Hair Curlers Buying Guide 2024

Meet your new curl crush with the best tongs, wands and wavers.

Hair Curlers Buying Guide

Astin, Salon Artistic & Education Manager

Are you still searching for your go-to hair curler?

Browse our bestselling curlers, tongs and wavers from cult brands like Mermade, ghd and Dyson..

Key Technology

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Ceramic

Ceramic barrels are great for damaged, sensitive hair because the element distributes a slow, consistent heat. A ceramic styler might not be the speediest, but it’s the safest for your hair.

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Titanium

Titanium conducts heat effectively and evenly, making it a great choice if you have naturally curly, coarse, or thick hair. It also heats up quickly to create a perfectly formed curl that lasts.

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Barrel Type

Traditional curlers create consistent curls, whereas a conical shape is smaller at the tip, creating voluminous roots and a defined style at the ends. Then, a waver combines three barrels for a beachy, rippled effect.

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Barrel Size

Large, medium, or small—different-sized curling barrels create unique-sized curls. A small barrel is perfect for tightly coiled styles, whereas large barrels will create soft waves and movement.

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Ceramic

Ceramic barrels are great for damaged, sensitive hair because the element distributes a slow, consistent heat. A ceramic styler might not be the speediest, but it’s the safest for your hair.

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Titanium

Titanium conducts heat effectively and evenly, making it a great choice if you have naturally curly, coarse, or thick hair. It also heats up quickly to create a perfectly formed curl that lasts.

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Barrel Type

Traditional curlers create consistent curls, whereas a conical shape is smaller at the tip, creating voluminous roots and a defined style at the ends. Then, a waver combines three barrels for a beachy, rippled effect.

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Barrel Size

Large, medium, or small—different-sized curling barrels create unique-sized curls. A small barrel is perfect for tightly coiled styles, whereas large barrels will create soft waves and movement.

Marilyn Ceramic Hair Curler

Halo Marilyn Ceramic Curler is a 1-inch hair curler with revolutionary Japanese Kyocera® Ceramic Heater Technology that creates lustrous, smooth and shiny hair for beautiful curls and waves.The Japanese Kyocera® Technology emits kinder-to-hair ionic heat waves and far infrared rays while maintaining even heat distribution over the entire barrel at 180°C.Includes bonus heat-resistant glove.Product Specifications:- Revolutionary Japanese Kyocera® Technology- Premium-Grade 1-inch Ceramic Barrel- Optimal Temperature 180°C - Fast Heat-Up Time- Heat-Resistant Handle- Heat-Resistant Glove- Universal Voltage - Auto Shut-Off 45 minutes if left unattended- 360° Swivel Cord - 2 Year Warranty- Made in South Korea

  • Japanese Kyocera heat technology is gentle on hair
  • Consistent heat maintained to protect hair integrity
  • Ultra-fast speed-up time with an auto-shutoff safety feature


Nessad

Tried the Halo wand and it is brilliant! Great curls, nice and smooth and they last (my hair never hold a curl so it’s amazing).

EA91

It's extremely easy to use, creates the perfect curl that holds, is very light and doesn’t damage my hair nearly as much as my old wand. Really happy!

TECHNOLOGY

Japanese Kyocera
heat technology


BARREL TYPE

Ceramic

BARREL SIZE

25mm


VARIABLE TEMP

Fixed 180°C



AUTO SHUT OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded/Universal
Voltage


WARRANTY

2 Years

$159.95

Curl Stick V2.0

Change your hair as often as you change your mind with the Muk Curl Stick V2.0! Four interchangeable barrels offer incredible versatility in the quest for healthy, vibrant, and shiny curls with four interchangeable barrel systems! Smooth titanium coats all four barrels. Therefore, curls remain smooth, shine-infused, and static-free throughout the styling process. Advanced micro pressure technology guarantees consistent temperature at all times so that curls - even at their most vulnerable - won't be overheated. Furthermore, ion Field technology seals the hair's cuticle layer during the styling process, locking in natural oils and creating a smooth and shiny hair surface. Barrel options include a 19-25mm conical barrel, perfect for creating medium curls and movement, and the 25-25mm straight barrel for soft, flowing, bouncy curls. Then there is a larger, 28-22mm wedge barrel when you want bouncy curls or gentle, sexy beach waves, and the largest oval barrel at 38-27 mm, which brings the long-lasting deep, luscious waves and glam-packed curls. Easy to read illuminated control to show the temperature setting, and compatibility with the Hot muk Thermal range, makes the Muk Curl Stick V2.0 a styling champion for curls. Product Specifications: - 19-25mm Titanimum conical barrel - 25-25mm Titanimum straight barrel - 28-22mm Titanimum wedge barrel - 38-27 Titanimum oval barrel - Five heat settings from 120°C to 210°C - Sleep mode - Universal Voltage - travel friendly - 2 Year Warranty Includes: - Muk Curl Stick V2.0 - 4 interchangeable barrels

  • Varying temperature options & barrel sizes to curl long hair
  • Titanium coating keeps hair smooth & static-free
  • Ion field tech seals the hair cuticle, locking in natural oil

Melissa_J

So happy I bought this set! Creates beautiful curls and leaves my hair feeling healthy and soft.

purple.girl

The curls hold so well in my hair and just look *chefs kiss* the next day too!

