Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Hair Tool Ever
I have gone through MANY curlers, hot rollers, Bonnet dryers w/rollers...all time consuming and not guaranteed to even keep the style after I walk out the door. For the first time ever, my curls / waves stay intact all day long and only takes me 10 - 15 minutes in the morning.
As an example, I have attached a photo of my hair at the end of a work day (11hrs after styling). Windblown from walking around the city, but the curls are still there. No pre-product was used. Only a finishing spray.
Most Helpful Critical Review Pro vs S1
Alright y'all here it is. So, I bought both the Pro and the S1 Beach Waver. All I could find online was comparison charts for the specs, not an actual usage comparison- so I bought both and decided to do it myself. Let me start with my hair type- I have long (approx mid back) thick hair, and my individual hairs are thick. My hair is color treated (I have natural Dk brown hair) now I have a dark version of "bronde". I use foaming mouse and it's a 10 in my hair (and maybe a case of hair spray a week- the higher the hair the closer to God!). So now to the irons. I started with the Pro I was so excited, I set it to the high heat (450) and went to town. I was able to curl my hair in 10 mins flat! But the negative was half way through the iron got heavy and my hair kept getting caught in the clip. I thought maybe it was me, but the more I used it I noticed it wasn't me it was where the clip would rotate that would cause it to get caught. Now to the results of the Pro- I had beach waves in 10 mins super easy. My hair usually holds a curl for approx 3 days, with the Pro I held a curl for the day and needed to retouch the top each morning.
Now to the S1- again, I set it to the highest setting (410 on this one) and went to town. Again, curls in 10 mins flat! But this time, I noticed how much lighter the iron was. Also, my hair didn't get caught in the clip since this one has a home button that resets the clip. My curls lasted approx 2 days with this, but due to the nature of the "beach wave" I did touch up each morning (just the top layer).
So, I decided to keep the S1 and return the Pro. Primarily due to the weight of the Pro and my hair getting caught in the clip.
Reviewed by 241 customers Not built for long-term use
Tita S from Los Angeles, CA
I've had two beach wavers and after about 1-1.5 yrs, it starts to malfunction. I honestly love how this product works, but it's not worth having to repurchase every other year. It's also sketchy that their warranty is only a year and most of these seem to break around that timeframe. Super disappointed.
Love. Perfect curls. Super easy
Ashley from Orlando
Long lasting curls. Very easy. Highly recommend
Simply Amazing- Worth the $
Rottiegirl from PA
Purchased to do hair for family member wedding. Turned out amazing and was simple to use. Many compliments from all.
Cat from CT
The hair looks very good for days. The curler is easy to use, but the direction switch was easier to use in the older model.
Love this curling wand!
LIG from OR
I have very fine, straight, shoulder-length hair and find a curling iron difficult to use. Flat irons are out as I'm already flat. This was great for putting a few little beachy waves with some volume in my hair without having to navigate a curling iron. Highly recommend.
Hands down best curling iron I have ever used
JessicaP from New York
I've tried them all and this is the best. It's gives me the most amazing curls and waves I have always wanted. I tell everyone I can about this. I won both the 1 inch and the 1.25 inch. The 1 inch s my favorite!
I would not buy or recommend this product. Very disappointed
Daisy from Illinois
Beware. Inferior product. Loved it at first. I rarely curl my hair but like to have the option. Stopped working with less than 20 uses. Unfortunately I purchased it 1-1/2 yrs ago.
worked the first time, gave me a panic attack the 2nd
Hayze from CA
I used this once and all seemed great and easy! Kinda had a learning curve but I got the hang of it and was done in about 10 minutes. Fast forward to the SECOND time I use it (for an event, of course) and all HECK breaks loose! I use it for the front section of one side of my hair and hear BEEP BEEP BEEP! I didn't know what was going on, then after a few more tries, realized it was TURNING OFF on its own. I pressed LEFT and it turned off for a minute or so, then when I turned it back on it was set on the RIGHT setting. NOT TO MENTION IT CAUGHT MY HAIR AND TWIRLED ON ITS OWN. I will be going back to a manual wand to avoid this catastrophe, major let down, and hassle to return the defective product. Too good to be true. Read the reviews, people!
Love the result, the actual tool is... Meh
Whatsinaname from Chicago, Il
The good: easy to use, long lasting curls, gorgeous result.
The bad: this is the third beachwaver I have bought within 60 days. The first lasted about three uses then would no longer turn on. The second worked once then would no longer turn. This third one so far has turned on and worked fine three times so far.
Overall: though the actual product seems poorly made due to the amount of break downs this tool works fantastic on my hair. The curl lasts 3 days, it's easy to use and I honestly can't curl my hair without it. I think it says a lot that I was willing to return/exchange 3 times. Also says some great things about Ulta's return policy. If this one breaks down within a year I'll be cutting my losses and looking for a new tool for my hair.
Meg from Roanoke, VA
I will say there is definitely a learning curve with this curling iron, but even so it wasn't for me. The curls turned out well but I can also get the same results from a curling iron that is 1/3 of the price.
