2ghd Gold Styler

ghd Gold Styler

 VerifiedMPN:435
2ghd Gold Styler
3.7

430 reviews

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67% · 286105 · 24%

Hair Length Short, Medium and Long
Hair Style Straight, Wavy and Curly
Straightening Time 20 minutes
Build Quality
3.5
Value for Money
3.1
Ease of Use
3.8
Hair Care
3.9
Easy to use and transport
Ultra quick to heat up
Efficient at styling hair
Not as long-lasting as expected

This product was previously sold as the ghd V Gold Styler.

Reviews

430 reviews
bel
bel2 posts
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Terrible product

I received my GHD gold on 25/09/2023. I contacted them to request a return label and address (as per the instructions on their website) on 05/10/2023 (7 days ago) but am yet to receive a response.

The plates have about 2mm of contact at one end (see photo) meaning they catch and break hair at this point, or pull it out altogether.

The hinge is loose (see photo) so the plates slide from side to side.

They leave my hair frizzy and coarse, and do not create a style that lasts despite other straighteners being able to do so.

The overall quality of the product is shocking compared to my previous pair, they feel so cheap and flimsy unlike the older GHDs, if I hadn’t bought them from the official site I would assume they are fake. Show details

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Alexa K.
Alexa K.
 

broke after 6 weeks

I purchased from the offical website, after about 6 weeks (<4 uses) the device just flashed and stopped working. I returned the device but the company will not respond to me or refund me, they are pretty much ghosting me. I purchased from the offical retailer to avoid this type of thing, I'm not $300+ out of pocket. Show details
Upset customer
Upset customer
 

Terrible customer service

Had GHD gold since January
We’re replaced eventually and same problem with new ones within 2 weeks.
Customer service awful seemingly systems down (have been for 2 months) according to reviews. Now phones are down won’t take calls. I have requested a refund and no one seemingly can help. They have my straighteners and they are well within warranty. It’s shocking service.
Will never buy any GHD products again
Deedee27
Deedee27
 

I cannot use these straighteners

These straighteners do not work on my hair . I spoke to my hairdresser about these , and in his opinion and from his experience using them in clients home , they are not good straighteners. They do not glide through hair , as yiu would expect GhD products to do . Ge said his old ghd originals that he uses on my hair in the salon , are far superior . I would not recommend these to a friend. Show details
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Bek Poss
Bek Poss
 

Do not buy! One star is generous

I finally decided to treat myself to what I thought was a good hair straightener. Well the first one I purchased got the red ring of death within warranty and GHD did replace it. The replacement had the same issue and died within a year. GHD replaced that too but with that one lasted only a few weeks! So now I've had 3 in 2 years which have all died and GHD are not responding. There is obviously a known problem with this product so do not waste your money. I'm now back to using my 10 year old Remington which barely grips my fine hair but at least it works! Terrible that they can continue to sell this piece of rubbish.
Beverley B.
Beverley B.
 

Dreadful bleeping and service appalling

I bought this a 3 weeks before Christmas to ensure my hair would look good for Christmas and New Year events. It never stopped bleeping! I asked questions with the service team and followed advice. Nothing stops it. So I asked to return it. Service team contacted me twice over the following month to say they would forward the return slip. I have reminded them 4 times more but no return slip. I won’t be replacing but refunding. I’m over it. Show details
Shelby
ShelbySydney, NSW5 posts
 

Stopped working after 1.5 years

Purchased this in 2020 as an upgrade for my older model GHD. It worked perfectly for a year and a half and then one day when I turned it on it got the red light of death. I will claim the warranty but it’s just very frustrating.

The old GHD I had was still in a drawer in my bathroom so I pulled it out and that one still works a dream. It’s clear that the newer models just arent as well made as they used to be. Which is a shame because they’re almost double the price! Show details

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Ma hee
Ma heeSydney, NSW4 posts
 

Faulty item !! not happy. GHD platinum won’t heat. Started to flash a red light, GHD Asked me to pay for a replacement

Not happy, not good customer service, asking me to pay when item was faulty. I will never trust GHD again. Very poor customer service, won’t reply to my message when asked for replacement Show details
Kelly R
Kelly RDarling Downs, QLD6 posts
 

Great straightener, does a good job but is it worth the price ?

