If you take a look through magazines or at beauty mavens on Instagram, you'll probably see hundreds of references to "beachy waves." Now, there are many ways to get the mermaid waves of your dreams, but one of the easiest options is to use one of the best conical curling irons.
If you're not sure what I mean by conical curling iron, just know that it's any tapered iron where one end of the barrel is larger than the other. You'll usually find wands in this style, though there are a few clamped versions out there, too.
The reason why a conical iron is so perfect for waves is because of their shape. If you wrap your hair up the wand, the curl will automatically vary in size, making it look more natural. Then, with minimal brushing, it'll turn into a relaxed wave that looks as though you just stepped off the beach.
Conical wands are also great if you'd like to get more variety from your iron. For really tight curls, just wrap your hair around the thinnest point. If you're feeling a larger curl the next day, wrap your hair around the thickest point. It's a little like having two or three barrels in one, which saves you money and space in your bathroom cabinets.
These seven tapered curling irons can give you beachy waves or bouncy curls, it all depends on your technique.