Rated 4.47 out of 5 stars
WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE. This makes spring irons seem like complete pieces of poop. Ill never look back. I have straight to almost wavy, easily breakable and chemically damaged & split hair, that is on the mend, so I know it would have been amazing when my hair was in a much healthier state. The wins here on the Alaskan ocean was insane today, and my hair has held the curl for over 8 hours. It's so quick, too. I have breast length hair and it takes less than 20 min to curl. Yes please. Already plan on getting it in another size. JUST DO IT!♡
I don't have this particular Marcel iron, by the Hot Tools Marcel iron I purchased is no longer available.
The temperature control settings are great, and the iron does get very hot. I watched many videos before and after purchasing so that I felt like I knew what I was getting into. Apparently that wasn't enough.
This seems designed for hair stylists to use on clients (makes sense), but is not at all user friendly. I feel like other reviewers must spend a lot of time doing their hair to get the hang of this because I have had no luck so far. I have naturally wavy hair so I don't use hot tools a lot, but sometimes I want that blown out look. As someone who used to perform a lot I have a lot of experience doing my own hair but just don't do it casually as much. It is not worth the time investment for someone like me.
Trish from Los angeles
I bought this here and it won't heat up.
mrsw358 from Austin, TX
This is a solid curling iron BUT it has a pretty big learning curve to it. The way it is designed is not very user intuitive and was very confusing. It heats up well and the heat is distributed evenly which is great but I wasn't crazy about the design.
Vetty from San Antonio
I really wanted this to work but it didn't at all. My curls fell out after an hour (I have thick wavy hair and used the highest heat setting). I even made sure to FT my hair stylist to make sure I was using it correctly. Also the black paint chipped on the second time using it. It's been over a year and I've used it 4 times because it's just not a good product. Wish I would've returned it but im lazy 😊😂 I bought the T3 curler want instead this year (way better)
Lilbenceleste from California
This gave me the result i was looking finally! It heats up quickly which is great, and I can easily change the temperature. It slides easily on my hair and my curls turn out shiny and smooth. LOVE the handle it's very comfortable to hold. . The barrel twists easily and the cord swivels so no issues with the cird getting tangled. I would definitly recommend it. At this price it's 100% worth it!
Steph J from Nj
I bought this curling iron after seeing my hair stylist use it. She made it loook so easy and my hair looked amazing when she did it. When I first got it, it was pretty tricky to use and took some getting used to. After watching multiple tutorials on how to properly use it, i love IT so much. The curls come out great and there are so many different ways to use this iron.
Bre31 from Bassett,VA
WOW! I am in love with this Hot Tools Professional Curling Iron!! I will only purchase this brand and kind moving forward. It works amazing. I have thick long hair and I can fit 1 piece of my long hair in this curling iron easily. It fits. This Black Gold 1" Marcel Curling Iron has a locking and rotating Marcel wand. I like that's it has settings up to 455 degrees F. It has a locking and rotating handle as well. I like how it also has a very comfortable grip that most other curling irons doesn't have. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a crisp and beautiful curl. It gets hot fast! It is 24K Gold with Titanium and Ceramic with Micro Shine Finish. Amazing!!
momo858 from San Diego, CA
This curling iron is really awesome. The Marcel style takes some getting used to for sure--you have to control the clamp entirely with your hand (no spring). I am not the best at curling my hair, but I was able to do at least a decent job on my first try. The one complaint I have is that the temperature dial is fairly loose (easy to turn) so I kept accidentally changing it as I used it.
BecaP from Murrieta, CA
The Hot Tools Professional Black Gold curling iron truly is a professional curling iron. I cannot believe how good it works. I promise you this iron will not leave a crimp mark on your hair ever. It heats up extremely fast, which is nice when you are in a hurry. I keep the heat set at 345 degrees, which is the perfect setting for my thin hair. Both the wand and the handle rotate, and they can both be locked in place as well. I love the swivel cord. You can pretty much use the iron at any angle and get a great curl.
Becca843 from Summerville, Sc
I got this curling iron a couple weeks ago and I like it. It took me a while to get used to the rotating handle but after I did it was smooth sailing. It does a great job at giving my hair the curls I love. Also the auto shut off is a great feature because sometimes I run late and forget. Overall I'm glad I got this and would recommend it.
lmharrison83 from Fort Wayne, IN
First of all, let me start by saying there is a learning curve to using this type of curling iron. I had a stylist friend show me some tips, but it felt very awkward in the beginning. It took a couple of weeks before I really got the hang of it, but it is so worth the extra work and now my curls look almost as good as when I go to a stylist. Once you figure it out, it is much quicker than a traditional curling iron and I'm sure better for your hair as well. I love the range of temperature as I need to go pretty high on my thick, coarse hair. If you're willing to put in the time to learn how to use this, it will totally change your curling game!
