7 January 2014

Hair Care | ghd V Wonderland Styler & Creating Curls



When I think of hair tools, my mind straight away thinks of the iconic brand ghd. I can bet that most of the time, yours will as well. In my opinion, this Limited Edition V Wonderland Styleris the prettiest model I've seen. With a combination of green, blue and purple hues, the iridescent tool is definitely stunning to look at and to have on your dresser. In this gift set, you don't just receive a styler, but you also get some extra goodies including: a bag that converts into a heatproof mat, 2 sectioning clips and a protective plate guard. All very handy indeed.

The thing I love most about this tool is that it can not only be used as a flat iron, but is fantastic at creating curls too. You can find so many easy party looks to recreate here on the ghd website. The stylers are designed with rounded plates to ensure sleek and smooth curls. Although it took me about 3 hours to learn exactly how to curl with a pair of straighteners, I really do love the end result as the curls are looser yet voluminous than I usually have! I thought I'd share with you how I did it...

1. Place a section of hair in the flat iron at the root of your hair.
2. Flip the remaining dangling section of hair over the other side of the styler, so it hangs over the back side.
3. Rotate the straightener 360 degrees until the hair wrapped around the styler is facing outwards again.
4. Gently pull the styler downwards until all the hair is released to create beautiful loose curls.

It really does take practice and patience, but once you get the hang of it you can curl your hair fairly quickly and with ease. The length of time you take to pull the styler down defines your curl; taking longer means the curl will be tighter. Despite being on the pricier side of the market at £135, ghd's are known for being long lasting. Such a tool is bound to last you for years to come (taken from experience).

Do you own a pair of infamous ghds? Do you use them to curl as well as straighten? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to know if this helps you to curl your hair too!


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  1. Oh golly, I wish I could do this! I even asked one of the stylists on the GHD SS14 shoot to teach me but I just couldn't manage it haha. These ones are sooo pretty! I have the Eclipse which are uh-mazing.

    Tara xo

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    1. It is difficult, it took me ages!! Xxx

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  2. wow, i love the colour of these! great post, love how you've included a mini tutorial as well as a review :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  3. They are the prettiest stylers ever! And the effect you've got with them is lovely :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥ HUGE Giveaway Now on!

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  4. I seem to be really good at curling one side of my hair only, and the other side I just cannot do!! grrr x
    daisydaisyxxo

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  5. I always rely on my GHDs to curl my hair, I can't seem to use any other styling tool for curls haha! I love my GHDs, had them 5 years now I think!

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  6. These are gorgeous & look like they give a good curl. I love my GhD's but these are way prettier
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  7. I love seeing posts on GHDs and it makes me want one even more but I really have to save up. I use the same technique with my straightener but it doesn't turn out as great since mine is getting real old and was really cheap.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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    1. I think you're set for a couple of years when you invest, I'd recommend it! Xxx

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  8. These look very fancy, don't they! my ghd's are just the boring black ones, i bought it in 2001, I think! It has lasted my ages! I used to use them to curl my hair, but now i use enrapture totem tool as I find it easier to create a more natural wave

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  9. Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous curled! Those ghds are so pretty too, I love the colours! I suck at curling my hair with straighteners I end up with bits sticking up every where ha!
    xxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  10. These look amazing! I struggle to find curlers that actually work! xx
    www.sleek-chic.co.uk

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  11. Oh my, the colour of these straighteners is stunning!
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. i taught myself this technique through youtube videos... still have yet to master it! you're a pro though, your curls turned out lovely! i must try again soon! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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    1. It takes ages doesn't it? Thanks lovely xxx

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  13. There such cute coloured GHDs. I often curl my hair with my straighteners & then brush them out for soft waves. it's such a quick & easy way to style your hair when you've learnt the technique.
    Hope your well sweetie xxx
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh

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    1. I always have to brush it out, looks so much better! You too gorgeous.

      Megan xxx
      Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  14. I love these so much, think I might ask for them for my 21st birthday!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  15. Lovely post! I love how you've done step-by-step with pictures :) X

    http://thefashion-junkie.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I love your mini tutorial. Very helpful!

    Leah @ peachesandsmoke.co.uk

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  17. Creating curls with GHDs is just one thing I can't master for some reason! I'll have to have another go now!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  18. I really want a GHD to replace both my straightener and curling iron because I don't curl my hair often so I might as well turn the two things into one!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  19. Those GHDs are gorgeous! I have the ruby red ones from last Christmas and as much as I love them, I just can't get the hang of curling with them! This is a great tutorial though and is making me want to give it another try!

    sarahkayblogs.blogspot.com :) xx

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    1. Oooh I bet they're gorgeous! It is hard xxx

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  20. I could never change away from my trusty GHDs, although a little update to these beauties might be in need! I have wellies with the same purple-green metallic hue its gorgeous
    Lizzy | elizabethsophiee x

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  21. they look so pretty, i love my ghd's they have lasted ages!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Ooooh these are so pretty! Your curls look gorgeous, too.
    I love my GHDs :)

    Jess xo

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  23. Oh wow I am SO jealous! I've been lusting after these since they were released - they're so beautiful! My ghds broke over a year ago and nothing comes close to them :'( xxx

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    1. They're super pretty, aww I bet nothing does! Xxx

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  24. Lovely post. Major hair envy!

    Bethanie x
    bethaniejane.co.uk

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  25. Oh wow I adore the duochrome colour so much! I've never gotten the hang of curling my hair with a straightener but the rounded plates do seem to make it easier, I'm saving this tutorial for future reference! xx

    www.adventuresofananglophile.com

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    1. It's so pretty! Haha I hope it helps! Xxx

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  26. That jumper is gorgeous and those GHDs are so pretty.
    Style With Friends

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  27. These sound so wonderful, I'd love to try GHD's at some point :) The curls you achieved really suit you.
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  28. I love your GHD, the colour is beautiful. I use my GHD for making my hair wavy, curly, straight whatever! Such a great hot tool and very versatile. Your blog is beautiful and I really like your posts xx

    www.mascaraandcakes.co.uk xx

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  29. I love GHD's they are my lifesaver!! Use them everyday; those look fab too xx

    http://lipstickandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. I work for ghd and love seeing positive reviews for them! the wonderland styler was one of my fav collections and they sold so well! The funny thing is I never owned my own pair of ghd's until I started working for them and I wonder how I survived without them!!!! I spend most of my day teaching people how to curl their hair as that's what most people struggle with! I've been debating whether to do a review on ghd (Eclipse) on my blog but because my blog is only a month old and I work for them I don't want people to think I'm being biased but I honestly adore them!

    http://justjulie81.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh really, that's so cool! I know, they are such good quality! xxx

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  31. I bought this yesterday and I love it so, SO much. I came home and washed my hair and straightened it and then curled it just to experience both. This is my first ghd anything and I'm not regretting it. It straightens and curls so effortlessly and it heats up faster than any straightener or curling iron that I've ever owned. The Wonderland version is beautiful. I was buying the black one and then the lady ringing everything up pointed out the Wonderland LE version and they only had two left. I put the black one back and got this one. It's gorgeous, I'm very happy with it. You took some gorgeous pictures of the color shift.

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