How to Choose the Perfect Curling Tongs
Curling tongs. They’re available in such a bewildering range of shapes and sizes that it’s often difficult to know which pair to choose! So, to help you make an informed curling tong decision, today we’re bringing you ‘How to Choose the Perfect Curling Tongs’ - the definitive guide to selecting the correct tongs for your hair length. Simply read on to find out which size curling tong you should be using to create your dream wavy style…
How to choose the perfect curling tongs: Short hair
Thought gorgeously styled, curly hair was beyond the reach of ladies with bobbed hair? Then think again. To get the waves you crave, all you need to do is opt for curling tongs with a small barrel size. For a relaxed, wavy look à la Clémence Poésy, the 24mm (1 inch) Babyliss Pro Curling Tongs are the perfect choice as they’re ideal for achieving tousled, ‘undone’ tresses. Alternatively, if you’d rather style your way to Taylor Swift-style curls, we recommend using the Babyliss PRO Perfect Curl on a high setting. Although not a curling iron as such, this miraculous styler is perfect for adding pretty, twisty curls to even above shoulder-length hair.
How to choose the perfect curling tongs: Medium hair
The 24mm (1 inch) Babyliss Pro Curling Tongs aren’t a one-trick pony, you know. Not only are they the perfect curling tongs for producing waves on shorter hairstyles, but they’re also ideal for adding tighter curls to this season’s medium length hairstyles, too - so, if you dream of Lily Collins-esque spirals, make 24mm tongs your iron of choice and curl up in style. Are Alexa Chung’s bedhead waves more your thing? Then go for a curling iron with a slightly larger barrel size instead. We Dirty Looks girls reckon the 32mm Session Instant Heat Tong is the perfect curling tong for creating purposefully messy cool-girl waves in a matter of minutes.
How to choose the perfect curling tongs: Long hair
Lucky long-haired ladies can choose pretty much any curling tong barrel size they desire, but for the most on-trend looks we recommend the 32mm Session Instant Heat Tong and the 38mm Babyliss Pro Curling Tongs. Thanks to its slightly smaller barrel size, the 32mm Session Instant Heat Tong is the perfect curling iron for creating curly-wurly hairstyles like Dianna Agron’s on longer hair. On the other hand, the 38mm (1 ½ inch) Babyliss Pro Curling Tongs work wonders for achieving beachy waves like Lauren Conrad’s. Wind large sections of hair around your iron to get the look - or, for a piece-y, surfer-girl kind of style, work with smaller sections of hair.
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We hope our guide to how to choose the perfect curling tongs helps you out of your styling dilemma! What’s your favorite way to curl your hair: tongs, straighteners or rollers?