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GHD Straightners in UK and Europe

6 Jan 2011 Nikki said

Hey guys, I am from Australia. Does anyone know if I will just need a power point adapter for my GHD straightner or will I need a voltage converter? If anyone from Australia has been to Europe and taken their straightener (and it worked!) any advice would be great! Thanks! <img src="" alt="Wink" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin:;)-->
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  • 7 Jan 2011 Matty said


    You definitely need a power converter… my GF’s GHD didnt work because of the different voltage!

  • 7 Jan 2011 kristy said


    i didnt think voltage could be converted??? how dose that work? iv never seen something that converts it in the travel shops.

    mind you im a hairdresser and i can say after selling ghds for over 5 years they arent wat they use to be.. they use to last 7years +… but now your lucky if it last 2 years with newer models.

  • 7 Jan 2011 Lindsey said


    I’m pretty sure that, coming from Australia, we don’t actually need a voltage converter. The voltage throughout Europe is 220, and Australia uses 240, so we don’t need adaptors. American voltage is somewhere down in the 100s though, so American electronics DO need a converter. All you need coming from Australia is an adaptor.

    So Australia – adaptor
    America – adaptor and converter

  • 7 Jan 2011 Explorer~1987 said


    you will need a universal powerpoint adaptor. I suggest making sure u get the one that does Europe and UK.. Also you will need a converter. You wouldn’t want ur expensive hair straightener to blow up on your first day..I have my first trip booked in Sept 2011.. My cousin said you will def need these!

  • 8 Jan 2011 kristy said


    i thort aussies didnt have to.

  • 8 Jan 2011 Kaz said


    Just the power adapter if its a GHD. GHD’s are meant to be able to be used world wide without issues. If you had a cheaper hair straightener or a hair dryer perhaps power converters.

  • 12 Jan 2011 Nikki said


    Thanks guys!
    I talked to my hairdresser today and she said her friend has been traveling the UK and Europe for a couple of years and has been using her GHD with just an adapter, no converter needed. hope this helps everyone Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 12 Jan 2011 cassie said


    I used my gh straightener all over europe and the uk everyday for a month and all u had was a power adapter.. No voltage convertor or anything.. It still works find and I have been home for 6 months..

  • 27 Jan 2011 Andrea-Maree said


    with the straightners that have been used over there with just an adapted and worked are they the straighteners that you can adjust the temperatures?

  • 23 Dec 2014 pmegan said


    Best brand of flat iron I have ever used is the Karmin Salon Pro Styling Iron!

  • 15 Jan 2016 DANE2401 said


    I am from South Africa and I will be doing contiki Europe this week.
    Is it suffice for me to bring a two pin adapter to charge my mobile or would I need a European adapter? Please advise.


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