The Best Curling Irons for Waves, According to Hairstylists

Updated 09/08/17

We all want Victoria’s Secret model hair, but 1) we don’t have professional hairstylists at our beck and call, and 2) we’re not Victoria’s Secret models. The latter aside, there are some things we can do to bring our manes closer to the beachy, wavy, wind-blown effect of our dreams—like using the right tools. To help you in this quest, we tapped six celebrity hairstylists and asked them for the curling irons they swear by—yes, the ones they use on clients like Gigi Hadid and Kate Bosworth. Keep scrolling to see them all!

ghd Curve Soft Curl Iron $245
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Polillo’s client Kate Mara proves that short-haired girls can rock loose waves.

Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 1¼-Inch Marcel Curling Iron $50
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Chamberlain created beachy, tousled waves on his client Emily Ratajkowski.

Hot Tools 1¼-inch Marcel Iron $33
Anh Co Tran

Tran is famous for his signature lived-in look—slightly tousled, effortless waves that you want to run your fingers through.

Hot Tools Deep Waver $60
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Brooke gave actress Abigail Spencer softly curled waves and volume at the crown.

R Session Tools Nalu Waver $179

We love January Jones’s deep side part and bouncy waves.

T3 SinglePass Twirl 1¼-Inch Curling Iron $99
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Model Joan Smalls’s hair here is basically the epitome of our hair goals.

To find out how to get model-worthy beach waves at home, click here! And tell us—what’s your holy grail curling iron?

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