Those of you who follow my work, know how big of a fan of this brand I am. If you are like-minded and looking for the best Paul Mitchell hair straightener, please join me in this guide as we research which ones of these babies might be the choice for you.
The ratings I am about to present are a result of my “battle-tested” rating method that relies on:
Polls I take among my pears from the hairstyling world (in this case 30 of them)
Customer reviews and opinions in five different quality aspects
My personal experience with the products
So, let’s dive right in – in spite of the industry standards they are setting, not all Paul Mitchel products are created equal.
Two of them stand out – and one of them is almost twice less expensive, so we had an obvious winner in the last 5 updates to this guide – it’s the PAUL MITCHEL NEURO SMOOTH.
But before we move on – let’s take a look at the complete table of best flat irons the company ever produced and their respective ratings.
Results table – TOP Paul Mitchell hair straightenersÂ at the moment
Overall Quality Rating
Neuro Smooth hair straightener
4.9 / 5
4.8 / 5
Paul Mitchell Limited Edition - Ion Smooth Glitter Express
4.4 / 5
Paul Mitchell Candy Apple Express Ion Smooth 1.25" Flat Iron
4.6 / 5
Express ion smooth hair straightener
4.6 / 5
Ok, now that weâ€™ve seen our top contenders, I believe itâ€™s time to get to know them a little better.
My method and outlook of this guide
I like to do a little thing called overall quality rating based on customer reviews. This entails reading all of the Paul Mitchell hair straightener reviews I could find and grading certain aspects of the products. Then Iâ€™ll make a list of top 5 hair irons with the highest average grade and lay it out here for you.
Introduction of the top 5 is the first thing that awaits you, followed by a more specific product introduction, through their digest reviews.
Proper introduction through digest reviews
What is a digest review?
Itâ€™s a mini review of a certain product. It begins by showing the basic product specification as given by the manufacturer. It follows it up with some of the good and the bad user experiences, just to put that given info into perspective. Pretty straightforward, donâ€™t you think? And effective.
Now that weâ€™ve cleared that, we can finally begin our in depth analysis of these products.
Neuro smooth hair straightener
I ran into a bit of trouble with this one since my main source (Amazon) had no specification from the manufacturer at the time of writing this reviews, but I managed to put something together from other sources.
1.25 inch premium strong isotherm titanium plates, perfect for creating waves, flips, and straightening
Very personalized experience
Heats up in about 30 seconds, and the heat is spread 100 percent evenly
SmartSense ultra sensitive micro chip recording the temperature state 50 times per second
2 year warranty
Not bad, considering I had almost nothing to work with. But letâ€™s see what the customers had to say about it.
When I went to cut my hair, I saw my hair stylist use this, and it left my hair looking amazing. It was so shiny and silky smooth, I just had to have this Paul Mitchell hair iron. So, I started my search online, and I got it. Itâ€™s well worth the money, but be careful, as there are a lot of fakes out there. Make sure you register your iron online, once you get it, and the official site of Paul Mitchell Company will tell you if itâ€™s a fake. Iâ€™m super satisfied with it, and I highly recommend it
My friend, hair dresser, bought this one to use at work. She highly recommended it, so I got one. I use it daily and it doesnâ€™t burn my hair. It heats up to 450 degrees and really fast. I just turn it on, and before I know it, itâ€™s ready to go. Iâ€™ve read some reviews about this Paul Mitchell hair straightener before buying, and they were almost all positive. I have an extremely thick hair, and this little guy straightens it in just one go following the comb. It gives my hair shiny finish, without any frizz, and itâ€™s a mush have for us everyday straighteners
It really offers some salon quality performance. Itâ€™s much better for me than ceramic plates. It works fast and operates with some intense heat, so if your hair is a bit thinner or fragile, I would suggest using the lower heat settings
I must say it. Itâ€™s the best Paul Mitchell hair straightener ever! Been dabbling with this brand for a long time, and this particular model just blew me away. It heats up almost instantly, itâ€™s very easy to use, and handles really well. My hair is very thick and coarse, but this Paul Mitchell hair iron really puts it in its place. Itâ€™s the best choice if you straighten your hair every day as it doesnâ€™t damage it at all. Healthy, shiny, silky smooth, and straight hair is all you can expect from this device
The plates on my Paul Mitchell hair iron didnâ€™t connect. I have a very thin hair, and it was almost impossible for me to do anything with it. I contacted customer support and requested a replacement since I was 99% sure the one I got was defective. They were really forthcoming and helpful though, and I got a new one sent. Iâ€™m waiting for it to arrive as I write this
Final Quality Rating
Overall Quality Rating of 4.9/5 – the top rated flat iron by Paul Mitchell in the last 5 updates to this guide.
