Australian-owned company Silver Bullet has been developing hair tools for salon use for over 15 years, and now produce a consumer range. We received the Silver Buller Titanium Supernova 230, Silver Bullet Keratin 230 Titanium, Silver Bullet XOXO Auto Hair Curler, and the Silver Bullet Genesis Hot Air Brush for review.
In order to put the styling tools through the paces, we recruited the director and owner of the multi-award-winning Geelong-based Crew Faced Makeup Artistry, Jessica Anderson. Operating from three successful salons and with over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Jessica – who regularly uses salon-quality hair tools – used the Silver Bullet hair tools extensively over a two-week period.
Silver Bullet Titanium Supernova 230
Jessica says: “On first impressions, this is a beautiful looking tool that stands out in the studio. A rose gold product with bronze plates, it’s a standout styling tool between the collection. I loved the 360-degree rotating cord and titanium-infused plates for a sleek finish to the hair. The touchscreen feature takes one swipe of the screen for easy heat control, which extends to 230 degrees. The one-handed operation to toggle between the temperatures make this product extremely easy to use for working quickly with the client. The plates are the ideal size for all styling, making light work of hair straightening and curling alike. The Supernova sits lightly in the hand, without the need to drop hair or put the product down, thanks to the ergonomic abilities of this one-touch wonder.”
Silver Bullet Keratin 230 Titanium
Jessica says: “The keratin plate leaves hair super shiny and is ideal for preparing hair to style up. Available in three sizes, this tool is ideal for all hair types and glides like silk. Three buttons assist with power function and heat control, with a digital screen allowing clear visibility of the temperature at a glance. It boasts the same features as the Supernova, with a 360-degree cord and temperature control of 230 degrees. I did find the hair finished shinier compared to the Supernova, thanks to the keratin plates. Black in colour and packaged with both a paddle brush and carbon comb, heat protector nozzle and alligator clips, this product packs value for money at a great price point and is supported by a three-year warranty.”
Silver Bullet XOXO Auto Hair Curler
Jessica says: “An amazing tool for the beginner through to the professional stylist. It’s easy to use and the automatic feature makes the experience fuss-free. It delivers beautiful results and I’ve had three friends purchase the tool already through recommendation. It’s also extremely satisfying to watch the curl wrap through the tool with one-touch operation, and it only takes eight seconds to release the perfect curl. Being able to rotate the curl left or right for more difficult to reach areas makes light work of this product. Anyone of any age can now achieve bouncy, voluminous hair quickly without risking damage to the hair, thanks to an audible beep alerting you that the hair curl is set. Heat temperatures of up to 210 degrees ensure hair is set perfectly, with the internal ceramic barrel for beginner-friendly consistent hair curling!”
Silver Bullet Genesis Hot Air Brush
Jessica says: “Where have you been all my life?!” This handy blow dryer and ceramic barrel styling brush in one will save me time and muscle in the standard blow dry technique. I used the 38mm hot air brush and will need to get my hands on the other two sizes as well! My least favourite hair styling application is now enjoyable thanks to this amazing tool; great work Silver Bullet! The ceramic brush allows the hair passing through to be completely heated, with the bristles keeping hair frizz-free and smooth. I also enjoyed easy conversation with my client whilst using this tool, thanks to the lower volume of this brush in comparison to a hairdryer. My arms thanked me at the end of the day, too. There was less strain on my upper body using the Genesis compared to the standard blow drying technique. I certainly won’t be reaching for the brush and dryer combination again. Smooth, frizz-free bouncy hair is now easier than ever.
Jessica’s hot hair styling tips are:
- Use quality salon professional shampoo and conditioner for your hair type.
- Condition only the mid-length to ends of your hair.
- Wash hair the day before styling to hold curl or styling for an event.
- Use the temperature control of your styling tools to minimise damage to treated or fine hair
- Use thermal spray protection before heat styling to maintain hair health and ensure a professional finish.