Beachwaver Pro 1" Curling Iron
UltaJnky from Thousand Oaks
I thought the beach waver was just a gimmick - I have about 5 different curling irons and wands and couldn't justify spending close to $200 on another curling iron that simply did an auto twirl. So with the Ulta discount, I figured I'd give it shot. Watched a couple different videos to make sure I understood how to use properly and off I went. My first time trying the iron - I have medium / long dark asian hair - I used a heat protectant on my hair and set to 370 degrees. Took me 10 minutes to curl my hair - sectioned off the crown, sectioned down the center to work left and right as instructed in the video - finished the bottom section and then the crown. I can't believe how great this iron works - it actually gives consistent curls all the way around and gives a pro look - expensive salon curls at home without the expense of a salon visit. I loved so much I went and bought the 1.25" elsewhere because I love the look so much and Ulta doesn't carry that size, but really the 1" is the perfect size. Curls lasted till I washed my hair 3 days later.
Cord starts malfunctioning
Lelle from Charlotte
Too expensive to be this counter intuitive and also break. This was my second one and I'm sorely disappointed
Not happy with the product
Maureen from rochester ny
This product was not for me. Sorry
I wanted SO much to love this curling iron!
LB from UT
I've had this iron for 1.5 years and have used it 10-15 times. The right/left lights are burned out and I would say it doesn't do that great of a job of holding my medium weight slightly wavy hair, so sometimes it takes a couple tries before I get the hair wrapped up in it. If you have thick hair, I would think you'd have a real problem. That is not the bad part though.. What I don't like the most is the location of the "go" button; it is in the way and you are constantly pushing it by mistake.. for the cost of this iron, it is VERY disappointing.
I had to return it
LK from Cincinnati
My hair continued to fall/pop out of the beachwaver, whether I used a small amount, medium amount or large amount of hair. I would not recommend for people with very straight, very thick hair.
expensive but worth it
Sometimes Curly from Girly
My daughters and I love this curling iron. Very easy to use and quick!
Got 5 uses out of it before it died
Francisca from Denver
I had this curling iron for over a year, but only used it 5 times before i started getting "error 4" on the screen. It completely stopped working. Apparently, beach wavers have more advanced computers in it than regular curling irons and therefore more room for tech errors. The company was willing to send me a new one but i had to pay a fee for it. I dont know you guys but why would i pay any extra money to a company that already sold me a defective product?
Pretty hair vs Bad wrist
TiffL from Sac CA
I have ALOT of hair. It's wavy to curly. I also have a bad wrist. Curlying my hair as always been a struggle as when I do my wrist ends up hurting from the positions it is in. I have been on the hunt for something that can curl with very little work from me. And I found this I was hesitant because of the price but let me tell you it is so worth it I love it and with all my hair I can curl it in about 10mins truly amazing! I am so glad I bought this! And I can't stop telling everyone I know about it! It is worth the buy in my book!
Beach waves for days
Robyn from Marion, Ohio
Shoulder length hair pretty healthy however repeated flat iron use is hard on my hair, I feel the temp options make this a good alternative plus a different style to wear!
Ev from Island Lake, IL
The Beachwaver has changed my life as far as getting ready goes! I have very long hair and this curler cuts down my curling time to half the time it always took me! It's super easy to easy once you get the hang of it and the curls are amazing! I can usually keep my curl for 2-3 days, especially if I use the barrier spray along with the dry shampoo on the 2nd and 3rd day. Beachwaver is the way to go!
Love it !! 100% worth the money
Hayleigh from Dallas, GA
This product is amazing and super easy to use! It Did exactly what I wanted it to making beautiful beach waves that stay all day !
Pricey - but worth it
Laura D from Florida
I am terrible with a curling iron and my hair would often not hold the curl. This works great. I do smaller sections for more curl. I always get TONS of compliments
Worth the $$$
Wan from Dallas
I have been pining over a different curling iron for over a year and decided to get this one instead so I could exchange/return if needed. I'm giving 4 stars because the first one I bought died after one use. The power cord is sensitive and should not be wrapped around the iron for storage. I exchanged it for a new one and it has been working perfectly fine.
Now for the real details - this iron is amazing and worth every penny! I have long, straight hair and always had trouble getting consistent looking curls. It is so easy to use and I truly enjoy using this iron. I got so many compliments on my hair after using it. I really hope it holds up over time.
Worth the price tag!
Kat from New Jersey
Makes perfect beach waves with little effort & im not very good at styling. This was super user friendly!
Still on the fence
Amy from Western PA
Okay so the price could be a little bit better. Once you figure out which direction you're holding the wand and which direction you want the curl to go it's relatively easy.
My problem is with a regular curling iron I switch from side to side when doing my hair. So to figure out which way I'm holding it and which direction I want to go, and looking in mirror at the same time, can get confusing. There have been times I've had to switch the rotation in the middle of using it! I guess the coordination will come with time. Now I only gave four stars because where the buttons are placed are just so awkward. Countless times I have hit the button to spin it when I'm trying to reach for the clip. Poor design on that aspect. I don't like how long it takes to use either but the payoff is worth it. I have just below the shoulder, color treated and unfortunately full on menopausal dry hair.
I can go two days before the next wash/curl.