I had read several reviews saying that the ghd stylers were fakes. But I chose to purchase one direct from amazon.com not one of the 3rd parties and it is authentic. I just got done registering it on ghd's website and everything went through just fine. I am also in love with this styler it heats up in just a few seconds and it smoothes my hair with ease I would recommend this flat iron to anyone
I read lots of different reviews about these straighteners and a lot said these aren't genuine. They are definitely ghds just professional ones which means they are lighter. They are exactly the same ones at my hair dressers. I'm happy.