ghd Duet Style

Milabu Rating

  • Overall
    (4.3)
  • Performance
    (4.3)

Price Category: Pro-Grade

  • $399.00 Retail

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Pros

  • 2-in-1 tool for more efficient hair drying + styling
  • Straightens hair well
  • Smooth, sleek, shiny results
  • Smooth plates that don’t tug or pull on hair
  • Works with bigger sections of hair
  • Design is more compact when considering hair dryer + flat iron
  • Heats up quickly
  • Quiet air motor

Cons

  • Not versatile
  • Time consuming
  • Pricey
  • Hair needs to be guided through the plates
  • Needs both hands to operate
  • For a niche market

Quick Review

GHD Duet Styler provides smooth, sleek, shiny results, but it isn’t the quickest or most versatile hair tool per our review.

GHD Duet Hair Styler Review

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ghd Duet Styler allows you to dry and style hair at the same time.

Here at Milabu Beauty Review, you’ll find unbiased reviews and deep-dives into just about every beauty product imaginable. I don’t know about you, but I’m skeptical of some hair tools on the market – especially the wet to dry hair stylers that promise no heat damage. However, these hair tools are getting increasingly more technologically advanced year after year. The new ghd Duet Styler is the first 2-in-1 hot air styler that promises to transform hair from wet to dry with no heat damage – I’m exited to review it. Based on its ‘air styler’ name, I was hoping I would be able to achieve not only straight, blowout like results, but perhaps straightener curls too. But, I can’t say it did much more than straighten my hair.

Promises vs. Performance: Innovation meets efficient hair styling.

The ghd Duet Style allows you to dry and style hair at the same time – with no damage! It’s the first 2-in-1 hot air styler that combines the best in heat and drying technologies together. Ghd uses Air-fusion™ technology which “combines state of the art internal aerodynamics with 4 smart heated styling plates to efficiently dry and style hair simultaneously.” The plates are equipped with smart styling technology and have infinity sensors which predict hair’s needs to maintain an optimal low temperature from root to tip. Duet Style has a revolutionary air drying chamber air grille which works with the smart low temperature plates for concentrated airflow and even temperature distribution. It also has a unique air filter design and expertly angled root-drying vents that allow for maximum airflow and powerful performance for optimal drying with no extreme heat.

Ghd Duet Style uses 365°F with no air when Shine Shot™ mode is turned on for frizz-free, 2x shinier, 3.5x more hair alignment results. It promises no sizzling or burning smell, and is eco-friendly with up to 30% less energy consumption when using.

How To Use

To use, ghd says to remove excess water and begin with towel dried hair. Using about 2 inch sections (no wider than the width of the plates). Start at the roots, holding the styler for 3 seconds before gliding slowly down the hair, repeating until section is dry. After hair is dry (optional step), activate the Shine Shot™ mode for an extra boost of shine/to use the ghd Duet Style as a flat iron.

My Review Thoughts GHD duet styler

The ghd Duet Style is a great tool for two things and two things only: drying and straightening hair to achieve sleek, shiny results in one step. Its plates are smooth and glide like butter through hair when styling. However, you do need a brush to guide the hair through the plates to achieve tangle free results. Needless to say, I had to use both hands to operate ghd Duet Style to ensure the section of hair stayed clamped as the plates glided down the section of hair. I may have taken a small break in between styling my hair since both arms were in constant use.

When using the Shine Shot™, I did notice my hair smelled a little, but in regular drying mode it doesn’t smell. From my experience with ghd hair tools, my hair does have a particular ghd smell. I think it could result from the coating that the tools have. Otherwise, Duet Style design is compact, considering it’s a hair dryer and flat iron in one. This makes this hair tool a good option if you’re trying to save space for travel or on storage. Duet Style heats up quick and the motor is pretty quiet, which I always appreciate! Who wants a noisy tool in their ear?!

Quick Rating Rundown

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(4.3)
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Performance

(4.6)

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Our Rating Criteria

ghd Duet Styler Dupe

Let’s introduce the one and only Remington Wet 2 Style Flat Iron, an oldie hair styling tool that also dries and styles hair. The flat iron features a unique venting system using hot plates to remove moisture from hair when it’s damp, taking the hair to dry and smooth all in one. Can this $30 Remington Wet2Style flat iron be a dupe for the $400 ghd Duet Style?

