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Top 11 Professional Flat Irons For Every Budget


6 min read

Sep 24, 2020



Choosing the right flat iron for your hair type can require a fair bit of research, so we’re here to help. As a general rule, ceramic flat irons work great for finer hair textures but if your hair is more textured or more resistant to straightening, then flat irons with titanium plates are more likely to work for you. We’ll take a look at some great professional flat irons at different price points, but before we do so, let’s review how to prepare your hair for straightening.

Successfully using heat on your hair requires using the correct products, tools and techniques to ensure that you get the results you want without damage. For starters, any attempt to straighten your hair should be done on hair that is freshly washed. While you may want to refresh certain sections of your straightened hair with a quick pass of your flat iron after a day or few, you really should not be straightening your whole head of hair if it hasn’t been freshly washed, conditioned and treated. A deep treatment hair mask that can help strengthen and moisturize the hair is the perfect pre-straightening treatment. Remember that hair that is unhealthy or damaged in its natural state is not going to miraculously appear healthy once straightened, so give your ends a trim if necessary, to make sure your hair ends up looking its absolute best.

Once your hair is freshly washed, you want to ensure that it is dry or mostly dry before starting the straightening process. This means you’ll be applying only the amount of heat necessary to straighten and not also subjecting the hair to heat in order to get it dry as well. Allow your hair to air dry if you have the time or blow dry on a cool setting. Absorb most of the after-wash moisture using a towel to kick start drying and shorten the drying time.

Once your hair is clean, dry and detangled then it’s time to begin the actual straightening. Apply a heat protectant and work in small sections (¼ -½ inch) for the best result. The comb chase method of hair straightening works great for helping to achieve a smooth and sleek finish. Your flat iron should allow you to select the ideal temperature for your hair type and density. And on that note let’s take a look at some flat irons that are guaranteed to give you a salon quality finish. There are thousands of flat irons to choose from and this is but a small sample of those we believe you should try. All are rated at least 4 out of 5 stars on


KIPOZI Pro Flat Iron Hair Straightener with Ceramic Plates & Adjustable Temp – Straightens & Curls All Hair Types Anti frizz, 1 Inch Dual Voltage for Travel, Auto Off, Black


  1. Adjustable temperature -temperature range from 180℉ to 450℉ suitable for natural curly, wave or frizzly long hair.

  2. Smart auto off – shuts off automatically after 60 minutes non-use

  3. Heats up in 15 seconds and distributes heat evenly to save you time

  4. 1-inch plate width is wide enough for long & thick hair, yet narrow enough for short hair or bangs.

  5. Curved edges allow you to curl or straighten your hair for more versatility and saves money on buying an extra curling iron.

  6. 110v-220v worldwide dual voltage so you can take it with you on your travels

  7. Lightweight. 1-inch size & 15 oz. won’t burden your luggage.

HSI Professional Glider Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener


  1. Straightens, curls and flips hair

  2. Ceramic plates

  3. Micro-sensors to regulate the temperature & evenly distribute heat to minimize risk of damage to your hair

  4. Adjustable temperature settings from 140-450°F gives greater control to achieve a perfectly sleek and smooth look for all hair types.

  5. 1-year warranty, and a bonus travel-size argan oil leave-in hair treatment to help smooth and protect tresses.

  6. 1-inch plate width is wide enough for any hair length, yet narrow enough for bangs.

  7. The Glider’s worldwide dual voltage compatible 110v-220v works so you can take it with you on your next vacation.

  8. The 1-inch plate width is wide enough for any hair length, yet narrow enough for bangs.

CHI Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron


  1. The CHI Flat Iron reduces static electricity for a perfectly sleek and smooth style with no flyaways

  2. Features a temperature dial for variable heat settings

  3. Floating plates for professional results

  4. Quick heat up

  5. Ideal for all hair styling, including straightening, smoothing, curling, waving, spiraling, flipping and bending

  6. Dual voltage for convenient travel

HAI GOLD CONVERTIBLE Professional Flat Iron – Adjustable Temperature up to 450F


  1. Fully adjustable temperature and precision plates means one pass styling is possible for healthier hair

  2. Salon quality means rapid heat-up and even heat distribution

  3. 1.25″ ceramic plates are perfect for natural and thick, or fine and delicate hair

