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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. 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, so your curls always twist away from your face. Eureka!
THE GOOD: I just got this thing two days ago and have used it twice already-- it's great. It took me about 25 minutes to curl my hair all the way around (I have long hair and a lot of it) the first time, and right around 20 min the second time. I'm thinking after a few more tries I can knock it down to around 15? Which is pretty awesome in my opinion!
THE BAD: The wand is enormous. I couldn't tell by the photo how big this thing was going to be. Even my husband's eyes bulged when he saw it. I'm a small girl with small hands so this was a little hard for me to handle, but I'm getting better and I think I will eventually do fine with it. Also, the instructions say to always clamp the hair with the clamp facing inward toward you, and I disagree with that. If you do it that way on the left side you get clamp marks on your hair! But it works fine that way on the right. So on the LEFT- clamp outward, and on the RIGHT- clamp inward. Remember that :) And lastly be careful not to accidentally click the "GO" button before you're ready. It will start spinning on you and mess you all up. Someone else mentioned their hair getting stuck but I had no issues with that at all. I just made sure the little "kickstand" thing was pushed down so it wasn't in the way at all.
THE UGLY: As I mentioned, the wand is huge. It's also very hot. I had it set at 350 which was the default temp and also what it said was necessary for my type of hair. When I was curling the back of my head, my hand got tired and I unintentionally dropped my wrist to relax. The wand touched the back of my next for a split second and left me a nasty 2 inch burn mark. So, beware of this!
All that said, I love this thing and am so happy I got it. I definitely recommend it!
Was on the wait list for this one, skeptical about the product due to the cost!
Never have been able to perfect such a gorgeous, natural look, until now. Yay!
This is seriously the easiest curling iron to use. It's worth every penny! I will never use anything else. If you want fabulous hair, this is for you!5
I have the straightest hair in the world! This is the only curling iron I've used where my curl stays all day...even the next day (if I don't mess it up too much sleeping). I don't even need to spray my hair with hairspray beforehand. I just curl and go!
Also, it's targeted to ladies with long hair..I have short hair, meaning above my shoulder but below my ears. It's a long tapered bob. I set the speed to low since my hair is shorter.
My hair is also fine, so I appreciate the temperature control. I use it at the lowest setting 310-degrees and I don't feel like I'm burning my hair.
I love this product! Every time I use it I receive compliments. I've started using it once a week! It is worth the investment.
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!4
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!
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!5
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!5
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.5
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.