foremost rest assured that if you purchase this item directly through amazon it is guaranteed authentic. If you purchase from a third party here there is no such guarantee. Before ordering this item I read the reviews and saw that many folks who purchased through the third party option ended up with counterfeit versions. And if this has happened to you please notify amazon immediately ... They will resolve the issue and the third party vendor will lose the right to sell at amazon. They take this very seriously. As for the product itself it does not get any better. It's just that simple. For years I have used the t3 line. I love their appliances and have never had a single complaint. But this ghd is even more outstanding.the straightener heats quickly and evenly. When hair is done in appropriately smaller sections this is a one pass system. It took me less time to straighten my hair with this ghd than with my t3 since my t3 often needs some quick touch ups .the swivel cord is a luxury that every straightener should have. In my opinion it's actually a safety feature rather than a convenience .my only tiny quibble is the fact that it does not come with a travel case. I had this small hope that it would be under the straightener so I took apart the box ... But no. My t3 came with a heat resistant travel case. I have taken it on every trip ... And never once had a problem. Here I am not sure that I'm willing to just toss it in my bag and hope nothing happens. Man and this straightener was sooo close to perfect if healthy hair is your priority choose this over any low end unevenly heated bare metal straightener. Yes it is expensive but when considering the health of your hair it is entirely worth it.by all means this is a superior product.
I just retired my 6 year old chi and initially got a chi replacement but it just did not feel like my old chi. I knew then that I had to look for that perfect flat iron that I've been used to. Well I found it with this ghd classic styler. It heats up fast and takes just one quick swipe to straighten my curly hair. It is an amazing iron without any unnecessary frills. Flat iron does damage the hair so keeping it to a minimum is the best thing to do and don't think that paying extra for temp. Adjustment and other frills will somehow be less damaging. Stick to this basic one and you will be so happy also I did buy this iron from amazon itself and was able to register it without any problems.
A replacement as loved the first ghd straightener I bought.