When I spotted L.A. cool girl Courtney Trop rocking what I thought was a professional perm during New York Fashion Week back in February, I was on the verge of calling up the hairdressers and booking in for a bit of chemical curling myself. That is until she took to Instagram Stories to declare her love for a little-known hair tool called the Chopstick Styler.

Was I intrigued by perms? Absolutely. I couldn’t wait to try this new approach to hair curling for myself.

For super-tight retro curls like Trop’s, this is the curling wand to go for.
I love the slightly more relaxed yet defined curls that this tong creates.
This is my everyday curling wand of choice. It creates relaxed, effortless-looking beach waves.
I swear by this hairbrush. It was created by a dad who was looking for a solution for detangling his children’s knotty hair (cute, right?), and it really does make light work of brushing through tangles.
An incredibly versatile styling product from cool Brooklyn-based haircare brand Amika. Spray this heat-activated formula onto damp or dry hair to form a protective shield against heat, UV rays, frizz and pollution for 24 hours.
The morning after I curled my hair, I sprayed a generous amount of this through my roots to revive the curl and add some extra volume and lift.
Keep your hard work in place with this ultra-fine hair spray. It provides serious hold without looking stiff and brushes out easily if you want to switch up your style the next day.
When I’ve put my hair through excessive amounts of heat styling, I always rely on this mask to sort me out. Not only does it leave hair feeling really soft and healthy, but with regular use, it actually repairs it over time.

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