TECHNOLOGY

Ionic & Advanced
Micro Pressure



BARREL TYPE

Titanium

BARREL SIZE

19-25mm, 25mm,
28-22mm, 38-27mm



VARIABLE TEMP

Yes


AUTO SHUT OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded/Universal
Voltage


WARRANTY

2 Years

$149.96

Cutie 22mm Waver

Looking for a waver that gives you seamless tight waves without the crimped look? Look no further than the Mermade Hair Cutie Waver.This new 22mm waver creates beautiful waves in minutes, perfect for giving your hair that fresh out-of-the-ocean look. Available in the cutest lilac colour, the 22mm waver will be the sweetest addition to your Mermade collection.Benefits:- Exclusive PRO edition – our exclusive design waves your hair 50% faster than other wavers on the market.- Super easy to use- High-grade ionic ceramic barrels to protect your hair from unnecessary damage. The waver will seal cuticles, infuse moisture, eliminate frizz and create shine- Crimp-free design- 22mm barrels – creates a more compact wave compared to the 25mm Mini WaverProduct Specifications- Ceramic barrels- Advanced Heat Technology- Multiple heat settings to suit all hair types- Heat resistant soft-touch handle- Sleep mode- Universal Voltage – travel friendly- Ideal for all hair types- 2 Year WarrantyIncludes- Mermade Hair Cutie 22mm Waver - Lilac in colour- Heat protection glove

  • PRO edition styles hair 50% faster than other wavers
  • Ionic tech eliminates frizziness & helps smooth flyaways
  • 22mm barrels create a fresh out-of-the-ocean vibe

RaeLay

I went with the smaller and tighter barrel since my hair doesn't stay in shape for long, but this bad boy absolutely does!! Recommend!

TECHNOLOGY

Advanced Heat




BARREL TYPE

Ceramic & Ionic

BARREL SIZE

22mm


VARIABLE TEMP

Yes


COOL TIP END

Yes

AUTO SHUT OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded/Universal
Voltage


WARRANTY

2 Years

$76.30

Curve Thin Wand Hair Curler

Introducing the ghd curve® Thin Wand hair curler! This innovative new design features a 14mm barrel, perfect for creating defined curls on all hair types. The +38% longer barrel is ideal for quick styling even on longer hair, while the lightweight and ergonomic design makes curling more comfortable. Plus, the protective cool tip provides a safe place to hold the wand whilst you curl.The PTC heater technology heats up to 185°C in just 30 seconds, so you can quickly create tight curls from 3 seconds. The thin wand barrel has advanced ceramic coating for less damage and healthier-looking curls. Get worthy results at home with the ghd curve® Thin Wand!Product Specifications- Ceramic barrel- 14mm ultra-long, ultra-slim wand- 185°C temperature- Sleep mode- Voltage - 220-240V- Made in China- 2 year warranty- Universal Voltage – travel friendly, excluding USIncludes- ghd curve® Thin Wand Hair Curler- ghd heat protective glove.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

  • A fixed temperature of 185°C is safe for all hair types
  • Create tight curls or a wavy, brushed-out style
  • PTC heater technology heats up in just 30 seconds

freespirit44

I finally have a wand that creates the type of curls I want. It is versatile in that I can create tighter curls by taking small amounts of hair or looser curls by taking larger amounts.

Anonymous

The wand heats up fast and it doesn’t take a long time with the hair on the barrel for the curl to hold. I love the tiny barrel and it gave my hair a great look.

TECHNOLOGY

PTC Heater

BARREL TYPE

Ceramic

BARREL SIZE

14mm


VARIABLE TEMP

Fixed 185°C



COOL TIP END

Yes

AUTO SHUT OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded

WARRANTY

2 Years

$224.00

Spin 25mm - Pink

Mermade Hair has released a new product that promises to give users perfect curls every time.The Mermade Spin is a curling iron that features a rotating ceramic barrel. Users can choose to have the barrel rotate either clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on their desired curl.The Mermade Spin also features dual ceramic heaters and built-in digital temperature control. This allows users to customize their curls according to their hair type.The Mermade Spin promises to give users salon-quality curls in the comfort of their own home.Product Specifications:- Automatic curling action- 25mm barrel- Includes LCD screen to control the temperature- Ionic technology- Temperature control from 100°C – 220°C- Auto-shut off after 1-hour- 2.5m Swivel cord with 360 rotation- Comes with heat protection glove- Universal voltage – plug and play anywhere around the world- 2 Year Warranty.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

  • Features an automatic, two-direction rotating barrel
  • The medium-sized barrel is great for bouncy curls
  • Ceramic & ionic technology protect & smooth hair

Rebecca 1984

Best curling iron so easy to use and absolutely perfect curls every time.

