A Flat Iron That Won't Fry Your Hair
What it is: SalonTech Silicone 450 flatiron
Why we love it: Our relationship with flat irons is best described as, "It's complicated." On the one hand we love how these super-hot tools can transform even the most unruly locks into smooth, straight strands. On the flip side, flat irons have a tendency to leave hair looking, well, flat, not to mention fried from all of the heat damage. That's why we flipped over the SalonTech Silicone 450. It has three silicone bars embedded on the ceramic plates that condition hair, leaving it looking silky and healthy. Plus, you can use it to create curls and waves. Two other cool features: 1) It goes from zero to hot (450 degrees) in just 17 seconds, and 2) It has a motion sensor that automatically shuts the iron off if it hasn't been used after 30 minutes (so if you accidentally leave it on, you won't burn down your house). Gotta love technology!
Where to get it: At top hair salons nationwide and salontech.com
How much: $200 (Yes, it's pricey, but the amazing results are totally worth it.)