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ChiARC Automatic Rotating Curler
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ARC Automatic Rotating Curler

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ChiARC Automatic Rotating Curler
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Effective (30)
  • Good value (13)
  • Gentle (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal hair (13)
    • Frizziness/flyaways (9)
    • Limpness/lifelessness (9)
    • Color-treated hair (8)
    • Dry/damaged hair (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (15), Product junkie (13), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
      • Hair Type:
      • Straight hair (20), Wavy hair (16)

    Reviewed by 38 customers

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    3.0

    Neat concept, but not for short/layers

    By JART

    from Fort Worth, TX

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

      Cons

      • Complicated To Use

      Best Uses

      • Limpness/Lifelessness
      • Normal Hair

      Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

      This did not work well for my shoulder length layered hair. Pieces would stick out as I rolled the barrel up. Too complicated and time consuming for me. I returned to Ulta and went with the Chi Orbit 3 in 1 Curler. I think that will be a much better product for my hair.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It's 410* of hotness!

      By Style Savvy Momma

      from Pensacola, FL

      About Me Product Junkie

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Heats up super fast
      • Stays hot

      Cons

      • Has An Interesting Odor
      • Strong smell

      Best Uses

      • Color-treated Hair
      • Frizziness/Flyaways

      Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

      This product does everything it says it will do! It heats up incredibly quickly and stays hot, all through out styling. There is an interesting odor that it leaves on your hair, but it isn't bad enough to make me completely stop using it. LOVE IT!

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not a good first impression :(

      By raelani05

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Product Junkie

      Pros

        Cons

        • BROKEN

        Best Uses

          Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

          I was so excited to get this tool. It finally came after a week and a half. First impressions: Heavy duty, good quality and everything you would expect from a Chi.

          I tested it out on my friend and it was easy to use and produced two very pretty curls, and that was it. We got two sections curled then it just up and died. Now the motor sounds like it trying to turn can't.

          I'm going to exchange it and try again but this is definitely not what should be expected for something retailing at $150.00

          If this is a fluke for tool then once I get a new one I'm sure i'll have rave reviews for it.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          5.0

          This is heaven

          By Nugget

          from Ocean Springs, MS

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Limpness/Lifelessness
            • Normal Hair

            Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

            Even though the product was a bit pricey , after the sale and coupon I was able to get it for a little over 100 bucks. It's worth the money. It literally is idiot proof and does all the work for you so you can relax. I have long straight hair and it takes me 15 to 20 minutes to curl my hair with this product. Love it!

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            4.0

            I was surprised it is very easy to use.

            By Tennismom3

            from Knoxville, Tennessee

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                I was using hot rollers and wasn't sure I would be coordinated enough to use this product. I used it on vacation and loved it! My hair is thick and heavy and it holds the curl in my hair better than the hot rollers.

                I am a petit person and it is a little larger than I thought, however it is very easy to use. I think the clip could be just about an inch longer. It takes a little longer because I have to gather such a small piece of hair under the clip.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair
                 
                5.0

                A+++ Love It

                By George the traveler

                from hagerstown, md

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Gentle
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Type Haire

                  Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                  I love this product. It was a great investment and it doesn't take much time or effort to make those curls look like you came from the salon.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Happy!

                  By Jenay526

                  from Chino Hills, Ca

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                      Was actually looking to purchase the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver but the store was sold out. I saw this one and thought to give it a try. It works just as suspected, without the Beachwaver pricetag!!!! Blessing in disguise :) It's a keeper!

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing curls

                      By Alinsa

                      from NYC

                      About Me Product Junkie

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Gentle

                      Cons

                      • Barrel Clip Is Too Big

                      Best Uses

                      • Normal Hair

                      Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                      I love using this to create a mix of beach and tight curls. My hair is shoulder length right now and it works perfectly well. It took me a while to get used to the barrel and ever since then, I've been so happy with the results. I love the fact that my curls last more than three days. The LED screen is great because I like having control over the amount of heat I add to my hair. The only complaint I have is that the clip is too big. But since I plan on growing out my hair, this doesn't bother me much because it may work to my advantage later on.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair
                       
                      5.0

                      BEST INVESTMENT

                      By Re Re

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Product Junkie

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Gentle

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                        I am so beyond happy that I bought this curling iron. I was hesitant about buying it because it was expensive but it is worth every penny. I have very, very thick, wavy hair. I can now curl my hair without the help of someone else. It is so so easy to use!!

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Wavy Hair
                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome!

                        By Cb

                        from Va

                        About Me Beauty Conscious

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective
                        • Fast
                        • Gentle
                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                        • NoThiNG

                        Best Uses

                        • Great For Any Hair Length

                        Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                        I really really enjoy using this. Works like a charm❤️ I've got a new best friend

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Straight Hair

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                        • 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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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
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