EDitor’s pick:



The interchangeable curling iron that delivers infinite styling possibilities.

Written By JAYME CYK


In 2003, Kent Yu was fascinated by the fact that his girlfriend splurged on high-end skincare and makeup but was content to use an inferior blow-dryer that fried her mane. Inspired to upgrade her supermarket hair dryer, Yu started developing tools that rejuvenate strands, much like serums treats the skin. In 2004, he revealed his T3 haircare line, starring a dryer featuring the semiprecious stone tourmaline, which helps to seal the hair’s cuticle, nourish locks, protect from heat damage, and eliminate frizz.

Fast forward ten years later to the launch of the Whirl Trio, a curling iron replete with the same tourmaline technology, five heat settings (so you can customize to your hair texture), and an interchangeable wand that boasts three different-size barrels. It quickly became a must-have for stylists and beauty enthusiasts thanks to its versatility and foolproof technology. Features include a 1-inch and a 1.5-inch straight barrel (perfect for bohemian beach waves and starlet inspired curls, respectively) and a 1.25–1.75-inch tapered barrel that’s ideal for generating billowing body before a night out.   


“I love to use this professional tool not only on set, but also with my personal clients in the salon. I highly recommend it for at-home use, too—it’s super user-friendly and gives you gorgeous smooth waves. What’s not to love?”—Sera Sloane, hairstylist


June 23, 2015


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