Monday, 24 September 2012

Lou's Reviews :: GHD Cherry Blossom Styler


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

In the past few months, I have received a great many questions about my hair, what it's like, how it is styled, favourite products to achieve certain looks, the list goes on.

I plan on getting round to answering these queries in good time, but today I'm going to talk about a brand of products that I have been happily using and trusting for about 7 years now. GHD aka Good Hair Day.

Unless you have been living under bald rock, you will have heard of GHD's. The British run company sell hair electrical hair tools as well as styling products to achieve every look you can think of. Initially selling products in salons (for the first two years of their business -2001 - 2003- they did no advertising and relied solely on excellent recommendations), they now have a full range of products on a beautifully laid out website and regularly bring out limited edition merchandise.



One such product is the GHD Cherry Blossom Styler* which retails for £129.00, with £10 going to Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a cause very close to my heart. 



Just as much as I love my set of GHD Straighteners from 2004 (yes, still going strong, touch wood), I love these too. They have an array of lovely features, both cosmetic and functional. As a lover of all things pink and girly I am thrilled with the pretty pink blades, floral designed box and cherry blossom heat-resistant bag, which had enough space for hot blades and a divide to keep the wire safe- nobody wants melted electrics in their beauty kit! Yikes! I also like that you when the styler is on (indicated by the lit up GHD motto), it will automatically turn itself off after 30 minutes, so there is no acute panic when you're half way down the road and wondering if you remembered to turn them off. Zoe and I once had to turn a taxi to the station around to go back and check on mine, we hadn't turned them off! Uh oh! 



Other little features that make all the difference are the swivel cord which allows you to twist and turn the tool without being restricted or becoming tangled and the rounded barrel which allows you to create beautiful curls, waves and flicks. 


The reason I love my GHD's (this lovely new pair and my older pair) so very much, aside from their reliability and ability to tame my insanely thick hair like non-other, is because you can create so many looks with them. They really can do everything! Hmmmm except crimp, but really, who wants to crimp their own hair? I had mine done once and it was NOT a good look haha!

I've put together a little 'hair collage' from pictures I had floating about of different styles I've had in my hair created by GHD's. Do excuse the posey faces and picture quality, some of these are instagram snaps or video screenshots. I'm pretty boring and usually go for the same kind of thing - wavy/curly/volumised/straight with a flick, but even when I'm having a 'hair up' sort of day, I will use my GHD's to tame little frizzy bits at the front or remove any annoying kinks.



In summary, I have nothing bad to say about GHD Stylers. I've loved them for years and hope I will continue doing so until I'm old and grey and my grandchildren are telling me that I look like mutton dressed as lamb with my big shmexy hair! Hahaha!

Are you a GHD lover like me?

Toodlepip!

xx

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Told you I didn't look great crimped! Haha xx

72 comments:

  1. HAHA Louise! That picture at the end is amazing. Brings back memories of my Babyliss crimper ahaxxx

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  2. I love your hair Louise! And such a cute picture!
    X

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  3. They look lovely! I half expected them to smell of cherry haha! Xx

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  4. Crimped look was so hot in the 90's, but it shouldn't make a comeback :D
    I'm also rooting for ghd-stylers. I bought the Boho chic limited edition version and it was love at first sight.

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  5. oh, they look amazing! i left my straighteners on the bed turned on last week......... they burned right through to the mattress, my OH was not very impressed... ha!

    V.cute 7yo pic too, I used to crimp and iron my hair with a real iron.... what was I thinking? :) xx

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  6. Great post!:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. The Disney sweatshirts! I had those too! In fact I think there is a similar picture of me from when I was little with a Beauty and the Beast jumper and crimped hair. goodness - the fashions of the 90s!

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  8. Oh my gosh that pic of your crimped hair is priceless! Loved the review, especially as I'm considering getting a new flat iron. xx
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  9. wow crimpeddddd. HOW did i not know GHD stood for good hair day, im so silly!!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  10. Aw you look so sweet in the 'crimped' photo! I love my GHDs and will continue using them for a very long time too- Big hair= sexy hair :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. that picture on the end, oh my goodness! hahah! the case for the ghd is so pretty, just like your crimped hair!

    x

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  12. If you want to "crimp" your hair using GHD's just take a small amount of hair in the straightner and wiggle the wand up and down in small movements to the bottom the hair.
    I do this underneath for volumised hair or on top with larger sections of hair for a wavey look. xxx

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  13. lovely... it is really cute... by the way i am loving your childhood curls too <3

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  14. GHDS are amazing aren't they :) loving that picture of you with crimped hair haha! XO

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  15. I love GHDS! :)
    Gotta love the last picture! I use to have a pair of white babyliss crimpers!

