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ARC Automatic Rotating Curler

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ChiARC Automatic Rotating Curler
 
4.5

(based on 63 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (51)
  • Effective (50)
  • Good value (24)
  • Gentle (11)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Normal hair (15)
  • Daily use (13)
  • Women (11)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (9)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (20), Product junkie (14), Budget shopper (11), Brand buyer (7), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (25), Wavy hair (17)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (16)

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1.0

Dont waste your money

By Nicole

from Houston, Tx

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

      I got this curling iron last year and immediately I was really impressed with it. It heated up super quickly and was pretty easy to use and I'm not a big girly girl who's good at doing anything cute to my hair so this seemed promising. Within a couple months of very, very light use the ceramic plating was already chipping off. Not too big of a deal but still not happy since this was supposed to be a good quality brand. Conveniently a couple days after my warranty was up the product will no longer heat up and says it is at 12°s. Once again it was used very lightly during the year and was always properly stored when not in use. I would not purchase this product again or any other Chi product for that matter. They are too expensive for the quality and longevity.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I was very disappointed

      By The Blond

      from Grover Beach, CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Kept Breaking

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

        I was so excited to try the Chi ARC but was very disappointed with the quality. The first one I purchased worked great - once. The second time I used it, the temperature stayed at 12 degrees. Ulta was awesome and allowed me to trade it for a second ARC which was great - once. The second time I used it, the motor would not work. So, I took it back and ended up purchasing a Beachwaver Pro, which I love!

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Brandy Renee

        from Wilburton, OK

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Women

          Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

          I have extrememly long hair. Very fine, board straight, and thin. This curling iron has made curling my hair a breeze!

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          5.0

          Awesome!

          By Ashley

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Weekly Use
            • Women

            Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

            This curling iron is just what I needed. My hair is not the easiest to curl and does not hold curl well. This product helps me have flawless curls which hold all day. The multi-direction option is great so all the curls are not 100% uniform. I highly recommend this product.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE! Worth every penny!

            By Twinkle

            from Michigan

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Weekly Use
              • Women

              Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

              I have long, straight, think hair and have always used a standard curling iron to create long curls that I finger comb out. Recently I was diagnose with psoriatic arthritis and due to the inflammation in my hand curing my hair caused excruciating pain in my hand. The kind ladies at the Ulta Salon recommended this iron and even demonstrated how to use it before I purchased it. I tried it the next morning and was thrilled! My hand hurt much less because it is light weight and rotates for me. The curls are even and long lasting (so far 3 days). I love this iron! It's worth every penny.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 1+ Hour

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This curling iron is AMAZING!!

              By TayHamm

              from Florence, Alabama

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Curls Your Hair Faster
              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Women

                Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                Personally, I am not great at using curling irons, hot rollers, etc. So I took a chance on this chi curling iron, and it is the best EVER! It is super easy to use and gives you a great look. I highly recommend this product :)

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes
                 
                5.0

                BEST CURLER! COMPLETE LIFESAVER

                By Girl on the Go

                from Upland, Ca

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                  I tried SO MANY Curlers. I wanted to get the pin curls look on some days and others I just wanted a slight wave. My hair is so nappy and unmanageable I had a very hard time. I was hesitant because of the price and the 1 inch barrel. Since sometimes it's "too curly." This curler is AWESOME CURLS SO FAST. Doesn't pull or damage the hair. (which was my main concern). Can give you tight curls or loose waves. My absolute favorite! You pay for what you get for. Good luck ladies!!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing Product!!

                  By Ronni

                  from Tulsa, Oklahoma

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective
                  • Gets Hot In 30 Seconds
                  • Good Value
                  • Great For Long Or Short Hair
                  • Lightweight
                  • Saves Large Amount Of Time
                  • Super Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Little Pricy But Worth It

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                  This is an amazing product, use it very often. Saves me so much time, and frustration! Makes curling my hair a breeze, and gives great curls! I'd recommend it to everyone wanting a great hair tool! :)

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Pretty cool hairstyling tool!

                  By Lcooprn

                  from Weatherford, TX

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Didn't Tangle Hair
                  • Effective
                  • Helpful With Long Hair

                  Cons

                  • Took A Little Practice

                  Best Uses

                  • Curls Last A Day Or Two
                  • Daily Use
                  • On-the-go
                  • Weekly Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                  This product took a little getting used to but once I figured it out, it was great! I have long, thick hair and it really was helpful, especially in the back of my hair. It takes less time than a regular curling iron and the curls last for several days.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great iron

                  By Sandrina

                  from L.A.,CA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weekly Use

                    Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                    Easy to us product. You might not need it if your experienced at curling hair but it does save time. It's exactly the same iron as the Beachwaver S1. Same barrel size and length, 1inch and 5.5 respectively. The clap is slightly larger

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      How long is the clamp on the iron?
                      Asked on 4/8/2015 by Ali

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The clamp is approximately 2" in length.

                        Answered on 4/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this a Dual-Voltage Curler? How many Watts is it?
                      Asked on 3/1/2015 by Mylo

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product is not dual voltage. It operates at standard voltage 110-120V. It will require a converter and plug adapter to use internationally.

                        Answered on 3/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How long is the barrel? Thanks.
                      Asked on 2/23/2015 by AH from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The barrel of the CHI ARC is 6.5".

