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Express Ion Smooth+

Paul Mitchell

Express Ion Smooth+

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Express Ion Smooth+ smoothes and polishes strands quickly and gently for healthy-looking results with incredible shine.

Key Features:
  • Express Ion Complex ensures healthy, shiny results
  • 1.25" cushioned ceramic plates with beveled edges
  • Digital temperature control with LCD display
  • Heats up to 410F in 60 seconds with 5-second heat recovery time

Added bonus: Dual voltage for worldwide use.
To turn the iron on/off, press the Power button. When the iron is turned on, the LCD will show the default setting of 360F (182C). Use the +/- button to select your desired temperature. Press the Mode button 1x to set the auto shut-off time (defaulted at 60 minutes). Use the +/- button to adjust the time (range: 0-120 minutes). Press the Mode button 2x to switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Use the +/- button to adjust the temperature. Press the Mode button 3x to return to Fahrenheit. Use the +/- button to adjust the temperature. Once you have finished styling, turn off and unplug the iron. The iron is intended for professional and consumer use. This iron has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). As a safety feature, this plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit securely, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature. Use the appropriate plug adaptor when using this tool outside of North America.

Styling Tips: Make sure hair is completely dry before use for best results. Take small sections of hair for optimum results.

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Paul MitchellExpress Ion Smooth+
 
4.4

(based on 46 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Heats up fast (41)
  • Good quality (36)
  • Works great (34)
  • Smooths frizz (32)
  • Creates shine (31)

Cons

  • Not effective (4)
  • Snags (4)
  • Time consuming (3)

Best Uses

  • Frizzy hair (22)
  • Thick hair (18)
  • Long hair (15)
  • Thin hair (15)
  • Humid conditions (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Product junkie (15), Beauty conscious (12), Survivalist / minimalist (12)

Reviewed by 46 customers

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3.0

IT GETS THE JOB DONE MOST TIMES

By ChrissyM

from Pasadena, Texas

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Heats Up Fast

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

    Comments about Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+:

    I still haven't found the best straightener for my thin, wavy hair. I think this straighter gets the job done for the first couple of hours and then my waves start to come back. By far, this is the only straightener that has actually done the job and kept it going for a couple. I still have yet to try the nume, but I wouldnt invest in this straightner again.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good stuff

    By BreeB

    from Durango, CO

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Shine
    • Good Quality
    • Heats Up Fast
    • Multiple Settings
    • Smooths Frizz
    • Works Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+:

        Much more gentle on my hair, less breakage than other products. Love the digital settings.

         
        2.0

        Lasted a week

        By Kathy M

        from Gilroy, CA

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creates Shine
        • Heats Up Fast
        • Multiple Settings

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Thin Hair

        Comments about Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+:

        I loved this product until it stopped working after only 4 uses.

         
        3.0

        Eh?

        By Sam Sandy

        from Providence ri

        Comments about Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+:

        Things I like: adjustable heat settings that are digital and very specific
        Things I don't like: I feel like my hair looks worse when I use this than my old Remington flat iron?
        I got this to try to be healthier and nicer to my hair but I feel like this leaves my hair looking more fried than the drug store option did!
        Also the plates are larger and hard to get those tiny waves at the roots
        I'm debating selling it and getting a T3 flat iron but I wish it had the digital screen this one does.

         
        1.0

        Not a fan

        By Dee

        from Houston

        Comments about Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+:

        This pulled my hair and left it dry and brittle looking. Returned it and got the conair rainbow titanium cost way less and leaves my hair smooth, silky shiny and lots of body.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is my 2nd one. Love them both!

        By Vivian

        from Maryland

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Quality
        • Heats Up Fast

        Cons

        • Snags hair

        Best Uses

          Comments about Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+:

          I have fine, wavy, shoulder length hair. This iron smoothed out the waves and works well for my type hair.

           
          1.0

          i would not buy this product again.

          By kc27

          from vineland

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Heats Up Fast

          Cons

          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+:

            i have been looking for a straightener to keep my hair from getting frizzy or poofy. i have mixed hair. thought this would be a great product, saw great reviews. just did not work well at all with my hair.

             
            5.0

            Love Love Love my new Paul Mitchell flat iron !!!!

            By Vicki

            from Asheboro NC

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creates Shine
            • Durable
            • Good Quality
            • Heats Up Fast
            • Works Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Thick Hair

              Comments about Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+:

              I use this product to straighten my curly hair and it works great and gives my hair a beautiful shine

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The great Paul Mitchell!

