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GHD Limited Edition Purple IV Styling Set Review | Straightens & Curls Includes Travel Hair Dryer

Friday, October 8th, 2010

GHD Purple Hair Iron & Travel DryerI am a big fan of GHD, personally I think its the best flat iron money can buy and you definitely need money if you want one of these babies as they don't come cheap!

The Purple GHD styling set is the latest advance from GHD, the world's leading hair straightener manufacturer. The combination of the purple color, paisley pattern design and high gloss finish gives this hair styler an extremely sophisticated look.

This styling set is a limited edition and includes a flat iron, travel hairdryer, hair separating clips, a heat resistant roll bag and it all comes in a cute purple gift box.

It is handy to know that the GHD flat iron has universal voltage, that means it won't loose power when your on holiday like most other straighteners do.

Like other GHD's you can straighten or curl your hair as the flat iron has rounded edges to make it easier if you want to go curly and operates at high heat to hold the style.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the list below from the opinions of the users:


  • Quick heat up
  • Tames hair
  • Leaves hair silky smooth
  • No hair gets trapped
  • Convenient size for travel


  • Roll bag is a little to large for travel
  • Expensive

To Sum Up

As always the GHD flat iron has excellent reviews with patrons very satisfied with their smooth and sleek hair.

One fanatic said while the straightener is very good the roll bag is too big to use for travel and even as a heat mat.

This is an expensive brand at $314.99 but is does work better than other flat irons according to reviews. You will be able to get it for under $100 if you have a look on ebay.

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New Paul Mitchell Smoothing Flat Iron Review | Energy Efficient Hair Protection Straighteners

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Paul Mitchell Flat IronThe Paul Mitchell Smoothing Flat Iron has a express ion complex which is designed to protect hair against heat damage.

There are different opinions about the Paul Mitchell Iron. Some reviews on say it's brilliant, better than the Chi Iron. It makes hair "silky smooth" with very little effort, say a few Paul Mitchell fans.

While other ladies say they have had a lot of problems with the wiring (the irons cut out all the time) and some have said their PM irons have set on fire. One unfortunate lady said the straighteners burnt her hair and made it look in terrible condition.


  • Solid ceramic heaters provide even heat distribution.
  • 1 ¼-inch cushion plates.
  • Beveled edges ensure you don't get that horrid line.
  • Slim plate design.
  • Variable temperature settings designed so hair doesn't get burnt.
  • Heats up from 0 to 400 degrees in 60 seconds.
  • Energy efficient, using 75 watts of electricity.
  • 9-foot swivel cord.
  • ROHS Certified
  • Express ion complex

If you still want to purchase the Paul Mitchell Smoothing Flat Iron it varies in price from $60-$160.

Just a warning to anyone who is thinking of buying these straighteners, they have been discontinued by some manufacturers. I think this might be because of the wiring problems some people have had.

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GHD Kiss IV Pink Styler Limited Edition Iron Review | Smooth & Curl Straighteners

Monday, July 19th, 2010

GHD PinkWell I think most girls know the name GHD (good hair day) by now. These irons are effortlessly on-trend in gloss 80s-vibe fuchsia pink, you can straighten, curl, wave or flip your hair. Same as most irons now days.

Users say it is great because their hair has never looked better. One user says she likes the sleep mode as it's really safe, she has left other irons on before only to find they have burnt furniture. "They keep your hair looking fab for longer than other irons", says another GHD fanatic.

The only negative thing I can say about the GHD Pink IV Styler is that its expensive. The price hasn't put many people off though, most of the users still think it is great value for money.

Features include:

  • ROUNDER BARREL:= to easily create curls and waves.
  • SLEEP MODE= turns off after 30 mins of not being used.
  • UNIVERSAL VOLTAGE= automatically work with any voltage in the world.
  • SHIVER MODE= Internal condensation can damage stylers. So when the room temperature is below 8 C your GHD IV Styler will shut down to protect itself until temperature rises again
  • UNIQUE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY= Improved temperature control.
  • ADVANCED CERAMIC HEATERS AND ALUMINIUM PLATES= The ultimate styling surface for smoothest static-free sheen

Talking of expensive the GHD Pink IV is can range in price from anywhere from $40-$100, so it's definitely worth shopping around for the deals. Personally I love GHD they're the only irons that make my hair look near perfect.

