Creating loose, romantic waves with the Hot Tools Professional CurlBar

The humble curling iron has come a long way since its ground-breaking debut some 2,000 years ago. In just the last century, it’s morphed from what looks like a torture device into the electric gadget we know today, upgraded countless times with new bells and whistles.

But we bet no one in the Roman Empire could have predicted the biggest modern advancement would look quite like this. Enter: the CurlBar, Hot Tools’ brand-new, L-shaped iron. The design might look strange, but that unique bend is what gives it the power to style hair easier, faster, and with less arm strain. Watch it in action here: