The 9 Fastest Hair Straightening Irons For Every Budget

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Photo credit: Anmfoto - Getty Images
Photo credit: Anmfoto - Getty Images

From thick curls to fine hair, a high-powered flat iron can create sleek, straight styles out of any hair type, texture, or length. With a hair straightener that's quick to heat up—and less damaging than the typical heat tool—hair always appears pin-straight and shiny no matter its natural state; and the latest high-tech options can make hair look even healthier and glossier. Ahead, we gathered the best flat irons for every hair type. Straight, shiny hair has never been so quick and easy to unlock—and maintain.

Best High-Tech Flat Iron: Dyson Corrale Hair Straightener

We know, we know—$500 is a lot for a flat iron. But the Dyson Corrale is the Tesla of hair straighteners. Learn how to master the cord-free tool, and you'll realize it's your one-way ticket to frizz-free, straight hair whenever you want it, with the high-tech design reducing the likelihood of breakage.

Quick To Heat Up: Harry Josh Pro Tools Travel Ceramic Flat Styling Iron

Nobody wants their morning routines slowed down because they're waiting for a flat iron to heat up. This hair straightener from cult-favorite Harry Josh Pro Tools heats up in 25 seconds flat, making all the other celeb-loved details just icing on the cake.

Best For Curly Hair: Lunata Cordless Flat Iron

Thanks to its ability to heat up to 450 degrees, even thick, dense curls and coils will transform into straight hair with a few passes from this cordless iron.

Best Against Heat Damage: ghd Platinum+ Hair Straightener

A favorite of every celebrity hairstylist, the GHD Platinum Styler is pricey but so worth it. The beveled edges means you can straighten, curl, or wave your hair, and the plates are constantly monitored so there's even heat distribution at an optimal 365 degrees. If heat damage is your concern, this is the only hot tool you should buy.

Drugstore Deal: Conair Infiniti Pro Rainbow Titanium Flat Iron

For less than $45, you get a flat iron that not only looks gorgeous but makes your hair silky, smooth, and frizz-free in minutes. The titanium plates take 15 seconds to heat up, go up to 455 degrees, and have 30 heat settings so you never fry your hair.

Hollywood Favorite: BioIonic 10x 1-Inch Pro Styling Iron

This one from BioIonic has major bells and whistles: vibrating plates to expertly separate strands of hair, negative ions to push water into the hair for more hydration, and a rounded tip that lets you reach those pesky hairs by your part.

The Strongest Iron: BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Prima Ionic Straightener

The plates of this double-duty iron (it straightens and curls) are encased in stainless steel (not plastic), so they won't warp under high temperatures causing snagging and damage to your hair.

Best For Traveling: Drybar The Tiny Tress Press

Don't sacrifice travel just for straight hair. If you're on the go, this teeny-tiny flat iron packs all the same power as its larger peers in a much smaller package. Whip it out in your hotel room or at the airport, and it'll fix dented ends or flyaways in minutes.

Drugstore Deal: Kristin Ess 3-In-One Flat Iron

It's less than $100. It's lightweight. It automatically shuts off after inactivity so you never have to run back home. In other words, it's a last-minute stylist's dream tool.

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