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What?! Made it to Friday! I mentioned earlier this week that I was determined to make this a good, productive week for me, and while the week isn’t over, I feel really good about how things turned out.
That’s what happens when you put your mind to it 🙂
But, I’m really excited to share my review for the DryBar Mixologist Interchangeable Styling Iron.
I have been slowly dabbling into DryBar products over the last few years, and I’ve yet to be disappointed.
And while, I’m a beauty product junkie, I will say I rarely pay attention to styling tools. I think part of it is that — until recently — I wasn’t styling my hair much (at least since the pandemic began) and, I already had styling irons that worked fine.
But, I was browsing the Ulta website (as I often do) and I saw The Mixologist. This DryBar Styling Iron comes with a base (the part you hold) and then three interchangeable wands.
You get a classic curling iron (1.25-inch), a curling wand (1-inch), and a wave iron. Each wand fits right into the base, and then you twist to lock it in-place.
What I love about this is that I have all three of these items, but as separate tools — all are ones I got at various times at TJ Max. Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but I also love an upgrade!
The Mixologist also comes with a heat resistant case that fits the base and all three wands.
Some of the other cool things about this product is that you can set the temperature (up to 450 degrees) and it has an automatic shut-off after 60 minutes (perfect if you’re always wondering if you turned off the curling iron).
Now that I’ve had this for a month or so, I’ve used all three wands, and I can report back. Here we go:
The Curling Iron
This is the wand I’ve used the most! I know people love curling wands, but I don’t think anything is easier than a classic curling iron with a clamp.
I set the temperature to 360, and I only have to hold the iron in place for a few seconds to get a good curl. I usually leave all the curls however they come out of the iron, spray with a light hold hairspray, and then shake everything at the end for a looser look.
My hair is a little bit past my shoulders and the 1.25-inch size is great for a loose-curl look.
The Wave Iron
I’ve used this one a few times and I like it better than the less-expensive wave iron I had before.
If you’re new to using a wave iron, it does have a bit of a learning curve. However, this one is as easy to use as others I’ve tried.
One thing to note is that, if the temperature is hotter, obviously the wave will be more defined (or if you hold the iron in-place longer). So, you can get different results depending on how you use it.
The Curling Wand
I have only used this wand once, and that’s only because I struggle to use any type of curling wand.
I get so mixed up with how to hold it and how much hair I should wrap, etc. But, i will say one thing that’s really nice about this one is that it has a heat-resistant end cap so you won’t burn your ears or face.
Other wands I’ve tried are just completely open and I have burned myself multiple times.
My only complaint about the Mixologist is that the power button is right where you hold the base, so during my first few uses, I kept accidentally clicking the button.
The button is recessed, so I never actually turned it off mid-use, but it was annoying. I haven’t noticed myself pressing it after those first few uses, but it’s something to note.
Overall, I’m really happy with it and I’m getting rid of three other tools since I have this! I love the yellow DryBar color, and the matte silver color on all the wands.
I also was pleasantly surprised to see the bag it comes with — great for travel, but also just great for storing the tools after regular use.
Have you used any DryBar Tools?
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