Whether you are ready to purchase your first GHD straightener or a gift for someone, the ghd Original IV Styler comes highly recommended. We rate it as one of our best hair straighteners you can buy in terms of affordability, reliability and performance. At HairHQ we have been selling the ghd Original IV Styler since 2013 and based on the number we have sold yours should last many years. Not only will this flat iron leave you with super sleek and straight hair, but it's ready to use in 30 seconds, and it's nice and compact for when you travel.
Like all ghd Stylers there is only one heat setting on the ghd Original IV Straightener, 185ºC, which is the perfect temperature for all your hair styling needs, not too hot, helping to prevent heat damage while not compromising the required results.
The ceramic heat technology and floating ceramic plates are suitable for all hair types and lengths. Both this feature and the rounded barrel mean snag-free styling. GHD's Original IV hair straightener is great for straightening hair with simple strokes. While the plates aren’t quite as big as the ones on some of the newer models, they are easily big enough for straightening, as well as creating curls, waves and flicks. The swivel-cord also makes creating curls and styling especially easy.
Though the GHD Original IV Styler is not as fancy as the ghd Gold Styler, it does still look the part with its classic design. It boasts a matte black finish and has a rounded barrel for ease of styling and it has gold plates so that you can differentiate between the plates and the straightener's body with ease. The design is iconic as it was the first ghd Straightener ever made.
The more expensive GHD Gold Styler not only has a sleeker design but will leave your hair looking more naturally straight and glossy than the GHD Original IV. However, the ghd Original IV Straightener is a great buy, it is really worth the money, especially if you are on a budget. It ticks all the boxes and it also comes with a two year ghd guarantee.