When you’re often out and about it’s always useful to be able to take your hair styling tool with you which is why if you like to keep your hair straight and sleek, mini hair straighteners are the ideal addition to your handbag! Equally, if you have a sharp, short haircut you don’t need great big bulky hair straighteners, you can easily get away with a set of mini hair straighteners but what will work best for you? We’ve investigated five different mini hair straighteners to come up with our ultimate must-haves!
- #1 The GHD Gold Mini Styler
- #2 The Cloud Nine Micro Iron Hair Straightener
- #3 The Elle Black Travel Hair Straighteners With Free Heat Resistant Storage Bag
- #4 The BaByliss 2860BAU Pro 200 Nano Mini Straightener
- #5 The Babyliss PRO Cordless Straightener
- Mini hair straighteners are best for styling fringes, pin curls, short hair styles or for traveling
#1 The GHD Gold Mini Styler
GHD addicts will already know the value of using this brand. It’s the original ceramic hair straightener and still considered to be the best. The GHD Gold Mini Styler is no exception either, the only thing against it is the price but with GHD you are making an investment – in great looking hair. This set retails at around £95 and for the money you get narrow plates so styling short styles is a breeze.
The plates are ceramic and glide through hair and if you want to put the curl back into your hair, the rounded shape ends will work wonders for waves, flicks and those often ubiquitous curls. If you want to style on the go this works too because it’s small and narrow plus the protective plate guard is super – you don’t need to wait for it to cool down, just pack it away and get to the bar! The GHD Gold mini-styler promises sleek, manageable and healthy looking hair and GHD always gets our vote!
- Ceramic plates for even heat distribution
- Auto shut-off after 30 minutes of tool left unattended
- 2 year warranty
- Guaranteed smooth finish even on thicker hair
#2 The Cloud Nine Micro Iron Hair Straightener
For those of you who would rather not part with £95 for a pair of straighteners (and who can blame you?) but still want good looking hair we love the Cloud Nine Micro Iron Hair Straightener which retails at around £41.61. Unlike the GHD’s it gives you a range of temperature settings so you can tailor it to your hair type and the temperature control is a one-touch mechanism so you can switch your setting easily.
Additionally it has an LED temperature display so you know what the temperature is at all times. Great for short hair, creating waves, curls or sleek and straight styles but equally for travelling or when you’re on the go but does it work? The answer is they are excellent for fine hair or medium thickness hair but not for very thick hair (they are just too small) however they are probably the smallest set of straighteners available so if you want teeny – these are for you.
- Carry pouch
- Protective heat guard
- Hibernation mode
- Variable temperature settings up to 220 Deg C
#3 The Elle Black Travel Hair Straighteners With Free Heat Resistant Storage Bag
If you’re on a budget or you want something cheap and cheerful to pack away for a vacation we can’t recommend the Elle Travel Hair Straighteners enough! They are really inexpensive at just £17.95 and yet over-deliver on results. Promising salon quality, it’s small but powerful and boasts floating heat plates which have curved edges. This means you can straighten or curl hair.
The handle has a special cool touch feature so it never over-heats and the cable swivels making it much easier to style. Temperature reaches 195 Deg C maximum (so not suitable for very thick hair) and the ceramic plates deliver even heat distribution, reducing frizz and leaving hair extremely silky, smooth and with a fabulous sheen. Do they work? Most definitely – especially for short-haired styles and for styling on the go.
- 1 year manufacturer’s guarantee
- Warning light for safety
- Heat resistant storage bag
#4 The BaByliss 2860BAU Pro 200 Nano Mini Straightener
There’s no harm to anyone’s wallet with this mini straightener because at £9.99 you will hardly notice the difference and you won’t be making a mistake either. BaByliss is a trusted name in hair tools and this product has nano ceramic technology which promises salon quality results. It heats up to 200 Deg C and glides through hair perfectly well without snagging or pulling. Best designed for short hair, it is capable of straightening and creating gorgeous little curls. It’s also a good option for touching up hairstyles on the go. It works very well for fine hair and medium thickness short hair but is best avoided for thick, long hair because the plates are too small.
- Fast heat up
- Temperature up to 200 Degrees C (not variable)
- Ceramic technology
- Frizz control
- Low cost product
#5 The Babyliss PRO Cordless Straightener
If you want small, you’ve got small right here – measuring just 15cm you could even sneak them out on a night out in a little handbag! This Babyliss is are small, cute and cheap. They also have tourmaline ceramic heating so they turn positive ions into negative ions and lock moisture into your hair rather than leaving a layer of frizz. They promise even heat distribution and no hot spots so your hair isn’t at risk of burning in certain areas.
Temperature wise, they heat up to 220 Deg C so they aren’t suitable for very thick hair but they do work very well on short hair, fine hair and just about medium thickness hair. You can expect smooth styling without frizz or flyaway and they can produce waves as well. Don’t buy these if your hair is very thick or very curly, you will be better off with a larger pair of straighteners.
- ½” ceramic plates so very, very slim
- 15cm length
- Tourmaline and ceramic technology
- 220 Deg C constant temperature
- Good for straightening out your fringe area!
Mini hair straighteners are best for styling fringes, pin curls, short hair styles or for traveling