Paul Mitchell Curling Wand
A few weeks ago we had a link at the Corioliss Magic Wand which is a wand with a clip, and now Paul Mitchell have come out with a similar product. The Paul Mitchell Turnstyle is their latest curling wand, and is yet another hybrid curling wand & iron combination. It does come with a hefty price tag, so is it worth the cost? Read on below to find out more.
Paul Mitchell has long been known as a manufacturer of quality goods, and the Turnstyle is the next in that long line of tradition. Compared to the Corioliss Magic Wand, this one is a bit on the pricey side so we’ll see if the added cost is worthwhile or not.
Looking at the packaging, Paul Mitchell have gone for a green and black color scheme which certainly stands out. Paul Mitchell always seems to have eye catching displays, and this one is no exception. There is a plastic window on the front so you can see the wand, which is something we don’t see too often when it comes to curling wand products.
Opening up the package, there isn’t much in the way of accessories. The wand itself is very well designed, and the entire barrel is green which we think looks fantastic. It isn’t a grass green, but more a bright green as you can see on the picture above, so it looks very fresh and funky. The handle of the wand has a silver covering around the buttons and the lcd display, and the rest of the unit is a matt black. The on/off button and the temperature controls are also a bright green. Paul Mitchell definitely have a winner on their hands here when it comes to the design, and this really is a fantastic looking wand. There is a feeling that a lot of thought went into getting everything right, and they certainly did.
The barrel itself is a 1″ barrel, which is a good overall size for creating several different styles. The barrel is made out of ceramic, and claims to have double ceramic heaters for even heat distribution. We haven’t heard of this before on other wands, so can’t be too certain of the technological benefits. Express Ion Complex™ is another claimed new technology that Paul Mitchell have included with this wand. According to their explanation of the technology, it helps produce negative ions which aid in preventing damage to your hair. Most other quality wands are made out of ceramic tourmaline, and the tourmaline produces negative ions. So we suspect it is simply tourmaline which they are using here, and re-branding it as some fancy new technology.
The barrel itself can heat up to 440F, and this is a bit higher than what we normally see on other wands which is a plus. It also has temperature controls built into the handle, so you can fool around and see if a lower temperature can perhaps give you better results for your type of hair. It heats up very quickly, and reached the maximum temperature in what seemed like no time. Like the Corioliss we reviewed a while ago, there is somewhat of a learning period when it comes to using this type of wand. From our previous review we knew how to curl with this type of wand, so we fared much better this time around. For those who didn’t read that earlier review, all you really need to do is clamp your hair near the root or tip, and rotate the hand up or down to curl the hair around the wand. Leave it for a few seconds, then release the clamp. The Paul Mitchell clipless iron creates some fantastic results, and we were very happy with the outcome.
The handle is very comfy, and is a really good fit in your hand. The unit feels very balanced when you are working with it, and it is quite lightweight. At the same time it also feels quite sturdy, and the build of the wand is high quality.
There is a swivel cord on it, and the cable looks like it is a standard length. There is no mention of heat resistance on the cord, but we are assuming it is as that is a standard feature these days. The warranty is 12 months in total.
- Looks fantastic
- Makes great curls
- Comfy and lightweight
- Swivel cord
- Heats up fast
- Higher than average temperatures
- Little expensive
- Con 2
Below we have included a brief user demonstration of the wand. The video is quite long and repetitive, so you will probably get a good idea of the products capabilities after a minute or two of watching.
Summary: Paul Mitchell have a really good product on their hands here. They have gone for a new and adventurous design, and pulled it off. It may be a little expensive, but it looks fantastic and produces some great results. If you are looking for a similar product you can see our Corioliss Magic Wand Review Here, otherwise you can check the latest price on Amazonover here.