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 […]
Why Choose Professional Flat Irons?
The Professional Touch
People are always asking me the difference between a professional flat iron and the cheaper options. How is it that one costs under $20 while the professional flat iron brands are charging more than $100?
The basic differences are in the design, durability and materials used. For example, while a cheaper iron often has metal plates coated in ceramic, a professional ceramic flat iron has solid ceramic plates which heat up better and distribute temperature evenly, leading to a more effective styling result.
The chi professional flat iron was the first of the big name professional straighteners nearly 20 years ago and they and their competitors have worked hard to develop better and better straightening technology in the decades that followed.
You can now choose between professional titanium flat irons if you have frizzy hair and need negative ions to tame that static, ceramic professional flat irons if you want a super smooth and shiny result or tourmaline professional straighteners if you want irons that slip effortlessly through coarse hair. When you try a salon professional flat iron you’ll really notice a difference in your styling result and in the health of your hair.
The flat iron professional brands also make hair straighteners which will last far longer than cheaper ones. Often, their warranties will be 2 -5 years while you can expect to replace cheaper ones every year or so.
On a side note, just because a product uses the word “professional” or “pro” in their title doesn’t actually make it a professional straightener. For example, the “hot tools professional flat iron” is a fairly good straightener (up to a point) but it’s not quite up to the mark of the best professional flat iron brands.
If you want to find the best professional flat iron for your hair, you’ve come to the right place. Why not make yourself a cup of coffee and take a look at some of my professional flat iron reviews below?
Bio Ionic Onepass
The Onepass does just what it says it will: straightens hair in just one sweep! It’s my personal favorite and I recommend it as the best professional flat iron for curly hair.Read more...
Chi Air Expert
Chi produced the very first ceramic hair straighteners and many top stylists still swear they are the very best professional ceramic flat iron money can buy!Read more...
I often recommend the Karmin G3 straightener as the best professional hair flat iron for fragile or damaged hair because it gives you ultimate temperature control.Read more...
Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium
Hundreds of stylists use this professional salon flat iron hair straightener in their salons, on their own hair and recommend it to their clients.Read more...
Babyliss Pro Nano Wet to Dry
Styling without drying first? That would be a miracle! The first flat iron professional quality to produce a wet to dry model. How well will it work?Read more...
Rusk Professional STR8
The Rusk Professional STR8 (RSK686 and RSK732) Flat Irons work wonders on stubborn, coarse and curly hair. Even African American women swear by it!Read more...
Isa Professional Tourmaline Flat Iron
I often recommend this professional tourmaline flat iron to people with fine or thin hair.Thats because it works wonders at lower temperatures and is a less damaging flat iron.Read more...
This fabulous professional hair flat iron has wider plates. I often recommend it to people with naturally thick hair because the croc(odile) jaws can really chomp down and straighten even the thickest hair.Read more...
Izunami Pure Titanium
Izunami is getting some of the best professional flat iron reviews at the moment and I can see why. In the salon, they’re my go-to model for long hair because they have nice big plates which make quick work of flowing locks. Read more...
Onei MK-1 Halo Brazilian Keratin Flat Iron
This flat iron is especially designed for use on chemically treated or natural hair and is powerful yet gentle.Read more...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]