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Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron

Chi

Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron

Item #: 2294564 Size: 1 in

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CHI Escape offers cordless technology that is perfect for travel and on the go styling. CHI Ceramic 1" Plates lock in moisture creating smooth sleek styles. The CHI Ceramic Heater provides optimum temperature control and even heat distribution. The lithium battery allows half hour to an hour of constant heating depending on heat setting.

The temperature control settings are color coded: Blue-340F for fine hair, Green-375F for medium hair and Red-392F for coarse hair. The locking mechanism makes it safe for travel. Travel pouch protects and stores iron and chargers while traveling. Compact size allows for easy storage in a purse or carry-on bag. Car and wall charger provide convenient charging options.

Key Features:
  • 1" Ceramic Plates
  • Lithium battery
  • Color Coded temperature control settings:
    • Blue-340F for fine hair
    • Green-375F for medium hair
    • Red-392F for coarse hair
  • Locking mechanism
  • Travel pouch
  • Car and wall charger
  • 1 Year manufacturer's warranty

ULTA Beauty is a CHI authorized seller

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ChiEscape Cordless Hair Styling Iron
 
2.4

(based on 14 reviews)

23%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Not effective (8)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Time consuming (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (6)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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1.0

Waste of money

By Samantha Marrie Sherman

from Midland mi

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Effective
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

    It requires 4 hours to charge and the battery last maybe 20 minutes tops. Awful product

     
    3.0

    I would not buy again

    By Kellio

    from Us

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Effective
      • Poor Quality
      • Snags hair

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

        I purchased this in hope of having something while on the road. I work for a truck driving job over the road for 3 weeks at a time and being able to have something while on the go I thought was prefect. However, after the purchase I was eager to try it out..well it didn't straighten as well as I hoped for. Slightly disappointed. I love the size, but the quality just didn't do well for me.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Doesn't stay charged

        By Person with more than two hairs

        from British Columbia, Canada

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Creates Shine
        • Multiple Settings

        Cons

        • Not Effective
        • Poor Quality
        • Time Consuming

        Best Uses

        • Short hair
        • Travel

        Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

        I have mid-long hair and this piece of junk is useless for me. I can never finish my hair before it dies. Most of the time you can't use it while it charges because it dies on you even then when it is literally plugged in. Sure the cordless thing is nice but when you are stuck waiting for like an hour to finish your hair it's a joke. I wish I never would have bought this. Should've stuck with the brand I always used to get because getting this chi was the biggest purchasing mistake I have EVER made.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not for me

        By thilton

        from Branson MO

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Time Consuming

          Best Uses

            Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

            Takes 4 hours to heat up and totally not convenient at all--taking back

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Do not buy!!!

            By JVroulis

            from Houston

            Pros

              Cons

              • Damages Hair
              • Not Effective
              • Poor Quality
              • Snags hair
              • Time Consuming

              Best Uses

                Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

                This thing does not get hot enough to straighten your hair at all! It looses its charge in less than 20 minutes and feels like breaks your hair from pressing down. It's really worthless trust me.

                 
                1.0

                Maybe if it worked I'd buy it again

                By Curly Looking to go Straight

                from Framingham, MA

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Charge
                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

                    To straighten my flyaways between my house and arriving at work, especially during imclement weather and the humidity in the summer.

                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Wasn't that good/Don't travel with this flatiron!

                    By Kristen823

                    from Kensington, MD

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not Effective
                      • Poor Quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

                        I felt like this flatiron was not strong enough and also too small. I couldn't grasp a lot of my hair. The worst part though was when I traveled to Japan with this. As I was leaving Japan they confiscated my flatiron since it had a lithium battery that you couldn't detach. The flatiron was so tiny they couldn't unscrew the battery but I'm not even sure if they would have been able to anyway. This flatiron should really be designed differently for many reasons.

                         
                        4.0

                        I'd buy this product again

                        By Patricia

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Beauty Conscious

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Quality
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

                          Convenient hair tool

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Not worth the money

                          By Lily

                          from Boise, ID

                          About Me Product Junkie

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact

                          Cons

                          • Limited Settings
                          • Not Effective

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

                            I purchased this to take on a 10-day business trip and I wanted to save space in my suitcase. The pros on this flat-iron are that it is compact and it is cordless/rechargeable. However, it doesn't work very well. I have relatively fine hair and this iron doesn't get the job done very well. I had to iron the same section of hair multiple times in order to get a somewhat decent result. The iron only has low-medium-high as settings and I don't think that the high setting is even as hot as the lowest setting on my full-size flat iron that I have at home. Given that the iron doesn't work well, the fact that it will only stay charged for 30 minutes is also a drawback as I had to recharge it before I was done styling my hair. I am really unhappy with this purchase. The cost and the performance is why I ranked it so low and I would not recommend it to anyone else.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Works great - just not necessarily for every hair type

