This steam hair straightener is a flat iron, ceramic tourmaline ionic hair straightener. Has an automatice shut off for saftely reasons. Is easy to use, just plug in and wait for a few minutes, doesn't take long to get ready to use. It is easy to use and comes with a carrying bag. We love that it is so easy to store away as well. The bag is perfect for traveling. Take is with you, put it in your weekend bag or backpack. Auto shut off makes it safe.