GHD V Gold Collection Review

Best GHD Hair Straighteners


GHD have always been one of my favourites when it comes to hair styling. I’ve followed the brand for several years now, and have seen many a collection from them come and go, all of them consisting of beautifully designed products that don’t compromise on performance.

The latest collection of innovative hair straighteners to be launched by GHD is the V Gold collection.

Consisting of three brand new hair straighteners – the Classic, the Max, and the Mini, this may very well be GHD’s best collection yet – I think so, anyway!

I’ll start with the most popular of the lot – the Classic.

Although very similar to its GHD Mark IV Classic Styler cousin, the GHD V Gold Classic Styler comes equipped with several new features;

  • Ceramic plates- hair is less prone to snagging than other brands thanks to smooth, ceramic plates.
  • A lighter body- I found using these much less taxing than older GHD models.
  • Sleep mode- this turns the straighteners off after 30 minutes without use. Ideal if you’re a bit forgetful like myself.
  • Contoured plates- makes waving, curling, and straightening your hair a breeze.

The GHD V Gold Classic Styler is extremely good value for money, with the price including;

  • The styler itself
  • A protective plate guard- this allows you to pack your straighter up even immediately after use.
  • Free delivery

If you’re just as impressed as I was after using these straighteners, you can purchase them on Amazon, where you’ll also benefit from the manufacturer’s two-year warranty.

 

ghd V Gold Classic Styler

£121.50 135.00

ghd V styler has smoother plates and ceramic technology to create a professional finish; A cooler, lighter body than ghd Mark IV styler makes it easier to handle for longer while styling; Automatic ...

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V Gold Mini Styler

The V Gold Mini Styler may be small in nature, but it sure packs a punch. If you aren’t familiar with GHD’s products, you would probably think that it is a travel-sized version of the Classic styler. However, it simply has thinner plates.

GHD V Gold Mini StraightenersProduct features;

  • Thin ceramic plates- ideal for styling shorter layers or fringes.
  • A lighter body- styling your hair couldn’t be any easier.
  • Sleep mode- the Mini Styler still has the same safety features as its slightly bigger cousins.
  • Contoured plates- styling is easy, even if you have shorter hair.

On Amazon, you’ll find it listed for a very reasonable price. The price includes;

  • The styler itself
  • A protective plate guard
  • A two-year warranty from the manufacturer
  • Free delivery

I highly doubt you’ll find such a high-quality product for a better price.

Ratings and reviews

Quality - 10
100 %
Performance - 10
100 %
Features - 10
100 %

 

Having long hair myself, I didn’t use the Mini Styler all over my head, as this would take far too much time. I used it instead for my fringe, which is sometimes trickier to tame with a wider straightener. I was massively impressed by the results, and found that my hair remained under control all day long.

I would highly recommend the Mini Styler for those of you with shorter hair, lots of layers, or a pixie cut of sorts.  The Mini Styler, I found, is also ideal for taming cowlicks, and for straightening hair right from the root.

The only downside of these, similar to the V Gold Classic Styler, is that they may occasionally snag on your hair. This may occur with any hair straightener, though. Take any precautionary steps to avoid snags (detangling hair, ensuring the straightening plates are clean, etc.).

ghd V Gold Mini Styler

£109.00 119.00

ghd Mark V styler has smoother plates and a cooler, lighter body than ghd Mark IV styler; Ceramic heater technology helps you create a smooth, professional finish; Automatic sleep mode safely turns ...

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V Gold Max Styler

The third and final styler in the range is the V Gold Max Styler.  The widest straightener in the range, the Max Styler is ideal for those of you with longer, thicker hair, like me!

GHD Gold Max Hair StraightenerProduct features;
  • Wide ceramic plates- the best option for longer, thicker hair.
  • A lighter body- the straighteners are still easy to manoeuvre, despite being wide.
  • Sleep mode- an innovative safety feature, this turns the straighteners off after 30 minutes without use.
  • Contoured plates- straightens your hair perfectly.

The V Gold Max Straighteners clock in at a very reasonable price over on Amazon. The price includes;

  • The styler itself
  • A protective plate guard
  • A two-year warranty from the manufacturer
  • Free delivery

One of the only wide hair straighteners on the market, I wouldn’t recommend buying anywhere else, or buying any other brand.

Ratings and reviews

Quality - 10
100 %
Performance - 10
100 %
Features - 9
90 %

 

I would recommend the V Gold Max Styler for anyone with thick or curlier hair. For those of you with longer hair, you may find that using the Max Styler may save you a bit of time in the morning, but nothing too dramatic.

My hair has a slight natural wave to it, but nothing that the other straighteners in this range couldn’t fix. I asked my friend who has rather curly hair to give the Max Styler a try, and we were both beyond impressed – she had smooth, straight hair in minutes.

One thing that I would point out is that creating curls and waves with the Max Styler is a tad more difficult, due to the wider plates. It is possible- it just might take a bit of practice, and you won’t be able to create really tight curls.

I would massively recommend the GHD V Gold Series as a whole. It’s one of GHDs best collections yet, and just goes to show how innovative hair straighteners can be.

The plates on all three of the straighteners in the series are made from smoother ceramic compared to other straighteners on the market. As well as reducing the risk of snagging and damaging the hair, it makes styling your hair much easier and much, much quicker. I also found that the contoured plates also made for a much more professional-looking finish, compared to other straighteners without contoured plates.

