Flat Iron Favorites: StyleBell's Top Rated Best-Selling Hair Straighteners
Did you ever wonder how she does it? The girl with the fabulous hairstyle? I bet she used one of my all time favorite, must-have hair appliances, a straightening iron. With so many flat irons on the beauty market, how do you choose which one is right for you? I've got you covered. I have assembled expert and customer picks below, to give you the scoop on some of the most popular, best-selling, most raved about flat irons on the market so you can find the tool thatís right for you. Flat irons, straightening irons, styling irons...which one is best for you?
Alias: The StyleBell Fave
Already a best-seller, the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium 1" Flat Iron is quickly developing a loyal fan base. Even heat conduction allows for quicker heating time than a conventional flat iron, and the titanium plates give long lasting temperature which leads to optimal hair straightening in minutes. Just brilliant!
Chi Original Ceramic 1Ē Flat Iron Alias: The Original Great hairstyles are simple with the right tool; CHI proves that time and time again. With an extensive product line and many different irons to choose from, I have to agree with their loyal customers, you canít go wrong with CHI, but the original model is one of my faves, and surely to be one of yours! Well known in the industry for continually creating new limited edition irons in trendy colors, CHI is great for you fashionistas out there.
Bonus: CHI has a killer line of hair care to keep your hair smooth with pure silk!
Alias: The Cult Favorite
Soft, shiny, straight and snag free! Thatís what I keep hearing from Maxiglide users. Unique steamburst technology and ceramic detangling pins make this iron unlike all the others - in a good way. Not only does this iron get consistently high reviews on beauty sites, Maxiglide customers are very passionate about this straightener; they keep raving about it again and again. There is a reason itís a best seller. Need I say more?
Plus: The Maxiglide also has a slimmer, smaller version Ė the Miniglide. Itís the perfect traveling companion for touch ups on the go
Also known as: The Newbie
Already getting media buzz, the much anticipated launch of the newest arrival of the Solano family does not disappoint! Being one of the lucky few to get a sneak peek, I love, love, love this iron. Incorporating state-of-the-art styling technology, this heat styler curls as easily as it straightens, giving you the ultimate in versatility.
Also known as: The Powerhouse
The Keratin Complex Stealth II Nano Titanium 1 1/2" Flat Iron utilizes Nano Titanium technology to eliminate frizz while straightening and transforms hair into shiny, super-smooth locks in seconds. State of the art digital technology allows you to set the precise temperature. Great for every hair type, the Keratin Complex Stealth II straightens the fullest, most unruly locks with ease.
Alias: The Mini Sleeker
Tame even the thickest, frizziest short hair into smooth shiny locks with the HAI Twig. One use and youíll wonder how you ever lived without it. The slim 3/8" ceramic plates work wonders on bangs and those whisper-y wisps we love so much. For the best results and styling control, you should never use a plate width larger than necessary, and now you donít have to. Now everyone can have the same results as the pros, Twig makes it so easy!
Plus: This sleek styler features the same rapid heating element and adjustable temperature settings as the larger HAI models, making it a great choice for anyone looking to style shorter sections in seconds.
Middle name: Big Daddy
If you have long, thick, coarse or unruly hair, the FHI Heat Technique Professional 1-3/4Ē Ceramic ionic flat iron is your one way ticket to smooth. FHIís Ceramic Tourmaline technology generates negative ions to neutralize the positive ions found on coarse, dry and damaged hair and the fixed temperature ensures even heat distribution every time you use it. If youíve ever set aside a few hours to straighten your thick, massive mop, youíll be amazed at how quickly this flat iron tames your tresses.
Plus: FHI makes an amazing heat protectant Ė FHI Heat Hot Sauce. Itís moisture-based, and when used with a flat iron it actually penetrates into the core of you hair to reconstruct and deeply condition from the inside out. Talk about protection.
Nickname: The Professional
A separate heating system for each heating plate ensures superior styling performance and puts the Ďhotí in Hot Tools. Professional Soft Heatô technology produces gentle, far infrared heat for more efficient heating, faster styling, and shinier hair, and the Ceramic and Titanium Technology provides snag-free styling as it glides smoothly down your strands. Any hair appliance that wonít snag or pull an overworked Ďdo gets an A+ in my book. Thanks Hot Tools.
Plus: This flat iron proves you can get great technology at a great price point!
Middle Name: Versatility
One flat iron, with all the styling capabilities you will ever need. You can straighten, flip, and even curl your hair in seconds with this baby. Babyliss utilizes Nano Titanium Technology to maximize the effects of negative ions during styling. Plus Nano Titanium Oxide and Nano Silver Technology helps remove any harmful chemicals as well as kill bacteria. This means shinier and healthier hair is yours with Babyliss!
Plus: Smooth and sleek or sexy curls, change your style as often as a celeb with this Babyliss U Styler flat iron. And you thought flat irons were just for straight styles!
HAI Convertable 1-1/4"Ceramic Flat Iron
Alias: The Multi-tasker
The HAI Convertableís sapphire ceramic plates are unmatched for equal heat distribution and the ergonomic design makes it is easier to press, hold, mold, twirl and curl your hair. Talk about multi-tasking! People seriously love this iron, and you will too.
Plus: The HAI is just right for smoothing your hair, and for creating loose waves, perfect for those of you who like to mix it up! And who doesnít love sapphire?
As you can see, there are plenty of great irons that are perfect for your individual hair type and styling needs. Whichever you choose, don't forget to use a heat protectant. All of these Ceramic, ionic styling tools get super hot and can cause dryness or damage if you aren't careful. Using a thermal protectant on your hair before styling should always be your first priority. It will keep your hair healthy and shiny and it will enhance the styling potential of any iron you choose.
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