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Read me before you decide to buy!
on October 3, 2007
I went to the LA County Fair where Corioliss has a large display stand and chairs to do hair curling/straightening demonstrations with their flat iron. She curled the ends of my hair with a straightener and I LOVED it, so I paid $80 and went on my way. I used it 3 times since then. On the 4th try, it wouldn't get hot. It would warm up, and then turn off. I was luckily able to go back to the Fair to exchange it, which they did with no problems. But the new one I received won't stay on now. I've tried it in different outlets, started with the heat down low, power on OFF, then turned ON, and it still won't get hot. The light goes out and that's it. They have a stand at the Ontario Mills Mall, so now I have to go there to exchange it AGAIN because they do not issue refunds. On one hand, when I was able to curl my hair, it came out great, just like they advertise. It was shiny, silky, beautiful full curls that lasted all day. And I have super straight asian hair and was totally impressed with the results. But what's the point in standing up for a product that cost $80 and doesn't work when I want it to?! Definitely not worth the money or the hassle to drive around town to have it exchanged. There's got to be a more reliable flat iron out there that does the same thing but doesn't short out. I wish I knew this before I lost money on it.