Reviewed: ghd V Gold Mini Styler

ghd V Gold Mini Styler Review
  • Performance
  • Ease of Use
  • Awesomeness
4.6

Summary

If you are looking for a compact hair styler whether for styling short hair or keeping your hair neat when travelling, you can’t go wrong with the ghd V Gold Mini. It comes with a 2-year warranty though most customers say theirs has lasted much longer while still working perfectly.

What are you buying?

The ghd Gold series consists of some of the best hair straighteners you can buy today. There are three stylers in the series: the Gold Classic that’s ideal for most people, the Gold Max for long and thick hair and the Gold Mini.

The Gold Mini is perfect for those with shorter hair. It comes with narrow ceramic plates that provide the precision you need to straighten your hair from the root to the tip.

Even if you don’t have short hair, the Gold Mini is still a great buy. You can use it to style your hair fringes or bangs. It is also a great straightener to take with you on your travels thanks to its compact size and universal voltage.

 

Key features of ghd V Gold Mini Styler

1. Lightweight body and narrow plates

The Gold Mini is lighter than almost any other straightener. You can easily style your hair without getting tired.

But the best feature is the narrow plates that make it much easier to style short hair down from the roots. The slim plates also come in handy when you are styling your fringes, bangs and other sections of your hair that require more precision and care.

2. Ceramic heating technology

Ceramic plates are now a signature feature in most straighteners. Ceramic is favoured because of its ability to heat up quickly and spread heat evenly.

The ghd V Gold Mini heats up within 30 seconds, meaning you can start styling your hair as soon as you switch it on. The heat spreads evenly throughout the plates. This prevents hotspots that could cause serious heat damage.

Another advantage of ceramic is its smoothness. The Gold Mini glides effortlessly through your hair without snagging it.

Even for those with frizzy hair, which tends to catch easily on hair straighteners, the Gold Mini works smoothly. Additionally, the smooth ceramic leaves the hair with a shiny glossy finish.

3. Contoured plates

The Gold Mini comes with contoured plate edges that can be used to create curls and waves. The results won’t be as neat as using a dedicated curling styler or waver but it’s a good option when you have no other tool at hand.

4. 185C styling temperature with auto shutoff

The Gold Mini straightener heats to a max temperature of 185C, which is ideal for most hair types. Note that there is no temperature control so you can only style your hair at that temperature.

For safety, the straightener comes with automatic shut off. If it is left unused for 30 minutes it automatically goes into sleep mode both to save energy and ensure safety.

How easy is it to use?

Other than the on/off button the Gold Mini has no other settings button. You simply switch it on, wait for half a minute and get to work ironing out that frizz.

Thanks to the ultra-smooth ceramic plates, it’s really easy to glide the straightener through your hair. You’ll be done in no time.

When you are finished use the protective plate guard to protect your surfaces and prevent any accidents. With the guard you can even put the straightener in your bag and hit the road without waiting for it to cool down.

In case you leave the straightener on during those morning rushes, it will automatically switch off after half an hour.

What accessories are included?

The ghd Gold Mini does not come with any accessories nor do you need to buy any. But you may want to have extra hair products such as a protective hair spray and hair moisturizer to use along with the straightener.

Pros

  • Light body and slim plates that are perfect for styling short hair.
  • Universal voltage.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Easy to use.

Cons

  • No temperature control.
  • No ionic conditioning.

Anything else you should know?

ghd markets the Gold Mini Styler as ideal for short hair types. But it has far more uses than just straightening short tresses.

You can use it at the tips of your hair where a bigger hair styler may not be as effective. You can also use it for styling your bangs.

For teenagers with short and more delicate hair, the Gold Mini is also perfect. It’s safer, more effective and easier to use.

Final verdict

If you are looking for a compact hair styler whether for styling short hair or keeping your hair neat when travelling, you can’t go wrong with the ghd V Gold Mini.

It comes with a 2-year warranty though most customers say theirs has lasted much longer while still working perfectly.

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