The Corioliss C1 Styling Iron has the potential to provide you with straight, wavy or curly hair. With 1-inch titanium plates, an adjustable heat capacity of up to 235°C and a long, 3-meter 360˚ swivel cord, which is handy when your mirror and plug socket aren’t anywhere near each other!
The C1 uses super smooth plates to produce an even heat and reduce the risk of your hair snagging and pulling, whilst the negative ion technology prevents your hair from becoming frizzy. The plates are ‘floating’ to help stop those nasty dents and creases when using the irons to curl your hair. The C1 features dual voltage, so you can take the irons on holiday, and come with a colour co-ordinating heat-pouch to protect worktops and carpets from any little accidents. They come in a rather attractive package - making a good gift - however the finish on them isn’t top quality; in places they look a little cheap: there are tiny chips in the plastic and slightly rough lines.
The on/off switch is on the inside of the iron which makes for an interesting “will I burn my fingers this time” sort of game…or maybe I’m just an accident prone. I also found the numbers indicating the temperature hard to see and a larger, clearer display would make it more user friendly. The hinge on these irons isn’t very strong: when you bring the two plates together they can easily twist so that they aren’t parallel. This bad workmanship makes me lose confidence in the potential life expectancy of the device.
As an actual styling product, I found it straightened my hair well with a smooth action, but due to the twisting plates I found it difficult to produce natural-looking curls or waves. They are rather unexceptional and for the hefty price tag attached to them I would expect a higher quality finish and more user-friendly features. RRP £149.00
3.5 out of 5
Smooth straightening action
235°C adjustable temperature
360˚ swivel cord
Dual voltage for travel
On/off button on the inside of the irons
Hinge isn’t strong and the two arms twist
Expected a higher quality finish for the price
Difficult to curl hair