It would help to choose the Best curling irons like any other hair tool. It would help if you learned how to use it properly, whether you’re creating subtle waves, tight coils, or flat iron curls. “The best curling irons are heat-protected so that they don’t burn or damage the hair, and they are ergonomically controlled, so the user can use them comfortably and easily,” says celebrity hairstylist Erinn Courtney, adding that high enough temperatures are also key.

Clip Barrel Curling Iron Set T3 Whirl Trio

As another model acclaimed by top stylists in the industry, the T3 Whirl Trio comes in either a wand or clip barrel version. In Nikkia Nelson’s opinion, the T3 curler glides through the hair easily: “It is super convenient for those who don’t want to carry around a bag full of Best curling irons when you want to curl different sizes of hair,” a convenience celebrity hairstylist Mideyah Parker agrees.

Curling wand with eight functions by NuMe

A NuMe Octowand is also a favorite of Courtney because it has eight different wand heads for different styles. Each tourmaline ceramic wand attachment helps heat hair evenly and prevents heat damage. This one is perfect for doing different curl styles in one sitting.

1.25″ Travel Curling Iron by Harry Josh

With a lightweight ceramic tourmaline barrel shorter than traditional models, the Harry Josh Pro Tools Travel Curling Iron makes traveling much easier, perfect for on-the-go styling. Moreover, it heats up in only 30 seconds, and the temperature can be adjusted between 325 and 425 degrees.

Nano Titanium Curling Iron by BabylissPRO

With a titanium barrel, it heats the hair from within, creating tight curls, loose waves, and everything in between. Nelson praises the state-of-the-art temperature settings on the BaBylissPRO curling irons.

Best curling irons

It’s the Beachwaver PRO 1 from Beachwaver Co.

This rotating curling wand was invented by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa and is a simple, easy-to-use curling tool for beginners. The barrel can be rotated to the left or right for glam waves, defined curls, and anything in between.

A party styling tool by Drybar is called The Wrap.

It has a no-slip barrel reaching temperatures of 450 degrees Fahrenheit, notably for creating beachy waves during a blowout appointment.

A 1″ curling iron from GHD

With GHD Classic Curl, color-treated hair is intensified, and curls are created that last for hours. Three hundred sixty-five degrees Fahrenheit is the perfect curling temperature for this ceramic iron, thanks to its Tri-zone technology. Celebrity hairstylist Graham Nation says it makes it easier to manipulate the hair without overheating it and maintains the curls evenly.