PROS / You can set a sleep timer on this curling iron, which turns it off after an extended period of time.
CONS / This curling iron only features a one-year manufacturer warranty.
VERDICT / This curling iron is the best we reviewed for all hair types, as its wide temperature range gives you options for beautiful curls without damaging your hair.
The Amika Digital Titanium Curler is a powerful hair curler that received our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award. This hair styler gives you beautiful curls, no matter your hair type. This curling iron features a digital display, a titanium barrel and a spring clamp. It also has a unique color design, giving the device personality and creativity that you will not find in many curling irons. Furthermore, this Amika product can reach 450 degrees Fahrenheit, making it one of the hottest curling irons on our lineup. It also heats up quickly and includes a one-year warranty.
Performance and Versatility
The design of this curling iron meets our full expectations. This Amika hair curler features a spring clamp and a titanium barrel. The titanium conducts heat well, allowing fast heat-up and high temperatures. It is also durable and should not break easily. The barrel is 1.25 inches. How-ever, other size options are available from Amika.
One of the advantages to this curling iron is its high heat options. It can reach a temperature of 450 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the highest maximum we saw on a curling iron. The high heat is best for thick and coarse hair and makes it possible for your curls to stay in for several hours. When we tested this product, it stayed at an even temperature and curled hair quickly.
This curling iron provides low heat settings of 200 degrees Fahrenheit, which provides you curls without causing heat damage to thin or fine hair. It has five heat settings in all. If you have thin or fine hair, you will want to use a low setting or it will damage your hair.
Even though the curling iron gets extremely hot, it heats up quickly. It took just over two minutes to reach 380 degrees Fahrenheit. We are also impressed with the overall design of this curling iron. The exterior features a colorful design that is fun and creative. Many curling irons are simply black and lack any creative design pattern.
Safety and Convenience
This Amika curling iron provides numerous safety features. It has a digital display, which many curling irons do not offer. The digital display allows you to easily see and adjust the temperature of your curling iron. When you use the device, the digital screen starts out blue and turns green when it reaches the desired temperature.
The curling iron shuts off on its own, but you must first set the sleep timer. Many similar curling irons do not offer any type of sleep option, though some have automatic shut-off without you having to do anything.
To protect your hands and fingers from burns, the curler includes a heat-resistant glove. We are pleased to see the glove included with this hair care product, as you have to buy this separately with some similar curling irons.
However, we would like to see more accessories included with this device. A protective heat shield would protect your fingers or objects from getting burned when the device is turned off and cooling down or if you are transporting the curling iron before it is fully cooled.
The power cord allows convenience with this curling iron, as it is 7 feet, 10 inches long. The cord also swivels, which allows you to easily get the hair behind your head without the cord constantly getting in your way.
Help & Support
This Amika hair curler is only covered for one year under the manufacturer's warranty. We would like to see a longer warranty for such a powerful curling iron. One year is the average amount of time; the best warranties are five years or more. We would expect this advanced and durable hair curler to be covered for much longer.
Amika doesn't have many options for reaching a support representative. Email is available if you have any questions or concerns. We sent several inquiries to the company, and we received detailed responses after a few days. However, we could not find any telephone options for speaking directly with a representative, which is disappointing.
The Amika Digital Titanium Curler is one of the hottest, most durable curling irons available. This hair curler provides high temperatures, a digital display, sleep timing options and a long swivel power cord. The titanium barrel gives it fast heat-up and durability. We would like to see a longer warranty and telephone customer support, but the Amika Digital Titanium Curler is still the best curling iron available and can bring beautiful curls to all types and lengths of hair.