For hair savants, there's no greater companion for your 'do than a hair straightener. Whether you're after sleek, pin-straight tresses or flowing locks in loose waves, the hair styling world is your oyster when the heat appliance is in tow.
And now, two of the biggest names in hair care have made our dreams come true, thanks to the release of ghd and Cloud Nine's cordless straightening irons.
Those who have spent countless hours painstakingly dragging a sizzling straightener through their hair are sure to be familiar with the lack of movement it allows. As one spins the styling tool around their head, attempting to master a smooth curl beneath their crown, the cord somehow always finds itself contorted around your body, requiring the flexibility of a circus performer to free oneself.
But now, freedom and fresh hair are somewhat synonymous.
Bringing you the best of both worlds, each appliance offers to cut out the compromise with stylers that require no plugs, no patience and no pain. So let's get to it, below we've rounded up everything you need to know about ghd and Cloud Nine's cordless straighteners.
The first ever compact and cordless styler by ghd, UNPLUGGED is light, portable and powerful, making touching up on-the-go simple, sans compromising on performance.
Available in a sleek black or chic white option, the appliance features a speedy 45-second heat-up time and offers up to 20 minutes of non-stop styling. If shine is what you're after, the ghd UNPLUGGED doesn't disappoint, offering 65 per cent more shine than any other appliance.
Vouched for by Italian It-girl, Chiara Ferragni, the device can be charged on-the-go or at-home with its USB-C charging cable, and once done, it can slip seamlessly into your handbag without fear of unwanted melting, thanks to its heat-resistant carry case.
But wait, it gets better. The ghd UNPLUGGED contains Hybrid Co-lithium technology and features the brand's advanced dual-zone technology, which guarantees the optimum styling temperature of 185°C across both plates.
"We are dedicated to developing pioneering technologies and creating the best-in-class products that tackle consumer and professional stylist needs," says Ludovic Dellazzeri, Managing Director of ghd ANZ.
"Our ghd R&D team have developed the latest battery and heat styling technology which allows us to launch unplugged, a portable cordless styler that delivers the superior performance our tools are known and trusted for, giving consumers and stylists the flexibility to style anywhere, anytime."
You can get your hands on the ghd UNPLUGGED for AUD $475 from July 2 in salons, premium retailers and from their website.
Cloud Nine's Cordless Iron Pro
As a part of Cloud Nine's Premium Collection, their Cordless Iron Pro has been 10 years in the making, meaning it's sure to leave your hair feeling its happiest and healthiest.
The Cordless Iron Pro is the ultimate tool for styling without strings attached, giving users the flexibility to style on the go, and the freedom to create salon-quality hair that lasts all day—and all night—long.
For those who resent forward planning, their cordless straightener may be just what you need. This particular Cloud Nine tool uses Nano Technology to offer all the tech—and most importantly, the extreme heat—of your at-home straightener any time, any where.
The best bit? The Cordless Iron Pro weighs no more than a standard smartphone, meaning that it will never weigh down your handbag. Coming with a charging cord and pod, the appliance takes only 45 minutes to completely power up, which is twice as fast as usual.
Cloud Nine's Cordless Iron Pro uses Mineral-Infused Ceramic Plates to lock in moisture, seal the hair cuticle and minimise damage to the hair's natural structure. Each of the irons undergo a 72-hour infusion process to bake natural vitamins and minerals, straight from South Korea, into each cushioned plate, so styling is snag-free.
Coming with a white faux leather case, matching roll bag, charging pod travel pod, protective heat guard, universal voltage charger and plug adaptors, the Cordless Iron Pro retails for AUD $595 and is currently available on their website.
Our advice? Either one of these beauties are a must-have for your mane, so go forth and shop.