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Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler

Chi

Online Only 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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ChiOnline Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler
 
4.4

(based on 96 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)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (21)
  • Women (18)
  • Normal hair (15)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (9)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (26), Brand buyer (17), Budget shopper (15), Product junkie (15), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (25), Wavy hair (17)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (29), 1+ hour (5)

Reviewed by 96 customers

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3.0

Too heavy

By Bri

from Springfield, IL

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Time Consuming

    Best Uses

      Comments about Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

      I returned this after one use. It made long lasting curls, but I bought it because of recent carpal tunnel surgery & hand weakness, & it was too heavy, bulky & hurt my hand & wrist. Ease of use probably would have improved if I had kept it, but it's less damaging on my hand to continue using my smaller, lighter iron that is fairly quick for me.

       
      5.0

      Easy to operate. I love this automatic curler

      By Daisy love

      from Chattanooga

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

      Love this curler. If you are scared of curling, then this curler won't scare. It is very easy to operate. First time I did with this and I am happy with it. YouTube video is available for how to operate. I checked that and used it. Worth paying the price

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Simple

      from Virginia

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creates Shine
      • Good Quality
      • Heats Up Fast
      • Multiple Settings
      • Versatile
      • Works Great

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Time Consuming

      Best Uses

      • Straight Hair

      Comments about Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

      Love the curls it makes

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By A

      from Elgin

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Quality
      • Heats Up Fast
      • Multiple Settings
      • Smooths Frizz
      • Works Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

          Best curling iron ever, no other would make my hair waves stay it would always just loosen and go back to flat.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I wouldn't buy this product again

          By Cindy

          from Cross Plains Texas

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Heats Up Fast

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Snags hair

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Thin Hair

          Comments about Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

          Just ok

           
          5.0

          Love

          By Lauren

          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Quality
          • Heats Up Fast
          • Multiple Settings
          • Works Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Straight Hair
            • Thick Hair
            • Travel

            Comments about Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

            Super easy and quick to use. Absolutely love this curling iron!

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is the only curling iron that curls my hair!

            By SamWithAPlan

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Heats Up Fast
            • Smooths Frizz
            • Versatile
            • Works Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! I'm traveling overseas for 3 weeks and I'm trying to find one with 220V so I can use it on my trip (mine is 110V and I'm not willing to chance blowing it out since I use it EVERY DAY).

                I purchased this curling iron in the store about a year ago. I went in wanting the beachwaver and the sales associated talked me into the CHI since it was so much cheaper. I went home right away to start playing with it and test it out. I have very fine hair (albeit a ton of hair on my head). Typically my hair does not hold a curl with a normal curling iron - it will fall out after only a few hours and my hair will be limp by the end of the day. The curling iron was strange to use at first with the automatic curl, but it just took me playing with it one time to really get the hang of it. When I purchased the product, I had hair that was down to my bra line, about 6 months ago, I cut it to a shoulder length bob. I still use this curling iron every day - even with my new shorter do! I can get a great bouncy loose curl, a beachy wave, or tighter ringlets. If confused about how to use this curling iron, there are plenty of youtube videos showing the different techniques to achieve the different looks.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I recommend this for everyone who curls their hair

                By Finally clear skin

                from Johnson City, New York

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creates Shine
                • Good Quality
                • Heats Up Fast
                • Multiple Settings
                • Smooths Frizz
                • Works Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Frizzy Hair
                  • Humid Conditions
                  • Long Hair

                  Comments about Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                  I have very long hair and with the Chi it only takes me 5 minutes to curl all of it perfectly before work!! Worth every penny!

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good product

                  By Amarillo

                  from Amarillo, Tx

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair
                    • Long Hair

                    Comments about Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                    Price is too high

                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    major let down

                    By ultajunkie

                    from Morgantown WV

                    Comments about Chi Online Only ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                    I bought this product yesterday and I really wanted to love it. I own so many Chi stylers and I love them but this curling iron was not up to par. I tried it out last night right before I showered to make sure it worked. I only did two curls but they didn't even last 10 minutes. This morning I did my hair before classes and all the curls had fallen out before I got to the bus stop. I decided to give it one more try. As I was doing my hair this time, I noticed the curls falling out before I was even done styling. I might've just gotten a bad one but needless to say, I'll be returning it soon.

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                    39 Questions | 39 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      could you use this to create beachy waves? would you just use less heat and leave it on for less time? all the videos show curls instead of waves. thanks!
                      Asked on 2/12/2017 by sara from NC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        One way to achieve a looser curl using the CHI Arc would be to use larger sections of hair for each curl.

                        Answered on 2/21/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does it come with directions?
                      Asked on 2/10/2017 by Gilf from Grayling

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        A product manual is included with instructions on how to operate the ARC. :-)

                        Answered on 2/11/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this have a 100% solid ceramic barrel or is it ceramic plated?
                      Asked on 1/16/2017 by Jenn from Caldwell, Oh

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        It is ceramic plated.

                        Answered on 1/17/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • 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
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