curling iron


Definition of curling iron 

: a rod-shaped usually metal instrument which is heated and around which a lock of hair to be curled or waved is wound

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Actress Cate Blanchett likely styled her freshly trimmed waves with the help of a curling iron and some texturizing spray for Giorgio Armani's Spring 2019 show in Milan. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "This Is Fall's Coolest and Most Versatile Haircut," 9 Oct. 2018 Fast forward to 2018, and the geniuses at Dyson are back at it with a brand-new, high-tech styling tool that puts standard curling irons and hair straighteners to shame. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "Is Dyson's New Airwrap Styler Really Worth $500? We Put It to the Test," 15 Oct. 2018 Webb would also keep the following tools handy throughout the day: a curling iron, texture spray, pomade, shine cream, and bobby pins. Lauren Levy, The Cut, "The Everything Guide to Staying Cool at a Summer Wedding," 12 Apr. 2018 To get the same look, wrap large sections around a curling iron like the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver, softly brush out and tease with a Spornette Little Wonder brush, set with a light hair spray, then smooth it back into a high pony. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "Hannah Davis Makes a Gym Ponytail Red Carpet-Worthy, Solves All Our #SummerHairProblems," 16 July 2015 The curling iron in question is the ghd Curve Classic Curl Iron, which Appleton used to curl random sections of hair for even more defined waves. Emily Wang, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Wore Her Hair in a Wavy Ponytail at the 2018 CFDA Awards," 5 June 2018 In search of a new skin-care routine, go-to curling iron, or makeup-removing wipes bought in bulk? Samantha Sasso,, "The Long-Weekend Beauty Sales About To Take All Your Money," 25 May 2018 Once the back and sides are pinned, switch to a marcel curling iron for the front, top section to create a face-framing barrel curl. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Put a Modern Twist on Old Hollywood Pin Curls," 1 Sep. 2016 When the skin is damaged due to a trauma—my curling iron burn is the perfect example—the body begins to form new collagen fibers. Emily Rekstis, SELF, "9 Ways to Use Bio-Oil, the Drugstore Scar Treatment People Love," 22 June 2018

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1616, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of curling iron

: a device with a long metal part that is heated to curl hair

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