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What are the advantages of a large barrel curling iron?

Woman using a curling iron to curl her hair

Whether you have long, flowing locks or a short, trendy cut, how you choose to do your hair is an important part of your personal style and expression, so it’s important to learn how to perfect the look you want. This is why having the right tools to style your hair is a necessity.

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What are the advantages of a large barrel curling iron?

Let's take a look at large barrel curling irons, why they’re an important hair tool to have, and how they can help you achieve a stylish, gorgeous look.

Flawless beachy waves

One of the biggest advantages of a large barrel curling iron is that it’s easy to create beachy waves. In the past couple of years, beachy waves have become one of the trendiest hairstyles, and a go-to for many women. There’s nothing like that perfectly tossed, casual look that imitates windblown hair. While a beachy waves hair look isn’t hard to create, you do need to have the right tools–and a large barrel curling iron is the best way to do it.

While it’s tempting to think you can achieve the beachy waves look with whatever curling iron is already in your bathroom drawer, smaller curling irons simply won’t do the trick. After all, you don't want to end up with tight, springy curls, which is not the look you’re going for (no offense, Shirley Temple!). 

Faster styling

If you have long or thick hair, you’re probably all too familiar with having to wake up early or plan extra time into your morning to style your hair. While the end look is worth it in the long run, time consuming hair routines can be a drag. Luckily, one of the perks of using a large barrel curling iron is that it reduces your styling time. The large barrel allows you to wrap more hair around it at once, which can reduce your hair routine by quite a bit of time.

To cut down your hair styling time even more, make sure you choose both a large and long barrel curling iron. The extra space on the barrel will allow you to wrap even more hair around it.

Effortless look

You know those times when you want your hair to look a certain way, but you don’t want it to look like you tried too hard? Luckily, large barrel curling irons are perfect for creating an effortless look, helping you achieve the perfect amount of bounce and volume without the look of stiff, carefully styled curls. Large barrel curling irons are great for simply curling the ends of your hair–it’ll be so subtle, no one will know that you even tried!

Great for second day hair

Most of us have days when we’d rather not wash our hair–but sometimes day-old hair can appear limp, lifeless, and messy. Fortunately, another advantage of large barrel curling irons is that they are great for bringing some life back into your hair. Simply curl the ends of your hair to give it a little more volume, or do a couple of quick touch ups throughout your hair to work off of the styling you did the day before. In less than ten minutes, you’ll be good to go for another day–without having to wash your hair.


Finally, one of the best perks of a large barrel curling iron is that it’s versatile. Whether you’re simply looking for some quick beachy waves or you’re hoping to create a more stylized look, this curling iron will help you do the job–and make quick work of it too!

Final thoughts

When it comes to your hair, sometimes creating the perfect look means investing in the right tools–and a large barrel curling iron is a must! Whether you’re hoping to create the perfect beachy waves, cut down the time it takes to style your hair, or simply create an effortless, casual look, a large barrel curling iron can help you achieve exactly what you’re looking for.

And don't forget about protecting your large barrel curling iron so it's there when you need it most. Subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited to get coverage for all your hair styling tools under the same product protection plan.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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