7 of the Best Curling Tongs, Whatever Your Budget

Elinor Block

Curling tongs hold a special place in our hearts. We love a good hair wave year-round, but there's something about using a tong that we especially love during the winter. From tight '80s curls that Blake Lively is loving right now to looser waves that give you a carefree look, there are plenty of reasons to purchase some curling tongs. We were particularly inspired by Topshop's S/S 17 beauty look during London Fashion Week, which sent models down the runway with pretty-but-messy curls.

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A model for Topshop during London Fashion Week

Now, despite how brilliantly curls can change up your look, many don't invest in the tools because they're not sure how to use them. Trust us; it couldn't be easier. Simply blow-dry your hair (you can let it air-dry, but you'll have a sleeker finish if you use a hair dryer), and divide your hair into small sections, curling individual pieces. To keep it looking effortless (like you were born that way) don't tong the ends; leave the last inch of each section out. Hairstylists do this on shoots all the time, as it makes the hair look less "done" and just that much cooler.

To start you off, we've hunted down seven of our favourite curling tongs right now. Whether that's because they heat up quick (perfect for those in a rush) or because they're a little kinder on your purse, we've found the best curling tongs to suit every budget and hairstyle. 

Click through our gallery for seven of the best curling tongs and where to shop them.

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