GHD has been one of the biggest names in home hair-styling tech since its launch in 2001. Its products make amazing gifts for everyone who has hair long enough to style, and its straightening irons have been the go-to product for many girls - and boys - for straightening, smoothing and even curling ever since. GHDs are among the best straighteners you can buy, so buy them you should - especially while they're on offer, as cheap they are not.

Buying direct from GHD is not always the cheapest place to find your GHDs, though it is currently running a January sale with up to 20% off selected products, including accessories.

Which GHDs should I buy?

GHD sells a range of products, particularly when it comes to stylers (straighteners), so knowing which is best for you can be tricky.

  GHD Original IV Styler GHD Mini Styler GHD Max Styler GHD Gold Styler GHD Platinum+ Styler
Product type Pro styler Pro styler Professional styler Pro styler with dual-zone tech Pro styler with ultra-zone & predictive tech
Suitable for All hair types Short hair Long hair All hair types, frequent styling All hair types
Heating tech Ceramic (1 sensor) Ceramic (1 sensor) Ceramic (1 sensor) Dual-zone (2 new-gen sensors) Ultra-zone, predictive (2x Infinity sensors)
Max temp 185º 185º 185º 185º 185º
Styling speed *** **** **** **** *****
Plate width 1in 0.5in 2in 1in 1in
Auto shut-off Y Y Y Y Y
Universal voltage Y Y Y Y Y
Protective plate guard N Y Y Y Y
Wishbone hinge N N N N Y
Cable 2.7m 2.7m 2.7m 2.7m 2.7m
Warranty 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 3 years