Bionic Asks: What hair appliances do you own?

by Bionic Beauty on 08.Sep.2010 · 9 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

This week’s Bionic AsksWhat hair styling tools and appliances do you own? And do you use them all?

I have a pink Hana Mini Elite flat iron (here’s my review and photos), a full-sized Hana Professional flat iron, a KQC Professional Mini flat iron (my review and pictures), and a CHI Rocket Hair Dryer.

Both Hana flat irons and my CHI dryer I got from since they’re a small family owned business, have great sale prices, and absolutely a-maze-ing customer service.

Bionic Beauty review - Hana Mini Elite flat iron from

My Hana Mini Elite flat iron - It's tiny!!

When I’m home, I’m always using the full-sized Hana iron. The Hana Mini goes on trips with me since it’s smaller than my palm!

And I absolutely adore my CHI dryer. I had a Revlon hair dryer until last year and didn’t realize there was much difference in dryers. The CHI is an Infrared Ionic dryer – it dries my hair faster with less heat. It works by breaking up water molecules and blasts them away, rather than boiling them off of your hair like regular (i.e. non-ionic) hair dryers do. The boiling action is what causes hair damage.

Anyhow, that’s my list. Now it’s time to share yours!


1 Tashi September 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I rely every few days on my T3 Ionic Tourmaline (whatever it’s called) dryer. I was fortunate to be able to afford it about 2 years ago. Nowadays, it wouldn’t be possible for me to buy. It’s my absolute favorite hair appliance, along with the diffuser I had to buy separately (it only came with a nozzle). The dryer is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. .

I also love my ghd flat iron that I got from my favorite salon. These days, I don’t use it so much, because I’ve given in to my naturally curly hair more and more. But that’s another item I’ll hang onto forever. Loooove it.

Both appliances have worked better for *me* than. The ones before them. They’ve cut my preparations time drastically. I’ve yet to get a great mini flat iron (I just have a cheap Conair one that never gets used these days.). I think I’ll check out Misikko’s site for one, once I’m better off financially. Thanks, Jami, for the piece today! I’m anxious to hear what everyone else has to say.

2 Bionic Beauty September 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I have a ghd flat iron too!! I totally forgot to mention that one. It’s sleek black with these pretty floral/graphic swirls around it. I like it too… my only teensy complaint is that the cord doesn’t have a loop to hang it from in my bathroom (since I hang all my hair appliances from S hooks on an extra towel bar). However, I solved that problem with the creative use of some black small zip ties from Home Depot. 😉

3 Phyrra September 8, 2010 at 5:03 pm

I’ve got a tiny pink travel iron that’s perfect for travel and my bangs. I’ve got a larger flat iron. I’ve got the corioliss 3 barrels 1 handle clipless curling iron set, a hot tools pro gold curling iron, and my awesome Conair Infiniti Cord Keeper blow dryer.

4 Bionic Beauty September 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm

That’s quite the collection Phyrra! Then again, I figured you’d as a gadget girl, kinda like me. And even beauty supplies can be gadgets. *Grin!*

5 Phyrra September 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Yep! I <3 gadgets 🙂

6 Nenette September 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Other than my blow dryer, just a lonely curling iron. I used to have hot rollers too. I wish I hadn’t given it away.

7 Bionic Beauty September 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm

But Nenette, you have amazingly, awesome hair without any of those appliances! If I still have my hot rollers packed away somewhere I’ll ship ’em up to you. 🙂

8 Becca September 10, 2010 at 11:54 am

I have a really cool blowdrying brush from conair.. It is a barrel attached to a handle that blows hot air but where the air comes out there are brush bristles around it. (I don’t know if that makes sense or not..) It has 2 different brush attachments. That is the appliance I probably use most frequently. I also have a Remington wet2straight flat iron that works well. Lastly, I have a really cheap travel size hair dryer that I bought on sale… the pattern is pretty and it dries my hair quickly, though it does damage it a little so I try not to use it often. I *think* I may also have a curling iron somewhere.. I never use it though because it takes wayy too long to put curls into all of my stick straight hair.

9 Bionic Beauty September 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Hi Becca, I’ve seen those Conair dryers and wondered how they would work. It was nice to hear your assessment of it! I don’t use my curling iron too frequently either- it takes forever to curl my hair and they inevitably have fallen by the time the “event” I was styling for arrives… no matter what products I use. So I’ve given up. If I want to add some waves, I usually just put my hair up into loose buns around my head and let them air dry then take them down and run my fingers through my hair with some shine serum or something. Those seem to last longer (for my fine hair at least).

Thanks again for sharing how the Conair works!!

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