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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
 
2.7

(based on 10 reviews)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Not effective (5)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (3)

Reviewed by 10 customers

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(1 of 1 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.

          (4 of 5 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

                (1 of 2 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.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Jeannie

                    from Atlanta GA

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Good Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weekly Use
                      • Women

                      Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

                      This product is wonderful! I have short fine hair and the regular flat irons were too big and awkward to use! The iron is also cordless which I love. It is rechargeable which is also convenient. Not only is this product great if you travel, but I use it at home. I cannot say enough good things about this purchase.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 30 Minutes

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Had to return it!

                      By Miss Deb

                      from Chicago, IL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Not Effective

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

                        It only stays hot for 15 minutes and sometimes when it is plugged after your 15min and you try to use it it will not turn back on for another 5 min.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 10 Minutes

                        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        I would not buy this product again.

                        By King

                        from Cullowhee

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Effective

                        Best Uses

                        • On-the-go
                        • Women

                        Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

                        Not effective at all on thick hair.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 10 Minutes

                        (36 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love Love Love!

                        By momof3

                        from Jonesborough TN

                        Comments about Chi Escape Cordless Hair Styling Iron:

                        My very first CHI, and I had to try because it was cordless & rechargeable. So much easier to use without an annoying cord to get in the way. Heats up super fast. I use on medium setting, my hair is naturally semi curly/wavy and medium is plenty hot enough to smooth & straighten my hair. Will stay powered up for at least 2hours on the medium setting, more than enough time to smooth my hair. Even though it may be designed for travel use, I could use everyday, but I'm not sure if it's made for everyday use, and I don't want to wear it out. The size is perfect, the plates are full size (width,etc...) it's just shorter in length, making it easier for me to maneuver around all of my sections. Would definitely recommend and even buy another. Just curious to see how long it may last without any issues. So far 6 weeks of frequent use has been great. Come with wall charger, car charger and a nice heat resistant travel case also.

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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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