It’s hard to know where to start in explaining my admiration for this huge, dildo-like curling tong from good old Babyliss.
I have for years refused to get one of these large-barrel curling tongs because I thought that it was silly when I could get a decent curl off my ghd straighteners and a bit of a flick off my Babyliss Big Hair and so wasn’t buying a barrel tong just profligacy of the highest order? This was despite me looking longingly at my hairdresser Nadia’s barrel tongs whenever I went in for a cut and shellac and knowing full well that they gave a superior curl to anything I had at home.
And then Babyliss read my mind and sent me one and I LURVE THEMMMM SOO MUUUUUCCCH. They are so, so superior to a pair of ghd straighteners in every way if want you want is a wave or a curl. A ghd curl gives you ringlets rather than curls and I want to look like an Italian shepherdess wandering down to the sea for a dip, not a King Charles Spaniel.
But these you can use on your hair at any time, in any condition; just for the sheer hell of it I occasionally use it on day-old hair without brushing it or anything to achieve that full-on, lazy, fallen-out-of-bed ambiance (usually because it is true). I obviously have quite worryingly long hair (I am getting it cut TODAY) and so like a big barrel, but I think a big barrel also looks good on short hair – Kat off Does My Bum Look 40 uses a big barrel and I think it looks ace.
This precise tong is not actually available everywhere – (Babyliss make hundreds of different types and it can be confusing) – I found it on FeelUnique, (which I believe is a perfectly reputable place to do one’s beauty shopping), and also on Amazon. Much cheaper on Amazon but I know some of you object to the in-house practices and might prefer to buy elsewhere, so I have given you options.
But obviously being the canny lot you are, you will be waiting for Black Friday to make ALL your upcoming purchases, yes? (Say “Yes, Esther”…)