Rated 4.58 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review BEST FLAT IRON EVER!
I've had this flat iron for 6 years going on 7 and it still gives me the most sleek shiny and straight hair ever! Mine didn't come with a case but you can buy them for cheap. I like how the flat iron has an automatic sensor that shuts it off when not in use. My problem with past straighteners is that they snag my hair and sometimes give my hair a bad smell. I recall using my friends chi straightener and was not impressed at all. I had to straighten my hair multiple times just to get the smooth sleek effect I was going for. Til this day I've never found a flat iron better than my ghd classic. I have friends who use my ghd flat iron and tell me how amazing it is and ask where I got it. I know it's a bit pricey but totally worth every penny. You really do get what you pay for!!!
Most Helpful Critical Review Very disappointed :(
I've been using Chi for a decade and recently decided I was one with them because they don't last like they used to. I decided to spend extra and get a GHD hoping it would last at least a few years. Boy was I disappointed when I saw how it worked. The first time I used it I noticed I had to go over my hair more, but the worst part was after leaving for work my hair immediately turned into a puffy, frizzy mess. I decided to try it again a few days later because it was damp outside the first day (I live in FL) and was again let down. I spent 30 minutes straightening my naturally curly/wavy hair and it was ruined within an hour, as if I had used a cheap store bought flat iron. If this is how my hair will look in January, I can't even imagine how it'll look in June! I just returned it for a refund. Both of the associates at the counter were shocked and said that they both own a GHD and love it. I asked how long they've had them and they both said over 4 years. I read online that GHD used to be great, but the quality has gone down and now I know it must be true. The associates even said that the price dropped by about 50 dollars since they bought theirs, so I'm sure GHD is skimping on quality just like Chi ended up doing in the last few years. I'm hoping a new company will make a quality flat iron that is actually worth spending a couple hundred dollars on!
Reviewed by 487 customers Not Impressed
Jamiek from MI
I read reviews and based on other recommendations, I decided to purchase. I am not impressed. It does smooth my hair but it doesn't straighten my hair at all. I find myself having to go over and over with it which just kills my hair. It also doesn't have a heat setting that can be changed which I do not like at all.
Lala from Oxnard, California
Its a good product worth the price
Kms from San Ramon
This flat iron is so cheaply made and is awful. It sticks to your hair not allowing it to glide smoothly. The plates don't touch when you close it. It has no temp setting so it heats to one temp that is not hot enough to straighten in one pass so you have to go over your hair repeatedly.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!
MC from Yuba City, CA
Absolutely love it!! Wouldn't buy a different brand. Heats fast & leaves hair feeling sleek without any sleeking products. My old flat iron was a GHD & lasted me several years! So worth every penny!!
Returned Product. Expensive and not good
CE from Lemoore ca
Did not care for this straigtener. The Professional works better. Light kept blinking so I couldn't tell if it was ready to use. Did not make my hair sleek and shiny
No more snagged hair!
Cassie L. from Chesapeake, VA
This iron just glides thru my hair. I never have the issues I previously had where my hair would get snagged and pulled when I was straightening it. Worth every penny!
10 years and counting
Dina from Hawaii
I originally bought this flat iron on the GHD site and now that Ulta sells it I'm thinking about getting another one. I can't believe I'm still using the same flat iron since 2009. My only issue is that it's starting to smell like it's time to go ahead and get a new one even though mine still works like a champ. I'm still getting the same results with shiny smooth soft hair. My friends always ask to borrow it and some have even bought one themselves. Great quality and long lasting results with GHD classic.
LOVE this flat iron!
Shayka from Illinois
This is my second GHD Iron. The first I had for 5+ years & it was used every day in a salon. Eventually it stopped working, however I felt I got great use out of it. I recently purchased this GHD iron and love it just as much.
13 Years and Counting
Candace from Cleveland, OH
I bought this hair straightener 13 years ago and it still works perfectly. Great investment.
15 years and counting..
Nikki S. from Fargo, ND
I have had this flat iron for about 15 years now, and have never had a problem. By far the best I've ever tried, and I've used multiple flat irons that others have had. Nothing compares to this one! I have never had a problem, and have used it at least 4 days a week to straighten or curl my thick wavy hair! Truly the best!
Great for curly hair
KML from Charlotte
I bought this straightener 5 months ago after my chi of 7 years died on me. I have naturally really curly hair and wear my hair straight most of the time since I only wash my hair once a week. It straightens my hair quickly and eliminates frizz. This straightener may be pricey, but it's pricey for a reason!
Stops working after two years!
