If you're not a curling iron expert, it can kind of seem like they're all basically the same. Heats up? Check. Round barrel? Yup. But as anyone who's bought a not-so-great one can tell you, there are plenty of other features of curling irons that separate the basic (and, let's be real, bad) from the truly effective and easy-to-use stylers. Finding those great ones, however, can present a challenge. That's where reviews come in. And, as users have attested, the best curling irons at Sephora are truly worth the extra money and research to find a hair tool that'll give you the curls you dream of.
And no, these cult-favorite curlers don't all do the same thing. From Amika's High Tide Deep Waver ($120), which creates deep, beachy waves, to Drybar's $165 The Wrap Party Styling Wand, which gives the perfect blowout curls, there are beloved products of all kinds to choose from so you can pick the right one for your desired results.
So, all you have to do is continue scrolling below for some of the top-rated curling irons from Sephora. The best — according to their rave reviews — are ahead.
Though a pricier option, many customers think this is worth the cost because it creates curls that hold and heats up quickly. It also includes three barrels (one-inch Straight Barrel, 1.25- to .75-inch Tapered Barrel, and 1.5-inch Straight Barrel) so you have different types of curls you can create.
This award-winning hair waver isn't your typical curling iron; instead, it has three tourmaline ceramic barrels in 0.7-inch that create those beachy waves. The High Tide Deep Waver is also a customer favorite, with 4.4 stars at Sephora and many users claiming that it's extremely easy to use (even for beginners) and creates the perfect deep waves.
It may be nearly $500, but you still can't have a curling iron roundup without mentioning Dyson's buzzy Airwrap Styler. In addition to the attention it's garnered among beauty editors and lovers alike, it's also gained a solid rating on Sephora, with a 4-star rating and 40k "loves" on its product page. In case you're unfamiliar with the concept, the styler doesn't use extreme heat; instead, it attracts and wraps hair using air, and styles and dries at the same time.
Wand devotees, this might just be your new go-to. GHD's Curve Creative Curl Wand is beloved by users (it has a 4.5-star rating) — one even calls it "life changing" because it's so fast and easy to use. The wand also heats up in 25 seconds and comes with a safety glove to ensure you don't burn any of your fingers in the process.
Sick of styling tiny sections of hair at a time? Bio Ionic's Long Barrel Styler Pro Curling Iron 1" is literally designed to help you curl and style on wider hair sections so you can cut down on time. The styler has a near-perfect rating on Sephora, with 4.7 stars and users raving about how simple and fast it is to use.