As we said just a moment ago, weâ€™ll begin every digest review with a specification directly from the manufacturer, concerning productâ€™s basic properties.
So, letâ€™s hear it:
Plates fused with express ion complex, for speedy straightening and damage prevention
The plates are infused with unique silicon grips, allowing them to glide over your hair for faster styling, easy smoothing, exceptional shine and better control
Featuring 1â€ cushion plates, evenly heated by solid ceramic heaters
Seamless smoothing ensured by beveled edges
Flyaways and static control provided by negative super-charged ions
Thatâ€™s a lot of basic info. The more the merrier, I gather. More material for later.
Letâ€™s see some of the pleasant things the users had to say about this Paul Mitchell hair iron:
I donâ€™t know where to begin, so may good things to say about this product. I use it a couple of times a week, for straightening, but also for curling my hair. My hair is very long, and I wasnâ€™t convinced Iâ€™ll enjoy the silicon grips, but I do, so much. Iâ€™ve been using it for over 6 months now, and it still looks brand new. It almost doesnâ€™t take any time to heat up, and the temperature switch stays where I put it. Great buy and an awesome product
Best Paul Mitchell hair straightener Iâ€™ve ever had!! It really feels like a professional hair iron. Itâ€™s very reliable and sturdy and has a nice long cord. I have 3 different Paul Mitchell hair irons, and this one takes the cake in my book. My hair doesnâ€™t get stuck somewhere, or get damaged by the heat. All the contrary, it looks shiny, beautiful, and itâ€™s so soft to the touch. And it gets my hair all flat in a very few strokes. Just beautiful
My hair is out of this world curly and unruly. To top all that off, itâ€™s also pretty delicate, so I canâ€™t use just any hair iron thatâ€™s out there. This was a lifesaver, it doesnâ€™t do any damage to my hair whatsoever, and it actually gets it all straight like I wouldnâ€™t believe. It heats up quickly and evenly, and it takes me much less time to get my hair done than before. One passing is all it takes to make my curls go away. The cord is long enough, do I can get to in front of any mirror at my place without a problem
I already own a green and black Paul Mitchell hair iron. I bought it some 3 years ago, and itâ€™s still going strong. I wanted to get another one, just in case. Iâ€™ve read a lot of reviews about Paul Mitchell hair straighteners, and since I already had such a lovely experience with the brand, it was only natural Iâ€™d go for it again. I use the highest setting constantly, and it never damaged my hair in any way. It leaves it so smooth and shiny, and, most importantly perfectly straight. Will stick to this brand for as long as they make products as good as this one
I canâ€™t believe it takes just about 10 minutes to get my hair completely done. It used to take like forever with my previous hair iron. I use it in between washings too, just for some quick touch-ups, and that takes almost no time at all. My hair is shoulder length, very thick and frizzy, and this Paul Mitchell hair iron just owns it
Time for some less than pleasant user experiences:
Iâ€™m confused by the indicator light. I donâ€™t understand how it works, or what itâ€™s supposed to tell me. It just keeps on flashing, whether the iron is already hot or just heating up. I donâ€™t get it
I really wished this Paul Mitchell hair iron had the auto shut-off feature. I left it on a couple of times by accident, and it would be such a relief not having to care if I left it on or not…
Overall Quality Rating
Overall Quality Rating of 4.8/5 speaks volumes, especially with the only point being deducted for price.