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CHI Ceramic Digital Flat Iron Review | Salon Quality Travel Straighteners

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Chi Ceramic Flat IronThe Chi Digital Flat Iron looks like an overall good set of straighteners. It has a digital heat setting and comes with a cute little travel case.

I have looked at a lot of reviews on the Chi Digital iron and have found many mixed opinions.

Some ladies reviews on Folica say the Chi Digital irons have worked miracles on their curly/wavy hair making it feel like "silk". Others think it is great because of the digital reading function (this prevents heat damage to the hair) and because the iron eliminates bacteria once heated.

Some unlucky ladies have said that it doesn't work on their curly/wavy hair and the Chi Has has actually fried the ends coursing it to turn white. A few unhappy Chi customers from the Folica site have also said not to buy the Chi as it's a waste of money.

Product Features

  • Ceramic plates
  • 1" Flat iron
  • Beveled plate edges.
  • Chi ceramic technology
  • Digital technology - heats up to 200 C (392 F)
  • Versatile "all in one" ergonomic design
  • Professional salon model
  • Flash quick heating
  • Swivel Cord
  • Digital readout with temperature adjuster
  • Chi fashion bag fits Chi flat Iron for travel

If you are interested in purchasing this Chi Ceramic Digital Iron it retails for around $80-$90. This is a good price for a Chi Flat Iron as some other models are a lot more expensive.

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Babyliss PRO Ceramic Tools 1 1/2″ Flat Iron Review | Ceramic Straighteners With Temperature Dial

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Babyliss Pro Ceramic Flat IronThe Babyliss pro ceramic straightening iron is designed to eliminate frizz and easily create straight, smooth and silky hair. It also has a temperature dial to control the heat setting.

Lets see if it really does what Babyliss promise?

The lovely ladies using Babyliss irons all agree they are good value for money and leave their hair sleek and smooth. One review says the temperature dial is a "big plus". If you can't a just the heat on your irons it can be damaging to the hair if used too hot.

Although Babyliss have done a good job on price, the quality is sometimes not as good, one user had to return her irons 3 times after it had broken.

I own a pair of Babyliss pro irons and I think it is good value for money. Maybe the irons would be better for people that have finer hair that doesn't frizz easily. My hair is quite thick and can get frizzy, I find it stays straight for a couple of hours then goes frizzy again after straightening.

Product Features:

  • Ceramic pulse heat technology
  • 1 1/2" Ceramic plate
  • Rheostat temperature dial - up to 430oF
  • Antistatic removable comb
  • Curved handle design
  • Model CT2590
  • Full manufacturer's warranty

The Babyliss Pro Ceramic straightening iron can range in price from $20-$35. Very reasonable compared to other straighteners.

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Sedu Revolution Shortie Hair Straighteners Review | Moisturizing Ceramic Plate Mini Styler Iron

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Sedu Mini Styler IronSedu Revolution Shortie Mini Styler is a pocket-sized dual voltage tourmaline ionic straightener and curler. Sedu states it comes with all the luxuries and amenities of a full sized flat iron and is ideal for short hair, touch ups and travel.

People who've bought the straighteners say it's great for short hair or quick touch ups when you're out. Sedu mini's are definitely small enough to fit in your handbag while on a night out.

Although it says in the description it is a travel styler for short hair some customers didn't realize this, so ladies with long hair brought it only to find that it didn't work for them. Just a warning to those of you looking to buy these straightening irons, remember they are only designed for short hair and quick touch ups.


  • Tourmaline Ionic plates with moisturizing ceramic heat.
  • Convenient size at just 6 inches long.
  • Travel Ready with built in dual voltage feature and bonus heat proof travel pouch.
  • Touch up, straighten, curl, flip or finish shorter hair styles.
  • 2 years warranty.

The Sedu Revolution Shortie Mini Styler Iron retails for around $30 - $70. That's a big price gap so be sure to shop around for the cheapest price!

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