You can never go wrong with a good Chi!!!!! I purchased the Red Velvet holiday last Christmas, and it still works fabulously! It came with black, sparkly, heatproof case, so I could carry it on travel and such. Obviously, a 16 year old will not be doing a lot of business trips, but she can carry it to sleepovers. They usually cost about $100, but they last forever. You can purchase them at Ulta.com, or Folica.com. Hope this helps!!!!!