I love this curling iron! I’ve had quite a few curling irons in my lifetime and this one is by far my favorite. I have the 1″ barrel iron, but it also comes in a 1.25″ barrel which I might consider adding to my tool collection if I were to grow my hair out again (I’m currently rocking a ‘lob’).
Drybar – The 3-Day Bender 1” Digital Curling Iron, $135, Nordstrom
I find it works well for short or long hair and even came with instructions on how to achieve different looks, including beachy waves. Plus, its rotating barrel makes this easy to use for even the most styling-impaired user (pardon the pun!).
The price point is also really reasonable for a salon-grade styling tool (you can really tell it’s high quality from the minute you can take it out of the box).
The technology of this iron is also worth noting – there’s a lot of science behind creating curls quickly (without damaging hair, in fact repairing it) and creating curls and waves that last.
If you’re looking for a new curling iron, this is my #1 draft pick.