The interchangeable curling iron that delivers infinite styling possibilities.
Written By JAYME CYK
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WHY IT CAUGHT OUR EYE
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 treat 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 hair from heat damage, and eliminate frizz.
Fast-forward 10 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 for 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.
THE ARTIST RESPONSE
“This iron is compact with endless possibilities! It heats up fast and consistently (unlike most interchangeable barrels) for quick styling that lasts all day. This is essential for the girl who travels and likes to have waves one day and curls the next. It’s a space saver and it has an auto world voltage that automatically adapts to any power supply around the world.”—Sunnie Brook, hairstylist
“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
Slip on the desired barrel and wrap a section of dry hair around it, with the tip pointing down. Hold for a few seconds. Slide the wand out to release the curl.