|Above: The hat box inspired carrying case for The O Ultimate Set...well-crafted, sturdy and protective!|
My affinity for hot rollers is no secret. This particular styling tool is my only hope for creating a polished hairstyle in the fleeting moments of the morning before I must leave for work. The fact that a few minutes of preparation (e.g., putting the curlers in my hair) can actually increase my time to get ready (e.g., my hands are free to apply makeup etc.) makes this process a prudent part of my routine. It's almost like depositing money into a high interest yielding account ; )
To further my adoration for this styling approach, I recently had the opportunity to try Cloud Nine's "The O" Ultimate Set and am thoroughly impressed by the cutting-edge efficacy of these velcro encased rollers. The novel heat induction technology allows each curler's core to rapidly heat up in the O Pod (fully demonstrated in real time in the video, embedded later on in this post!), all the while remaining cool to the touch, thereby making application a veritable breeze. The mind reels!
Retailing for $400, The O Ultimate Set includes:
- The O Pod
- Four 30mm The O Rollers
- Four 40mm The O Rollers
- Four 50mm The O Rollers
- 12 The O Clips
- Amplify Spray (4.9 oz.)
- The O Luxury Case
This set affords hot roller lovers everything necessary to quickly create full, voluminous curls that last the day...suddenly, my early morning madness became a little lovelier.
Kindly scroll on for product images, a detailed video demonstration and review and before and after pictures...
|Above: The case features a zipper top and upper netting to hold the O Clips.|
|Above: The various compartments of the case allow all the curlers to be housed neatly and securely.|
|Above: The heat indicator dot turns red when the curler has reached maximum heat.|
|Above: The O Clips are large enough to anchor the longest, thickest hair in place. It's strong, but not so tight as to create dents on the outer hair...perfect!|
|Above: The Amplify Spray can be misted onto dry hair prior to using the rollers to exponentially enhance volume and curl longevity.|
|Above: The O Pod...this magical orb rapidly heats each curler without emitting any actual heat itself. Mind boggling!|
|Above: My daily starting point...my hair couldn't be any straighter. If my hair can be curled, anyone's can!|
|Above: Rollers securely nestled in the hair.|
|Above: Silky, all over volume after 10 minutes of set time.|
|Above: Medium curls after 15 minutes of set time.|
|Above: Maximum curls after 20 minutes of set time.|
Bottom Line: The O Ultimate Set from Cloud Nine is exquisite...from the chic, all-inclusive hat box like carrier to the insanely innovative way in which each curler heats up in seconds while still remaining cool to the touch, this set makes curling one's hair a luxuriously speedy experience. Depending on the amount of time I leave the rollers to set, my hair goes from being stick straight to full and voluminous and even downright curly in minutes, all the while, staying free of heat damage. Highly recommended for the discriminating curler connoisseur!
P.S. Please don't forget to RSVP for my Beauty Professor + Neiman Marcus beauty event at Neiman Marcus Fashion Island TOMORROW, Wednesday 9/18 from 11 AM-1 PM...all the details can be found HERE!
**PR samples provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. This post contains affiliate links; my disclosure policy contains additional details on how these work.