after reading previous reviews about this possibly being a fake I was a little worried. I waited until the priced dropped and bit the bullet. I was able to register it on the ghd website and I am happy to report it is not a fake so far it heats up really quick and straightens in one stroke I am really glad I bought it for 80 less on amazon.
I had one of these previously for 3 years and it died so I purchased a new one. Love this brand works great
still have my ghd to this day and love it my daughter has one also. Literally only takes seconds to heat up and beeps when ready. It gets hot and I mean hot so I use a heat styling product with it. I can't tell you how many times I decided at the last minute I needed to straighten and I only had 10 15 minutes or even 5 for a real quick top layer straightening as apposed to 40 60 minutes. I was able to plug it in turn it on and within seconds it was hot and ready to go I know it's pricey but it has great bones and I love the ceramic plates on it. It really is an outstanding and superior product compared to the stuff sold at your corner pharmacy or other large nearby retailer.
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.