If you’re really into this baby, but just not quite there yet, you can find loads of extra details on Amazon:
Itâ€™s an amazing product! You can just feel the quality while holding it in your hand. Itâ€™s just the right size for every job I need it to do. I donâ€™t have to spend hours straightening my hair anymore. Itâ€™s all over in a matter of minutes now
Well made and very durable. I have it for some time now, and Iâ€™ve put it through a lot of abuse. I took it traveling with me a lot, and it even fell to the ground a couple of times. Itâ€™s indestructible, as far as my experience goes. It takes some time to heat up to its max temperature, but itâ€™s well worth it. The heat is spread evenly, and itâ€™s very gentle to my hair. It doesnâ€™t dry it out, or leave any damage of any kind
My hair is just impossible to manage. Or WAS impossible, should I say. Itâ€™s very thick, unruly and with a lot of frizz. Just your classic nightmare. This Paul Mitchell hair iron just lets me straighten it out very fast and very effectively. Itâ€™s all done in just a single passing, and it stays straight even the next day. I am overjoyed with this purchase, and I recommend it to everyone with my nightmarish hair type
Itâ€™s very easy to use, and I didnâ€™t burn my finger once. The outside of this Paul Mitchell hair iron remains quite cool, so my burnt fingers are the thing of the past. It features a nice long cord, so I can reach anyplace in my apartment without any problems. My hair has never been this straight, and thereâ€™s a beautiful silky and shiny finish, as an added bonus. Iâ€™m super happy with it, and intend to buy another one to keep at my boyfriendâ€™s place
Itâ€™s somewhat pricey. Iâ€™m very satisfied with it, but it was an impact my budget will feel for a while
This Paul Mitchell hair iron had a sharp smell of plastic the first couple of times I turned it on. I was afraid it will be a permanent thing but fortunately it wasn’t…
I like Paul Mitchell hair iron far better than my old Chi. It doesnâ€™t break my hair and leaves it shiny and smooth. I love the temperature control, and the LCD display is more than useful
Iâ€™m an African American with a very long hair. You can only imagine what Iâ€™ve been through trying to get it all straight. Iâ€™ve heard about this iron from a friend and decided to get it. I was surprised at how lightweight it is, and how quickly it heats up. It smooths my hair perfectly and almost effortlessly, which I didnâ€™t think was possible. The best thing is that my hair doesnâ€™t frizz up in the next couple of hours as it did using my previous Walmart iron
It arrived a day sooner than expected, and it was very nicely and securely packaged. I bought it off of Amazon, and I only have words of praise for their supplier here. They made this a very enjoyable buying experience
Great Paul Mitchell hair iron! My hair is relaxed, and it glides through it without a hitch. Temperature control is a feature I really enjoy as it gives you so many more options. Thereâ€™s no pulling or tugging of my hair, which is a blessing. One more thing is that my hair doesnâ€™t have that burnt smell after Iâ€™m done with it. Simply fantastic
The only complaint I have is that the cord tangles rather easily. A bit annoying at times, but certainly, not a deal breaker
Overall Quality Rating
Solid Overall Quality Rating of 4.6/5 and great value for money in this straightener.
Read more user ratings on Amazon by following the link below:
Plates fused with express ion complex, for speedy straightening and damage prevention
Featuring 1.25â€ cushion plates, evenly heated by solid ceramic heaters
Demarcation lines prevented by beveled edges
Scalp-close straightening enabled by slim design of the plates
Variable temperature settings
PROs, one last time:
My hair is very wavy, and this Paul Mitchell hair iron makes it all smooth and very soft to the touch. It also doesnâ€™t waste any time heating up, as it only takes seconds
I had the same straightener before, and it lasted a staggering 5 and a half years. It only broke cause I kept on wrapping the cord around the body of the straightener. I got another one, and I have no intention of changing anything. It just glides through my hair like no other
Iâ€™ve been searching the web for the best Paul Mitchell hair straightener for a while now. I knew the brand but not a model. Once I came across this one, I knew that was it. I use it daily to straighten my coarse, thick, curly hair, and I couldnâ€™t be more happy. I would suggest this model to every daily straighter out there
No hair damage. Silky and shiny hair after the straightening session. No pulling on my hair whatsoever, just a smooth sail from the roots down. An I can really get close to the scalp, so no need for additional smaller hair iron, to touch up what this one couldnâ€™t do. These are just some of the things I like about it, thereâ€™s much more, and I wouldnâ€™t change it for anything
It works really fine, but there are two little chips on my iron. Iâ€™m not sure if I should send it back
I have a very long hair, and this Paul Mitchell hair iron was just a bit too short for me
I was a hair styling competition judge for more than 7 years. I now have my own hair styling salon. I consider it art and it's just my life-long passion. I blog about these things and from time to time I also write reviews on hair straighteners and hair styling products.