The cloud nine wide straightener comes in a black hard case box that has a silver cloud nine logo embossed on the top and side this box features a cardboard sleeve, and is very heavy. It looks really impressive and will make a good "presentation gift ".<br/><br/>When you open the box there is a turquoise inlay round the straightener. With a card inside the lid which reads " We wish flexibility, creativity, individuality. We should look natural, We would like volume, body and shine. We would like healthy hair. Simply speaking, we wish an evolution in styling. Less heat more style. This really is a very nice touch which adds a wide range of professional feel you will get whenever you open the box.<br/><br/>The straighteners are set inside a moulded plastic case with a document inset covering them. First impressions is just how do I buy them out. They lift out to one side, underneath is located the accessories, heat mat and styling guide/guarantee.<br/><br/>The straighteners themselves are smooth charcoal black they feel quite substantial not heavy but solid and well built. One of the first unique point of the C9 is its protective heat sleeve this can be a translucent light blue sheaf that matches within the straighteners when not in use and keeps them together serving as both heat protector and safe storage I truly liked the convenience of this over leaving them around open when hot or cooling down.<br/><br/>The straighteners have an integrated 2 pin travel adaptor that can be used in the euro zone with the same voltage 90v 240v, 50Hz ac. On the handle is the cloud nine logo inset in silver with further inset on the join. Inside is the controls a variable temperature control which goes from 0 to 230c underneath may be the security hologram. In accordance with Cloud Nine these holograms could be counterfeited so that they integrated a RFID chip inside each pair. This "tags" each pair with there serial number making them impossible to copy as Cloud Nine Hair support the master list from the factory.<br/><br/>What are they like to make use of <br/>Once switched on dry straight from the box they heated around base temperature of 30 degrees in around 30 seconds around mid range temp 150 degrees in 50 seconds.<br/><br/>I styled my hair at 150 following the instructions for medium hair waves. The results where stunning really easy the plates glide during your hair. The plates provide a little and look to truly have a special coating like a shiny mirror look to them. Cloud nine claim they have a key ingredient that adds shine to the hair. I've to say this really does work, although I work with a shine spray to finish.<br/><br/>I adjusted the temperature up to max which is 200 degrees plus for the straight hair look. This took around 20 seconds as much as max temperature the indicator lights gradually build up and when temperatures achieved provides resounding beep.<br/><br/>Again used the to straighten really great natural finish. The guide really helps providing guidance and tips of how to style and have the looks you want. Its very precise offering exact temperatures that ought to be used. I've fine hair so I always make use of a a temperature Beep Cloud Help protect serum before applying any heat to my hair. I use before blow drying or using hair irons for the sake of around £10 they last for a long time and keeps the hair protected over time. When I finished using unplugged popped on the sleeve back the box.<br/><br/>Conclusion <br/>There are lots of hair straighteners available available on the market by different brands different high street names even. What's different about Cloud Nine? they've a real quality feel about them, they feel substantial and a good investment for your hair with the wonderful build quality there a significant hair iron. A great chance to really have a little bit of hair salon quality.<br/><br/>Copied with a 24 month guarantee there a good buy for those intent on their hair. They look great and really impressive, so much that I do believe anyone wish to have them showing of within their dressing room.