Omg. First curling iron I've ever used, so it was a bit tricky at first and will admit I've had some burnt fingers along the way, but this gives beautiful curls/ringlets. You can either keep them springy (so much fun to play with) or comb out for loose, beach waves. It heats up quickly and has a swivel cord for easy maneuverability. Only issue I find is that the lead isn't quite long enough. This gives smooth curls with a lovely shiny finish. Just be careful and make sure you curl your hair the right way so it sits properly, rather than sticking up, giving you the electric shock look.