I received this item at an event held for hairstylist in the Bay Area. I brought it home, coudl not wait to use it on my hair- very good quality, held heat and a smooth finish to my locks. Its actually very cute and portable. I recommend using a Thermal protector as well as a smoothing gloss when using this product, especially if you have color- treated hair. Great for short hair (think Lisa Rinna) adds a glossy flip and hold. Worth it!