By Mandi |
Corioliss hasn’t been around that long, since 2002. But based on many Corioliss flat iron reviews and the awards it’s won, the UK company seems to have made a positive impact on the hair technology world. In fact, in an interview last year Michelle Obama’s hairstylist, Johnny Wright, says he’s “in love with the Corioliss flat iron” with titanium plates.
When choosing to buy a flat iron, be it made by Corioliss or another company, consider your hair type, the type of style you’re after, the flat iron’s features and, of course, your budget. After all, you can spend $800 on a flat iron – a Corioliss flat iron, in fact – but you probably don’t need to. (I kid you not – check it out here.)
Do you want ceramic or titanium, negative ion or infrared? What size do you need? If your hair is long and all you’re going to do is a perfectly straight look from roots to ends, a wider plate might make more sense. If your hair is short or you have bangs, a slimmer model will make styling easier. If you like to rock curls once in a while, some irons are designed to do both.
Variable temperature is another thing you want to look for. This is especially important if your hair is on the fine side, which is more prone to damage and breakage. For fine hair use the lowest temperature setting that gives you the results you want.
Corioliss says the titanium plates on Corioliss flat irons are 10 times smoother than others, and that this characteristic means less damage to your strands. Other benefits the company claims are that the irons heat up more efficiently and transfer that heat to the hair more efficiently so that your hair gets straight faster and with fewer passes.
Corioliss Flat Irons:
As of this writing, the line up of Corioliss flat irons is as follows:
- C1 – professional styler, 1″ wide, titanium plates, infrared, negative ion, variable temperature up to 450 F
- C2 – adds a digital temperature readout, heats up in 20 seconds, up to 410 F, safety sleep mode
- Classic – tourmaline-infused ceramic plates, variable temperature up to 410 F, negative ion, infrared
- Crystal – a luxury flat iron, encrusted with genuine Swarovski crystals
- Baby SXE – smaller iron, great for touchups, titanium, infrared, negative ion, 395 F, heats in 30 seconds
- Mini – even smaller iron, great for traveling, 392 F, heats in 30 seconds, titanium, infrared, negative ion
- Crimper – to achieve a modern crimped style, titanium, variable temperature up to 410 F, infrared
- Pro V – 1 1/4″ wide, tourmaline-infused ceramic plates, negative ion, infrared, variable temperature up to 410 F
- SXE – ceramic plates, infrared, negative ion, approved for professional use
- Profix – tourmaline-infused ceramic plates, infrared, negative ion, 410 F
- Prostyle – variable temp up to 450 F, titanium plates, infrared, negative ion
- Wet to Dry – vent system that allows use on damp hair, dries while straightens, tourmaline-infused ceramic plates, infrared, negative ion, large 1 3/4″ wide plates
- SXE Dynamic – variable temp up to 410 F, titanium plates, infrared, microphone-shaped holder with speaker you can connect an MP3 player to
- Straight 2 Curl – This model does double duty: it straightens and curls. Titanium plates, variable temperature, variable temperature up to 455 F, digital display, infrared
Corioliss flat iron reviews
Here are just a few Corioliss flat iron reviews:
I bought this flat iron 2 years ago and it still works perfectly! It has improved the feeling of my hair and doesn’t damage it like other flat irons do! I recommend this to everyone!!! – S., Calif. (Classic)
Love the iron for styling, it’s the best one I have ever owned and I am almost 50 yrs old. (But) I hate that it has no auto shut-off. – T. S., Minn. (Classic)
4 stars – I have to say that it definitely works best on my hair when it’s damp all over. If it is wet/damp completely, the finished product is sleek and straight. Once my hair starts to dry a little before using the Corioliss, the finished product can be a little frizzy…. You have to start with wet hair all over and you need heat treating products if you want silky hair. – S. S. (Wet to Dry)
This is the best brand available used by professionals at their salons. Tourmaline makes the difference and is by far superior than just ceramic plates. This is the same flat iron sold at shopping malls for $150. I got it as a birthday present and is the best gift I’ve ever received since now I can save a lot of money having salon style hair done at home! – S. S., Fla. (Profix)
For results, I think Corioliss has really perfected their plates in heat stability. I have very long hair and I have no trouble straightening all of it in under 20 minutes. I also get very nice curls with this iron because of the ultra slim plates. I can really tailor to the exact curl size I want. Two thumbs up for Corioliss! – H. A., Calif. (C2)
Do you have one of these babies in your hair-styling tool kit? If so, drop us a line and leave your Corioliss flat iron reviews below.
By Tamryn |
Forget toupees or hair transplants. Today’s balding man has a new option: tattoos.
We don’t mean a tribal design or something freaky, although that is, of course, an option. We mean inking the scalp with thousands of tiny “hairs” to make you appear as if you were sporting a buzz cut.
A company in the UK is making headlines with their innovative procedure, which says it creates a realistic look by using varying shades and sizes. HIS Hair calls it micro hair technique, or MHT. (HIS, by the way, stands for Hair-Ink-Skin.)
While it is considerably less expensive and invasive than hair implants, it is not cheap — about $3,150.
And it’s permanent.
This is point of criticism for some people. Will you really want to be sporting a buzz cut for the rest of your life? If at some point down the line you don’t, what are your options? Tattoo removal, toupee, hats, or unhappily living with it.
And what about age? It might look natural now. But won’t it look odd when you’re at the age when your eyebrows turn white, but you’re sporting a dark-haired buzz cut? What then, get white hair tattooed in?
Others have said it’s not really a new idea at all, that tattoo artists were doing this sort of thing even 20 years ago, and you can still get it done today for a fraction of the price.
But the ink ‘do is certainly generating buzz – pardon the pun – and at least one celebrity stylist who backs the idea had it done on himself. Adee Phelan, who’s run his fingers through David Beckham’s hair among other stars, says the MHT gave him a confidence boost and made him feel younger.
HIS Hair has clinics in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and the U.S.
By Mandi |
NOW that you’ve styled your hair to perfection — be it with a Brazilian blowout or by wielding a titanium flat iron — it’s time to add some bling. (If you ask us, it’s always time for bling!) Here are a few of our favorite things.