Please be aware that there are now alot of fake styling irons which are being passed off to the unsuspecting buyer as genuine GHD stylers.
These fake straighteners are very similar in appearance to genuine ghd stylers (including holograms and packaging), tests have shown that these fakes are made from poor quality materials.
Those buying counterfeit stylers risk serious injury such as electrocution due to poor quality construction and lack of safety checks on the products. Take a look at our List Of Fake GHD Websites.
FAQs About Fake GHDs
How can I be sure that I’m buying a genuine GHD IV styler?
I’ve seen GHD adverts on Google, are they all genuine?
Some of the adverts that appear on Google are real but some may be websites selling counterfeit goods. The only way to be absolutely sure is to use our website checker. If the products are supplied directly from China then it is likely that the products are counterfeit. If the deal offered is much less than you would expect to pay for ghd quality then it might be too good to be true and you could be giving out your details to criminals. In the past we featured Google sponsored ads on oursite, but had to remove them because there was no way we could filter out the fake websites.
I am thinking of buying my GHD styler from eBay, how can I tell if it is genuine?
In a nutshell, you can’t. The first thing to know is that counterfeit ghd stylers are often sold through auction sites such as eBay, Ebid, Cqout and Gumtree. Look at where the goods are being shipped from. If the item is being shipped from the Far East e.g. China or Hong Kong or the shipping time is more than 2 or 3 days, it is likely to be a fake product. Look carefully at the price: If the price being offered looks too good to be true, it usually is a reflection of the product’s poor quality.
Remember that the sellers of fake goods will try to deceive you. Statements in the seller’s auction of ‘genuine product’, ‘holograms and security seals’ do not guarantee the authenticity of the item. This site takes the policy of ot linking to any Ebay listings because we can not be sure of the hair straighteners authenticity and Ebay other a self policing policy which is not very effective.
Even if a Ebay seller is banned they can easily set up a new account in a differet name and start selling again. Remember, these crooks are able in invest large amounts of money in copying these products, so t is likely they have the funds and resources to establish fake ID’s and Addresses which will enable them to easily registar on suction sites and then vanish once people get suspicious.
Why shouldn’t I buy a counterfeit/fake GHD styler?
Due to poor quality construction and lack of safety checks, fake straighteners are dangerous and can cause electrocution, serious burns and hair damage. Only genuine GHD Stylers carry the 2 year guarantee. GHD actively enforces its intellectual property rights. Consequences of dealing with fake products may include prosecution, fines, product confiscation and in some cases imprisonment.
GHD take your safety and security very seriously and there policy is to investigate all leads passed to them about fake products and wherever possible take action through either the Police, Customs and Trading Standards or direct court action.
List Of Fake GHD Websites