If you’ve ever purchased a hair tool (or any product for that matter), you’re probably familiar with the fact that not all are created equal. So, to avoid disappointment or any purchase regret, we’ve done the research for you and scoured the internet to find the best hair straighteners and multi-stylers in 2024 for every budget.
Whether you want clever technology that will reduce heat damage, a travel-friendly option good enough for full-time use, or a tool that will cut your normally lengthy hair-styling sessions in half, there’s a straightener on this list perfect for you.
The Best Hair Straighteners To Shop In Australia For 2024
- Best Overall Straightener: ghd Chronos Hair Straightener
- Best Overall Multi-Styler: Dyson Airwrap™ Multi-styler & Dryer Complete
- Best Overall Straightening Brush: Drybar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush
- Best Value Straightener: Remington Super Glide Ceramic Straightener
- Best Value Multi-Styler: Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System
- Best Cordless Straightener: Dyson Corrale Hair Straightener
- Best Straightener For Travel: ghd unplugged™ cordless hair straightener
- Best Wet To Dry Hair Straightener: ghd Duet Style Hot Air Styler
- Best Straightener For Frizzy Hair: VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Salon Straightener
- Best Straightener For Thick Or Textured Hair: L'Oréal Professionnel Steampod 3
Best Straightener: ghd Chronos Hair Straightener
One of the newest and most technologically advanced straighteners on the market, the ghd Chronos hits the perfect sweet spot for both price, performance, and advanced features. The professional HD motion-responsive styler has been specifically designed to respond to your individual hair, allowing ultra-fast styling that transforms in a single stroke.
The straightener also continuously adapts to your styling movements to maintain an ideal safe styling temperature and the ergonomic design makes it simple for beginners to nail both straight and curly styles with ease. Shop here.
Best Multi-Styler: Dyson Airwrap Multi-styler And Dryer Complete
Having already earned its accolades, it will come as no surprise that the Dyson Airwrap comes top of our list for the best multi-styling tool. While it may be a major investment, its innovative technology and ease of use make it a worthwhile one for those looking to create salon-worthy hair at home.
Thanks to its versatility and lack of extreme heat use, it’s also the perfect choice for those with damaged hair who want to reduce the amount of excessive heat styling in their routine, or for those looking for an all-in-one styling tool that can master anything from curling, to smoothing, volumising and beyond. Shop here.
Best Straightening Brush: Drybar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush
While this won't leave your hair dead-straight like a traditional flat iron, if you want to reduce frizz and replicate the kind of smooth and sleek hair that can typically only be achieved with an in-salon blow dry, this is the tool for you.
Featuring digital temperature controls, ionic technology, and auto-shutoff, this smoothing paddle brush will give you a sleek, frizz-free look in one easy step. Shop here.
Best Value Straightener: Remington Super Glide Ceramic Straightener
If you're looking for a more affordable hair straightener, you can't go past this option from Remington. Coming in at under $40, this budget-friendly straightener features digital variable heat settings, and a turbo boost function (for fast heat-up) and leaves hair shiny and static-free. Hands down, one of the best straighteners of 2024. Shop here.
Best Value Multi-Styler: Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System
Highly praised for its versatility, the Shark FlexStyle seamlessly combines styling and drying functionalities, making it an MVP of multi-styling tools. Coming in at a more wallet-friendly price than some other multi-styers on the market, this tool is a one-stop shop for all of your hair styling needs, allowing you to both dry and style your hair without any other tools.
Those new to multi-styling tools will also love how user-friendly the Shark FlexStyle is, meaning you’ll be on your way to better-looking hair faster thanks to the minimal learning curve. Shop here.
Best Wet To Dry Straightener: ghd Duet Style Hot Air Styler
ghd have finally done it—they've created a two-in-one wet-to-dry hair straightener that will take your hair straight from wet to sleek and glossy with no damage. Hallelujah.
Taking their 21 years of heated styling and drying expertise, they've combined convection and conduction to come up with the Duet Style, and it's a game changer, giving you sleek, frizz-free hair that lasts almost instantly. Of course, you can use it to style and straighten dry hair as well, but who's got time for that? Shop here.
Best Straightener For Frizzy Hair: VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Salon Straightener
If you're battling frizz, the VS Sassoon Frizz Defense Salon Straightener is our pick as one of the best straighteners of 2024.
This straightener promises to eliminate static while conditioning the hair cuticle for a super-sleek result with built-in frizz-fighting ion technology. In addition, the advanced Sol-Gel ceramic plates allow for seamless glide and constant even heat for a longer-lasting finish. Shop here.
Best Straightener For Travel: ghd Unplugged Cordless Hair Straightener
While most travel-friendly straighteners sacrifice functionality and performance in turn for size, this new release from ghd changes all of that.
Delivering the same performance as your standard ghd tool, this rechargeable straightener will allow you to style your hair both at home and on the go thanks to its portable (read: handbag-friendly) and powerful design. Shop here.
Best Cordless Straightener: Dyson Corrale Hair Straightener
While this is no longer the only cordless straightener available on the market, we're still convinced it's the best.
If you straighten your hair daily and you've got the cash to splash, this portable and battery-powered straightener is packed with heaps of unique hair-care technology that will make your daily heat styling worth the splurge. Shop here.
Best Straightener For Thick Or Textured Hair: L'Oréal Professionnel Steampod 3.0
If you've got naturally thick or textured hair, achieving a super straight look can often take way too long or cause excessive heat damage. The L'Oréal Professionnel Steampod 3.0 uses steam-powered technology, that performs exceptionally well on coarse, thick, and curly hair.
This easy-to-use tool releases steam into the hair as it straightens, providing a longer-lasting finish and an overall healthier result. Shop here.
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