The Ultimate T3 review and Gift Guide
This past year I was lucky enough to work with one of my all-time favorite hair tool Brands. You’ve seen my posts and Heard me talk about how good T3micro tools are. But this past year I was able to test pretty much all their products. And although they are all amazing! Like everything else, some will go with your style more than others, so just in time for the holiday season; here’s what you need to know about all the T3 tools. So, you can pick the perfect gift for mom, sister, grandmother, friend etc. … Use Code ARIMONDAY18 for 25% off this Cyber week.
For Mom (lol)
Cura vs. Cura LUXE:
In general, both dryers are amazing and the best I’ve ever owned! But I have gotten the question “what’s the difference between the C and CL?” and which one to get.
So, the cura is the more classic dryer, with amazing tech it will dry your hair in half the time, 3 heat settings, and hair damage reduced, very light. I personally don’t use a dryer for that long so I use the Cura, but my mom; who I call the blow dry queen lol … she always has the perfect blow out since I was Young and has tested more dryers than a stylist. She has been using the Cura LUXE and loves it! The CL has 5 heat settings, same quick dry as the Cura and has the shut off sensor. When you put it down the CL senses it’s not being used and shuts off, turns back on once you pick it up again. My mom loves this feature since she uses the dryer for longer periods of time and does put it down a few times while styling.
Cura & Cura LUXE are the perfect tool for mom. (pictured: using the new Cura LUXE in white) Use code ARICURA at checkout and get 2 brushes free (paddle and volume brush)
For Sister (or any woman lol)
Singlepass Curl vs. Convertible Collection:
This for me is a tough one because I love them both. But I am a wave/curl lover; This is also a question I get a lot when I’ve shown both products. The truth Is it all comes down to how much you use a curler.
In my opinion is the perfect classic curler, with T3’s cool tech and hair health goal. The Singlapass Curl has a 1.25” barrel which works on all hair types and lengths. Perfect for those who have their style down and don’t like to play around. Heats up super-fast and has 5 heat settings (I recommend on any T3 hot tool to start in the lowest setting, I use mine at 2 out of 5 and its more than enough power) A great gift for someone looking to learn how to style with a curler and or for a friend you’re not sure what to get! Use code ARIWAVECURL for $40 off.
For the outgoing not afraid to try something new woman:
Convertible Collection or Trios:
For me this was a dream come true! I had had curlers in the past and I personally hated that if I wanted a different curl or hair style I would have to buy another full curling iron. The Convertible Collection (CC) allows me to switch out barrels depending on my mood. It is also great for travel; Instead of having to take more than one tool with me I usually just take my base and two barrels one that will give me defined curl like the 1” or 1.25” and another loose one like the cascading waves barrel or one of the wands. Definitely a great gift for your daughter, sister in law or best friend! The full set is currently on sale from $695 to $475 but the fun thing about the CC is you can start small with just one or two barrels and that gives them the option to keep adding to their collection later on. Or maybe for next year you can help them complete it. Also available are the trio sets, which come with one base and 3 barrels. Use code ARICC get one free barrel with the purchase of you base and two barrels.
Defined Curls :1” clip barrel (one of my 2 all time faves, defined curls)
Polished curls: 1.25” Clip barrel, second favorite and probably the best for all hair types and lengths.
Voluminous Curls: 1.5” Clip barrel Big loose waves (a little bog for my length) but the clip helps make hem tighter.
Tousled waves: My least favorite, nothing personal just don’t know exactly how to use it lol and the small end makes my hair very curly! But I’ve seen other girls use it and it so cool.
Undone waves: a 1” barrel no clip. Like this one for quicker looser waves but since the barrel is still small they are more defined than other wands.
Loose waves: 1.5-inch wand barrel, good for giving hair a little body without committing to curls.
