When our U.S. colleagues asked hairstylists for the best straighteners, three hairstylists recommended this professional styling iron from GHD — which is currently 26 percent off (£140, down from £190).
“I love GHD in general because they use a longer cord,” says celebrity hairstylist Luca Blandi, who has worked with clients such as Anne Hathaway and Kate Bosworth. He specifically loves the brand’s Platinum+ models because they’re made from a lighter material, which is a godsend “especially for hairdressers because we use them all day. It’s less strenuous on our body and hands.”
Blandi and hairstylist Nunzio Saviano both point out the intuitive heat settings on GHD tools, which max out at 185 degrees (supposedly the optimal temperature for avoiding heat damage) and spread heat evenly through the plates. Michelle Obama’s hairstylist Yene Damtew uses this flat iron on the former First Lady’s hair; she loves it because it’s sleek and lightweight, though she says all GHD irons are ideal for creating “a multitude of hairstyles and producing shape and movement for all hair textures.”
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