Natatat from Berkeley
The best flat iron there is as far as maneuverability and outcome, but always breaks after the 2 year warranty is up
Iriegal63 from IL
So disappointed as this was the first time I've purchased this brand. When light is blinking this means it's heating up. Attempted 3 times up to 30mins and still blinks. Would not completely heat.
13 Years going strong
KC from Minnesota
I bought my GHD flat iron after it was recommended by my stylist in 2006. It has never failed me. I used it daily for long curly hair for years. Im down to about three times a week now but the performance has stayed the same. Through three moves, numerous vacations, and daily trips shoved in a bag to the gym this has outlived 4 hairdryers. Highly recommend.
Better than BaByliss
Maddie from Medford, OR
Don't let the look and size of this iron fool you. It will leave you with the silkiest hair of your life and a frizz-free style that will last for days. By far my favorite flat iron! GHD does it right!
Love this Styling Iron !!!
Sherrielynn from Lumber City GA
Does not pull hair at all. easy to use
Long Lasting and Works Great
Chelsie from Portland, OR
I bought this flat iron 10 years ago and it has lasted and worked this entire time perfectly. Just in the last month it started to stop working I think cause I kind of broke the plug part sting travel. I highly recommend this flat iron heats up super fast and gets hair really straight. Only downside is no heat control.
Great flat iron. It does not damage my hair.
Runner44 from Boonville Indiana
I would buy this flat iron again.
Best Flat Iron!
GreenMountain from Lexington, KY
I was looking for a flat iron to replace my ancient Chi and decided to give GHD a try... I am so glad that I did! I was worried about it not having an adjustable temperature but it truly adjusts to what it needs to be in order to straighten your hair. I have fine hair and not only does this straighten and smooth everything in one pass, my hair doesn't get caught in it and it doesn't break off at all like it did with my Chi. My daughter has very thick hair and this wasn't one pass with her hair like it was with mine, but after two passes, it looked perfect. Another thing I was impressed with... I've had an issue with the ends of my hair flipping out (even when I flat iron them and curl them under!) With this flat iron, I just guide my hair how I want it and it stays perfectly straight or slightly curled under- no more weird flippy ends! I absolutely love this flat iron!
Worst Flat Iron I have Ever Had
HST from Alexandria, Va
I have had multiple flatirons over the years and this is by far the worst one I have ever had. The temperature doesn't adjust and it does not get hot enough for my hair. Very disappointed.
Meliann23 from KCMO
I used this straightener for 5 months before it decided to quit working on me. I wasn't loving it to begin with, but it was doing the job okay enough. I had to work with the manufacturer to get a replacement. Sending defective product to them cost me $15. I had to wait 3 weeks until I received a replacement straightener and it wasn't even the same model. They sent me a "like kind" purple straightener and it feels cheap. I understand sending something comparable, but I don't think it is okay to send a customer a less expensive version of what they paid for. (I checked the pricing online and there is a $40 difference). I won't be purchasing a ghd again.
Lynn from Port Orange, Florid
My hair stylish recommended this product. I have thick, wavy, gray hair, works perfect! No more struggles to get my hair styled the way I want.
Best Flat Iron EVER 10 years strong!
Niczabes from California
I've had this flat iron for 10+ years and it's INCREDIBLE. I have dropped, bumped, and abused this thing and it just keeps ticking! Certainly not a waste of money!!!
BEST FLAT IRON EVER.
Hannah from Ohio
I was given this the first time as a hand-me-down (the older version of this flat iron) from my mom when my flat iron broke and she had an extra. I was 16, and it lasted me until I was 23 (after her having used it first) and survived many drops and bumps. Then I finally dropped it when I was trying to stuff it in my bag as I was walking down the stairs in a hurry and it fell down half the staircase. *tear*
Then I bought multiple flat irons trying to find something new, tried 3 different of the "best brands" of flat irons. None of them worked quite as well and 2 years ago I saw that this was still on the market (it heats up faster now, but otherwise it's the same) and bought another one and it's still by far my favorite flat iron I've ever had. It gets so hot, heats up in less than 20 seconds, and makes my hair so smooth and shiny. I can straighten my THICK hair in less than 20 minutes. Love!
best money investment, ever
june from Minnesota
I got my GHD in 6th grade because my cousin (hair stylist) convinced my mom that this was a good one to use that wouldn't completely damage my natural curls. I'm not a sophomore in college and I still have that same straightener. I use it almost every day and it is still going strong after almost 8 years of use. Definitely worth the money because it will stay with you forever and save you the money in the long run from having to replace your other straighteners multiple times!