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Invented by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa, this game-changing curling iron is genius enough to crown her the Thomas Edison of hot tools. Her light-bulb equivalent of a beauty breakthrough? The steel rod rotates on its own, saving you the trouble of manually wrapping your curls—and ensuring that your ringlets are evenly spaced. Adored by celebs like Heidi Klum and Mindy Kaling, the high-tech number is just as effective on us mere mortals.

How it Works

At the press of a button, the rotating curling iron gently winds each lock of hair around its heated ceramic rod (and stops as soon as you let go). The rod can be switched to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise—for curls that always twist away from your face. Eureka!

How to Use

Set the digital temperature control to your desired heat level. Next, choose your curl direction: Select “R” for the right side of your head and “L” for the left. Clamp the end of a piece of hair and press the “Go” button to make the rod rotate—no manual effort required. Once hair is wrapped all the way around the rod, unclamp to set the curl free. Repeat across your head, then finger-comb for loose, natural waves.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

If you are on the fence.....
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I am growing out my hair, and have A LOT of really thin hair with oily roots. I wanted to give up many times as I could not find anything to give me volume or curls that would stay. THIS DOES IT ALL! While it is slightly cumbersome at first, I was able to curl my hair within 10 minutes and keep them for 3 days...3 days! My husband was in awe and it has ended up replacing every heat tool I own besides my flat iron. I was lucky enough to find a 20% off coupon to help with the cost, but knowing what I know now, I would still buy this tool 10 times over at the regular price. If you are on the fence I highly recommend...it is really worth it.

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I wish I had this years ago! Life changing
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This is literally the fastest and most effective way to curl hair that I've ever found. My only regret is not buying this earlier, the only reason I did wait was due to the price…but believe me, it's worth it!

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Huge but works well with practice
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First of all - this wand is much larger than I expected. For a petite person I had no idea If I was going to be able to use it properly. It takes a lot of practice but it does as advertised and creates beachg waves in either direction. I wouldn't bank on this creating perfect waves for an event until you've practiced using the button and your hand position but not having to remember which way to rotate your hand is great. Also, with practice you can get other types of curls so I'm going to keep using mine and hope that this is finally a curling wand I can keep using for a long time!

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Hair Curling Novice
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This curling iron is worth the investment. I have never been able to figure out how to curl my hair to the standards that I like or basically had the patience for the time it took. I have thick straight hair that is past my shoulders and I can have my entire head curled in about 15 minutes which if super quick considering how uncoordinated I am when it comes to styling tools. The curls also last all day and I am one who is frequently touching my hair.

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I will always own this beachwaver!
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This is by far the best beauty instrument I have in my bathroom.

I use this every single day and every single day I get some sort of complement on my hair. Its so simple to use and so hard to burn yourself (and I'm a klutz).

I will never go back to a simple wand. This is worth every penny!

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Amazing curls, and so easy!
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I have always worn my long hair stick straight because curling it was too difficult, and after all the work, the curls would fall out. After reading the reviews here on Birchbox, I thought the Beachwaver might be different, and boy was it ever! It was so easy to use, its really fool proof, and it left me with gorgeous curls! They did fall out a bit as the day wore on, but the lovely waves were just as beautiful. I had so many compliments on my hair, and honestly it looked just as good as when I have had my hairdresser do it for $40 a pop! Yes, it is a bit expensive, but it really is so worth it! I absolutely LOVE this curling iron!

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Not to be dramatic, but it's life-changing
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I have never been able to master curling my own hair. I've bought countless clipped and clipless curling irons over the years (including the not-so-cheap Sedu clipless), but yet I've never found success. I saved up my Birchbox points for the BEACHWAVER for awhile and then finally pulled the trigger with the Black Friday discount, and crossed my fingers that it was as good as the reviews said. I was not disappointed! This thing makes it sooooo easy!!! My hair looked beautiful and it took so little time, I can totally see curling my hair in the morning before work for the first time in my life. SO AMAZING!!

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Best curler ever!

My hair doesn't ever hold curl, but this made a huge difference. It curls up its self, which is super nice, and it never creases!! Highly recommend!

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Worlds. Best. Curling Iron.

Seriously, I don't know how i lived without this curling iron. i LOVE this thing. Totally worth the expensive price tag. Friends, coworkers, random people, everyone asks how i get my hair so perfect every time. For an incompetent hair stylist like myself, this takes the guesswork out of it and ensures great results every time. Can't rave enough.

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Best curling iron ever!!
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So excited that I had to share. Best curling iron ever in the entire universe. Ever. I have extremely thick hair and don't know how to curl my own hair (easily) for the life of me. I saw this and although it's more than I ever would want to spend on a curling iron, the reviews were too good to be true (and all spot on!) It literally curls your hair for you. Best purchase ever.

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