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The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver® S1

The original Beachwaver® changed the way we style our hair. At the press of a button, the rotating curling iron winds sections of hair around its heated ceramic rod and stops as soon as you let go. This updated version has a home button that returns the clamp to its starting position and enlarged arrows to choose the direction of your curl. The "Fast/Slow" switch lets you change the rotation speed and depending on how thick or thin your hair, you can heat adjust the heat setting from 290˚F all the way up to 410˚F.

The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver® S1
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The beachwaver is by far the easiest I have ever used. It does everything it says it does, and the curls end up looking great even without hair spray (I've never had to use it with this iron!). The only thing is, be VERY careful about accidentally pressing other buttons while squeezing the clamp to let your hair out, ESPECIALLY the home button. I've had this happen twice and it is not particularly pleasant. The iron doesn't register this as an error (as it is supposed to do if the user commits an error) and ends up yanking your hair and giving you the risk of burning yourself as the iron rotates back to the home position because you can't stop the iron from rotating after you hit the home button like you can with the left/right arrow buttons.

Also, since this iron gives a very even curl, I've only had to hold the curl for a mere 4-5 seconds at 310 degrees with my straight, long, thick hair while with other irons I'll have to hold the curl for over 10 seconds at about 400 degrees. The curls will hold out even after sleeping on them, and look effortlessly wavy with some sea salt spray (Harvey Prince Sea Salt Mist) for volume the next day! Best second day hair ever!

Just adjust your temperature to lower than you would with a normal curling iron because it does distribute heat more thoroughly than a normal iron, and be careful with hitting buttons when you take out each curl and the beachwaver will be your new best friend!

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Perfection
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I have long think hair. I have used numerous curling irons in the past but because of the weight of my hair the curls do not hold for more than 30 minutes even when using hair spray. I figured I would try this one because of all the great reviews. It took me about 30 minutes to get the curls in my hair, holding for approx 12 seconds per section and my hair turned out beautiful. I used Oribe Dry Texturizing spray and the curls lasted all day. I woke up the next morning and the curls were still there. All I needed was a little touch up. I am so excited that this actually works and I would say it is well worth the price.

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Excellent Curling Iron!
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Okay, I am a novice with curling irons. I have medium-long hair that is wavy/frizzy and color-treated. I was looking for a tool that would give me a curl that lasts 2 days to reduce the amount of heat I put on my hair day to day. The Beachwaver S1 is SO GOOD at doing this. I can control the temperature and get a consistent, beautiful wave in very little time. I use a little hairspray and at the end of the day sleep with my curls pulled up on top of my head on a silk pillowcase...I wake up with curls for day 2 that only need a little texture spray and are good to go. I have not tried the original iron, but the S1 meets my needs and I can't imagine ever using a different iron.

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Not the curls I was expecting
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So after reading tons of reviews and watching videos, I just knew that I had to have this.

I've been using it daily for about two weeks now and am not seeing the curls that I'd like to. Don't get me wrong, my hair still looks beautiful, but just not as curly as I was expecting. I'll keep working with it and maybe I'll figure it out eventually.

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Beachwaver S1
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I was a bit nervous about paying for this product since I never seem to have success with curling irons but this is the easiest curling iron I've ever used.

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Totally worth the money!
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I've been eyeing this up and finally took the plunge. I'm awful at doing hair, and this made curling it so much easier. It doesn't take long to get the hang of it al all. I love it!!

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Simply Beautiful Waves
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I decided to purchase the S1 instead of the original based on a review here. I am so happy I did. I have long hair and this tool is simply amazing. I receive compliments each time I use it. I watched the videos on the Sarah Potempa website and QVC and it was helpful with how to use the wand. I use the lowest heat setting, section off my hair (top and bottom--2 sections each) and started with the slow rotation. It only took a couple days and I am now on the fast setting. Perfect waves. I haven't tried the really tight ones yet but can't wait to do so! Highly recommend.

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Best curling iron ever!
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I could never get the kind of waves I wanted. This curling iron makes curling your hair simple and is totally worth the money. I am extremely happy with it and highly recommend it.

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Amazing

This product is so great. I just recently purchased this after much debate on which model to get. I ended up going to "cheaper" route and it has been a dream. I have long, layered, thick wavy hair. It takes me forever to blow-dry or straighten, but this product gives me a nice wave (either tight or loose) within 15 minutes. The only difference I can tell from the other model is the heat value and the barrel size. This is so easy to use!

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Obsessed!
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I originally purchased the original beachwaver pro then saw this newer version online the day after I received the original. While I really like the pro because it is so easy to use (I am or rather was, terrible at curling my hair), it made my stick straight hair hold a curl all day (miracle) and I was able to curl my hair quickly enough that I can feasibly curl my hair before work without waking up early. I received the S1 today and of course did a side by side comparison with the pro and needless to say I have the pro all boxed up to be returned tomorrow. The S1 has all of the benefits of the pro but with two speeds, a home button, and the arrows (rather than selecting left/right and the go button). With the pro when you set it down you have to pop out the stand and the S1 has a little one built in, a minor difference but makes my life easier. I have really long hair so I was worried that the barrel on tenS1 would be too short (it is an inch shorter than the pro) but it was fine for me. The other big differences are that the pro can be set to a higher temperature and the cord is longer.

Overall I like the S1 better for me because it is a little smaller (I travel a lot), it is lighter, I like the home button and prefer the arrows. However with both I am able to curl or wave my hair with no issues or burns.

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