Winner: Amika Iron Set
Clip-free curling irons are relatively new to the beauty scene, but they're already one of our favorite styling tools. They eliminate the need for those tricky clamps, so all you have to do is wrap a piece of hair around the iron while wearing a heat-resistant glove and your spirals will turn out perfect every time. This set comes with three tourmaline barrels that create any type of curl, from loose and beachy to bouncy ringlets.
Amika Iron Set, $280 at loveamika.com
Silver Star Blogger Pick: Remington TIStudio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand
"Who knew it was a million times easier to curl your hair by simply wrapping it around the barrel, holding hair in place for a few seconds and then gently loosening your grip. This one is designed like a cone (it's narrower at the tip and wider at the base) so you can create skinny and fat curls. It's also made with a breakthrough Pearl technology that infuses a heat-protective and shine-enhancing silicone-based conditioner into strands." Nicole Pearl of beautygirl.com
Remington TIStudio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand, $24.99 at target.com
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