Lee Stafford Academy Straightener Review + Giveaway!

If you had a look at my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide you would have seen that within the array of goodies I shared with you was the Lee Stafford Academy Straightener. I’ve been in dire need of a new straightener for a while now, and was so pleased when I got the chance to give this baby a whirl.

I’ve dedicated the best part of 2016 to taking care of my hair from the outside in, and have stopped using so much heat so often. I know for some of us that is pretty much impossible, but believe me it is so worth it if you are using styling products that do more harm than good to your hair.

Lee Stafford Academy Range

The new Academy range by Lee Stafford is different from his other ranges. The products have been designed with the same passion as his actual hair academies and the professional range of tools is accessible to us non-pros.

The Lee Stafford Academy Straightener (£79.95) has nano silver titanium plates, a 5 year guarantee, and is completely digital so you won’t accidentaly mess with the temperature gaugue whilst styling. Check out some of my favourite features –

  • Nano silver titanium plates
  • 23mm floating plates
  • Counts up to the set temperature as it heats up
  • Variable heat control from 80C to 230C
  • Universal voltage
  • 3 metre swivel cord
  • On/Off switch
  • Includes heat protection guard to protect your plates during travel and storage
  • 5 year guarantee (subject to registration)

The nano silver titanium plates contribute to its fast heat up time, and are a much better bet as they ensure that heat is distributed evenly, avoiding hot spots on the plates that can lead to hair damage. Aside from an even heat distribution, another fantastic benefit is the higher ionic charge that is emitted. This charge makes your hair sleeker, silkier, and smoother.

One of the brilliant features that this model boasts is the 10 second heat up function. If you don’t want to spend more time waiting for your straightener to heat up than you spend on your hair this is a brilliant feature to have. With a maximum temperature of 230 C (446 F) and adjustable heat selection it is simple to select your desired heat for the texture of your hair.

This black and hot pink straightener boasts a range of great features. My favourite is the super long 3M swivel cord. I have used straighteners in the past that tend to claim a long cord, but none that I have found as useful as this length. The cord doesn’t tangle, and is conducive to fast styling due to its ease of use.

My Results

I have very thick hair, and tend to let it air dry before I straighten in because no matter how good I think I have blow dried it it still remains damp. I was able to blow dry my hair and straighten right away without having a frizzy look. I created these soft curls using the straightener and I love the end result. I am really pleased with the results and highly recommend you use this amazing professional grade straightener!

What better way to kick off the new year than with an amazing giveaway! The people at Lee Stafford kindly offered me the opportunity to not only trial the straightener and give you my honest opinions on it, but also to give one of you the chance to pamper your locks for the new year with your own Lee Stafford Academy Straightener! I am convinced that you will want to ditch your old straightener and get your hands on this amazing device.

If you want to get your own Lee Stafford Academy Straightener delivered to your door all you have to do is follow a few steps from the widget below. Good luck my lovelies, and don’t forget to share the love to increase your chances of winning.


Win a Lee Stafford Academy Straightener #18

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  • I love that this straightener has a digital control and the 10-second heat up functionality is great. It did a great job on your hair as well, you look beautiful!

    • It’s a brilliant function and I love that you don’t accidentally mess with the heat. Thank you!! 🙂 x

  • hannah

    These look great. I like how they are universal voltage too, great for traveling

  • I am like you very thick hair that no matter how well you dry is always damp, these sound like the ideal straighteners for me x

    • They are great because even if there are damp spots it irons them out with no frizz.

  • Rachel

    I love Lee Stafford products, the straightners sound great! I thankfully have poke straight hair but my Mum would love these! xo

  • oh i love the Lee Stafford products, i had some straighteners that lasted years!!

    • I’d love to see how long these last with regular use.

  • What a fantastic giveaway! They do great hair products so I imagine the hair straighteners would be just the same.

  • I have crazy thick hair too, and never dry it with a hairdryer! I think these would be ideal for me!

  • I so appreciate that it doesn’t have the hot spots. The one I have is a little uneven, and I fear I am getting some heat damage.

  • I am a GHD girl and have found that they have been my faves all the way through. I am however, very impressed with some of the cheaper ones getting significantly better.

    • In a head to head comparison with the ghd v gold classic hair styler the Academy straightener is hands down better. It has a 5 year guarantee as opposed to 2 with the ghd. The cord length is longer, it is digital, and the temperature range is much better (80 – 230 C) compared to (175-185 C). I hope you enter the giveaway and see if you change your mind. 🙂

  • I love the sound of these. I need a new pair of straighteners so hope I win! x

  • I’m incredibly lucky that I have naturally straight hair, but these sound like a great pair of straighteners x

  • They look really good. Typical I didn’t see this beofre chirstmas, my mum wanted a new pair of straighteners as it took me ages to decide which ones to get lol also gutted I had already bought some or I would defo enter the giveaway

  • I have only ever used GHDs but these sound great!

  • These straighteners look fab, I’m definitely on the market for some new ones!

  • My mummy has really thick hair, so I think this would work for her and so reasonably priced!

  • These look very useful, I need some new straightens and these look very affordable

  • Dannii

    I really need some new straighteners, as I have overused the old ones, so I will have to check these out.

  • Francesca

    I love the soft curls you created with these! Straightners are such a good tool because they enabke you to do so much with them!

  • I’m on the look-out for new straighteners so will be sure to have a look at these.

  • Oohh I’d love to win these! I really could use some new straighteners 🙂

  • I need a good new straightener and this one looks very decent. Shame the giveaway widget wouldn’t let me apply as I’m currently abroad.

  • I have to admit the GHD ones of mine have seen better days and I was thinking of trying a different brand as I don’t think they are as good as the hype so I may just be tempted to give these a try

  • MADELINE connolly

    love good straighteners

  • These do look like fab straighteners, keep entering to win one (fingers crossed!) x