I actually ended up ordering two of these (model# BC173). I have very (naturally) curly hair. I used to have to dry my hair with a big coarse round brush and hair dryer. With this, it eliminates the bulky, heavy, brush & dryer, while actually doing a better job of straightening. To get the sleekest look, I do still have to use a straightening iron. But for me it works well because it gives me the versatility to go with looser curls, and doesn't take all the body out of my hair like just using a straightening iron does.