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Gold Curling Iron

1 1/4 inch

Item #: 6501778

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4.3

(based on 1339 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (902)
  • Effective (746)
  • Good value (626)
  • Gentle (231)
  • Heats up fast (223)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (72)
  • Not effective (20)
  • Poor quality (20)
  • Strong smell (19)
  • Heavy / bulky (17)

Best Uses

  • Normal hair (391)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (311)
  • Color-treated hair (265)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (210)
  • Dry/damaged hair (165)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (736), Survivalist / minimalist (264), Product junkie (236), Professional stylist (21)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (503), Wavy hair (456), Very curly hair (94)

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5.0

Very nice tool. I have never had a curling iron like this.

By Joann

from Omaha, NE

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Quality
  • Heats Up Fast
  • Multiple Settings
  • Smooths Frizz
  • Versatile
  • Works Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Frizzy Hair

    Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

    I have only had this iron a week but love it so far.

     
    5.0

    Wowed Me!

    By KKL

    from Wichita, KS

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Quality
    • Heats Up Fast
    • Multiple Settings
    • Smooths Frizz
    • Versatile
    • Works Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Long Hair
      • Thick Hair

      Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

      I was on the fence on buying a 1 1/4". I previously had a 1 1/2" and loved it. It turns out I love the 1 1/4". It heats up fast. It curls my thick hair great and I have the curling iron on a low setting. Shocker!!! The sale associate was a great help when I was looking for a new curling iron. She highly recommended Hot Tools and with a money back guarantee or exchange, I couldn't lose. I will definitely use more Hot Tools items.

       
      5.0

      Fantastic!

      By EmilyBell

      from Columbia, Mo

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creates Shine
      • Durable
      • Good Quality
      • Heats Up Fast
      • Multiple Settings
      • Smooths Frizz
      • Versatile
      • Works Great

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Snags hair

      Best Uses

      • Frizzy Hair
      • Thin Hair

      Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

      Great iron! Perfect for creating loose curls with lots of body! I used to swear by my 1" iron - now the 1 1/4" is my go-to!

       
      5.0

      Best Curling Iron

      By Tori

      from Dothan, AL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Heats Up Fast
      • Multiple Settings
      • Works Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Frizzy Hair
        • Humid Conditions
        • Long Hair
        • Straight Hair
        • Thick Hair
        • Thin Hair
        • Travel

        Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

        Great product at an excellent price. It lives up to all the reviews.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Product!

        By NPbesr

        from Waxahachie, Texas

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Works Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

            Excellent product!

             
            5.0

            Another Win

            By Kassandra

            from Southern California

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creates Shine
            • Durable
            • Good Quality
            • Heats Up Fast
            • Multiple Settings
            • Smooths Frizz
            • Versatile
            • Works Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Frizzy Hair
              • Humid Conditions
              • Long Hair
              • Thick Hair
              • Travel

              Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

              I will never go back to using cheap curling irons.
              Hot tools never fails!

               
              3.0

              Practice

              By Michelle17

              from Corona, CA

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Heats Up Fast

              Cons

              • Time Consuming

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                This curling iron is really nice, it heats up fast and my hair didn't get pulled while using it. However, I did find it very time consuming. I bought this to try and switch over from curling my hair with a straightener but I'm not used to using a curling iron so it was kind of difficult for me. This would be a great product to buy if you know what you're doing or are willing to learn how to use it. I'll have to practice more before I can really say I love this product

                 
                4.0

                Great for Straightening without damaging hair

                By Pele

                from Claremont California

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Heats Up Fast
                • Multiple Settings
                • Smooths Frizz
                • Works Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Thick Hair
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                  Always buy this brand -- always works -- last one held up with daily use for 5 years

                   
                  5.0

                  Wish I'd bought this sooner

                  By Helen T

                  from Riverbank, CA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creates Shine
                  • Good Quality
                  • Heats Up Fast
                  • Multiple Settings
                  • Works Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Thick Hair

                    Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                    My hair stylist recommended it and I was surprised how reasonably priced it was at Ulta.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Rainy

                    from New Hampshire

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Quality
                    • Heats Up Fast
                    • Multiple Settings
                    • Versatile
                    • Works Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Frizzy Hair
                      • Humid Conditions
                      • Long Hair
                      • Straight Hair
                      • Thin Hair

                      Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                      Great for a quick styling

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                      44 Questions | 44 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        I have shoulder length thin hair. I want to get curls that look thicker and tight.
                        Asked on 8/29/2015 by pinkocean00 from NY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Use a smaller barrel to achieve tight curls. We suggest the 3/4".

