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Give The Gift of Luscious Locks With These Salon-Grade Hair Tools

Be gone bad hair days.

If you have a beauty and hair fanatic in your life then look no further because we have rounded up our favourite gift ideas to leave hair looking coiffed, shiny and effortlessly styled. 

We’ve generally been a beauty-over-hair girl ourselves but with hair trends like ’90s bouncy blowouts, the resurgence of the perm and straight and silky liquid hair hitting the mainstream, hair tools have made it to the ‘in’ list for 2024. 

Nailing how you style your hair can also be a daunting task, but no matter what your level of expertise there are a range of tools and tricks that can help take your hair styling skills to the next level. 

Read on for our best hair gifting picks to give the present of perfect locks this year.

The best hair tool gifts in Australia 2024

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Glide hair straightener brush in Alluring Jade

$208 (usually $260) at ghd

This iridescent colourway makes the perfect gift for the beauty buff, and is one they will cherish for years to come. Made with ceramic technology to tame hair and eliminate frizz, equip the lucky receiver with the one-stop shop to smooth hair. 

Key features:

  • 185 degrees Celsius temperature capability
  • Professional length cable – 2.7m
  • Automatic sleep mode
  • Dusky pink vanity case
  • Two year warranty 

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Panasonic moisture infusing advanced folding hair dryer
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Panasonic Moisture infusing advanced folding hair dryer

$229 (usually $399) at Shaver Shop 

Looking for a tool that does it all? Using Double Mineral technology, the Panasonic moisture infusing hair dryer enriches, tackles damage and dullness, and split ends resulting in healthy-looking and head-turning hair. Going beyond the strands, use the Double Mineral technology for super healthy roots! Yep, with a built-in steam function, encourage nano-sized vapor particles to moisturise within minutes.

Key features:

  • Intelligent temperature control 60 – 90 degrees Celsius 
  • Hot and cold alternating mode
  • Scalp mode for healthy roots
  • Nanoe and Double Mineral technology for added moisture 
  • Two nozzles for salon-inspired style 
  • Three speed settings

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Airwrap multi-styler in Ceramic Pop

$799 at Dyson

If you want to splurge out on that special someone then this bold colourway of the iconic Dyson Airwrap is the gift to go with. This styler will dry, curl, shape and smooth without damaging locks thanks to innovative technology that measures airflow temperatures.

Key features:

  • Six attachments pieces – coanda smoothing dryer, 30mm airwrap long barrel, 40mm airwrap long barrel, round volumising brush, firm smoothing brush, and a soft smoothing brush 
  • Key controls – airflow speed, temperature control and cold shot
  • Ceramic Pop storage case
  • Filter cleaning brush

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Hair plex heat protect set

$40 (usually $50) at Revolution Beauty

Any hair styler is only as good as their tools, so gifting a kit of all of the accessories you need to achieve the perfect ‘do is a worthy one. This set comes with a round brush for blowouts, clips, rollers, a silk scruncie and styling spray to cover all of the bases. 

Key features:

  • Creaseless clips 15 pack
  • Revolution mega volume round barrel thermal styling brush 45mm
  • Revolution mega pink velcro heatless rollers 10 pack
  • Revolution haircare plex seven bond restore styling spray 100ml
  • Satin scrunchie 
  • Bag

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Drybar brush crush heated straightening brush

$241 at Sephora

The ideal beginner tool for the low-maintenance beauty queen, this easy-to-use brush straightens and defrizzes in minutes and is great for travelling. 

Key features:

  • Heats up to 232 degrees Celsius 
  • 60-minute automatic safety shut-off
  • Professional length cord – 2.74m
  • Straightening iron and paddle brush in one

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Mermade Hair That’s Mint blowout kit

$119 at Sephora 

The Mermade Hair Blow-Dry Brush is beloved by many, including celebs like Hailey Bieber, Matilda Djerf and Khloe Kardashian, and this mint-coloured limited edition kit is the perfect gift for someone trying to nail the ultimate blowout, it comes with the cult tool, clips and rollers to help achieve it. 

Key features:

  • Heats up to 115 degrees Celsius 
  • Oval brush shape 60mm for greater volume and curl
  • Set of six Velcro rollers and six jumbo no crease clips included
  • Ionic technology to protect from damaged hair
  • Two-year warranty

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ghd Flight+ travel hair dryer set

$128 (usually $160) at ghd

For the avid traveller, this kit includes a mini hair dryer that delivers salon-quality although it folds up to easily slot into any suitcase without taking up too much room. 

Key features:

  • Delivers airflow temperature up to 65 degrees Celsius 
  • Speed and temperature control settings
  • Luxury carry case

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Bondi Boost infrared heated round brush
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Bondi Boost Infrared heated round brush

$129.95 (usually $155) at Beautopia

Big on bounce but not the damage that can come with? Using state-of-the-art infrared technology and aloe-infused bristles, this Infrared heated round brush from Bondi Boost promises ’90s supermodel hair with a shine that can’t compare. Plus, it can be used day-in-day-out thanks to the power of infrared – gently heating from within the hair strand. 

Key features:

  • Heats up between 120 – 220 degrees Celsius
  • Aloe-infused bristles to add shine and reduce frizz
  • Infrared heat: negative ions neutralise positive ions to help seal the hair cuticle and create smoother, shinier and less frizzy hair
  • 42mm barrel 
  • Five-year warranty 

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VS Sassoon Defense hot air styler

$89.95 at MYER

The ultimate budget beauty buy, this air styler is under $100 and doesn’t skimp on quality. It will dry hair and leave it frizz-free thanks to the Ceramic technology that can also provide volume to the roots or gently curl ends for a polished finish.

Key features:

  • Dual motorised barrel options – 38mm and 50mm
  • Temperature and speed settings
  • Two rotation buttons for multi-directional styling
  • Swivel power cord for easy access
  • Two-year warranty 

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CLOUD NINE The Midnight Collection wide iron hair straightener

$359 at Sephora

A high-quality straightener will never go amiss, and right now we have our eyes on the limited edition Midnight Collection from CLOUD NINE and its wide iron that is mineral infused to ensure no dry ends, leaving hair shining and glossy. 

Key features:

  • Predictive heat technology
  • Heats up to 200 degrees Celsius 
  • Reaches maximum temperatures within 20 seconds
  • Automatic sleep function after 30 minutes
  • 360 degree swivel cord for convenience 
  • One-year warranty

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Shark FlexStyle air styler system

$449 at Amazon

If the Airwrap is a bit out of budget this year, the Shark FlexStyle has become a fast favourite among the beauty community. It will curl using powerful air styling technology without the heat damage, as well as smoothing frizz, diffusing curls and super-fast drying. 

Key features:

  • Temperature and airflow control function 
  • Includes – styling concentrator, curl-defining diffuser, paddle brush, oval brush and two auto-wrap curlers
  • Professional grade cord – 2.8m
  • Two-year warranty 

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Bondi Boost blowout brush

$57.95 (usually $99) at Oz Hair & Beauty

Blowout brushes are the new tool du jour to achieve a simple smooth blowdry look without having to fight against hair dryers and round brushes, leaving you sweating and stressed. 

Key features:

  • Powerful 1200 watts of drying power
  • 360 degree airflow vents 
  • 75mm large oval-shaped barrel and curved edges for bigger volume
  • Heat and speed settings 
  • Five-year warranty

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