Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review So good I bought three!
I absolutely love this curling iron. I've been using the 1" for about four months, just added the 1 1/4", and gave one to my niece (who also loves it). The irons heat in an instant, have a very long cord that swivels, and grip the hair very well. I have shoulder length hair that's basically straight. The 1 1/4" iron makes large, loose "curls" that blend together and look like a lot of body, not like defined curls. They 1" makes more defined curls that start as large ringlets that I finger-comb into looser curls. I started with the 1" because I was concerned the larger iron would be too big for my hair length and the curls would fall out since my hair usually doesn't hold a curl. But with Frederic Fekkai styling products and this curling iron, my hair holds the curl all day. This iron is very efficient (cutting down on styling time) because the grip is so good and it gets hot enough that every use is effective. So no do-overs. A word of CAUTION: this iron has the potential to get DANGEROUSLY HOT. The heat settings go up to 10. I keep it at 3 1/2 (medium), which is very hot. When I gave this iron to my 16-year-old niece, I advised her to start at 3 and increase the heat if necessary.
Most Helpful Critical Review I expected more
I originally purchased this product in 2014. I had decided to upgrade and pay a bit more money. I wanted something better than the Conair I had for 2 years that had finally stopped working. I looked around and the staff at Ulta recommended Hot Tools. I loved how it curled, how quicky it heated up, and how easy it was to use. I was happy I spent the extra money. Then after three months of use it just suddenly stopped working. It would heat up all. I had thrown out the receipt. I went back to Ulta they were able to give me partial credit for a new one. I thought ok, it's just a fluke. So I bought the same 2" barrel hot tool curling iron. Again, I loved it! This time I kept the box (just in case). Now, here we are almost one year later but, not quite one year yet, the clamp stops working. Not even 1 year!! Of course, I had moved from MI to SC then from an Apt into a house... I no longer have the box or the receipt. So I'm out of luck. I had my conair curling iron for 2 years and paid half the price. This one I had to replace twice within a year and a half. I'm disappointed in the product. I've attached a picture of the problem. (The ring should stay in the center so it rolls. I would fix it occasionally but, occasionally turned into every other curl.)
Reviewed by 2205 customers My thin hair would not stay under the part that holds your h
Classy from Wichita, Kansas
My thin hair would not stay under the clamp that holds your hair against the hot part of this iron. Might do better on someone that has thicker coarser hair.
LilRed1 from Texas
The curling iron does not form anytime type of curling on my straight Natural silked-press hair style at all. The design of iron isn't very strong when grasping pieces of hair strands to curl either. Returning asap. I just purchased on 4/7/2021.
Worst curling iron I have ever purchased
Upset Customer from Seattle
I just bought this curling iron last week. I've been curling my hair for over ten years. I had the setting on 430. BEWARE OF SCORCHING YOUR HAIR OFF. As excited as I was to try this brand I was mortified to find my entire front strand of hair tangled and still attached to the curling iron. I have very thick and healthy hair. Will never be buying a Hot Tools product again.
Nice Curling Iron
joanney from Ohio
I just purchased this size of curling iron after I got a shorter hairstyle. It works well with the smaller barrel.
bukiluv45 from Columbus, OH
Hot Tools are reliable products in my experience, and this one is too. There's a sturdy feel to it and it is easy to use.
Great while working , flaw in design
Je from Michigan
Curling iron worked great , and then. Suddenly stopped, power light would go on and on depending on how cord was swiveled , there is a flaw in the electrical cord in the swivel feature at base of iron
Wonderful Product at a Wonderful Price
Tori from Norwalk, California
I get why this is the #1 salon tool. This gave me effortless loose curls with just my first use. I've only ever used wands cause I found curling irons fo be a bit more difficult to use but I was able to use this with such ease
Perfect for my hair!!
Janet from Florida
I have different long layers of hair & this curler is great for all of my hair.
Don't waste your money
brynharper88 from USA
This curling iron is horrible. The clamp gets stuck and doesn't move seamlessly and leaves a big indent in mg hair. I never have issues with other irons except this one. Not good at all
BlONDIE from ATL, GA
DOESN'T BURN AND STRESS MY HAIR!! LOVE IT!!
Don't waste your money
Darla from Texas
It would be great if this iron worked more than once. The second time I tried to use it, it would not even turn on. Then to make matters worse, looking at the return policy if I don't go into the store or curbside, I have to pay the return shipping fee. Won't do this again. Lesson learned
My 2nd time purchasing this curling iron!
Catbug from Nashville
This is a great curl producing iron. The best part is there is never any product build up on the wand.
Sue G from Canandaigua, NY
I purchased this curling iron several days ago. Works perfectly! Heats up fast, has variable temperature control, and a comfortable grip. Long swivel cord. Extra springs provided.
ThecurlyhairedArab from Chicago
I have naturally curly hair and when I use this after blow drying, the curls don't hold! It usually uncurls within 2 hours. Very disappointing!
I would recommend this product!
Ang from Charleston, WV
I already have this curling iron and have used it for years. This purchase is a backup if my old one quits. It gives my hair a nice smooth look with just the right amount of curl. I love this curling iron!
azstacyeh from phoenix, az
This curling iron did not run thru my hair smoothly, it got stuck and wouldn't slide. The heat was not even. My curls fell out too! 1/2" barrel and curls won't stay? Hmm... Returned this after one use and will never buy a hot tools curling iron again!
Selling used products again!
Sa from Nh
I would love to know how it is but sent two used or returned ironed to me! Gross! I thought ulta had learned their lesson!
I would buy this again!
Hair enthusiast from Bakersfield, Ca
Gets very hot, very fast. Curls my hair perfectly every time.
Need to find a new brand
Susie from Louisville, Ky
I have purchased this for many years because it was recommended by my hairstylist. However I have had to buy this product 2 years in a row because the plastic tip literally melts off. This should not happen. Fortunately I have been present when this has happened so it does not burn my bathroom counter.
Linda from MO
My hair is thick and coarse and holds a hot style for DAYS. Unfortunately the curls from this iron fell literally within 15 minutes. Don't waste your money.
I would buy again
CarolP from OR
Bending short hair
Great curling iron!
MI Diane from Rochester Hills, MI
I've purchased Hot Tools Curling irons several times & have never been disappointed. They perform well & are very durable. Thoughtful design: Longer cord is a nice feature. Love how quickly it heats up & the adjustable temperature control.
I love the look of my hair with this iron
DAJ from Chattanooga, TN
My old iron was at least 12 years old and stopped working consistently. I decided that I should treat myself to a new iron. There are too many choices and so many review on each that I decided to limit my purchase to under $50 with more than 1,000 reviews. I have used it twice, not long enough to swear by it, but my hair hasn't looked this good in 12 years. I got soft curls that I finger combed and am so happy with the look and feel. I'll update after a month or so.
Cassie Marie from Las Vegas
I 100% recommend this curling Iron. It has lasted my mom many years from when she started cosmetology school which was almost 15 years ago. Gives amazing loose curls of getting a thicker Inch.
Abi from Tennessee
I used this iron FOUR times and it stopped heating up at all. Switched outlets and temp setting and still nothing. Not happy at all.