I just bought this styler last night and tried it out today. I love it! I bought a tapered wand a few weeks ago with a 1/2 inch - 1 inch barrel. I like it, but the curls are just slightly tighter than what I wanted. So I found the Curlipops styler on sale and the waves/curls are exactly what I had in mind. I had a hard time getting used to using the tapered wand, but since I'd had practice with it, I had no trouble with this one. These clampless stylers do take some getting used to but I really like them. The only con I have found so far with this styler is that you can't adjust the temperature - there is only on and off. Just make sure you use a heat protectant of some sort on your hair before using any heat tool, but especially one where you can't control the heat level. I burn myself very easily using these, but there is a glove included to protect your "hair-wrapping hand," though it makes handling your hair a little more difficult.