Jun 012014


Our beautiful miss O has lovely long, straight hair which is her pride and joy, her biggest wish is to become Rapunzel and the simple mention of a hair cut is enough to make her cry. However now that she has two younger sisters with gorgeous curls it was inevitable that she would one day wonder what she would look like with curly hair, fair enough. Yesterday we had a birthday party to attend so we figured it was the perfect opportunity to use the very clever RUSK MiraCurl and change Rapunzel into Belle.

When I first saw the RUSK MiraCurl in action in an online video I could hardly believe how easy it looked (OK I admit, I didn’t believe it at all!). I have had my share of battles with curling irons over the years and most of them are far from practical unless maybe you’re a hair dresser. I’ve burnt my fingers (and my forehead!) and burnt my hair, ended up with a head full of kinks and on more than occasion I stopped half way through because it just took too long. Needless to say I was a bit sceptical and thought the MiraCurl looked too good to be true.

Belle ready for the ball

Belle ready for the ball

The MiraCurl, created by RUSK Engineering, is the world’s first fully automatic professional curling machine, a nifty gadget that creates the perfect curls you’re after without you having to do all the hard work. All the magic happens inside the hair tool, gently place a lock of hair in the MiraCurl, close it and the lock will be pulled into the unit automatically. There is no need to wrap it around by hand and hold it in place, so easy! Just wait for the beeps to indicate your curl is done and the next time the MiraCurl opens a beautiful curl will be released!


Not bad for a first try!

Not bad for a first try!

All over curls or ends only, loose waves or more defined curls, you can choose exactly how you want your curls. The MiraCurl styling tool has three switches to help you achieve the look you’re after: three temperature settings (190, 21o or 230C) to suit different hair types, three timer settings (8, 10 or 12 seconds) for soft waves to tight curls and three curl direction settings (left, right or alternate for a natural look). The MiraCurl hair styler is so easy to use, I never knew creating curls could be this quick, simple and effortless and I will most definitely use it a lot.

Not bad for less than 10 minutes, and it's only my first try!

Not bad for less than 10 minutes, and it’s only my first try!

Obviously my favourite feature is the automatic curling, not having to twist the hair around a hot barrel yourself saves time, energy, is safer and the result is more even. It’s so much more practical than having to twist your arms in all kinds of uncomfortable positions to manually wrap your locks around a steaming hot styler. The other thing I love about the MiraCurl is the sounds to indicate when your curl is done, there is no more guessing or forgetting and every single curl has the exact same time to set.

RUSK MiraCurl Limited Edition

RUSK MiraCurl Limited Edition

If you want to get your hands on this very stylish Limited Edition RUSK MiraCurl Gift Set you better be fast, once they’re gone they’re gone! The gorgeous gift set contains a beautiful limited edition RUSK MiraCurl in a metallic charcoal finish with purple accents and an eye catching limited edition deluxe bag to store your new favourite styling tool in.


You can find the RUSK MiraCurl (RRP $220) at selected hair salons, Hairhouse Warehouse, Price Attack and other selected retailers across Australia. Each MiraCurl hair styler comes with a generous two year warranty for extra peace of mind.

To find out more about RUSK, to see the RUSK MiraCurl in action and to locate a stockist near you visit www.rusk.com.au.

Dec 082012

Like most busy mums I don’t often get to visit the hairdresser, maybe once per 6 months if I am lucky. When I do go to the hairdresser I always really enjoy it, I love those few hours of quiet pampering and walking away feeling refreshed and full of energy. Although I adore the ‘fresh-from-the-salon’ look it usually leaves me feeling a little blue, after all recreating that look at home is just not possible. To be really honest at times I have even skipped the salon blowdry because of this, choosing the practical option of a simple hairtie because that’s what I do at home too.

I find it very intrigueing watching hairdressers work their magic with a dryer and a round brush. They make it look so easy but surely that’s not something ordinary people can do at home? Luckily there is new hope for amateurs like me in the shape of the Big Styles 2-in-1 ($103.95) by Remington. This clever new gadget replaces the need for a separate blowdryer and a brush (hence the name 2-in-1), saving you both money and space. Sounds pretty good if you ask me!

The Big Styles 2-in-1 lets you create salon style volume and waves while you dry, perfect for busy mummies! Thanks to the special rotating brush you don’t even have to turn the brush anymore making this design much gentler on your wrist than the traditional alternative. To guarantee a smooth result from root to tip the styler uses ceramic tourmaline ionic technology and you can ‘set’ your gorgeous locks with a quick cool shot.

I had the chance to take this great new product for a test spin and I can guarantee you that is much easier to use than it looks. The brush head clicks on and pops off easily and the brush only rotates when you press (and hold) the button, so you won’t find yourself panicking while the hair winds up tighter and tighter. The brush rotates two ways allowing you to create a smooth bob or a cheeky flick outside, depending on your mood. The Big Styles 2-in-1 comes with two different sized brushes to help you create the look of your dreams.

I will admit that the Big Styles 2-in-1 made me feel a bit like a professional, while listening to the sound of the blow dryer I gently pulled each lock down resisting the roll of the brush just like I watched the hairdresser do it many times. Even with longer hair like mine it was surprisingly quick (damp hair works best) and although maybe not magazine worthy I was very happy with the end result, even hip daddy commented on it! If my husband compliments me on my hair I think we can safely say it’s a winner.

All Remington products come with a two-year manufactures warranty and are available from leading electrical retailers across Australia. For further stockist information please phone: 1800 623 118.

To find out more about Remington, to browse the range and to take a closer look at the Big Styles 2-in-1 visit www.remington-products.com.au.