Review – Veaudry myStyler COLOSSAL

Veaudry myStyler Colossal Review

I am a self-confessed hair tool fiend – give me any type of hair styling tool and I’ll be all over it like Jaws on a group of swimming primary school children!  I must admit, though, before this year I had never heard of Veaudry as a brand BUT I had seen their products listed on a couple of South African online stores, as well as hair salons.  I was quite keen on their myStyler COLOSSAL since I’ve only ever owned straightening irons with normal sized plates.  The Veaudry myStyler COLOSSAL boasts an impressive 43mm wide plate on each side.

Imagine my utter delight when Everything Hair offered to send me a Veaudry hair straightening iron for review.

In the past (and I’m referring to my late teens and early twenties) I had a bit of a love-hate relationship with straightening irons, mostly because I could only ever afford the ‘cheap’ ones.  I loved the look of sleek, straight hair but my hair was always left feeling dry & almost straw-like.  All that changed once I started investing in more expensive brands – remember what I said in a previous blog post about the saying:  “Goedkoop is partykeer duur koop.”  Uh-huh…  A lot of cheap flat irons take up to 90 seconds to recover the temperature you set, so you’re actually losing heat as you straighten your hair and that also means heat won’t be evenly distributed between the two plates.

Anyway, I think flat irons have received a bad rap in the past mainly because people were not sure about the do’s and don’ts when it comes to straightening their hair.  When it comes to beauty, there are few things more covetable than long, sleek, shiny, straight hair.  It’s the kind of style that somehow manages to always be trendy and always look chic with everything from a beautiful LBD (little black dress) to a lazy Sunday outfit.  Nobody knows this better than Michelle Stanton, the brains behind the highly successful 100% homegrown Veaudry brand of professional stylers, as well as their very own flagship salon.

In this blog post I’ll be reviewing the Veaudry myStyler COLOSSAL, plus I’ll give you a few flat iron tips and tricks.

Let me start off my saying I have become a huge fan of Veaudry as a brand, not only because I think their products are high quality, but also because they are a female-owned South African company.

Veaudry myStyler Colossal Flat Iron

The Veaudry myStyler COLOSSAL has the following features:

♥  Variable digital temperature control ranging from 130°C to 230°C and is suitable for all hair types.

♥  43mm wide floating plates – floating plates give the hair tension but allows it to flow through, thus reducing friction.

♥  Ceramic Tourmaline plates that ensure even heat distribution.  I’ve often wondered what Tourmaline plates are, here’s a short explanation:  Tourmaline plates are made from a crushed mineral.  The gem technology is believed to create more negative ions, giving hair a smoother texture with every use.  Ions are atoms that carry either a positive or negative electrical charge & the reason why damaged hair becomes frizzy and dry is because positive ions keep the follicles open.  This means moisture is constantly released from the hair cortex.  Tourmaline flat irons boast a high count of negative ions, helping you cut down on follicle damage.  Veaudry’s technology uses the properties of tourmaline to heat the hair from within preventing damage to the cuticle (outer) layer of your hair.

♥  Automatic safety switch-off.  Thank goodness for this – am I the only one who will stress about whether I switched off my flat iron when I’m in the car & on my way to a meeting?

♥  Rapid heat-up time in seconds, and I’m not even joking!  This flat iron heats up to maximum temperature (230°C) in 20 seconds – yes, I’ve timed it!

♥  360 Degree 3 metre swivel cord – this means no annoying cord tangles that need to be untangled before each use.

♥  The ‘kit’ includes a heat resistant travel bag and Tourmaline comb.

Veaudry myStyler Colossal


The digital 230°C myStyler COLOSSAL is a wide plate iron that guarantees faster styling time for longer and thicker hair.  I was extremely impressed with how quick and easy the process of straightening my hair was, after using the Veaudry myStyler COLOSSAL for the first time.  I have medium-long hair (it reaches my bra strap at the back) and using a normal straightening iron takes me about 15 minutes to straighten my full head of hair.  When using my Veaudry myStyler COLOSSAL, it takes me 5 minutes flat!  No pun intended…

I can create a sleek, straight style within a couple of minutes OR I can create loose waves using the same hair tool.  Have you ever tried curling your hair with a straightener?  It’s life-changing!  The curls last waaaaay longer (I have fine, limp hair that doesn’t like to hold a curl), so if you are short on cash, you won’t need to invest in a curling iron as well.

