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Helen of Troy Mini 1/2 Inch Professional Curling Iron with Ergonomic Handle for Short Hair, Bangs & Wisps

This quality Helen of Troy professional appliance has been designed and tested for performance, durability and handling ease. Creates tight curls.Features:-Triple Plated Chrome Barrel-Cool Tip for Styling Control-Lifetime Heating Element-Built In Safety Stand-Pilot Light-Ergonomic Handle-High/Low Heat Settings for All Hair Types-Solid State Circuitry-Extra Long, Tangle Proof Swivel Cord

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  • Helen of Troy Mini 1/2 Inch Professional Curling Iron with Ergonomic Handle for Short Hair, Bangs & Wisps (Model: 1503n)

Honest reviews



I bought the tiny 3/8" size, having gotten really comfortable with my hair curling routine using a large tapered barrel, and wanting another option for a different look. I always thought the difference between metal and ceramic was just marketing nonsense, but holy cow. No matter how much hair I curled at a time or what products I put in my hair, it came out frizzy and horrible looking. My regular wand actually makes my hair look smoother. I’m not sure if it works the same on every kind of hair (I’m white with long, fine, somewhat dry hair), or if I got a defective one, but I can’t recommend it.

Jaclyn Villa Ridge, IL


I have loved the Helen of Troy brand for awhile, and unfortunately this product has not fit my fancy. I will list the pros and cons. Pros: Shipping came super fast, it actually worked, and it is small enough for really short hair. Cons: It doesn’t get hot enough. There is only an on and off button, and there is no temperature control. So honestly this was a great price. You definitely get what you pay for. So definitely try this if you wish, especially if you have super short hair. Good luck future consumers.

Jenny Alviso, CA

Works great.

This takes some time to heat up, but if you want tight, spiral curls, this barrel size is perfect. I usually just want to curl some tendrils that hang down when I have my hair up, and this does the trick perfectly. Great price too.

Lacy Hiddenite, NC

Works well

This is a good curling iron and works well. Be warned – a 3/8 inch barrel is very tiny. I probably should have ordered 1/2 inch. But that was my bad, not the product’s fault.

Casandra Canton, TX

Great Curling Iron

I have short hair and it is straight! I don’t look good with straight hair – must have curls. This curling iron does the job! Fantastic!

Dorothy Avondale, PA


Wow. It doesn’t even heat up! A curling iron has one job: to heat up. I can literally hold it in my hand while it’s on the hottest setting and it just feels like skin temperature. Now I have to go through the hassle of returning it. Spare yourself the time and effort and go with a curling iron that costs just a few more bucks.

Camilla Rossville, TN

Good quality, small curling iron.

This is a nice curling iron if you want really small curls. It’s nice for my curly hair to put in these tiny curls along with my regular ones. It gives it a bouncy look. I love that it has a holder for the hair, rather than having to use gloves as in the wands. I would never use those, so it’s nice to have this option. Also, stands on my marble counter, rather than rolling around. Infinite heat control makes it nice for however much time you have.

Herminia Dover, MO


i dont see how people say this doesnt get hot enough i love it! its perfect and love the size its perfect for my short hairs when i want a whimsical up doo

Deidra Yawkey, WV

Perfect for my toddler girl

I like this curling iron for my little girl. It is the perfect size for her and makes her hair look so cute!

Elvira Macon, VA

Good simple 5/8″ curling iron

It’s hard to find a good 5/8" curling iron – it must not be a popular size. Some on the market have the thumb release so high from the barrel it’s difficult to use. The Helen of Troy is simple but effective. Easy on the hands and has 2 heat settings – I only use the high setting. I’ve tried other curling irons with temperature settings and they just burn my hair – no need for all the pizazz. Just need a simple curling iron that works well and this one does the job. The cord does curl up on you but for the price not a big problem. It gets hot quickly and does a good job.

Sarah Alturas, FL


AAAA++++ does exactly as advertised love it love it love it… would recommend to anyone light and handy AAA+++ love it

Sherrie Royal Oak, MD



Katharine Hawley, TX