I have been using GHD's for many years now as my hair is very thick and wavy and takes some taming! I purchased the Babyliss Pro Excellence straightners to take on holiday as they are dual voltage and reach a maximum temperature of 230 degrees.
In my opinion they are fierce competition for GHD and a fraction of the price! They heat up rapidly and perform brilliantly on my hair. The section grips and heat proof mat were an added bonus.
I would highly recommend these to anyone who wants excellent performance and value for money.BaByliss 2088CU Pro 230 Elegance Straightener Blueberry