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Gold Curling Iron

1-1/4 in. barrel

Item #: 6501778

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4.3

(based on 1303 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 (195)

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 (720), Survivalist / minimalist (258), Product junkie (227), Professional stylist (21)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (503), Wavy hair (456), Very curly hair (94)

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4.0

really nice

By Susan B

from Central Oregon

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Frizzy Hair
    • Long Hair
    • Thick Hair

    Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

    Really smooth and sleek, doesn't drag. Does not catch my hair down by the hinge. Comfortable to hold and manipulate. Sometimes doesn't keep up temp at lower settings if I'm curling quickly. Occasionally leaves an outline mark in the curl from the clip.

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By Susan The Sailor

    from Clearwater Florida

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

        I have been using Hot Tools for many years!
        I love their quality.

         
        5.0

        All Time Fave

        By Destiny

        from SATX

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

            My go to curling iron. I've tried multiple but always find my way back to this one in particular. I have thin, medium length hair and have never had problems curling it, especially with this product.

             
            5.0

            The best curling iron, ever!

            By KB

            from Sacramento

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long Hair
              • Thick Hair
              • Thin Hair

              Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

              Love this curling iron! I've tried others but always come back to this one.

               
              5.0

              Amazing!

              By bewtify

              from los angeles, ca

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

              works perfectly

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent

              By Blewbary

              from Michigan

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                    I have fine hair that doesn't curl well. This works excellent with my hair. I can make it hotter to curl more.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By JKB in AK

                    from Anchorage AK

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                        Easy to use and the heat lasts for your whole styling time. The soft grip is nice and the swivel handle makes styling easy. Love the product--so pleased with my purchase!

                         
                        4.0

                        Affordable, Heats Fast, Holds curls 2nd Day

                        By Anna Bananas

                        from Burbank, CA

                        About Me Product Junkie

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Straight Hair
                          • Thin Hair

                          Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                          I've been using this curling iron for about a month. It's the first appliance I've used that holds curls for 2 days. All my previous irons worked okay the first day, but I woke up to straight hair on the 2nd day. This hot tools iron is a powerhouse, and it's clear why so many bloggers and professionals recommend and use it over higher priced irons.

                          The only downside I've noticed, is that the clip is a little stiff - at least more than I'm used to. It's a little harder to slide hair through, but I'm guessing it might loosen up over time. It's not so stiff that it causes a major issue, or really lessens my love for this Hot Tools Iron.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love this iron

                          By Cook

                          from Bonita springs

                          About Me Product Junkie

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Quality
                          • Heats Up Fast
                          • Wish It Helped With Frizz

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Long Hair
                            • Thick Hair

                            Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                            Use every day. It has problem with the springs

                             
                            3.0

                            Not sure if I like it

                            By ER

                            from Southaven, MS

                            About Me Minimalist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Heats Up Fast

                            Cons

                            • Temperature Indicator Not

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                              I am unsure that it reaches the correct temperature setting.

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                              31 Questions | 31 Answers
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                              • 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 Reviewer

                                  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 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
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