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I own this mini styler as well as the full sized iron. I used to use GHD, but when they blew up, I fancied something different and crossed my fingers for a less explosive experience!
I paid £80 for the iron as it was on offer at my local hairdressers. I think this is great value for money as an iron can be very much worth it if you use it over a long period of time. I figured it's better to spend more for a good iron, than purchase cheap ones and have to keep replacing them, and in the end, probably end up spending more.
I travel a lot so this iron is always in my suitcase, and is a god send, I have long hair but I find it creates lovely curls that stay in, or sleek straight hair that doesn't frizz if it gets wet from the typical british weather.
Your hair is left feeling really soft, each time the iron is used. In my opinion, this is important as irons can make your hair feel like straw if they are of a bad quality.
I like how the plug is adaptable to two pin from three pin, and makes it much more useful and good value for money as you don't need to buy two, or an adaptor plug for going on holiday.
I really would recommend this product as the brand is a high quality brand, and they seem to last a long time.
I recently threw out my old hair straighteners as they were very old, falling apart and getting a bit grubby. So I needed a new hair straightener. I get my hair cut at Bad Apple in Birmingham City Centre. They use Cloud Nine straighteners at the salon and they used them on me when styling my hair and I was SO impressed. My hair looked and felt so amazing I just HAD to ask where they were from. I'd never heard of Cloud Nine, but they didn't sell them in the salon (they only sold GHDs which I don't trust because they ruined my friend's hair) and my stylist recommended having a look on Amazon.
I was pleased to find that they had the Cloud 9 Micro Iron on sale on Amazon for £44.35 (reduced from £54.95). I decided to buy the micro iron, because even though I have very long thick hair, I don't really used my straighteners that much, and didn't want to spend too much on a straightener that wouldn't be in action very much. I also wanted a straightener that was light and easy to travel with, as I had taken my old straighteners on holiday and they REALLY added to the weight of my suitcase.
The straighteners arrived on time, and intact, so KUDOS AMAZON! :) In the box there is the straighteners, a protective heat guard and a carry pouch.
The protective heat guard is very useful for when the straighteners are cooling down or heating up on the table, so you can be sure it will not burn on the surface it is placed on. My old straighteners did not come with a protective heat guard so I was very pleased with this.
The carry pouch is not something I have used to be honest, its not something I would say is really needed as you can just stick the straighteners in your bag without them being much bother as they are so small. However with the larger versions of the Cloud Nines I would probably use the carry pouch to make sure the cord did not unwind from the straighteners in my bag.
The straighteners themselves are brilliant! They are very easy to use as there is no temperature control, which is great for me as I always use the same heat setting on all of my styling products and I find it irritating having to choose the heat setting every time. They heat up very quickly which is good for when you're running late in the mornings, and the cord is a good length. I've never burnt myself with straighteners before, and I find it difficult to see how you could do so anyhow. It takes a long time to style my hair with these straighteners because they are micro irons, but it takes a long time with any appliance I use because my hair is long and thick. They work amazingly on my hair, I used to think that having straightened hair didn't suit me but when I bought these I realised that it was my old straighteners doing a rubbish job! You don't even have to go over the section more than twice and hair feels silky smooth and luxurious!
These are VERY good, and in future I might even consider buying the normal sized straighteners because I was so impressed by these! You can see why stylists use these! Would recommend to anyone and everyone! I can't stop raving about these!
I lurve these irons!! mine are the full size irons.
These have great temperature control. The highest heat is 200 degrees and can be changed to lower heat settings, I have never had to use it at then highest, as the lower heats are fine for my hair, even to curl and achieve poker straitness.
Temparatue controll is a key featue of this iron, GHD's don't have this option so it's searing heat only.
These have a little led panel which you can contoll the heat with a touch of a button to raise or lower, I generally stick at 150 degrees, while still acheiving poker straitness fairly quickly, this is nothing short of a miracle (it is something in the plates that makes them more effective, but they won't give away the secret..)This means less damage is caused to your hair which is a bonus.
The plate's are black ceramic which = no static frizz, they also include a 'special ingredient for added shine with every use and whatever there magic ingredient is it works my hair is always left sleek and shiny with each use.
The wire is very long not sure of the exact measurement, though it is longer than any other pair of irons I have owned, which is great for when your mirror plug socket ratio isn't very good. This iron also features a swivel cord so you will never get yourself in a tangle.
Don't worry if You leave the house and forget to turn them off, they have hibernation mode and will turn off after 30mins, so no fires, this is a great safety feature especially for teenagers.
Okay so that's the technical stuff, but what about presentation, I got mine as a xmas gift from my fiancée and yes I actually jumped in excitement, I was so happy, I had heard such good things about these amazing irons, I wasn't let down.
They came in a nice hinged black box, inside the irons are in ta plastic setting to keep them from rolling about, they come with a heat guard, which is a small plastic cover which you just pop over the end then you you can place them on any surface while the're still hot. They also have a heat prove velvet bag to put them in which comes in very handy if you want to put them away immediately after using.
Inside the box there is a booklet which shows you how to create different looks, I have used the guide to curl my hair which i could never do with irons before hand.
They come with a 2 year warranty as standard, and each iron has a RFID chip inside to prevent fraudulent selling and theft. they have dual adapter and unirversal voltage so you can bring these babies wherever you go.
Price~ yes the are expensive at £129.95 for the normal iron they have other products too.
direct from http://www.cloudninehair.com/shop/products/cloud-nine-iron/
with free next day delivery ( think they needed this or people would explode from anticipation waiting for them).They are more than worth the money you pay because the quality is beyond believe.
I think every person who has hair should own a pair of these as they are the best things ever made in the history of the world, including the wheel and sliced bread.
For the very first time, all the technology of a large format straightener has been delivered in micro size / Proving to be a massive hit with both the travel and male grooming media, The Cloud Nine Micro Iron isn't just a cute addition to the family, it's a little workhorse / Measuring only 6inch in length, it's perfect for any suitcase, making it the ideal travel size companion / Lightweight, with cushioned plates, this micro straightener not only allows you to focus on shorter areas of hair like the fringe, it's also ideal for shorter styles overall / With a heat guard and hibernation mode, as well as the same incredible black ceramic plates as the other Cloud Nine irons, it's a must for anyone wanting to look their best, no matter where they are in the world / Unique features: Black Ceramic Plates: the special and mysterious ingredient Cloud Nine have incorporated into them gives your hair added shine and sparkle, each and every time you use your irons / Heat Guard: as soon as you're finished using your irons, you can clasp them back together, slip on the protective heat guard and allow them to cool down knowing that you've safely left them resting / Hibernation Mode: this intelligent sleep technology automatically kicks in when the irons have been switched on, but not used for 30 minutes / When in this mode they'll cool down to 'box temperature' / RFID Chip: the state-of-the-art feature allows Cloud Nine to identify each iron with its own unique ID number / This means Cloud Nine can track your iron and monitor it throughout its working life to ensure it's a genuine product only sold through authorised Cloud Nine stockists / Universal Voltage: Cloud Nine irons can be operated with mains voltage ranging from 90v-240v, 50Hz ac, and will automatically adjust themselves to the varying power source / 2 Year Warranty: in the unlikely event that a Cloud Nine iron develops a fault, it is covered by a 2 year manufacturing warranty / Includes: Micro Iron / Carry pouch / Iron Heat guard / Presentation box