Create curls with a ghd flat iron

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

I’ve got a little confession to make… despite writing about the fabulosity of ghd hair straightener’s for years, I’ve never actually owned one. The hair straightener I’d been relying on is a horrid, clunky li’l number that I bought at a Verimark-type store more than ten years ago, back before ghd’s were available in SA.

ugly flatiron

My old flatiron – tres embarrassing…

So you can only imagine how excited I was when ghd sent me a brand new Gold Series Classic Styler, R1999, from their Midnight collection.

ghd, flat iron

The brands most luxurious styler yet, this baby boasts contoured gold ceramic plates that glide through your hair; a rounded barrel to help you create waves and flicks in a flash as well as universal voltage, so you can take it wherever you go?

I also like that it’s got an automatic sleep mode, meaning it turns off automatically if not used for 30 minutes. (Twice now, I’ve run out the door and left my old styler on, so I can count myself lucky that I haven’t returned to a pile of ash. Eek!) And how much do you LOVE the pretty bag it comes with? It features a heat resistant flap that you can rest your styler on in between straightening, flicking and curling…

ghd bag

Clever, right??

Anyway, speaking of curls, I thought I’d point you in the direction of a fabulous instructional video on how to create soft, pretty curls with a ghd. Watch and learn girls, watch and learn…

katy perry ghd

Katy Perry’s, the face of ghd and the gorgeous curls she’s wearing in this shot were created with one of their flatirons, just so you know…

For more ghd styling videos, visit their website. Want to get your mitts on a ghd?

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Cass1231

    very nice, need to master these curls look so pretty!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Curls add the bounce, Looks beautiful, tried and tested!

    7 years ago •

  1. Sam

    Great article…will give the curls a go now!

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I keep forgetting that you can create curls with a flat iron. Straight and slick always pops up when I go for the iron!

    7 years ago •

  1. Smal

    Awesome, thanks for the link to the video :)

    7 years ago •

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