Philips Essential Care Ion Straightener HP8320, $79
WHAT There are two heat settings, with the higher one reaching 210 deg C in 60 seconds, while the lower reaches 160 deg C, also in 60 seconds. It dispenses charged negative ions to smooth cuticles, reduce frizz and add shine. WHY I LOVE IT It’s the most compact of the three, making it easy to store – perfect for travel. It was also the fastest of the three to heat up, so I saved time styling my hair. THE DOWNSIDE The manual states that it takes 60 seconds to reach 210 deg C, but the iron doesn’t come with an indicator light. I had to count 60 seconds before using it.