— Kate Sandoval
What it is: A mini flatiron—the plates are less than 2 1/2 inches long and 1/2-inch wide.
How it works: Just like any other flatiron, except that it heats up to 430 degrees in three seconds flat.
Why I loved it: It was especially easy to wield this superlight wand; on particularly harried mornings, I could quickly straighten the layers around my face and then put the rest of my hair in a ponytail. And it fits into a desk drawer or purse, so I'm always prepared for a frizz emergency.
Insider tip: Hold the iron at the base, with your fingers on the comfort grips. And use a comb (instead of your hand) to detangle and section your hair. Because the iron is so small, your fingers can get very close to the hot plates.