7 Best Curling Irons for Perfect Waves, According to Hair Stylists

Conair Double Ceramic 1-inch Curling Wand:

Best overall curling iron; $11 on Amazon, Walmart; $24 at Ulta; 30 heat settings, dual-voltage, easy to burn hands.

Mermade Hair 1.25" PRO Hair Waver:

Best for natural-looking waves; $79 at Target, Nordstrom; easy to use, some hair can get caught in clamp.

Conair Curl Secret Automatic Curling Iron:

Best rotating curling iron; $120 on Amazon; automatic curling, tangle-free, barrels too short for long hair.

BondiBoost Airburst Styler 2-in-1 Curling Iron & Flat Iron:

Best curling iron & straightener duo; $80 at Sephora; good for thick hair, emits cool air, doesn t grip hair securely.

Harry Josh Pro Tools Cordless Ceramic 1 Inch Curling Wand:

Best cordless curling iron; $325 at Dermstore; versatile styles, great for travel, requires frequent recharging.

Amika Blowout Babe Thermal Brush:

Best trending hair curler; ¬86 at CultBeauty; lightweight, quiet, often out of stock.

Beachwaver Co. Dual-Voltage Rotating Curling Iron:

Best for beach waves; $149 at Ulta; easy curling, can get too hot.