Marcel waves were all the rage in the roaring 20’s and have come back as the hot look for Holiday 2011. In the old days, it required a non-regulated heat source or a scary looking machine. However, it’s 2011 and technology marches on. Today’s heat-styling curling tools are fast and effective, and most of all, they’re safe. The Advice Sisters have reviewed marcel heat stylers before, however a new one from Solano features a few bells and whistles we really like. For starters, this is a heavy-duty curling iron that is weighty and substantially made. Unlike many heat-styling tools, Solano’s marcel curling iron has very easy to see and easy to access digital controls, it heats up to 450 degrees very quickly, and it will shut off after six hours if you have somehow forgotten to turn it off. The display is lit and bright and therefore, you will probably find it much easier to safely switch it off when you are done. As to the iron itself, it has a smooth glide barrel available in .75, 1 or 1.25 inches. Depending upon size and where you purchase, the suggested retail price of these irons ranges from $59-79.00
The marcel wave has been popular for decades and decades, bit the technology needed to create the wave has improved, light years. The Solano curling iron is definitely not old fashioned. It features ceramic technology for more even heat distribution, ionic technology to illuminate frizz and keep your curls smooth, tourmaline to minimize fly aways and add shine, and far infrared heat that means less time heating up your hair to keep your curls healthier. Other benefits to this unique iron include a clever safety barrel ring that flips up to make an instant stand keeping the super hot part of the curling iron away from furniture or floor. It also keeps the iron from tipping over and possibly causing a safety hazard. The iron’s handle is rubberized to make it easy to grip with an ergonomic finger rest to relieve hand stress and to keep your fingers from slipping. There is also and extra long swivel cord. While marcel waves are feminine and fun, it takes some practice to get use to using a pro-stylmarcel curling iron. Creating marcel waves may take time and practice but many will say that it’s well worth it. As long as you’re going to try a marcel styler, you will be happy to know that Solano has been providing high-tech, high-quality salon tools for more than 30 years. Their “care and repair” warranty program offers a two year limited warranty including an option for renewals. For more information visit: www.solanopower.com or by calling 800-323-3942.