My hair doesn’t feel dry or damaged after I’ve used the Veaudry myStyler COLOSSAL, plus there is still a certain ‘flow’ to my hair – it’s not stick straight & lifeless.  I’m not someone who straightens my hair every second day, so I can’t comment on the long term effects of using this flat iron frequently but I have been using it twice a week for the last 2 weeks and haven’t noticed a difference in the texture or state of my hair thus far.  I don’t have the healthiest head of locks to start off with because I highlighted my hair for more than 10 years (my natural hair colour is brunette and I was a ‘faux’ blonde for a very long time).  I’ve been a brunette for about 9 months now and my hair is slowly returning to a healthy state (my hair stylist at Gary Rom is quite happy with the progress thus far).  My point is, the myStyler COLOSSAL doesn’t aggravate damaged or sensitised hair at all.  When using other cheaper hair straighteners, my hair would always feel dead & dull after the first use, so the fact that my hair still feels nourished after using this styler is a major plus point in my book.

The Veaudry myStyler COLOSSAL comes with a 1 year guarantee and retails for R 1790,00 in the Everything Hair online store, selected hair salons, the Veaudry Icon Store, as well as the eBucks online store here.  The black version is currently out of stock in the Everything Hair online store but the ‘Radiant Orchid’ colour is in stock for R 1690,00.

Veaudry myStyler Review

Here are some tips when it comes to using a hair straightener:

♥  Try to let your hair air-dry before going in with your flat iron – this just removes an extra step of heat damage to your hair.  If you are in a hurry & really need to use that hair dryer, turn the heat down to the middle setting (not too hot, but hot enough to dry the hair).

♥  Brush through the hair before you start ironing, to remove any knots or tangles and never run your straightener over the same section more than twice.  Rather move onto the next section and if you feel the previous section still needs a bit of straightening, then run over it again once the section has cooled down.

♥  Section off your hair.  Don’t just randomly grab fistfuls of hair as the iron won’t be able to sufficiently straighten pieces that are too thick, and you don’t want to unnecessarily reapply heat.  Divide your hair into 2 or 3 sections and clip the top sections away, this also helps you to track your progress.  Sectioning off the hair will save you time, trust me.

♥  For extra volume, instead of ironing the hair straight down (parallel to your head), move your arm in a C shape as you move the flat iron down the hair, and bend the ends under.

♥  If you hear a sizzling sound or see a lot of steam…it ain’t good.  Never, EVER use a flat iron on damp hair.  Trying to heat style hair when it’s wet will lead to steam damage, which is like boiling the hair from the outside – eeeeek!  Also, try using a fine mist heat protectant like the Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press (instead of a heat protectant that saturates the hair with water molecules).

♥  If you have fine hair, the 190°C or 210°C settings will be more than sufficient to straighten your hair.  If you have stubborn or curly locks, use the 230°C setting but as mentioned before don’t go over the same section too many times.

♥  Wait for the hair to cool down before applying your finishing product – be it a light hold hairspray or a post-styling oil.

♥  At the end of the day hair straighteners use the natural moisture content of your hair to create a new style, so make sure you replenish lost moisture by giving your hair a deep conditioning or hair treatment mask once a week.

♥  Keen on the hair chalk trend?  Make hair chalk last longer on the hair by running the chalk over your strands to saturate your tips with colour, and then use your flat iron to seal in the new hue so it stays put.

♥  If you’re travelling and in a pinch, use your flat iron to de-wrinkle the hem on a dress or skirt, straighten out hard-to-reach places like a shirt collar, or to press a fabric belt or tie.  Traditional irons heat between 100°C to 250°C, so the heat of the flat iron settings fall in the same range.  But remember, don’t try this on delicate fabrics, like silk.