Sammy28

I have pretty thin hair and it looks amazing. Even with my extensions, I can use the hair tool and it just looks fab. I looove this.

TECHNOLOGY

Ionic

BARREL TYPE

Ceramic

BARREL SIZE

25mm


VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

COOL TIP END

Yes

AUTO SHUT OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded / Universal Voltage

WARRANTY

2 Years

$76.30

Fastlane Ceramic Curling Iron Gold - 19mm

The Silver Bullet Gold Ceramic 19mm Curling Iron heats up instantly for super shiny, longer lasting curls.Ceramic technology locks style in place and smooths the hair cuticle, ensuring your luscious curls last. Create luscious curls. To switch on, hold the on button down for 5 seconds.Product Specifications- 19mm ionic ceramic barrel for super smooth hair- Variable heat settings for all hair types- Digital display so you can see the exact temperature you are using- Dual voltage for worldwide use- Professional extra-long 360°C swivel cord for convenient styling- Easy grip heat resistant handle

  • Ceramic-coated 19mm barrel with a spring-loaded lever
  • Heats up instantly to style shiny, smooth curls
  • Digital display so you can see what heat you’re using

Pinky

Love it! Easy to use and perfect curls every time.

TECHNOLOGY

Ionic

BARREL TYPE

Ceramic

BARREL SIZE

19mm


VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

COOL TIP END

Yes

POWER

Corded / Universal Voltage

WARRANTY

2 Years

$80.96

X30 Titanium Wide Hair Straightener

The Halo X30 Titanium Wide Hair Straightener has wide 30mm titanium plates with advanced ionic generator that infuses hair with amazing shine. Plus far infrared technology will creates special wavelengths to heat hair gently and evenly from the inside while reducing damage on the outside of the strand and imparting maximum shine — hair is straightened and smooth.Product Specifications:- Far Infrared Technology - Advanced Ionic Generator- Advanced wide 30mm Titanium Floating Plates - Adjustable Temperature Controls of 90°C – 230°C- Universal Voltage- Superior Safety Feature - Auto Shut-Off after 60 minutes if left unattended- Premium 3m 360° Swivel Cord- 2 Year Warranty- Suitable for all hair types. Ideal for thick, coarse or curly hair.

  • 3 detachable barrels to help create different types of curls
  • Adjustable temperature controls between 140°C – 200°C
  • Ionic technology infuses hair with moisture & shine

Kynie

It was easy to use with 3 different sizes to achieve different but stunning results. My hair sits just above my bum and the curls last all day.

Emily C

I had been looking for the perfect affordable curler for a while and I’m glad I waited! This curler is so perfect for every type of curl.


TECHNOLOGY

Far Infrared & Ionic

BARREL TYPE

Titanium

BARREL SIZE

25mm, 32mm &

18-25mm

VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

COOL TIP END

Yes

AUTO SHUT-OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded / Universal Voltage

WARRANTY

2 Years

$215.95

Waver Mini Pro 25mm - Pink

The 25mm waver creates mini compact waves for a ripple effect that is taking hair trends to a whole new level.It's basically the little sister of our original waver which has 32mm barrels. Ceramic tourmaline-infused barrels release negatively charged ion particles to seal hair cuticles, infuse moisture, eliminate frizz and create shine.Product Specifications:- PRO edition – An exclusive new design- Super easy to use – simply clamp down and release- Three 25mm barrels – create 90’s style crimps- Advanced ceramic barrels – exclusive ceramic barrels- Advanced heat technology – within seconds the hair waver will be ready for glam- Variable temperature control – choose between 80°C & 210°C- 2 Year Warranty

  • Super simple styling: just clamp & release for a ripple effect
  • Ceramic-tourmaline barrels tame frizz for a sleek look
  • The three 25mm barrels create a 90s-inspired wave

Sarah83

It is super easy to use and creates the most gorgeous waves. I have short hair and it's perfect. I always get lots of compliments on my hair.

Elle49

The Mermade waver gives my thin hair volume and style, loving my Boho look!

TECHNOLOGY

Advanced Heat

BARREL TYPE

Ceramic Tourmaline

BARREL SIZE

25mm

VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

COOL TIP END

All Hair Types

AUTO SHUT-OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded / Universal Voltage

WARRANTY

2 Years

$76.30

Are you still searching for your go-to hair curler?

Browse our bestselling curlers, tongs and wavers from cult brands like Mermade, ghd and Dyson..

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