This flat iron is great!!! With this tool you can get close to the root and create flawless curls. The housing of the plates don't have a ridge that create a crease in the weft of hair you're ironing. The settings and automatic shut off are great also, although I never forget to cut them off. It is easy to use and warm up very quickly. They get hot in about 15 secs, I can do a messy and quick flatiron and once I'm done it looks just as good as a neatly done job, my hair is left feeling and looking really soft and silky especially considering that I have been natural since Nov and only use heat protectant spray and occasionally press the napp and the edges.Convenient to carry on travel for performance.