This wand way exceeded my expectations. I've been admiring a friend's waves for a while now, and finally asked what tool she uses. This was it. Ordered it up, and don't regret it one bit. Heats quickly, can control the temp, sets the curl/wave so well that it lasts for a couple of days, light to hold and easy to use. At first, your hair looks super curly. Once they set, and you brush them out a bit with your fingers or a comb…perfection. Even when you use a spray or styling product, and then comb it out, the shape remains. I didn't know I could get that kind of wave with my hair. Honestly. Only super minor complaint I have is that the temperature buttons are right where I tend to hold the wand while using it…so I end up changing the temp without knowing it. I find that almost all wands/irons and blow dryers have buttons or switches where the fingers tend to grip, but would LOVE to see an innovation that eliminates that. Minor problem that would never keep me from recommending this product…but would be a major innovation!!!