Coming in at a close second, the CHI G2 Ceramic and Titanium Flat Iron is our second editor’s choice as the best hair straightener on the market today – featuring fool-proof and color-coded temperatures for easy straightening or who just wants to protect their luscious locks. We also love the digital display that is featured on the CHI G2 model along with its combination ceramic and titanium design for optimal shine!


I tried to break everything up on the chart by category so it’s easier to narrow things down, but you have to keep in mind there is a ton of overlap in styling tools. You can have large ceramic tourmaline and small titanium steam as well as just about a thousand other options. The point is, although my table is here for those of you who already have an idea of what you want, there is a small chance you might end up looking at something with a few extra bells and whistles because there is so much overlap. If you’re not sure what different kinds of irons there are, head over to my buying guide so you can get that all sorted out before you start reading the reviews.
Short hair for fashionable men was a product of the Neoclassical movement. Classically inspired male hair styles included the Bedford Crop, arguably the precursor of most plain modern male styles, which was invented by the radical politician Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford as a protest against a tax on hair powder; he encouraged his frends to adopt it by betting them they would not. Another influential style (or group of styles) was named by the French "à la Titus" after Titus Junius Brutus (not in fact the Roman Emperor Titus as often assumed), with hair short and layered but somewhat piled up on the crown, often with restrained quiffs or locks hanging down; variants are familiar from the hair of both Napoleon and George IV of England. The style was supposed to have been introduced by the actor François-Joseph Talma, who upstaged his wigged co-actors when appearing in productions of works such as Voltaire's Brutus (about Lucius Junius Brutus, who orders the execution of his son Titus). In 1799, a Parisian fashion magazine reported that even bald men were adopting Titus wigs,[18] and the style was also worn by women, the Journal de Paris reporting in 1802 that "more than half of elegant women were wearing their hair or wig à la Titus."[19]

so let me clear up some of the mixed reviews. When you click on the link to this straightener the ghd classic styler the item is sold by different sellers. So someone who buys today may not buy from the same place that had the straightener yesterday. Which explains why some have received fakes. Click on the seller read the reviews about them do your research.however with that being said I purchased mine from salon logistix my ghd was authentic and I was able register it with the ghd site. I straightened my hair 30 minutes ago with it and am so happy with my purchase. I have natural caucasian hair but my waves are deep and usually take a couple passes to go away. This straightener ironed them out in about 2 passes. It heats up in seconds makes little beeps when turned on and hot and never snagged my hair huge problem with my chi . I would definitely recommend this straightener I previously paid 250 for a t3 mane tamer this ghd does just as well and for less than half the price
I initially thought this was a copy but it seems to be 100 original. Strangely it does not come with the box or the dvd but otherwise matches the descriptions from others. A quick run through you tube and you can see all of the different styling options easily enough anyway. Have had this for quite a few months now and it still works good as new.
I was worried that because ghd's are so powerful they would make my hair like straw but they have made my hair feel like I have been to the hairdresses everytime I straighten it I am very pleased with them as it has they are so quick and easy to use and heat up in no time. I would suggest them to anyone
I was a little weary about buying this because of all the bad reviews about it being counterfeit. I also know that a lot of people have posted about this already but I received my product and was able to register it on ghd website and that it is real.awesome deal highly recommended
The best flat iron there is.. Doesn't damage your hair as much because you only need to pass it once or twice through your hair... I bought this years ago and still works..
Absolute best flat iron on the market they last for years so it's totally worth the investment

