July 19, 2010

Misikko Hana Elite Flat Iron Review and Giveaway

When it comes to appearance, hair is equally as important as fashion. Head-to-toe maintenance is required to complete any look.

This is the very reason why I agreed to review the Hana Elite 100% Ceramic Flat Iron 1" when Misikko contacted me. Although I have locs now, I recall the days of searching for the perfect flat iron. One that worked immediately - not after 2 or 3 applications in the same section. As we know, all of that heat is deadly to one's tresses. So, I decided that I would test it out on my sister, Brittany, since she is a natural beauty with hair sans chemicals (i.e. relaxer). With a retail price of $359.99 (currently on sale for $229.99) and features in both Marie Claire and Redbook, the goal was to see if it was worth the relatively high price tag and the hype.

The flat iron arrived inside a tin case accompanied with a ribbon wrapped travel pouch and heat proof silicone mat, all of which were surrounded by flowers. I really appreciated that Misikko understood the importance of presentation. Now, it was time to test it out!

Here are the results:



Isn't she such a diva?

Needless to say, Brittany loved the Hana Elite. It seemed to straighten as soon as she applied it to her hair. Imagine the time savings from that alone! The texture of her hair felt identical to that of relaxed hair. This flat iron is indeed a winner for those looking to straighten naturally curly or kinky hair. Similar to an oven, you can easily set the temperature (140-450° F) based on how much heat you would like to apply. This really makes the Hana Elite suitable for all hair textures! I think it's safe to say that this flat iron lives up to its hype. Would I pay $300+ for it? I'm not so sure. However, I definitely would consider taking advantage of that sale price of $229.99.

For one lucky winner, you won't even have to worry about the price. Misikko has offered to give away a Hana Elite 100% Ceramic Flat Iron right here on ChiTown Fashionista!

To enter the giveaway:

1. Follow Misikko on Twitter or subscribe to the Misikko newsletter.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post explaining why you want the Hanna Elite 100% Ceramic Flat Iron. Be sure to also include your email address.

For an additional entry: Retweet this giveaway.

Good Luck!

*This giveaway ends Friday, July 23rd at 11:59pm (CST) and is only open to residents in the U.S. and Canada*

Visit Misikko.com to check out more of their products including CHI Hair Straighteners, FHI Flat Irons and Professional Hair Dryers.

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Blogger Fashion Butter said...

Oh too bad I can't enter, BUT I have to say that I totally agree - investing in a good straightening iron is so inmportant.

This one looks good, I am going to have to keep it in mind when my current one needs to be replaced!

July 19, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Chandra said...

I signed up for the host's newsletter.

I've never had relaxed hair, but occasionally like to enjoy straight hair. The results of this straightener look amazing, and it looks as if I could straighten my own hair without the hassle of paying $60 at the shop to have someone else do it! I start teaching soon, and I'd love to have straight hair for Back to School picture day!!


July 19, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger DWJ said...

Oh I am following them AND I subscribed to the newsletter. I am the flat iron queen! I've had a relaxer since I was 3, yes 3 because my natural hair is super thick, tangles if I blink and I need something to control it. I would love this flat iron, I bet my hair would be smooth as silk!

July 19, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Chandra said...

I retweeted this giveaway.


July 19, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger renee said...

I follow misikko on twitter as nicjosemm and subscribe to their newsletter
I need to straighten my hair daily and would love a good one.
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

July 19, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger renee said...

reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

July 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love a ceraminc iron like this....I've got natural hair as well and with the summer humidity my hair often frizzes quickly. By the look of your hair.....it really gets the job done!!! I wear my hair in a bob and recently got the bob cut....Can't get the back (LOL)I would DEF consider looking for more tools @Misikko... I followed on twitter...Hope I win!!!! @shine2u

July 19, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

I want IT girl! I have "Iron issues" lol... I have a box of flat & curling irons from the past that didn't live up to my needs - I am eager to find something that an straighten my fragile hair without turning it frizzier or burning it! <3

July 19, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger The Contemporary Christian said...

I absolutely need this flat iron in my life! not just for myself but for my clients. Im a stay at home mom and have been out of work for 2 years now and my natural talent is hair and this is how i keep a roof over my families heads! I cant afford the best products out here so i have to purchase a $20 fla iron every 3 months b/c the consistent usage shorts the wires quickly! iv been saving now for 2 months to purchase a state of the art iron and it would be a biiggg blessing to win this one. Im following you both and also signed for the Misikko newletter. thank you!denet54@hotmail.com

July 19, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Goody said...

dealing with my hair is probably the biggest bane of my existence..


so anything that could give me the results that your adorable lil sis got is a necessity!

i signed up for the newsletter and i would follow them if twitter would ever let me out of jail! ;-)

oh and i tweeted the giveaway!

rock-it (at) curvatude.com

July 19, 2010 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Swa-Rai' Fashion & Beauty Blog said...