              By Kristin

              from Louisiana

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creates Shine
              • Durable
              • Good Quality
              • Heats Up Fast
              • Multiple Settings
              • Smooths Frizz
              • Versatile
              • Works Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Frizzy Hair
                • Humid Conditions
                • Long Hair

                Comments about Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+:

                I had always bought chi, and I had tried the Paul Mitchell straightener and was instantly hooked! I bought my first one SIX years ago and I still love it. But I needed a new one bc the cord was getting a little crazy, so I bought this one and omg it's amazing. The heat up takes 10 seconds and it makes my frizzy, curly Louisiana hair tame! It's a must!

                 
                5.0

                Best straightener

                By Jenn

                from Houston TX

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creates Shine
                • Durable
                • Good Quality
                • Heats Up Fast
                • Multiple Settings
                • Smooths Frizz
                • Versatile
                • Works Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Frizzy Hair
                  • Humid Conditions
                  • Thin Hair

                  Comments about Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+:

                  I have used CHI and Babyliss for the last few years... This Paul Mitchell straightener out does them! I have thin curly damaged hair and this straightener smoothly straightens flyaways and does not snag my hair. Don't think twice on this one it's great!

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                  • Q:

                    Is this a newer version? My friend has 1 that i used and i loved it ive been searching for it and obly see it on ebay and used. Its also an express but not digital it has settings on the back of the iron. Please help!
                    Asked on 2/24/2018 by Christine from Fontana, ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi there. The express Ion Smooth+ is the newest digital version.

                      Answered on 3/1/2018 by Brand Expert from John Paul Mitchell Systems
                  • Q:

                    Does the exterior part where the blades are get extremely hot for anyone else. I can't hold them together when pulling the iron down to straighten.
                    Asked on 2/22/2018 by Lauren from AR

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend not touching the iron near the blades.

                      Answered on 2/23/2018 by Brand Expert from John Paul Mitchell Systems
                  • Q:

                    Are the plates ceramic, titanium or ionic?
                    Asked on 2/20/2018 by tia from Philadelphia,PA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      the Express Ion Smooth+ has 1.25" cushioned ceramic plates with beveled edges.

                      Answered on 2/23/2018 by Brand Expert from John Paul Mitchell Systems
                  • Q:

                    Will this product snag your hair?
                    Asked on 2/7/2018 by Girl22 from Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Express Ion Smooth+ has beveled edges but be sure to take small sections of hair for optimum results.

                      Answered on 2/7/2018 by Brand Expert from John Paul Mitchell Systems
                  • Q:

                    Does this flat iron have a warranty?
                    Asked on 1/1/2018 by Ave from Boston, MA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Please contact the Warranty Center at 1-888-522-8622 or pmprotools@paulmitchell.com.

                      Answered on 1/2/2018 by Brand Expert from John Paul Mitchell Systems
                  • Q:

                    Is this actually dual voltage and could it be used in Iceland ?
                    Thank you
                    Asked on 12/27/2017 by StephG from Loa Angeles, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      It is Dual voltage for worldwide use.

                      Answered on 12/29/2017 by Brand Expert from John Paul Mitchell Systems
                  • Q:

                    what is the difference between this one and the other paul mitchell straightener?
                    Asked on 12/25/2017 by Jennifer from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Express Ion Smooth+ has 1.25" cushioned ceramic plates with beveled edges for smoothing and polishing strands quickly and gently for healthy-looking results with incredible shine. The Express Ion Style+ has 1" ceramic plates for smoothing, curls, flips and waves.

                      Answered on 12/27/2017 by Brand Expert from John Paul Mitchell Systems
                  • Q:

                    Can you curl your hair with this flat iron?
                    Asked on 12/21/2017 by TT from Burlington, NC

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Great question :) to flip or wave: Close the iron over the hair at the place where you wish the wave to begin and rotate the tool 180 degrees. With firm tension, slowly pull the iron through the hair clockwise all the way through the ends.

                      Answered on 12/23/2017 by Brand Expert from John Paul Mitchell Systems
                  • Q:

                    What is the lowest temperature you can set this straightener to?
                    Asked on 12/3/2017 by Amanda from Austin, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The lowest temperate setting on Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+ is 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

                      Answered on 12/4/2017 by Brand Expert from John Paul Mitchell Systems
                  • Q:

                    What is the width of the iron?
                    Asked on 11/27/2017 by ashli from oklahoma

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Express Ion Smooth+ has 1.25" cushioned ceramic plates

                      Answered on 11/27/2017 by Brand Expert from John Paul Mitchell Systems
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