I know you've probably seen a ton of posts floating around Blogger about Misikko's Hana Professional Flat Iron. However, I've been using this for a few weeks now and feel I can finally give it a proper review. This review has been a longggg time coming so sorry for the delay. This flat iron was given to me as a gift to review.
This review is for the pink edition. I love anything pink so this was right up my alley.
PACKAGING: First of all, the packaging and accessories that came with the flat iron are INCREDIBLE! I have a carrying case, a mat to lay the flat iron on while it is heating, and another metal tin for storage! This comes with everything you could possible need and more! It has come in handy since I do travel between cities on weekends. When I first picked up the flat iron it didn't feel as sturdy as my current flat iron (which made me worry about the quality and if it was cheaply made). However, when using the straightener on my hair for the first time all my doubts were gone. It really did a nice job making it pin straight and giving it high shine. Finally, I like that it has an on and off switch, unlike the flat iron I already own, because I can't accidentally hit it off (since it's not a button).
STYLING: What I really love about this flat iron is that you can use it to curl your hair! My other flat iron is too big and doesn't have this function so I really love that I have the ability to do this now. It is also really easy to flip out or flip in your hair. I really like the 1" because you can get right to the root of your hair for those hard to get pieces that tend to kink near the root (bangs, layers...etc.). The straightener heats up to 450 degrees, which I don't need for my hair. I keep it around 370 and I can straighten pieces with one swipe through. I was worried that the 1" would take extra long to straighten my hair (currently it takes me about 5 minutes!). It took an extra minute or two to go through my whole head, which wasn't a big deal because it did do a wonderful job at making it pin straight.
The Hana Professional Shine Serum was a great extra along with the flat iron. It protects your hair from heat damage in addition to giving it shine. In the above photos I used this in my hair prior to straightening.
Overall I was very impressed with the Misikko Hana Professional 1" Flat Iron and will continue to use it on a daily basis. Thank you Misikko!