Cloud Nine Straighteners Reviews: The Original Iron is the original and longest served hair straightener for Cloud Nine and nearly £140’s is the most expensive. It is targeted at all hairstyles and gives the brand the prestige (and tally awards) of winning in its GHD rivalry with mineral-infused floating ceramic plates.
It can be filled at five different temperatures from 100-200oC and can be filled with an LED light, indicating each of them in increments of 25 degrees. After 30 minutes of inactivity, there’s an auto-off feature.
You will watch the LEDs turn green when going up towards it once you have selected your desired temperature using the controls. As soon as the light goes from blink to static at your selected temperature, you are ready to go.
It’s also impressive to curl. In fact, we preferred the curls with Cloud Nine straighteners despite not being as curved as GHDs are. Thanks to a smooth, even hair movement, they were tighter and better shaped.
However, during prolonged use, the top of the straighteners may be very hot. Not to the degree of Rainbow Shine from Lee Stafford, but plenty to take care of. The textured tips on the end of the barrels help to protect your fingertips while retaining any additional pressure to ensure that the touch is snug.