The Babyliss ST481E gets up to temperature within 30 seconds. That means you can start styling your hair within 1 minute, which is useful if you want to save some time in the morning. The styling iron has 5 temperature settings with 230°C as the highest setting. Even when you're styling your hair on this setting, you won't have to worry about causing any damage. The fully ceramic plates and ionic technology protect your hair from the heat. Other than that, you can vary every day, because the flexible plates have rounded corners. This allows you not just to straighten your hair, but also to create waves or curls. After use, you can safely place it on the included heat resistant mat.