The Best Curling Wands For 2017


Modern women take their time to make sure they look good for themselves and for the world to see. If you are that type of a woman, then you may be looking for ways to look good and still work within your budget. 

You have come to the right place. I will guide you through the best curling wands for 2017.

Before I give you the best curling wands, it is important to learn what they are first. Most people confuse curling wands and curling irons. The difference is that a curling wand is clipless while a curling iron has a clip. Each one of them also produces different curls. However, the quality of the curl will depend on the heat and performance of the curling wand itself.


Top 3 best curling wands

    1. Nume curling wands

Nume Curling Wand
I love using the Nume curling wands on my customers because they help me give them the confidence they need to start loving their hair. This is simply the best wand for ladies looking for a high heat/high performance and high quality curling wand. Although pricey, this wand gives you options of curls to choose from. So apart from just the high price, this is the best wand to have.

    1. Hot Tools Curling wands

hot tools curling wand
These are the most popular curling wands in beauty shops and salons. What draws most women to them is their low price, high performance and reliability. My fellow professional hair stylists also love the Hot Tool Curling wand. I always recommend the 3-in-1 / 4 in 1 set to my clients.

    1. Cortex curling wand

cortex curling wand
Although the curling wands mentioned above are better than the Cortex curling wand, this wand stands out due to its performance and low price. I consider Cortex curling wand a gem since it gives my clients high-quality curls they always look forward to having.


Here is also a list of curling wands I would recommend to any woman who wishes to achieve great curls.

Top Rated Curling Wands

NuMe LustrumTourmaline Ceramic$$$
Hot Tools HTBW1852 Curly-QCeramic$
Cortex 4 and One Curling WandCeramic$$

Remington CI95AC/2 Tstudio Salon Collection
HSI Professional Curling Wand SetTitanium$$
Bed Head Bh318 Curli PopsTourmaline Ceramic$
NuMe Titan 3 PurpleTourmaline Ceramic$$$
CHI Miss Universe Hair Curling Iron in PinkTourmaline Ceramic$$
Paul Mitchell Express IonCeramic$$

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My customers are always asking me how they can distinguish the best curling wands from the rest. The primary function of a curling wand is to curl your hair. But not all wands that can do that qualify to be the best, there are things you need to consider.


Apart from different sizes, curling wands also come in various shapes. The shape of the wand is equally important to consider. Check the shapes and sizes of barrels on the curling wand you wish to buy. Let me guide you on how different shapes produce different curls.

Cone: You will love the extreme versatility provided by the conical shaped curling wand. With a wide lower end and a skinny end on the other side, I manage to create any size of curl I want with a single tool. There are wands with steeper slopes which work best for thicker curls. However, you can still switch if you want a lighter curl

Benefits of cone shaped curling wand

  • The larger end provides larger and thicker curls
  • Super versatile
  • You get tiny and precise curls with the smaller end
  • Create any size of curls you want

Straight: I use this curling wand on women who want perfectly equal curls in the shape of rings. This works best for business women. This shape can also help you achieve perfect curls at the bottom part of your hair outwards.

Benefits of straight shaped curling wands

  • Perfect equal curls
  • Consistency from curl to curl

Interchangeable barrel

Many curling wands allow you to change the barrel. This is a good consideration when buying a curling wand. Cortex and Amika among the other main brands are now selling interchangeable curling wands and at an affordable price.

Benefits of interchangeable curling wands

  • Creates any style of curls
  • Super versatile

Barrel Materials

The material used to make the barrel also determines a good curling wand. Let me explain in details.

Basic Metal

This is the type of wand you will always find me using on my customers. It is common among women, made with metal barrels and few heat settings.


With many heat settings options, the ceramic models are also popular. Depending on its other functionality, ceramic models can also be relatively cheap. So the more function it has, the more expensive it will be. The quality of the ceramic is also a determining factor. I prefer them because I am less likely to burn the shaft of the air when am curling my customers.


This is the most durable material in the market. It is loved by most professional hair stylists because it heats up faster, holds its heat better and gives healthy and shiny curls.


The most advanced material used in curling wands is the ionic. This makes curling wands made out of it more expensive than other materials. It can be used on any hair. However, it gives out results that can be obtained from other cheap curling wands. It traps moisture into the hair rather than sapping it away like most materials do. This makes it the most ideal for dry hair.

Curling wand buying guide

If you are dying to have curls on your hair, you may be tempted to pick any curling wand from the store. If impulse drives you, you may end up choosing the wrong curling wand. This is why you need professional advice on the best wand to pick. Here is the guide.


Top 5 Best Curling Wand brands

1. Nume

This model makes wands that have the rapid heat up options and different temperature settings. What makes them top the list is that they all have the tourmaline ceramic barrel and some of them come with interchangeable barrels.

2. Hot Tools

This brand creates innovative wands that allow you to use your imagination on your hair. You can change your hairstyle without cutting or coloring your hair thanks to the Hot Tools Nano Ceramic wands. All curling wands from this brand use Pulse Technology for "Gets Hot…Stays Hot" performance and great heat settings.

3. Amika

The Amika curling wands also have tourmaline ceramic barrel making them among the best in the market. You can create smooth curls and long luxurious waves with ease. The regular Amika curling wands are cheap and still leave your hair looking more beautiful and healthy.

4. Cortex

This brand offers a 4-in-One Curling Wand Set. This means you get four solid interchangeable tourmaline ceramic barrels to make your hair anything you want it to be. This is also the brand that offers the most affordable 4-in-One Curling Wand set.

5. Remington

If you are on a budget, Remington is the brand to go for. They have rapid heat options with different temperature settings, so you can never go wrong. You only need to understand that the most expensive models will either have tourmaline or ceramic barrels.