The best big, medium and small budget straightening irons for Christmas gifts

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If you or someone you know wants to achieve stunning hair every day then good quality hair straighteners are a must have. Today the technology has improved to help prevent damage to your hair and allow greater versatility in the daily styling routine.

With the right brand you can say goodbye to unwanted frizz and achieve sleek, refined and standout locks.

Now we give you our guide to some of the best offers around ready for Christmas 2015. Find your perfect pair or find the perfect present for someone special....


Cloud Nine Medium Iron

Cloud Nine is one of the best known brands in the styling tools market and is very popular with big name stylists such as James Brown and Richard Ward. 


The Cloud Nine Medium Iron is the most popular styler in the Cloud Nine range and features six heat variations that range from 100 to 200 degrees to make your hair sleek and gorgeous, create the perfect curls or style on trend beachy waves.


Other features of the Cloud Nine Medium Iron include ultra glide plates, so even on fine, coarse or bleached hair this styler makes smoothing or curling your hair easier than ever.

The Cloud Nine Medium Iron is Best For:

  • All round styling
  • Cloud Nine two year warranty
  • Merritts Discount – Offer now on to save 11%
  • A medium – to high budget


KeraStraight Titanium Iron

KeraStraight is a famous name within the haircare market and their styling tools also have a high quality reputation matched by a solid look and feel.

The KeraStraight Titanium Iron features tourmaline technology which has been has been developed to work with KeraStraight treatment with negative ionic output and helps to smooth the hair prevent dehydration. The straighteners also include a digital temperature reading for greater accuracy and control during styling.

The 360 degree swivel cord helps give you a greater range of movement when styling and a locking collar prevents plate damage when not in use.

KeraStraight Titanium Iron is best for:

  • Those who like to use Keratin treatments to obtain healthier hair
  • Extra features such as digital reading and swivel cord
  • Hair professionals
  • High budget


C3 Ultimate

The Corioliss range has received glowing reviews from stylists and everyday users alike and the C3 is the most advanced Styling Iron that Corioliss offers.

Features include ultra smooth titanium plates which effortlessly glide to deliver ultra smooth hair, a digital temperature control that varies from 135 – 235 degrees, and a long 3m cord which gives greater reach and flexibility when styling.

A feature we love on these irons is the safety-sleep mode which shuts down the irons after 30 minutes and provides safety and peace of mind. This item also comes with a travel pouch which is handy for storage or transportation.

C3 Ultimate Iron is best for:

  • High temperatures to style all kinds of hair
  • Extra features such as digital reading and long 3m cable 
  • Safety mode
  • Medium budgets


Cloud Nine Micro Iron

This Cloud Nine Micro Iron may be small but it is packed with styling potential! As it is ultra light and portable it is ideal for someone who travels a lot for work or trips away. Thanks to it's small stature this iron is also easy to use on shorter hair, and is popular with both men and women.

The Cloud Nine Micro Iron is only 6 inches long, but it is not short on features and can deliver everything you'd expect from larger counterparts.

Cushioned ceramic plates, a hibernation mode, and good temperature range give you all the benefits of a regular iron and at a lower price too.


All the straighteners mentioned in this post are available for sale here on the Merritts for Hair online store and can be delivered in time for Christmas.

We also stock a wide range of accessories and other related products such as heat protection spray, sleek iron smoother and texture spray. Happy shopping!