If you’ve been trying to find the best curling wand for perfect curls then look no further. We’re going to bring you the 7 top rated curling wands on the market today. Find out why you should be using a curing wand rather than a curling tong and what features to look out for.
Let’s jump right in and discover our favourites.
Top 7 Best Curling Wands
BaByliss 2285CU Curling Wand Pro
The BaByliss 2285CU is a great ceramic plated curing wand long hair. It comes with an impressive 5 heat settings ranging from 160⁰C up to 210⁰C, great for both fine and thick hair. The wrap control feature and swivel cord make it really easy to wind your hair around the wand without getting caught up in the wiring. The conical barrel has a width of 25mm at the thickest part and thins down to 13mm. This wand is usually priced around £25 but online offers you could buy it for under £20.
- Great for all hair types including thick and long
- Heat really quickly
- Budget friendly
- Easy to use and lightweight
- Heat glove isn’t great quality
- Takes practice to use
For the price you get a fantastic high performing curling wand. Your curls will hold for hours, although they may become move ‘wavy’ as the hours pass. It heats up really quickly which is great if you’re in a hurry. One quibble we had with this wand is that we would recommend buying another heat glove. We found it doesn’t perform too well although the cool tip does help to keep your fingers from being singed. The wrap control feature is basically small grip down the wand which helps to prevent your hair from slipping down the wand when using, which is great feature for those with fine hair.
Remington Pearl CI95 Curling Wand
The Remington Pearl CI95 is a wand specifically designed for those who want a sleek curled look. The pearl ceramic coating is designed to make your hair smooth and prevent snagging as you curl, keeping damage to a minimum. It heats up to temperature within 30 seconds, and you have control between 130⁰C-210⁰C. It has a conical design which is 25mm (1inch) at the thickest point and 12mm (1/2 inch) at the thinnest. This wand costs around £25.
- Heats very quickly
- Creates long lasting thick barrel curls or tight ringlet curls
- Easy and quick to use
- Heat control for both thick and thin hair types
- Heat proof glove and heat mat included
- Barrel too short for very long hair
The Remington Pearl CI95 is the ideal wand if you want a glamorous look even when you’re short on time. Not only is the wave super quick at heating up, but it has controllable temperature and a safety shut off feature if its left on for more than one hour. It’s light and easy to use, and the width helps you to great average bouncy curls or tight springy curls. It’s quite short compared to other models and we wouldn’t recommend for very long hair. At this price with extra accessories, it’s a great performing wand. Or if you are on a tight budget and want a similar wand check out the Remington CI96W1 Silk Curling Wand.
Toni and Guy Reverse Conical Wand
The Toni and Guy reverse conical wand boasts a unique design which gives a big bouncy relaxed curl look. Unlike other conical wands this one has a thick 23mm tip and thinner 13mm base. It heats up quickly to a max of 200⁰C suitable for medium to thick hair types. A 3m salon length swivel cord is attached to make it easier to manoeuvre the wand around the head. This wand is priced around £30.
- Great for medium to thick hair types
- Easy to use
- Great for adding volume
- Heats quickly
- Salon length cord
- No adjustable heat
- May heat up to hot for fine hair types
Toni and Guy’s reverse conical wand is the perfect toll for creating the beachy waves and mermaid style ringlets. The wide tip allows you to add a volume to your hair, although you can great both tight and loose curls. A word of warning with this wand as you can’t adjust the heat which isn’t great for thin hair which can easily get heat damaged. The static heat setting will also be an issue if you don’t purchase good heat protecting gloves as the glove provided doesn’t do much to protect your fingers. Toni and Guy is a reputable company and offers a 2 year guarantee with the wand so you know it’s well-made. Try this one out if you want every day casual curls or waves.
H2D Magicurl X3 Piece Curling Wand
The H2D Magicurl X3 allows you to choose your curl sizes with its three interchangeable wand sizes. The wands are is a straight barrel designs in either 19mm, 25mm or 32 mm. he tourmaline materiel heats your hair with infra-red technology which helps to keep the curls smooth and frizz free. It’s a really lightweight wand which makes it easy to use as you work around your hair. It costs about £140 however some online offers bring it to under £100.
- Interchangeable wand sizes
- Suitable for all hair types Inc. thin, long and thick
- Adjustable heat up to 200
The H2D Magicurl X3 are highly rated tongs from a great company. The only drawback we could find with the product was that they were expensive compared to other wands. They perform fantastic and hold a curl for hours. The adjustable barrels are fantastic for helping you to create tight or large curls which is easier to master with a straight barrel design than a conical wand. We highly recommend these if they are in your budget, or pop them on your present wish list. If you like more choice then check out the newly released H2D x5 the same barrels with a conical wand and a waver.
Herstyler Baby Curls
The Herstyler Baby Curls is available in a number of shades including black, pink and purple. It helps you create tight spiral curls and suitable to use on any hair length from short to long. The barrel is ceramic and tourmaline material which keeps frizz at bay and given your hair a glossy finish. The wand is extremely lightweight so it won’t cause your arms to ache as you style your hair. You’ll find this wand price around £100 but amazon usually has the best price for these around £40.
