There are flat irons and then there are ghd hair stylers. More than just hair straighteners, these multi-purpose hair styling tools can be used to do virtually anything, from creating volume at the roots, to shaping hair into the modern, S-shaped waves commonly seen on Hollywood starlets.

But quality doesn't come cheap, as this British brand has premium prices to match their advanced technology. The ghd eclipse comes with tri-zone technology — with six sensors distributed in the two hair plates to maintain a precise thermal control of 185 degrees celcius, so that hair is perfectly styled yet never overheated. Amazingly, only one pass is needed to achieve an outstanding, glossy finish even on super-curly or African-Caribbean hair. 

The eclipse has other cool features. Advanced insulation ensures that the styler is cool to the touch even after 45 minutes of use. This smart, styling tool also automatically switches off if it is left idle for too long, so you don't have to be afraid of any household mishaps. It can also be used anywhere in the world as it has internationally-friendly voltage.

ghd Eclipse

And if you're looking for a high performance hairdryer, you won't do any better than the ghd air. This lightweight hairdryer delivers exceptionally fast drying and a smooth salon finish and is ergonomically designed for a balanced and comfortable use.

ghd air

The ghd air is $320 and the eclipse is $420. Available at Prep Salons and Salon Vim.