Have you ever brought a new “super all singing & dancing” hair dryer only to be disappointed that it doesn’t live up to the blurb? I know I have & I’m in the trade so have used many different brands over the years.
I was given the chance to test out the BaByliss Boutique Italian AC Dryer. Now BaByliss is a brand I’ve know throughout my career & they have never let me down so I was excited to try this new dryer.
I was very surprised when I opened the box to see how small it seemed. It comes in a lovely draw-string carrying bag & is a great idea for storing if you haven’t got a hook to hang it on, yes it even comes with a hook. Now 2400 watts is VERY powerful & I doubted it totally! After years of using high powered professional I was positive this wouldn’t be anywhere near as good as the one’s I use for work. How wrong was I? Good things do come in little packages! BaByliss proves this!
I’ve got mad curly hair that frizzes if I “blast” it too much but like to keep my fringe straight (weather permitting!) Wow this certainly packs a punch & I only used it on low speed & on medium heat! The nozzle meant I was able to concentrate the air where I wanted it & it definitely dried my hair quicker than normal. The nozzle is easy to remove if you want to scrunch dry your hair. I love the long lead it’s got & I know it may sound daft but the cable is very soft & flexes unlike some on the market. It felt really nice to hold & was so light & effortless to use. I did have to check which switch was which as it’s the opposite way round to my normal dryers, but that wasn’t a problem as they are clearly marked. The switches are on the inside of the handle they are high enough up not to catch them & accidently either turn it off or change the heat setting.
I’m not easily impressed but this has impressed with a capital I.
It’s not a cheap dryer but you get what you pay for. I’m used to paying over £70 for a dryer for work & I would have to say this is better than a lot of dryers I’ve purchased over the years.
BaByliss sent the dryer to some Grazia readers for testing & the results say everything :-
“With some serious testing from Grazia readers, 9 out of 10 readers claimed this was the best hair dryer they had ever used, whilst 10 out of 10 readers claim it was the fastest!*”
(*survey taken from 118 testers who agreed with the statement “this is the best dryer I have ever used”. September 2011)
They are not wrong in their response to the dryer. BaByliss you got this dryer spot on.
Now for some blurb on the dryer:-
- Compact design.
- Italian made, high power AC motor for super-fast drying
- Sleek, elegant design for easy handling
- Superior build quality for long lasting reliability
- Ultra slim concentrator nozzle for a smooth finish
- Ionic technology for smoothness and shine
- Heat-balancing ceramic technology
- 3 heat / 2 speed settings
- True cold setting to set your style.
- 2.7m salon length power cord
- Hanging loop
- Professional AC motor (long life motor).
- Removable rear filter
- 5 year guarantee
BaByliss is the leading manufacturer of electrical personal care appliances, from hairdryers, straighteners, tongs and crimpers to hair clippers and trimmers, women’s hair removal products and beauty appliances.
BaByliss products are the No.1 choice for the professionals and we use this expertise to create high-performance products designed to help you achieve a salon finish at home.
All our products use the latest technology and are thoroughly tested to give you great results.
I won this dryer in a twitter completion. I was not asked to write this review & all opinions are my own.