- Tight long lasting curls
- Suitable for all hair lengths
- No adjustable heat option
If you’re after the curly Carrie Bradshaw look then this is the curling wand for you. We highly recommend this if you have medium or thick hair as it is quick to use and holds curls for a long time. If you have thin hair be aware that the heat is not adjustable and can cause heat damage unless used with a good heat protector spray. A glove is included to protect your free hand and it does the job so no need to buy it as an extra. Online is the best place to buy this wand as you’ll be charged around £80-£100 at the Herstyler shopping centre stalls, and you can snap them up for a third of that price.
Cloud Nine The Original Wand
The Original Wand from Cloud Nine is a luxury conical curler ranging from a 38mm base to a 13mm tip. You probably already know of Cloud 9 from their very popular hair straighteners, and their curling wand is just as great. You can adjust the temperature with a high, medium and low setting depending on your hair type. It comes with a few heat safety setting including a hibernate mode which switches it off if not in use for 30 minutes, and a heat guard to cover the barrel as it cools down. Expect to pay around £100-£120 for this wand.
- Adjustable temperature
- Heat guard to cover barrel
- Hibernate mode
- Reputable and high quality brand
The Original Wand is a great little curler, if you have that hair type that struggles to hold curls for longer than an hour you’ll love it. The safety features with adjustable heat, protective cover and auto switch off are great if you’re the type who always forgets to switch off your curlers. Remember to wear your gloves particularly on the higher heat setting as they get really hot and can burn your fingers. If you’re already a fan of Cloud 9 you’ll love this wand, and if you’re new to the brand you’ll soon be a fan.
Nicky Clarke Mayfair Multi Styler
As a multi-styler curling wand the Nicky Clarke Mayfair is equipped to give to a great choice of curl shape and size. The wand comes with 3 interchangeable wands designs including a 10-19mm conical, 19-25mm conical and a 25mm straight barrel. You’ll easily be able to create anything from tight voluminous curl to large beachy waves. It reaches a top temperature of 200C which is safe for most hair types without causing damage and hot enough to hold curls for a long time this wand costs around £60.
- Great Brand
- Ability to create multiple styles
- Salon length cable
- Tourmaline barrel prevents frizz
- No heatproof glove or cool tip
- One heat setting
The Nicky Clarke Mayfair Collection Multi Styler is the curling wand for you if you’re someone who likes to switch it up with your hairstyles. All three barrels are extremely easy to use and perform well for all hair types. For the price of this wand we are a bit disappointed it doesn’t have adjustable temperature setting, or that it doesn’t have a heat glove provided. We suggest keeping an eye out for special offer for this wand as you can get some great deals, sometimes up to half price, and you’ll be looking to buy a glove and heat spray at the same time.
Curling Wand Basics
Criteria for the Best Curling Wand?
Design – Check out the width of the barrel, the higher the number the bigger your curls will be. A conical design can create both thick and thin curls.
Temperature – Check out the temperature the wand reaches. Low temperatures are great for thin hair, and high temperature work well for thicker hair. An adjustable temperature setting gives you more control prevents unnecessary heat damage.
Easy to use – Using a curling wand puts a lot of strain on your arms as you need to manually hold the sections. Look out for a lightweight wand. A swivel cord is also a great feature to prevent getting it caught up in your hair whilst twisting.
Safety features – Modern curling wand can heat up to over 200C, which can easily start a fir if left on. Check out for auto switch off modes or wands with protective covers for speedy cooling.
Extra accessories – It’s so easy to burn your fingers with a curling wand, you’ll definitely need a heat proof glove to prevent any nasty accidents. Some wand will also come with a heat proof mat to prevent any burnt carpets of furniture.
Price – Expect to pay around £20 – £120 for a curling wand
Hair Curling Wand Vs Curling Tongs
Are you wondering what the difference is between a curling wand and a curling iron? Here what you need to know.
Curling Wand: has a barrel only and no clip, you need to hold the hair with your free hand as each hair section is curled.
Curling Tong: Barrel feature a metal clamp which holds the hair section for you to create the curl.
Confused about which one is right for you? Let’s discuss the pros and cons of using a curling wand.
Advantages of a Curling Wand
- Fast to use – You’ll need to practice practice practice, but once you’ve got the hang of the technique a curling wand is much quicker to use than a curling tong.
- No hair snags – The clamps of hair tongs are notorious for snagging hair strands which can lead to hair damage and frizz.
- Different sized curls – Most wands are conical shapes i.e. thin at the tip and thick at the base. Slide the hair to one end to create tight thin curls or big bouncy curls.
Disadvantages of a Curling Wand
- Easier to burn fingers – You’ll be holding your finger close to the heated barrel for each section, we recommend using a heat proof glove to prevent bad burns.
- Takes practice – There is a technique to using a curling wand which help you get great curls quickly, practice is key, check out the handy instruction video below.
- Arm strain – You’ll need to manually hold each section as you curl, so you’ll need to hold your arms overhead for around the 20-30 mins it will take to curl your whole head.