Monday, May 20, 2013

BaByliss Perfect Curl review - and our first YouTube video!

It was immediate intrigue when we saw the promo video for the BaByliss Perfect Curl a couple of months ago.  A styler that sucked up your hair somehow and then released it into a perfect curl?  We had to have it and after weeks of Joanne tormenting every hair stockist in Dublin, she finally found it in Sally's in town.  And this is what the object of our obsession looks like.


This is something quite revolutionary and they needed something big to follow up the BaByliss Big Hair!  Lads, this is a game changer.  Let's take a closer look shall we?


In a nutshell, you hold a section of hair across the barrel in the circular part of the styler and clamp it shut.  The hair is sucked up into the little chamber and held there for either 8, 10 or 12 seconds, depending on what time you've chosen.  Your hair is heated from all sides and released in a lovely curl altogether.  


The smaller the section of hair you use, the more defined the curl and increasing the time and temperature allows for a tighter curl.  There are three settings on the side that allow you to decide what kind of curl you want.  


RLA means all the curls will go to the right (R), left (L) or alternate (A).  There's a timing setting that holds the hair in place for 12, 10 or 8 seconds.  The lower the length of time, the looser the curl.  Finally, there's a heat setting that has three different temperatures.


Joanne is new to the world of curling one's hair and while most of us might use hair ties or clips to section off our hair, she uses something slightly different!  In the photo below, I've got all my curls going to the right and Joanne used the alternate setting meaning some go to the left and some to the right.  Having all the curls going in one direction gives a really soft, wavy, bouncy curl and having the curls going in different directions gives a full, sexy hairdo!
Now, one of the main concerns that we had and so does everyone else it seems, is will it get caught and tangled in my hair?  And the answer is that it's possible your hair might get caught but it has a security feature that stops the hair from being sucked up any more and releases it, so no worries at all.  You'll see in the video what happens when Joanne gets her hair caught.  The trick is to not put too much hair in.  I did mine over the weekend and it didn't get caught once, so take your time and all should be ok.

Are these not Perfect Curls?!
Pros:
  • Really easy to use.
  • No need for a glove as you've no direct contact with the heat.
  • No risk of burning your face or arm with it as the heated element is protected.
  • You can do different types of curls with it depending on what direction, length of time and heat you decide to use.
  • You don't need to worry about whether you've been holding your hair against the heat for long enough or for too long as it times it for you and beeps when it's finished.

Cons:
  • The price.  Our one was €189.99 and I've seen it as high as €220 online.  But have a think about this. How many curling wands, tongs, heated rollers and the likes do you have at home.  Do you use them all?  Or are they gathering dust?  You'll definitely use this more than those!
And now for the embarrassing bit, our video!  You can either click here to go to our YouTube channel to watch the video and subscribe to our channel or watch it here.  You should totally subscribe to us because we've got lots of ideas for videos and you wouldn't want to miss out on them now would you?!


Will you be trying the Perfect Curl or should I set up a business on the side to have people come visit me and I can curl their hair?

It gets the ultimate two thumbs up from Lovely Girlie Bits and now I have to start saving for my own one!

34 comments:

  1. COOL!!
    haha using mouth or tooth to ties is good hair clips btw lol

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    1. Isn't it? Sure we all lose hair clips all the time ;P

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  2. I love the idea of this, but worry I'm not convinced that for €189.99 it's different enough from my Babyliss wand. The curls look gorgeous, I just couldn't imagine shelling out that amount of cash for it. Perhaps in another life!

    Sara at BelfastBeautyLove xx

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    1. I hear ya missus, I've a wand and am crippled using it, so I hardly bother anymore with it. Sure we just need to win the lotto ;)

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  3. Congrats on the first video! Love the review :)

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  4. Dying to try this! Both of you look fab :)

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    1. Thanks Laura, you've lovely thick hair and it would give you grand big curdles!

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  5. Your hair looks amazing! I have seen this in action and it is truly a thing of wonder and joy. Can't wait to see the video, will check it out tonight xo

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    1. Thanks Emma, I'm gonna have a hard time letting this go back to Joanne!

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  6. Yay your accent is like mine! :) Where are you from? For some reason I thought you'd have the same fabbo accent as Lorrrrraine.

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    1. Hey lady, we're from Dublin, where are you from?

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  7. I was hoping the reviews for this would be bad because I really can't afford it! Maybe the price will come down in time.

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    1. Hopefully it will, if not, put it on your Christmas list now ;)

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  8. girls, I have major hair envy! its so long and fabilis and healthy. Will be giving the video a watch later x but I already know i NEED the babyliss curler

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    1. You'll deffo need it when baby comes, all about keeping it easy!

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  9. Was dying to see how you fared with this baby , girls. I want it i want it! 189 is a lot ,i wonder will they come down in price over next few months? your hair turned out amazing,does the curl hold well after you finish?

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    1. It holds the curl so well. I can sleep on it and still wake up with big bouncy waves

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  10. The result is beautiful! Crazy how it works...

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    1. I still can't figure out the mechanisms so am claiming it's magic ;)

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  11. that is an amazing tool! I would say a lot of makeup/hair stylists for weddings would be using that! Have to say I am tempted but curls always fall out of my hair so must try it before I buy!

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    1. I hear you, sure Joanne's hair is mad long and never keeps the curl but this holds until the following day!

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  12. Love the video -;) I demand more stat you girls are naturals . Love the idea of this is it exciting when it sucks the hair up

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    1. Thanks magaluf! Hopefully we'll get better with time ;)

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  13. Love the video girls feel like I'm in the room with the two of you having a chat!! I am useless with hair gadgets but that really does look easy to use and the curls are fab!

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    1. Thanks Katherine, that's exactly what we were going for with the video :)

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  14. Thanks for making the video! Looks like an amazing product!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it missus :) Thanks for watching!

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  15. This looks great, I can't use irons or tongs to curl my hair so this could be an easy option! Haven't seen the video yet but looking forward to it this eve with a cuppa and a biccie

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  16. Great review women! Thanks a million - I need to hunt this down :)

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  17. Hi Ladies,
    Great review of this styler! I can't wait to try it out.
    I see the it has just appeared on the powercity website for 159.95
    http://powercity.ie/?par=50-04-2667U
    Their facebook page says they are expecting stock next week.
    https://www.facebook.com/PowerCityltd

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  18. Hi girls. Read about this a few days ago and then after watching your video review, sent dh on a little mission to get it on his way home from work tonight! Haven't tried it yet but noticed it doesn't have the left, right or alternate curl option. Just says on box that it alternates curls for a natural look. Are there different models available? Mine is purple too. Purchased in powercity. Looking forward to trying it anyway! Justifying the price with the theory of it being the cost of 3 or 4 Ghd curl appointments at the hairdressers! :-)

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  19. I went to the hairdresser the other day and he was telling me about this. It looks ahmazing. I definitely can't afford the £120 price tag (can't believe how much more expensive it is at home - surely that's more than the exchange rate) but I might keep an eye out on ebay over then next couple of months. Hopefully someone won't like it and I'll get a deal!
    Does everyone have nightmares from all the times they got their hair caught on round brushes as kids? The pain!

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  20. This thing looks like a game changer for me! Awesome! I saw it on sale at Sally's and wanted to see if it actually works. Love the demo you girls did. Looks really really beautiful, like perfect curls. I'm sold!

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