ghd IV Styler

Review by
Sally MacDonald

Ah, the trusty old ghd IV styler. First launched in 2007 and still going strong 5 years later.

It's funny to think it now that we are so used to curling our hair with our stylers, but before the launch of the IV, stylers were called straighteners and were for, well, straightening. Then the IV ghd came along and changed everything.

One simple design change was all it took to turn those amazing irons into multi purpose tools, which could straighten, curl, flick and style, and that change was a rounded barrel. The ghd Mk3 was a fantastic hair straightener, but this was a huge leap forward in heat styling. We are all used to seeing ghd curls on the menu at our favourite hair salons, but this only became possible after the launch of the IV.

I now use the ghd Gold Classic (which is the latest model), but retain a misty eyed fondness for the ghd IV and would have no problem recommending it to anyone - it's a great iron. My sacred mk4 saved my hair on many occassions and curling and styling with the styler is very easy. Indeed, I know some hair stylists who refuse to upgrade and believe that the IV Styler is superior to the Gold.

I must stress I am not one of them, the Gold is the better styler in my opinion, but that's not to take anything away from the IV. They are different price points and both have their place, which is why ghd continue to offer both models.

Main Features

The ghd IV Styler features rapid heat up to top temperature, advanced ceramic technology and a rounded barrel.

The plates of the iron are 1 inch, which is best for straightening medium length hair of regular thickness. For thicker hair use the ghd Gold Max Styler (upgrade on the old Salon Styler).

As with all genuine ghds, they have a 2 year guarantee.


RRP on the ghd IV is £99, but check out our price comparison table on the right for up to date pricing and offers from approved retailers. You can be sure you'll always find the best deal on the cheapest ghd IV right here!

So, in summary, the ghd IV is a fantastic, versatile styler, which is great for styling and curling.

Vital Stats

  • Plates: 1 inch ceramic coated aluminium
  • Top temperature: 185 degrees
  • Guarantee: 2 years
  • Also known as: ghd Mk4, ghd 4, ghd Mark 4, iv ghd, ghd mark iv
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Can't live without them!

I've been using ghds for nearly 10 years now and I just couldn't do without them. No other hair straightener comes close!

Gill Clarke

The best hair straighteners

Ordered mine from lookfantastic after finding a deal on here and they are definitely the best straighteners you can get. Good service too from lookfantastic and they arrived in a couple of days.


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