Review: CHI Escape

Well, hello there.  It’s been awhile.  I know.

It’s almost the end of 2016.  Crazy, right? The holidays are always a fun time.  A time for family, food, fun and of course, gifts.  If you’re thinking about buying a curling iron for yourself, or someone else this holiday season, you might find this helpful. 🙂

I love hair products.  Curling irons, flat irons, conditioners, sprays, oils, you name it – I’m all about it.  My curling iron is the most loved tool in my (vast) arsenal.  The one I swear by and use everyday is the Hot Tools Gold Iron.  You can find it  for about $40 at any Ulta or any beauty supply store. If anyone you know needs/wants a curling iron, you can’t go wrong with Hot Tools.

I’ve recently been playing with the Chi Escape curling iron and figured it would be a good opportunity for a blog post/review.


*Disclaimer: I was given this curling iron at an event  thrown by CHI.  I did not pay for it.  However, as always, all opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for this review.* 


On a side note, they did our hair at the event using CHI Products and I was on Facebook Live. (So fun!)  Tightest. Bun. Ever. Literally = instant face lift.   Not sure I’m a fan (actually, I’m quite sure that I’m not) but it was fun getting our hair done.

The CHI Escape is a cordless curling iron. You charge it like a cell phone, and the battery lasts several hours.  Genius, right? It comes with a carrying case, charger and wait for it. . . car charger.  Maybe it’s just the lawyer in me, but curling irons and cars don’t seem like a good mix. Please please don’t drive and curl your hair.  I mean, duh.  Just don’t.


I really do like the concept of a cordless curling iron.  It’s perfect for traveling, the gym or any type of sleepover.  Unfortunately, the curling iron itself isn’t my favorite. It’s great for when you’re in a pinch, but I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday.  The small clip has a tendency to put and snag your hair, which just doesn’t feel good.   It just doesn’t curl my hair as well as my $40 Hot Tools curling iron.  And it’s not cheap.  The verdict: Save your money.  While it seems like a great idea, it’s just not worth the $100+ price tag.   Just get a regular curling iron.  Your hair and wallet will thank you.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the year!






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