CLOUD NINE Hair Curling Wand Review

by Reika on August 2, 2013

I am so excited that I finally have the CLOUD NINE Hair Curling Wand which has been on my wishlist for so long! And I cannot be more happy with it – it is worth every penny and it does everything I ever wished for a hair curling tool can do. Prior to this I have tried tons of mid range curling tongs, and although they function as expected, the Cloud Nine Wand just completely blows the others out of the water in terms of design and performance.

For those of you who are not familiar with the brand Cloud Nine, it is a company that makes professional and revolutionary hair styling tools. The founder of Cloud Nine is actually the creator of the legendary GHD straightener, and they have established this relatively new brand after the huge success of GHD. So as soon as I heard about this I just knew their products would wow me.

CLOUD-NINE-Wave-Curl-Wand-review-1Packaging is sleek and modern, it also comes with a glove to protect your hand

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What is CLOUD NINE Wave & Curl Wand:

It is a hair curling/waving wand that has 3 heat settings.  The barrel is coated with their signature ceramic finish which is designed to give your hair added shine and smoothness. The tapered barrel design also gives you the freedom to create different sizes of curls. When I first received the wand, I was quite surprised at how big this wand is compared to others.

The Wand comes with a protective heat guard in frosted finish

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Compared to the other large hair curling tongs

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Why should you have it?!

1. It heats up within 2 seconds. The design is very sleek and it looks and feels expensive.

2. I normally use the highest heat setting which works magical for my hair type. I have naturally frizzy medium/coarse hair which is very curl resistant. The problems I had with my other ordinary curling tools is that they take a long time just to curl one small strand of hair. Since I have so much hair, by the time I reach the other side of the head, the first section of hair became straight again! So I always had to go back and re-curl some hair over and over, and  the entire process was very time consuming and frustrating. With the Cloud Nine Wand, it takes literally no effort to curl the hair – I can just grab a large strand of hair and wrap it around the wand and take it off immediately (without holding it for seconds). And voila the curl looks smooth and stays in its shape all day! It allows me to curl all my hair within 10 minutes with very minimum effort.

3. I have previously mentioned in my other hair tool review posts that I am very bad with hair styling, especially with curling my hair. This wand is a life changer for me as it is definitely designed for novice users like me. The tapered design of the barrel gives you the freedom to create all types of curls, and the extra large size is also a bonus for people with long hair. I can easily create the looks below in a short time:

  • Wrap a small section of hair around the thinner end of the barrel to create tight and mermaid-like curl.
  • Wrap a medium section of hair around the whole barrel to create voluminous Victoria Secret like waves.
  • Wrap a large section of hair around the whole barrel to create an effortless beachy waves.

Bottom Line: When it comes to electronic beauty items, I am a firm believer in what you pay is what you get. The Cloud Nine Wand is a life changer for hair curling for me. If you are frustrated with the fact that you can never achieve the “magazine perfect curls” as you’ve seen on celebs/models with the tools you have, then I highly suggest you give this one a go. It works with all hair types, and it will blow you away at how easy and fast to use. The CLOUD NINE Hair Curling Wand is available here (currently on special!) with more information on the product.

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Alexandra August 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Good review! I’ve never doubted the quality of the Cloud Nine products, but I am debating on whether to get the Cloud Nine straightener or the new GHD Eclipse (which I’ve heard many hair dressers say it’s their all time favorite straightener). Have you tried the straightener? xx

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Reika August 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

No I haven’t tried the new ghd eclipse as I have already found my hg straightener!

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sonya August 3, 2013 at 2:35 am

video?

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Reika August 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Sorry sonya I don’t do videos, but there are heaps of cloud nine wand tutorial videos on YouTube :) and I might do a pic tutorial one day.

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Jeslynj August 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Thank you for the review on this! I’m always interested in learning more about new and improved hair products. I will have to give this a try.

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Reika August 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm

You should! It will not let you down :)

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Karima August 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

Hello fellow Sydney-sider! This interests me because I have ultra long hair that refuses to hold a curl. I didn’t have much luck with the Cloud 9 “O” despite high hopes :(
Also just a heads up, these links appear to be broken? Could be me.
xxkarima

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Reika August 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Hello darl! I did a lot of research on the O Pod and this wand, and in the end I decided to go with the wand as the ‘O’ is mainly used for creating volumes rather than curls.
Thanks for letting me about the links – they work ok for me :)

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Karima August 5, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Uhh I purchased it :D Cheeky! Will report back. xx

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Jangsty August 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

this is my best beauty buy of the last year! so happy you’ve enjoyed it too!

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Reika August 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I know! This tool is just sooo amazing!

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Zoe August 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Hi Reika,
Great review as always! As I’m trying to grow out my hair, my current shortish medium length hair is getting boring! Thinking of creating wavy/soft curls to my hair. :) Is the curling wand good for short to medium length hair too?

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Reika August 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Hi Zoe, this wand is great for short to medium length hair as you can wrap the hair around the thinner end of the barrel.

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Regi August 8, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Hi Rei,
I also have trouble trying to curl my (long but fine and thin) hair. I can’t seem to perfect the technique with my GHD. Have you ever considered the Miracurl by Rusk? I have seen demo’s and reviews online and look relatively easy and effective to use. I’m leaning more towards that at this stage. Any thoughts on this particular product?

Regi

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Reika August 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Hi Regi, sorry I have not tried Miracul by Rusk. Let me know how it goes if you decide to get it :-)

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Sondra August 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Reika,

Thanks so much for posting this review. I have a GHD and love it so much more than any other straightener (but I have a hard time using it for actual curls). My hair is SUPER hard to curl (and hold). I have fine hair, but a lot of it. I bought a curling wand last year (famous expensive brand) but it doesn’t do a thing for my hair & I was so disappointed. So I have high hopes for this one. I’m placing my order this weekend. Do you use a heat protectant spray? Is so, may I ask which one? Thank you so much!!!

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Rene August 30, 2013 at 5:56 am

Hi Reika

What is your HG hairdryer?
I love your hair and your products recommendations, tried Oribe and Alterna, and I like them!

Rem back year you posted cloud Nine wand on your wishlist and I have been checking out reviews.
This post makes me want to get it asap!

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Penni September 6, 2013 at 6:21 am

This is the one I’ve been looking for! Perfect for curling styles. Thanks!

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Wendy Ang September 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Hi Reika,

Can you please advice should I go for the “O”, “The Wand” or the “Curling Wand”?
Do you have any pictures of your hair using teh curling wand?

BTW, thanks for much for your recommednation on the L’oreal Streampod.
Loved it to bits :-)

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Selina Torres September 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I’ve been waffling over this purchase for a while now, but your review just tipped me over the edge! I’m totally going to get it. Thanks for the review!

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Leanne March 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Thanks for the info! My favorite has to be the Karmin G3 , it`s pretty good and it`s ceramic and tourmaline barrel that makes the curls last longer. :)

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