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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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 For waves, hot rollers can be gentler than curling irons. Jessica Prince Erlich, Harper's BAZAAR, "13 Secrets to Long, Thick, Shiny Hair," 7 Nov. 2016 Surrounded by stacks of fresh florals and a menagerie of hair ornaments, hairstylist Odile Gilbert used a curling iron to create loose waves before vigorously shaking them out and blasting them with dry texture spray for extreme volume. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Rodarte Brings Mesmerizing Glitter Makeup to Its L.A. Homecoming," 6 Feb. 2019 Real talk: sometimes the process of achieving bouncy, barrel waves with a curling iron is, well, a process. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "The Viral Water Bottle Challenge Is Instagram's New Favorite Beauty Trend," 11 Nov. 2018 Then, after parting the hair to the side, the pro wraps small sections around the barrel of a curling iron, rotating the hair away from the face. Jillian Ruffo,, "How It's Done: Gwen Stefani's Voluminous Curly Hair," 13 Apr. 2018 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

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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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