What bride doesn't want a fresh salon blowout to rock at every one of her pre-wedding parties? But between the engagement party, the rehearsal dinner, and everything in between, those trips to the salon can quickly start eating away at your wedding budget. The good news is that you can totally fake a blowout at home! With an arsenal of the best curling irons and wands, no one will have to know.
The secret to faking a beautiful blowout is all in the tools. After drying and straightening your strands, simply use one of the products below to curl the very ends of your locks, working in two-inch sections of hair and holding the tool horizontally. Use a volumizing styling powder or dry shampoo on your roots to perfect your full, bouncy look.
Here are a few of our favorite curling irons, wands, and hair tools to help you fake a blowout at home.
T3 Whirl Convertible Styling Wand
This white and copper wave-maker wand is as beautiful as it is functional. The T3 Whirl Convertible Styling Wand will give you tousled and shiny waves, along with a variety of other curl shapes, thanks to its switchable barrel design. Included is a heat-resistant glove to protect your hands while you navigate through five adjustable heat settings to find the perfect temp for your desired look.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $185
TYME Iron Pro
Curly, wavy, or straight—oh my! With the TYME Iron Pro, you can style your hair in a myriad of ways, and quickly, too. (It heats up in just 55 seconds!) Professional titanium plates, five adjustable temperature settings, and a temperature memory feature are just a few features that make this a versatile and convenient tool for any look. It's especially apt at faking blowouts, since you can easily straighten your hair before curling the ends with just one tool.
SHOP NOW: Tyme, $190
GHD Curve 1.25” Soft Curl Iron
If a soft yet bouncy look is what you’re after, this is the iron for you. It expertly maintains heat evenly across the barrel, ensuring that curls hold their shape throughout the day. Plus, the spring-activated ergonomic lever secures the tips of hair, making it easy to curl the ends for a bouncy faux blowout.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $199
Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush
A straightener and hairbrush in one, this thermal tool smooths hair in just a few strokes, as it shines and prevents static, too. Flick your wrists upward in a curling motion as you begin to reach the ends of your hair to achieve that blowout look.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $120
NuMe Magic Curling Wand
If you're a bride with a thicker mane, the NuMe Magic Curling Wand is your new BFF. The tool's high ionic output will help lock in your hair's natural moisture for glossy, touchable strands and that straight-from-the-salon look.
SHOP NOW: NuMe, $110
DryBar Tress Press Digital Styling Iron
Manufactured by the blowdrying experts of DryBar, this multipurpose hot tool is made of titanium floating plates and rounded edges that allow you to straighten or curl with ease. Its use of negative ions helps to eliminate frizziness and add shine, and it can heat up to an impressive 450 degrees.
Lunata One-Inch Wireless & Rechargeable Styler
You don’t even need a plug to achieve salon-worthy hair. Thanks to its LG lithium-ion batteries, this tool can hold its charge up to 45 minutes at the highest heat setting. If you’re always traveling, looking to combat bad-weather days, or just always want to be prepared to perfect your faux blowout, this is the styler for you!
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $150