7 budget-friendly hair straighteners that'll help you master any style
Content Producer / July 24 2023
Ask any hair stylist and they'll tell you that hair straighteners are one of the most versatile tools on the market.
From sleek, poker-straight locks to effortlessly chic curls and even at-home blowouts, a straightener can help you master any look, as long as you choose the right one.
But if you're not a celebrity or an A-lister (hard to believe, we know), finding a good hair straightener that doesn't break the bank can be quite the feat. Yes, the high price is sometimes worth the investment, but there are plenty of straighteners out there that work just as well for a fraction of the cost.
Below, we round up some of the best affordable hair straighteners to shop in Australia, right now.
The best hair straighteners under $200 in Australia
Mermade Hair Straightener
We never thought we'd be able to achieve hair that...well...resembles that of an actual mermaid, but this straightener tames even the most stubborn strands, leaving you with a shimmering, salon-worthy finish. Not only that, but it's great for creating bouncy, gorgeous curls as well. Oh, and did we mention it's pink? We probably should have led with that...
$109 at THE ICONIC
CLOUD NINE The Micro Iron Hair Straightener
Small but mighty, this pint-sized powerhouse is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups or crafting intricate hair styles with ease. Don't be fooled by its size though; the Micro Iron packs a serious punch with its temperature control and smooth ceramic plates, leaving your tresses silky-smooth all day (and night) long.
$155 at Shaver Shop
Philips Hair Straightener 7000
This innovative tool maintains a consistent temperature to shield your locks from excessive heat exposure. With every glide, it effortlessly transforms hair into a shiny, sleek masterpiece, leaving you feeling like you just stepped out of a high-end salon. The plates also boast floating technology for gentle gliding with every stroke, while they move to adjust pressure on the hair.
Was $199, now $159 at Amazon
Hot Tools Gold Titanium Flat Iron
Hot Tools' Gold Titanium Flat Iron is the ultimate pick for creating sleek, straight and frizz-free hair. The gold titanium plates glide smoothly, leaving behind a lustrous shine that's runway-worthy. Whether you're going for poker-straight strands or bouncy waves, this baby will bid good riddance to bad hair days for good.
$169 at Adore Beauty
VS Sassoon Radiance Shine Hair Straightener
This styler is all about making your locks shine like never before, thanks to advanced ceramic plates that, you guessed it, glide effortlessly through the hair. With a multi-voltage system that automatically adapts to the correct voltage, you can also have great hair anywhere in the world - all for under $40!
Was $69.95, now $39 at Shaver Shop
Remington Pro Ceramic Max
Unleash your inner stylist and conquer any style with Remington's Pro Ceramic Max. This powerful tool features advanced ceramic technology that creates a flawless, frizz-free finish. It also has extra-wide plates for super fast results, saving you precious time during that hectic morning rush (and giving you some well-deserved beauty sleep back!).
$59 at The Good Guys
Muk 230-IR Straightener
This cutting-edge straightener is a true masterpiece when it comes to styling innovation. Its unique infrared light technology ensures gentle yet effective heat penetration, reducing damage and leaving tresses looking sleek, smooth and oh-so-glamorous. You'll have flawless, salon-worthy results (and not to mention, more cash to splash on other beauty essentials).
Was $199.95, now $138.95 at Amazon
Tiarne is BEAUTYcrew's Content Producer. Between crafting narratives about all things beauty, you might catch her indulging in an endless stream of TikTok videos and obsessing over her dog. Her words have also appeared across other mastheads such as Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea, Now To Love, Bounty Parents and more.