Ca99 from Jackson ms
I received this in the mail, and I'm not extremely excited, but it gets the job done. The instructions to this device were non existent which led to a lot of unnecessary googling…. I couldn't find any help there.. my daughter has beautiful long blonde hair and she got it to look some-what pretty and curled. We are still trying to figure it out….
Kenny123 from Dover foxcroft maine
I recieved this curling iron a few weeks ago. So far i love it but i am trying to get used to the rotating handle. Both ends of the handle rotate but you can also lock both side into place. Only complaint i have i have medium long hair and the barrel on this curling iron is a little short. You will get almost a beach wave look with this.
ashwill82 from Florida
I received this from tryit sampling. I really liked this curling iron! I have short hair and the way the handle is made helped me with maneuvering my hair in the curler and such. It gets just the right temperature and isn't damaging to my hair.
Tamlu from Dallas tx
This curling iron heats up very quickly, the curls are nicely defined and hold after iron. Easy to hold and has a ease to it with burning yourself. The iron is very well made and feels durable and long lasting
islans1 from San Antonio, TX
I love this curling iron. I am always looking for a new iron that does my hair better and easier. The temperature control settings are great, and the iron does get very hot. No clamp mark from a spring loaded clamp is wonderful and keeps from having those weird crimps come through.
Cj72 from Waco, Tx
Hot Tools Professional Black Gold 1" Marcel Curling Iron creates the most beautiful curls! I absolutely love that it has a rest for your fingers stop they don't get burned.
carolyn1 from TN
This is a nice curling iron to use but please read the directions before using. The curling iron is slightly different since the handle requires some practicing because its a loose handle. The curling iron does have some great heat setting for tighter curls.
kasey4 from WV
I'm surprised at how well I like this product. It is so different from my old curling iron. It is lightweight and easy to hold. It heats up quickly and does a good job styling the hair.
Debi5270 from New Hampshire
I have a love/hate relationship with this curling iron. I have curly hair & it tames my curls & makes them waves, which I love. It adds a lot of body to my hair.
I will say it is a bit complicated to use this iron. I feel like I need 3 hands to use it. I locked it so it wouldn't swivel & that helped quite a bit. I even watched videos to learn the correct way to hold it.
It definitely works better than a standard iron once you learn to use it correctly. It heats up very quickly & you can adjust the temperature to your needs.
Teacherof28 from Columbia SC
Hot Tools Professional Black Gold 1" Marcel Curling Iron is amazing. It evenly heat up with consistency for the perfect look. The micro-shine finish helps to minimize friction and had helped reduce damage to my hair. Gets warm in seconds and stays hot. It even has a 2 hour shut off for safety. Great for all hair types.
Jk0514 from Chesapeake
My hair is getting so long and takes forever to curl. Not to mention my hair is so fine and thin that curls do not take. This curling iron is amazing. It makes tight curls that stay much longer.
trahanA66 from Opelousas La
I got this curly iron . I have used it quite a few times in my hair and really love the way it curls in my hair. It is very easy to use. It has an on and off button. It has a setting button from 200 and something to 450. I like that the handle you can lock it in place. Also with the handle you can unlock it where it will turn instead of using your hand to turn to let your hair out of the curling iron. The handle that you open to close your hair also turns which makes it neat To use. It heats up really fast. I would say this product is awesome to use If you do your hair often. Or if you are a beautician.
CortneyF from Texas
Very sleek and professional design. Definitely LOVE the heat settings so you can dial up or dial down for every time of hair. The clamp definitely take some getting used to, but that's because it's not a traditional clamp and I keep trying to squeeze it. Nothing That is too bothersome. Quality, professional hair tools for sure!
Sara4008 from Columbus oh
I've been using hot tools product since I was in middle school I absolutely adore there sleek design and the longevity of there products . This curling is amazing and heats up super fast. My hair doesn't stick to the barrel and looks great hung up near my sink.
KmG4 from Alliance, NE
The Hot Tools Professional Black Gold 1" Marcel Curling Iron is fantastic!! Curls are perfect every single time. I love the fact you can select the heat. This allows my daughter and I to use the curling iron at our desired temps. This curling iron is the best I have used by far. Easy, quick heat up and fantastic curls!