20 Best Flat Irons For Short Hair

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20 Best Flat Irons For Short Hair

Hair that is on the short side or fine often needs more detailed and precise movements from a thinner plate flat iron. This sort of flat iron is also great for baby hairs or bangs, and make a great addition to your collection of hairstyling tools and beauty products.

When looking for the best flat irons for your hair, the thinner-sized plates are easier to maneuver. This helps grab on to the hair and won't let you miss any strays. For smoothing and straightening, and avoiding getting burned or missing any sections, here are some great options to try when you have short hair.

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1. SEDU Revolution 1” Professional Styling Iron

“I would say the Sedu, but I’d get it in a smaller size so you can get those hard to reach, short pieces. You can get it in a one-inch plate. Short hair is harder to flat iron, so a smaller plate is key,” says Stephanie Angelone, lead stylist at RPZL.

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2. Drybar The Tress Press 1” Straightening Iron

A multipurpose straightening iron that straightens, curls and smoothes and leaves it shiny. For all hair types, this flat iron allows you to quickly straighten even the thickest hair into super-sleek straight looks, or to add a bit of wave or curl to your hair.

(Sephora, $150)

3. CHI Deep Brilliance Black Titanium Hairstyling Iron

This compact and versatile straightener offers precise styling with effortless smoothing power. For shorter hair lengths, it is the ideal size for creating volumized or smooth styles. Its 1/2 inch plates heat quickly and evenly, reaching a maximum temperature of 410 degrees.

(Walmart, $85.99)

4. FHI Platform Flat Iron

“For shorter hair, I would select FHI Platform flat iron. It's great for freshening up your styling. It gives lots or shine because of the ceramic plates, and I use this flat iron on my shorter pixie cut clients,” recommends Nadia Vassell, a celebrity hairstylist.

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5. Cricket Ultra Smooth Styling Iron Mini

This styling iron’s 5/8 inch ceramic-coated plates are infused with Argan Oil and Keratin protein to help reduce split ends and breakage while improving hair strength and shine. It quickly heats up to 392 degrees and the small size is perfect for traveling.

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6. VIBE Flat Iron by Vanity Planet

The Vanity Planet Vibe Professional Vibrating Flat Iron has gently vibrating plates to minimize friction and eliminate the pulling and tugging from straightening tools. Korean tourmaline ceramic-coated plates evenly distribute heat and lock in moisture while negative ion technology delivers gorgeous shine.

(Walmart, $26.92)

7. Bed Head Pixie On Point Straightener 

With 1/2 inch plates, this iron gets closer to your roots to tame flyaways and eliminates the struggle to straighten every piece of your pixie. The Pixie on Point’s 30-second fast heat-up and high heat of up to 430°F make your hair straightening routine quick and efficient.

(Walmart, $24.86)

8. HAI Beauty Concepts Total Heat Flat Iron

This sleek, 4/10” flat iron features advanced ultra-thin Tri-Diamond Ceramic™ plates to deliver the ultimate styling experience, making this styling tool the perfect addition to any line. Designed with versatility in mind, it’s great for fine to highly-textured hair, taming frizz, and keeping bangs in place.

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9. BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Straightening Iron

Ultra light with 50 heat settings up to 450 F degrees for all hair types for smooth silky hair results, from short to medium length hair. 

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10. HSI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron

High quality ceramic plates use 8 HeatBalance micro-sensors to regulate the temperature, and evenly distribute heat so fewer passes are needed on your hair.

(Walmart, $37)

11. FURIDEN Professional Hair Straightener

FURIDEN professional hair straightening with directional switch new design is only one step to rotate clockwise to desired salon high heat. This flat iron curler heats quickly in 15 seconds, which saves energy and styling time.

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12. Wazor 1-Inch Ceramic Titanium Hair Straightener

The 1 inch 3D floating ceramic titanium plate provides the smoothest surface like glass, easy glide during use, create the perfect style. With ionic generator, spray negative ions then take away positive ions on the hair to prevent the generation of static electricity.

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13. Salona Professional 1-Inch Titanium Flat Iron

Titanium coated plates are safer and smoother than Ceramic plates flat iron. It includes LCD Temperature Display, auto-off feature, and adjustable temperature from 255F to 400F.

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14. Remington Pearl Pro Flat Iron

These 1 inch floating plates are great for easy glide. The pearl ceramic technology heats up to 450°F salon high heat in just 30 seconds.

(Target, $26.99)

15. MHD Professional Flat Iron Hair Straightener

Benefit from a finely-proportionate build to suit both short and long hair. It heats up to 450 ℉ in only 30 seconds for fast straightening. Ceramic construction allows for a smooth operation without pulling the hair.

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16. KIPOZI Pro Flat Iron

Titanium flat iron use the advanced PTC ceramic heater.Ultra-smooth titanium plates release of negative ions, making hair shiny, less damage to hair keratin and eliminate frizz from high temperature, and leaves hair with a beautifully silky, soft and healthy look. 

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17. GHD Mini Styler

Achieve sleek and smooth everyday style with the ghd Styler featuring slimline 1/2 inch plates, making it the perfect choice for styling short hair, tight curls and bangs. Enhances shine, makes versatile styles, creates a healthy look.

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18. Solofish Mini Hair Straightener

Effective for bangs, short and thin hair, the 2-in-1 function design supports both straightening or curling hair. The mini flat iron uses the advanced PTC ceramic heater, and provides the shiny and ultra smooth tresses without any damage and frizz.

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19. ETEREAUTY Hair Straightener

The ETEREAUTY Professional Glider creates dramatic results on even the frizziest coarsest hair to quickly straighten, flip, and curl with minimal effort.

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20. Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Express Ion Smooth+ Flat Iron

Smoothes and polishes strands quickly and gently for healthy-looking results with incredible shine. Ceramic plates heat up to 410°F in 60 seconds. Express Ion Complex ensures healthy, shiny results.

(Ulta, $89.99)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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