*Don’t have a bad hair day – Police Warning- over counterfeit straighteners and other hair products

*Don’t have a bad hair day – Police Warning- over counterfeit straighteners and other hair products

Watch out for fake ghd hair straighteners and other hair products being promoted on Ebay & Google.These fake products are being sold for around £60 to £80 and the websites often boast of large discounts.

The scammers behind these illegal websites will often use genuine looking domain names and official ghd graphics and logos to try and trick you.fake ghd border police 01-10-14 scam 01-10-14

However, if the price is too good to be true then you are almost certainly buying a counterfeit product that is not made by GHD, not safety tested, and may pose a significant risk to you and your home. We would strongly recommend that you only buy from genuine retailers.

City Council consumer watchdogs are warning last minute shoppers not to get their fingers burnt by buying dangerous fake designer hair straightening irons.
The look-alike irons being sold on the internet on sites such as Ebay and around in and around cities. Counterfeit versions of the  top-rated traditional black GHD brand’s irons and all the limited edition’s  are also known to have been counterfeited. The genuine articles are on sale from over £100 to £200, but the counterfeit ones are being offered from anywhere between £60 and £100.

GHD also cautions consumers about the diverted irons that have recently been found at unauthorized locations online and in-store. ghd prohibits this illegal method of obtaining brand irons and selling them, usually at a discounted rate, at unauthorized locations. Low pricing is an indication that the iron may be a counterfeit or a diverted iron and the company advises consumers not to purchase these items as they do not meet the GHD health and safety standards, are illegal, and the irons could potentially be harmful as they have not gone through the company’s strict safety measures. Additionally, GHD does not offer any warranties on irons that have been purchased through unauthorized GHD retailers and does not replace counterfeit or diverted irons.

GHD is taking action against the counterfeiters and diverters, working with its lawyers to shut down counterfeit operations. GHD head office state, “GHD will stop at nothing to protect the GHD brand, the professional beauty industry and the consumers from counterfeiters and diverters, and we will bring them to justice.”

“The straighteners come in packaging that looks genuine and there is no reason to believe that the goods are not authentic when looked over by a consumer.”

“Consumers are advised if they are purchasing GHD straighteners to look for the hologram around the plug. This contains the number that you should quote when calling GHD to register the product. The initial response given when calling the company is a good indication as to the authenticity of the item.”

However to be certain you are not putting your pocket or most importantly your safety or your families safety Jazz hairdressing only recommends you buy from GHD’s own website www.ghdhair.com