Rated 3.71 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love It!
I recently purchased this product because I wanted to start wearing my hair curly and it is ceramic plated. Well I love it! It has the temperature gauge so you can choose how hot you want it, which is great bc I watch how much heat I put in my hair. I also like the fact that it doesn't snag my hair and it heats up fast...i would recommend this product.
Most Helpful Critical Review Good iron with some minor issues
As a "higher end" curling iron I expected a little more from this product than I received. It definitely works just fine but it is heavier than most irons I have used in the past and the disproportionately skinny handle makes it awkward to hold. The clip is very strong but the overall design increases the likelihood that hair gets caught in the area where the clip attaches to the iron itself. Also when hot, the iron gives off a kind of "sour" smell. I originally thought it was just because the product was new but after using it for over a week now i noticed the smell is not lessening. So while I would still recommend this product because it is good quality, I say...for the money shop around a little before you make your decision.
Reviewed by 533 customers I absolutely love this!!!
V from Bend, OR
This curling iron WORKS! It is the first one to actually curl my hair with beautiful, long lasting curls. I have tried many other products over the years and this is the one! The only downside is the heat dial. The placement and ease of the dial unfortunately lead to accidentally changing the temp.
Great curling iron size is perfect.
Tee from New Jersey
Easy to use.
I will NEVER buy again
Jen from Lakewood,Co
This curling iron did not curl my hair on any settings for any amount of time that I left it in my hair.
Kelli from NJ
I wouldn't suggest this product
Beautyjunkie from New York
Love how it looks, but broken right out of the box!!
I had a gold n hot curling iron that I had for about 10 years. I accidentally dropped it and it no longer works. It was seriously the BEST!!!!
Every curling I have tried since, is junk. :(
Was shipped quickly though! The hunt continues…
Short life expectancy
Disappointed from Houston
R.I.P 02.20.20 - 03.06.21
Jules from Utica, NY
I am extremely disappointed with this curling iron - and I've always been a big fan of hot tools. Maybe I have a defective one, mine barely gets warm. I'm on the hunt for an adorable curling iron if anyone knows of one let me know. Thanks!
sc from Az
I returned this, the curls I got were ok.
However it seemed so much smaller than my other hot tools 1.5 and didn't work for my hair.
Don't spend your money
Eve from Nj
Doesn't hold a curl.. snags hair..
Erin from Georgia
Did not curl my hair at all. Returned immediately.
I had high hopes for this curling iron and was disappointed.
Chris from Greenville, South Carolina
I bought my HOT TOOLS 1.5" curling iron 3 months ago as a splurge for my 30th birthday and am disappointed. It's not worth the money!!! I've only used it a handful of times and it has started to leave black specs in my hair from where the paint or whatever the material is has started chipping. There are much cheaper options that I've used in the past (that have lasted years) and never had this kind of issue. I did research and purposely purchased my curling iron from Ulta because I did NOT want the possibility of getting a knock off brand from other sources. Like I said this one from Ulta is releasing black specs in my hair. I got the nano ceramic one as I thought it would best fit my hair type based on the description. It works to curl but unless you want black specs in your hair, don't BUY!
This product was good
Anna from Ky
Are use this product to do waves of my hair but I think it's a little too big so I traded it in for a babyliss 3100
Great iron, even, controllable heat
Manderkins21 from Charlotte-Metro, NC
This was an upgrade from the drugstore metal Conair iron that I had used for years. I wanted something safer for my fine, straight hair-- that would heat it up with less damage. I prefer a clip iron to a wand for control purposes. After researching, I learned that I wanted a ceramic iron with adjustable heat. This tool met all the criteria and at an acceptable price. The iron has a great quality feel to it and nice balance. I will say that I was slightly disappointed in the barrel length-- the plastic tip at the end is longer than truly necessary. The adjustable heat allows me to minimize the damage and the ceramic definitely has a grip to it that took a little adjustment. This will not slide through your hair like a metal iron will. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend this iron to a friend.
Not what I expected from Hot Tools
Just wanted waves from Riverside, CA
I was expecting so much more from Hot Tools. For starters, it has no auto-shut off which is scary! In addition to that, my hair gets stuck in the area between the cool touch too and the iron. Curls don't last nearly as long compared to other products. Really disappointed in the product.
May from Los Angeles
I had this product less than a month and the coating on the barrel started to peel off. It did not hoold my curls very well either. I returned this product.
Damaged My Hair
Shannon from Cincinnati, OH
This curling damaged my fine hair even though I didn't turn the heat up very high. With each use, my hair developed more breakage and split ends. I've used Hot Tools products in the past that I really liked but this one was a disappointment.
Not for thick hair
Victoria from La Puente CA
As soon as I let the curl go it only lasted about 8 seconds and went straight/waivy again.. very disappointed I liked it came in a bigger size then usual 1 1/2 "
Would have give. 5 stars but...
Sheschro from Hortonville,WI
I really like this product but the on off switch and heat control are positioned where I have changed heat settings and shut the iron off unintentionally. Otherwise I love it.
Low Maintenance from Utah
Curls went flat within an hour
Fashionista from Michigan
I have long hair. I had to put it on 450 to curl my hair and then it did not stay curled for long. I will be returning.
Samm from Sally
Best curling iron I've ever owned!
Second Time Buying and Broken Again
Meg from New Mexico
I purchased this curling iron earlier this year and after a week it broke. Thinking it was just a fluke I purchased another one and it just broke again this morning. If you leave it on for longer than you're doing your hair it will break. I left it on for an hour.
Would buy this for my daughter
Dawnlynn from Orlando, Fl
I love how is made my hair look shiny after I finished curling .
Hayley from Texas
I love this curling iron. At first it was hard to use because I've never had a curling iron with a clamp. Once you get the hang of using it, it's very easy and in my opinion way faster than using a wand! I love how my curls hold all day with this iron. My curls are beautiful and bouncy!
Nancyjbeauty from Michigan
I love it, glides through hair doesn't pull. Leaves beautiful bouncy curls.