                          Answered on 9/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I want to achieve big voluminous vintage curls, lots of body, do You recommend the hot tools 2" barrel?
                        Asked on 8/28/2015 by Laurie

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The 2" barrel iron is best to achieve a round brush blowout look. To achieve your desired look, instead we suggest using the 1-1/2" barrel iron.

                          Answered on 9/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have a shoulder grazing haircut. I want to achieve loose wavy curls. Which size barrel should I get?
                        Asked on 7/26/2015 by Samantha from Huntsville

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend the 1" barrel, which offers the most versatile styling of all the barrel sizes!

                          Answered on 7/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between this gold one vs the rainbow gold?
                        Asked on 7/26/2015 by Babs from Akron,oh

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The Rainbow Gold Curling Iron is also plated in 24K gold, so it provides the same results as the original Gold Curling Iron! The only difference is the outer appearance of the barrel.

                          Answered on 7/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        What's the difference between the
                        nano ceramic curling iron to the
                        gold curling iron?
                        Asked on 7/4/2015 by Mic from Reading, PA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Hot Tools NanoCeramic Curling Iron features a barrel surface of fine particles of ceramic to ease glide and to distribute heat more evenly. The super smooth surface makes NanoCeramic ideal if your hair is already damaged and prone to breakage. Learn more here:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1080004

                          Answered on 7/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have long thick curly frizzy hair. I was wondering what size I should get to give me loose beach waves
                        Asked on 6/30/2015 by Mckenzie from Louisiana, U.S.

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The 1-1/4 in. barrel (Item #:6501778) is ideal to create beachy waves!

                          Answered on 7/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have long thick hair which barrel should I use to get voluminous curls?
                        Asked on 6/29/2015 by Minnie from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          To get large, glamorous curls on longer lengths, try using a larger barrel such as the 1 1/2 inch barrel (Item #:6501503).

                          Answered on 6/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is it dual voltage I have it at home but I want to know before I take it on vacation.
                        Asked on 6/27/2015 by Kelli from San Diego

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          No, this tool is not dual voltage.

                          Answered on 6/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have medium short hair I want tight curls which one do I use
                        Asked on 6/17/2015 by flo from chatsworth ga

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          For tight curls, use the smallest barrel, 3/4".

                          Answered on 6/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is this a good iron to use with or without the clip? AKA, just wrapping the hair around the barrel?
                        Asked on 6/11/2015 by cmajor

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        can I detach and reattach different barrels to the curling iron or do I have to buy two or more curling irons
                        Asked on 6/9/2015 by monkey

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I have medium size hair which size curler do I get
                        Asked on 5/28/2015 by Rosie from chatsworth ga

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          If you're unsure which barrel size to choose, we'd suggest going with the 1", since it is the most versatile.

                          Answered on 5/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Could you please let me know if this curl iron is dual voltage.
                        I need to take it to Europe and would like to know if it will work with 120 volt in Switzerland
                        Thank you
                        Asked on 5/23/2015 by Tineke Crossland from Pasadena CA

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        What is the different between the gold curling iron and marcel iron? Is the marcel iron hard to use?
                        Asked on 5/1/2015 by FineLongHair from California

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The main difference is that marcel irons have a locking mechanism to hold the hair around the barrel. They are frequently used by professional stylists in salon environments.

                          Answered on 5/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        What size barrel is the best for long fine hair. I would like to achieve soft bouncy curls.
                        Asked on 4/14/2015 by Lau

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The 1" barrel is the most versatile size and can be used to achieve a variety of looks. Another great option for longer lengths is the 1-1/4" barrel, which works great to create looser, larger curls and waves.

                          Answered on 4/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have thick ,to bottom of my shoulder blade length, hair. My hair never curls and takes 2 1/2 HOURS to even come close to a wave. What tool would you recommend for semi-loose waves, along with a technique for a shorter more efficient curling time.
                        Asked on 4/8/2015 by Natalie from Grove City, Ohio (US)

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This iron features variable heat settings up to 430 degrees F, so it is a great option for all hair types and textures. Use a higher or the highest temperature setting for effective styling of thick hair.

