Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Review: Misikko.com HANA Professional 1" Flat Iron

Hi all! I recently got to try out this fabulous flat iron from Misikko.com, much thanks goes out to John for this amazing opportunity! :) From their website:

"Located outside of Philadelphia, a city known for its creative - but practical! - approach to high style, Misikko emerged from a desire we share with many of you: to easily shop and compare the best professional styling tools & beauty products on the market. As beauty aficionados and savvy consumers, our goal is to help you learn about the tools of the trade so you can find the right salon tools & products at the right prices - whenever & wherever the mood strikes."

Misikko specializes in hair and beauty products, including the brands HANA, Chi, Croc, and Corioliss. They offer a selection of the best blow dryers and flat irons!

I was blown away with everything I received! Everything was packaged beautifully, and I really loved all the little touches like the bows & roses!!

Goodies! I was really excited that I got a bottle of HANA's Shine Shield too :D

And here is the flat iron!

It comes in heat-proof storage bag, in a sturdy tin case.

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The size compared to my hand:

It's made in Korea.

On/off switch & heat settings.

$204.99 BUT the sale price is currently $119.98

What they say:
  • Advanced Tourmaline Ceramic Plates for Accelerated Ion Generation and Maximum Frizz-Free, Conditioning Shine
  • Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
  • Floating 1" Plates Auto-Adjust To Glide Over Any Hair Texture
  • Curved Plate Edges For Versatile Styling - Curl, Flip or Straighten!
  • Adjustable Temperature Dial - 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types
  • Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
  • Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
  • Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
  • Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
  • Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
  • Independent On/Off Switch
  • Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case
  • Two Year Warranty
Please Note:
  • LED indicator light remains steady when iron is heating up and will blink when desired temperature is reached. If the light is off but the switch is set to On, the iron is decreasing temperature to a lower setting.
From HANA:
Dedicated to high ceramic content and top of the line components, Hana's pursuit of high tech styling without hype led to the Hana Professional Flat Iron - Advanced Fusion Molding delivers glass-smooth ceramic-tourmaline plates while acccelerated negative ion output repairs hair follicles, sealing in natural oils for a conditioned, sleek, salon shine that lasts all day.
With professional features like damp-to-dry styling, floating plates that self adjust to different textures and adjustable temperature, the Hana Professional hair straightener is engineered to deliver luxury at a down to earth price.
My take: I've been on the market for a new flat iron for quite awhile now, so I was thrilled that I was able to try this one out! I've been using a mini Chi flat iron for the past couple of years, and I love it, but I think it's just getting kinda old. It doesn't have adjustable heat settings and although it doesn't "fry" my hair, it does leave it looking kinda dry. Also while it does make my hair really straight, it doesn't stay perfectly straight for very long in this humidity.

So how does the HANA compare? I LOVE IT!!! Although it's 1" while my mini Chi is bigger, it still makes quick work of straightening my hair. I love that you can use it on damp hair without damaging it, because I hate the hassle of blow drying my hair first.

I went from out-of-the-shower hair:

To smooth, silky goodness:

In about 10 minutes!

It did not make my hair feel "fried" at all. In fact, it left it feeling much healthier, smoother, and shinier after using it! The best part is I absolutely adore how perfectly PIN-STRAIGHT it makes my hair. I have relatively straight hair in the first place, but I've always envied those with that SUPER SLEEK straight hair that STAYS that way. And now I have the perfect flat iron for making my hair look like that! :D

(ignore the white things lol, they're steri-strips covering my fresh microdermals :P)

I love how totally sleek, soft, and wispy it makes my hair look. And even though the weather ranges from rather hot and humid to here, my hair stays pin-straight and smooth after flat ironing it. Amazing!!

I also fell in love with:
HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant

Hana Shine Shield is the latest product in a line committed to safe, effective heat styling. Shine Shield is a thermal serum that can be used as a leave-in conditioner - lightweight and never greasy, it protects and strengthens hair whether you use it with a flat iron, hair dryer or alone. Shine Shield contains the natural magic of Jojoba oil for its superb qualities of deep moisturization, fast absorption into hair follicles and scalp, and unparalleled shimmer & shine. 2 oz.

Hana Shine Shield Features:
  • Lightweight leave-in conditioning therapy
  • Designed to protect and restore both hair and scalp from environmental and styling stress
  • Jojoba absorbs quickly without a greasy feel for thorough deep conditioning
  • Jojoba naturally dissolves soil, removing build-up from other styling products to leave hair clean & supple
  • Jojoba naturally excels at thickening keratin layers, bringing out your hair's natural color overtones, highlights and brilliance
  • Periodic use over time is proven to advance the quality of your hair & the health of your scalp
I've been using a pea size amount (that really all you need!) on my hair after flat-ironing and it, and it makes my hair look so incredibly shiny, smooth, and healthy looking, WITHOUT feeling like it's weighing down my hair. My hair is gone through so much bleach and dye, so it's not exactly the healthiest -_-" But HANA's Shine Shield definitely restores radiance to my hair. I love this product!

Would I repurchase/recommend?: I definitely would recommend this flat iron and HANA products from Misikko.com. The quality of this flat iron is awesome, and if you want a straightener with adjustable heat settings that heats up and styles quickly, and will give you that sleek and smooth look; this is a great flat iron to try!

The Rundown:
Packaging: 5/5
Comes in a special edition tin case with a free heat proof storage pouch and heat proof silicone mat!

Product: 5/5
I LOVE this flat iron. It heats up super fast, can be used on damp hair, styles within minutes, doesn't make my hair feel "fried," leaves my hair feeling silky and smooth, and gives that perfect pin-straight look.

Price: 4.5/5
At $120, it's definitely a beauty investment, but it's definitely worth it! The quality is superb.


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Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review purposes from Misikko.com.
This is my honest review and experience with these products.

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