This is the best flat iron on the market right now. I used to use a few different ones like the revlon iron but it did not work as well as I wanted it to.I came across it while walking through a mall an employee at a Corioliss stand asked if I would allow her to demonstrate its functions on my hair so I did. I was really impressed which is not an easy reaction to get out of me. I usually think everything sold in mall stands are a gyp. The Corioliss flat iron really does it all Ive used it for nice soft curls, flattening my hair, and flowy waves (I have long thick curly hair). So theres no reason to need to buy a curling iron as well one does it all except for crimping. Its pretty easy to use and has adjustable heat for different hair types. It goes as high as 410 degrees. Ive flattened my hair from wet to dry and let it dry then ironed it. The iron is a a bit pricier then what you find in stores about 100 to 130 dollars but its top notch quality so its worth every penny plus it has a two year warranty. ( I once dropped the iron from a high distance on accidnet and a piece of it broke, with the two year warranty they gave me a new one with no hassel so its really worth it. The ceramic plates prevent your hair from getting frizzy easily. It prevents your hair from breakage and getting badley damaged unlike alot of the other kinds of irons that makes your hair look unhealthy after a few uses. The irons also come in alot of cute designs, colors and sizes like hotpink, red, purple, cheetah and zebra print, bedazzled and so much more.