Play It Straight:<br>Five Recommended Flat Irons

What should you look for when buying a flat iron? We surveyed a bunch of chicas who regularly straighten their hair and compiled this list of recommended tools. Each one fulfills the major criteria: They straighten your hair without burning it, they won't break or fall apart, and their price is a true reflection of how much they deliver on their promises. Test one out for yourselves, and let us know how it treats your locks!

FHI Platform SE Styling Iron
Why it rocks: Because it's the flat iron of choice among Latina celebs Fergie and Paz Vega
Price: $195
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HairArt Ceramic Straightening Iron Model H3000
Why it rocks: “When I use HairArt on my hair, it doesn’t break, it doesn’t fry my ends and it makes my hair look silky, shiny and bouncy, like I went to the hair dresser every time,” says one HairArt devotee.
Price: $80
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Paul Mitchell ProTools Express IonStyle 1.0 Straightening Iron
Why it rocks: Because Angelique Serrano, Latina’s beauty director, loves it and it’s practically sold out on most websites.
Price: $185
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Sedu Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron
Why it rocks: Just check out the 1200 plus rave reviews, before and after photos and instructional videos that all pay homage to the Sedu on
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Solia Tournaline Ceramic Flat Iron

Why it rocks: Because it’s beloved by those with fine, wavy hair as well as those with thick and coarse hair. Silkiness without the sizzling!
Price: $83.00
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