The Top 10 Best Curling Irons 2021

Find out our favourite and most up-to-date curling irons for styling your tresses.

The newest hair tools always feature the latest advances in technology to deliver your look as quickly and easily as possible, with the least amount of damage!

Millie from Customer Service shares her personal faves...

What is the best curling iron on the market?

We get it, investing in a hot hair tool can be pretty overwhelming. Do you go for the most expensive? or the most wallet-friendly? What about heat settings? and overall size? It can be a big decision and that's why we want you to feel comfortable in making the right choice.

So from bargain to bougie, we’ve rounded up the best curling irons available to make your decision that little bit easier.

Perfect for effortlessly creating tight curls and beachy waves on any hair length. An incredibly versatile hair tool that can be used to create tight, glossy curls or smooth, beachy waves. With its mineral-infused, slow-baked, 25 mm barrel wand, plus its ergonomic design and swivel cord, this is the ultimate tool for creating the curls and waves you want in the easiest way.

Style, Smooth and Curl with this innovative and multifunctional tool that performs like no other. With a powerful V9 motor, and versatile attachments, you can create almost any look with ease. Keeping the health of your hair in mind, the Dyson Airwrap™ Styler Complete styles efficiently without high heat.

 Using aerodynamic principles (known as the Coanda effect), the Dyson Airwrap™ Styler Complete allows complete control and ease when styling. Hair temperature is constantly monitored, and hair is left effortlessly soft and styled. Create beautiful waves and curls, dry your tresses and smooth out your lengths, with results that last!

The ultimate tool to maximise your hair creativity, offering complete customisation. With an impressive 25 variable heat settings and a tapered 19–32 mm diameter barrel, this powerful curling iron allows for experimentation with curl tightness and style. This tool is also suitable for all hair types and hair lengths. The clamp-free iron has an easy-grip handle and a 360-degree swivel cord to make styling your locks as effortless as possible.

The Silver Bullet Curling Wand has been designed to bring out your inner hairstylist! Whether you want to rock a gorgeous Hollywood wave or tousled, beachy curls, this incredibly versatile curling iron offers full control during styling and maximum creativity for a customised experience.

Gone are the days of curling irons that deliver just one look. You can now play as much as you like with this versatile styling tool.

Cloud Nine C9 Wand

A must-have for creating professional-style, long-lasting curls on longer hair. The comes with a temperature panel and LED panel. With a simple touch of the button, you can alternate among low, mid, and high settings, depending on your hair type and style. The tapered, coated barrel can effortlessly curl all hair types and is best for those with collar-length and longer hair. With other features such as the RFID chip, Hibernation mode, and an ergonomic swivel cord, the C9 Wand is a must-have if you want the latest in hair tools.

Cloud Nine C9 Wand

Utilising the latest in technology and innovation, the Cloud Nine C9 Wand is a high-performance curling iron designed to deliver professional-looking results every single time. Enriched with a secret ingredient within the barrel, the C9 Wand promises ultimate shine and lustre for long-lasting gorgeous curls, no matter whether you want your curls tight or loose.

In a gorgeous rose-gold finish, this curling iron is the perfect addition to any vanity. Not only is this a dream to look at, but it offers the same professional level of styling as you’d get with any Silver Bullet hot tool. Designed to create loose curls and beachy waves on medium-to-long hair, the titanium barrel heats up quickly for the perfect everyday look. Maintaining moisture and shine, the barrel glides effortlessly through hair to prevent tangles and damage. And with heat settings from 80°C to 220°C, this curling iron is suitable for all hair textures, from fine to coarse.

Looks aren’t everything when it comes to your hair tools, yet it can’t be denied that the Silver Bullet Fastlane Titanium Curling Iron Rose Gold 32mm is the prettiest option available. With its breathtaking rose-gold finish, this iron will look as pretty in your bedroom as your curls will look once you’ve styled your locks.

A waving wand to create effortless beachy waves and smooth, soft curls. This is a classic tool, designed for creating gorgeous and effortless beach waves. With three easy-to-use settings, this styler adjusts automatically to your hair type. With a 21cm ceramic barrel and protective heat guard, glove and travel case, this wand will be a great asset to those expecting a beach holiday.

This is a classic tool, designed for creating gorgeous and effortless beach waves. With three easy-to-use settings, this styler adjusts automatically to your hair type. With a 21cm ceramic barrel and protective heat guard, glove and travel case, this wand will be a great asset to those expecting a beach holiday. 

CLOUD NINE Waving Wand is perfect for those who love a specifically styled loose beachy wave, and want to protect their hair from heat damage. Suitable for all hair types and hair lengths, your waves will stay looking gorgeous, sleek, and shiny all day long with minimal damage.

Offering a completely different hair styling experience to any tool you’ve tried before. Gone are the days of shoulder, wrist, and elbow strain: professional hair stylists have come together to design an ergonomic curling wand. Delivering uniform curls every time, the 25 mm barrel provides even heat, effortlessly crafting long-lasting, glossy curls. With the Curl Bar’s built-in timer ranging from 0 to 10 seconds, holding each curl for the same amount of time has never been easier.

