VS Sassoon Instant Heat Ceramic Curler, $21.99, from Priceline
If you’re after something effective that won’t break the bank, the VS Sassoon Instant Heat Ceramic Curler is an excellent option. If you’re new to styling your own hair, this is a great tool that covers all basics, including 30 heat settings, and a brush sleeve to smooth over any super-tight ringlets.
Remington Copper Brilliance Curling Wand, $39, from Big W
Another wonderful wand that’ll keep your savings in check, the Remington Copper Brilliance Wand is not only effective, it’s very safe to use. While it heats up to 210°C, it can also shut off automatically after 60 seconds. There’s also nine temperature controls, so you can adjust the heat for the kind of curl you’re after.
Mermade Hair PRO Waver, $92, from Adore Beauty
Wave wands are all the rage right now, creating even, bouncy curls you might describe as ‘mermaid-y’. The Mermade Hair Pro Waver is designed with three cylindrical heated wands and a clamp that pushes your hair into the perfect beach waves.
Silver Bullet Celebrity Curls 3 in 1 Curling Iron, $146.95, from Adore Beauty
This fancy little wand has three separate attachments to give you variation in the style and tightness of your curls. This is perfect for someone who likes to experiment with their hair, creating tighter, springy curls one day and more voluminous, bouncy ones the next.
Hot Tools 24k Gold Curl Bar, $199, from Adore Beauty
Although this one is a little more expensive than your average beginner wave wand, its ergonomic features make curling your hair super simple. Designed for comfort and ease of use, it was created by stylists with the purpose of reducing strain on your shoulder, wrist and elbow, which can all get pretty tired when attempting a curled look! It’s salon-style swivel cord also means you won’t be tripping yourself up in the bathroom, either.
GHD Curve Soft Curl Tong, $250, from GHD
This large-barelled wand is designed to create volume and tumbling soft waves on long hair, so if you’ve been growing out those tresses – this is the tool for you. Definitely go for the soft curl tong if you’re after a big, bouncy, blow-dried look you can achieve at home.
Dyson Airwrap Styler, $799, from Adore Beauty
This is a very pricey curling tool, but it definitely gives bang for your buck – coming with six separate attachments that allow you to vary the way you dry, style, and curl your hair. If it’s curls your after, the 30mm curling barrels will create a tight look, while the larger barrels and smoothing brushes will allow for a softer, more volume-based look. The tool also works as a hair dryer, and is designed ergonomically to reduce your styling struggles.