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Gold Curling Iron

1-1/4 in. barrel

Item #: 6501778

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Hot ToolsGold Curling Iron
 
4.3

(based on 1218 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (900)
  • Effective (746)
  • Good value (626)
  • Gentle (231)
  • Heats up fast (130)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (72)
  • Strong smell (19)
  • Abrasive (16)
  • Not effective (13)
  • Poor quality (11)

Best Uses

  • Normal hair (391)
  • Limpness/lifelessness (311)
  • Color-treated hair (265)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (210)
  • Dry/damaged hair (165)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (681), Survivalist / minimalist (240), Product junkie (208), Professional stylist (21)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (503), Wavy hair (456), Very curly hair (94)

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4.0

I WOULD DEFINITLEY BUY AGAIN

By COLEE

from PASO ROBLES

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Thin Hair

    Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

    Gives me great lasting curls!!!

     
    5.0

    Love it!! Great tool!!

    By Hawaiiluva

    from Claremont, CA

    About Me Product Junkie

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

          I've been wanting this for awhile but just didn't get around to it. Curls great! Heats up and easy to use. Love it!! I wish I would've bought one sooner.

           
          4.0

          Gold Hot Tools Curling Iron

          By Clynn

          from Youngstown, OH

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Heats Up Fast
          • Versatile
          • Works Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Hair
            • Straight Hair

            Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

            Love the quick way it heats up. Nice curls.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love it...even three years later.

            By Marissa

            from Milwaukee, WI

            About Me Product Junkie

            Pros

            • Creates Shine
            • Durable
            • Good Quality
            • Multiple Settings
            • Versatile
            • Works Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                I've had the same Hot Tools iron for three years now, and it's still kicking. I have zero issues with it. The only reason I'm even considering buying a new one is because I want one it to match the colors of my straightener and hair dryer!

                After reading the negative reviews of this iron, it sounds like a lot of people were either using it at too high of a heat setting, or were curling their hair incorrectly (if you ever watch a stylist do it, they will start in the middle of the hair shaft and wrap it a few times around the barrel, hold it, then move down to the end of the hair shaft and curl all the way up.. It helps hold a curl A LOT better than starting at the bottom of the hair shaft right away).

                I have very thick, wavy hair, and I've used this curler when my hair was in its naturally wavy state, as well as on my straightened hair. I have NEVER had a problem with it. I've used it on many friends with varying hair types, and have always had great results. If you use the appropriate products when curling your hair along with the proper techniques, you will get great curls fast with this curler!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love this product!

                By Evie

                from Southern California

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Frizzy Hair

                  Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                  First of all, this is a quality product that will last a long long time. It handles my aging frizzy hair with the greatest of ease. My hair looks so much better after I use it. It has an excellent range of heat settings so you can get the right one for your hair. Mine is on the low side and I appreciate not having to cook my hair. This is a great product!

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Curling Iron!! Staple in my KIT

                  By Makeupbykylenagle

                  from Philadelphia,PA

                  About Me Professional Stylist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Bulky
                  • Snags hair
                  • Time Consuming

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Frizzy Hair
                  • Humid Conditions
                  • Straight Hair

                  Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                  I love using this on almost every type of Hair... Heats up so fast and I feel the 1 Inch is perfect for almost every type of curl you wish to create. You can brush out beautiful barrel curls to create beautiful heavenly waves. I would only change how the cord doesn't have a piece of Velcro attached to be able to wrap of the cord without ruining it in the future.

                   
                  5.0

                  Big & full gorgeous hair!

                  By JT

                  from Vacaville, CA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Hot-be Careful

                  Best Uses

                  • Frizzy Hair
                  • Long Hair
                  • Thick Hair

                  Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                  I love the full luscious curve this gives my thick hair. When my hair is long, I get lovely be achy waves.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love It!!

                  By Irene

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Hair
                  • Thick Hair
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                  Every Day and I love it!!

                   
                  4.0

                  My new favorite styling tool!

                  By BL

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Snags hair

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                  I love Hot Tools! I can use this product in a couple of different ways, with different results each time. My favorite way to style with this curling iron is to take a small section of hair and wrap it around the barrel (away from the face) *without* clamping the hair. I've found that this creates soft, textured waves. Great product that every beauty junkie should own!

                  **and Shoutout to the 100 Oaks Ulta team in Nashville for always being awesome!! This item was on sale, and i had an additional 20% off coupon. They even let me use my "Playtime" points as well! I ended up getting a $50 curling iron for about $23 bucks. not bad at all!

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By Sally

                  from Freehold, NJ

                  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

                      Comments about Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron:

                      This is the second time I purchased this curling iron. The first one I had lasted quite a few years before it burnt out. I am extremely satisfied with this product.

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

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

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 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 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 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 9/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have very hard to curl hair, I get a curl out of my curling iron but automatically the curl will start to fall and by the time I'm done with my whole head the curls are very loose and flat. With that being said, will the hot tools curling iron keep the curl? Even with my very fine hair?
                        Asked on 7/12/2014 by Abbooo from Green Bay, Wi

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This tool is designed with a 24K gold-plated barrel to heat quickly and evenly for professional results. It works on all hair types and textures, including very fine hair. To extend the life of your curls, we recommend setting your style with a finishing hair spray with medium to firm hold.

                          Answered on 7/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this dual voltage (120v/240v)? I need a new curling iron and will also be traveling soon
                        Asked on 7/2/2014 by Angel

                        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 7/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does the cord swivel?
                        Asked on 6/21/2014 by LB from columbus, ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, this tool features an 8-ft. heavy-duty tangle-proof swivel cord.

                          Answered on 6/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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