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    xo

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  16. Haha loving the picture at the end! This was a great review, I have babyliss straightners which are also really good, but I have heard that you can't really beat GHDs!

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  17. I have really thick hair, so without GHD straightners I will never be able to have my hair down! I got the ones that went to charity, and when I brought ones for my friends, I made sure that it was ones that gave £10 to charity, and were pink, or had a floral design, and were more unique. How do you create waves and flicks? I have so much trouble creating waves and curls!!!

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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  18. I love GHDs and their head offices are kind of near where I'm from. Good ole Yorkshire :)
    What did we do before Ghds? Does anyone remember those terrible ones that you had buy cartridges for?
    I've had mine since about 2006, and my sister had them for two years before as well. I've had to change the plug a few times, but they're still going strong!
    I'd probably buy a new pair for the automatic turn off feature, as I always text my flatmates saying 'HAVE I LEFT MY STRAIGHTENERS ON?' when I'm halfway to work.
    It's our generation's version of 'have I left the oven on?'

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  19. last night i dreamt my ghds broke, atleast now i know i could have got these beauties! hehe katblogsyeah x

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  20. You were SUCH a cute kid! I might ask for ghds for christmas, Ive always wondered if theyre actually worth all the money/hype :-)

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  21. I never new GHD at stands for Good Hair Day! My mind is blown.
    I've been using GHD's for 2 years now and I LOVE them too they are perfect.
    <3
    http://britishbeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. GHD's are my lifeee! Great review x

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  23. I've been a fellow ghd user for many years now too! I love mine so very much! P.S love the photo hehe

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  24. Ahh that photo at the end is so good ha. I totally agree with you, there is nothing bad to say! I've had 2 pairs since 2004 also and mine are nowhere near going anywhere (touchwood) I almost want them to go so I can justify getting these ones x

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  25. I've been a pretty firm believer in my CHI iron but I've been thinking of going the GHD way. I need that shut off feature before I burn my house down! I think it's time to make the switch.

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  26. I had my GHDs for ages and I loved them so much, until they broke a few weeks ago </3 GHDs are definitely amongst the best straighteners out there:) I'd also recommend Corioliss straightners, equally as good! :D

    http://eabhaelliott.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  27. i've wanted a pair of GHD's forever but i can't afford them :/ your hair always looks so amazing though so they could be making their way onto my christmas list this year :) x

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  28. I would love to try it! Maybe I'll ask this for christmas ahahahah xx

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  29. I have a CHI at the moment but am not too impressed.. Makes my hair look frizzy at the ends, even more so than if I didn't straighten them :/ so thinking about getting some GHD's, are they really worth it? X

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  30. I tried out some GHDs at a hair salon and OMG they were amazing!!! I just have 10 year old basic straightners that do their job (not well!) but now I realise what I've been missing out on! within seconds my curly hair was straight! I really need some of these- hopefully for christmas!

    xx

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  31. I don't know what I'd do if my GHD's broke! I have ridiculously thick hair that goes crazy when I don't do anything to it, and these straighteners are the only ones capable of taming the beast! Such good value for money, I'll cry the day they break!

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  32. i can never bring myself to spend £100 on a straightener, maybe someday because i love ghd's :)

    ps- i feel cheeky but check out my beauty blog if you like ;)

    http://hiyaitslaura.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  33. I'm a mahooooosive lover of GHD, although I am on my second pair in about 7 or 8 years(which isn't all that bad) because my first ones sadly went to GHD heaven!
    http://laurasloveableloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Love your blog! Religiously read it whenever you post something! Great post! x

    adele @ http://adelesadores.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. owhhhhhh, that last pictures so cuteeeeeeee >.<

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  36. Beautiful post Louise, I also lost my mum to Cancer 18 years ago and I've been looking for the perfect product to by next month for the Awareness month and this might just be it! I recently did a post on all the things available to buy for the Breast Cancer charity, if you're interested! http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/get-pretty-and-support-breast-cancer.html

    xxxxxx

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  37. looove my GHD, but kind of want this... purely for the girly packaging!! GHD's are the best though... and heat up so quickly! <3
    that photo made me laugh so much, i remember me and my best friend at the time crimping our hair for a class photo in primary school one year... we thought we were so cool, ended up looking like absolute fools!! haha such a funny picture!
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  38. Ah, that crimped flashback pic is sooo adorable!

    xo/Allison

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  39. lol love the end picture x

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  40. My GHDs would be on my desert island essentials list (ever the practical one), I love them.
    I also have some dodgy crimper pics and that was in the days before heat protector spray, yikes!

