6 standout curling wands in 2017 for short hair

Taryn Davies
Published: March 17, 2017

Just because you’ve gone for the chop doesn’t mean you have to forgo fun and flirty curls, you just need the right tools, these are the best curling wands for short hair.

Short hairstyles can sometimes feel uninspiring and slightly restrictive because there’s less hair to work with but look to the likes of Kaley Cucuco, Lily Collins, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence and more for plenty of short hair inspiration that will keep your style looking fresh and stylish.

Curling wands are the perfect tool to help get you out of your style rut, they’re perfect as the curls aren’t quite as uniform but more tousled, so you get a relaxed style that still has a curl.

Create hairstyles that are bouncy and full of life with these curling wands that are perfect for shorter hair lengths.

Choosing the right wand for shorter hair

The barrel size or diameter should, of course, come into play. The best curling wand size for shorter locks are those with a thinner type of barrel, as the thicker ones might be too wide to wrap your short hair’s section around.

The barrel shape will also determine the types of curls you achieve with your wand. To create curls that are wider near your scalp and a little tighter towards the ends, the barrel must have a conical shape. A cylinder-shaped barrel will create curls that are the same shape throughout the hair.

Pick of the best curling wands for short hair

Tresemme flawless waves styling wand review TheFuss.co.ukTresemme Flawless Waves Styling Wand

The Tresemme Flawless Waves Styling Wand is sleek and simple with oval shaped barrel design, simply wrap your hair around the barrel for gorgeous, natural-looking waves.

The oval-shaped wand is the perfect tool for creating everything from shapely hour-glass waves to elegant, soft curls and those coveted second-day waves we all hope we’ll wake up with.

What’s more, it comes with a heat glove and heat mat to give you additional protection during styling. The heat protection glove is ideal for when you’re curling shorter locks, ensuring you aren’t wincing every few minutes from catching your hands.

The Advanced Ceramics ensure our hair isn’t burnt to a crisp when we style either. The wand heats up really quickly, and the fact it maintains its high heat throughout styling ensures our hair looks uniform and flawless.

Lee Stafford Chopstick hair styler review TheFuss.co.ukLee Stafford Chopstick Styler

Now this might look a little daunting, but the Lee Stafford Chopstick Styler is the wand you need to create gorgeous corkscrew curls that will certainly make an impact.

The styler is designed with a super skinny barrel, which helps you to get really tight corkscrew curls. Admittedly, it will take a while to style even short hair, but the effect is gorgeous and it's defintiely worth the time and effort.

It’s a strong, statement look that will certainly turn heads, but we think it’s a look everyone should try at least once, and thanks to a reasonable price of £19.99 you won’t break the bank trying out this look.

Mark Hill Pick 'N' Mix Wand review TheFuss.co.ukMark Hill Pick N Mix Interchangeable Wand

For those who can’t decide what wand they wand, try the Mark Hill Pick N Mix tool. You buy the handle and barrels separately, and there’s five to choose from. This is perfect for those who want to save on space, and create different looks with their hair.

We recommend the corkscrew barrel and the small barrel for those with short hair with the Mark Hill Wand.

You can channel your inner disco girl with the corkscrew barrel. The Corkscrew Barrel is a thin, 13mm barrel for super tight curls that create a gorgeous texture and incredible volume.

The small barrel is a true classic wand to create those glamorous, red carpet-ready waves and curls.

Remington Silk Waving Wand review TheFuss.co.ukRemington Silk Waving Wand

This wand’s design also helps to make your curling experience super swift. With a handy digital display on its black and deep red handle, you’re able to easily adjust and set the temperature anywhere between 120 – 220 degrees.

The Remington Silk Waving wand has a cool tip and heat protection glove, so you can be sure to avoid any burns, especially if you’re in a rush.

The wand is an elliptical shape which basically means that it’s oval rather round which gives a much more natural finish.

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Babyliss Pro Curling WandBabyliss Pro Curling Wand

The Babyliss Pro Curling Wand has a conical design so will create plenty of movement through your locks. The wider part will make curls thicker, whilst the thinner tip creates tighter curls in your hair.

The barrel is ceramic to ensure it holds its high heat throughout styling, and it has a top temperature of 210°C.

There's no need to worry about burning your fingers either thanks to the cool tip at the end of the barrell, it comes with a heat protective glove too.


Remington Curl Revolution is a great tool for curling shorter hair TheFuss.co.ukRemington Curl Revolution

The Remington Curl Revolution is not technically a wand, but this handy tool is an automatic curl creator so it really helps you out creating fun and stylish hair looks.

The automatic feed and rotating barrel guarantee perfect bouncing curls with total ease every time.

The Curl Revolution rotates in different directions, so you can create multiple styles, plus the rotating barrel gives your arms a little bit of relief. It might take a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of this tool, you'll love how quick and easy it is to create gorgeous hairstyles in your short locks.

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