The Best Flat Irons You Can Buy, According To Celebrity Hairstylists

It's time you stop using that crappy hair straightener.

10/03/2016 1:40 AM AEDT | Updated 01/10/2016 4:24 AM AEST

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.

  • Ghd Platinum Styler
    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 Hairstylist

    Shop Ghd Platinum Styler, $249
  • Tyme Iron
    "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 George Papanikolas

    Shop Tyme Iron, $190.
  • Sedu Revolution
    "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 Proof

    Shop Sedu Revolution, $130.
  • Aria Beauty Infrared Straightener
    Aria Beauty
    "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 Director

    Shop Aria Beauty 1.25" Black Infrared Straightener, $199.
  • Corioliss K3 Black | FHI Pure Ceramic Styling Iron | One Flat Iron
    Corioliss | FHI Heat | ONE Epic
    "There are a few staple hot tools I use and it all depends on the client and their hair texture. For thick, textured hair, my number one go-to is Corioliss. For medium texture, I like to use FHI Styling Iron. In addition, ONE Styling flat iron is great for finer textures. Everyone's hair is different so you want to make sure to use a tool that caters to the person's hair texture. No flat iron is the same." - SoftSheen-Carson Artistic Style Director Johnny Wright

    Shop Corioliss K3 Black flat iron, $239.
    Shop FHI Heat Runway Pure Ceramic Styling Iron, $500.
    Shop One Epic Medium Flat Iron, $240.

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