Chi Air Expert- Luxury Beauty for a fraction of the cost

The Chi brand has become an industry standard for luxury beauty products and the Chi Air Expert Class Ceramic Tourmaline flat iron is nothing short of amazing. Did I mention it comes in 5 colors that are super cute?

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Flat Iron Summary


Chi Air Expert

Plate Type:

Ceramic with Tourmaline


The Chi Air Expert is easy to use, heats up in seconds, and can take on even the most unruly of hair. The handle does not get hot to the hand like other flat irons, it's easy to close the plates, and has a maximum temperature of 410°F. Other features include automatic shut off after an hour, 8ft power cord, adjustable temperature dial and a LED indicator.

The CHI brand is part of the Farouk Systems that was founded in 1986. CHI has become synonymous with luxury beauty, and their flat irons are no exception. The CHI Air Express takes luxury and affordability and rolls them into one. The CHI Air Express is made of hot plates are ceramic infused with tourmaline for a sleek, smooth wand experience.

Purchasing a CHI flat iron is a unique experience with many benefits outside of just the flat iron. The CHI website offers multiple training videos on hairstyles, hair protection, and even certificates for hair professionals If you purchased a CHI Air Express flat iron you can also register your product on the website to take advantage of its two-year warranty. You can find the CHI Academy here. 

Premium Plated Technology for Gorgeous Hair Styles

CHI Air Expert comes with 1-1/2'' floating ceramic plates infused with tourmaline. Floating plates allow for the plates to contour to the hair avoiding snags and crimps in your hair (unless you are specifically putting in crimps on purpose). Ceramic plates infused tourmaline is one of the strongest long lasting materials a flat iron can use. Ceramic plates also limit the amount of hair damage done during heat styling see our guide on different plates here.

CHI Air Expert's ceramic plates are no different. Many customers brag and talk about how they have had CHI products for 10+ years, and you can expect the same quality with your Air.

Immediate Heat With Less of the Damage

CHI Air Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic Iron has some of the newest innovative technology that uses Tourmaline Ceramic with even heat distribution system. The Tourmaline Ceramic system produces large amounts of negative ions and "Far Infrared" which takes out static electricity with the least amount of heat damage done to your hair. The negative ions and Far Infrared leaves hair smooth and silky with an unparalleled shine.

The iron heats up quickly and has a heat setting dial to set the iron to the right heat. A LED indicator lets you know when it is ready and from all test that we have done this iron straightens hair and fast. There are some claims that it cut straightening time in half and while our results showed it to be 30% faster than most other brands we have tried.

"CHI products especially the Air Expert is great and straightens faster than most of the flat irons I have used." -Katie Coin Beauty Expert

Fun Colors, Great Design, and Perfect for Traveling

A lot of thought is put into the design of the CHI Air Expert. The dial is located on the inside which is a plus because you can't hit or change the setting by accident while you are styling. The 1'' style comes in 5 fun colors and the 1-1/2'' comes in 2 colors. A long 8ft cord allows for free moving while styling without the need to stay too close to the outlet. The cord also swivels at the base of the flat iron helping you avoid awkward grip angles and tangles at the base.

"We have seen some sales that have the Air Expert under a $100 dollars and for the quality you are getting with this iron I would pay closer to $200"

CHI air Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron Conclusion

CHI products are widely considered the best products on the market and have a cult like follow for a reason. This flat iron is well built, allows for a lot of different stylings; straighten, smooth, curl, wave, spiral, flip, and bend, and is not going to break the bank like other luxury flat irons that are over $200 dollars. 


The Good Stuff:
  • Heat Dial allows for widest range of heating temperatures.
  • Tourmaline Ceramic plates with CHI heating technology
  • High end luxury product for fractions of the cost
  • Great design no hand burns, long cord, and come on 5 different colors to chose from
The Bad Stuff:
  • Only heats up to 425° for really curly or super thick hair might not be hot enough

Get the Flat Iron You Will Brag About To Your Friends

For unlimited hairstyles without the hassell and time it takes from other irons the CHI Air Expert is the flat iron for you.