Burnt hair even on low temps
My partner was talked into the halo for a Christmas present for myself with a curler. It has caused damage to my hair every time I have tried to use it. I have played with the temps thinking that would help but the plates seems to fry my hair no matter what. I am upset that my partner went in looking for a ghd only to be talked into this product. A lot of money for a horrible straightener
Perfect love it
Love my halo had it for a while now
Does wonders to my hair
Goes every where I need it
Easy to use
Heat is perfect does the job like w professional salon
Purchased in May 2017 at Hair warehouse for $238.00.
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Nothing to get excited over
So I went into Hairhouse Warehouse and was recommended this straightener over the GHD as I have hair extensions and it has an adjustable temperature. I came home and read some mixed reviews and got a bit worried but then thought to myself the ghd original styler also has some bad reviews. Decided to try it before exchanging it. Its an okay straightener, nothing special. A cheapie could do an equal, if not better, job. The main things I did not like were: that it does not leave a silky finish at all (my hair was the same just a little straighter...) and it doesnt even straighten well, let alone stay straight. 2 hours later my hair was curled again. I went and returned it today for a GHD and they really tried to convince me to buy The Farrah. It was better but after my experience with The Kate, Id prefer a GHD. Also the staff today agreed after seeing for themselves that The Kate did not do the job but blamed my hair type for that.
Purchased in December 2020 at Hairhouse Warehouse for $199.95.
Perfect for my needs
I love my Kate! I have always used GHD previously and use a cloud9 wide plate iron when i straighten my hair. But when my GHD died i needed a normal width plate for my waves/curls and my kate is perfect for this. I love that i can adjust the temperature as my ends are a touch on the over processed side, so i don't want to dry them any further on the highest heat. I will admit my hair isn't overly coarse, but is thick and frizzy and once I've styled it it holds and stays smooth.
Purchased in January 2020.
Love this straightener
I have curly frizzy hair and this is only thing that can keep it straight for longer! I've had mine for 6 years now and still going strong. Defintely worth the $$
Purchased in July 2013 for $249.00.
Hair does not straighten properly and burnt my hair very disappointed
My partner purchased this as a xmas pressie 2 years ago as a combo with a hair curler. I have used this once a week for the past 2 years and I'm so upset that I've wasted 2 years using this and also feel bad for partner as he spent so much money on it. I was pregnant when I first started using this straightener and blamed the pregnancy for my hair being so dull and not straightening the best. And then spent the following 15 months blaming all the changes in my body after having a baby for my hair being so lifeless. I also noticed slowly slowly ...my fringe was being burnt off and will take probably a year to grow to grow back. I randomly went to target and bought a remington hair straightener for around $50 just to try something new and to my surprise this straightner is amazing and does the job as you would expect a pricey hair straightner to do. Ot was only then i realised this hair atraightner is crap!!! Please dont waste your money on this straightner it just doesn't do the job you expect it to!
Purchased in December 2016.
Amazing have used both cloud 9 and ghd and had nothing but problems with quality and styling with these two brands . this styler works miracles for my thick course hair would highly recommend :)
Purchased in November 2018.
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Premium price, average results
Like many others, I too fell victim to the sales patter from Hairhouse Warehouse when I strayed into their store last year. Looking for a replacement for my workhorse GHD’s which I’d had for over 8 years and had sadly gained their angel wings I needed to find a new pair of straighteners fast.
I was interested in purchasing the GHD Platinum ones, but the sales assistant instantly told me not to buy them as they had so many electrical issues (true for this model).
I asked about other brands, but she kept telling me the technology in Halo’s The ...
Purchased in February 2018 for $200.00.
Same fault and can't refund it
I've used it less than 8 times before one of the plates stopped working. I asked for a replacement and it stopped working within 1 and a half years. Unfortunately since it was out of warranty, I couldn't get a refund or a replacement despite this being a manufacturer's fault. Won't be coming back to this again.
Well let's just say I submitted a review about my experience to Hair Warehouse and surprise suprise, they refused to publish it! Therefore I will post here instead, because people deserve honest reviews, not just the 5 star ones.
I bought these about a month ago while on holiday in Australia. I went to Hair Warehouse with the intention of buying either Ghd or Cloud 9. After talking with the sales rep I was convinced that Halo was a far better option. "Cloud 9 quality for a GHD price" is what I was told. Even when I changed my mind and went ...
Purchased in March 2020 for $249.00.
Genuine review from a paying customer!!!!! 5/10
I have to agree with another user below and say that I believe most of these reviews are fake...
I went into hairhouse warehouse vic gardens with the intention of looking at possibly getting a new straightener. I have previously owned a GHD and was told by a friend that cloud nine is the best brand to get on the market these days. Somehow I ended up with the manager of the store convincing me that these halo products we're the best ones to get because they're made in japan and compared them to the high quality of older GHD models. She barely t...
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Great hair straightener.
I was choosing between this straightener and a GHD, but ended up going with The Kate.
The plates glide over my hair easily with no snagging or pulling, and it heats up so quickly. I like that I can choose the temperature it is set at too. It leaves my hair shiny and smooth due to its special black ceramic plates.
The only reason it isnt a full 5 stars is because I would prefer the plates to be a bit bigger. It takes slightly longer and I have to use smaller sections of hair because the plates are smaller than what I'm used to.
Quick and easy to use
I bought this after my old GHD died after reading terrible reviews on the new GHD.
It has been great so far, heats up quickly and is easy to run through the hair quickly on the way out.
I haven’t noticed any damaging effects on my hair but I am careful with using heat protectant before straightening. Overall a great product - I bought as a pack from hairhouse warehouse where I also got a hair curler - really impressed with the brand!
Best ever straightner!!!
I bought this about 2/3 years ago. Best investment ever. I tried all the other top straighteners available at the time (including the GHD) and the 10 second test proved this was the best for me. I have super thick, curly, stubborn hair and it straightens so much faster than any other I've ever used. Definitely highly recommend
My daughter has this hair straightener and I asked if I could use it one day. It was AMAZING!!!, I have thick curly, frizzy hair and most of the time it’s tied up, I’ve used a straightener with ceramic plates which took me close to an hour to get my hair reasonably flat, I told you my hair is frizzy.
The halo not only straitened it in half the time, it left it feeling soft with no fly away bits. It’s lightweight, slimline feel makes it easy to manipulate. I’m certain you will not be disappointed if you purchase one.
Questions & Answers
I am very disappointed in the Hair straightener after 18 months one of the plates stopped working. I returned the straightener to Hairhouse Warehouse to have them replaced. The sales woman was so rude and was not interested. My daughter saved for a year to purchase the "best product" at the time. They were merticulously treated by my daughter and were never dropped. Up until the warranty issue they were fantastic, but with poor post sales service, I will be purchasing something else, not a halo and certainly not from Hairhouse Warehouse.
Does anyone have the instructions around still? What do I need to chance to use it in a different country? (voltage-wise, since it’s dual-voltage)
Which straightener is better a ghd or a halo
I still use my old ghd that I have had for years. I am also now too scared to buy a new ghd because I have read so many bad reviews of them now too. apparently, they now make them in China and that's why they aren't as good anymore. I would still like a new ghd but scared of wasting my money yet again.
My hair is very thick and curly and with my old ghd my hair stays nice until the next time I wash it. When I used the Kate my hair was only nice for an hour or so then it was boofy and the next day my hair was all over the place.
The girls at hairhouse warehouse now say to use a titanium plates straightener but I still think I would stay away from the halo brand and try something else now.
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