My Hair + Outfit Sneak Peek
First, I’ll tell you a little bit about my hair. I’m half Armenian so I use that as my excuse for why I have a lot of hair! It’s both a blessing and a curse…haha. You can see from the “Original” shot that my hair is pretty much straight. That’s what it looks like when I air dry it or use a hair dryer. It’s great except there’s a lot of it and it refuses to curl. I’ve tried several different kinds of curling irons and it takes FOREVER to get my whole head curled and the ends usually end up really crispy from the heat.
So I was super excited when Misikko asked me to try out one of their straight irons. If you remember this post I recently learned to curl my hair with a straight iron. Misikko was nice enough to send me the HANA Salon Professional 1″ Flat Iron and I can honestly say that I love it! As you can see I tried out several different styles and they all turned out great!
(let me know if you are having trouble seeing this picture. Or try clicking on it. The picture is also on my facebook page)
For the “Flip” style I used the iron to straighten and give the ends a uniform curl.
For the “Straight” style I completely straightened my hair. There might not look like a whole lot of difference between how my hair normally is and the flip and straight styles from the picture but the HANA flat iron made my hair a little less puffy and gave it a sleek and silkier look in person.
And lastly the “Curl”! It took so much less time and I like how these curls turn out better than when I use a curling iron. Like I said, my hair is very hard to curl but the HANA iron created curls in seconds!
(I also straightened and curled my hair on the same day but my hair still felt soft and shiny and I didn’t feel like it was being damaged by this iron.)
Check the Misikko website for a video on how to make curls with a flat iron. Basically you put a section of hair in the iron, clamp down and do a 360 degree turn clockwise (or away from your head) with the iron so the hair wraps around the iron and then pull slowly down. You can make tight curls or beachy waves depending on how fast or slow you pull the iron down.
Which style do you like the best?
|The HANA Professional Flat Iron (c/o) comes with a carrying pouch and heat mat!|
I have to mention that the package I got from Misikko was more than I expected! (See the picture here) It came with a bunch of other goodies besides the flat iron such as a hairbrush, eyelash curler, eyeshadow + brush, hand sanitizer, another heat resistant case…and more! And all customers get the extra goodies! It’s nice to know Misikko treats their costumers well!
The reviews on this product are great and it has been featured in Marie Claire and Redbook. It’s originally over $200 but is on sale right now for $129.98 plus free shipping. Yes, that is still a lot of money! But if you are someone who is looking to upgrade to a salon quality product I don’t think you could go wrong with this choice. Or if this is already in your price range then go for it! It’s super easy to use, heats up in seconds and doesn’t make my hair feel crispy like my other curling irons. It also comes with a 2 year warranty.
Or check out the HANA Mini Flat Iron! It’s travel size and only $74!
But if curling irons are still your thing Misikko has a great selection, as well as hair dryers and other hair care products.
Check back tomorrow for more details on this outfit!
Linking up with Still Being Molly and Lipgloss and Crayons for #YOLO Mondays!
*I was given the HANA iron to review and keep but all opinions are my own!*
I can't see the first pic but love the third!
I had to click on the picture to see your hairstyles. All four look great.
The first photo isn't loading so I can't see what it looks like 🙁 I've heard amazing things about that flat iron though!
The Tiny Heart
I think thick hair is more of a blessing ….you look great both ways!!!
love your blog!
definitely your newest follower 🙂
I had no idea that you were half Armenian, that is awesome!
Isn't it so fun all the things you can do with a flat iron!? Who would have thought! I love your hair in all the different styles!
I just got an flat iron but… I don't know how to use it!
you look gorgeous all 4 ways! I'm still getting the hang of curling with the flat iron!
Love this! I have the same straight iron and can't wait to try out the curls!
they sent me one too and it just arrived this morning!!!! i hope my hair looks half as good as yours!!!
brooke @ what2wear
Your hair looks fabulous. I may have to try this flat iron. My hair is rather unruly.
Cute hairstyles! I love it curled! Happy Monday, if you get a chance I'd love for you to stop by my blog!
Wow, so pretty! Your hair is gorgeous! I love the flipped look on you 🙂
Your hair is so pretty! I keep waiting for mine to grow out, but it's taking forever. I love all the different styles you created.
I love the flip!
heat mat is essential!
xo the egg out west.
girl your hair looks amazing! I love the curly version. My hair does not hold a curl to save it's life so I'm jealous of how pretty yours looks!
I love your hair all of the ways you've shown! You have amazing hair!!
I want your hair!!!! Oh my word….all the styles look fab!! I think I am digging the flip best!!! So jealous of your locks!!!
i have yet to master the iron curl but i just got this straightner and i am so excited to be able to finally curl my hair! it is amazing!
You hair is pretty enviable. Love the different ways you styled it with that iron!