Splurge: RSession Tools Nalu Waver
This fork-shaped iron curls two strands at once ?so you can work through your entire head really fast,? says hairstylist Ted Gibson. The ceramic barrels are spaced 1?2 inch apart to create loose crimp-free spirals.
RSession Tools Nalu Waver, $180; rsessiontools.com.
Steal: Hot Tools 1-inch Professional Spring Iron
This tool is a universal stylist favorite, and it comes in eight sizes?one for every length. ?The heat is consistent, so each curl turns out beautiful,? says N.Y.C. stylist Carla Gentry Osorio.
Hot Tools 1-inch Professional Spring Iron, $34; hottools.com for stores.Read MoreLess