How To: Get Your Style Looking Spring Ready with GHD®

Sep 07. 2022 by Shaver Shop Team

Spring has sprung, and we all know what Spring means – the races, fashion events, and nicer weather to socialise and dress up. But let’s face it, nobody has time to visit a hair salon every time you want to go somewhere.

Therefore, you need to have a few go-to, easy to do styles in your repertoire. Luckily, ghd’s stylers are designed to do just that as they are more than just a hair straightener. They are ultra-versatile, must-have, salon-quality tools to help you style multiple different ways for different looks.

Let’s have a look below for which look you are wanting to achieve:

STRAIGHT & SLEEK - Easy, simple, the go-to. 

Best Tool for the Job:
For straightening, the ghd® gold® professional hair straightener or the ghd® max wide plate hair straightener will be your go-to styler. On shorter to medium length hair, the ghd® gold® has dual-zone technology, which means a sensor in each plate constantly reads the heat distribution across the plates and your hair to ensure the optimum styling temperature of 185°C is always maintained. Similarly, the ghd® max has the same dual-zone technology, but with 2-inch wide plates to make life easier for those with longer and thicker hair.

How To:
To get the best results, patience is key. Start by detangling the hair, then divide into sections. For short to medium hair, 2-4 sections are generally enough (draw an imaginary horizontal line from ear to ear, then for medium-length or thicker hair, divide these two sections into left and right for four sections). For thicker or longer hair, 6-8 sections are usually best, using the same four for medium length hair, but simply split these in half horizontally. The ghd® tail comb can be especially helpful for this, as the long, thin handle creates the perfect tool for sectioning.

Once you have sectioned the hair, ensure to use a thermal heat protect spray. For this style, the ghd® straight on spray is the best choice. Not only is it infused with thermal heat protection, but it also helps to keep your locks frizz-free while holding your style for longer*. Apply the spray to the first section and brush through with a paddle brush. The ghd paddle brush is a great option as it helps to stop static when brushing and has a broad base to get through larger sections or thicker hair quicker. Once you have distributed the product through your hair, grab small, two-inch wide strands of hair at a time.

Begin slowly brushing the hair from the root, then follow the strands along with your styler, about an inch behind the brush. This will ensure each strand is thoroughly saturated by the plates, to create an even, sleek look. Continue these steps through the hair section by section. Once complete, grab the ghd® shiny ever after final shine spray and spritz from the mid-lengths through to the ends of the hair, then brush this through for extra shine. 

CURLY & FLIRTY - Stylish, flirty, feminine. Lift your look.

Best Tool for the Job:
For curls, you can’t go past the ghd® platinum+ hair straightener. The ghd® platinum+ is a smart styler, meaning it reads the needs of your hair throughout every pass to ensure optimal styling conditions. It also features a wishbone hinge, which is a great feature for curling as it leaves less chance for any runaway strands to be caught in the arms of the styler.

How To:
Start by sectioning the hair based on the method above. However, for curls, the ghd® curly ever after curl hold spray is the best choice to ensure your curls last longer**. Take an inch-wide strand of hair, and position the styler vertically, with the plates at the bottom and the hinge at the top. Close the plates around the hair, and twist the styler 90°, either left or right depending on the direction you would like the curl to go. Slowly pull the styler through the strand.

For a more modern look, release the styler about an inch from the ends of the hair. Or, for a more traditional curl, continue to pull the hair through the plates all the way until the end. Continue this method all the way through each section. To finish, take the ghd® detangling comb and lightly comb through the curls to create a more natural, lived-in look.

HOLLYWOOD WAVES - Show-stopping yet classic. Be the talk of the town.

Best Tool for the Job:
The ghd platinum+ wins again for Hollywood Waves. This style requires a bit of stop/starting with the styler, so the smart, ultra-zone technology is a must for this look. The ghd® platinum+’s plates are covered in sensors that read your hair 250x a second to maintain the optimum heat of 185°C. This will be an important feature as other hair straighteners may cause unnecessary damage to the hair when creating this style.

How To:
Start by sectioning the hair the same way you used for straightening or curling. This time, instead of angling the styler vertically, hold it horizontally with the plates towards your face. Now, rotate the styler 90° away from your head and drag for an inch. Then rotate the styler 90° towards your face and drag down for an inch. The movement should create an S shape as it passes through the hair. Continue this method throughout the rest of the hair, ensuring to continue in the same direction across the whole head. To finish, take the ghd® oval dressing brush to lightly brush through the hair to create the gentle, yet dramatic wave look.

You now have three different looks in your toolkit to blow everyone away this spring.

For the tools to create the looks yourself, shop the full range of ghd® by clicking here.



 *Consumer testing by ghd® with 100 women, Sep’20.

**Consumer testing by ghd® with 100 women, Sep’20

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