Few things are more infuriating than reading advice on how to curl your hair when the very first step is “Find the best curling iron for you.” Well, no duh. Having the right-size (and -shape) barrel makes a world of difference in the kind of curl you’re looking for—as does how hot the iron gets, when you put on hairspray, and how you hold the iron. But let’s forget all that for a second and assume you (a) probably aren’t coming here for pageant curls and (b) just want something easy to enhance whatever texture you’ve got—or boost what you don’t. We polled our staff to see who’s struggled to find an iron that’s both simple to use and will make a curl stay put, and sent them home with dozens to test. Here are the best curling irons and wands they now swear, plus two beauty award winners recommended by celebrity hairstylists.