best flat iron for short hair

Looking to tame those curls or fight the frizz? This is our pick of the best hair straighteners
When GHD launched its first hair straighteners in 2001, it transformed the way women styled their hair. It wasn’t the first brand to release straighteners – does anyone remember the BaByliss steam straighteners of the late 1990s? – but it did change the game.

Today, more than a quarter of women own a set of hair straighteners – now made by a wide variety of brands – and men are increasingly getting in on the act too.

To help you choose the best hair straighteners, and prevent unnecessary heat damage, here’s our guide to the best straighteners for frizz-free, super-sleek locks. Whether you want polished curls, cascading waves or poker-straight looks, these are our favourites.

best flat iron for short hair

Best hair straighteners: At a glance
Best for shiny and healthy hair: Remington Shine Therapy Straightener |
Best for curly hair: GHD Platinum Plus Styler |
Best for short or fine hair: Toni & Guy Style Fix Straighteners |
Best GHD alternative: Cloud Nine Original Iron Hair Straighteners |
Best under £100: BaByliss 3Q Hair Straighteners |