After growing tired of my less-than-fabulous hair straightener, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a CHI flat iron. OH MY. I am in love. Seriously, this flat iron is absolutely spectacular. It straightens, flips, and curls and works at least 10 times better than my old Conair piece of junk. Yes, it was a little painful actually buying the CHI, (because they're not cheap), but after a month of good hair days I feel that it was definitely worth the money.