If you are still not convinced the Veaudry myStyler COLOSSAL (or any other Veaudry hair tool) is for you – maybe go check out the Veaudry Icon Store in Fourways (Johannesburg), it’s a fully equipped beauty and hair salon.  The Icon Store stocks Veaudry hair stylers, LOréal Professionel, Kérastase and Redken hair care products, plus also provides education courses and demonstrations of the Veaudry range.  The beauty salon offers Nimue facials, Bio Sculpture nails amongst other treatments.



  1. Candice
    22 October 2014 / 11:38

    Oh wow great product, haven’t seen these on the market before..

    How much do they retail for?
    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • 22 October 2014 / 11:41

      Hi Candice – the price is indicated in the blog post, R 1790,00. 🙂

  2. Lulu
    22 October 2014 / 11:43

    What a great explanatory post, Luzanne! Although I dont use a flat iron, I now know so much more about it.

    • 24 October 2014 / 16:10

      Thank you, Lulu! And thanks for always stopping by the blog to read my posts. 🙂

  3. Gina
    22 October 2014 / 12:43

    You look so beautiful in these pictures! What hair mask would you recommend ? I never condition my hair because I find my hair goes greasier a lot quicker when I do condition so I probably have very unmoisturized hair! Great blog 🙂 love all the effort you put into your posts xx

    • 24 October 2014 / 16:16

      Aaaaah…thank you so much, Gina! You are too kind! *blush*

      My favourite luxury hair mask is definitely the Moroccanoil Hydrating Treatment Mask and if you’re looking for a drugstore one, check out the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle one. I mentioned it in this blog post:

      I recently received the Schwarzkopf Bonacure Oil Miracle Gold Shimmer Treatment mask (I used it last night) and I love it so far! 🙂

      Remember to not apply the conditioner or hair mask to the roots of your hair – your roots don’t need it as those sections are the fresh, new baby hairs that have the least damage. Also, the roots get natural oils from the scalp that help to protect and nourish them so applying a hair mask as well will be too much. Only apply conditioner or a hair mask to the mid sections to ends of the hair. xox

  4. Ayanda
    22 October 2014 / 14:47

    Wow! This heat tool looks so amazing! I like to straighten my hair every now and again, going to ask the hubby to buy this for me. Thank you for introducing me to this brand, Luzanne. 😀

    • 24 October 2014 / 16:16

      You’re welcome, Ayanda! 🙂

  5. Jess
    22 October 2014 / 14:57

    Ive seen these Veaudry stylers at salons but wasnt sure whether theyre good quality. Thanks for doing this review, Lu, this is defs going on my xmas wish list. xOx

    • 24 October 2014 / 16:17

      It’s a pleasure, Jess! I hope you receive it for Xmas – I love mine! 🙂

  6. Talitha ❤
    22 October 2014 / 16:04

    Thank you for adding the tips, Luzanne – there are a couple of them I had no idea about. It seems I’ve been very naughty, been reapplying heat over and over again. Will definitely take your tips into consideration next time.

    You are my fave blogger! xxoxx

    • 24 October 2014 / 16:09

      It’s a pleasure, Talitha. 🙂 Don’t worry, I’ve also been very naughty in the past going over and over the same section of hair, fortunately now we know not to do it again! 😉

      Thank you so much for saying that! 😀 x

  7. Merissa
    22 October 2014 / 18:54

    Love the look of these wider plate straighteners. I have thick, long hair and think this will aid in cutting down on my styling time…goodness knows I hate how long my hair takes to style. 🙁

    Thanks for the great review!

    • 24 October 2014 / 16:08

      The wide plates really cut down on styling time, Merissa – you should definitely try to get your hands on one of these!

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  8. Inge
    22 October 2014 / 19:15

    Loved this review & tips!!

    • 24 October 2014 / 16:07

      Yay! So happy to hear that, Inge! 🙂

  9. Estee
    22 October 2014 / 20:24

    You have beautiful hair, Luzanne!!

