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NexGen Curling Iron

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Hot ToolsNexGen Curling Iron
 
3.9

(based on 22 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Effective (13)
  • Gentle (5)
  • Good value (4)
  • Long barrel (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), Brand buyer (3)
      • Hair Type:
      • Straight hair (8), Wavy hair (6)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 minutes (3)

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    5.0

    Nice and hot

    By MAK

    from Bartlett, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

    Heats up fast. Long barrel great for long hair and hair does not get tangled or caught in the handle's clamp.

     
    5.0

    Fast Drying

    By MAK

    from Bartlett, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

    I have really long and thick hair and my hair is dry in 8 minutes

     
    1.0

    Perfect Curling Iron Until It Dies (x2)

    By SueB

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Glides Through Hair
    • Long Barrel
    • Wide Tip

    Cons

    • Durability
    • Durability Dies Suddenly
    • Electrical Quality
    • Lifespan Of Iron
    • Quality Electrical
    • Resiliency

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

    This is the BEST curling iron ever as far as design and gentleness on the hair. It glides through almost like a flatiron. The barrel is long enough to fit a lot of long hair and allows for styling loose waves or tighter curls or just smoothing out the hair. The tip of the barrel is substantial enough to avoid burns and to navigate the iron. The cord is so long and swivels allowing freedom of movement and doesn't confine you to an area or close vicinity of an outlet. However, I am on my second one dying within a year! I had my first one about 7 months when it died. This one, the replacement, I haven't even had two months yet. There is a decent warranty and Ulta easily accomodated my first exchange, but who needs the hassle of continually having to return an item and going to get ready and just running into an "oops, guess I can't curl my hair because my curling iron no longer works moment". Not sure if I am going to just get my money back this time or try a third go round with this iron. :(

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 1+ Hour
     
    3.0

    Like it, but stopped working!

    By You get what you pay for?

    from Reno NV

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Heats Fast
    • Long Barrel

    Cons

    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

    • Long hair

    Comments about Hot Tools NexGen Curling Iron:

    I bought this for the long barrell for my hair which is midway down my back. Long barrell is great. Heats fast.

    However, after owning 2-3 mos, it stopped working. Wouldn't turn on at all. If it did turn on, would turn off on its own without heating up. I got a replacement 2 weeks ago - still works so far. Also, minor details but hints at quality - there is a silver ring where the cord connects to the handle and this falls off and slips down the cord. Just annoying but doesn't affect function. I love the long barrell, hate that it stopped working. Hopefully the first one was just a lemon! For this price, it better last YEARS.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

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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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