What's Different About This Tool?
The plate is a perfect thickness. My hair is pretty thick and straightening can take forever (although sectioning has helped a bit with that). The wider plate on this flat iron makes straightening much quicker and easier for thicker hair types.
The cylindrical design really helps with curling. When attempting to use other flat irons to curl my hair, I found the curls they gave me were tight and almost kinked. I don't have an issue with the Hot Tools one because the rounded design creates a seamless curl and gives a lot of body to your waves. And you can also really easily flip your edges in or out (a trick I took full advantage of last Halloween when I recreated Uma Thurman’s flicked under bob from Pulp Fiction!)
It feels nice in your hand. This might sound weird and slightly creepy, but I like holding this bad boy. It has a lovely soft-touch finish that makes it really pleasant to hold whilst styling, and it's not heavy either, so styling doesn't strain your wrist.
There are a lot of heat settings. When I want to be kind to my hair, I can set the heat really low (making a selection for 26 different heat settings), and when I value sleek locks over long term hair health, I flick this back boy up to 230°C for instant straight hair.
The stylish design. I have next to no storage in my house, so all my tools have to sit on my dresser. Luckily, the black and gold design of this flat iron are very chic so so I am more than happy to have it on display).