The Best Flatirons For Every Price Point

03/14/2017 12:29 pm ET Updated Mar 15, 2017

For Allure, by Lindsay Colameo and Deena Campbell.

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Under $50

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This mini iron will put all those tiny, stubborn hairs along your forehead in their place. It's so little that it catches even the finest hairs and gets right at the roots (without scalding your skin). Best of all: It includes a travel pouch that doubles as a heat-protection pad.

Drybar Tiny Tress Press Detailing Iron, $49 (Shop Now).

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The plates on this straightener smooth and nourish by pressing conditioners into the hair as you pass over each section. The iron actually protects your hair as you iron, a rare feat for a flatiron.

Under $100

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Go ahead, roll your eyes (we did, too, at first), but this iron is no joke. It's not just better than expected; it's so effective that we keep going back to it again and again. It allows you to select the temperature setting based on your hair type (fine, medium, or coarse) and smooths down every last flyaway. And, we're not gonna lie, we love the rose-gold plates as much as we love this iron's hair-softening effects.

Kardashian Beauty 1" Ceramic Hairstyling Iron, $89.99 (Shop Now).

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If your hair is thick, coarse, or supercurly or you swear no tool in the world can get it straight, we challenge you to try this wacky-looking tool. Plastic bristles comb and detangle hair right before the heat hits it. Then the teamwork of a heated rotating cylinder and a ceramic plate straighten and polish even the most unruly head of hair without so much as a tug or a snag.

InStyler Max Iron, $99 (Shop Now).

Under $200

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Professional hairstylists love this iron for a good reason: It reaches a temperature of 465 degrees Fahrenheit in seconds and has titanium plates that are longer than usual to help speed up the smoothing process. And since the device is ultrathin, it easily catches and straightens all those pesky baby hairs.

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium PRIMA3000 Stainless Steel Straightening Iron, $179.95 (Shop Now).

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This black, one-inch flatiron might not look like anything extraordinary, but in this case, looks are deceiving. The Best of Beauty winner does everything a really good flatiron should (straighten — duh — defrizz, soften), plus the curved edges of the plates allow you to create beautiful waves and rounded ends with as little as a bend of the wrist.

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To completely straighten any kinks or waves in a single pass is a lofty claim. And while this iron definitely comes close, you'll likely hit the same section a second time to get it perfectly smooth and straight. But with ceramic plates that glide over hair as delicately as these do (and leave it so shiny), we can hardly complain.

Under $250

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Gisele uses this flatiron. Need we say more? OK, maybe a little bit: From the same celebrity hairstylist whose blow-dryer launch nearly broke the Internet, this green-plated flatiron is equally as buzzworthy. It has plates that are larger than most other irons (meaning fewer passes) and rounded edges that prevent snagging or pulling. And because it shuts off automatically after an hour, it's ideal for those of us who constantly forget to unplug our flatiron before running out the door.

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Sure, it's a minor investment, but the return on this straightener will pay off every single time you use it. The ceramic plates are infused with natural volcanic minerals help lock in shine. Yup, that's right, one pass and your hair becomes silky, smooth, and impeccably straight.

Bio Ionic 10x Pro Styling Iron, $230 (Shop Now).

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