ghd Classic 1-inch Styler Review



Professional hair styling can now be achieved in the comfort of your own home with the ghd Classic 1-inch Styler. As the name says, it is one of the oldest ghd hair straighteners and still hasn’t lost its reputation in the market. Ghd stylers are quite popular for their advanced technology features and professional design.

However, they are also known to be quite pricey. This classic straightener, in particular, features ceramic plates for smoother straight hair and is advertised to do the job with only one pass. Of course, the less passes the better.

But does it really work as specified? Is it worth the money? Let’s take a look at its features in this review and see what customers have to say about its design flaws, if any.

Important Features and Specs

The most unique feature of the ghd Classic 1-inch Styler is its automatic adjustable temperature. A lot of straighteners already offer temperature control, usually by rotating a dial or pressing on buttons. The problematic thing about this is, you don’t always know which is the best heat setting for your hair or for the style that you want to do.

Although there aren’t really any real danger, it still might result to damages in the hair, especially with very high heat. This unit is designed with an automatic program which adjusts the heat by itself depending on the thickness and type of your hair. It will go lower or higher, up to 375 degrees, based on how much heat your hair needs at the moment.

Its design, in sleek semi matte black color for the housing; the ceramic plates standing out in gold like coating. It is slim, with a round barrel design and is quite compact, with dimensions of 1.2 x 10 x 4 inches, Width, Depth, and Height, and weighs only 12 ounces. The handle is ergonomically designed to give an easier grip and they lock in together effortlessly for smooth, tangle fee styling.

The advanced ceramic heater technology promotes healthy smooth shine whether you’re straightening or curling your hair. The ceramic plates help distribute the heat evenly, to avoid certain areas to be overly heated and prevent damages. It also prevents it from snapping on too tightly on the strands or snagging which can cause split ends and awkward waves on the hair.

It glides smoothly, giving your hair a more natural straight look, instead of the stiff dry straight that you get from most basic flat irons.It heats up quickly, at about 15 seconds, which is faster than the already Pro speed of 30 seconds. The unit will beep twice upon plugging in and after a few seconds of warming up, it will beep again to let you know that it’s ready to be used.

The heat adjustment is automatic, so it doesn’t have other confusing control buttons aside from the on and off switch, located on the inner center, beside the LED indicator light.

Its round barrel shape design also serves a functional purpose. It allows you to style your hair in curls and waves more easily. Simply snap a portion of hair into the straightener and rotate it 180 degrees and pull it down slowly. This design also allows smoother straightening since there are no sharp edges to cause creases.

The slower you pull down, the stronger the curls become.The unit automatically goes to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity, and turns itself off exactly after thirty minutes if it still hasn’t been used. This is a great safety and energy saving feature, especially for those who are always rushing and have a tendency to forget to turn off appliances when they leave.

It comes with a generous 9 feet swivel cord so that it doesn’t get tangled or twisted around you when you’re doing your hair. The output is also universal so you can use it almost anywhere.


  • Automatic temperature adjustment
  • Glides smoothly
  • Very lightweight
  • Round barrel design
  • Auto shutoff
  • Ceramic plates
  • Swivel cord
  • Universal voltage


  • Some customers have received counterfeit products from other online stores so beware of the seller when buying online
  • Highest heat setting may not be enough for really thick hair

Who Should Buy

If you’re not too tight on the budget and are looking for a professional quality hair styler to invest on, the ghd Classic 1-inch Styler is still one of the best products for straightening and curling. This is great for those with medium to maybe a thicker and curlier hair.


The ghd Classic 1-inch Styler truly delivers professional quality styling results, with some additional price. It comes at an impressive, sleek design and is easy to put away. It is quite easy use and it features advanced auto temperature adjustment to suit all hair types.