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Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler

Chi

ARC Automatic Rotating Curler

Item #: 2262628 Size: 1 in

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Spin your style with this CHI ARC Automatic Rotating Curler.

Key Features:
  • Original CHI Ceramic
  • 1" barrel
  • Push button automatic rotating barrel
  • Even tension for consistent curls
  • On/Off button
  • Rapid ceramic heater with 30 second heat up
  • Digital temperature display with LCD screen
  • Heats up to 410 degrees
  • 1 year limited manufacturer's warranty
  • Comes with a free hairspray

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ChiARC Automatic Rotating Curler
 
4.4

(based on 85 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (66)
  • Effective (63)
  • Good value (30)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Gentle (11)

Cons

  • Complicated to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (21)
  • Women (18)
  • Normal hair (15)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (9)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (21), Brand buyer (17), Budget shopper (15), Product junkie (14), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (25), Wavy hair (17)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (29), 1+ hour (5)

Reviewed by 85 customers

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5.0

I love my ARC rotating curler

By Toni

from Tennessee

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Quality
  • Heats Up Fast
  • Versatile
  • Works Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long Hair

    Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

    I finally got the CHI rotating barrel and I was kinda scared to use it because I thought my hair would get caught BUT when I tried it, I was blown away. My hair came out curly and it automatically tells you when to let the barrel go. I got nice curls everytime. I love those curler. The only one that has ever curled my hair and stayed.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it!!

    By Sandi

    from Sheboygan, wi

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

    • Costly

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

    My hair normally doesn't hold curt very well. With this curling iron, the curl lasts all day.

     
    5.0

    Rock n Roll

    By Deandra

    from Lafayette, LA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

      This tool is easy to use. Beautiful curls that last through the day and then leave sexy body in your hair the day after! Love, love, love this iron!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Deb

      from East Haven Ct

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

          None

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          I wanted to love it

          By Jeanette

          from Arizona

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Looks nice

          Cons

          • Complicated To Use

          Best Uses

          • Women

          Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

          Nicr curling iron except I couldn't get the hang of it. The rotating iron doesn't stop on its own. It was a bit complicated for me.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Disappointed with CHI

          By JSB

          from North Texas

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

              At first while I loved the ARC, it really does make curling your hair so much quicker. I gave it 2 stars because while it lasted I did love it. However, the ceramic started coming off and once it started its going quick. Of course its past the 60 day return policy at Ulta (not blaming Ulta here) so now I'll have to spend about $30 to send it back to Farouk for repair. (you pay shipping to them then you must send them $15 so they'll ship it back to you) I loved it while it lasted but for the price I'd expect it to last longer.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              5.0

              Great Quality, wrong haircut

              By Conscientous Chopper

              from Harrisburg, PA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                  CHI is great quality products, and this heats up very quick. The problem is my layered haircut. It's difficult to get all the ends in the clamp. If any is hanging out you get a crimp with straggly ends. But the curl in the rest of your hair is excellent!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  5.0

                  awesome curling iron!

                  By ihilani

                  from Roseville, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                    i watched a couple of YouTube videos on how to use this curling iron best and they were very helpful. my curls seem to last longer and are more consistent looking. this iron heats up very fast. I don't think I have a need for my regular curling irons anymore.

                    love it!

                     
                    3.0

                    Perfect curls but difficult to get used to the buttons

                    By The Nail Girl

                    from Tecumseh Oklahoms

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Complicated To Use

                    Best Uses

                    • Women

                    Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                    The curls are absolutely perfect but I don't think I could use it everyday. Time consuming to get used to the direction buttons, I had to really pay attention. Maybe it could be faster after a few times

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 1+ Hour
                     
                    5.0

                    Best curler

                    By Dulce Ivone

                    from NY

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Weekly Use
                    • Women

                    Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                    So easy and fast to use.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes

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                    36 Questions | 36 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      I have wavy and frizzy hair that I straighten with CHI. If I need to curls..do I first straighten or directly curl?
                      Asked on 4/20/2016 by Dini

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This would depend greatly on the texture of the hair and the desired style. With textured hair being defined as fine, medium, or coarse, the appropriate heat setting for the individual hair texture would need to be used to achieve a curled style without having to first straighten it.

