I've had this little iron for over 5 years and it still works like the day I bought it. I have thick, long hair and it does a great job of creating curls where I need them. Doesn't do well on damp hair though, so make sure your hair is completely dry. The flat-iron attachment is good too and is easy to work with, but it has been known, from time-to-time, to snag my hair --which isn't pleasant. But if you use it right - unlike me at times, you can create great slicked hair. The sides of the flat iron are rounded so you can add a finishing-flip on the ends. The flat-iron also doesn't reach entirely close to the top of the scalp, so if you have naturally kinky or curly hair it will be difficult to straighten it all the way. This iron is easy to clean but it is a bit of a hassle to switch from iron to flat-iron. A nice feature is it does turn itself off after a certain time so you don't have to worry about coming home and finding your house burned down. If you want a long-lasting, stylish work-horse than this is the iron you want.