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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
     
    4.1

    (based on 30 reviews)

    76%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good quality (14)
    • Multiple settings (13)
    • Heats up fast (12)
    • Durable (10)
    • Works great (10)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Thick hair (10)
    • Straight hair (7)
    • Thin hair (7)
    • Curly hair (6)
    • Daily use (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Beauty conscious (10), Survivalist / minimalist (4), Brand buyer (3), Product junkie (3), Professional stylist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 30 customers

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    5.0

    You Do NOT Need to be Professional to use this AWESOME Tool!

    By BKPretty

    from Key West, FL

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

      I love these Hot Tools Curling Irons. I read all of the reviews for the Professional Marcel Iron before deciding to buy. Especially the lowest ratings.
      It appeared most of the complaints had to do with the handle of the flapper (this may not be the technical term for the metal part that covers your hair, but I hope you understand ). I then turned to YouTube and found directions for using this Hot Tool.
      I have curly, wavy hair that seems to need more pressure applied to it in order to get it to do anything when using ANY curling iron or flat iron. THIS Hot Tool seemed to be the answer to my problem.
      I took a chance and bought 3 sizes. I am in my 60's now and my hair is not as curly… nor near as thick as it once was … lol …but when I got hang of using these Hot Tools … I Was ABSOLUTELY THRILLED!
      The reason is, because my hair was smooth enough to be naturally shiny. Regardless of your age, hair color or race, if your hair has the kinks in it that makes it curly or wavy, then it usually isn't shiny, naturally.
      As a side note, addressing the complaints that this Professional Marcel Iron Hot Tool was difficult to handle.
      Not only am I in my 60's, but I also recently had surgery on my right hand. You DO have to practice a little to understand how ALL the Working Parts … work Together … But once you do get the hang of it … IT'S GREAT!! It took me about 10 to 15 minutes, just to give you an idea… and I don't have full use of my thumb.
      This is an AWESOME Product that I will Definitely share with my friends.

       
      5.0

      BEST Curling Iron I've Ever Used

      By BKPretty

      from Key West, FL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

        I love these Hot Tools Curling Irons. I read all of the reviews for the Professional Marcel Iron before deciding to buy. Especially the lowest ratings.
        It appeared most of the complaints had to do with the handle of the flapper (this may not be the technical term for the metal part that covers your hair, but I hope you understand ). I then turned to YouTube and found directions for using this Hot Tool.
        I have curly, wavy hair that seems to need more pressure applied to it in order to get it to do anything when using ANY curling iron or flat iron. THIS Hot Tool seemed to be the answer to my problem.
        I took a chance and bought 3 sizes. I am in my 60's now and my hair is not as curly… nor near as thick as it once was … lol …but when I got hang of using these Hot Tools … I Was ABSOLUTELY THRILLED!
        The reason is, because my hair was smooth enough to be naturally shiny. Regardless of your age, hair color or race, if your hair has the kinks in it that makes it curly or wavy, then it usually isn't shiny, naturally.
        As a side note, addressing the complaints that this Professional Marcel Iron Hot Tool was difficult to handle.
        Not only am I in my 60's, but I also recently had surgery on my right hand. You DO have to practice a little to understand how ALL the Working Parts … work Together … But once you do get the hang of it … IT'S GREAT!! It took me about 10 to 15 minutes, just to give you an idea… and I don't have full use of my thumb.
        This is an AWESOME Product that I will Definitely share with my friends.

         
        5.0

        AWESOME Curling Iron.. You NEED To Try This

        By BKPretty

        from Key West, FL

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Hot Tools Online Only Professional Marcel Iron:

          I love these Hot Tools Curling Irons. I read all of the reviews for the Professional Marcel Iron before deciding to buy. Especially the lowest ratings.
          It appeared most of the complaints had to do with the handle of the flapper (this may not be the technical term for the metal part that covers your hair, but I hope you understand ). I then turned to YouTube and found directions for using this Hot Tool.
          I have curly, wavy hair that seems to need more pressure applied to it in order to get it to do anything when using ANY curling iron or flat iron. THIS Hot Tool seemed to be the answer to my problem.
          I took a chance and bought 3 sizes. I am in my 60's now and my hair is not as curly… nor near as thick as it once was … lol …but when I got hang of using these Hot Tools … I Was ABSOLUTELY THRILLED!
          The reason is, because my hair was smooth enough to be naturally shiny. Regardless of your age, hair color or race, if your hair has the kinks in it that makes it curly or wavy, then it usually isn't shiny, naturally.
          As a side note, addressing the complaints that this Professional Marcel Iron Hot Tool was difficult to handle.
          Not only am I in my 60's, but I also recently had surgery on my right hand. You DO have to practice a little to understand how ALL the Working Parts … work Together … But once you do get the hang of it … IT'S GREAT!! It took me about 10 to 15 minutes, just to give you an idea… and I don't have full use of my thumb.
          This is an AWESOME Product that I will Definitely share with my friends.

           
          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

              (2 of 2 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!

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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 4 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.

                (6 of 6 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.

                  (5 of 7 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.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The best styling tool I've ever used

                    By Lucy

                    from Reeseville WI

                    About Me Product Junkie

                    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!

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                      • Q:

                        Is a marcel curling iron recommended for curling medium length hair away from the face?
                        Asked on 5/9/2018 by kcchiefs from springfield, mo

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, a marcel curling iron can curl medium length hair. There are several techniques for curling hair visit the Hot Tools Pro Instagram page for useful tips.

                          Answered on 5/10/2018 by Official Answer from Hot Tools from Brand Answer
                      • 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 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 a short pixie cut and in between salon visits, I would like to curl my hair when it gets flat. For the shorter hair on the sides, could I use the 1/2 inch size marcel iron as opposed to a 1/2 flat iron? I have a mini 1/2 flat iron. Either I don't know how to use it or maybe it's not a good fit to curl my hair ( maybe I don't know how to operate lol). Please help. Thanks
                        Asked on 9/26/2017 by DeeDee from Brooklyn, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          You can use the 1/2" curling iron if your hair is an inch long. It might be harder for the curling iron to grip if the hair is shorter. If the hair is less than an inch long, try taking narrow sections with the flat iron and bending the hair as you release it.

                          Answered on 9/26/2017 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
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