling iron just would not give you that perfect curl you wanted?

Well, we have found the solution for you! We are excited to introduce the Sally Beauty exclusive, BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine. This tool gives you a revolutionary way to create curls by automatically forming one perfect curl after another, on any hair length or texture.

I know you are wondering, “How does this actually work?” Well here’s how –

The BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine automatically draws the hair strand into its Titanium Curl Chamber. Once the hair is inside, it is held, heated and perfectly timed according to your preferred time/temperature settings.

Once the hair is curled and set, the machine will actually tell you that it’s finished curling by making a couple of beeps. Cool huh?! Then, all you have to do is open the handles to release a beautiful curl, and repeat for consistently gorgeous results.

As I mentioned earlier, the Curl Genius also allows you to control temperature and time, which provides the flexibility to form loose waves or tighter curls. Depending on your hair type, more time/higher heat will give you the boldest, longest-lasting curls. Smaller sections of hair will give you tighter spirals; larger sections (up to 1.5” wide) will give more gentle waves.

  • 2 Heat Settings – 390 and 430
  • Time settings – 8, 10, 12 seconds
  • Use less time and/or lower heat for fine hair; more time/higher heat for thicker, textured hair
  • Do NOT use on synthetic hair

If you love flawless, effortless or perfect curls, this is a definitely must have styling tool!

Curl Genius_2I absolutely love the Curl Genius! In my opinion, there is no easier or faster way to create such beautiful curls. My hair tends to have a problem holding curls, which is the reason why I hardly ever curl my hair! When I curled my hair with the Curl Genius, my curls lasted all day even after being outside for hours. I can finally have long-lasting curls!

By the way, I did not use any hair styling product and the curls still came out gorgeous! That’s the power of the BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine!

The BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine will be available at various Sally Beauty Supply stores starting August 1st. Be one of the first ones to own this revolutionary hair curling machine! Don’t wait to purchase yours!


The Andis Charm

Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 2.56.55 PMLooking for a powerful, yet petite trimmer/clipper?  The Andis Charm Trimmer/Clipper may just be perfect for you! This is a brand new item Sally Beauty launched this month that appeals to both men and women. It is the perfect all-in-one trimmer and clipper for haircuts, touch-ups and all-around grooming. It has a snap-off precision stainless steel blade that cuts to 1 mm and includes four must-have guide combs sized 1/8”, 1/4″, 3/8” and 1/2″.

Believe it or not, The Charm only weighs 3.2 ounces and is just 4 inches long! This is a must-pack item especially when travelling for its pocket size, don’t you think? Oh, did I mention The Charm is also dual voltage?

So head out to your local Sally Beauty Supply store and pick up an Andis Charm before you head out for your next vacation trip! There is a promotion going on right now for $15 off The Charm until the end of April – online or in stores! Be sure to hurry!


Plugged In Bubble Wand

Don’t you love those beach waves that all of the celebrities are wearing on the red carpet this season? I know I do! The problem is, I had no idea how they created them.

I tried curling iron after curling iron, and never got that perfectly imperfect curl that they had. Then I tried the Plugged In Vintage Glamour Bubble Wand. Not only is this one of the easiest to use curling tools out there, I finally created those perfect beach waves!

All you do is clip the end of a 1” section under the heated clip and curl your hair up. The bubble wand does the rest! Now we can all look like a celebrity.

Ion Folding Diffuser

When I travel I don’t take my hair dryer because there is usually one at the hotel. Convenient, huh?! Well not so much.

Curly hair people problem # 345 – you must use diffuser when blow-drying to avoid frizz head.

My dryer at home comes with a diffuser, but I can’t just take it off, pack it with my stuff and hope it will fit whatever dryer they have at the hotel.  So I found the best solution – a super convenient, will fit most dryers, and completely travel friendly, foldable diffuser from Ion.

This nifty little product will collapse flat to throw in my bag and take with me wherever I go. I may not be able to pack my favorite dryer, but I will combat frizz head with my new travel Ion diffuser!

The Ion Universal Folding diffuser is available in hot pink and black.

BeLissPro Rotating Hot Air Brush

When I first saw the new BeLissPRO Titanium Rotating Hot Air Brush I immediately wanted to give it a try. My long hair is always a little damp even after I blow dry and I could never get the hang of using a round brush while blow drying my hair. The BeLissPRO Rotating Hot Air brush is the perfect combination of the two.

It’s rotating titanium barrel with soft anti-static bristles is the perfect way to finish the drying and style my hair at the same time. It gives my bangs that perfect swoop and it’s SO easy! By the time I am done, my hair is soft, shiny, and has great volume!

Here’s how you do it:

I start by spritzing my damp hair with Ion Leave-In Conditioner. It helps detangle my hair while restoring moisture and strength. Then, I section my hair into three layers, starting from the bottom.

I start by using the rotating function of the barrel and gently lift my hair at the root to give me maximum volume, and then I let the barrel run through the length of my hair all the way to the end. For an overall straight blown-out style I continue this technique for all the layers and leave it at that.

If I want to add loose curls to my look I grab a section of hair and rotate the barrel away from my face causing my hair to wrap around it. I hold my hair there for a few seconds, then switch the temperature switch to cool shot. This will set the curl. When I am ready to release my hair, I gently unroll my hair by switching the direction of the spin on the brush and I have a perfect loose curl.

It may take you a little while to get used to the buttons that control which direction the barrel rotates, but once you get the hang of it you will never switch back a traditional hot air brush.

Tool Science Electric Ceramic Brush Iron by TSCNCE
Hot Shot Tools Black Pearl Bubble Wand by HELEN
Hot Shot Tools Black Pearl Ceramic 1" Curling Iron by HELEN
Hot Shot Tools Black Pearl 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron by HELEN
Hot Shot Tools Black Pearl Professional Ionic Dryer by HELEN
Hot Shot Tools Black Pearl Ceramic Tapered Iron 1 1/4 Inch by HELEN