Can You Really Straighten Wet Hair? Lots of people have asked me, “can you use straighteners on wet hair?” The answer is usually “NO!”. For starters, water and electric appliances do not mix and also do you really want to sizzle your hair dry with a hot piece of metal? But there are some companies who believe […]
Expert Hair Straightener Reviews
Stylist Opinions on the Best (and worst!) Flat Irons
Choosing a flat iron is a big life decision for the stylish girl! Every company wants to tell you that their straighteners will produce the very best salon results for your hair - sometimes it’s true and sometimes the word “professional” gets used just a little too loosely.
Don’t worry though, you’ve landed on the best flat iron review site on the web! I’ve been a salon stylist for more than ten years and now I’ve decided to share everything I’ve learnt about flat irons online. I’ve been busy checking out all the top flat irons 2016 has to offer and putting together helpful reviews based on their specs, features, consumer opinions and my knowledge as a stylist.
My goal with this site is to be the very best hair straightener review site you’ll find. I want to make choosing the perfect flat iron easier for you by giving you unbiased hair straightener reviews of all of the leading brands - from the tried and true to the newest upstarts.
Wondering how much to spend? I review flat irons from all the price ranges; from the cheap yet popular Remington hair straightener review, to the hsi professional flat iron review in the mid price range, to the original professional straighteners in my chi flat iron review. Check out my cheap versus expensive guide or flip straight to my budget flat iron or professional flat iron review pages.
I also review hair straightener materials to help you choose the best plate material for your hair type and styling needs. I have ceramic hair straightener reviews, tourmaline flat iron reviews and titanium flat iron reviews.
So, make yourself a cup of coffee (or a long, cool drink!), and spend some time flicking through my guides, reviews and tips. Time spent in research is seldom wasted when it comes to investing in beauty tools - I hope you find the perfect model for you!
Which Baby is Best for You? Babyliss pro Hair Straighteners produced some of the best flat irons 2014, 2015 and 2016 had to offer and look set to stay at the top of the game in 2017. Recently I came across their BaByliss Pro Porcelain Plate Flat Iron and was really surprised by its cheap […]
Could this be the Perfect Flat Iron? Anyone who knows me will know that I think my Bio Ionic Onepass flat iron is about as close to perfect as a straightener can get. Today I’m going to try and be objective and give an honest review of why I love this straightener so much (and why […]
All the Bells and Whistles? Isa is definitely one of this year’s up and coming hair straighteners brands. In this flat iron review, I’ll take a look at one of their most popular models, the Isa Professional Flat Iron. Does this high-tech looking gadget really have all the features you could want in a professional flat […]
An Inexpensive Straightening Solution? Everyone loves a bargain! And I’m no exception. So today I thought I’d check out the reviews and specs of the very cheapest flat iron I could find: the S5500 Remington hair straightener. In this Remington hair straighteners review I’d like to find out how the company is able to make a […]
Super Style Without the Damage? When someone with damaged and fragile hair asks me if it’s safe to straighten and which flat iron they should use, I often recommend they try the Karmin hair straightener. Hair damaged by chemicals, heat or environmental conditions needs special treatment and this model has super high quality tourmaline plates […]
Chi: A Vital Force in Flat Iron Technology Chi means vitality and life-force in ancient Chinese medicine, it’s the 22nd letter in the Greek alphabet and it’s a star in astronomy. But, when it comes to the world of hair straighteners, Chi means: Cationic Hydration Interlink technology Which, in my opinion, translates to totally awesome […]
Why is this model a best seller? I set up this site because, as a stylist and flat iron fanatic, people are often asking me for flat iron recommendations and I want to share my knowledge and point people in the right direction for which hair straightener to buy for their hair type, style and price […]
Lots of people have been asking me recently, “is hot tools a good brand?” And, while it’s not a top of the line, professional hair straightener manufacturer, I actually do think this brand has some really good qualities. I decided to take a close look at one model and do a comprehensive hair straightener review […]
The Best Flat Iron for Fighting Frizz? If frizzy, flyaway hair is an issue for you, I honestly feel your pain. In my early teens I walked around with a sticky mess of gel and mousse on top of my head just to try and hide my frizzy birds nest! Luckily, I discovered my very […]
The Solution for Stubborn Hair? For a while now, I’ve been recommending the Rusk Professional STR8 Flat Iron (RSK686 and RSK732) for people with African American or other stubborn hair types. But what makes it so good? Today I’d like to do a comprehensive review of the rusk flat iron and some of the styling and […]
The flat iron that I usually recommend to people who want to straighten long hair quickly and comfortably is the ktx 450 (now Izutech Ktx450. Yes, the Izunami flat iron has had a name change but it’s still the same great straightener! I’ll explain why in this izunami flat iron ktx450 review. People often ask […]
Great Straightening for any Hair Type? Have you heard of Halo straighteners? Onei MK-i halo brand has got stylists everywhere talking about a new solution for almost every hair type, including Keratin treated. And whenever there’s a new straightener causing a buzz I just have to know why!In this Onei MK-i Halo hair straightener review, I […]
Is there Straightening Power in these Jaws? The Croc Classic is possibly the funniest shaped flat iron I’ve ever seen. It really is shaped a little like the jaws of a crocodile. But this shape is about more than just the look – it actually makes it more comfortable to hold (a big bonus if […]
Small Package, Big Power? Babyliss pro flat irons are currently among the most popular models in stylist circles and also for home straighteners. Babyliss has a few different models, including the low budget Babyliss pro porcelain, the high end Titanium Nano Babyliss pro straightener and now they even have a Wet to Dry titanium straightener. In […]
Your Number One or a Spare for the Suitcase? A few years ago, I was off on my overseas adventure and I didn’t think twice about using flat iron in Europe. I took out my trusty socket adaptor, plugged it into the wall and…NOTHING. Not only would it not work in Europe – it never […]
Professional Features in a Range of Sizes: Is it Worth the Pricetag? Damaged hair can be a bit of a nightmare. Whether it’s from chemical straightening, coloring, environmental damage or weakness from illness or medication, it can make styling almost impossible. But you don’t need to give up and shave it all off! And you don’t […]
A Budget Flat Iron with Professional Features? I’m as big a bargain hunter as anyone else and I’d love nothing more than to find a flat iron with professional features for a budget price. Recently, a friend asked me, “is Conair a good straightener?” And I decided that I’d better give her an honest and unbiased answer […]
What’ll it be today? Straight or Curls? Throughout the U.S, stylists are giving up their Chi straighteners and going for Babyliss. And they’re recommending their clients do the same! I want to know why! The babyliss best straightener, according to many hairdressers and stylists, is the Nano Titanium hair straightener. So today’s review looks at why […]