misikko sells a variety of styling tools and beauty products. they don't just sell flat irons. they also carry some of the best hair dryers along with a variety of chi flat irons (which i know are a favorite among many flat iron enthusiasts).
this particular flat iron is described on their website as "The Corioliss Ceramic Flat Iron - Classic Series features adjustable heat, 1" plates for versatility and the Corioliss reputation the world has come to love."
the features listed on the website are:
- Ceramic plates for negative ions and hair-healthy far infrared heat, creating shiny, frizz-free results
- 1" plate size for easy styling of short to medium length hairStraighten, flip or curl
- Heats up in less than 6 seconds
- Adjustable temperature from 140°F to 410°F - great for all hair types
- Convenient on/off switch
- 1 year manufacturer warranty
it's considered one of their more "basic" flat irons, which i think i could agree with. but that's not to say it's not going to get the job done.
i'm fortunate enough that i have pretty manageable hair and it's not super curly. i do have a pretty good natural wave though so i based this review mostly on a basic straightened style. i have used the flat iron to curl my hair as well, but i didn't take any pictures.
my first impression was a good one. the flat iron came quickly and packaged better than any item i've ever received.
when i first opened up the corioliss box and held the flat iron, it felt sturdy, sleek, and good quality.
the flat iron i had been using prior to receiving the corioliss was one i had bought from sally's. i was fairly satisfied with it. my only gripe being that it tended to pull my hair a bit, especially when i was trying to curl it.
my first time using this iron, i was just straightening. the nice thing about this flat iron is it has a little light on the outside that turns green when the iron is heated to the temperature chosen. it heats up very quickly. this helps a lot when you're trying to just to a quick run through of the iron through your hair. i like to do that sometimes if i'm in a rush and am looking for a more "natural" straight style rather than a perfectly pin straight look.
i was also impressed with how quickly i was able to do any type of styling. i'm not one to stand around for an hour and do my hair, so i like when a tool is quick and efficient.
the flat iron didn't tug or pull on my hair at all and even when curling, i didn't find that i got a bunch of little hairs pulled out like i do with my other flat iron.
when i took pictures from this i didn't end up getting the best pictures to demonstrate how well the iron works, but i have used it a few times since those pictures and i have successfully gotten a few different straightening styles with it.
overall, i'd say this is a pretty good quality straightener. i will say that it's a good basic higher end flat iron. i don't think it would would as quickly on someone with much thicker hair. but if you're looking for a decent flat iron, this is a good choice. and don't hesitate to order from misikko. my experience with them was a great one and i'd definitely go to them for future hair and beauty purchases.
misikko is giving away one of the corioliss 1" classic pro flat irons in black to one of my lucky subscribers!
here's the deal.
to enter, you MUST be a subscriber to this blog.
for extra entries:
1. Follow Misikko on Twitter (@misikko)
2. Blog about the giveaway on a personal website. (send me the link if you do)
3. Join Misikko’s newsletter
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5. Interact with Misikko’s Facebook – Comment on a post or picture, or write on their wall (don't just leave a random contest entry comment - ask a question, comment on a recent style, just as long as it's something related to beauty. no meanie comments ;])
please leave a separate comment for every entry you decide to do. (and don't forget your email address, i need to be able to get in touch with you!)
the lucky winner must be from us or canada. contest will end saturday september 4th 2010. winner will be chosen at random.
Disclaimer: i was given a flat iron to review, i was not paid for my review and everything in it is my honest opinion.