Whether you’ve used the same curling iron since high school or yours has sat dormant in the bathroom drawer for a year, it might be time to invest in a new one.

And the good news is, technology has come far—like, really far. From self-curling tools to interchangeable sizes, at-home curling has never been so easy and safe. Read on to find your next iron, no matter if you’re looking for loose beach waves, tight curl definition, or somewhere in between.

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THREE-IN-ONE

Twirl Trio Interchangeable Clip Curling Iron Set: 1”, 1.25”, 1.5”

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T3

Sure, some of us are curl loyalists, but some of us choose different barrels depending on our mood (and of course, hair length). With three interchangeable barrels, you can choose the size of your curls without taking up the extra vanity space.

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WIRELESS

1.25″ Cordless, Convertible Curling Iron/Wand

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Lunata

Now 75% off

It’s! About! Time! Not only is this iron cordless—lasting up to 45 minutes per charge—it also converts into a wand by removing the clip. But fair warning: You’ll never be able to go back to the cord again.

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BEST FOR TEXTURED HAIR

Bed Head Curlipop 1/2” Tourmaline Ceramic Skinny Pop Styling Iron

Bed Head

With a half-inch diameter, this clamp-free iron is perfect for defining natural curls and styling short haircuts.

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BEST FOR LONG HAIR

Soft Bend Curling Iron – 2″

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Kristin Ess

Now -2% off

On the other end of the barrel spectrum, this oversize, two-inch iron makes creating blowout-esque soft waves impossibly easy on longer hair.

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BEST FOR TRAVEL

Travel Curling Iron 1.25 Inch

Harry Josh Pro Tools

This mini-but-mighty iron heats up in 30 seconds, has an auto-shutoff feature, and clocks in at just 6.4 ounces so it won’t weigh down your carry-on. Plus, the universal voltage means it won’t blow a fuse, no matter where in the world you plug it in.

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BEST FOR BEGINNERS

Spin N Curl Special Edition Rose Gold Hair Curler 1″

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CHI

Now 25% off

If curling your hair feels, frankly, like too much work, consider this tool: It automatically wraps the hair around the barrel for you and beeps to let you know when each section is done. Just make sure to give your hair a good zhuzh when you’re done for a more undone look.

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INNOVATIVE DESIGN

Professional 24k Gold Curlbar, 1 Inch

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Hot Tools

Now 9% off

It may look a little funky, but the innovative L-shape iron is designed to reduce strain on your arms while you style your hair—and devotees swear it’s a game-changer.

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ROTATES FOR PERFECT CURLS

The Beachwaver Curling Iron, 1″

The Beachwaver Co.

This iron conveniently does the rotating for you, which has earned it a legion of beach-wave-adorned fans. Simply clamp a section in, press the button, and let the waver handle the rest.

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BEST FOR DAMAGED HAIR

Airwrap Complete Styler

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Dyson

Like all things Dyson, this is no ordinary curling iron. In fact, it’s not an iron at all—the tool uses air to manipulate the hair into the curl style of your choosing, and because it works better on damp hair, it’s also a total time-saver.

 

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