There are so many different types of curling wands on the market that it can be hard to choose the best one. You will want a model that is not too expensive, but that will set your hair in place. A good curling wand will have ceramic plates to protect your hair from over heating. It should also have ionic waves to keep the curls from frizzing. Luckily, these are two things that have been incorporated into many modern curling devices.
The first thing you need to look at is price. If a curling wand is too expensive, then walk away! There are many good models out there at your price point. You should look for one with a cushioned grip and hand guard to keep your hands from slipping or getting burned. Also pay attention to the barrel size. Anything bigger then 3 inches will create giant curls that are no good. In comparison, a curling iron smaller then one inch is too small for everyday use and is better off as a traveling companion. The best size for a curling iron is 1.5 to 2 inches. This will create a medium sized curl that will fall into soft waves once it has cooled.