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Hot ToolsOnline Only Professional Marcel Iron

Hot Tools

Online Only Professional Marcel Iron

Item 2261523

Size:1/2 in

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  • Pulse Technology
  • 10 variable heat settings with built-in rheostat dial - Heats up to 430 F
  • Locking / rotating main handle
  • Extra-high heat
  • 24K gold-plated barrel
  • Fast heat up
  • Long-life heating element
  • "ON" indicator light
  • Soft-Grip handle for more comfortable, secure grip
  • Locking / unlocking Marcel wand with TouchGuard
  • Separate On/Off switch
  • Solid-state circuitry
  • Foldaway safety stand
  • 8-ft. professional swivel cord
  • One-year warranty
  • Details+

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    Hot ToolsOnline Only Professional Marcel Iron
     
    3.9

    (based on 24 reviews)

    70%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good quality (10)
    • Multiple settings (9)
    • Heats up fast (8)
    • Versatile (7)
    • Durable (6)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (6)
    • Straight hair (6)
    • Thick hair (6)
    • Thin hair (4)
    • Frizzy hair (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (5), Survivalist / minimalist (4), Brand buyer (3), Product junkie (3), Professional stylist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    1.0

    Hot Tools Curling Iron 1/2"

    By Lynn/47

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Heats Up Fast
    • Multiple Settings

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Course hair
    • Straight Hair
    • Thick Hair
    • Thin Hair
    • Travel

    Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

    I love hot tools. It looks like great quality and heats up better than another other brand I've used, but this one has a poor design. The duck bill on it will not grab your hair to get the hair around the wand. It brought it back to the store thinking it was broken because of how loose it was. Along with one of your sales associates we looked at another identical model and found the same thing. So we surmised that this must just be how it's designed. I notice none of the other hot tools are designed like this. So I'll try to find another 1/2" hot tools some place else. Too bad. I've been using hot tools for decades.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love marcel curling irons!

    By Liv

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • 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

      Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

      My mom got me the 3/4 in because I LOVED her Marcel curling iron. She still uses it and bought it when she was in hair school over twenty years ago. They're so much faster and easier to style hair than a clip IF you know how to use them.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      10 years

      By Abbey

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Frizzy Hair
        • Humid Conditions
        • Straight Hair
        • Thick Hair

        Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

        I have had mine for 10 years and it finally came apart at the handle. I don't know many products with heating elements that last 10 years anyone. For those that complain about the marcel style iron, that is a user problem not a problem with the product.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best styling tool I've ever used

        By Lucy

        from Reeseville WI

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Straight Hair
          • Thick Hair

          Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

          Took some getting used to as its backwards from any curling iron I've used. With a quick lesson from my hair dresser I'm styling like a pro. Careful as it gets very hot if on highest setting. The swivel feature helps making curls easy on either side of my head. Love the "straight end" waves I can create. Works great on newly washed hair or 3 days in. I highly recommend!

           
          5.0

          My go to curling iron for my clients and also on my own hair

          By Kylee

          from Missouri

          About Me Professional Stylist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creates Shine
          • Good Quality
          • Smooths Frizz

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Hair
            • Thick Hair

            Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

            My go to curling iron for my clients and for myself.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Shipped and received within a week.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love this product.....

            By Michelle D

            from Texas City, Texas

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Creates Shine
            • Durable
            • Extends relaxed look for relaxed hair
            • Good Quality
            • Heats Up Fast
            • Multiple Settings
            • Smooths Frizz
            • Versatile
            • Works Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

                I was blessed to find one at Goodwill. This product was typically made for professionals and yes if you've never used real Marcel irons you may burn yourself once, but I learned my lesson after one time. It helped me to keep up my daughter's hair during the summer to maintain a relaxed look without me putting chemicals in her hair until school started. It is a great tool to have around and a definite must for those who have very course, hard to straighten or curl hair. Next best thing to the old school Marcels they used to use on the stove.

                (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Professionals only

                By Stylist

                from Illinois

                About Me Professional Stylist

                Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

                For everyone complaining about how difficult this iron is to use I'm here to inform you that only professionals are properly trained on how to operate this particular iron. If you've never used anything other than a spring iron (normal curling iron) you WILL burn yourself. This honestly shouldn't even be sold on this site.

                (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I hope to try it again!

