It’s been a while since I’ve used ghd hair stylers – I remember investing in my first pair 6 years ago and they were just the best hair straighteners I had ever used. As the years went by I tested more and more pairs (you should see the size of my hair tools box, I love electricals!) and now, long after my beloved black ghds retired…ta-da! A new swish pair!
ghds come out with lots of different designs and colours – there are some real fans out there! The Arctic Gold collection looks good for winter – it’s a limited edition soft silvery gold shimmery colour which is elegant so not one you’re going to get tired of quickly. There are a number of sets to choose from depending on how many things you want to give to your beloved (if gifting) (I’ve never tried a ghd curling tong, now I want to!).
I have the ghd V Styler gift set which is the styler, a pouch and a luxury box. It also comes with a protective plate guard.
The reason why these are called stylers now and not just straighteners is because you can do all sorts with them! Like curl (it’s actually not a skill I have mastered yet, curling with this kind of tong, but I need to because some people make it look so effortless).
You get this pouch with it to keep it safe:
I didn’t realise that you could roll out the case and it becomes a hear resistant mat! amazing! Perfect for travel and not burning hotel tables.
The actual styler is lovely – not too heavy and the plates are smooth and go through the hair without snagging. The Arctic Gold is a pale pale old with pearl, they look so different to the original black ones I used to have. Actually my old pair were not smooth on the top and bottom and this is which makes is much easier to do curling and styles with!
There’s the indicator button here. I was impressed by how quickly this switched on and heated up to use. It does get hot quickly so of course be careful where you put it after use.
I used this for straightening out kinks, which is easy peasy and curling was not bad considering how bad I am at it. It saves me having to grab another curling tong.