GHD IV Violet Styler–a review and tutorial


Back with another video, (I’m on a roll this month!), and todays is on the newish GHD IV Violet Styler from the Candy Collection. I demonstrate in the video (below) a few ways how you can easily use the styler for straightening or curls. If I was actually going out I would have paid more attention to making both of the sides of the curls even but the video is meant to be more instructional than a trying to achieve a polished look (like the ones on the website).

Without going over things I have already mentioned in the video too much I would like to say that the fact that this heats up in under 30 seconds has been a life saver for me since I recently cut my fringe in again (bangs head against wall, WHY!). Because even if I don’t care what the rest of my hair looks like I like my fringe to look neat and not sticking up all over the place.

As you can see I am demonstrating on the Violet colour (gorgeous), but its also available in a bright lemon and a lovely mint. ghd


  • Available in Violet (as above), Mint or Lemon
  • Very light
  • Heats up in under 30 seconds
  • Sleep mode after 30 minutes
  • Universal voltage
  • Round barrel
  • Ceramic plates are flexible
  • Swivel cord is 2.8 meters long
  • 2 years manufacturer’s guarantee
  • One heat setting 175-185C (the only con)

The GHD IV Candy Styler retails for $249RRP in Australia and seems to be gone from GHD Australia website but can be found in select salons. If you choose to order from an online dealer make sure you use the nifty website checker to see if they are an authorised re-seller and your not getting scammed, cool huh!


Madame B Fatale


Disclosure: The GHD IV Violet was sent for trial/review consideration. As usual this does not sway my opinion.

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  7. Thank you for sharing. My hair is a neutral light brown now so going ashy wouldn’t be that difficult. very helpful! I You are just beautiful! Thanks again.

  8. I absolutely LOVE your haircolor! Do you do it yourself?
    If you do could you share the colors? and possibly the process? I color my own hair (to cover the gray ironically) but I am looking for a change and yours is amazing.
    Thank you!

    • Thank you! Yes I do, because I wanted it really ashy I chose not to fill the white blonde (what colour it was before basically) with red. So I had to slowly go up from medium ash blonde, to dark ash blonde to a light-medium ash brown. Putting the colour on higher each time. I think the first two were Loreal colours and I know the light-medium ash brown was by Revlon. I haven’t dyed it again since but I might go a little darker on top. To keep it ashy I’ve been using my silver touch shampoo every second wash that I was using when I had the all over blonde. Hope that helps!