    • 24 October 2014 / 16:07

      Thank you so much, Estee – you’re too kind! 🙂

  10. Leigh-Ann Mol
    23 October 2014 / 05:53

    This is the first time I’ve read one of your blog posts and if this well-written, informative and well-researched post is anything to go by, I’m going to read more immediately! Thank you. PS: I use the Veaudry myCurl and it has changed my life. Easy, fast, controlled and has most of the features you list. Michelle Stanton put so much passion into creating these tools and they feel special as a result.

    • 24 October 2014 / 16:06

      Thank you so very much for your kind words regarding my blog, Leigh-Ann – I really appreciate it! 🙂

      The myCurl looks wonderful – I’ve heard it has a stay-cool tip plus 25 temperature settings!! Amazing!

  11. Simone
    24 October 2014 / 08:57

    I loved this review. I’m in the market to get a new straightening iron and now I see the new Paul Mitchell range that has been launched. Any chance you’ll be reviewing those soon and then you could give us your opinion?

    • 24 October 2014 / 16:03

      I was totally lusting after those Paul Mitchell hair tools when I saw all the tweets & Instagrams from Retail Box! Will see if I can get my hands on one of them to review on the blog – I have no idea what they’re going to retail for though… 🙂

  12. 24 October 2014 / 17:08

    The BEST styling range I have ever used. 7 Years of Veaudry and I can’t get enough of it.

    • 24 October 2014 / 19:08

      I’m so glad I was introduced to this range of styling products, Leonie! 🙂

  13. Nicole Bekkers
    11 December 2014 / 14:42

    I would love to hear your thoughts on the new Paul Mitchell neuro styling tools which recently launched in South Africa…

  14. Alta
    29 March 2015 / 20:27

    Hi. Must tell u this. I have ethnic hair. So I decided to go a Brazilian to straighten the hair and specially to make it more manageable. My hair was not manageable and I tried everything as my new growth were making it real tough. So I got my veaudry 2 weeks ago. After using it my hair is so nice and can u believe it amazingly manageable even when wet. So I asked my hair “consultant” lol. He said the veaudry locks the moisture. I am amazed. So now i don’t need chemicals. It is shinier healthier and just beautiful hair I have only dreamed off.

  15. Cindy
    9 September 2015 / 11:46

    Hi! I’m in the market for a new straightner,, I’m torn between Ghd eclipse and veaudry. Please let me know your opinion, I’m having a hard time spending so much on something I haven’t tried plz help

  16. Ayesha
    17 November 2016 / 12:54

    Hey Luzanne. Are you still loving your Veaudry Colossal Hair Iron or do you prefer another tool over it?

    Im comparing options so I’d love your opinion.

    • 17 November 2016 / 22:13

      Hi Ayesha! 🙂 I was actually just talking about the Veaudry Colossal to one of my friends today, and I told her the Colossal is the only hair straightener I am using at the moment. I love that the plates are wider than a normal flat iron, so styling my hair is a lot quicker these days. I’ve had mine for more than 2 years (I use it often) and it’s still good as new. 😀

  17. Khursheed
    18 November 2016 / 13:39

    Hi luzanne..are the veaudry suitable for dry damaged hair?..i cant decide between the glampalm and veaudry!

    • 29 November 2016 / 16:26

      Hi Khursheed – Veaudry is definitely suitable for dry / damaged hair. I started using the Veaudry Colossal when my hair was pretty much fried from being blonde for more than 10 years, and it definitely didn’t make my hair any worse. Heat styling your hair will always be damaging, but my hair wasn’t more dry or damaged than usual. 🙂 I haven’t used a Glampalm flat iron, so I unfortunately can’t compare the 2 for you.

  18. Cenetta
    13 July 2017 / 03:33

    I have worked for ghd before and was priveleged to work with the most amazing brand Veaudry. It’s suitable for all hair types, and I witnessed a much longer smoother look, even for the frizziest hair types. When I started to use Veaudry, I could almost instantly feel the difference in texture, moisture, shine and movement in my hair. Absolutely amazing. GO VEAUDRY!! –

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