Heated rollers are all anyone can talk about on TikTok

These are the sets worth investing in.

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / June 02 2023

Heated rollers aren’t anything new. 

Our mums used them in the ‘90s to achieve Cindy Crawford-level curls and bounce, and they made a quick resurgence in the early ‘00s. 

But now Gen Z has fallen in love with them and are bull rushing TikTok with documentation of the unexpected love story. 

While a couple of brave volunteers are pulling out their mums' original retro sets for the sake of this trend, many TikTokers have opted for more modern options with 21st century innovations (ceramic-plated rollers anyone?).

The result?

Big, voluminous, soft and shiny-looking curls in just 20 minutes, or alternatively overnight for those using older heated roller models. 

Still don’t believe a set of hot rollers could beat your trusty curling wand? Think again. 

According to a number of TikTok’s beauty trendsetters, you’ll want to chuck your Dyson Airwrap on Facebook Marketplace after trying out heated rollers, which are cheaper and easier to use.

Want to see them in action?

We’ve collated the best of the best heated roller tutorials and reviews to help you in your quest for perfectly coiffed curls:

Ready to give heated rollers a red hot go? We recommend:

Babyliss Pro Cascade 20pc Multi Size Hot Roller Set (Was $189.95, now $162 at Amazon)

Cloud Nine The O Rollers 4 Pack ($40 at Cloud Nine)

Silver Bullet Master Curl Hot Roller Set 20pc Set ($165 at Amazon)

Babyliss Pro Cascade Multi Size Hot Roller Set

Cloud Nine The O Rollers

Silver Bullet Master Curl Hot Roller Set

Thought TikTok was just a never ending hole of random beauty hacks? Think again. Celebrity hair stylists use the platform to educate too. Case and point: Chris Appleton’s ponytail hack

Main image credit: @acquired.style

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).