Curling Irons are tricky for some people but once you learn how to work it becomes so natural & easy! I love curling irons they are a quick way to make your hair look polished or undone & you can do so many different things! I am a huge lover of beach waves, I love something that can heat up quick & gets hot so I can curl my hair quick!
For a high-end curling iron (which is not super expensive, but it costs a little more than a drugstore one). I would 100% recommend a Hot Tools curling iron! These irons are well known & used by hairstylists all over. I use the 1-inch iron on myself & when doing hair & it’s honestly the best! It heats up really quick, it’s easy to use & it gives a perfect curl & is lightweight so it’s easy when using & good for travel!! This iron helps me achieve the perfect beach wave look.
For a low-end curling iron, I would recommend the John Frieda Curling Iron. This tool was introduced to me at the beginning of my career & I will never forget about it! It heats up pretty quick, it’s smooth to work with & it gives a good curl! I have a 1 ¼ in this & I love it! I also love that it’s not expensive & works so well! When introduced o this tool I thought it would be super expensive, but then I found out that it was under $22!! I would definitely recommend this to anyone! It works good for people that don’t curl their hair every day & don’t want to spend a lot of money, or if you love curling your hair & are looking for a new tool to last you until the “new” one comes out! I am always buying/trying new tools so this would definitely be a good one to try out!!
HOT TOOLS Signature Series Gold Curling Iron/Wand
You have probably seen these curling irons all over social media if you follow any hairstylists. Hot Tools are known for their super hot, super quick plates that curl your hair super quick but the style lasts. They also have different heat settings.
280 degrees for fragile hair
330 degrees for normal hair
380 degrees for wavy hair
430 degrees for thick hair.
If you have thick hair but the thought of putting 430 degrees on your head freaks you out, a tip i like to do if your hair holds curls well is since it is at the hottest you do not have to leave it on the hair for so long. Heat protectors are also an important factor when styling hair. I love the fact that this tool is so easy to use & gives the best results. I also love that clients can take this home & use it create a long lasting style as well. This is definitely worth every penny!
- Cord Length: 6ft swivel cord
- Weight: Less than 1lb
- Size: 1-inch barrel that heats up in 30 seconds
- Comfort: Slim handle for an easy & comfortable grip while styling
- Price: $$
JOHN FRIEDA CURLING IRON 1 ¼ INCH
This curling iron was shown to me when I first started assisting in a salon by a very popular stylist. She was teaching myself & another assistant how to give quick beach waves for clients. I asked her what iron she was using (thinking it was going to be super high end) & she said “this is John Frieda 1 ¼ inch, I use it almost everybody & love it”. I went home that night & purchased it off Amazon & have been using it ever since. This is a GREAT curling iron for someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot, or doesn’t curl their hair often. It’s not too expensive & it heats up to 450 degrees really quick. I use this one as well as my hot tools curling irons & love them both. They are great quality & the prices are great too!
- Cord Length: 9ft
- Size: Medium
- Comfort: Lightweight, easy to hold
T3 – SinglePass Curl 1.25 Inch Professional Curling Iron
This iron is designed to give you perfect curls/ beach waves every time! Enhanced with Digital T3 SinglePass technology, and T3 Custom Blend Ceramic barrel, the SinglePass Curl creates shiny, long-lasting polished curls with ease in just one pass. Depending on your preference & hair type you can choose to set the temperature anywhere from 260-410 degrees.
- Cord Length: Professional Length & Tangle Free
- Weight: 1 lb
- Size: Large
- Comfort: Lightweight design to ensure effortless styling experience
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron
BaBylissPRO is a world leader in professional styling tools. This well known curling iron comes with 50 heat settings, up to 450 degrees & turbo button allowing the iron to instantly boost heat to the maximum temperature for quick & easy styling. The iron heats from within for professional styling without damage. Sol-Gel Technology makes the iron barrels 37% stronger and 22% smoother than those of standard irons. These irons are available in 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″ and 1-1/2″.
- Cord Length: 8ft
- Weight: 1 lb
- Size: Medium
- Comfort: Lightweight making styling quick & easy