6 cordless straighteners for sleek, chic hair wherever and whenever you want it
We don't depend on NO powerpoint
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / November 19 2021
Now if we were designing a house/apartment/beach shack etc., we would have very strict priorities; plenty of skin care shelves, space for a beauty fridge the size of a normal one, and powerpoints positioned right next to all mirrors.
Because there's nothing more frustrating than going to sweep your straightener over your hair only to realise that you're going to have to choose between giving your device the actual power to heat up and seeing what on earth you're doing. Or in an even more upsetting scenario, going to plug your styler in to realise that there's no powerpoint in sight at all.
Now, however, we can ditch both that construction demand and the fury. Yep, you guessed it: The reign of cordless straighteners has officially begun. It's set to be a damn good era, too, considering touch-ups just became a breeze. With a cordless straightener you can literally style from everywhere; your car, the street, the beach; wherever calls for great hair.
They may not come cheap, but the results (and the relief when you remember you can use it anywhere, anytime) will be well worth it. After all, they say once you go cordless you can never go back. Or so we hear. Whoever 'they' are we're sure their strands are silky...
Dyson Corrale™ Straightener
The very styler that reminded us just how freeing life sans cord could be, it's engineered by the geniuses at Dyson to provide the sleek, smooth finish you're after with significantly less heat damage (thanks to the clever flexible plates and temperature control sensor system).
ghd unplugged™ cordless hair straightener in matte black
Firstly, we dare you to find anyone on earth partial to sleek, straight strands that hasn't owned a ghd styler in their lives. Secondly, if you're in the market for a newbie (or just over yanking at that damn cord) this one offers the same guaranteed glossy finish sans the stretch-factor.
Balmain Paris Hair Couture Cordless Straightener
Designer fashion may not always be particularly practical but this cordless 'couture' styler from Balmain is proof that designer tools are. It's made to be everything they'd need backstage: Quick, portable and effective as hell. They've run with the Balmain Paris theme though; you will need an EU to AU adaptor for this guy. Lucky it's chic.
Cordless Travel Hair Straightener Pink
You don't have to spend up big; just keep in mind that it might take a little longer to achieve the smooth finish you're aiming for. This compact lightweight styler will get the job done though, and is an ideal option for hair types that require a bit of a polish rather than a full texture change.
Cloud Nine The Cordless Iron Pro hair straightener
With it's fancy charging pod and crisp white colour, this guy looks like something sent from the styling future. Well, your personal styling future will definitely be bright with it in your kit; it's a splurge, yes, but it'll prove its worth over the years due to the impressive temperature (and thus heat damage) control it provides.
VS Sassoon Unbound Cordless Mini 2-in1 - VSS300UA
Carting your tool around town or heading on a holiday? This iridescent lilac mini straightener is the perfect size to ensure you've got the ability to style your strands wherever you are; the gym, the plane, the beaches of Bora Bora, etc... It also happens to double as a highly capable curler; it may be half-size but it offers double the options.
$109 at Myer