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Online Only Professional Marcel Iron

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Online Only Professional Marcel Iron

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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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    Product Reviews

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    Hot ToolsOnline Only Professional Marcel Iron
     
    4.0

    (based on 27 reviews)

    73%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good quality (11)
    • Multiple settings (10)
    • Heats up fast (9)
    • Durable (7)
    • Versatile (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Straight hair (7)
    • Thick hair (7)
    • Daily use (6)
    • Thin hair (4)
    • Curly hair (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (7), Survivalist / minimalist (4), Brand buyer (3), Product junkie (3), Professional stylist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 27 customers

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    5.0

    very pleased

    By BB

    from Chicago

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Straight Hair
        • Travel

        Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

        prsonal use

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Curling Iron Ever

        By LeadFootRed

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Thick Hair

          Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

          This is my third Hot Tools iron and I love it. I need an iron that gets hot enough for my thick hair, and this one does!

           
          5.0

          Professional training encouraged

          By Cos student

          from Michigan

          Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

          As a current cosmetology student I've come to learn that this iron is difficult for first time use. After being properly trained in how to use this type of iron is has quickly become one of my favorite tools to use on people.

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          (2 of 2 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.

                      (1 of 12 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.

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                      • Q:

                        Can I use this with a converter (220v to 110v) oversea? How many watt does it take up to?
                        Asked on 3/18/2018 by Anh from New York

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          My apologies we are not experts in using converters. You may want to check out WorldStandards.eu online to see if it helps.

                          Answered on 3/28/2018 by Official Answer from Hot Tools from Brand Answer
                      • Q:

                        What's the main differences between the 24K gold and the black gold marcel irons?
                        Asked on 3/8/2018 by Robin from Corona, CA

                        2 answers

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Black Gold Surface is the best-in-class of the Hot Tools Professional portfolio, combining the frizz-fighting protection of our legendary Micro-Shine Finish with the unmatched durability of Titanium for an even heat distribution identical to 24k Gold. Black Gold is also dual voltage.

                          Answered on 3/28/2018 by Official Answer from Hot Tools from Brand Answer
                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Black Gold has a 9 foot cord, temperature up to 455 degrees, is Universal Voltage, has proprietary Black Gold Surface-Titanium with microshine, has a 2 hour shutoff and has a 2 year warranty.

                          24K Gold has an 8 foot cord, temperature up to 430 degrees, and a 1 year warranty.

                          Answered on 3/9/2018 by Brand Expert from Hot Tools
                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between the 24K gold iron and the black gold iron?
                        Asked on 3/8/2018 by Robin from Corona, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Black Gold has a 9 foot cord, temperature up to 455 degrees, is Universal Voltage, has proprietary Black Gold Surface-Titanium with microshine, has a 2 hour shutoff and has a 2 year warranty.

                          24K Gold has an 8 foot cord, temperature up to 430 degrees, and a 1 year warranty.

                          Answered on 3/9/2018 by Brand Expert from Hot Tools
                      • Q:

                        Why does this iron seem to "grip" my hair? All my other marcels easily slide through without a problem. Is there some kind of manufacturing residue on the barrel?
                        Asked on 2/25/2018 by Kelsey from WA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Please bring your product back to Ulta or contact Hot Tools at 800-487-8769.

                          Answered on 2/28/2018 by Brand Expert from Hot Tools
                      • 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
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