About Maximizer Styler
If you’re looking for gorgeous, glamorous hair just like you see in magazines, but don’t want to spend hundred of dollars on styling tools, the Maximizer Styler claims to be an all-in-one control styler that can give you fabulous hair in minutes. In fact, the Maximizer Styler claims to provide the same benefits as five styling tools, all in one easy to use package.
But does the Maximizer Styler really work as well as it claims? Let’s straighten out the facts and see where they lead us?
Maximizer Styler Details
From creating curls and waves to adding volume or straightening your hair, the Maximizer Styler claims to straighten like a flat iron, and cool like a curling iron. The Maximizer’s Stylonic technology uses a safe, gentle ceramic heating barrel that remains cool to the touch, while the moisturizing, frizz-fighting ions help keep your hair healthy, which they claim will ultimately give you glamorous, salon-styled hair.
The Maximizer Styler utilizes two settings: Low for fine or damaged hair, and high for thick or coarse hair. With this in mind, the manufacturer claims that it’s easy to use and that it will work perfectly with all hair types.
Maximizer Styler Pricing & Refund Policy
The Maximizer Styler is only available directly through the manufacturer, and is priced at two payments of $39.95, plus $19.95 shipping and handling. Like most “As Seen on TV” products, you’ll have the ability to purchase a second Maximizer Styler for an additional $19.95 S&H, which will bring your total to $79.85.
With your order, you’ll also receive a detangler brush, travel case, and three styling clips as bonus gifts.
All Maximizer Stylers come with a 30-day money back guarantee, less shipping and handling charges. In order to initiate the refund process, you’ll need to contact customer service at 800-221-1685.
What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About the Maximizer Styler?
The Maximizer Styler is manufactured by Maximizer based out of Van Nuys, CA, and is not listed with the Better Business Bureau.
Unfortunately, we were unable to locate any online customer reviews during our research. As a possible explanation for this, the Maximizer Styler appears to be a very new product, since its URL was registered at the end of April 2014, and its trademark was filed at the beginning of this same month (see more about this in the following section).
What’s the Bottom Line About the Maximizer Styler?
Similar to the InStyler Ionic Ceramic and the Prestige Ionic Styler, the Maximizer Styler claims to use a ceramic barrel and ionic technology (named Stylonic by the manufacturer) to reduce frizz, to moisturize your hair, and to prevent heat from damaging it. However, we have yet to find a clear explanation as to how this technology works, whether from Maximizer or any of the other manufacturers, or exactly how it can provide you with any of these benefits.
Next, as we mentioned in our Fusion Styler article, it’s often the case that 5-in-1 hair tools like the Maximizer Styler fail to perform as well as any of the individual tools they’re meant to replace. In fact, we were more than a little confused as to how the Maximizer Styler could replace a hairbrush and a blow dryer. In other words, when you get out of the shower, are you really supposed to brush and blow dry your hair with it? It just doesn’t seem realistic. And at a fraction of the price of what it would cost you to purchase these tools separately, the phrase “too good to be true” comes to mind.
On top of this, it’s important to note that the models shown pulling the Maximizer Styler through their hair in the promotional video already have their hair styled beforehand. In other words, while they want you to believe the Maximizer Styler produces these fantastic results in real time, we have no way of knowing whether or not it was actually handled by a professional hairstylist.
Furthermore, some of the before and after pictures on the product’s website are very misleading. For example, one picture shows a woman with hair that was clearly distressed beforehand in order to appear as messy and frizzy as possible, while the after picture displays a very flat (and we might say out of date) hairstyle. In fact, the woman’s hair is about two inches shorter in the after picture, which makes it all but certain that it was professionally styled using something other than the Maximizer Styler.
A screenshot of before and after pictures on the product’s website.
While the Maximizer Styler appears to be a very new product, and as such does not currently have any online customer reviews, similar products like the Perfecter Fusion Styler tend to have fairly low customer satisfaction levels. As such, some of the most common complaints cite failure to work as advertised, poor quality (e.g. suddenly stops working, bristles break and fall off, etc.), and poor customer service.
In fact, many customers have complained that the Perfecter causes frizz and damages hair, and some of have even claimed that they had to cut it out of their hair after becoming entangled. Admittedly, this doesn’t necessarily mean that these same things will occur with the Maximizer Styler, but with very similar designs and price points, we can’t help but notice the similarities.
Also, keep in mind that the Maximizer Styler comes with high shipping and handling costs, which are non-refundable. This means that if you opt to purchase both Maximizer Stylers, you’ll be out almost $40 in S&H charges, in addition to any costs you incur by shipping them back to the manufacturer.
Bottom Line: At such a low price point and with many similarities to other ionic stylers, we’re doubtful that the Maximizer Styler works as well as it claims, and would recommend spending your hard-earned money on more mainstream styling tools.
What’s your experience with the Maximizer Styler? Does it really work as well as it claims, or is it a complete flop? Let us know by writing your review today!
2 out 4 people found this review helpful
Doesn't Seem Realistic
I'm a hairdresser and we use many tools and products to achieve beautiful results and not an all-in-one product. Look what your stylist is using on you and purchase those things to get the same effect. I think this Maximizer would work on short fine hair only.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Maximizer Styler experience
I purchased this last August after seeing the demo on Ideal World. I am very pleased with it. It does give me volume, straight style, and curls my hair. I use it everyday. The only thing I have against it is the fact that the bristles break off. I have lost about 10 at present but it still works. I hope no more break off. I would definitely buy another one.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend