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Which ghd styler is right for me?

Which ghd styler is right for me?
Holly James
Beauty Writer1 year ago
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Whether you're looking to treat yourself in time for party season or you’re shopping for someone special this Christmas, there’s a ghd styler to suit everyone. If you're stuck for which one to choose to suit your styling needs (or like us, want them all!), we teamed up with the UK education team at ghd to create the ultimate guide to the range to help you pick, as well as their top tips on how to use them for the best result.


For fighting frizz

ghd Max Styler Straightener

If you find yourself constantly trying to fight frizz and flyaways, this is the styler for you. Whether you have long, short, thick or curly hair, these wide plated straighteners operate at an optimum temperature of 185°C, gliding smoothly down your strands to create a sleek and glossy finish in one fuss-free pass. Made for busy mornings, the straighteners heat up in just 30 seconds and automatically enter sleep mode after 30 minutes of inactivity for when you have those mid morning 'did I turn off my straighteners?' panic.

The ghd experts say: "Fitted with wide 1.65" styling plates harnessing two new generation heat sensors for consistent heat distribution, the new ghd Max Hair Straightener is ideal for styling long, thick and curly hair types in half the time. With smooth, contoured plates that glide effortlessly through the hair and a sleek design with curved edges, create glass-like straight styles or loose natural-looking waves with the ghd Max Straightener. To get the best result using your max styler, make sure you spray ghd Straight On Spray for up to three times less frizz and full heat protection".


For boosting body

ghd Helios™ Professional Hair Dryer 

If flat hair is cramping your party style, say goodbye to lifeless locks with this fast airflow dryer that creates unmatched body and bounce. Known as ‘the Queen of the blow dry’ the precision nozzle produces a professional-looking finish, styling your hair with the ultimate level of control with 75mph airflow that will leave you feeling like royalty. Designed with variable power and temperature settings, the styler lets you take the reins this season, creating a high volume, glossy finish, free from frizz and flyaways.

The ghd experts say: "Used by professionals across the globe, ghd Helios™ is the go-to for professional styling – lighter, faster and smoother than ever, the styler is ergonomically balanced for styling comfort, paired perfectly with the ghd rounded brush in your preferred size, creating salon-quality bouncy blow dries, or sleek, straight hair. Struggling with dull and dry hair? The ghd Helios is ideal for you, with 30% more shine, 3x more hair alignment and smoother results. Everyone’s most loved hair dryer will ensure you never leave the house with frizzy hair, the bespoke contoured nozzle focuses the airflow for precise styling eliminating all flyaways". 


For party-ready curls

ghd Curve Classic Curl Tong

The ghd experts say: "For classic style and volume, the ghd curve® Classic Curl Tong has a 26mm medium barrel to create consistent curls, even on shorter hair. The protective cool tip provides you with a safe place to hold the hair in place while you curl, and the built-in safety stand allows you to place the tong down securely during styling. For a sleek, glamorous look; curl all sections of hair in the same direction, or for a more volumised look, alternate from wrapping sections of hair under and over the barrel to create curls that bounce off each other".


For all hair types and styles

ghd Original Hair Straightener

The ghd experts say: "The original ghd hair straightener is perfect for everyday styling on all hair types, with a rounded barrel to effortlessly create soft waves, bouncy curls or poker-straight looks and is great for those who struggle to keep long-lasting curls due to the smaller barrels. The iconic golden floating plates have a smooth gloss coating to deliver a shiny finish. The cult classic styler is the perfect straightener for first-time owners or those wanted to update their old original styler".


For on-the-go sytling

ghd Unplugged Cordless Styler

Designed for the one who doesn't stop, this cordless styler gives full-size performance for up to 20 minutes without any plugs or wires. The handy straighteners come with a USB-C charging cable compatible with car or laptop charging, taking on-the-go to a whole new level. Complete with a heat-resistant case, the lightweight straighteners are 35% lighter than the original Platinum+ Styler and  fit perfectly in your bag, ensuring you’re never caught out by bad hair. 

