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ChiARC Automatic Rotating Curler

Chi

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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ChiARC Automatic Rotating Curler
 
4.5

(based on 72 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (58)
  • Effective (56)
  • Good value (26)
  • Gentle (11)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (16)
  • Normal hair (15)
  • Women (14)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (9)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (20), Product junkie (14), Budget shopper (13), Brand buyer (12), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (25), Wavy hair (17)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (22), 1+ hour (4)

Reviewed by 72 customers

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3.0

Heavy & bulky in a fancy box

By Low maintenance

from Allen, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Nice Color

Cons

  • Clip Too Short
  • Heavy And Cumbersome

Best Uses

  • Non Layered Hair
  • Women

Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

The Chi ARC looks very nice. I like the matte finish in red. The packaging is also very fancy. It comes in a box with magnetic closure. The iron heats up quickly, and the iron rotation is a useful feature for those of us who aren't as coordinated. However, if you have thick hair with layers, it doesn't work so well. The layers fall out while the iron is rotating, and then you have a tangled mess. This may work for thinner or unlayered hair, but not for somebody with an abundance of thick straight hair.

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 30 Minutes
 
5.0

best curling iron ever

By meh

from Northern NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

      wish i had this in the 80s! i am slow these days with a curling iron so i don't use it every day, only going out. curls come out great. easy to use on back of my head.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Amazing!!

      By Britney

      from Dothan, AL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

      Works Perfect! Got it as a Christmas Gift from my husband! Heats super fast! Curls last all day! I love it!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Love this curling iron

      By NickiOpiela

      from Sturgeon Bay, WI

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight
      • Professional
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Weekly Use
        • Women

        Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

        Love this feels like a professional hair styling iron! Would definitely repurchase. I use it with Chi Infra Texture Spray and Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Harder for great volume and texture! Great with Bed Head After Party.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 1+ Hour

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic.

        By Camp_Wihl

        from Sacramento

        Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

        After reading the reviews I was torn, I decided to get it and try it out. I am 30 and I can count on a hand how many times I have curled my hair. I'm always flat ironing my hair or its in a hat. I got a new hair style (wanted a change) and wanted to add life to my hair instead of always being flat and straight. I heard and read online ceramic is the way to go when getting a curling iron. I knew I needed that. I saw online a couple people talking about how great the ARC was and I completely agree. I watched a couple YouTube videos to just see what I was getting myself into. Couple people show you how to use it. I LOVE it. My first time using it was for my Save The Dates photoshoot yesterday. It took me no time to do it. CHI once again made a quality product!

         
        4.0

        Great!

        By AB

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

            My only complaint with this product is how long it is, which makes it a little challenging to pack when traveling, but other than that it is great! I have never been successful curling my own hair, partly because I am just not good at it and partly because my hair does not hold. When using the ARC the first time, I found it so easy to use and the curls held so well. Also, some were complaining about the size of the clamp, but I found it to be similar to the other automatic curlers on the market.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Chi Styling Products are the BEST!

            By Eloisa

            from El Paso

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Weekly Use
              • Women

              Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

              Chi products are all about the consumer. They choose to lead in the latest trends while still understanding what the customer needs most. Simplicity with Style!

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 1+ Hour
               
              5.0

              I would buy this a million times over!

              By Desi

              from San Dimas

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                I love it!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this tool!!!

                By Cubsfan1

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Chi ARC Automatic Rotating Curler:

                    Made curling my daughter's long thick hair before school much quicker and easier! The automatic turning made for tighter more even curl that could be released sooner

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

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                        • 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
                        • 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
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