I've had the same flat iron since 1999. I bought it on clearance at K-Mart. It's by Revlon, has plates that kind of stick to my hair (ocassionally ripping out strands) and three settings: Low (barely warm), Medium (kind of warm) and High (burning hot!). I needed an upgrade, STAT. Misikko is a web site dedicated to hair tool matchmaking- hooking a woman up with the right high quality styling tools for her hair type and needs. The products that Misikko carries are what hair professionals are buying and using in their salons. But the site is very user-friendly for the rest of us.
I don't know a lot about hair styling technology. Nano-ions, ceramic flat irons and tourmaline whatever; makes no sense to me. Misikko's product descriptions break all that down in layman's terms. "Wet to dry styling." "Reduce split ends and frizz." Easy to understand. If you're not sure what you want, the site has a few tutorials on how to choose the best hair dryer, curling iron or flat iron. And you can compare the flat irons with a head to head chart, letting you see which one has the best price, the most bells and whistles or whatever it is you want.
I'll bet you're thinking, "Professional tools sound pretty freaking expensive." You are, right? I know I was. The flat iron that I ended up getting retailed for $149. But Misikko's price was $119. And honestly, $119 for a tool that I will use every day for years on end? That's nothing.
I know I've gone on and on here. I'm passionate about good hair days and want to share the love. And so does Misikko - which is why they are offering free 2-day delivery on any purchase over $50. I got the TurboIon Croc Wet to Dry Flat Iron and love it. I'm amazed at how soft and smooth and unfried my hair is now that I've retired the old Revlon. Check it out. Pass it on. Let's all have shiny, gorgeous hair.