Karmin G3 Salon Professional 1" Flat Iron
This One Lives Up To The Name
Carmen has historically been the name of a seductress; just take the opera of the same name as an example. She had a lot of redeeming qualities too, though, even though the story really doesn’t end well.
Anyway, it didn’t surprise me to find a tool as beautiful and functional as the Karmin G3 Salon Professional 1″ ceramic hair straightener would bear the name. The Karmin G3 is sleek and stylish with a streamlined exterior. It’s so pretty, it’s almost mesmerizing, and I’ve not yet even touched on its functionality.
The Look of Love
Not only can you get this beauty in the totally sleek all black version, but you can also pick one up in purple, teal, pink or white. They’re all the same on the inside with shiny, solid black ceramic plates, but the color you choose for the exterior is a matter of preference. We’re talking about beauty products here, so no one will judge you if you make your choice based on appearance.
Tourmaline and Ceramic
As most top of the line irons today, the Karmin G3 has ceramic plates with a tourmaline covering for providing the ultimate smooth finish. The tourmaline crystals cover the ceramic surface to ensure that not only do you get the heat conduction and maintenance needed to straighten your hair, but you also get the ultra consistent, super smooth surface needed to safely grab hair and lock in the necessary moisture to stop hair from seriously frying. You know what I’m talking about – that sizzle that makes you cringe. This will help you avoid that like the plague.
Don’t Lose Your Bounce
Flat ironing only works when moisture is locked into the hair while all the heat is applied. If you try to do one without the other, you end up with super frizz. The Karmin G3’s micro-porous technology and infrared heat work together for the perfect combination in a moisture saving futuristic tool. The infrared heat fights the ions which cause frizz, while the micro-porous technology keeps the dips and dents so small that they don’t disrupt your very smooth surface.
Heat It Up
With up to 410 degrees of heat, you should be able to get perfect control of almost any hair style with the right amount of patience. I don’t recommend going over 400 degrees for any length of time, but you can be certain you will get the right amount of heat and keep the right amount of heat when you need it.
Get Your Voltage On
If you travel, you can take this straightener anywhere in the world that uses high power. It has dual voltage settings, so you won’t end up with a fried iron if you try to use it elsewhere.
Years of Support
While the Karmin G3 really does a good job and manages to be super reliable at the same time, if you should run into a problem, it is covered by a three year warranty. I have had irons that lasted years and some that lasted only weeks. The ones that last a week never seem to be supported by a warranty that is worth anything in the long run. A three year warranty isn’t the best I’ve seen, but it is a vote of confidence for the device in general.
You Have The Power.. Most Of The Time
Really, my only issue with this product is not specific to this product at all. Small appliances in general tend to have occasional power issues, and some of them are duds right out of the box. This is not a common issue with this straightener, but it does happen on the rare occasion. There have been a few reports of power issues, but again, I have hardly found a hair straightener that hasn’t had that problem in a unit or two. The reports of it are WAY lower for this model than a lot of others, so I’m really not concerned that it is an actual problem.
Come To Me, Karmin
After everything I’ve reviewed and all the pieces I have looked into over this long and exhaustive search, I am most impressed by what the Karmin G3 Salon Professional 1″ ceramic hair straightener has to offer. It gets hot, stays hot, works with all hair types and will keep your hair the way you want it. It’s got reliability and a heck of a warranty on its side. Did I mention that it’s also really, really pretty? This is quickly going to the top of my list.