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Calista tools hot rollers - reviews

Started 1307375635.76 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1308086204.997 by free-spirit

I have been on wait list for months - just wondering if you like this set. the reviews are mixed.

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jammyoh1307380633.903233 PostsRegistered 4/25/2007

I have been thinking about buying these as well. So I made a point of having Maria McCool show me how to use them at the Beauty Bash. I loved the look -- and I loved Maria! She suggested that I wait to buy them because she will have a new set coming in July! That may be why you have been on wait list so long. According to Maria, many have been requesting all shorter rollers, instead of some longer ones. I like that idea because those longer rollers seemed cumbersome with my shorter hair. Maria said the longer versions were designed for ladies with longer hair.

I don't remember the exact date in July, but it was early in the month. HTH

Sunshine K­ate1307380742.6212984 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky

I'd like to try them, but they need a lot more rollers and it's so overpriced it's ridiculous.

Firestripes1307718921.1631050 PostsRegistered 9/19/2006


amyb1307722353.6631748 PostsRegistered 9/23/2007

I bought them and returned them. I also did a full review on them..

I have medium length, thick hair with body. I liked them at first, and especially the compactness of the kit. I also thought the long rollers for long waves on long hair would be good. But overall I found them awkward to use and get a good consistant look with, the curls didn't stay long, they tangled in my hair, and it took a while to do them since I have lots of hair and only 6 or 8 (I forget how many rollers) at a time...though they heat up quickly, so you can rotate in and out fast.

It may work for you...it so depends on hair type and length and what you like.

I find I get the best waves and curls from my big rod curling iron...the style stays for days, and it's a more consistant, pretty curl all over. I also thought the kit was way too much money for what it does.

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Poodlepet21307728347.1534212 PostsRegistered 9/21/2006Punta Gorda Florida

I love mine: they are travel friendly and they don't damage my fine hair (shoulder length, layers, abundant, hard to curl). I do use Calista styling products (most notably her Fix hair spray) prior to rolling.

You can order additional sets of rollers-short or long-by going to her web-site. I did order two additional sets of the short rollers. I put the initial six on to heat, and I use one, I put a cold curler on to heat up so there's no lag time.

My hair comes out shiny and bouncy-never fried. In fact, I still have some residual damage from using the Instyler, but the Calista curlers disguise it very well.

I would highly recommend these, but for fine haired ladies, you must,must,must-use a styling product-preferably a low/no residue spray prior to curling-and once you unwind your curlers, lightly spray again-style-then finally spray one more time. I live in South Florida and we have high humidity: I can at least get one day's styling out of this-and that's big for me considering I have no perm!


Firestripes1308067800.141050 PostsRegistered 9/19/2006

I was just called by cs that this is in stock and not sure if these are worth it. Many bad reviews - anyone else have these?

Firestripes1308084389.4131050 PostsRegistered 9/19/2006


free-spirit1308086204.952132 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007New Jersey

Yesterday Maria was on Jane Tracey's show ... and they mentioned a TSV in July. Wonder if it will be the rollers?

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