Best Curling Irons

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A curling iron can take your hair game to the next level. With various-sized barrels, you can achieve flawless hairstyles ranging from tight ringlets to loose waves. Use a curling iron to perfect a romantic updo as well. If your hair is fine, medium, or coarse, there is a curling iron specifically made for you. When it comes to the best, here are our top picks. 

Staff Pick

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Conair Infinitipro Rose Gold Titanium Curling Iron

1-inch curling iron for all hair types

Great for all hair types, this rose gold titanium curling iron features a 1-inch barrel, making it perfect for creating tighter curls as well as looser waves. With 30 different heat settings and advanced ceramic heat technology, you can safely curl your hair with a setting that it can handle. The titanium surface allows your hair to glide smoothly, without any pulling or snagging. This curler heats up in 30 seconds and has an auto-off function for safety.

For Larger Curls

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Hot Tools Signature Series Gold Curling Iron 1.5-inch

1.5-inch curling iron for larger curls

This curling iron is great for all hair types, designed with gold technology to deliver long-lasting results with every style. If you have long hair and love the look of loose waves, then this curler is a great choice for you. It can create voluminous wide curls that last all day long because it features a 1.5-inch barrel.

For Tighter Curls

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Hot Tools Signature Series Gold Curling Iron 0.75-inch

0.75-inch curling iron for tighter curls

The 0.75-inch Hot Tools Signature Series curling iron is great for shorter hair or for creating tighter curls. With a barrel that is smaller than 1 inch, you can use this wand to touch up romantic updos or curl short layers. This iron features Hot Tools' signature gold technology that delivers great styles while protecting your hair. 

Tapered Wand

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Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand

Tapered and clamp-free curling wand

If you're someone who prefers to use a wand over a curler, then this Conair curling wand is a great choice. This clamp-free curler features a tapered barrel that ranges from 1-inch to 1.5-inches in diameter, great for creating a beautiful beachy hairstyle that is free of kinks. The barrel on this wand is tourmaline ceramic, which leaves your hair looking shiny and frizz-free. This wand has five different heat settings, reaching 400 degrees Fahrenheit, which is great for all hair types.  

Curling Set

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Homitt 5-in-1 Curling Wand Set

5-in-1 curling iron set

The Homitt 5-in-1 curling wand set features five different barrel sizes to create a multitude of styles. With five tapered and straight barrel attachments of varying sizes and depths, you can create flawless curls in both short and long hair. Enjoy creating a range of tight ringlets, large loose curls, and everything in between with this curling iron set. This ceramic tourmaline curling iron can reach temperatures ranging from 374 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit in only 30 seconds.

The bottom line

If you want to achieve perfect curls quickly and easily, adding a curling iron to your hair styling tools is essential. The Conair Infinitipro Rose Gold Titanium Curling Iron features a 1-inch titanium barrel, which makes it great for creating beautiful and long-lasting curls. This iron is compatible with fine, medium, and coarse hair types as well as with longer and shorter layers.

If you have medium to long hair and are hoping to achieve loose beachy waves, then the Hot Tools Signature Series Gold Curling Iron 1.5-inch is a great choice. The 1.5-inch barrel delivers beautiful wide curls that are shiny and frizz-free.

For creating tighter curls or ringlets in short hair or creating updos, the Hot Tools Signature Series Gold Curling Iron 0.75-inch is a good option. This curling iron's barrel measures in at 0.75-inches wide, delivering tight curls that will last all day long. You can curl even the shortest layers with this curling iron.