New GHD products feature a hologram label on the power cable. In position 1 the hologram should read ‘Original’. It also details a code which can be entered into the GHD website to check authenticity. In position 2 the hologram should show the GHD sunburst logo.
Please note that most ghd straighteners manufactured from 2012 onwards do not have a hologram on the arm, instead they started putting them on the cables, all our straighteners are sold with new cables and as such will not have the hologram label but please be assured all our straighteners are 100% genuine.
This model is normally marked with the model number on the label opposite the power switch on the inside of the arm.
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A very common difference between genuine and non genuine Ghds is the shape of the power cable. Genuine Ghd power cables are NOT round in shape they are almost a flattened oval shape as you look down them (or run your finger down them). If your power cable is round in shape they are FAKE!
With the same great technology as the Classic but with significantly wider plates, the ghd V Gold Max Styler can tackle even the thickest and most unruly hair with ease. If you have long hair, then you’ll also love how quickly the wider plates will glide through your locks, cutting down on your styling time.
If your straightener is of a high quality (like ghd are) the heat will be evenly distributed between the plates so you don’t have to squeeze them together to generate the heat your hair is after. You will be able to create shiny, pin straight hair easily without your ghd plates touching!
They use floating ceramic plates and advanced heat control to glide through your hair at exactly 185°C; a temperature chosen because it’s been scientifically proven to produce long-lasting straight hair without causing undue damage to individual strands.
GHD gold vs GHD platinum: the verdict
For those with thick, coarse or naturally frizz-prone or curly locks, the Platinum+ is definitely the clear choice, as it makes for faster styling that will last longer on your hair type.
While the Original is cheaper and provides a seamless styling experience without any flashy features, the GHD Platinum is the better overall hair tool. Why? It uses predictive heat technology that means the plates adapt to the thickness and density of the individual section of hair that you’re working on.
Please note the latest GHD Eclipse, GHD Platinum, GHD Platinum Plus, GHD Gold, GHD Gold Max and Cloud9 Touch models are not repairable. We aim to return 95% of all irons within 48 hours of receiving them.
GHD was taken over by another company and they decided to go mass market. In order to do so they started manufacturing out of China instead of Korea.
Other than that there are no extra costs to do a repair. Model numbers can be found on the label on the inside of the arm opposite the on/off switch. All genuine GHD models can be repaired including: Pre Mk3.
If you purchase from Amazon and not a 3rd party seller then they are real . GHD website state Amazon as an Authorized seller.
It’s normal for the straightener to flash solid red as soon as you turn the switch on. It will then beep and start flashing as soon as it’s hot and this tells you it’s ready to be used.
Beware of fakes
The latest ghd range is always available on ghdhair.com and from approved salons. Always use our website checker to confirm you are buying from an approved stockist.