The ghd experts say: “Your ghd unplugged styler is the perfect top-up tool, it comes partly-charged, so be sure to give it an extra boost before you style for the first time! It's only cordless hair straightener that delivers up to 20 minutes of continuous ghd styling performance with only 45 seconds heat-up time, for quick, sleek and smooth hair on the go anytime and anywhere, perfect for those who are always on the go. The ceramic-coated plates glide through hair snag-free to deliver salon sleek results with 65% more shine. Benefitting from a 30% smaller and 47% lighter frame makes styling fringes, bangs and shorter hair effortless".


For speedy styling

ghd Glide Professional Hot Brush

If you struggle to create a bouncy blow dry with a hairdryer and brush combo, this Professional Hot Brush combines the two to make salon-quality styling easy. The innovative ceramic technology maintains the optimum 185°C temperature to keep hair healthy and create a glossy, sleek finish. The brush features bristles of varying lengths that allow for movement of the hair and air to lift and boost volume to give your mane a boost and brush them into place.

The ghd experts say: "ghd glide is perfect for those with busy lifestyles as it tames and smooths dry hair quickly and effortlessly. The hot brush works well on any hair type from short to long and coarse to fine. Wanting to achieve a blow-dry finish? The ghd glide is perfect for you as the combination of high-density short and longer bristles allow for large sections of hair to be styled and leaves salon smooth natural movement. For extra volume, take the ghd glide under the hair and glide from root to tip".


For salon-quality styling

ghd Air Hair Dryer

The ghd experts say: "ghd Air® Hairdryer delivers exceptionally fast drying and styling, while also helping to reduce frizz, leaving hair soft and silky. Whether you’re looking for quick, sleek and smooth results or fabulous volume, ghd Air® puts the power of a salon blow-dry in your hands. Take your favourite ghd paddle brush through hair and use ghd air to dry from root to tip".


For personalised styling

ghd Platinum+ Hair Straightener

The ghd experts say: "Our most luxurious ghd hair straighteners, the Platinum+ recognise the thickness of your hair and styling speed, adjusting heat across the floating plates as you style for perfect results in just one stroke. Infinity sensors monitor heat 250 times a second across the high-gloss plates to deliver a personalised styling experience, so no matter your hair type or length, you can achieve a beautiful, salon-quality style. ghd platinum+ is ideal for coloured hair and everyday styling as the ultra-zone™ technology protects the integrity of your hair without compromising on style, allowing for 70% stronger hair, 75% more shine and 2x more colour protection".


For multi-purpose styling

ghd Gold® Styler

The ghd experts say: "A ghd hair straightener proven to deliver sleeker, smoother and healthier-looking hair, the ghd Gold® Hair Straightener  is ideal for creating loose waves, bouncy curls and shiny sleek styles. The contoured, floating plates allow for quick and snag-free styling for effortless ease of use, no matter your hair type or length. This versatile ghd hair straightener has a rounded barrel, perfect for sculpting full-bodied curls and natural-looking waves with ease. For a super straight blunt style take a smaller section of hair, place ghd Gold® Styler at the root, close and glide to ends of the hair, keeping plates straight for a super-blunt end".


For beachy waves

ghd Creative Curl Wand

The ghd experts say: "For beachy, natural-looking curls, the ghd Curve® Creative Curl Wand has a unique 28mm – 23mm tapered barrel that can create deep waves, for a beautiful beachy effect or glamorous, bouncy, big hair. Great for all hair lengths, in particular shorter hair, allowing you to curl without losing hair length. For natural, tousled curls, section the hair into 2cm wide and deep pieces. Flat wrap the hair around the barrel for a fuller curl, holding the hair in place for 5-8 seconds. Alternatively, twist wrap the hair around the barrel to a create a beachy wave effect".

Holly James
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.