If you’re heading to a festival over the summer? Or perhaps jetting off on a weekend away sometime soon? You might want to read on as once again, ghd are giving us that good hair with their latest launch – introducing the ghd Unplugged.
Yes the hair gods who’ve been around since 2001 have finally created a compact and cordless styler that’s super light, portable and powerful.
Best of all? You can touch-up your style on the go thanks to the 45 second heat up time and 20 minutes of continuous styling.
You’ll also get 65% more shine to your hair, with no strings attached – how good is that?
One feature we absolutely can’t get enough of is you can charge it on the go or at home before you leave for your staycation via USB-C charging cable.
When you’re done creating your new hairstyle on the go, you can safely slip the styler into your handbag immediately after use with the heat-resistant carry case. Oh, did we mention that it’s also 46% lighter than competitors?
Thanks to the Hybrid Co-lithium technology, which is a combination of long-life lithium-ion batteries with ghd advanced dual-zone technology, you’re always guaranteed the optimum styling temperature of 185°C across both plates and the superior performance that ghd is renowned for – now in a handbag sized tool.
So whether you’re hitting the gym before work, travelling to a new destination or just want to get ready for a date from the comfort of your desk, ghd’s new Unplugged styler is travel-sized, flight friendly and airport security safe, allowing you to carry the tool in both hold or hand luggage.
Available in both black and white, the £299 styler can be purchased from hair salons, department stores like Harrods, as well as ghdhair.com.
Should you be after a slightly cheaper styling tool for on the go straightening or curling, why not treat yourself to the Beurer HS20 Cordless Rechargeable Hair Straightener. Priced at just £39.99 from Robert Dyas, the rechargeable hair straightener will be your favourite beauty travel companion thanks to its cordless, powerful operation and compact size – you’ll now have the option to freshen up your style on-the-go.
The HS20 fits into any handbag yet it still provides you with the same power as a conventional hair straightener. Ceramic and tourmaline-coated hot plates protect the hair along with three variable temperature settings (160 – 200°C) for personalised use with every hair type. This handy straightener is easy to use, at the click of just one button the plates will heat up fast and the LED display makes operating the temperature a breeze. Cordless operation will run for approximately 30 minutes from a quick 2 hour charge.
Additional features include, battery level indicator, lithium-ion battery for extra-long usage, automatic safety switch-off after 30 min, plate locking system for easy storage and transport and includes a heat-resistant protective cap for safe transportation.
Or what about the Revamp Progloss Liberate Cordless Compact Ceramic Hair Straightener from Boots? Priced at £79.99, get ready to style your hair whilst you’re on the move.
This cordless styling tool delivers up to 30 minutes of use (with 3 Hours Fast Charge), so you can create sleek straight hairstyles, or beautiful curls wherever you are. The ceramic and ionic floating plates glide through your hair effortlessly for quick and easy styling. Suitable for different hair types, with 3 temperature settings ranging from 160°C to 210°C. Infused with Progloss super smooth oils, including Keratin, Argan Oil and Coconut Oil.
The Revamp Progloss Liberate features built-in ‘on the go’ travel lock and heat-resistant travel pouch. Includes charging cable with UK/EU interchangeable adaptor.
Slightly more expensive is the We Are Paradoxx Supernova Multi Cordless Hair Tool from ASOS. Priced at £99, it’s a 3-in-1 cordless hair tool, straighter, wand and tong – so perfect for creating multiple hairstyles on the go.
The conical barrels for wand curls intelligent head control prevents damage with a microprocessor that maintains optimum temperature of 185 degrees/ 365F. Made from ceramic tourmaline, the plates glide over hair like silk and help tame frizz and add shine.
The Smart switch responds to human touch so won’t accidentally turn on in your bag, plus there’s 20 minutes of full styling time and you’ll love the lightweight and portable design. Also included in the box is a heatproof travel bag and USB charger.
Should you want to splash a little more cash, why not go for the BaByliss 9000 Cordless Straightener. Priced at £200 from Boots, it still comes in at £99 cheaper than that from ghd.
The BaByliss 9000 is the first high performance cordless hair straightener combining ground-breaking Micro Heating Matrix Technology and exceptional cordless performance to deliver the ultimate straightening experience wherever you are.
Powered by lithium-ion, with precise electronic control this revolutionary cordless styler delivers instant heat up and instant heat recovery to provide exceptionally smooth hair, whenever, wherever you use it.
The curved body design of the styler also means you can create beautiful curls and waves quickly and effortlessly.
If you really want to invest in a cordless styler, why not go all out with the Corrale from Dyson. The Corrale cord-free straightener is the most expensive at £399.99 from Boots, but is the only straightener with flexing copper plates that shape to gather hair.
The flexing manganese copper alloy plates shape around your hair, gathering it neatly together on each pass. This extra control means you can achieve the same style but with less heat – and therefore half the damage. It also means enhanced styling, for reduced frizz and fewer flyaways.
The Dyson Corrale delivers up to 30 minutes cordless styling, giving you freedom while styling. It fully re-charges in 70minutes, and if you need to style for longer, attach the magnetic 360° cable and style in hybrid charge mode.
It’s engineered for all hair types, with three precise heat settings – 165°C, 185°C and 210°C. With intelligent heat control, regulating the temperature of the plates 100 times a second, you know it’ll never exceed your chosen temperature.
When not in use, simply place it in the charging dock to recharge. With its OLED display, you can quickly see the battery level and charging status, as well as the temperature during use.
Have you tried any of these cordless stylers before? Or thinking of investing in one? Let us know which one you’ll be purchasing in the comments box below and if they’re worth the money.