I…am a hair klutz. Growing up as the oldest daughter of a short haired mother, I had nobody to turn to when I wanted to style my hair and, as a result, my hairstyles have all been chosen through lengthy trial-and-error processes. Now that I am enjoying the busy joys of motherhood, my hair is pulled back in a ponytail for about 364 days of the year. Functional, but oh so boring! Yet as much as my ponytail bugged me, I had neither the time nor the skill to change my look.
Misikko, a company that specializes in salon-quality styling products ranging from hair dryers to curling irons to flat irons, recently gave me the chance to review their Hana Professional Flat Iron 1” in pink. Misikko’s expert line of Hair Straighteners includes Chi Flat Irons, FHI Flat Irons and the always-popular Hana Flat Irons. Since my hair styling experience is so limited, I was more than ready to dive in and see what this flat iron could do for my ho-hum look.
When the flat iron arrived, I was beyond excited. I quickly cut the tape and pulled the box open. When I looked inside, I was absolutely blow away. Misikko’s commitment to the customer is unbelievable, and nothing makes that fact more obvious than the care they put into packaging their products. The box was stunning, with the flat iron tin carefully arranged below the ribbon adorned complimentary heatproof pouch and silicone mat. A light pink artificial rose on the very top completed the look and completely satisfied my feminine soul. I quite literally unpacked and repacked the box at least three times on the day I received it just so I could have the continuing pleasure of opening it to stare inside.
The next morning, I leapt out of the shower ready to try the flat iron that was ranked one of the Best Flat Irons on the Misikko site. I used the iron on my slightly damp towel-dried hair and followed the instructions in the accompanying book to choose the correct heat. My hair is quite healthy and absurdly thick, so I chose the maximum setting of 450 degrees. I used the styling tips in the instruction manual to attempt a simple straight hairstyle with the ends flipped out.
The triple level LED indicator light gave me some initial confusion before I found the literature explaining it. When the iron is first turned on, the red light is steady. The light flickers when the appropriate heat is reached and turns off completely when the iron is lowering its temperature. Once I understood how the indicator light worked, I realized how quickly this iron heats up for use. In mere minutes, the iron went from completely cold to the desired temperature so that I could start styling my hair almost immediately.
I loved the way that the iron dried my hair as it smoothed and straightened it to complete my look with one simple tool. The flipped ends were easy to create by simply turning the iron up at the ends of my hair and holding it for a few extra seconds. It gave my hair a swingy look and a little extra oomph that I really enjoyed. And one of the most fabulous features was the way that I was able to go from damp hair to finished look in only about 20 minutes! Considering how much hair I have, I was incredibly impressed with how quickly I was able to complete my style.
The lightweight Hana Professional Flat Iron 1” offers an impressive list of features that includes a two year warranty, floating plates that automatically adjust to different hair textures, curved plate edges for versatile styling and tourmaline and ceramic for accelerated ion generation and maximum frizz-free, conditioning shine. Far from simply straightening, the iron can be used to create waves and soft curls as well. Its versatility makes it a great choice for hair of any type or texture.
I have tried a few other styles with the Hana Professional Flat Iron 1” since my first successful attempt, and I absolutely love how easy it is to experiment with my hair. I have used the flat iron to flip my ends both in and out and even created some loose curls. My husband and I have an anniversary coming up, and I am already trying out some different looks with my Hana Professional Flat Iron 1” so that I can choose my favorite style for our big night out.
The best part is that I have finally shaken off the elastic shackle that held my hair hostage for so long. Of course, there are still some days when my hair stays pulled back in the old tried-and-true ponytail. But thanks to Misikko, there are just as many days when my hair is down, free flowing and fashionable. I’m still a long way away from being any kind of an expert…but at least I’m not the hair klutz I once was. The Hana Professional Flat Iron 1” has taken my hair from so-so to stylish, and I couldn’t be happier!