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  41. Love love love my GHDs! Haha, such a cute pic of you :) xx

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  42. Sounds perfect! I'm after a new hair straightener to also use as a curler. GHD sounds like it's the way to go.
    x

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  43. I love GHD's they are so trustworth, and these ones are gorgeous!!

    xxx

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  44. I loveeeee GHD's. I once had to use a £8 pair of mini straighteners when my GHD's broke it was horrible haha

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    xxxxx

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  45. I remember the days of crimped hair! haha, I love my ghd's too, they are lifesavers, love all the different styles that can be created with them!x

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  46. Your hair ALWAYS looks amazing, very Kate Middleton!

    HannahMay xo

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  47. I love your hair and I really want to get some GHDs! :) xxx

    http://www.jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  48. I love your hair! I really want GHD's for christmas :) good review!<3
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  49. I've been drooling over these for ages and the scarlet ones but my old faith MKII GHDs are still going strong (touch wood!!) so I don't see the point in shelling out just yet... you watch now i've posted this mine will break!! x

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  50. I've had my GHD's for over 4 years and they still work a treat! Love them!
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  51. Ah you can't beat GHD's I just wish that they did the limited addition versions for the wider ones as they are the ones that work best on my hair. But I can understand that this size is obviously more popular hence why they always bring out different styles :-). Love the oldie photo Louise!

    Becky

    beckys makeup

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  52. You can never go wrong with GHDs! Great pics, bottom right is my fave look!

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  53. Probably most importantly how cute is your jumper from when you were little!? I wann it! xCx

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  54. Cute straightener!
    Mind to check out my blog?
    maybe we can follow each other :)

    www.thebeautyyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  55. lovely, I think I need a new iron lol.

    xoxo Pakize

    http://madamekeke.blogspot.com

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  56. Your hair looks so lovely. I especially like it curled!

    Here is my blog, if you want to take a look:

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  57. I have these GHD's they are a delight, love the pink blades n the wee sounds :).

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  58. haha I need a new one aswell!!
    love your blog :)
    http://sarahsnailstudio.blogspot.ca/

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  59. they are super cute! love the case!
    your such an inspiring lady keep up the good work louise!
    smozzy
    xxx
    http://youonlyliveonceenjoyit.blogspot.co.uk/

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  60. Oh my gollys i literally just got these exact GHD's through the post! I'm glad you like them and im sure i will love them also ;) haha i love your blog :)xx

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  61. I want a GHD soooo bad! Your hair is looking gorgeous by the way! : )

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  62. haha louise, cute pic ;)

    i love GHDS! but i'm scared mine are going to break on me.. and the warrenty is only one year i think?! they make funny noises sometimes and i die inside a bit.

    yours are beautiful!! the fact you've had yours since 2004 gives me hope that mine are absolutely 100% fine ;)

    love xx

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  63. I loved this post! Esp. the end, the blast form the past photo of you, so cute!

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  64. LOVE the second photo of you, your hair is so swooosh and pretty! :) i've been thinking about purchasing a ghd flat iron but i have yet to justify the price of it :s

    anansays.blogspot.com
    x

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  65. Amazing loving the crimp! x

    Love H&P

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  66. You should do a video on how you style your hair with your amazing straightners!!! :D
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  68. Haha I love the photo Louise!!! Can't beat a good bit of crimping :) The new GHD Cherry Blossoms are great, and all in support of a great cause as well. Has anyone found a good cheap bargain on these? This site says the cheapest is currently Amazon, but you can usually buy GHDs cheaper elsewhere :/

    http://cheapghdstraighteners.co.uk/cheapest/ghd-pink-cherry-blossom-styler

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    1. Whoops sorry the link didn't work... try this one:

      GHD Cherry Blossom styler

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  69. Another decent website you can use for finding the cheapest prices for GHDs is this one:

    Cheap GHD Straighteners/

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