Monday, February 1, 2010's Hana Elite Professional Flat Iron Review (and Giveaway) + $25 Charity Donation gave me the opportunity to review the Hana Elite (that sells for $229.99) from their professional flat irons line. I also received some shine shield to use in conjunction with the flat iron. Before I go much further I have to tell you prior to owning this the flat iron I had was bought at Wal-Mart. It was my very first flat iron and I hated it. Not only did it yank pieces of my hair out, but it took forever to get my already straight hair to look straighter. I had no idea there was a difference between ceramic flat irons and those metal plate flat irons. The one I owned was made out of some sort of brass plate.

I thought since I had no real experience with a flat iron that I had to call in the cavalry, my niece Jessica. Although her hair is beautiful, she still straightens everyday. She has owned lots of different straighteners and was able to give me some great insight about the Hana Elite. First off, she really thought the temperature gauge was very important and especially liked the location. Because it is inside of the arms it makes it harder to change the settings accidentally. She also liked how she only had to make one pass to get the full effect of the iron. She said with good irons it should only take one pass over. Finally, she thought the Hana Elite in conjunction with the Shine Shield made her hair much shinier and silkier than any other iron she has ever used.

I agree. Not only does the Hana Elite heat up quickly, but it does a great job at straightening too!

Here some features listed from their site:

* 100% Solid Ceramic Plates Never Peel or Degrade
* Tourmaline infused into the heating elements for maximum thermal protection
* Large Integrated Ceramic Heaters with Full Plate Coverage for the Most Consistent, Conditioning Far Infrared Heat Possible
* Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
* Unique black ceramic plates won't discolor with use of products or hair dyes
* Adjustable Temperature Dial - 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types
* Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
* Safe to use on Damp to Dry Hair
* Beveled Edges mean Easy Curled, Flipped, Spiked or Straight Styles
* Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
* Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
* Sleek luxury matte finish
* Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
* Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
* Independent On/Off Switch
* Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case
* Made in Korea
* Two Year Warranty

GIVEAWAY: One lucky winner will receive a Hana Elite. Mandatory Entry: Visit the's site and tell me which product you would love to try (other than the one here). Leave a comment below with your contact information.

Additional entries can be earned by (please leave separate comments):
2. Follow my blog or if you are already following - tell me who you are. (1 entry)
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4. Follow @Misikko and me on twitter @lisasamples and tweet this contest leaving me a link. (1 entry per tweet/2 tweets per day) Please leave time between tweets.
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6. Connect via Facebook (bottom left sidebar). (1 entry)
7. Favorite me on technorati, digg, or stumble leaving link. (1 entry per fav)
8. If you order any product from now until Feb. 24th you get 5 bonus entries (please be willing to show proof of purchase).

This giveaway will end February 24th at 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be determined by and will have 48 hours to send contact information to lisa(dot) It is mandatory to leave your email address in your first comment. US entries only. This listing is compliments of Misikko and I got a flat iron for review in order to write this post (but my opinion is 100% mine and honest)!

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