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NexGen Curling Iron

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Hot ToolsNexGen Curling Iron
 
3.9

(based on 18 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Effective (13)
  • Gentle (5)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color-treated hair (9)
    • Dry/damaged hair (8)
    • Frizziness/flyaways (6)
    • Normal hair (5)
    • Limpness/lifelessness (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (6), Product junkie (5)
      • Hair Type:
      • Straight hair (8), Wavy hair (6)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 minutes (3)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    2.0

    Was ok until it DIED

    By CrisptinaG

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Hot
    • Long Barrel

    Cons

    • Power Button
    • Rotating 'cool' Tip

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Women

    Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

    I curl my long straight hair daily - usually quickly. My hair isn't too thin and tends to flatten out later in the day so I need heat. This iron is hot and I can finish my hair routine quickly in the morning - 2 very important requirements of a curling iron for me. Also my budget is under $100, this iron barely making it. If i am spending anything over $15 I expect it to LAST. Quality is what I am looking for here since this is something I use daily for several years.
    On to the bad - yes, the power button is pressed, and turned off easily. Also temperature can be changed if you're not paying close attention. The 'Rotating Inner Cool Tip' has just enough space to catch 10 or so hairs and rotate them inside the clip, tangling them severely until they rip out of your scalp or are broken off at their weak points. Finally, less than 6 months after purchase, its dead. Totally dead. Power lights come on but it never heats up. It just stays cold. 3 year warranty - great. Now I just need to figure out where to file this 'warranty' claim since there is no where on their site leading me into that direction. Hopefully customer service will help me out. Wish me luck!

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 Minutes
     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again!

    By Stephsutt

    from Pocahontas, AR

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Longer Barrell
    • Variable Temp Setting

    Cons

    • Onoff Switch

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

      I love this product and wish it came in a 2" diamter barrel. I have longer hair so the longer barrel is great. The only downside is the on/off switch is push button and sometimes I hit the switch accidentally and turn it off while in use.
      I have both the 1" and 1 1/4" size in this.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      2.0

      Disappointment!!

      By Butterlyharley

      from Murrayville, Georgia

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Women

          Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

          Love it at first, I kept turning it off while curling my hair. Less than a year later it is frozen on high setting does not shut off, I have to unplug it to turn it off. Bottom line is for the money it is not worth it. My cheap iron is still going strong now for 6 years.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          5.0

          I luv this iron!

          By Eliz

          from Centerville,OH

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color-treated Hair
            • Dry/Damaged Hair
            • Flaking/Dandruff
            • Frizziness/Flyaways
            • Hair Loss
            • Limpness/Lifelessness
            • Normal Hair

            Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

            This iron heats up fast, curls are beautiful, the rotating tip helps wuth being able to hold & turn wand at same time & wand is longer giving great help with longer hair

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            4.0

            NexGen Curling Iron

            By Ali

            from Rancho Cordova

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

                I love this curling iron. The end twirls so my hair does not get tangled grips a lot more hair. I can curl my hair quicker. Would definitely recommend purchashing. I have uses this brand in the past had for about 10 years the electric cord did not work. So I purchased the new GenEx

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair
                 
                5.0

                Love the rotating top!

                By Cat

                from IL

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

                    I love this curling iron! The long barrel is amazing for longer hair and the rotation in the top makes for easy curling

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    Best curling iron I have ever owned !

                    By Meghan

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Product Junkie

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Gentle

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color-treated Hair
                      • Dry/Damaged Hair
                      • Frizziness/Flyaways
                      • Limpness/Lifelessness

                      Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

                      I have been looking for a curling iron like this for a long time. I actually have taken back three other irons to Ulta , this is is my fourth one and I absolutely love it. I can do smaller sections and have a beach waves look and bigger sections for a looser curls. It doesn't feel damage in my hair and my hair feels smooth. First-time reviewer. So happy I spent the money and bought this. Almost by the $199.00 curling iron but found this which was very similar and I couldn't be happier!

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Burn Hot

                      By Ruby

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Product Junkie

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Heats Up Quickly

                      Cons

                      • Dry-up Ends
                      • Ineffective
                      • Strong smell

                      Best Uses

                      • Frizziness/Flyaways

                      Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

                      The length of the barrel is a plus, however i found that even though with my long hair i wasn't using the full length of the barrel. The curls came out nice and smooth except that the ends always ended up getting really dry.

                      All in all the product can curl but its not a curling iron I would spend this much money on when getting only the same result for half the price on a lower end model of HOT TOOLS. This item did go back to the store.

                      Pro's it does heat up fast and it can curl the most thickest hair, but it doesn't stand out above and beyond there other products.

                      I'd pass this up and grab one half the price or less.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Worth Every Penny

                      By BeautyJunkie

                      from San Diego, California

                      About Me Product Junkie

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Good Value
                      • Great results

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dry/Damaged Hair
                        • Frizziness/Flyaways
                        • Limpness/Lifelessness
                        • Normal Hair

                        Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

                        I have always been a big fan of Hot Tools so when I came across their higher end line called NexGen,I simply couldn't resist! It did not disappoint! It gives my frizzy/coarse hair great results in a short amount of time because of the extended barrel...I absolutely love this product and would recommend to anyone who is looking for professional results at home:)

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Wavy Hair
                         
                        5.0

                        NEXGEN CURLING IRON

                        By GINA

                        from ONTARIO

                        About Me Beauty Conscious

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective
                        • Gentle

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color-treated Hair
                          • Dry/Damaged Hair
                          • Frizziness/Flyaways
                          • Normal Hair

                          Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

                          I NEEDED TO REPLACE MY OTHER HOT TOOL CURLING IRON AND DECIDED TO UPGRADE INTO THIS MODEL. I LIKE THE LONG BARREL AND IT SEEMS TO WORK GREAT. JUST STARTED USING IT AND VERY PLEASED. MY HAIR IS CURLY AND FRIZZY BUT THE IRON LEAVES IT SMOOTH AND SHINY. I WOULD BUY IT AGAIN...

                          • Hair Type:
                          • Very Curly Hair

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                          • Q:

                            Does the iron have numerical heat settings or only low to high
                            Asked on 11/11/2014 by jj from Richland, WA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              This curling iron features digital controls with temperature settings up to 450 degrees and a digital temperature display.

                              Answered on 11/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            does this come in 5/8 inch size
                            Asked on 5/24/2014 by Sally from Charlotte NC

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            what does the curling iron come with. In the store it comes with a hair serum in the box. If I order it and have it delivered to me does it come with the serum?
                            Asked on 4/10/2014 by Jackie

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              This tool includes a 2 oz. bottle of Coconut Jojoba Serum and a heat-resistant storage/travel pouch.

                              Answered on 4/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Is this dual voltage?
                            Asked on 3/19/2014 by Styling Traveler from Flower Mound, TX

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes, this product is dual voltage.

                              Answered on 3/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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