With early 2000s style looking to stick around as the dominant trend in 2022 (appreciated by some, loathed by others) and if there is one true hallmark of the era that the beauty world adores it is that of sleek, straightened hair. From Jennifer Aniston in Friends to Beyoncé and more, pin-straight hair was the go-to look of an era defined by a no-fuss approach to beauty, and while straightened hair is now a commonly employed style in order to look polished, we can thank the Y2K resurgence for making it cool again. Of course, when treating your hair with any heat, it is always important to apply a heat protectant to ensure hair isn't worn down from overstyling as heat can damage hair over time. With this in mind – and armed with our best Rachel Green hair inspo pinned on our Pinterest boards – we round up 10 of the best hair straighteners for you to shop in 2022 to create your own at home shiny, sleek mane.
1. Cloud Nine The Touch Iron
At the apex of price, features and performance, the Cloud Nine Touch Iron straightener is an ideal go-to for those looking for a no fuss approach to style. It heats in seconds with ceramic floating plates and a large cord for ease of movement.
2. GHD Unplugged Cordless Hair Straightener
As travel is no longer an alien prospect, the GHD Unplugged’s place as a hero straightener is only further cemented. The new release tool delivers the same quality styling as a corded GHD straightener while being rechargeable and strategically designed.
3. Remington Super Glide Ceramic Straightener
Budget-friendly straighteners can be hard to come by, often neglecting the necessary heat to effectively style hair. However, Remington’s Super Glide bucks this trend through featuring variable heat settings, a turbo boost function and speedy heat up time.
4. Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete
More than a straightener, the abundant uses of the Dyson Airwrap are worth investing in the tool, particularly those of us wanting to upgrade at-home styling. With multiple attachments, you can choose between straightening, curling or styling wet-to-dry hair in a time-effective manner.
5. VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Salon Straightener
For those with frizzier hair, this VS Sassoon straightener is the only way forward. Working to eliminate static while conditioning hair cuticles for sleek results, it has built-in, frizz-fighting ion technology and Sol-Gel ceramic plates for seamless glide.
6. BaBybliss Straight and Curl Brilliance Haigh Straightener
For all-in-one style, look no further than a BaBybliss straightener. With extra-long plates and advanced ceramics, they are designed for all hair types – particularly those with thick locks – in creating an ultra-sleek look.
7. L’Oréal Professionnel Steampod 3.0
Those with naturally curly or textured hair, we have the answer to your straightening woes. L’Oréal’s Steampod utilises the best of steam-powered technology to straighten the thickest of curls with ease. The device releases steam into the hair as it straightens, producing a longer-lasting finish.
8. Toni & Guy Illusion Styler Straightener
Gliding through hair and leaving it sleek and seamless, Toni & Guy’s Styler delivers a no-fuss approach to straightening for the novice amongst us. With 25 mm titanium plates – longer than standard issue straighteners – it speeds up the process of styling, alongside the device emitting a beeping sound once reached the desired heat.
9. GHD Original Professional Styler
Featuring a curved barrel to create sleek, straight styles, GHD’s Original styler is one of the best hair straighteners for producing frizz-free results. Additionally, it is equipped with a safety sleep mode, switching the straightener off if left unused for 30 minutes.
10. Balmain Paris Hair Couture Cordless Straightener
Luxury treatment for your hair doesn’t have to stop at the products applied, and Balmain Paris Hair Couture’s cordless straightener is the answer to this. Inspired by the vibrant colours of Balmain’s runway shows, the cordless styler is equipped with three heat settings and titanium plates for ease with styling.