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Hair Curler Buying Guide

Curls come in all shapes and sizes, and you should be able to achieve precisely the bend, wave, or kink you want – from home!

But first, shopping for the ideal curler for your hair type and style direction is a must. With so many variations in barrel size, heat settings, and materials available, you can be confident there is one that is ideal for your curl.

Hairhouse has taken the hard work out of choosing the best curling tool for you with our ultimate electrical buyers' guide.

All the facts, none of the fiction. Let’s get shopping!

Halo X3 Shine Titanium 3-Piece-Curler

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. On A Wave: Infrared technology creates unique wavelengths to heat hair gently and evenly from the inside, so you’re not blasting hair with harmful, direct heat.
  2. Light Work: The easy-to-read digital LCD display screen manages heat between 140°C – 200°C simple.
  3. Triple Treat: The versatile titanium curling tool features – in 25mm, 32mm, and 18-25mm - are easily switched to allow for various styling options as the mood takes you.

The Facts:

  • Barrel Material:
  • 3 Barrel Widths:


  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Price:
  • Titanium
  • 18-25 Conical
  • 25mm
  • 32mm
  • 140°C - 200°C
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • $129.95
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ghd Classic Curl Tong

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Super on Short Hair: Delivering classic style and volume on all hair lengths, the 26mm medium barrel encapsulates even short hair to create a consistent curl.
  2. Safety First: This styler is incredibly easy to use as the cool tip allows you to handle the curler without burning your fingers. The built-in safety stand also enables you to place the tong down securely during styling.
  3. Guaranteed Good Curls: Breakthrough ultra-zone technology ensures the exact curling temperature of 185°C throughout the length of the barrel, recognising the section of the hair to form the perfect curl.

The Facts:

  • Barrel Material:
  • Barrel Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Price:
  • Ceramic
  • Medium 26mm
  • Up to 185°C
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • $250
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Muk Curl Stick v2.0

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Fab Four: Interchangeable titanium barrels create smooth, shine-infused, and static-free curls and Ion Field technology seals the hair's cuticle layer during the styling process, locking in natural oils.
  2. Consistency: Advanced micro pressure technology always guarantees consistent temperature so that curls - even in fair hair - won't be overheated or damaged.
  3. Switch It Up: Change your hair as often as you change your mind thanks to interchangeable barrels that offer incredible versatility in achieving sleek lengths and vibrant and shiny curls.

The Facts:

  • Barrel Material:
  • 4 Barrel Widths:

  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Price:
  • Titanium
  • 19-25mm Conical 25mm Straight
  • 28-22mm Wedge 38-27mm Oval
  • 120°C - 210°C
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • $159.95
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Mermade Pro Waver

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Kinks and Curls: Even the straightest hair can enjoy kinks and curls. The 32mm Pro Waver gently guides hair into your desired style without grabbing or tangling.
  2. Easy Use: It’s as simple as clamping down and releasing for instant big, lush waves.
  3. Get the waves that broke the internet! This Insta-famous styling tool brings glam in the form of gorgeous waves and curls.

The Facts:

  • Barrel Material:
  • Barrel Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Price:
  • Crystal powder tourmaline ceramic
  • 32mm Triple Barrels
  • 80-210°C
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • $89
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Cloud Nine Alchemy Curling Wand

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Fabulous Features: Infused with healing minerals to seal the hair’s cuticle and lock in moisture for shinier hair every time you style.
  2. Top Temps: Innovative, variable temperature control allows you to customise and control the heat setting so that you can downgrade any potential damage in areas that are more fragile than others.
  3. Volume Versatility: Curls to order, you can achieve your perfect curl style – from large and glamorous to soft, subtle waves and bends.

The Facts:

  • Barrel Material:
  • Barrel Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Price:
  • Mineral infused ceramic
  • 25mm
  • Three heat settings (high, medium, low)
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • $245
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Silver Bullet Fastlane Conical Rose Gold LG Titanium

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Fast Work: The titanium, conically-shaped styler promotes ultra-fast heat up without being so hot that hair becomes overheated and damaged. Shine remains strong.
  2. Size Matters: Various sized clipless conical barrels - from 19mm – 32mm create tousled curls and waves that work all day - with incredible ease.
  3. Handles all Hair: Sturdy design and convenient handling make this tool ideal for curling medium to long hair super easy.

The Facts:

  • Barrel Material:
  • Barrel Width:
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Price:
  • Titanium
  • 32mm (Also available in 25mm, 38mm)
  • 80-220°C
  • Yes
  • Yes - travel friendly
  • 87.95
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Dyson Airwrap

Hairhouse Loves:

  1. Incredible Styling Advancement: Smoothing brushes attract hair to the surface of the brush, propelling air along the hair strands resulting in curls to die for!
  2. Barrel Options: Choose from barrels to curl or wave or brushes to smooth and volumise. Pre-assembled sets with attachments make it perfect for short and long hair.
  3. Style IQ: Intelligent heat control measures airflow temperature over 40 times a second and regulates heat, to ensure it always stays below 150°C.

The Facts:

  • Barrel Material:
  • Airwrap™ Barrels
  • Heat:
  • Automatic Shut Off:
  • Universal Voltage:
  • Price:
  • Steel
  • 30mm - 40mm
  • No extreme heat - always stays below 150°C
  • Yes
  • No
  • $799
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