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This hair tool gives me salon-worthy waves — and shortens my morning routine

Beach waves without the ocean? It’s possible, thanks to this bestselling hair tool.
Woman using hair curler
Casey DelBasso

Who’s dreaming of a beach day?

Although we're still in the middle of winter, I can't help but think about warmer days ahead, when I can once again enjoy a dip in the pool or wear my favorite summer dresses. While I have to wait some time before that happens, I've discovered a way to bring the beach vibes to me — thanks to my new favorite hair tool, I'm able to look like I've spent a day enjoying a little sunshine and surf.

The Babe Waves Hair Waver is a triple-barrel curling wand that transforms my lifeless hair into tousled beach waves in minutes. Created by sibling duo Sabrina Maine and celebrity hairstylist Joseph Maine, this easy-to-use tool makes salon-worthy results achievable at home. The bestseller is a former Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, and the brand told Shop TODAY that it once sold out on Amazon three times in a span of just six months.

I knew I had to try it — and it didn't disappoint.

Babe Waves Curling Iron Hair Waver

The tool has great features

Even while working from home, I want my morning routine to be short and efficient. For me, being on camera for video calls means hair and makeup are the most important parts of my outfit. (Even if that outfit is business on the top and pajama pants on the bottom.)

The hair wand is certainly larger than your average curler, but it features three barrels in three sizes — 1 inch, 1.1 inches and 1.25 inches — that help cover more hair in less time. I opted for the 1.25-inch "Jumbo" waver because the product description says that it is ideal for those with shoulder length hair (like me) or longer. Despite its bigger size, the tool is lightweight, and thanks to a 360-degree tangle-free cord, it's also very easy to maneuver.

It heats up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit in just a couple of minutes and has a digital dial and LCD display. It also has a built-in stand, which I find useful since it can be hard to find a spot to safely lay the three-barrel wand while I'm doing my hair.

Casey DelBasso using the Babe Waves Hair Waver
I achieved a full head of waves at home — in just 15 minutes.Casey DelBasso

It's easy to use and the results are amazing.

One of my beauty goals this past year was to improve hair styling routine at home. And while I love all things beauty, anything beyond blow-drying my hair seems like a daunting task. I have tried numerous times to use a traditional curling iron to create curls and waves and never had success until now. With just a few clamps of the Babe Waves wand, my hair was transformed from flat to wavy.

When working on the pieces around my face, I found it helpful to tilt the tool to a 45-degree angle to create waves that framed my face. I also made sure to overlap the pieces of hair, so that the waves stayed in an even pattern.

I love how my hair turned out after using the Babe Waves wand, but if you're looking for similar options that are right for your hair type and length, there are a number of other customer-loved wavers you can shop right now.

Revlon 3 Barrel Jumbo Hair Waver

Bed Head A-Wave-We-Go Adjustable Hair Waver

Conair Double Ceramic Triple Barrel Curl Styling Waver

Bottom line: This tool really is foolproof! My hair was done and frizz free in less than 15 minutes. I finally got those loose, wavy curls that I thought I could only achieve with a trip to the salon. I can now say there's nothing quite like giving your hair a "beach day" in the middle of winter!