One of the features of the V Gold series that I constantly sing praises about is the steps taken to increase safety of use. Obviously, the GHD stylers can reach very high temperatures, so the risk of burns is always present. All of the stylers in the V Gold range come with an innovative sleep feature, which turns the straighteners off after 30 minutes without use. As well as this, each styler comes with a protective plate guard, which allows you to pack your straighteners away straight after use.

To top it all off, the gold plates and gold accents on all three of the straighteners make for a rather nice touch, don’t you think?

As for the downsides, the GHD V Gold series doesn’t have many! As long as you choose the styler that’s suitable for your hair type or needs, you’ll be good to go.

One problem that may arise for those of you with finer or more fragile hair is that the full range of GHD products doesn’t come with any form of temperature control. Their straighteners reach one very high temperature, which is enough to style hair in one sweep, but it may inflict more damage than normal for those of you with delicate hair.

As smooth as the ceramic plates are, there is always a slight risk of snagging- but this is present with any sort of hair styling tool. To reduce the risk of snagging and damaging your hair, make sure every section that you style is fully detangled, free of product, and hasn’t already been heated from styling.

 

ghd V Gold Max Styler

£130.00 135.00

Professional finish; Smoother plates; Cooler, lighter body; Ceramic heaters and contoured plates; Automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes without use; Professional finish; Smoother plates; Cooler, ...

Made by: ghd, Available: In stock

 

Comparing the GHD V Gold series to other hair straighteners

The GHD V Gold series come with smoother plates compared to the GHD IV Classic Styler. The bodies of the stylers in the V Gold collection are all much lighter compared to older GHD straighteners, which makes for much more control and ease of styling.

GHD have always been leaders in the world of hair straighteners, and the V Gold series is no exception. Whichever way you plan on styling your hair, they’ll do it in one stroke, whereas many other brands require several goes-this massively increases the amount of damaged inflicted on the hair.

The cost may be enough to put people off from purchasing a GHD styler, but the long lifespan of their straighteners, as well as all of the points I’ve covered in this review, makes the price seem like a bargain to me.

 

Comparing the straighteners of the V Gold series.

Styler Plate width Temperature Sleep Mode
V Gold Classic 1” 175-185 Yes
V Gold Mini 0.5” 175-185 Yes
V Gold Max 2” 175-185 Yes

 

Overall, I would recommend the GHD V Gold collection to practically anyone. Providing that you select the styler suitable for your styling needs or hair type, you’ll have a snazzy-looking straightener that will see you right for years to come.

Ratings and reviews

The V Gold Classic Styler lives up to, if not outperforms, its predecessors.  The gold plates curl, wave, and straighten hair with ease, and give the product a rather luxurious feel, if I do say so myself!

Another aspect of the hair straighteners that I loved was how much time they’ll save you. As well as making styling your hair seem like a breeze, the protective plate guard means that you can pack your straighteners up the second after you’re finished using them. This is handy if you tend to travel often, or if you’re always rushing around on a morning like me! This straightener also comes equipped with universal voltage, which means you can use these straighteners wherever you go!

One thing I would advise you on is that these straighteners, like any, may snag slightly on your hair at times. Combat this by making sure each section of hair is combed before you style it. Your hair will also be more prone to snagging in the styler if it is damaged, wet, or if it is coated in product.

Overall, the classic is the perfect option for those who are looking for a good all-round straightener, or if you’re looking to purchase a first hair straightener for someone.

8.8 Total Score
GHD do it again!

The great thing about GHD is that I can always rely on them to offer quality products and the V Gold Classic Styler is no exception. It's easy to use and results in hair that looks stunning and effortless. There are a few minor setbacks, but these do not harm the overall quality of the product at all and they are something which I very much recommend. The V Gold Mini Styler is a fantastic little item that shows that GHD really do think of everything when it comes to the products they put out. This was a great way for me to focus on my fringe and I would definitely recommend it in particular to those with short hair as this makes for an easy solution to any problems you might have. The one thing that really sells the V Gold Max Styler is the fact that it will work wonders for anyone with particularly thick or curly hair and, thus, I would recommend it whole-heartedly to such people. It loses some points because the wider plates aren't ideal for certain styles and might make things difficult. Other than this, these are definitely worth the buy!

Classic Styler
9
Mini Styler
9
Max Styler
8.5
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Pricing & Availability

 

ghd V Gold Classic Styler

£121.50 135.00

ghd V styler has smoother plates and ceramic technology to create a professional finish; A cooler, lighter body than ghd Mark IV styler makes it easier to handle for longer while styling; Automatic ...

Made by: ghd, Available: In stock

ghd V Gold Mini Styler

£109.00 119.00

ghd Mark V styler has smoother plates and a cooler, lighter body than ghd Mark IV styler; Ceramic heater technology helps you create a smooth, professional finish; Automatic sleep mode safely turns ...

Made by: ghd, Available: In stock

ghd V Gold Max Styler

£130.00 135.00

Professional finish; Smoother plates; Cooler, lighter body; Ceramic heaters and contoured plates; Automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes without use; Professional finish; Smoother plates; Cooler, ...

Made by: ghd, Available: In stock

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