Not only is its design revolutionary, but the curling bar also uses unique pulse technology to ensure it heats up quickly and stays hot while you style with a variety of temperature settings. Whether you want tight and defined curls or a beachy wave, the Hot Tools 24k Gold Curl Bar 25mm makes curling your tresses that much easier.

Advanced infrared technology locks moisture and shine into every curl. The 32 mm titanium-infused barrel can be used to create soft, long-lasting curls on medium-to-long hair. With temperature settings ranging from 80°C to 210°C, this curling iron is perfect for fine hair, coarse hair, and everything in between. The professional-length swivel cord makes styling even easier, so you can enjoy gorgeous curls every single time.

Using hot tools to style your locks is always going to cause heat damage, but you can minimise the damage by choosing the right tool. Perfect for dry and damaged hair, the Silver Bullet Vivid Curling Iron 32mm has a unique infrared light strip along the barrel, heating the hair from the inside out to quickly curl and style the hair without stripping out moisture and vitality. You’re left with shiny, glossy, and healthy curls.

With 3 detachable heads and a travel-friendly pouch, it’s perfect for achieving a range of different looks on the go. Creating smooth and shiny curls each time, the Silver Bullet Celebrity Curls 3 in 1 Curling Iron uses titanium surface barrels and an adjustable temperature to make achieving your look as damage-free as possible to your locks. Delivering super-fast and super-easy curls, this is a must-have for hair enthusiasts!

The Silver Bullet Celebrity Curls 3 in 1 Curling Iron is the ultimate tool for versatility. The 3 detachable heads let you effortlessly change up your look, no matter your hair type, texture, or length. This curling iron comes with 3 attachments:

  • Conical attachment (9 to 19 mm)

  • Conical attachment (19 to 25 mm)

  • Regular attachment (25 mm)

What’s more, this curling iron with a travel-friendly pouch allows you to achieve tight curls, tapered curls, loose waves, and many more looks while you’re on the go.

The Fastlane Ceramic Curling Iron has a ceramic barrel surface with ionic technology. This advanced combo means less heat damage and a more even finish, ensuring glossy curls each time without drying out your gorgeous locks. This curling iron also has an extra-long swivel cord and a cool tip, so you can effortlessly style your hair without straining or burning yourself. Plus, the dual voltage makes it perfect for travel. Suitable for all hair types, this hot tool is best for medium-to-long hair and everyday loose curls.

If you’re after everyday loose curls and beachy waves, look no further than the Silver Bullet Fastlane Ceramic Curling Iron Gold - 32mm. This professional-standard styling tool delivers long-lasting and bouncy curls full of vitality and oomph. It’s the perfect way to spruce up your day-to-day look.

A hairstyling must-have for creating textured curls and beachy waves. Reducing hair damage is a must for ghd, and this is why the creative curl wand is equipped with the brand’s exclusive ultra-zone technology and optimal heat conditions. This clever combo ensures curls are long-lasting and shiny without causing unnecessary damage to tresses. Crafting each curl in just 5 to 8 seconds, and featuring a professional-length cord and cool tip, the GHD Curve 2.0 Creative Curl Wand can be used by haircare novices just as much as it’s been enjoyed by experts.

Getting that Pinterest-ready, beachy hair look has never been easier than with the ghd curve 2.0 creative curl wand, expertly designed with that tousled do in mind. Boasting a unique tapered barrel, from a round 28 mm to the oval 23 mm tip, the ghd hair curler has been specifically developed for achieving effortless, beachy waves on all hair lengths and types.

If you're aiming for beautiful waves and curls follow our guide on our Best Curl Enhancing Products and our Best Heat Protectants for All Hair Types to keep your hair silky smooth.

Watch the YouTube video below for a super easy curling tutorial to get waves and volume.

So, let's recap the Top 10 Best Curling Wands

  1. Dyson Airwrap™ Styler Complete

  2. Silver Bullet Curling Wand

  3. Cloud Nine C9 Wand

  4. Silver Bullet Fastlane Titanium Curling Iron Rose Gold 32mm

  5. CLOUD NINE Waving Wand

  6. Hot Tools 24k Gold Curl Bar 25mm

  7. Silver Bullet Vivid Curling Iron 32mm

  8. Silver Bullet Celebrity Curls 3 in 1 Curling Iron

  9. Silver Bullet Fastlane Ceramic Curling Iron Gold - 32mm

  10. ghd curve 2.0 creative curl wand

Brand and product inclusions are at the sole discretion of Adore Beauty’s highly trained Customer Service team. We do not seek or accept payment from brands or individuals listed in our guides.

This article has been updated on 22/01 to replace discontinued products with our recent product recommendations. Carly from our Customer Service team has helped to bring you our most recommended products and up-to-date information.  

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