There are now a number of web sites selling fake ghd straighteners online, usually at a very low price (around £40-60). Please note that these are not authentic ghd straighteners, you will not be able to validate them at ghdhair.com and they will not have the same technology and build quality as authentic mk4 ghd iv straighteners.
First of all, those selling fake ghd straighteners are getting very good at deceiving potential buyers. The packaging and contents are almost identical to the real thing. The only way to be sure that you are buying genuine GHDs online is to buy them from one of the handful of UK authorised retailers.
GHD has a great new service on their web site that will tell you if the site you are buying from is approved by them. You can find it here: ghd url validator. Just enter the web address (url) into the box and submit and it will tell you instantly whether the web site is "valid" or "unknown".
Here at ghds-compared.co.uk we only deal with authorized GHD dealers that deal in authentic GHD straighteners. Here you can compare and find the best GHD deals being assured that the GHD IV Styler that you purchase is authentic and can be registered for it's official 2 year warranty at ghdhair.com.
The following online retailers are approved by ghdhair.com, so you can be sure you are buying a genuine ghd styler:
All genuine ghd stylers have an official ghd straighteners hologram. All of the ghd deals we list here will have this hologram together with a 15 digit code that you can register at the GHD web site to get the 2 year warranty. Here are some examples of genuine ghd IV Styler holograms:
The presnce of a hologram is by no means an assurance of a gebuine GHD. Fake GHD manufacturers have got very good at copying holograms. There should be a serial number under the hologram which consists of the three lots of five numbers or letters. Simply this number into the ghdhair.com website to verify whether the GHD is a genuine or not.
Put a fake GHD box next to a genuine GHD box and it is not hard to tell which one is the fake. Fake GHD packaging is noticeably cheap and nasty in comparison to the real thing. One thing to look out for is when you open the box the included CD should stay where it is. If it falls out this is an indication that you may have a fake GHD.
you should note that fake ones are looking even more and more real with every passing year. and the differences between genuine fake I getting harder and harder to spot. The only way you can be sure that what you're buying is genuine and not fake it by from only approved retailers listed above.