GHD Models

GHD have made a number of different versions of hair straighteners over the years. Here is our best efforts at a list, most recent models first.

GHD Original S4C242 - Partly Repairable.

This a is a brand new model released in 2022 at £119.

They look like the world famous original MK4.2 irons but have the most up to date GHD Gold internals.

GHD Original S4C242

See our GHD S4C242 Original Tear Down

Or see our GHD S4C242 Original Repair Service

GHD UnPlugged S9U221 - Not repairable.

This is a brand new cordless model launched in 2021.

We have one that has been filmed and stripped for spares. See our GHD UnPlugged teardown.

GHD Unplugged

GHD MAX S7N421 - Can be repaired.

This model was launched in 2021. It is a wide plate version of the GHD Gold S7N261 shown below.

Instead of GHD Gold printed on the arm it will have GHD MAX printed on the non switch side arm.

It is repairable using our GHD Gold & Max Repair Service but will be under warranty until at least 2022

GHD S7N421 Max Repair Guide

We can help with a damaged Mains Cable and other issues not covered by the warranty or if you have no proof of purchase.

GHD Gold

GHD S7N261 Gold - Can be repaired

This is a recent model and is repairable using our GHD Gold & Max Repair Service

See our GHD Gold S7N261 Repair Guide.

GHD Gold

Platinum S8T261 & Platinum S8T262 Plus - Not repairable

These models can not be repaired. There is more info about the model on the Platinum page. If a pair breaks under warranty GHD just dispose of them and send out a new pair. For details of why see our FAQ page on the subject.

We can however supply replacement cables for DIY fitting.

GHD Mk7 Platinum

Eclipse - Not repairable

Theis models can not be repaired. If a pair breaks under warranty GHD just throw them away and send out a new pair. For details of why see our FAQ page on the subject.

Therefore please bear in mind that once out of warranty, they cannot be repaired if/when they break. For more information about the Eclipse model, see the Eclipse page.

We can however supply replacement cables for DIY fitting.

GHD Mk6 Eclipse

GHD 5.0 / Mk5 / MkV - Can be repaired

The Mk5 (V) version of GHDs are marked with the model 5.0 (normal 1" wide), SS5.0 (2" wide), MS5.0 (0.5" wide) etc. The new SC5 Contour is, other than the ceramic plates, the same as the SS5 and can be repaired.

They are sometimes called the Mk5 gold, but do come in other colours as well. For more details, please have a look at the GHD 5.0 page.

GHD 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 / Mk4 / Mk IV - Can be repaired

The Mk4 (IV) version GHDs are all clearly marked with the model number on the label opposite the power switch. They also have a different style hinge to all previous models:



There are many different variations of this model in different colours (purple, white, black, pink etc) including.... click the links for more details!

GHD 3.1B - Can be Repaired

This is the second generation of Mk3 iron. They are clearly marked with the model number on the label opposite the power switch:

The following models are based upon this model.... click the links for more details!

GHD 3 - Can be repaired

This model is normally marked with the model number on the label opposite the power switch on the inside of the arm. This model is very similar to the GHD3.1B, apart from it has two small screws which attach the mains switch cover:

There are two other models that are based upon the GHD3 which are the wide and narrow versions.

Older Model - Can be repaired

Pre Mk 3
These are quite old now and frequently do not have any model number marking as they do not have a label. It's easy to tell if you have this model, as they have a "square" end like this:
GHD3 Hairstraighteners

Fake Irons - Not repairable

There were once lot of fake GHDs on the market. These were mainly copies of Mk4 GHDs, however there are some fake 3.1B/P's and MK5 around.

GHD Air Hairdryer - Not repairable

We've got a teardown of a GHD air hair dryer on our GHD Air page. Sadly all the parts inside are custom and we've not been able to source any spare parts.

GHD Air Hairdryer

 

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