                        Answered on 4/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      my hair is almost down to my bum and I find that I can't curl all of a section at once with some irons, and I actually have to curl the bottom half separately of the top half. would all of my hair be able to fit on the barrel?
                      Asked on 3/4/2016 by Jess from US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The CHI ARC Automactic Rotating curler should work for your hair length if you style by taking smaller sections.

                        Answered on 3/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      . Does it work with hair above shoulder .
                      Asked on 12/8/2015 by Lan from Fort Worth texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The 1" barrel is ideal for most hair lengths, including medium and shorter length hair, for versatile styling.

                        Answered on 12/9/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      How do I avoid the crease from the clamp?
                      Asked on 10/19/2015 by Erika from West palm beach, Fl

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Press the automatic rotating button gathering the hair until you reach the top of your head. Hold the iron horizontally while gathering, but tilt it to a slight angle once you reach the top of your head. Slightly release the clamp of the iron once it's at the top of your head. It is important to keep the curling iron moving, allowing just enough time for the curl to mold and then releasing it. This iron features a beep indicator which should assisting with ease of styling.

                        Answered on 11/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this curling iron have dual voltage and can it be used in the Dominican Republic or do you need a converter?
                      Asked on 10/14/2015 by JMO from Watervliet, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product is not dual voltage. It operates at standard US voltage 110-120V.

                        Answered on 10/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      How does the ARC compare with the SARAH POTEMPA Beachwaver?
                      Asked on 6/29/2015 by hollyhox from Charleston, SC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Both tools feature adjustable heat settings, with the CHI ARC Automatic Rotating Curler's range being 180 degrees F (ideal for fine hair) to 410 degrees F (ideal for coarse, thick hair), and the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver Pro's (Item #: 2260197) being 310-450 F. If you have ultra fine hair, the ARC is a better option for you, since you can adjust it to a low heat setting.

                        The ARC features a ceramic barrel, while the Beachwaver Pro features a gold-infused ceramic tourmaline barrel. These materials are designed to help infuse hair with moisture and shine and to reduce frizz.

                        Both tools feature a 1" barrel that is 6.5" long, which offers versatile styling.

                        Both tools feature a digital temperature display.

                        The Beachwaver Pro features automatic shut-off. The iron will automatically shut down after 30 minutes of no use.

                        Both tools feature left-right buttons. The ARC also has a reset button, which will return the barrel to starting position.

                        The Beachwaver Pro features high-low speed settings.

                        We hope this extra info helps! We recommend reading the product ratings and reviews for both tools at ULTA.com! :-)

                        Answered on 7/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does it work on frizzy wavy hair? Or do I have to straighten my hair first before I use it?
                      Asked on 6/14/2015 by Cc

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This would depend greatly on the texture of the hair and the desired style. With textured hair being defined as fine, medium, or coarse, the appropriate heat setting for the individual hair texture would need to be used to achieve a curled style without having to first straighten it.

                        Answered on 6/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is this curler ceramic or tourmaline? is it safe for thin fine hair?
                      Asked on 5/30/2015 by Romina from Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This curling iron features a ceramic barrel. It is safe for use on all hair types and textures! The lowest heat setting is 180 degrees F (ideal for fine hair).

                        Answered on 6/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this product come in 3/4" barrel size???
                      Asked on 5/29/2015 by Ras from NJ

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      does this iron have an automatic shut off feature?
                      Asked on 5/12/2015 by l

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, the ARC Automatic Rotating Curler does not feature automatic shut-off. It must be manually switched off after each use.

                        Answered on 5/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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