Finding the best hair straighteners will make a big difference to your daily routine. Expect no more frazzled lengths and no more static flyaways, because we’ve reviewed six top-rated straighteners (including ghd, cloud nine and BaByliss), to compile a definitive ranking of the very best hair irons that are worth investing in.
- ghd Platinum+ Straightener
ghd are always going to be number one when it comes to the best straighteners. Ever since we discovered them in year 9 and our tresses suddenly went from straggly to pin-straight, they’ve been a stable on the dressing table. The platinum+ styler has a thick barrel when clamped together, which means it’s ideal for curling as the irons give a loose, bouncy ringlet. They also have the world’s first smart styler, which means that they can predict the temperature in each part of your hair needs, and adjust accordingly (so you don’t end up burning your lengths).
- Cloud Nine Micro Iron
Cloud Nine’s Micro Irons are teeny-tiny, which makes them perfect for straightening fringes or short hair. The mini irons work a treat for crafting tight ringlets if you fancy rocking 80s-style curls. Plus, if you’re going on vacation these bite-size straighteners will take up barely any room in your suitcase.
- Argan Oil Straightener
These straighteners have plates infused with argan, which is supposed to give your hair a shinier finish. We love them because they have a variable heat control which means you can adjust the temperature and prevent the irons from frazzling your locks.
- Toni & Guy Fluid Metal Styler Gift Set
These oil slick-inspired irons glide over hair seamlessly, so whether you’re straightening or creating waves, you can avoid those annoying indents through the strands. Like a couple of the others you can adjust the heat dial, making them ideal no matter what your hair type, plus, it’s inexpensive.
- Titanium Ionic Professional Straighteners
These sleek straighteners heat up in a matter of seconds, which means there’s no annoying wait time when it comes to getting ready. The zero-drag titanium plates are some of the smoothest around, meaning they glide over frizz easy-peasy.