                            By SorachiAce

                            from Forest in the Desert

                            About Me Product Junkie

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Creates Shine
                            • Heats Up Fast
                            • Smooths Frizz
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Thin Hair
                              • Touch ups
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

                              Personally, I love this straight iron. It works great - heats up fast, gives great shine, and really does straighten my hair, which is long (20" +), naturally wavy, and fine. I bought this to take with me to a festival weekend where I didn't have access to electricity, and I was able to straighten my entire mane of hair with one charge, using the low setting. If you have thick, coarse, or very curly hair, this iron probably doesn't hold enough of a charge for you to completely straighten all of your hair.

                              But the fact that you can charge this like a cell phone, with the wall or car charger, and that it comes with its own insulated case, makes the iron great for travelers with easy access to electricity. The smaller plates and lack of cord make it easy to use for touch-ups or tricky sections, like the nape of your neck, temples, and ears. I would definitely buy this product again.

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                              21 Questions | 21 Answers
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                              • Q:

                                Will this chi escape provide enough heat so that it may be used on a cruise ship. Power is minimal on the ship
                                These mixed reviews are concerning since I do not want to be in middle of ocean and not be able to straighten my hair. Very conscious
                                Asked on 1/19/2017 by Cruise from NC

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Expert

                                  A:

                                  The voltage on the CHI Escape Cordless Iron is 100-240Vac, 50/60Hz, so it's great for travel. The maximum temperature is 392 degrees F.

                                  Answered on 1/23/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                              • Q:

                                are the plates ceramic or ceramic coated?
                                Asked on 12/11/2016 by bethany

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Expert

                                  A:

                                  They are ceramic coated.

                                  Answered on 12/22/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                              • Q:

                                Can this product be left on while charging but not in use
                                Asked on 8/26/2016 by Shellbell from Indianapolis Indiana

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Expert

                                  A:

                                  We don't recommend switching it "on" unless in use. It charges while in "off" position.

                                  Answered on 9/12/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                              • Q:

                                since this is highly recommended for travel, is it dual voltage for travel outside of USA?
                                Is it automatic shot off ?
                                Asked on 8/7/2016 by Remy from Syracuse ,New york

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Expert

                                  A:

                                  The voltage on the CHI Escape Cordless Iron is 100-240Vac, 50/60Hz, so it's great for travel. No, it does not feature automatic shut-off.

                                  Answered on 8/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                              • Q:

                                i have thick wavy hair ,I use a chi now and it takes a good 35-40 minutes to straighten , will the shorter plate be an issue?
                                Asked on 7/29/2016 by lexi from las vegas nm

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Expert

                                  A:

                                  This is a compact styling iron, so it may take you a bit longer to style your hair due to the smaller plate size.

                                  Answered on 8/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                              • Q:

                                I have very thick hair. Will it work on my type of hair?
                                Asked on 5/30/2016 by Toby from naples, fl

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Expert

                                  A:

                                  Yes, the Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron is designed for versatile styling of all hair types and textures! We recommend using the Red temperature setting (392F for coarse hair) for best results.

                                  Answered on 5/31/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                              • Q:

                                I want to use this in my purse. What are the dimensions of the unit.
                                Asked on 5/30/2016 by Toby from naples, fl

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Expert

                                  A:

                                  The iron itself is approximately 10 inches long and less than two inches wide. It comes with a thermal protective pouch and is perfect to throw in your purse for on-the-go styling!

                                  Answered on 6/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                              • Q:

                                Can the iron be stored in the travel pouch hot? (ie. does it have to cool down for it to be safe to store in the pouch?)
                                Asked on 5/23/2016 by Hilary89 from Brooklyn, NY

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Expert

                                  A:

                                  The pouch is made of thermal protectant material, making it safe to store the iron while it is still warm.

                                  Answered on 5/24/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                              • Q:

                                I have travel weight limitations on my luggage and was wondering how much this product weighs? and is the charger through USB or a specific charger for this product?
                                Asked on 3/14/2016 by Angie from San Francisco, CA

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Expert

                                  A:

                                  The CHI Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron weighs just 1.25 lbs! A wall charger as well as a car charger are included.

                                  Answered on 3/30/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                              • Q:

                                Is this straightener meant for everyday use?
                                Asked on 2/12/2016 by Sdavis

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Expert

                                  A:

                                  Yes, you can use it daily, but we always recommend applying a heat protectant product to your hair such as 44 Iron Guard!

                                  Answered on 2/18/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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