                        Answered on 2/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is there a recommended hair length for this iron?
                      Asked on 1/26/2015 by Steph from Fargo, ND

                      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 1/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Would the ARC automatic be easier use then Chi original curling iron? Especially for someone who has a hard time using one.
                      Asked on 1/12/2015 by KatieSY29

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the automatic rotation of the ARC makes the tool very easy to use and is wonderful for beginners!

                        Answered on 1/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Will this product work well with thick frizzy hair?
                      Asked on 11/14/2014 by bad at hair

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the Automatic Rotating Curler can be used on all hair types. The temperature control allows the curler heat to be set for your specific hair type.

                        Answered on 11/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Will this product work on extensions?
                      Asked on 10/16/2014 by N/A from Springfield,MO

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Please consult your stylist or the manufacturer of your extensions prior to use for their professional advice on caring for your extensions.

                        Answered on 10/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this product easy to use, and do the curls actually come out nice?
                      Asked on 9/8/2014 by nat from North Port, FL

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, CHI ARC Automatic Rotating Curler is designed to be extremely simple and easy to use! We recommend watching the how to video within its description. It provides even tension for consistent, perfect curls.

                        Answered on 9/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does the red end cap of the iron get hot to touch after an extended amount of time?
                      Asked on 9/6/2014 by Danielle from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, you should be able to use this end cap to aid you in handling the curler while styling.

                        Answered on 9/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Are there different sizes available?
                      Asked on 9/4/2014 by Beauty Mom from Warren, OH

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Is there a shut-off/down feature if your hair becomes caught inside the heat clamp mechanism?
                      Asked on 8/26/2014 by Home Schooler

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        There is a power on and off button, and the ARC also has a manual clip that you can use to release the hair at any time.

                        Answered on 9/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Will this work well ok African American hair? I got the Instyler and had to take it back because it didn't work well on my hair even though it is relaxed.
                      Asked on 8/24/2014 by Monica

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the Automatic Rotating Curler can be used on all hair types. The temperature control allows the curler heat to be set for your specific hair type.

                        Answered on 9/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Will the ARC Automatic Rotating Curler work in Australia with a wall socket adaptor or do i need a 240vac to 110vac transformer?
                      Asked on 7/6/2014 by klane from Australia

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product is not dual voltage. It will require a converter and plug adapter to use internationally.

                        Answered on 7/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I have a shag cut. It is layered with short layers. The longest part touches my shoulders. I am wanting body. What size curling iron would be best for me?
                      Asked on 6/22/2014 by lindi from cove, ar

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This tool's versatile 1" barrel size will work well to add volume to your hair.

                        Answered on 6/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does this work the same way at the S.P. Beachwaver.....what I mean is when you are on the left side you press the left button and it beach waves BACK not forward. The demo looked as if it waved Forward? Is there a left and right button???Thanks
                      Asked on 6/11/2014 by SWALynn from Houston, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the CHI ARC rotates to the left and to the right. It also has a reset button to reset the barrel to the starting position.

                        Answered on 6/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Would this product also work on 3" length hair? Short bob cut- ear length?
                      Asked on 6/10/2014 by Dona Rae from Charlotte NC

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      How do you find the right temperature for my hair so it does not burn it?
                      Asked on 6/9/2014 by elmo

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The tool features adjustable heat, with the lowest setting being 180 degrees F (ideal for fine hair), and the highest 410 degrees F (ideal for coarse, thick hair). Begin with the lowest setting and work your way up until you achieve the desired curl. We recommend applying a heat protectant product on the hair prior to heat styling and never holding the wand in place longer than 10 seconds to prevent damage.

                        Answered on 6/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How long is the barrel that the hair curls onto?
                      Asked on 5/27/2014 by andreia from fullerton, ca

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The barrel is 5-3/8" long (excluding the tip).

                        Answered on 6/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      is this product a 1 inch barrell?
                      Asked on 5/12/2014 by Holli from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, it features a 1" barrel.

                        Answered on 5/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Which heat setting is best to use for fine hair?
                      Asked on 4/28/2014 by JulesBu

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        For fine hair, we'd recommend using the lowest temperature setting: 180 degrees F.

                        Answered on 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can you use this curling wand on wet hair? And also, does it come in any other colors? Thanks! :)
                      Asked on 4/22/2014 by Cb

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, this curler is indicated for use on dry hair only. It is not currently available in other colors/finishes.

                        Answered on 4/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What kind of warranty does it have?
                      Asked on 4/10/2014 by suga mama from Batesville, MS

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product features a 1-year manufacturer's warranty with proof of purchase (ULTA receipt).

                        Answered on 4/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does this curling iron have an option to work like a self curling wand without the automatic rotation
                      Asked on 4/10/2014 by suga mama from Batesville, MS

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this curler can be used like a traditional curling iron as well - simply do not push the button for the automatic rotating barrel.

                        Answered on 4/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this product dual voltage?
                      Asked on 4/7/2014 by ilovebears from Milpitas, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, this product is not dual voltage. It will require a converter and plug adapter to use internationally.

                        Answered on 4/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      DOES IT OPEN AND CLOSE LIKE A REGULAR HOT IRON ?
                      Asked on 3/25/2014 by Just a regular female from Columbus, In

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this tool features a clamp that opens and closes to secure hair while styling.

                        Answered on 3/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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