Going Straight

All I can say about this new 1.5-inch ceramic styler from amika…is Eureka! Between constant coloring, the weather, and, um, aging, my tresses have sadly devolved from silky to straw. But this miracle worker has transformed them back to silk, at least until my next wash. What’s the difference between this and all the others on the market? First , these plates are 100-percent ceramic, instead of just a thin layer, so they better preserve moisture in the hair shaft while delivering a sleek shine. With just a little practice, you can make waves, curls, flips, even add volume. Second, how cute is the lace pattern? (It’s also available in giraffe, graffiti, and tattoo prints.) Team it with the amika Obliphica oil products for styling synergy. Stylers range from $110 to $400 (the one pictured is $129); and the products range from $18 to $40 at www.loveamika.com.