after reading review with titles like fake I was a bit nervous but took a gamble anyway. Its authentic. I also found out that ghd has outsourced the production of some of there irons to china. In fact when I went to register my iron I clicked the help link for the date code and the example label had made in china clear as day on it.on the iron amazing night and day with the old one my favorite feature is the no tangle swivel cord
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.