Cloud Nine or ghd?

Taryn Davies
Published: March 14, 2016

Picking the right hair straightener for you can be a difficult task when every brand considers their product the best on the market, so which will you go for, Cloud Nine or ghd?

Here we pit them against each other to see what features stand out in each model to help give you a better understanding of which hair tool is the one for you.

Here’s our comparison of the Cloud Nine Original Iron and the ghd Gold V Classic Hair Styler.

Cloud Nine Original Iron hair straightener review of the Cloud Nine Original Iron

  • One-touch temperature control
  • Black ceramic plates
  • 6m Swivel cord
  • Identification chip (RFID)
  • LED display
  • Protective heat guard
  • Intelligent sleep technology
  • One year manufacturer guarantee
  • Temperature control panel
  • Dual adaptor
  • Universal voltage
  • Carry pouch
  • Presentation box

ghd Gold V Classic Hair Styler review Gold V Classic hair styler features

  • Professional finish
  • Smooth plates
  • Cool, light body
  • Ceramic heaters
  • Contoured plates
  • Sleep mode
  • Universal voltage – ideal for travel
  • 2m swivel cord
  • Weight 0.81kg
  • Protective plate guard
  • 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee


Both hair straighteners look incredibly similar, housed in a black design, the curved edges on each of them ensure you can curl your hair as well as straighten it with these tools. Both have ceramic plates to ensure they glide through your locks, whilst the Cloud Nine design also boasts a “special and mysterious ingredient” which gives your hair added shine and sparkle, each and every time you use your irons.

Both irons will automatically turn off after 30 minutes too, so there’s no panic when you’ve left the house.

Cloud Nine Original Iron hair straightener review


The Cloud Nine Original Iron has a range of different temperatures, between high, medium and low, and the one-touch temperature control means it’s easier than ever to change the temperature setting. Cloud Nine tools are designed with a Micro Computer controlled heating system, this is beneficial to the hair because heat of the plate is maintained all over the ceramic surface. If you tool has different heat spots this can be detrimental to the health of your hair.

The ghd Gold V Classic styler is designed to operate at 175°C - 185°C, as ghd found that this is the optimal operating temperature for our advanced ceramic heater technology to create superior results whatever the hair type or style that you are looking to achieve.

ghd Gold V Classic Hair Styler review


We have to admit that both these straighteners are professional products that brilliantly do the job of styling our hair, the biggest difference to note is that the Cloud Nine Irons have different heat temperature settings, whilst the ghd Classic Styler doesn’t. If you’d prefer to style your hair at a lower setting then it might be better to invest in the Cloud Nine tool.

But ghd have built up a huge brand that makes sure we gravitate towards them when buying new hair tools. We can't help but be drawn in by their limited edition designs each season too, this summer it's called Wanderlust and the gorgeous colours are perfect for the season.

Which will you buy, the Cloud Nine or ghd?

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