I want these flat ironers because I've been really needing a pair of good flat iron's. Since I've been laid off I've been doing my hair at home to save money and I need something that can handle my hair and make it look presentable.

I'm following them on twitter...

July 20, 2010 at 12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG Brittany's hair looks amazing! Well I"m not one to straighten my hair but on rare occasions as sunny old England's weather does not support the straightened look but I have these dreams of silky smooth hair, lol you know the one where I can run my fingers through my hair and not get stuck half way. this product even looked good in the package (I remember)

loving your page Nikia xx

July 20, 2010 at 2:47 AM  
Blogger classic ladi said...

I need these flat irons in my LIFE!!!Britt's hair looks awesome-my lil' diva!!! After several pair of flat irons that just don't get the job done, it'd be nice to have a great pair so I can save money and stay out of the salon!!! Chicago humidity is crazy right now - my hair gets frizzy way to soon..I have a new bob and these flat irons would straighten & kill this new cut !!! :):)

July 20, 2010 at 8:00 AM  
Anonymous Nia said...

I am a follower on twitter and I retweeted this on twitter http://tweetmeme.com/popup/tweet?url_id=1703900669&source=shoelovadotcom and posted it on facebook (does that count for 3 entries?)

I would LOOOOOOVE this, I am getting married in the beautiful (and not to mention HUMID) city of Charleston and when humidity hits my hair it is pure comedy.

I think that this will definitely tame my tresses and get me ready for one of the most important days in my life.

July 20, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Nia said...

I forgot to leave my email address its orderinfo@cocoababies.com

July 20, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I subscribed to their newsletter.

Lost_Star_99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

July 20, 2010 at 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could really use a straightner. Having curly hair, this would make it so easy to have the hair I want.

Lost_Star_99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

July 20, 2010 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Lynda Del. said...

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July 20, 2010 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Lynda Del. said...

I signed up for the Misikko newsletter and I follow them on twitter.

I have been flat ironing my hair for lord knows how long and living in South Florida's heat and humidity doesn't help my hair either and would love a flat iron that would do me a world of good that would straighten and "relax" my kinky, curly, and unruly hair. 'Nuff said. :)

lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

July 20, 2010 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger Lynda Del. said...

I tweeted

Thank you for the chance!

lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

July 20, 2010 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I NEED these flat irons! I have been wearing the WY bob since 95 and decided to go with braids while my hair dresser was out of the country. No one informed that one needs to comb out their hair before they wash it which led to the clumps of hair that had to be cut from my head. Suffice it to say, I have about 8 inches less hair on one side, a style that requires daily maintenance and not one styling tool (other than combs and brushes). Yep, I think I need them the most...

July 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I followed misikko on twitter with PhillishaDuffey


July 22, 2010 at 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I subscribed to Misikko's newsletter


July 22, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I want the Hana Elite? Well I tried the expensive CHI only for it to not work on my hair at all. So I gave it away. Now I want a hair straightener that really works. I have naturally curly hair and it's always been like that. Sometimes I'm just tired of have curly hair, and i really want to find a good flat iron. However I don't want to pay a ton for it, only for it to not work. So here I am, hoping to win this. Even if I don't win, I'm glad you made this available to your readers. THANK YOU


July 22, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I retweeted:


July 22, 2010 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger The Canady Family said...

I follow Misikko on Twitter~ thecanadyfamily@gmail.com

July 23, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger The Canady Family said...

I want this because I am about to have a baby and it takes me FOREVER to straighten my hair. When she gets here I am not going to have the time to do it. Thiswould make straightening much easier!


July 23, 2010 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger They call me Great said...

I followed Misikko on twitter as greatdancerclol


July 23, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger They call me Great said...

I subscribed to Misikko's newsletter, forgot to put in comment above


July 23, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger They call me Great said...

I want to win this Hana Elite for my sister. She wants to win it, she's up above.(PDuffey) She didn't really tell the whole story to why she wants to win. Her hair fell out when she was younger due to radiation. But before that she was used to straight and fine hair. Now she has very thick and curly hair, so it's been kind of an adjustment for her. Sometimes she just wants to go back to straight. And yeah I was the one who got the CHI, Lol. So I hope either one of us win, also i hope this isn't cheating. She insured me, but I'm a little iffy about it.


July 23, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger They call me Great said...

I retweeted:

thanks for giving me and my sister this chance to win this flat iron. Good Luck to all readers

July 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM  

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