There are so many options when it comes to choosing a flat iron. Temperature is not the only factor when deciding which one is best for you and your hair. There are many brands I’ve used and love but I choose to carry Paul Mitchell flat irons above the rest because of their features, longevity and options. I’m going to highlight the features of a few so you can see which one will work best for your needs. All are digital irons so I won’t put that in every detail.
Starting with the most expensive to least, first up is the Neuro line. The technology of these tools is in the smart Sense micro chip. These plates heat 50x a second so your plates stay hot and evenly heated while you’re styling your hair. Depending on if you have the Style, Smooth or Smooth XL, it only takes 30-45 seconds to reach 450°F in 45 seconds. They both feature cushioned plates and beveled edges protect hair from stress and demarcation lines, Programmable temperature setting, and (programmable) auto shut off. These are for anyone with natural wave, frizzy and curly/coily hair.
Next up are the Smooth+ and Style+ irons. One is 1.25” and the other is 1”. The features are similar. They both have cushioned ceramic plates with beveled edges, digital temperature control with LCD display, heat up to 410°F in 60 seconds with a 5-second heat recovery time using premium heaters provide that even heat distribution and one hour auto shut-off. These are best for someone with wavy hair and mild frizz or natural straight hair that needs polished. In my opinion these are good for my hair but if I had any amount of curl I would upgrade to a Neuro iron!
All are available in 1”, 1.25” and new this year XL 1.75”. The size comes down to preference mainly, but if you have super short hair you would need a 1” iron because the 1.25” & 1.75” would be too big. Smaller can also be better for hairline curls. Hot tools including flat irons will all be special order in 2020. They won’t be in stock but you can preorder before your appointment or come back in 1-2 days after to pick it up.
Use this as a helpful guide and if you have more questions we will talk about it at your next appointment!