                By Chuck

                from Norman, OK

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

                I love Hot Tools products, however I don't feel like I can properly rate this one because the first time I plugged it in it began to produce a burning smell, the barrel discolored, and it never worked. I am hoping to get it replaced so I can try again.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I've had my marcel for ages and still use it

                By Tina Lorenzo

                from San Juan, PR

                About Me Professional Stylist

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Thick Hair
                  • Thin Hair

                  Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

                  If you're a true trained professional with an open mind for new and older technics you'll understand the marcel. This kind of iron is versatile and offers a great way to curl the hair without marking it and without damaging the ends as the ends are the last piece of hair you'll pinch in the barrel. Serious professionals will use techniques clients can't do at home.

                  (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Got rid of it and bought a conventional one.

                  By Debbie

                  from Greenville, SC

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • extremely difficult to use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

                      I would never recommend this product unless someone else is using it to curl your hair. Very difficult to use for yourself. I burned my hand and fingers more in the short time I had it than I ever did in all the years I had other curling irons. I would have given it negative stars if I could have. Whoever designed this must not use it! I felt like I was coordinated until I tried using this product.

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                      • Q:

                        Does this curler have an automatic shut off? I always like to be on the safe side in case I ever forget to shut it off/unplug it.
                        Asked on 2/12/2018 by CurleyQ from Missouri

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          No, this product does not but if you are looking for a curling iron with a 2 hour shut off take a look at our Black Gold Hot Tools Spring irons.

                          Answered on 2/15/2018 by Brand Expert from Hot Tools
                      • Q:

                        Does this product come with a warranty?
                        Asked on 10/25/2017 by nat from Houston

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, it comes with a one year warranty.

                          Answered on 10/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Hot Tools
                      • Q:

                        I have very thick, fairly long hair. I would like very loose natural waves/curls (more of a natural look than curly doll hair). What size should I go for 1 inch, 1.25 inch, or 1.5 inch?
                        Asked on 5/21/2017 by Smiley Eyes from CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend the 1 1/2" and reduce the time you leave the iron In your hair so it creates a lose curl.

                          Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Hot Tools
                      • Q:

                        I am looking for the hot tools marcel curling iron(3/8 in) that was recommended to me by a hairdresser. So far I have been unable to find one in that size. Can you help?
                        Asked on 10/19/2016 by Bella from Berkeley Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Although we don't offer a 3/8 size, we do offer a 5/8 size. You can find it listed within the Options section of the product page. We hope this helps!

                          Answered on 10/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Is this iron dual voltage? I want to be able to use it in Europe and the power there is 220.
                        Asked on 10/16/2016 by Mike

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This tool is not dual voltage and is designed to operate at standard US voltage.

                          Answered on 10/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        It seems the thicker the barrel the shorter it gets. That's what I can tell by the pictures. Is that true? I have medium, below the shoulder bob. What size do you recommend? Sometimes I find it difficult to get all my hair in the barrel with the current 1' curler I have from Hot Tools.
                        Asked on 9/20/2016 by Verito from Los Angeles

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Actually, the length of the barrel is 4" on all of the models; the only thing that varies between the models is the barrel diameter.

                          For your hair length, we think the 1" or the 3/4" should be perfect! If you've had trouble in the past w/ 1" barrels, go for the smaller 3/4". Enjoy! :-)

                          Answered on 9/22/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Hello,
                        Is it possible to use this device with convertor/adapter in Europe? Thanks
                        Asked on 7/11/2016 by Anna

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          This tool is not dual voltage and is designed to operate at standard US voltage 120V.

                          Answered on 7/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have medium hair but I like to change my hair style every so often to medium to long. Recently I have lost some hair so my hair isn't as thick (hoping for it to come back) so I'd say it's at a fairly average thickness and not too thin. What barrel would you recommend? I cant decide over the 1 inch or the 3/4 inch barrel since I change my hair style from medium length to long. I also have wavy, mixed-textured hair (fine on top, more coarse towards the ends) and sometimes curly. I think the 1 inch would be great but worried it's to thick and big. To be more specific, I love the mermaid curls and also the everyday curls (not the S wave)
                        Asked on 7/8/2016 by Lina from California, USA

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          The 1" is likely the best choice for you!

                          Answered on 7/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I have a very layered bob that falls about an inch above my shoulders. I always have to use several products and then dry it with a diffuser. I would like to use a curling iron to add in curls that have fallen. I've only been able find a 1 inch, but when I use one I end up straightening a piece of hair. Could you suggest a size that might work best for me please?
                        Thank you
                        Asked on 5/23/2016 by TXSally from Austin, TX

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          A smaller barrel size such as the 1/2", 5/8", or 3/4" might work better for your shorter-length hair.

                          Answered on 5/31/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                      • Q:

                        do you have a dual voltage model of the 1/2" curling iron? if not, could you tell me where I might find one? Thank you.
                        Asked on 5/4/2016 by Julia from Cincinnati, OH

                        1 answer

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