Cascading waves: I thought I wasn’t going to like this one, but it is the perfect loose, beachy/messy hair tool! Love it for summer or for when I don’t want to style my hair that much I just fix a couple strands with this. (natural waves)
Picture above: Styled with 1" clip barrel on Convertible Collection
For the classic woman:
Singlepass luxe: Sleek and smooth. Same tech as the curlers, ceramic plate, 5 heat settings, quick heat up great results. The Singlepass Luxe is probably the most versatile piece and gift. We all know how to use a flat iron and is a must have for any woman. II used to think all flat irons were the same and thought I didn't need an upgrade, since getting this one i've never looked back. gives a smooth sleek and shiny finish and again the heat levels are so perfect! I would say the perfect gift for someone you either know uses it a lot or for someone you’re not sure what they want lol. Use Code ARISPLUXE for $30 off your purchase.
Singlepass Wave: The SP Wave is the classic wand for perfect waves. Again just like the tousled waves barrel this is not my favorite to style with because I can't get the hang of the shape. what does help is to gently wrap hair, wrap loosely and not for too long for great tousled waves. great for mid to long hair (or tight curls on shorter hair) Use code ARIWAVECURL at checkout for $40 off your purchase.
For the woman on the move:
Honestly, I think these are a great gift for people who travel, are on the move, even if they work long hours and like getting a little touch up during the day (they both fit in your purse and perfect for a gym bag!) All the T3 power in a small package. T3 created two compact tools; The featherweight compact dryer and the Singlepass compact flat iron (currently available in a gift set) I personally have the compact dryer, it’s a lot smaller/lighter than a normal dryer and even folds to give you even more luggage space. I’ve travel with this baby and love that I no longer have to compromise with the hotel dryers (which you never know what you’re going to get)
For Grandma (or the woman who has too much to do while getting ready)
Not going to lie, I’m not good with rollers, I think it’s because my hair's already wavy and curly and very light, which means it shortens up a lot with curlers. But my grandmother has used curlers all her life and knows exactly how to place them to get the perfect waves. Great tools for women who have lots to do, and don’t want to waste time getting ready, rollers style your hair while you do your makeup, cook breakfast, get dressed, pretty much anything! I also feel they are a tool that does not damage hair because the heat is not too much. These works best for women with wavy to curly hair. My friends with long heavy (uber) straight hair has never been able to make them work she needs a lot of heat and small barrels to keep her curls. What I love about the T3 rollers is they heat up so quickly! And come in three sized sets but sell additional singles for you to add to you set. From 1”, 1.25”, to the volumizing set with a mix of 1.75” to 1.25”
The Body waver:
The biggest barrel of them all, it is a non-convertible curler style tool. But since it’s a bigger size it gives you a blow dry look. Great for girls with long hair that have trouble rolling up on a smaller barrel. Also, good for those of us that are not that good styling waves on a dryer lol. The Body Waver gives that salon style volume and big waves. Honest talk this size is not ideal for me because my hair is mid length and won’t hold the curls as much as I like and get with let's say the Singlepass curl, but I do love the finishing look on longer hair!
I have been dying to talk about this one! I got it installed a few months ago, and love it! helps reduce free chlorine, and remove hydrogen sulfide, iron oxide, dirt, sediment, and odors. I totally noticed a difference! My hair feels soft and clean. I have the Shower head and I am planning on installing now the handheld shower too. I know it’s designed for hair but it’s also feels great on my skin (you know that weird feeling when you feel you can’t get the soap off lol) Haven’t tried any other filtered showers but don’t need too! Highly recommended if you have water softeners at home or hard water. Replacement filters sold on T3.com and last about 6 months each.
T3 has a full line of brushes from volume to wet hair. My favorites are the paddle brush (use it on dry and wet hair) and the 2.5 volume brush for blow drying and shaping my face frames. My mom who styles more of a straight volume blow dry uses the Volume 3, And the dry vent brush to dry her hair.
Well, these are the top products to get and try from T3! I’m so lucky to have been able to try all of these, but I know what works for me might not work for you and vice versa so I hope this guide helps narrow down what’s the best tool for you and/or your loved ones!
(Don't forget to use promo codes listed above)