Published 21/04/2011 | 09:00
Unique to the Gold Max straighteners are a pair of larger plates, specifically designed to tackle big or thick hair. A new, improved outer casing also means these bestsellers are cooler to the touch and lighter to hold.
2. Cloud 9
These straighteners are used by some of the biggest names in the hair industry, including James Brown, Richard Ward and Lisa Shepherd. With six heat options and a rounded barrel, they're incredibly useful for creating a range of finishes.
The Pro 230 Elegance stylers heat up in no time, while titanium-ceramic plates glide through the hair to deliver super-straight, elegant results.
The award-winning C2 straighteners from Corioliss are a digital work of salon art. Their state-of-the-art titanium plates make for a smooth, one-pass, snag-free straightening experience. Expect your hair to stay like that all day too ? no frizzy fly-aways in sight.
5. Mark Hill
A sight for sore eyes on bad-hair days, Hill's straighteners not only look cool with their zebra skin graphic and pink plates, but their magnetic T-Nano ceramic technology makes for effortless, frizz-free results, too.
The Remington Pearl straighteners heat up to 235C in just 10 seconds ? the hottest on the market. They also cool down fast if you want to lower the temperature and they come with a heat-proof mat and pouch which makes them perfect for travel.
7. Nicky Clarke
Kind to your wallet, as well as your hair, Clarke's Detox and Purify stylers not only straighten, but cleanse your tresses from toxins too. They have variable heat settings as well.
8. Toni & Guy
Toni & Guy's Afro Hair Straighteners feature salon-level design specially created for Afro or textured hair. They also hydrate the hair, protecting it against dryness and breakage.
These irons from Wahl are a decent investment for men or for women with short hair. The slimline Pencil straighteners are narrow enough to get as close as possible to the scalp.
10. Jose Eber
The Jose Eber Signature Series Wet Or Dry Straighteners mean you can say goodbye to frizz-inducing blow-drying as they work on either wet or dry hair. The four heat settings also mean your locks are saved from unnecessary heat.
The last thing anyone needs on a frizzy, bad hair day is a pair of ineffective irons. So here are 10 that won't let your locks down. Just watch your fingers...