When was the last time you walked into a beauty supply store and bought a flat iron? If you can't recall, no worries. Neither can we. But after unraveling our cruddy hair straightener for the umpteenth time, we figured it was time to invest in a new hot tool that really works without frying our locks.
So, we turned to the best hairstylists in the business to tell us which flat irons have earned a coveted spot in their styling kits. From the list below, it's clear that the Ghd straightener is the crème de la crème! But there are a few other brands that you should also look out for the next time you're shopping for a flat iron.
Celebrity stylist Adir Abergel
loves the Ghd Platinum flat iron because it really seals the ends for beautiful shine. It's easy to use, you can make waves or a sleek, straight look, and it protects the hair because it never goes over 365 degrees.
"My favorite [part] is the iron leaves hair shiny and protects your hair color. It also features an intelligent microprocessor that keeps styling temperature consistent throughout the plates, so no need to readjust as you style." - Sonia Amor
Stylist, Fekkai 5th Avenue
"This flat iron is revolutionary. With its Tri zone technology and a set heat of 365 degrees Fahrenheit, you can achieve straight, beautiful hair with great shine or voluminous waves with zero dents or damage, with just one pass." - Castillo, Celebrity HairstylistShop Ghd Platinum Styler, $249.
"The Tyme Iron is a staple in my styling kit because it is a tool that allows you to easily and effectively both curl and straighten your hair with just one iron. As a stylist, I'm always on the go. I travel often and am always running around from appointment to appointment so the less tools I can carry, the better!" - Matrix StyleLink Celebrity Stylist
Shop Tyme Iron, $190.
"I use and recommend the Sedu Revolution. It has a titanium surface with an ionic charge that creates superior smoothness and shine and an amazing range of temperature. Plus, the plates have a slight bevel which can create straight and also slightly-waved styles." - Tim Rogers
, Creative Director, Living ProofShop Sedu Revolution, $130.
"Aria Beauty, a Canadian brand, uses the best technology in their hair tools. I love them because the infrared technology allows the heat to deeply penetrate without damaging the hair, ensuring shine and softness. The negative ions clean hair and reduce both static and frizz. I can use the tools for a multitude of different styles from straight to waves." - Giannandrea
, Macadamia Professional International Creative DirectorShop Aria Beauty 1.25" Black Infrared Straightener, $199.
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