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Dorota MUA
Posts: 82
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


hi, I have to buy heated rollers for the next week; could you give me some advice which one do you use or which best in your opinion and why; what would you recommend/not recommend? also what type of surface is good and easier to use?- ionic, ceramic, velcro etc.   many thanks ;X
Oct 28 12 04:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Elizabethmakeup
Posts: 338
Hereford, England, United Kingdom


Dorota MUA wrote:
hi, I have to buy heated rollers for the next week; could you give me some advice which one do you use or which best in your opinion and why; what would you recommend/not recommend? many thanks ;X

I recommend the Babyliss heated rollers; they're the ones that I always use. They do take up a fair bit of room and you'll need a separate bag for the clips but they heat up quickly and produce a very nice curl. You will most likely burn your fingers somewhat but you soon learn how to handle them properly smile

Oct 28 12 06:24 am  Link  Quote 
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Dorota MUA
Posts: 82
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


Elizabethmakeup wrote:
I recommend the Babyliss heated rollers;

what type, llama do you use? what surface of rollers do you have? I know they got old version half-ceramic, ceramic pro version and  flocked  (I gues it's hydrate or Ionic one)...

Oct 28 12 06:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Angel Graves
Posts: 2,358
Fort Collins, Colorado, US


Your tools here aren't nearly important as your skills IMHO...
I have a set of inexpensive Remington velvet covered rollers that suit me just fine as wear and tear on these items in transit is pretty heavy.  I see little point in investing in another Babyliss set for me personally because the expense doesn't justify itself. The Remington ones were picked up at Walmart in haste by an assistant trying to replace my Babyliss ones that up and stopped working one night and for the 4 years I've now been using them... They were simply a better value than the higher priced ones that were 6 months out of warranty when it happened!
Making sure you treat a roller set as you would any other hot tool applied to hair is more important in the end than what brand the tool is!  I have them all, high to low, and frequently the lower price point is the better value. Of course, a dryer is always where I invest in the often higher price, even heat and consistent flow seem to come only from your higher priced items!
Oct 28 12 01:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dani Jaye
Posts: 319
Princeton, New Jersey, US


Angel Graves wrote:
Your tools here aren't nearly important as your skills IMHO...
I have a set of inexpensive Remington velvet covered rollers that suit me just fine as wear and tear on these items in transit is pretty heavy.  I see little point in investing in another Babyliss set for me personally because the expense doesn't justify itself. The Remington ones were picked up at Walmart in haste by an assistant trying to replace my Babyliss ones that up and stopped working one night and for the 4 years I've now been using them... They were simply a better value than the higher priced ones that were 6 months out of warranty when it happened!
Making sure you treat a roller set as you would any other hot tool applied to hair is more important in the end than what brand the tool is!  I have them all, high to low, and frequently the lower price point is the better value. Of course, a dryer is always where I invest in the often higher price, even heat and consistent flow seem to come only from your higher priced items!

+1 ...I have to agree.  This has been almost my exact experience.

Oct 28 12 03:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Makeup Hair by Dani B
Posts: 738
Los Angeles, California, US


Cheap: hot rollers, curling irons, combs

Pricey: dryer, flat iron, brushes (though my fav brush cost me $6)

...and products that are both!
Oct 28 12 05:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Hair Stylist
Angel Graves
Posts: 2,358
Fort Collins, Colorado, US


Makeup by Dani B wrote:
Cheap: hot rollers, curling irons, combs

Pricey: dryer, flat iron, brushes (though my fav brush cost me $6)

...and products that are both!

Indeed!  +1 here! ^^

This sounds like my next Kenton article lol 'where to invest in a heavily priced salon tool for your kit' ahaha!  So far I've given advice on similar for MUA products so probably time I did it for tools too... *coughBelindacough* big_smile

Oct 28 12 05:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dorota MUA
Posts: 82
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


Hi, Thank you a lot for all your help & advice. Till now I didn't spend a lot for my hair kit.
actually I got a lot for now:
1 tick barrel from remington, but heats low for me...
3 conical barrels each in different size shape/2 babyliss, 1 Ionica
2 twin conical babyliss pro
1 regular crimper babyliss
1 root crimper babyliss
1 regular straightener + mini one from babyliss
and 2 really tiny vintage curlers smile
1 Philips 2200 ion hairdryer

The best thing is - most of it I bought (in mint condition) on car-boot sales just for 1 pound each smile Hairdryer was a Xmas gift smile  just tree of it was bout second hand from ebay or other stores smile So that why I wanted to buy really good set this time...

However - some hairstyling take to long to do & sometimes I have few girls to get ready... so I needed something powerful & which would last for two models smile

I have found babyliss pro set in quite good price - usually is over 45 pound. I just ordered it. www.beautybay.com/electrical/babylisspr … rollerset/
I still have to weeks to return it if I wouldn't like it anyway.
Oct 29 12 12:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabethmakeup
Posts: 338
Hereford, England, United Kingdom


Dorota MUA wrote:
what type, model do you use? what surface of rollers do you have? I know they got old version half-ceramic, ceramic pro version and  flocked  (I gues it's hydrate or Ionic one)...

The ceramic ones if I remember correctly.

I agree with the other posters that technique is more important but I have found these rollers to be inexpensive, reliable and fit for purpose. I love them.

Oct 29 12 02:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabethmakeup
Posts: 338
Hereford, England, United Kingdom


Dorota MUA wrote:
I have found babyliss pro set in quite good price - usually is over 45 pound. I just ordered it. www.beautybay.com/electrical/babylisspr … rollerset/
I still have to weeks to return it if I wouldn't like it anyway.

They're the ones that I use. I have two sets (in case one fails and in case the model has a lot of hair)

Oct 29 12 02:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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