A good pair of hair straighteners is a tool any woman (or man!) should have in their beauty arsenal.
Whether you’re looking to tame your locks for a day look, or create a more dramatic look for the night, it’s worth researching and investing in a pair that won’t damage your hair.
Luckily for you, we’ve done some of the hard work for you and rounded up our favourites. With straighteners ranging from £25 to £175, there’s one for every budget, and range from ceramic technology to hot air plates.
1. T3 Single Pass X Hair Straighteners £146.95
The T3 Single Pass boasts wide poweful plates that are designed to straighten long, thick or coarse hair in one stroke, or very fast.
There’s a digital heating system to maintain consistent heat , and ‘T3 Tourmaline + Ceramic + Ionic technology’ for a long-lasting, smooth and shiny finish.
2. Hershesons Titanium Ionic Professional Hair Straighteners £98.00
These Hershesons straighteners are designed ‘with professionals in mind’, so you can get a salon quality experience without parting without too much cash.
The straighteners feature high quality titanium plates, which deliver a shiny, more long lasting result and ultimately less damage and frizz.
They also switch off after 60 minutes, include a heat resistant mat and a travel bag. Style and substance!
3. Remington Air Plates 230C Titanium Ceramic Hair Straighteners £80
Remington’s Air Plate Ceramic Hair Straighteners use a suspended-plate system that delivers impressive results.
You’ll be able to style each strand of hair with just one stroke, thanks to clever technology and black titanium-infused ceramic plates for fast and smooth results.
4. Toni & Guy Style Fix Straightener £25
Toni & Guy is a well known hair brand, and alongside their salons, and products, they also do a range of tools. This one is handbag sized so is perfect for gals on the move.
It’s perfect for taming frizz or smoothing out kicks, and packs the punch of a full size appliance in a super compact straightner.
5. L’Oréal Professionnel New Generation Steampod 2.0 £175
L’Oréal’s Steampod 2.0 is a revolutionary straightener which uses a combination of steam and pro-keratin technology to help tame and style hair, whilst protecting it from damage.
The straightener uses anodized floating plates which move and continuously use steam to moisturise hair as it straightens. There’s even an integrated comb to spread hair evenly across the plates.
6. Babyliss Pro Titanium Expression Ultimate Styler £90
The Babyliss Pro Titanium has been described as the ultimate hair straightener designed to give you salon worthy hair. With rose gold plates that heat up in just 15 seconds, the styler has twelve settings that go from 180°C-235°C.
It also features unique ‘Titanium Ceratherm™ System’, which instantly transfers heat to the hair, and the plates have a curved design so it’s easy to create flicks, waves, and curls.
7. GHD Original Styler £109
The GHD Original Styler is a professional styler, which heats up fast and and provides a sleek finish.
The thin barrels mean that the plates can be used a variety of ways to create curls, waves, or just straight hair.
The refined ceramic plates style hair easily and quickly with impressive results.
8. Paul Mitchell Neuro Smooth Straighteners £99.95
These Paul Mitchell Neuro Smooth straighteners heat up to 450°F (232°C) in 30 seconds and are designed to style your hair in one easy pass.
There’s even a SmartSense microchip that monitors the temperature 50 times per second to ensure even heat distribution at all times – that’s a lot of tech for a pair of hair straighteners.
9. Cloud Nine Original Iron £139
This straightener uses less heat to create your looks, which means less damage to your hair.
Using ‘state of the art temperature control technology’ you can style your hair without searing it. There’s also lots of handy features including a swivel cord, hibernation mode and temperature gauge.
10. BaByliss Pro – Advanced Ceramic Styler Hair Straightener £44.98
This Babyliss Ceramic styler uses floating ceramic plates and nano titanium technology for a smooth, fast performance. It also features 10 variable heat settings and curved plates so you can style you hair in a number of ways.