Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hair Envy with Cloud Nine Straighteners

I've been devout to my ghd since I got my first one in 2005. I couldn't believe the way it transformed my hair and I vowed never to use another hair iron brand again. Now, I'm ashamed to admit I'm thinking of cheating on my beloved ghd with its newest competitor - Cloud Nine.  Before you label me a traitor hear me out.

Cloud Nine is developed by the original founders and manufacturers behind ghd - so technically it's not really cheating. The brand combines state of the art technology with temperature control, allowing you to create loose waves, soft curls, and poker straight styles.
With its low, medium and high-heat options (six in total) and a perfectly constructed, rounded barrel, Cloud Nine enables you to achieve a whole range of styles. I love the fact that you can control the heat - it's one of the big reasons I'm thinking of trading in my aging ghd for a younger model.

The iron’s black ceramic plates contain an element of pearl sparkle which adds extra shine to your hair. The iron also has a hibernation mode - it automatically switches off after 10 minutes of idle time, and will only re-heat when you switch it on again.

Cloud Nine hair straighteners have been causing a stir since they launched in the US in October 2009. They've slowly made their way to South Africa and are available at selected Salons. If you're looking for one in the Cape Town area they are available at Pink23 on Roeland Street Cape Town.

Cloud Nine has also just launched their latest product - The Wand. The long, cone-shaped black barrel makes for a sexy, streamlined aesthetic. The length of the barrel, combined with the difference in diameter from the base to the tip, allows for more creativity when creating curls and flicks. 

Cloud Nine hair irons retail for about R1800 and are a great investment when you consider how much a blow dry and styling costs in a salon. This year I'll definitely be gifting myself with a brand new Cloud Nine. 


  1. I have just seen a new cloud nine product called the wand that does curling, it comes with a protective glove too so you dont burn your hands and give clean crisps bouncy curls, yipee. for all girls like me who CANNOT do straight hair!

  2. That sounds awesome! Definitely a must for girls who don't want poker straight locks :)