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 purchased these ghd straightners a few days ago and have been overly impressed with them. They are so far deinately the best pair of straightners I have ever purchased. My main concern was that they wouldnt be genuine but the ghd website said amazon was an approved seller and since haveing the straightners I have been able to register them so they must be genuine. I would definately recommend the straightners
After I wore out the brushes on the first two, I was looking for another brand that might have a better, longer lasting brush. I found the Hot Revolver by Martino Cartier. This was a very poor product and extremely overpriced. The brush would not glide through my hair and it was worthless for smoothing. The brush started to "click" and would no longer spin while in my hair. Terrible product.
With a maximum temperature of 450° F, the BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium Straightening Iron can really pack a punch despite its otherwise small frame. One thing to note though: these heat settings are not pre-set like the CHI G2 hair straightener we also reviewed, and you will need to play around with them to find the right temperature for your hair. This shouldn’t be a problem if you have a Saturday afternoon or two to kill, but may not be ideal for users that are looking for a flat iron with pre-recorded settings.
heats up within seconds great and easy use doesn't dry out hair. Leaves the hair shiny and perfect to style the way you want it
great price on this straightener. I was able to register this on ghd site online with no problem. Heats up lightning fast.
My first ghd styler. I was super skeptical about the purchase considering the 50 difference on their website. I was able to register it so I'm thrilled to say it's the real deal though I haven't tried it in my hair yet I know what to expect...
Nbsp in the attached video I explain how to register your flat iron and check for authenticity that you are actually receiving an actual ghd product. I was quite surprised to see so many negative reviews stating that they received a fake product. Many went on to talk about holes on the cord and the prong and where it is made but actually those are old posts on the internet and the only sure way is by going to ghd website and registering your product. Even at the ghd website some of the illustrations were out of date which I point out in the video. By entering the halogram sticker unique code and date code of your product you will be emailed to let you know if your product is genuine.now let me discuss about the benefits of the flat iron itself. I have tried numerous brands of flat irons. From hot tools fhi chi hai chameleon to sedu. This is my first ghd brand and I am happy I got to try it out. The ghd classic 1 inch styler uses ceramic plate technology which helps reduce breakage and damage to the hair because the ceramic can glide through your hair without pulling it. It also maintains an even temperature throughout the plates with no cold spots which means less passing on the hair.the ghd has actual ceramic plates and not aluminum plates that are ceramic coated which in time will wear off chip and peel. Ceramic produces negative ions. Dry or damaged hair has positive ions. When you use the ghd ceramic flat iron you are applying negative to positive so you counteracting and balancing the condition of your hair. The negative ions will make your hair smoother silkier and shiny.however what is missing tourmaline. Tourmaline also emits negative but has far infrared heat. It can get rid of odors and pollutants. When tourmaline is heated it can produce more negative ions than plain ceramic plates. This means means far more less damage by locking in your hairs own moisture and minimizing frizz static electricity and flyaways. That is why I give this flat iron four stars instead of five. I prefer a flat iron that has both ceramic and tourmaline technology like the sedu pro ionic ceramic tourmaline flat iron. Not that this flat iron is a bad choice but my sedu is my all time favorite and rated 5 stars and more.
I'm not usually extremely enthusiastic about appliances... Or whatever you would call this. But I love this straightener. My grandma originally bought it for me. I took it to australia and it fried and burnt out I should've known better . So I bought another one. Great for straightening my hair doesn't feel too dry and also great for curling if you just twist it around as you go down your hair.
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.
Had no problems registering. This is my second ghd styler. My first one is almost 10 years old and still works great. Had to buy a second when my daughter took my first one to college with her. These used to be super pricey back in the day but are very affordable now. Hope they are as durable and well made. Looks almost identical to my old one.

love the new silicone cover fir the hot iron. Makes it easy to use in the gym pre work and shove straight in bag without worry.new curved barrel makes for easy curls. Best irons i’ve tried.

