I purchased this ghd styler as a gift for my wife replacing a pretty generic model. She has been extremely pleased with the results. The styler heats up in just a few seconds beeps to let you know it's ready. It has worked very well for her long thick hair. The other great feature of this styler is its automatic shut off. There were numerous times when she'd forget to turn off her old styler but with this ghd there's never a worry since it turns itself off. She's had nothing negative to say about the styler is pleased with its handling durability.
A replacement as loved the first ghd straightener I bought.