We hope you find the following guide useful. Most people are totally unaware they own a set of fakes. You may have received them as a gift, purchased online from popular Auction or classified sites, even from work colleagues or hair salons. Fakes are very well disguised and can be difficult to recognise. They can also be very dangerous. The set below is 100% fake.
The first indicator is the cable. Genuine ghds have an oval almost flat cable. Notice in this picture that the cable is completely round and quite thick, like an extension lead. Fakes.
Next, take a small screwdriver and remove the hinge cover caps. Genuine ghds have a Philips type screw on both sides. If yours have a small screw on one side and a flat plastic or metal head on the other they are fake. There are no exceptions to this. The pair shown here are 100% fake.
If you're still not convinced dismantle the unit and remove the circuit board covers. All the terminal connectors on genuine ghds are screw type (apart from the thermistor connection on later models). On fakes everything is soldered as shown in the picture. Again they're are no exceptions to this.
Lastly, while even the Hologram may appear genuine they are also faked. If in any doubt visit the official ghd website ghdhair.com and enter the serial number on the hologram attached to the cable.