with all the reviews I was concerned about getting a fake. I just received my flat iron and went to the ghd site. I registered the flat iron with no problem and I also verified the link of this seller with the ghd url validator ... . It came back as this is a valid site. Approved united kingdom seller. Be aware that an adaptor may be required for use outside of united kingdom. The one I got does not need an adapter for the us. Hope this helps
amazing styler curls my stubborn hair perfectly
Count on Kristin Ess to bless us with high-performance hair tools that are super affordable and good lookin', too. Crafted from two titanium plates to deliver heat fast and evenly, Ess's flatiron reaches temperatures up to 440 degrees, has shine-boosting technology, and shuts off automatically. So you can forget ever having to wonder if your flatiron is still on after you've left the house.
Absolutely amazing I had a chi before this styling iron and was nervous about switching brands but I love this straightener. Heats up fast works well and leaves my hair feeling so smooth. Definitely recommend
I had gone for years using mediocre flat irons not wanting to bite the bullet and just buy the expensive type. But man am I glad I finally did I've had this ghd for years now and it's never failed me. It heat up in seconds and doesn't fry your hair like other irons can. Would highly recommend spending a little bit more for a stellar product.
From the 16th to the 19th century, European women's hair became more visible while their hair coverings grew smaller, with both becoming more elaborate, and with hairstyles beginning to include ornamentation such as flowers, ostrich plumes, ropes of pearls, jewels, ribbons and small crafted objects such as replicas of ships and windmills.[14][21] Bound hair was felt to be symbolic of propriety: loosening one's hair was considered immodest and sexual, and sometimes was felt to have supernatural connotations.[22] Red hair was popular, particularly in England during the reign of the red-haired Elizabeth I, and women and aristocratic men used borax, saltpeter, saffron and sulfur powder to dye their hair red, making themselves nauseated and giving themselves headaches and nosebleeds.[12][23] During this period in Spain and Latin cultures, women wore lace mantillas, often worn over a high comb,[14][24] and in Buenos Aires, there developed a fashion for extremely large tortoise-shell hair combs called peinetón, which could measure up to three feet in height and width, and which are said by historians to have reflected the growing influence of France, rather than Spain, upon Argentinians.[25]
If you’ve ever used a CHI hair straightener before, then you’re probably pretty well acquainted with the turn dial temperature control of models’ past. While this dial design made it easy to switch on your hair straightener each morning (even before you have had your morning coffee!), it also made it all too easy to accidentally change the temperature during use.
7 21 14 I purchased this flat iron on may 25 2013. I've used this product every day since then with no issues. Also the styler is not a fake and I was able to register it on ghd's website with no problem. I only buy products that are ship and sold from amazon.com only maybe that is why so many people have received fakes I'm not sure. I have course thick hair and this flat iron has been wonderful. The plates are hot but doesn't damage my hair or the ends. I would recommend this flat iron.
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From the time of the Roman Empire[citation needed] until the Middle Ages, most women grew their hair as long as it would naturally grow. It was normally little styled by cutting, as women's hair was tied up on the head and covered on most occasions when outside the home with a snood, kerchief or veil; for an adult woman to wear uncovered and loose hair in the street was often restricted to prostitutes. Braiding and tying the hair was common. In the 16th century, women began to wear their hair in extremely ornate styles, often decorated with pearls, precious stones, ribbons and veils. Women used a technique called "lacing" or "taping," in which cords or ribbons were used to bind the hair around their heads.[14] During this period, most of the hair was braided and hidden under wimples, veils or couvrechefs. In the later half of the 15th century and on into the 16th century a very high hairline on the forehead was considered attractive, and wealthy women frequently plucked out hair at their temples and the napes of their necks, or used depilatory cream to remove it, if it would otherwise be visible at the edges of their hair coverings.[15] Working-class women in this period wore their hair in simple styles.[14]
If you have really short hair, you’re better off with a narrow plate, around half an inch in size. If you want to curl your hair, smaller plates are also ideal. For those with longer, thicker tresses, you need wider plates, around 1 1/2 inches, to ensure that you cover more area on each pass. This decreases the amount of passes you need to make, preventing more damage done to your hair.
I purchased these ghd straightners a few days ago and have been overly impressed with them. They are so far deinately the best pair of straightners I have ever purchased. My main concern was that they wouldnt be genuine but the ghd website said amazon was an approved seller and since haveing the straightners I have been able to register them so they must be genuine. I would definately recommend the straightners
holy crap this hair straighter is awesome heats up hella quick and does an amazing job I have super thick long hair and it works wonders I had no problem registering it with ghd. It is hands down the most impressive straighter I have ever used. I don't think its possible to love a hair product more than I love this thing.