  4. Automatic shut-off

  5. Durable lightweight body

  6. Designed by stylists for salon use

  7. Designed to outperform hair straighteners that cost twice as much

ghd Classic Original IV Hair Straightener, Ceramic Flat Iron, Professional Hair Styler, Black


  1. Rounded barrel and floating plates glide easily through hair to create easy styles

  2. Universal voltage so you can take it anywhere

  3. Professional hair straightener with ceramic heat technology for everyday styles

  4. Optimum ceramic flat iron styling temperature: 365ºF to minimize hair damage and hair breakage

  5. 30 second heat up

  6. Automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes of non-use

  7. 2-year ghd manufacturer’s guarantee


KISS Titanium Flat Iron, Red, 1/2″


  1. Fast heat up

  2. Features nano titanium technology for even heat distribution

  3. A professional salon variable heat control setting can reach up to 450F

  4. Adjust the temperature for thin or coarse hair

  5. Tangle free cord

  6. This 1/2-inch straightener features non-stick, chemical resistant plates

  7. Smooths for super shiny hair

ROSILY Professional Salon Quality Flat Iron 1.75” Extra-Large Nano Titanium Plate Hair Straightener


  1. Rises to 450°F in 30 seconds and provides continuous and stable temps throughout styling making it more efficient

  2. The extra-large plates straighten long hair faster than any other normal flat irons

  3. Innovative vent design channels steam making the Rosily straightener not only the perfect tool for dry hair, but also damp and wet hair. No need to wait for your hair to dry before styling! Just towel dry hair to remove excess water and then begin your hair styling

  4. Designed to prevent pinching and pulling

  5. Keeps hair from snagging in the plates and are also flexible and adjust to your hair’s depth, so you can straighten more strands per swipe

  6. Adjustable temperature for all hair types – with the temperature dial design

  7. Select the perfect temp for your hair from 5 difference temp settings

  8. Auto shut off after 60 mins for safety and energy saving

  9. Salon quality and 360° swivel power cord for easy use

KIPOZI Hair Straightener, 2 in 1 Straightener and Curling Iron, Titanium Flat Iron for Hair with Salon High Heat 450℉, V7 in Rose Gold


  1. The PTC smart temperature twist-heat-system gets hair straight in a snap and ensures a constant temperature, while toning, reducing moisture loss, and never results in heat damage

  2. The 2 in 1 hair curler and straightener achieves multiple looks, with the rounded and sleek shape easily straightening (sleek glass hair), curling (voluminous curls), and it will work with all hair types

  3. Made with 3D floating plates adjusting to compress your hair while styling, with shock absorption underneath

  4. The nano-titanium plates are as effective as they are pretty offering an exceptional heat transfer and more power that delivers heat quickly and evenly

  5. Heats up in a flash with less than 30 seconds heating with quick heating technology

Unbound Cordless Titanium 1-inch Flat Iron From Conair – The First High Performance Cordless, Rechargeable Flat Iron For Sleek and Straight Styles Anytime, Anywhere


  1. Easy to use replacement to your tradition flat iron

  2. High performance flat iron without the cords. Perfect sleek, straight every time for beauty in motion

  3. Up to 25-minute cord-free runtime

  4. Run time will vary based on heat setting and hair type

  5. Rechargeable Curling Iron

  6. Charge fully overnight before first use

  7. 1-Inch flat iron titanium plates glide through your hair for polished results

  8. 400°F highest heat for professional results

  9. 4 heat settings for all hair types allowing you to create sleek and straight styles

  10. Auto off feature – shuts off automatically after 15 minutes to preserve battery life

  11. LED Temperature Display

  12. Perfect for on-the-go styling! Easily fits in your handbag or gym bag

  13. Includes: USB charger. Includes 2 lithium ion batteries.

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Prima Ionic Straightener

  1. Stainless steel housing – lightweight, corrosion and warp resistant for perfect plate alignment

  2. Dual function – straightens and curls

  3. Highly efficient heat transfer instantly smooths, conditions and shines

  4. Heats up to 465°F – enables styling of the most resistant hair types

  5. Perfect for all hair types, use the Prima to straighten and smooth or to create loose beachy waves


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Sep 24, 2020



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