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Gold Curling Iron

1-1/4 in. barrel

Item #: 6501778

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4.3

(based on 1293 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 (187)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (72)
  • Strong smell (19)
  • Not effective (18)
  • Abrasive (16)
  • Poor quality (16)

Best Uses

  • Normal hair (391)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (311)
  • Color-treated hair (265)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (210)
  • Dry/damaged hair (165)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (716), Survivalist / minimalist (256), Product junkie (224), Professional stylist (21)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (503), Wavy hair (456), Very curly hair (94)

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4.0

Making waves

By Pb123

from La

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Make Waves In Short Hair

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

      This size curling iron makes the perfect waves in short bob length hair cut

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Christian

      from Tucson Arizona

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Curls last forever
      • Durable
      • Good Quality
      • Heats Up Fast
      • Heats up super fast
      • Multiple Settings
      • Smooths Frizz
      • Versatile
      • Works Great

      Cons

      • Gets Hot Very Fast

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

      I use this product like a normal curling iron but I can also use it as a wand

       
      5.0

      Love this curling iron, I actually own 2

      By LBHH

      from NORTH CAROLINA

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Curls My Straight Hair
      • Durable
      • Good Quality
      • Heats Up Fast
      • Multiple Settings
      • Smooths Frizz
      • Versatile
      • Works Great

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

      I love these Hot Tools, I own 2 so far, this size and the 2 inch, love them both! Curls my hair, my hair is almost straight too.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Iron!

      By Maressa

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Straight Hair
      • Thin Hair

      Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

      I used this for the first time the other day and am so impressed! I used it with Kenra volume hair spray and my limp thin pin straight hair's curls lasted for 2 days! My stylist agrees this was a great deal and a wonderful product!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My favorite curling iron.

      By Blainesmom76

      from Belle Fourche, South Dakota

      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
        • Straight Hair
        • Thick Hair
        • Thin Hair
        • Travel

        Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

        I've been a fan of this brand for years and it has yet to disappoint. Heats up fast, has plenty of settings, and works for years.

         
        5.0

        Great!

        By Sweet D

        from Saint Louis, MO

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Price
        • Stays hot

        Cons

        • Shape Is Awkward

        Best Uses

        • Hard to curl hair
        • Mediumlong Hair

        Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

        Great product, awesome price. It's hard to curl my hair I got this product and have has great results!

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Yvette

        from Sonoma County, CA

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Frizzy Hair
        • Long Hair

        Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

        I use this product to define loose curls. It gives my hair shine and tames any frizz.

         
        5.0

        Awesome product!

        By Nicole S

        from West Chester, PA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Snags hair

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Frizzy Hair
        • Long Hair
        • Thick Hair
        • Travel

        Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

        It curls hair fast!

         
        5.0

        LOVE IT

        By Dolphin408

        from Sacramento CA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

            can do beach waves with it and many other hair styles. Can't complain so far.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this again.

            By GiGi

            from Hampton, Va

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Humid Conditions
              • Straight Hair
              • Thin Hair

              Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

              Easy to use for those who aren't experience.

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              • 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 Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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 Reviewer

                  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
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