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REVIEW | ghd Platinum Styler

I'm a big fan of ghd- I currently own 3 of their stylers and 2 ghd air hair dryers and wouldn't give them up for anything! So when they recently launched their exciting new Platinum Styler which has received lots of praise from press and customers, I felt compelled to give it a go myself. 

The white Platinum Styler looks super sleek and elegant; I love the glossy finish and the black coloured plates. Some features of the original ghd stylers remain the same for the new Platinum Styler, for example: the automatic shut off (lifesaver!), the super sleek plates, and swivel cord. But the important question, is...

How is the Platinum Styler different to the original ghd Stylers? (Pros) 

I've been using the new styler to straighten my hair, and in my opinion are the best straighteners I've used to date. These are also much better than the original ghds.

Light and easy to hold- The delicate design of the styler makes straightening your hair a pleasure, as it's very gentle and not at all bulky.

Even glossier plates- These make the stylers literally glide through the hair. There was reduced snagging with the original ghd stylers and there's none whatsoever with the Platinum. The glossy plates also leave my hair feeling really smooth all day.

Wishbone hinge- A very fascinating feature of the Platinum, allowing you more control of the plates as you don't have to style your hair with pressure (something I'm guilty of!). If you're used to the original ghds, you may have to get used to the Platinum at first as you don't have to work so hard to style your hair. It's much lighter to use, making it brilliant for both straightening and curling your hair.

The wishbone hinge also ensures that your hair won't caught in the hinges. Admittedly, I always get my hair caught in the hinges of straighteners, but it's funny because I only realised how often it occurred/annoyed me until now. ghd are very, very clever to have addressed this problem!

Tri-Zone Heat Technology- Heat is equally distributed throughout the plates, allowing kinder and consistent styling. This ensures less hair breakage and is apparently helps a lot with coloured hair. Also, my hair was fully straightened from messy/curly hair in less than 8 minutes- which is very quick in my experience! I've also found that I don't have to re-straighten my hair the next day.

On/off press button- rather than a switch (I'm not sure why, but I prefer this).

Left: Before styling (Towel dried hair). Right: Straightened using the Platinum Styler. 


I tried so hard to find something negative to say about the Platinum but it was so difficult because it's such a brilliant styler, but I guess there is one little thing. The Platinum Styler is not available with wide plates, which is a shame because ghd's Gold Max Stylers are very popular- especially amongst those with frizzy hair. Hopefully this is something ghd might work on. 

Is it worth £165? 

Definitely. I know from personal experience that ghds are a very, very good investment. As well as the new Platinum, I currently own 3 of their Stylers (Katy Perry, Red Gloss IV, and Gold Max) and 3 ghd airs. They all still work perfectly fine and are regularly used by myself and my sisters almost everyday. 

I'm glad I've discovered something that's life-changing in a way (yes- constantly smooth hair and not having to re-style it the next day is life-changing for me haha!)

If you're a big fan of ghd but are looking for something a little more premium, I'd definitely recommend going for the Platinum Styler. If you've tried it, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

The ghd Platinum Styler is priced at £165 and can be purchased at 

ghd Pop-up Air Boutique!

ghd Pop-up Air Boutique- taken from ghd's Facebook page
Yesterday I had a blow-dry at ghd's newly launched Pop-up Air Boutique, and I absolutely loved the experience!

My hair was blow-dried and styled by Jo- the education manager at ghd who was absolutely lovely, and most definitely the best and most friendliest stylist I have ever met! I asked for my hair to be waved towards the ends, and Jo very kindly took a picture of the back of my hair with my phone. I was gutted when I had to tie it up for bed that night!


ghd Red Gloss IV Styler!

ghd has recently launched their Gloss Styler range, limited edition stylers that are glossier than ever before!

My hair is long so it usually takes me ages (meaning half an hour) to straighten it with an ordinary straightener but with ghd's, it takes less than 10 minutes!
The stylers are available in a glossy red, and a glossy black colour and they retail at £99 each. The question I'm most asked regarding ghd's- whether they be from Bags of Beauty readers, to friends and family- is whether ghd's are actually worth the hefty price tag.

I'd say they definitely are because ghd products always have the consumer in mind; it's so annoying when you have to style your hair without being bound to the nearest electrical socket, so it's great that ghd stylers have a long swivel cord meaning that you can style your hair freely without that stiff feeling where the straighteners refuse to twist and turn when plugged in.

Plus- it's very easy for a girl to leave her straighteners on when rushing out of the house, so it's a great thing that the ghd styler automatically turns off when idle for 30 minutes, so if you've rushed out of the house and you're worried that you may have left your straightener's on (I'm pretty sure every female has experienced this!), then you needn't have a mini panic attack by using a ghd styler.

Also, when you purchase a ghd styler you are entitled to a two-year free manufacturer's guarantee, so if your styler stops working, you're in safe hands!
However, it's a little annoying that ghd regularly launches limited edition stylers that are always beautifully designed, because it'll cost a fortune to buy every single one of them! :(

The ghd Red Gloss IV Styler comes on its own- i.e. without a mini clutch-type pouch for the styler, which would've made a brilliant addition to the product as I can imagine the styler becoming scratched due to its high-gloss finish. This doesn't affect my highly positive opinion of the styler though, and I'd recommend it to anyone- especcially if you're a fan of all things neat and shiny!

What do you think of the ghd Red Gloss IV Styler? Are you tempted to get one for yourselves?


Bags of Beauty Blog: ghd Limited Edition Scarlet Set

As you may have already guessed with a couple of our previous posts, we LOVE Katy Perry! So we were thrilled that she was the face of the new ghd limited edition Scarlet Collection.

The first thing that left us with our mouths open was the pretty design of the styler; it has scarlet plates that are so smooth and the overall design is so sleek that it strangely makes styling your hair a lot more fun (even if your hair may be untamable).

I used to have really annoying frizzy hair that I tended to neglect because no hair products or stylists could treat. I have curly hair that can get frizzy when its been damaged by the winter or the sun, and these ghd's still managed to straighten my hair professionally even when it was 'frizzily damaged'- amazing- I couldn't believe my eyes! I will put some pictures up when my camera if fixed!

Why use ghd? 
- Incredible fast heat-up- 2 seconds literally!
- A lovely musical sound when they're turned on!
- Super smooth plates leaving your hair smooth and shiny
- A heat resistant mat which also forms a lovely clutch-type bag to keep your styler in
- The contoured edges of the plates make straightening your hair a lot easier as it tends not to grab or pull your hair like other stylers do.
- Styled hair lasts longer with ghd.

Also, all ghd products come with a 2 year Guarantee so don't be afraid to use your styler as if you have any problems, you can contact ghd and have it replaced if it stops working. I wish I still had the guarantee on my camera, so it would be fixed quickly so I can show you some pictures! I haven't experienced any problems yet, but I hope I don't!

The ghd Scarlet styler set retails at £129 and can be purchased at some salons and

Have you tried ghd? Pop your comments below!