curling iron

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curling iron

A rod-shaped metal implement used when heated to curl the hair.

curl′ing i′ron

(or i`rons),

a rod, usu. metal, used when heated to curl the hair, which is twined around it.
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Noun1.curling iron - a cylindrical metal home appliance that heats a lock of hair that has been curled around itcurling iron - a cylindrical metal home appliance that heats a lock of hair that has been curled around it
home appliance, household appliance - an appliance that does a particular job in the home
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Still young -- for he was scarcely forty-six years of age -- he possessed great elegance of form and was above the middle height; his complexion was brilliant and beautiful; his glance full of expression; his nose, though large, was well proportioned; his forehead broad and majestic; his hair, of a chestnut color, was curled slightly; his beard, which was darker than his hair, was turned carefully with a curling iron, a practice that greatly improved it.
She got out her curling irons and lighted the gas and went to work repairing the ravages made by generosity added to love.
Rebecca thought how lovely the knot of red hair looked under the hat behind, and how the color of the front had been dulled by incessant frizzing with curling irons.
We are capable of putting more features on a curling iron, and [consumers want] the added convenience," said Howard Smith, product manager for curling irons at Helen of Troy.
Once dry, use a curling iron on the ends only to curl hair up, out and away from face.
If you have really fine, straight hair, you might need to emphasize the bend with a curling iron," says Lori.
Consumers' love/hate relationship with their hair is sparking explosive innovation in the specialty curling iron business, according to manufacturers.
Curling irons and brushes with big barrels, estimated to be 35 percent of the curling iron business, are expected to continue to find growth.
To give Kristen some fun '80s style (it's really in right now), Danielle and Nakisha randomly spiral-curled sections of hair using a curling iron, then used Back to Basics Green Tea Texturizing Lotion to add shine to Kristen's locks.
A traditional curling iron, which may get too hot, will literally the burn the hair.