We love our summer beach-y hair (it's the easiest way to go in the humidity); but we still like to smooth out our locks occasionally. It's a hard habit to break. Even when we're wearing a sexy beach pony, we'll use a flat iron to smooth out the front pieces of our hair so that the crown of our hair isn't too frizzy and curly when pulled back. We've had the same flat iron going on 8 years and while it's held up well, we were curious what else is out there. We've been using the FHI Heat Platform SE (JSG edit) and brushes for three weeks now. The styling iron is well balanced and sized, not too heavy or bulky. We like most that the edges are rounded which prevents your hair from snagging and lets you style your hair under or flip it out smoothly. When you pull the iron through your hair there aren't snags or creases from sharp edges.
The brushes are very light weight, which was disconcerting when we first picked them up. How could something this lightweight be quality? After using each (the paddle for apres shower and detangling and the round for blow drying), we can assure you that they are. The round brush works especially well because the boar bristles help grab your hair and smooth it out. The lightweight brushes also kept the weight of our carry on down on our trip to San Francisco. The only problem we've had is keeping track of them in the house, everyone wants a brush for themselves.
You can find FHI products at Ulta stores, FHI's website (where you can also learn more about the technology), and select salons.
This review was based on a press sample.