The Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand is an inexpensive curling wand for users who want to try a clipless style without too much commitment. It effectively curls hair, but most reviewers say it is difficult to learn to use this iron and it can cause burns. However, many owners praise it, and they say they are glad they learned to use it. It does offer a variety of curling options and is small and compact for travel (though it only operates at 120 volts).
Reviewers are divided, but for the price it's not bad. The Remington T-Studio Pearl lacks pro reviews (the Bestcovery.com review is the only one we found), and owners have a variety of experiences. The majority of reviewers say it effectively curled their hair and the curls lasted. They also say it can create a variety of styles, due to its tapered barrel. However, we did find many reviewers -- not a majority -- who say the iron doesn't work for them. Curly or wavy-haired women often find that it isn't powerful enough to overcome their natural curl when used to add definition. Several users also find that curls fall out easily, but we didn't see a correlation with hair type. Due to the short, narrow tapered barrel, this iron also isn't great for women with very long hair.
There is a learning curve. Like most clipless wands, users say the Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand takes some time to learn to use. Many users praise it anyway and don't mind the learning process, though overall there seem to be fewer reviewers who felt the effort was worth their time. Many users say they burned themselves and the glove wasn't very helpful. A couple of reviewers say it's nearly impossible to curl the ends of hair.
Burns are commonplace. For peace of mind, the Remington T-Studio Pearl does have an automatic shut-off. It also has a heat-proof glove, though several reviewers say the glove makes curling too difficult to be useful. We found many reports of burns from this iron -- there seem to be more than for other clipless irons. A couple of users also report that the handle of the iron can get hot to the touch.
Review Credibility: Very Good At Amazon.com, the Remington T-Studio Pearl is reviewed more than 850 times, getting an overall rating of about 4 out of 5 stars. Several reviewers note that this iron is tough to get used to, but most find that it's worth the effort. Owners say this iron gives them a variety of different curl styles and that curls last very well. One owner points out that a longer or thicker barrel would be better for long hair, but another user says the barrel's small size makes the T-Studio Pearl good for travel.
Review: Remington CI95AC/2 Tstudio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good MakeupAlley.com compiles user reviews for thousands of beauty products. Generally, reviews are detailed and include a star rating, written review and details on hair type. The Infiniti by Conair You Curl and the Remington T-Studio Ceramic Professional Styling Wand are both the clipless irons and garner the highest ratings from users. The Remington styling wand gets an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 91 percent of people saying they'd buy again. Reviewers say it offers a variety of styling options and creates great curls. However, a couple of owners say the iron didn't work for them. One says it wasn't able to overcome her natural curl to create neater spirals, while another says curls fell out quickly.
Review: Hair Styling Tools, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good Few irons get nearly as many reviews as the Remington T-Studio Pearl at Target.com. With nearly 150, it gets an overall rating of about 4.5 out of 5 stars. Overall, reviewers find that this iron creates shiny, smooth curls that look good and last a long time. With that said, the few negative reviews we did find often said that curls fell out very quickly after styling. One owner even said the Pearl Ceramic Styling Wand caused her hair to dry out and frizz. Most owners note that the iron does take some getting used to, but they conclude that they love it regardless.
Review: Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Curling Wand, Contributors to Target.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Good While some irons at Folica.com receive more than 100 reviews, the Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand gets about 20. Still, the reviews here are very positive, and the wand gets an overall rating of about 5 out of 5 stars. As at other review sites, reviewers at Folica.com say this iron can produce a variety of styles and curls last a long time, even in hard-to-curl hair.
Review: Remington TStudio Ceramic Pearl Curling Wand, Contributors to Folica.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Good At TotalBeauty.com, the Remington T-Studio Pearl gets an overall rating of 9.1 stars out of 10 from 30 reviewers. One negative review says the iron either turns itself off or that she inadvertently turns it off frequently. Several reviewers do say this iron can be very tough to use and hair tends to slide down the rod. However, the overwhelming majority say this iron curls hair very well.
Review: Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Good With 15 reviews, the Remington T-Studio Pearl gets an overall rating of about 4 out of 5 stars, though only 73 percent of reviewers would recommend this iron to a friend. One reviewer with naturally wavy hair says this iron didn't give her the defined curl she was looking for and the handle gets hot to the touch.
Review: Remington Pearl Ceramic Ultimate Curling Wand Model CI-95AC2, 1/2" to 1", Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of May 2013
Review Credibility: Fair Bestcovery.com experts compile reviews from other sources and add some of their own experience to name the best product, but it's unclear which products were actually tested. The Remington T-Studio Pearl is named the best clipless iron. Kim Hill says she likes the tapered wand, which doesn't cause her hair to slide off the iron. She also says it leaves hair shiny and smooth.
Review: Best Curling Iron, Kim Hill, Not dated