Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review So good I bought three!
I absolutely love this curling iron. I've been using the 1" for about four months, just added the 1 1/4", and gave one to my niece (who also loves it). The irons heat in an instant, have a very long cord that swivels, and grip the hair very well. I have shoulder length hair that's basically straight. The 1 1/4" iron makes large, loose "curls" that blend together and look like a lot of body, not like defined curls. They 1" makes more defined curls that start as large ringlets that I finger-comb into looser curls. I started with the 1" because I was concerned the larger iron would be too big for my hair length and the curls would fall out since my hair usually doesn't hold a curl. But with Frederic Fekkai styling products and this curling iron, my hair holds the curl all day. This iron is very efficient (cutting down on styling time) because the grip is so good and it gets hot enough that every use is effective. So no do-overs. A word of CAUTION: this iron has the potential to get DANGEROUSLY HOT. The heat settings go up to 10. I keep it at 3 1/2 (medium), which is very hot. When I gave this iron to my 16-year-old niece, I advised her to start at 3 and increase the heat if necessary.
Most Helpful Critical Review I expected more
I originally purchased this product in 2014. I had decided to upgrade and pay a bit more money. I wanted something better than the Conair I had for 2 years that had finally stopped working. I looked around and the staff at Ulta recommended Hot Tools. I loved how it curled, how quicky it heated up, and how easy it was to use. I was happy I spent the extra money. Then after three months of use it just suddenly stopped working. It would heat up all. I had thrown out the receipt. I went back to Ulta they were able to give me partial credit for a new one. I thought ok, it's just a fluke. So I bought the same 2" barrel hot tool curling iron. Again, I loved it! This time I kept the box (just in case). Now, here we are almost one year later but, not quite one year yet, the clamp stops working. Not even 1 year!! Of course, I had moved from MI to SC then from an Apt into a house... I no longer have the box or the receipt. So I'm out of luck. I had my conair curling iron for 2 years and paid half the price. This one I had to replace twice within a year and a half. I'm disappointed in the product. I've attached a picture of the problem. (The ring should stay in the center so it rolls. I would fix it occasionally but, occasionally turned into every other curl.)
Reviewed by 2180 customers I would buy this product again
BeautyLover1 from DE - Delaware
I absolutely love this curling iron
Fantastic Curling Iron!
Bonnie from Morgantown, PA
This curling iron gives me just the size curls I was looking for. My 1" curling iron was too large and this one did the trick!
Love love love!
Tabs from Eastvale, CA
I absolutely love this curling iron. It's easy to use and curls my hair so perfectly. And I love that it's so much longer then my old one.
Don't waste your money
Linda from MO
This thing sucks. My hair notoriously holds a curl VERY well, but my curls fell from this iron within minutes. Super disappointed.
Good quality for price
Amy from Chicago
Curling iron is light, easy to use, heats up quickly.
Does the job!
Great curling iron!
123jasmined from Wichita, KS
I get the best curls from this iron. The 1 1/2 barrel gives me a perfect wide spiral that falls into a gorgeous wave almost. This is my second curling iron purchase. I had my last one for ten years, still curled my hair perfectly, however, the cord wasn't working properly most likely my own doing how I wrap the cord.
Dev from Philly
I'm not commenting on the product itself because I was unable to try it out. I purchased this in the store and it was used. The worst part is that the entire bottom of the barrel was covered in hairspray specks and the top of the barrel was chipping. Don't ask me how it was this messed up when the packaging was unopened but it is very frustrating. It makes me apprehensive to shop at Ulta because of the previous claims that they put used merchandise back on the floor.
I would recommend
Nikki from California
If u like big curls then get this I love it I felt so beautiful it's quick and easy to use and u can also use it as a wand
Not the normal Hot Tools quality
K from Atlanta
I am a Hot Tools curling iron loyalist & have been for years... but this one is disappointing. The clamp gets stuck & doesn't seamlessly open/close, which I could get over if the rest of the iron was as great as expected, but sadly no. I also find that the heat setting is weird... I never heat above about 300 & have never had issues (in fact, my other hot tools curling irons are the ONLY ones that can get my hair to hold a curl at all) but with this one my hair almost immediately loses the curl. I've tried increasing the heat but same issue, plus I don't want to fully fry my hair. I had high hopes for big, loose curls but I'm definitely returning this item.
Great curling iron
TrixieT from Warrior
Would give this tool a perfect score if the 1inch came in an XL and the temp dial did not move too freely causing the temp setting to change inadvertently when your using the curling iron.
Gives the perfect loose/big curl
Lexie from Lancaster, OH
Hot tools is the supreme styling tool company, my mom is a cosmetologist and she has always recommended them. I picked this up at the half off sale & I was so excited. It is so easy to curl & it holds your hair so you can still get those loose curls. I will always recommend hot took styling products!
Greatest Curling Iron Ever
Yankee 1 from The Woodlanfs, Texas
Have used this iron for years. It is the only curling iron my stylist will use. I always keep a spare.
sewred from Florida
Use as directed
Deyseeme from New Mexico
Make nice, tiny, tight curls.
Deyseeme from New Mexico
Very inexpensive for a well made curler.
great curling iron
Kar from chicago
Love the curling iron, Will buy again.
hottools curling iron 3/4 in
shop girl from Atlanta
recently switched hair styles from curly do to a less curly more bent messed up look. Works very well on my fine hair. Curl holds does great job without using other products.
Mel from West Palm
Curled at first but fell out not happy
retired teacher from Central Valley
This curls and shapes my hair.
V from Sac, CA
1 of the best curling
Decent quality for the money
Kelsi from Cincinnati ohio
One of the very few hair irons for the price point that didn't burn my hair. I always set my irons on low or 140*F-180*F. The cheaper ones sometimes come coated with a nasty film that deposits in your hair and damages it. This one is the best one I've found so far for the price point.
Yes, the 1" barrel is just what I needed for long hair.
Lec from Boise
I'm in love with this
Dun from ??
Curls didn't hold up
Kenn from Camas, WA
My bedhead curling iron works wonders compared to this hot tools. The curls didn't last and took longer to curl my hair. Ended up returning it back to Ulta.
I have not yet received this curling iron
Hailey from Moore ok
Haven't got to try yet