15/10/2013

Mark Hill Bad Girl Wicked Waver review

Mark Hill’s range of hair stylers has often caught my eye on a trip to Boots. The animal print packaging is really eye catching and so I was really excited to test out the Bad Girl Wicked Waver* wand. 

The Bad Girl Wicked Waver is different from a lot of curling stylers as it’s designed to give you waves, rather than any other type of curl. It has a wide ceramic barrel, which is formed out of what looks like small spheres along it. 

Mark Hill Wicked Waver


Mark Hill Wicked Waver


Mark Hill Wicked Waver on hair

My initial thought was that the styler looked a little like something that belongs in Ann Summers, but the unique design of the barrel is actually there to give you soft waves, which are different each time you use the styler. No two waves come out looking the same, giving a really natural, tousled look to the hair.

The Wicked Waver has an adjustable temperature gauge and recommends starting on a low setting and working your way up until you find the right heat for your hair. As I have fine hair, I started at 130 degrees, which created lovely soft waves, however they dropped out pretty quickly. I upped the temperature to 140 degrees and still got the wavy look I wanted, but the look lasted much longer. The maximum temperature is 200 degrees, which should only be used on very thick, unruly hair. 

I found the design of the barrel surprisingly easy to use. There isn’t a clamp to hold the hair in place, so instead you just wind your hair around the barrel, allow around 10-15 seconds (depending on hair type) and then unwind the hair, leaving a soft looking wave. There are two mini heat proof gloves provided in the box and I would definitely recommend using one on the hand that is wrapping the hair around the wand to avoid any unwanted burns. 

I’m really pleased with this styler. Despite having naturally wavy hair, mine can often look very frizzy and not at all styled. The Wicked Waver has helped me to create soft, defined waves with a high shine to my hair, giving the much wished for ‘rock chick’ look I always wanted. 

The Wicked Waver costs £59.99 and is stocked along with Mark Hill’s other stylers at Boots. It’s currently on offer at the moment for £29.99, which I think is a total bargain, so grab one now and put it aside for a fab Christmas present! 

Do you like the look of this styler?

*PR sample



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12 comments

  1. This looks great, I saw two assistants in my local Boots doing a demo which made me want it even more! So easy to use and great results x

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    1. It really is great, nice to find something that makes waves easy rather than curls x

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  2. This looks great! I like to plait my hair and go over it with my straightners for a similar effect.

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    1. that's a great idea - never thought of going over a plait with straighteners! x

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  3. I thought the exact same thing as your Ann Summers thought! Bad Girl indeed!!

    Cint @ Makeup and Messes X

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  4. Haha I'm glad I wasn't the only one who had to double take! It does indeed look like something from Ann Summers, but it makes your hair look great! I'm rubbish at making my hair wavy, so will look into this!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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    1. yes, it really does look a bit dodgy - really great for waves though! x

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  5. Couldn't agree more with the Ann Summers thought haha! But this looks like my kind of hair device, those waves you created are so gorge! Great review, love your blog, now following! x

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    1. thank you - hope you enjoy reading x

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