VS Sassoon iPink 25mm Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener, $89.90
WHAT It has a turn dial with six temperature settings, the highest at 230 deg C for thick, curly hair. Ceramic tourmaline nano silver is used in the heating plates to seal the hair cuticles for reduced frizz and enhanced shine. The flat iron switches off automatically if left on for 72 minutes. WHY I LOVE IT I liked that I could adjust the temperature dial to low (120 deg C), to get close to the roots, and then increase the heat elsewhere on my locks. It took less than 60 seconds for the plates to reach 200 deg C, and these plates were the longest in the line-up, which sped up styling time. The tips of the straightener stayed cool when the plates were hot. THE DOWNSIDE As the exterior width of the iron is the same as that of the heating plates, I had to concentrate on not touching the plates by accident and getting burnt.