Just like the other reviewer I am not surprised to see a bad review about ghd. A lot of the ghd irons sold on this website and others are fake reproductions sold as the real thing and even if they were real such as the ones sold on ... The warrantee is not valid because they are not authorized distributors. Luckily for us we can now purchase the ghd styler directly from its official website I guess they finally realized there are too many fake ghd out in the market so stop wasting your money on these fake ghd imitations and get the real deal. Ghd is the best flat iron out there. It is used by the 'real' professionals everywhere in the world not these fake a corner store salons. Even when I traveled to europe most high end salons I visited used ghd. Plus ghd has dual voltage in other words you can take it around the world no problema. By the way if your hair is breaking perhaps you should reconsider how often you flat iron your hair and the types of products that you use. I personally only flat iron it once maybe twice a week 1st upon washing my hair and later on in the week as a touch up .these tools are not meant for everyday use just like with anything else in life too much of a good thing can turn out not to be so good in the end...or something like that... The point is you need to take better care of your hair. I personally like to use the biolage brand. You can also get a good deep conditioner such as baba de caracol or alter ego garlic dominican italian deep conditioners respectively and a good blowdryer such as turbo. I also like chi but they break within 6 12 months so don't waste your money there. To style your hair use chi infusion or moroccan oil 9it's a dry oil not actually oily and there you have it instead of styling your hair everyday wrap it at night and it will be as good as new the next day. Now go to ... To get the real deal. Do not settle for anything less... Ghd is the realest well you get the point
I've always wanted ghd's but never really had the budget for it so decided this birthday 24 after moving to the states and throwing my 30 pair in the bin I would treat myself. Best decision ever great irons and using them so much more than my old ones as they are so quick and easy. My hair is very thick so it used to take ages to style with my old irons. So much easier now
If you lived through this particular time in our world history, then you probably remember the super straight hairstyles that we all sported a time or two (bonus points if you took a photo of yourself like this in your bathroom mirror using a digital camera!). For reasons we may never know for certain, sharp and straight hair was the hairstyle of choice back in the early 2000’s giving the good old hair straightener somewhat of a bad reputation.
amazing styler curls my stubborn hair perfectly
I have NEVER, I repeat, NEVER been able to get a curl in my hair. I got a perm when I was a kid and the ish fell out! Anyways, I bought this at Target just in case I needed a QUICK AND EASY return (smell what I'm stepping in, Amazon?), and I have to say I am amazed. I read the directions thoroughly, because let's face it - this thing looks a little terrifying and conjures memories of getting my hair wrapped up in a spiral brush as a kid. Small brushed pieces, 1-inch, face towards the head, yadda yadda, some beeping, stay calm...VIOLA - magic curls. I actually plugged this beautiful baby in at my desk at work, and used a pocket mirror to test it out, I couldn't stand the wait! I also tested a piece of my boss' hair for good measure. She is purchasing one ... full review
The high-density bristles on the professional-style nano comb are designed to prevent curly hair from catching in the teeth. However, that also means straightening your hair can take longer than it does with the Glamsfields or AsaVea, because you may need to make more passes with the brush. Heat-up is fast (60 seconds) and the heat is evenly-distributed thanks to metal ceramic technology. The double-ionic generator works to prevent frizz and split ends.
This is so much better than the drugstore purchased flat iron that I've been using. The ghd classic 1 inch styler heats up fast and maintains the perfect temperature while styling my hair. The extra long cord 9 feet is something that I'm going to have to get used to but I do see how it would be perfect for professional stylists to use in salons. The ceramic plates come together perfectly and there's even a little extra give when I squeeze them over my hair. I appreciate that this has a reset button on the plug to keep the user from getting shocked while using. I even loved how this arrived in a beautiful box. My hair looks great and I am looking forward to using this for years to come.
Love this ghd does a very good job and heats up very quickly. Really good purchase and well worth it.
Getting gorgeous hair at home is now within reach, thanks to professional-quality hair styling tools from ghd. The pros at ghd have made it their business to help ensure you have a great hair day every day. And with their revolutionary range of hair straighteners, styling devices, and more available at QVC, you can enjoy stunning styles without taking a trip to the salon. 

great product

I can't believe Amazon would allow one of their trusted sellers to sell fakes. I received mine today and it took about 5 seconds to realize that it was fake. I could not register it on the ghd website, and I came across the information below to help identify fakes. This straightener did not have a reset button on the plug, and had many more of the 'give-aways' that it was a fake! DO NOT BUY FROM THIS SELLER.
You can select the required heat level from 170°F to 450°F which means this hair straightener suits for all hair types. For me, this is the best straightening iron for thick curly hair.  It heats up in about 30 seconds, and the current temperature is shown on the LCD. This KIPOZI ion straightener comes in rose pink, and its slick design is just great.
I'm so glad I finally bit the bullet and purchased the ghd straightener I had been eying it for years on sephora but could never shell out that much money. Needless to say I was really excited to find it for a discounted price on amazon. I was really skeptical after reading mixed reviews and warnings about receiving fakes. The straightener I got is completely legit and I was able to register it on the ghd website with no problems.i have very thick wavy medium length hair. With my old straightener a remington wet 2 straight I'd have to put it on the highest setting to get any results. In turn I got tons of split ends and my hair looked dry frizzy and damaged. The second I walked out the door my hair would immediately begin to poof up again I live in the south hello humidity . With the ghd straightener there are no heat settings. It heats up in seconds and automatically adjusts to the meet the needs of your hair. I was amazed at how it glided so easily throughout my hair and left my thick wavy hair pin straight after 1 pass instead of 3 or 4 or 5 like my old straightener. My hair doesn't get snagged anymore instead I'm left with shiny silky and healthy straight hair. Even my boyfriend noticed the difference the first time I used it I was also impressed that it stayed completely straight after spending time outside in 90 humidity.i am extremely pleased with this and it completely exceeds my expectations. I hope this lasts a long time
I read a lot about fake stylers but I have no complaints at all. It arrived on time and with the series number that I was able to register at ghd.com. Works perfectly and stops heating if untouched for some time which helps if you accidentally forget to switch it off.
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