Even more, hairstylist Angie Perrantes, who specializes in natural hair, says that once she tried the T3, it was hard to use another curling iron brand because it heats up quickly and leaves hair silky smooth.
GHD Classic Curl – 1” Curling Iron
Those with color-treated hair should look to the GHD Classic Curl—a model designed to intensify hair color and create curls that last. The ceramic iron uses the brand’s Tri-zone technology to guarantee the perfect curling temperature of 365 degrees Fahrenheit, which celebrity hairstylist Graham Nation says “makes the hair easy to manipulate without overheating the hair” and maintain it across the entire barrel. This was also pro hairstylist Clayton Hawkins’s pick to create romantic Botticelli-inspired waves on Maddie Ziegler in their installment of Hairdos.
Harry Josh Pro Tools 3-in-1 Ceramic Curling Iron 1.25”
Nation says the Harry Josh Pro Tools 3-in-1 Curling Iron is one he can’t live without. “With attachments, you’re able to use it as a Marcel iron, a wand, or an iron with a spring clip. This makes the iron super versatile and a staple in my kit.”
NuMe Octowand 8-in-1 Curling Wand
Courtney is also a fan of the NuMe Octowand “because it comes with eight different wand heads to achieve so many different styles. This one is cool when you want to include different styles of curls in one sitting.” Each of the wand attachments is made of tourmaline ceramic to help heat the hair evenly and reduce heat damage.
Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver PRO 1
Invented by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa, the Beachwaver is a rotating curling wand that’s particularly simple to use—especially for a novice. The tourmaline-infused, extra-long barrel can rotate to the left or right for glam waves, defined curls, and everything in between.
Conair Double Ceramic Curling Iron
Conair’s Double Ceramic Curling Iron is the ultimate affordable styling tool, ringing in at less than $20. Available in three barrel sizes, the iron reaches the desired temperature in 60 seconds and offers turbo settings for 30 varying levels of heat customizable to your hair type and desired look.
Kristin Ess Ceramic Curling Iron – 1.25”
This ceramic curling iron by Kristin Ess was designed to create polished waves on medium to long hair or bump the ends on shorter strands. It uses soft heat technology to eliminate frizz while curling at temperatures up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Drybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand
For a tool your stylist would use during your routine blowout appointment, consider the Drybar The Wrap Party Styling Wand. The professional wand features a no-slip barrel, which heats up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, notably to create the beachy waves of your dreams.
T3 SinglePass Curl 1.25” Professional Ceramic Curling Iron
“Lately, I’ve been really loving the T3 SinglePass Curl,” says celebrity hairstylist Ashley Stewart, who notes it forms beautiful, luxurious curls. “It’s such a sleek and functional tool. I like how it doesn’t have a typical on/off button, but [rather] a knob on the bottom. This is very convenient because with other tools, the button is most likely located in a spot where you can accidentally shut it off without knowing.” Similarly, hairstylist Kahh Spence relied on this curling iron to recreate Beyoncé’s nostalgic B’Day album updo.