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GHD Mk 4 hair straightener is one of the most anticipated hair care products ever released on the market. Compared to the old Mk 3. GHD has transformed the world of hair beauty and their irons have become an addictive accessory for women everywhere.
The MK 4 is the next generation of hair styler from GHD that has an even sleeker looking design, with improved performance and new features which then makes it even better than ever. This MK4 design can straighten and style any hair.
There are currently 4 designs on the market, these can be purchased from any professional hair salon that carries the GHD brand.
GHD Mk 4 Pink Straightener. This is the must have for the season, hot-pink GHD Mk 4 Limited Edition straightener is probably the most desirable hair care product in the world at the moment. This model is slightly more expensive then the black ones, but if you do purchase you tend to get a few freebies within the box and 10.00 of the proceeds go to a cancer charity.
GHD MK - 4 Mini Straightener features advanced ceramic technology combined with a smaller, curved barrel ideal for short hair this is also ideal for men, as it creates tighter curls or movement, and straightens the hair.
GHD MK -4 Professional Straightener, has an extra sleek design, advanced performance and some ingenious new features which make it better than ever for straightening and smoothing hair or creating beautiful body, waves and curls. This is slightly more advanced then the mk 3.1 and 3.2 designs.
GHD MK - 4 Salon straightener, uses the same advanced ceramic technology as the Professional GHD 4 hairstyling iron yet features wider plates enabling you to quickly work through larger sections of hair making it ideal for thicker or heavier hair such as Afro Caribbean. The GHD4 Salon Styler is all you'll ever need to create perfect curls, movement, volume and straight hair.
Rounder barrel, it's so easy to create waves, curls and flicks that you'll never need to have the same look twice. The new rounder barrel means creating intricate hair styles can be easily done, even if you do have to style your own hair.
Sleep mode: if your GHD 4 Straightener has not been used for 30 minutes, the heaters turn off and the GHD goes to sleep.
Shiver mode: internal condensation can damage straighteners, so when the room temperature is below 8°C, your GHD Straightener will shut down to protect itself until the temperature rises again.
Unique digital technology: improved temperature control for even better styling.
Advanced ceramic heaters and smooth plates, the ultimate styling surface or the smoothest static-free sheen.
2 Year manufacturer's warranty.
Auto-adjusting voltage means you can use your iron in any country.
Audible beep lets you know the iron is hot and ready to use.
These are quite expensive, but they do come with a 2 year warranty so if you look at it like you are paying for these for two years then they are reasonable.
GHD LIMITED EDITION PINK, this comes with styling DVD, style books, straightener, GHD Iron bag and 2 years warranty and registration details. They cost 130.00 from leading salons.
GHD MINI STYLER (Mini plate) these come with box, registration details and straightener. They cost 109.00 from professional salons.
GHD PROFESSIONAL STRAIGHTENER 9Standared plate) these come with box, registration details and straightener. They cost 119.00 from professional salons.
GHD SALON STRAIGHTENER (wide plate) these come with box, registration details and straightener. They cost 119.00 from professional salons.
DAMAGED OF FAULTY GHDS
If your ghd styler had been damaged or broken within the 2 year warranty, GHD will fix them of replace them free of charge, all you need is proof of when these were purchased and if it is within the two years they will sort it.
All you need to do is send them back to ghd well wrapped up to avoid further damage, and they promise to have them back to you within ten days, or you can go back to the salon you purchased them from and they will do it on your behalf or advise you on what to do.
What happens if the 2 year warranty has expired, well you can still send them back to ghd and have them fixed for a small charge, I am not sure what this price is as it does vary depending on the problem.
The other option is go to eBay and type in GHD FAUTLY and there are a number of people that repair them on there from 12.99 per fix, all you do is send them in a jiffy bag to these people, they fix and send back to you all for 12.99. I have known people that have done that and they were more than happy they received their ghds back within 498 hours. All for 12.99 plus the cost of them sending it to the repair man.
REGISTRATION OF GHDS
When you get a new set of GHDs, I always advise that they get registered so that they can validate the 2 year warranty. This can be done at www.ghd.com of you can send off the completed registration form, which is found in the ghd box.
WHERE CAN THESE BE PURCHASED
Professional hair salons that carry the ghd brand will be able to supply you with GHD stylers, in salon you will pay the full RRP of ghd stylers and products. Although sometime you find you will receive a product or voucher as promotion. This is down to the salon some will offer promotion and some wont, I would advise you visit a few salons before you commit and get prices, because some offer betters deals e.g. freebies.
Online, you can purchase GHD stylers, you more often than not get the cheaper them leading salons, I would advise buy for reputable firms as there are a lot of fakes flying around at the minute.
EBAY there are hundreds of GHDs and products on there, I strongly advise you stay away, Because the majority are fakes from china, they look the same and style the same, but they can still be pricey and you don't get the backup no warranty ect. I have had a customer that purchased the limited edition pink styler from eBay, it had all the markings in correct places but was fake, and they broke 4 weeks later and cost her 90.00 plus 6.00 postage. She could not get them fixed, ghd didn't want to know and the guy on eBay could not fix them as components were not the same.
So be very careful, especially as these are very good copy and only professionals will be able to tell, tell tale signs are different colour plug, loop to hang straighteners up, bulky on of switch ect. Original stylers do not have this.
GHDS not only straightens hair beautifully, it also helps protect it by sealing in its natural oils as well as providing greater control to create superb flicks or curls. They are easy to handle and have many feature that can be very handy, for example the automatic shut off, I personally love this, as I am always on the run and when I get to work with the older style MK 3 I was worrying have I or haven't I turned them off, well now I don't have to worry because if I have not the they will be fine as they turn themselves off, and the house will still be standing when I get back. As curls have come back in a huge way these are fantastic, because people are not ready for a full time curl so don't want perms, so ghds are great to create curls whenever you want them.
These are very pricey but if they are looked after and maintained well they can last a very long time, it is very unusual to get a faulty part from the start, but if you do ghd are very good and replace straight away.
GHD CUSTOMER CARE
I have to admit the staff at ghd are very help full even if you call them or email a reply is with you within a few hours, so if there is anything you need to know just give them a look at. They can be contacted at www.ghd.com if you want to call them all numbers address and details can be found at the web site.
I am determined that a pair of GHDs will be mine this year! I currently have a pair of hair tools straighteners and they have done me ok but I fancy splashing out on some new ones!
mythdata 13.09.2008 20:29
Great review, Very detailed. Thanks for sharing.
burtybookworm 13.09.2008 20:15
E - I didnt think it was possible to write so much about GHD's, but saying that, I have the original ones however and I leant them to a friend when I went travelling in 2004, they blew on her but she sent them a letter as I'd only had them a year. The ones she got as a replacement are still in excellent working order today, so I completely agree with your review of them! xx