Product Review GHD : Cherry Blossom Styler

Posted: Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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Cherry Blossom Styler

Be part of ghd’s pink campaign this year with the ghd Pink Cherry Blossom limited edition. This Gold Professional 1″ styler has shimmering pink plates and comes with a matching heat-resistant satin storage bag with floral embroidery detail. This styler has the same features and gives the same salon-style results as the ghd Gold Professional 1″ styler and is perfect for styling all hair types.

Cherry Blossom Styler

I’ve owned two hair straighteners in my entire life. The first flat iron I bought a CHI flat iron followed by the one I currently use, which is a Bellezza flat iron. My basic conclusion is that most flat irons are great at first, but after a year or so of use, they lose their “ironing strength”, some faster than others. I was recently given the opportunity by Best British Bloggers to try out the GHD Cherry Blossom Styler. I was so excited, as I want to start trying out more hair products and tools, as I have found my hair videos and posts get a lot a views and I get many requests for hair tutorials.

Cherry Blossom Styler

When I first received the package and opened up the shipping box, I was more than impressed with the packaging. Oh my goodness, the box this flat iron comes in, is expensive!! I know this from doing printing in the past and between the structure and thickness of the box combined with the metallic embossing, raised die cuts (in the shape of flowers) and a soft texture finish, this box was not cheap to produce. That’s only the beginning… the zippered bag, the flat iron comes in, is so adorable with a paddled divider inside and like the box it is made with quality materials, not to mention that it’s heat resistant.

Cherry Blossom Styler

Now on to the actual flat iron. The first thing I noticed is how light it is. I guess I never noticed how heavy my current flat iron is, until I used this one. It has rounded pink plates, an on/off switch that beeps when turned on and ready, a swivel cord and an auto turn off.

I have recently started carrying around a notebook to take initial notes when using new products. These are the quick notes I wrote the first time I used the GHD Cherry Blossom Styler.

• Very light
• Very smooth
• Can put right up to hair line with burning head
• I like the beep
• Can do curls easily
• Slow stroker
• Love auto off
• Two Year warranty

• No tempature gauge

Besides being light as a feather, this iron is very smooth running down hair.  I could also put the iron right up to my hair line without feeling a burn about to happen.  I’ve never been good at creating curls with flat irons, but the rounded plates and swivel cord features make it a lot easier than flat plates.  This is because when you go to create the curls and have a hard, square edge, when you go to pull the curl through that hard edge is creased into your hair, giving you a kink instead of a curl.  I also noted this flat iron is a “slow stroker”.  What I mean is I found my hair straightened better with fewer and slow strokes verses multiple faster strokes.

I’ve read reviews that some people don’t like the beep when the iron is turned on or ready, but honestly I like it. I also love the logo lights that light up and change colors when the appliance is turned on.  One of my favorite features is the auto off after thirty minutes.  I can’t tell you have many times I’ve come back to my house after I’ve left to double check that I unplugged a curling or flat iron. So with this flat iron you won’t have to worry about burning down your house, if you forget to unplug it. This iron also amazed me at the heat up time, within thirty seconds it was ready to go.

As stated above, my only dislike is not having a temperature gauge. I like having the ability to base the heat on the coarseness of a model’s hair. For myself, I always crank appliances up to the maximum. Without a temperature gauge I can’t do either. I did not feel like it was the hottest flat iron I ever used, but I still recommend using some type of heat glove to protect your fingers.

All in all, for the price tag of $225.00, I do think it’s a bit pricey, but you do have to put into consideration the price of the packaging. If I saw the bag for sale standalone, I would opt to purchase it, just based on the fact that it’s so durable and I absolutely think it’s adorable. This was the first GHD product I have tried and I can’t wait to try more of their products in the future. You can see in the video above a demonstration of me using the GHD Cherry Blossom Styler and what a fabulous job it did straightening my hair.

What are your favorite GHD products?  Have you tried any of their styling products or brushes?

• Advanced ceramic heater technology
• Sleep mode
• Universal voltage
• Rounded barrel
• 2.7m swivel cord
• Shimmering Pink plates and accents

Cherry Blossom Styler
Photo © GHD Hair
Cherry Blossom Styler
Photo © GHD Hair
Cherry Blossom Styler
Photo © GHD Hair
Cherry Blossom Styler
Photo © GHD Hair
Cherry Blossom Styler
Photo © GHD Hair

Ashley Elizabeth is a beauty blogger and professional make-up artist currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. She started her blog with the intent to display her portfolio but soon discovered she absolutely loves to blog about beauty! Her weekly posts include product reviews, tutorials and color swatches along with her favorite make-up tips and tricks.

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  • There is so much more you can do with GHD’s then just curls and flat ironing! I’ve had GHD training which shows so many ways of styling the hair from Marcel waves to beach looks and to the famous Cheryl Cole Volume! xx

    Maryam Khalifa December 10, 2012 8:54 am
    • I’ll have to check it out! Thanks.

      Ashley Elizabeth December 11, 2012 12:32 am
  • I love the pink plates, they look so pretty & gurly. I also like the zippered bag it comes in.
    I’m so tempted to buy this one! 🙂

    PrettyGloss – makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

    PrettyGloss December 10, 2012 12:14 pm
    • Let me know if you do!! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it. 🙂

      Ashley Elizabeth December 11, 2012 12:32 am
  • I have heard so many great things about ghd, i still need to try it out myself but I have been putting it off because the price is a bit high but who knows maybe in the near future I will purchase it.

    Ellen December 10, 2012 1:19 pm
    • Let me know if you do…I was so excited to try it, as I’ve always heard such good things about them.

      Ashley Elizabeth December 11, 2012 12:33 am
  • Love the stylish pouch it comes with. A temperature gauge would have been great.

    JoJo December 10, 2012 1:31 pm
  • This straightener sounds great!
    Do check out my
    blog and let me know if u wanna follow each other:)
    Hugs from India

    Fashion Stirred December 10, 2012 2:41 pm
  • I became a complete convert to GHD’s after owning my first pair. I just find that it is so fast to heat up and does the job like no other. I agree as well that it is such a lifesaver knowing that it will turn itself off after thirty minutes! I, like you, have often run back before to check haha. Great review!

    New follower! Would really love it if you would take a peek at my blog =)

    Catriona MacLeod December 11, 2012 1:18 am
    • I was amazed at how fast it got hot. And yes, the auto turn off should be standard on all flat irons!! 🙂

      Ashley Elizabeth December 11, 2012 7:14 am
  • Thanks for your lovely comment dear ! Follow each other ?
    Kisses from Italy

    Marika December 11, 2012 7:18 am
  • Love the print on it! I need a new ghd! Great flat irons! 🙂

    LipGlossGossip December 11, 2012 7:47 am
    • I must agree!! Thanks for checking out my post!

      Ashley Elizabeth December 12, 2012 6:02 am
  • So cute!

    TrailerHood Chic December 11, 2012 11:26 pm
    • Thanks girl!! I appreciate you reading!

      Ashley Elizabeth December 12, 2012 6:02 am
  • I love love LOVE my ghd flat iron…it’s actually all pink…haha. It’s a couple of years old, though, and I need a new one…this might be the winner. Sooo cute!

    WyoSparkles December 12, 2012 5:35 am
    • Let me know if you decide on this….I’d love to hear your feedback!

      Ashley Elizabeth December 12, 2012 6:03 am
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