At the end of the day, ghd Duet Styler uses aerodynamics with low-temperature air to dry and style damp hair, while Remington flat iron uses hot plates up to 450° F to remove moisture from damp hair to achieve smooth, sleek results. I personally think ghd Duet Style did a more efficient job than Remington Wet 2 Style flat iron. To my surprise, Wet2Style took twice as long to dry the hair, resulting with kinks towards the bottom of the hair and not as straight as ghd Duet Style.

ghd Duet Style 2 in 1
Remington Wet 2 style

In my personal opinion, Remington Wet2Style flat iron is not efficient, the hissing noise from the steam scares me, and I don’t feel comfortable using this tool on my hair over and over again due to the high heat on my hair when it’s damp. ghd Duet Style technology offers some comfort in knowing that the extremely hot plates are not turned on while the low temperature air dries my hair. Overall, I think Remington Wet 2 Style is a good enough dupe for ghd Duet Style, however there are major hair safety concerns, so definitely use caution if you choose this option.

How It Compares: It’s not my #1 hair tool recommendation.

All in all, I am impressed with the results of the ghd Duet Style, but it’s not something I would recommend over a normal hair straightener + blow drier or a tool like the Dyson Airwrap if you are looking for versatility. As part of the review I could not do variety of hair curls with GHD Duet Styler. It’s not as versatile as a regular flat iron or the Airwrap. This tool is made for a niche market who exclusively wants to dry and straighten hair only.

If you’re looking for the ultimate hair tool, the safest hair tool, and the most versatile hair tool, I recommend the Dyson Airwrap. It dries hair, smooths flyaways, creates the perfect blowout, and curls hair. The curling barrels are also semi-automatic, using something called Coanda Technology to attract hair, safely wrapping it around the barrels. Plus, it doesn’t use damaging heat. For a complete review of the Dyson Airwrap see full article.

For all of my favorite hair tools (rated ****4.5+), check out our MILABU PICKS article, ‘Best Hair Tools For Any Job.

Let’s review how ghd Duet Styler compare to the Dyson Airwrap, Shark FlexStyle, and Revlon One Step?

I’m going to be honest with you guys: there’s no comparison. Both the Dyson Airwrap and Shark FlexStyle feature exclusive coanda technology and safer styling with no extreme heat. The stylers are much more versatile, more efficient, and easier to use. With the GHD Duet Style, you really only get one styling option: straightening and limited hair styling. Whereas with both the Dyson and Shark tools, you can achieve a blowout, straightened, or curled hair.

When broken down, both the Dyson Airwrap and Shark FlexStyle are great values for the range of hair styles you can create plus hair types and lengths they work on. The attachments are more tailored to different hair lengths and textures for more efficient styling. See quick demo here of Dyson Airwrap vs Shark FlexStyle.

For a complete review of Shark FlexStyle, click here.

Another hair drying and styling tool is the Revlon One Step 2.0, a heated blow dry brush that delivers blowout-worth styles. While the Revlon One Step Styler is a solid hair tool, it isn’t the best out there. It gives great results and beautiful at-home blowouts, but there are still some things lacking with this tool. The hot setting is still hot to handle, and low is too slow, taking forever to style and dry hair. This means the Revlon One Step Styler 2.0 only has one truly useable heat setting – medium. I will say, it does dry hair and produce salon-worthy blowouts. It’s does have different attachments but they are not sold separately.

Also, I have made a separate review comparing Dyson Airstrait vs GHD Duet styler – check it out here.

Performance Rating

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(4.3)
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(4.6)

Controls

(3.9)

Technology

(4.5)

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(4.3)
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Advertised Product Highlights

ghd Duet Style 2-in-1 Hot Air Styler

TECHNOLOGY: Air-fusion™ technology combining internal aerodynamics with 4 smart heated styling plates to dry and style hair; Shine Shot™ mode to boost hair shine; Revolutionary air drying chamber for concentrated airflow and even temperature distribution; Unique air filter for maximum airflow; Smart styling plates with infinity sensors to predict hair’s needs and provide snag-free, ultra-shiny results’ Auto shutoff after 30 minutes of non-use

TEMPERATURE CONTROL: 1 setting – 365°F

TEMPERATURE RANGE: n/a

AIRFLOW: 1 setting

ATTACHMENTS: None

POWER & SPEED:

SIZE & WEIGHT: 8.9 ft. swivel cord

Edited by Maddie

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