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Corioliss C3's are seen as the budget alternative to GHD straighteners. Whilst they aren't as well designed or as sturdy, they have a temperature gauge which you can change and therefore protect your hair.

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      10.06.2013 21:10
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      Well worth the money - but shop around

      Corioliss C3

      Recently upon with the imminent demise of my straighteners I felt the need to replace them. with the help of a friend I gained access to a warehouse store for professionals. After hearing some advice from a worker at the store I was tempted to purchase the C2 model - when my friend pointed out that the the C3 model was only £3 more due to some deals the store had on at the time. I paid £65 for the pair in Gold and Black leopard print. Currently these seem to retail online from £70 - £129 - I'd definitely recommend shopping round as the prices do vary greatly.

      The straighteners have titanium plates - which are supposed to demonstrate 'effortless glide' well they are pretty good. They look all shiny, and don't tug. They heat up quickly, and don't seem to do any more damage than other hair straighteners. (I've had them 4 months, and no issues - although I do recognize that no flat irons are good for hair). The plates are sold as being 'floating' which t me translates to spring loaded. It works well, when I have loaded hair unevenly they work to compensate for this.

      The irons to me are slim - at just over an inch wide they are the slimmest I have ever owned. They do the job well, and are easy to hold. I am trying to use them to curl my hair, which is difficult - although I would say this is my failing not theirs.

      The straighteners have a great changeable heat setting ranging from 135-235°C - After plugging in, and turning on, it is a case of pressing the heat up button to the desired setting. There is a cute LED light on the side that tells you how hot it is. This ranges through blue to red. They heat up quickly, and apparently have an automatic shut off - I have no idea how long this takes to kick in, but it has worked at least once on mine.

      The cord is nice and long, and came with a handy piece of Velcro strapping to keep it tidy. The length is not something I had thought of to be honest - however on the same shopping trip I bought a new hairdryer, which could use an extra 50cm of length to it. If this is likely to be an issue I would recommend measuring how long you need before shopping fro any straighteners. The cord is also 'Pro 360° Swivel Cord' - a great touch, but as far as I am aware it's pretty standard for most straighteners.

      When I bought mine they came with a matching heat mat, that I have little use of while at home - although I have used it when away. It looks a little thin, so I wouldn't go putting it on top of any antiques - but on normal surfaces it helps. The mat nicely matches the print on the flat irons, and can be used to wrap them while traveling.

      The set I ended up with also has a nifty 'finger guard' it can be used on a finger and thumb, or two fingers to protect them from the heat... I have used them once but they were just a little clumsly for my liking.

      When I first used them they did feel a little 'wobbly' as the handles do move a little, but having got used to them they seem sturdy, and should withstand normal use.

      The product comes with all sorts of technology that I have no idea about, i.e. 'Far Infrared Technology' (They don't work from a distance - so I have no clue), and 'Negative Ion', which I had at least heard of - as my old hairdryer had it. Still no idea what it is though.

      Overall the straighteners are really good for the price bracket they fall into. They cost me a lot less than my last set, and are working well.

      I'd highly recommend these to all, and they definately get 5*'s from me.

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    The C3 is Corioliss' most advanced titanium styling tool featuring digital control and a maximum temperature of 235 Degrees Celsius. Features: -Ultra smooth titanium plates for effortless glide -Unique digital remote to control the temperature between 135-235 Degrees Celsius -Ideal for all hair types and for creating new styles -Pure ceramic heating element with fast heat up time -Negative ion conditioning technology eliminates frizz -Infrared heat seals in moisture from within the cuticle -1 hour automatic safety-sleep mode for peace of mind -Ergonomic design with professional 4m swivel cord -Finger Glove and Heat Mat included