With the announcement of Orbe North Adelaide’s Sam James-Cockayne as the new EVY Professional ambassador plus their two nominations in the Australian Hair Fashion Awards Most Innovative Styling Tool category, we thought we’d better give one of their heating tools a whirl!
We turned to the professional herself, Sam, for some expert tips before getting started with the iQ-OneGlide Styler.
If you’re looking for a frizz-free and sleek look, she recommends taking 2cm sections working up the head and clipping the rest out of the way. She adds to spend the time and take it slow to ensure it lasts longer. As most of us forget during the morning rush, she stresses how important it is to use a heat protector on each section and to use a small comb around the hairline to get the perfect finish.
Looking for the perfect curl or wave? Sam says it’s all about the right sections and temperature setting. Luckily the iQ-OneGlide has a temperature dial that ranges from 130-210°C.
For tighter curls, start by setting your styler to 180-200°C and then section into small sections and curl into different directions, and for a more boho wave, turn down to 160°C and pull 1″ vertical sections working around the head. “Try only curling the mids and leaving ends natural for more second day ‘lived in’ wave vibes,” Sam says.
After using the iQ-OneGlide 1.5″ for two weeks, we’ve found that our locks are feeling more luscious without the dry, straggly ends that straightening usually brings. The 1.5″ plates have us straightening our hair a lot quicker before rushing out the door, but no longer are we using the tool everyday as the sleek style seems to set in place for that touch longer.
This tool has already seen a few interstate trips in its short life, and we think it will be coming along every time from now on. The straightener comes inside a small easy-to-pack roll-up bag that doubles as a heat mat. Perfect for resting on any surface and rolling back up to pop into the suitcase.
The best part about the iQ-OneGlide? It’s infused with mineral technology that maintains inner hydration and gives the perfect shine. We really could notice the difference compared to other heated styling tools we’ve used before – it must have something to do with the 24-carat gold within the plates.