Straightens hair quickly, leaves hair shiny & relatively damage free but item is extremely overpriced & I have noticed that the clasping mechanism is already somewhat out of alignment (which probably shouldn’t be happening after month 2 of such an expensive product). Side note: I straighten my hair in 3 layers so it’s not caused from trying to straighten too much hair in one go.  Show details
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Claire D.
Claire D.Western Australia8 posts
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Amazing

Love my GHD.
I've had it for a few years now and you definitely get what you pay for
Yes, they're a bit pricier but definitely worth it.
I wouldn't use anything else on my hair.
Can use it for straightening and curling and heats up fast! Show details
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Pia
PiaGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC7 posts
 

Amazing quality and results

Heats up in no time which saves me time getting ready for work, it’s easy to use and straightens frizzy hair in just one quick effortless pass. Absolutely love my gif styler Show details
Andrea
AndreaPerth, WA
 

Died out of the blue after 1 year!!

While the product styled my hair well, it has just gone a year old and has died completely out of the blue. My original 15 year old GHD is still going, but I've had 4 "limited edition" and gold stylers since - all that have only lasted between 1-2 years each, yet I have persisted in buying their products. This time there was no sparking, noise or glitching like some of the others had near their death - it just no longer switches on at all. I have been a loyal GHD customer for years, but am now making the switch to Cloud Nine. Sick of wasting my money on poor products, and the customer service from GHD has been terrible over the years. Show details
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Sara80
Sara80Sydney, NSW8 posts
 

Worst straightener for $300

I bought this straightener a couples years ago because of the ghd brand but it’s definitely not what I paid for and expected. I had a silver bullet before this and that use to straighten my hair this just leaves my hair in straightened and wavy. In half hour time my hair is the same before I started. Show details
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lilymck
lilymckNorth Queensland, QLD4 posts
 

Not good at all!

I have to go over and over my hair and it still doesn’t straighten properly and my hair isn’t overly thick or unruly. I am back using my cloud nine which is ten years old and does a better job! How do I get a refund? I thought GHD was supposed to be really good?  Show details
Milli
Milli
 
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Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about ghd Gold Styler

What does a flashing red light mean for my ghd Hair Straightener?

If your ghd Straightener has a blinking red light indicator, it indicates that the heat plates are not able to reach or maintain its temperature. If the plates are cold to the touch, you may need to warm them up with your hands. If this doesn’t solve the issue, this may indicate a deeper hardware fault; contact ghd for assistance.

What are the main differences between ghd Hair Straightener models?

The main differences between ghd Straightener models are the choices of unit & heat plate size (ranging from “small” to “large”), included accessories, and colours. In addition, Platinum models have a tri-zone heat sensor to more granular temperature control.

Latest Consumer Questions

Jasmine n.
Jasmine n.

What does it mean when my straighteners are beeping with a red light

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

My ghd are in a lock mode?

Ma hee
Ma hee  

I no longer use GHD products as mine was faculty and they didn’t replace it .

Lego
Lego

My ghd golds are flashing red Everytime I turn them on and make a buzzing noise what’s wrong with them?

Ma hee
Ma hee  

Mine did the same. GHD told me to buy a new straightener refused to replace it. Not happy. No more GHD for me

Neelu
Neelu  

Totally agree with you. I bought mine one last year. Up till now they have changed mice 5 times but refusing to return my money.

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Details

Features:

As one of the most premium ghd straighteners on the market, the $295 Gold Styler has a lot to live up to.

Many people who use hair straighteners are loyal to the ghd name (which, fun fact, stands for Good Hair Day). They've also come to expect quality from one of the earliest designers of premium high-end hair straighteners. Luckily for most, the ghd Gold Styler doesn’t disappoint.

  • Two heat sensors are built into each heating plate to maintain the set temperature of 185°C.
  • A rounded barrel is designed to help create natural waves and curls as well as straighten hair.
  • The styler has a heat-resistant plate guard protects plates from damage when the straightener isn't in use.
  • It has automatic sleep mode that turns the straightener off after 30 minutes of inactivity.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers liked the lightweight and ergonomic design of the straightener, saying that these features made it easy to use and transport.
  • They also loved the ultra quick heat-up time that let them start styling with almost no wait.
  • Reviewers found that the straightener was efficient and effective at styling hair, with many reviewers saying that they could create their desired look in under 5 minutes.

A point of pain:

  • Some reviewers noted that their ghd Gold Style stopped working altogether (or just didn’t work as effectively) after just 1 or 2 years of use.
CategoryHair Straighteners
Price (RRP) $320
FeaturesAuto Shut-off and Universal Voltage
Plate TypeDual Floating
Plate MaterialCeramic
Max Temperature185 °C
Number of Heat Settings1
Cord Length2.7 m
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Colour / FinishBlack
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: 435

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