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The Best Flatiron Ever?

The two adjectives that best describe my hair are "lank" and "spiritless;" thus, I've never had occasion to truly test-run a flatiron. But I now have new information from not one, but TWO reliable, independent sources, both lifelong flatironers: Of all the irons in the land, the GHD iron is the very,very best. It works better than anything else for both straightening and curling, they say, and it heats up in, like, 2 seconds; that said, it is not cheap ($225)—but neither person regrets the investment. So: Are my sources correct? Are they spending foolishly or styling wisely? WHAT IS THE BEST FLATIRON EVER?

--Cristina Mueller, senior beauty editor

What's with All the Spam in the Comments Section?

We're sure that you've noticed the flood of spam in the comments section lately. Spammers beware--we are completely on top of it. As we figure out a way to put a stop to this madness, we ask you for your patience and that you don't stop leaving your own comments, because we love hearing from you!