This Instagram Reel has made me want to buy the ghd Platinum+ straighteners (oh and they're on sale)

These tools will solve all of my hair woes, right?

GHD Platinum+

These tools will solve all of my hair woes, right?

I'm really not good at styling my hair (I've written about it once or twice), so I often scroll through Instagram for inspiration.

What I want is to create perfectly polished hair looks. The person I often find myself gravitating towards is influencer Emma Louise Connolly. To me, she has perfect hair and I am a little (no, ignore that, I am a lot) obsessed.

Her most recent hair tutorial on her Instagram Reels blew me away. It's Parisian-chic, it's tousled and absolute perfection. I made a note of the tools she used and I plan to replicate it exactly.

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Tell me that that isn't the most beautiful hair you ever did see?! And these are the exact tools that she used.

First up, she dried her hair with the ghd Helios hair dryer. It's one of the best hair dryers on the market right now and is perfect for those with frizzy hair that's tricky to tame. As you can see from Emma's beautiful locks, it delivers a super shiny and smooth blow dry.

ghd Helios Professional Hair Dryer - was £159, now £127 | Amazon

ghd Helios Professional Hair Dryer - was £159, now £127 | Amazon
It's Cyber Weekend, which means that there are discounts galore on ghd hair tools. This Amazon offer is £11 cheaper than the official GHD Cyber Monday sale. Plus you get free one day delivery with Prime.

Next up she twists and twirls her hair away from the face with the Platinum+ Hair Straightener. It's looks like when you drag scissors along a piece of ribbon and it curls back effortlessly. These straighteners are ideal for smoothing, but the plates are designed so that you can do exactly what Emma does and create soft curls and easy waves too.

ghd Platinum+ Hair Straightener - was £189, now £151 | Amazon

ghd Platinum+ Hair Straightener - was £189, now £151 | Amazon
These straighteners are spenny, but this is by far the cheapest deal I have found.

Watch this space, here's hoping that after I add these to my basket I'll look exactly like Emma. One can only hope right?

Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas is the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire UK. With over 10 years of experience on women's luxury lifestyle titles, she covers everything from the best beauty looks from the red carpet and stand out trends from the catwalk, to colonic irrigation and to the best mascaras on the market. She started her career on fashion desks across the industry - from The Telegraph to Brides - but found her calling in the Tatler beauty department. From there she moved to Instyle, before joining the Marie Claire digital team in 2018. She’s made it her own personal mission to find the best concealer in the world to cover her tenacious dark circles. She’s obsessed with skincare that makes her skin bouncy and glowy, low-maintenance hair that doesn’t require brushing and a cracking good manicure. Oh and she wears more jewellery than the Queen.