When you’re styling your hair with heat, you want to know that you’re using a trustworthy product. Some of us learn this the hard way, frying our ends with red-hot flat irons or wasting a whole morning on curls that won’t hold their shape. But when you find the right hair straightener, it may quickly become your most versatile styling tool. No matter your hair type, the best straighteners can help you create anything from sleek, straight hair to beach-goddess waves to ringlet curls. So to help you find the right hair straightener (and to save you from the wrong ones) we spoke to eight salon owners, hairdressers, and session stylists. These are the hair straighteners that they swear by, from budget options through to salon-quality, luxury stylers.