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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BaBylissPRO tools Get a hair dryer, curling iron, or straightener from this professional-grade styling brand at a steal. Sara Hendricks, USA TODAY, "5 of the best beauty deals you can get this Prime Day," 16 July 2019 The most popular brand, Brazilian Blowout, contains formaldehyde, which is released as the hair is heated with dryers or curling irons. Longreads, "True Roots," 5 June 2019 The trademark covers hair styling products, shampoos and conditioners, hair masks, curling irons, flat irons, hair dryers and diffusers, and hair brushes and combs. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Hair by Kylie Jenner Is Happening," 17 May 2019 Once dry, Pita curled Lively's hair with a 5/8-inch curling iron and ensured those curls lasted without looking stiff with an all-over misting of his Max Capacity Hybrid Hairspray. Marci Robin, Allure, "Blake Lively Is Pregnant, Sure, But Did You See Her Curly Hair?," 3 May 2019 Embracing the drizzle outside, the Honest Beauty founder enlisted the help of a good old curling iron and a spritz of strong hold hairspray, courtesy of hair expert Jennifer Yepez. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Jessica Alba Has the Ultimate Rainy Day Hair Solution," 13 May 2019 The concept basically marries the idea behind thermal blowout brushes (like this) and self-curling irons like Beachwaver. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Dyson Made a $500 Dryer That Literally Curls Your Hair for You," 9 Oct. 2018 Wind two-inch sections of hair around a one-and-a-quarter-inch curling iron—twisting the hair backwards for one section, then forwards for the next section—hold for five seconds, and release. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "60-Second Glow Up: How to Get Dewy Skin and Messy Waves Fast," 17 July 2018 The simplest way to curl straight hair is with a curling iron or curling wand. Shammara Lawrence, Allure, "Lace Frontier: A Beginner's Guide to the World of Wigs," 10 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of curling iron

1616, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of curling iron

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

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