7 Curling Wands With Outstanding Reviews And Ratings

October 16, 2015 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | beauty

The kind of curling wand you use can mean the difference between beautiful, bouncy curls worthy of a hair commercial or limp waves that make it look like you didn't bother brushing your hair that morning. The tools you employ to do the job are just as important as your technique--but the good news is that there's no shortage of amazing hair curling irons these days.

Here are 7 curling wands that have amazing reviews because of one simple fact: they deliver incredible results.

Sultra The Bombshell Curling Iron

With a 4.5/5 rating and close to 800 reviews, this winning curling iron is made with Japanese Kyocera Ceramic Technology that actually helps repair your hair while it curls it in half the time of other wands. Customers say it's fairly easy to use and produces a really pretty beachy wave--not tight curls. It comes with an interesting pink glove that is meant to be worn to prevent burns from the iron--most customers seem to like it, but others say it feels a bit clunky and takes times to get used to using.

Sultra The Bombshell Curling Iron ($130)

T3 Whirl Convertible Styling Wand

Tech geeks, meet your dream styling tool: this five-star wand features five adjustable heat settings and an interchangeable barrel design. Users say it delivers "bombshell curls" in seconds and that it's worth every penny because it will stand the test of time.

T3 Whirl Convertible Styling Wand ($185)

Sephora Collection: Sculpt Curling Iron

You can't beat the price--or the fact that more than 2,700 customers "love" this four-star, one-inch barrel wand because they say it heats up quickly, delivers perfect soft curls that last, and comes with a glove. One common criticism you'll read is that the iron may stop working after some time or won't heat up as quickly, but this is a solid purchase if you are looking for an inexpensive alternative.

Sephora Collection: Sculpt Curling Iron ($40)

Drybar The 3-Day Bender 1" Barrel Digital Curling Iron

With over 1,800 "loves," a four-star rating, and 117 mostly positive reviews, this iron scores points for heating up quickly, creating curls that can withstand humidity, and not leaving weird marks in the hair (don't you just hate that)? A few users with fine hair said it was difficult to make the wand hold their locks in place, but others suggested they clamp down in the center of their hair instead of at the ends.

Drybar The 3-Day Bender 1" Barrel Digital Curling Iron ($135)

GHD Curve Creative Curl Wand

Yet another 4.5-star rated tool that allows you to create three kinds of curls/waves: textured, voluminous curls, mermaid curls, and relaxed, beachy waves. Customers rave about the tapered barrel, which one user said gives a more "realistic" curl to her shoulder-length straight hair. And others say ghd isn't kidding when it claims to give 24-hour curls--this investment piece lives up to the hype because it works.

GHD Curve Creative Curl Wand ($245)

Bed Head Curlipops 1" Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Iron

You don't always have to spend a lot of money to look amazing if you know which tools can do the job with less fuss. This 4.5-star rated is said to give long-lasting bounce and shine in the form of beachy waves. It doesn't get as hot as other wands (and there is no setting to change temperatures), according to some users, and you may have to go over a strand twice before achieving desired results. But the price is right for anyone who curls her hair on occasion and isn't looking to break the bank to do so.

Bed Head Curlipops 1" Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Iron ($18.56, down from $28.99)

Hot Tools Salon Curling Iron/Wand — Extended Barrel 24k Gold

The extra long barrel makes this 4.5-star rated tool an ideal one for long hair and customers love how versatile it is--it can be used both as an iron to achieve tighter waves/curls or as a wand to get sexy, beachy waves. Women with both fine and course hair claim it works for them, and you can't beat the price.

Hot Tools Salon Curling Iron/Wand — Extended Barrel 24k Gold ($49.99, down from $59.99)


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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