                          Answered on 4/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have shoulder length hair, which size barrel would be best for loose curls?
                        Asked on 3/22/2015 by Amber

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          For loose curls on shoulder length hair, we suggest the 1" barrel, which is the most versatile size.

                          Answered on 3/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have a chin length bob. What barrel size would be best to create loose curls?
                        Asked on 1/21/2015 by Musicmomma from Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          For chin length and shorter styles, choose a smaller barrel size such as the 3/4" or 1" barrel for best results.

                          Answered on 1/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have long thick hair and evrry curling iron I used doesnt curl at normal heating.So with this product what temperture should I set it to get the curls to come faster.
                        Asked on 1/19/2015 by Ari beauty

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend setting your curling iron to a higher heat setting if you have thick, coarse, or unmanageable hair. We suggest experimenting with the temperature settings until you find the setting that is perfect to achieve your desired results.

                          Answered on 1/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does this curling iron have heat settings I through 10 or does it just go to 430%? Thank uou
                        Asked on 12/19/2014 by Sandy

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This curling iron features variable heat settings (1-10), so you can adjust the temperature to best suit your hair type and texture.

                          Answered on 12/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Are the curling irons dual voltage?
                        Asked on 12/18/2014 by Searching

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product is not dual voltage, so it would require a converter as well as an adapter for use in international outlets.

                          Answered on 12/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        What width barrel should I buy if I have long thick straight hair and I want to make it wavy?
                        Asked on 12/17/2014 by J

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          1-1/2 in. barrel model would be ideal for you! This larger size barrel works best for longer hair lengths and will give you gorgeous waves.

                          Answered on 12/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is the plated gold better for the health and shine of your hair when using it compared to tourmoline or titanium?
                        Asked on 12/15/2014 by Madsies

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The most important thing to know to reduce damage is to use the correct temperature on the iron for your hair type and texture. Additionally, we recommend using styling products with thermal protectant properties to help further reduce damage to hair. If your hair is already damaged and prone to breakage, you may prefer to use a ceramic iron such as Hot Tools CeramicTI Tourmaline Curling Iron:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1080006

                          Answered on 12/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this curling iron okay for fine hair?

                        Also, does it cause damage more so than other curling irons because it is metal, instead of ceramic/tourmaline?
                        Asked on 12/4/2014 by zhila

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This iron is suitable for fine hair; we recommend using set to a low temperature setting for best results. The most important thing to know to reduce damage is to use the correct temperature on the iron for your hair type and texture. Additionally, we recommend using styling products with thermal protectant properties to help further reduce damage to hair. If your hair is already damaged and prone to breakage, you may prefer to use a ceramic iron such as Hot Tools CeramicTI Tourmaline Curling Iron:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1080006

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

                        Does it have auto shut off?
                        Asked on 12/3/2014 by Smaily from Calabasas, Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          No, this iron does not feature automatic shut-off.

                          Answered on 12/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        For long thick wavy hair, what would you recommend for medium to long loose curls?
                        Asked on 9/23/2014 by taylor

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          We suggest using the 1-1/4 in. barrel size to achieve large, loose curls that can be combed through to create waves.

                          Answered on 9/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does this curling iron turn off automatically? Auto Shut-off?
                        Asked on 9/17/2014 by Julie from oh

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          No, this iron does not feature automatic shut-off.

                          Answered on 9/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does this product rotate automatically ?
                        Asked on 9/14/2014 by Bev from Aliquippa, PA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          No, this curling iron does not auto-rotate.

                          Answered on 9/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Im looking to buy a hot tools curling iron myself and I really like the gold 1 1/4 curling iron, my only questions is since the curling iron is made out out of medal isn't that damaging for the hair?
                        Asked on 9/7/2014 by Raneshaa from modesto . ca

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The most important thing to know to reduce damage is to use the correct temperature on the iron for your hair type and texture. Additionally, we recommend using styling products with thermal protectant properties to help further reduce damage to hair. If your hair is already damaged and prone to breakage, you may prefer to use a ceramic iron such as Hot Tools CeramicTI Tourmaline Curling Iron:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1080006

                          Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product dual voltage?
                        Asked on 9/3/2014 by sandy

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This product is not dual voltage, so it would require a converter as well as an adapter for use in international outlets.

                          Answered on 9/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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