Hair tools you buy on the high street are no longer a poor relation to the ones hairdressers use in the salon, in fact many now make light work of recreating a professional look at home. Susannah Taylor reviews her favourites, which also make top Christmas presents.

Sus tested:

Vidal Sassoon Infra Radiance hair dryer , £29.99

Babyliss Curl Secret Hair Styler , £119.95

Mark Hill Salon Professional Bad Girl Glam Extreme Wicked Waver,  £29.99

GHD V Wonderland Styler  (limited edition), £135