I have never been sold on using a flat iron-- until now. My mom recently gave me a BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium flat iron (1 1/4"), and it's amazing. Heats up super fast and only takes me about three minutes to straighten my hair. I love occasionally going with the sleeker-than-usual look--and without having to spend a boatload of time to get it. As far as I know, you can only get these online, and Amazon seems to have the best deals.