Pressing your hair between two scorching-hot plates sounds like a recipe for a dried, sizzled, frizzy disaster—and with the wrong flatiron, it can be. But using a good one can mean straight, shiny, silky hair that looks like you just left the salon. These 12 straighteners will do exactly that, minus the scorch, and no matter your budget.
UNDER $100 Chi Nano 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron
Don’t let the pale-blue color fool you, this pretty iron straightens as well as any other flatiron. But what really sets this one apart are the plates, which are coated with nano-silver to help sterilize bacteria and prevent product buildup on the iron, so you’ll never get that gross burning smell.