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Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer

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Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer

Item #: 2125789

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Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer is a lightweight and quiet, with an excellent heat and airflow. Tourmaline generates positive and negative ions when heated, helping repair the hair and maintain its shine and softness. Patented ion technology maximizes the benefits of ions, drying faster with increased softness and shine, and reduced frizz. Voted #1 by salons!

  • Tourmaline
  • Direct ION Technology
  • 1600 Watts save 15% energy without compromising heat or air flow
  • Excellent airflow 600 ft/min
  • Lightweight! Only 15.0 oz.
  • 8 speed/ heat options
  • Cool shot
  • Removable lint filter
  • Attachments: Concentrator and pik
  • Accepts most universal fit diffusers
  • Nozzle diameter 1-3/4 inch
  • Low EMFs
  • Hanging ring/cord guard
  • 8ft. professional cord
  • ProGuard, ALCI safety plug


(Model # 1043)

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Hot ToolsTourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer
 
3.9

(based on 575 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dries hair quickly (426)
  • Lightweight (422)
  • Even heat (354)
  • Reduces frizz (289)
  • Sleek design (247)

Cons

  • Not enough heat (58)
  • Loud (48)
  • Poor quality (46)
  • Heavy (21)
  • Lack of power (3)

Best Uses

  • At home (384)
  • Thick hair (206)
  • Thin hair (148)
  • Travel (84)
  • Long hair (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (290), Survivalist / minimalist (122), Product junkie (91), Professional stylist (13)

Reviewed by 575 customers

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5.0

Love it

By Suzanne

from Providence, TI

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Hair Quickly
  • Lightweight
  • Sleek Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Thick Hair

    Comments about Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer:

    So light compared to my last dryer.

     
    1.0

    I did not like, made my hair feel dried out, returned it

    By Lynn B

    from Ny

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer:

        Loud does not work they way intended

         
        4.0

        You won't regret it

        By Pb_jelly

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Hair Quickly
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Thick Hair

          Comments about Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer:

          The price tag on this can deter you but TRUST ME if you buy it and get this baby home; within one use you'll never go back. It's SO LIGHT!!! Which was a big plus since I have long, thick hair and would get tired from the weight. It's super quiet, dries my hair FAST, and comes with all the attachments you could ever want. The only negative is I find the cold shot could be colder but in the scheme of things the positives drastically outweigh the negatives!!!!

           
          3.0

          Not blown away with this dryer.

          By Chance

          from Lexington, KY

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Reduces Frizz
          • Sleek Design

          Cons

          • Doesn't push a lot of air
          • Not Enough Heat

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer:

            It works as well as any dryer you could get anywhere but $60 more expensive. Honestly disappointed.

             
            4.0

            Love this dryer!!

            By Mal L

            from Illinois

            Comments about Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer:

            Bought this about a week ago in store, it was on sale & I'd been wanting a blow dryer so I could let my natural curls out. This is perfect for me. I have a lot of really fine hair, it usually gets frizzy, but no problem with this one.
            I could see someone with thick hair maybe having a problem getting their hair all the way dry, but I don't use it on the high setting.

             
            5.0

            You should buy this hair dryer

            By none

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dries Hair Quickly
            • Even Heat
            • Lightweight
            • Reduces Frizz
            • Sleek Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Thick Hair

              Comments about Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer:

              Great dryer and good price too!

               
              5.0

              Nice price for professional styling product

              By Brooke

              from Lawrence, KS

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dries Hair Quickly
              • Even Heat
              • Lightweight
              • Sleek Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer:

                I LOVE how lightweight this hair dryer is. It doesn't get too hot, makes me feel like I'm not frying my hair.

                 
                5.0

                Love It!!

                By JazzyRoo

                from Jackson, Michigan

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dries Hair Quickly
                • Even Heat
                • Lightweight
                • Reduces Frizz
                • Sleek Design

                Cons

                • Loud

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Thick Hair

                Comments about Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer:

                Really like this bolw dryer. It makes all the difference in my hair texture. My old blow dryer was frying my hair to a crisp because it only had one heat setting. This one has 3 and is much more gentle on my hair. I love that it came with attachments as well. I havent used the diffuser yet, but the concentrater works well. And the price wasnt too bad either. Overall, im very satisfied.

                 
                1.0

                This was an extremely disappointing choice

                By mbcuda

                from Portland, OR

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • irritating noise; awkward design
                  • Loud

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer:

                    I have been a long-time, happy customer of a Hot Tools dryer purchased over ten years ago. So naturally, when the unit failed, I was inclined to replace it with another Hot Tools product. Because there were no consultants available to make product recommendation when I stopped at a local store, I made the choice myself--a Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer. Once home, there was nothing I liked about it (save the color). Chief among my selection criteria were: lightweight and quiet. It was similar in weight to my previous unit, but the comparison stopped there. The blower generated a pitch that was extremely irritating to my hearing. While the accessories simply slipped on, once the dryer was activated, the nozzle position was difficult to change. The design was awkward--longer length made it more difficult to position during drying with the nozzle on; and I was finding myself hitting the switches inadvertently.

                    The good news is that on return, I met with an Ulta consultant who recommended the Crimson Fade unit which I purchased after returning the Tourmaline dryer. I especially appreciate the ease of the transaction in exchanging dryers--with a significant savings for a lower cost unit. I am now a happy Hot Tools user again--and a happy Ulta customer.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Ok so far.

                    By Kim

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Product Junkie

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Even Heat
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reduces Frizz

                    Cons

                    • Low air flow

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Thin Hair

                    Comments about Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer:

                    This is my first higher priced dryer. I'm coming from a Conair dryer that worked fine but eventually died. My biggest complaint with that one was that while diffusing it would blow to hard even on the lowest setting it would disturb the curls making them frizzy.
                    This one is great with a diffuser, but doesn't blow very hard on the highest setting. I have used it to blow out my hair straight twice, and it worked but I'm not 100% sold on it. My hair does seem softer afterwards. But I'm not used to the low flow of air. I'm trying to decide if the trade off of the ionic technology keeping my hair healthy versus a dryer that might dry it faster (more air comming out faster) but may be drying it out is worth it.
                    So far...
                    Great for styling curly hair with a diffuser.
                    Ok for blowing curly hair straight.
                    I'll try to come back for an update after having it for a month or so.
                    I will say my husband hates it and is already looking for a replacement Conair. One that blows out a lot harder.
                    He cares nothing for the ionic/tourmaline technology and just wants something to dry his short hair fast
                    Me... It takes me close to 30 minutes to blow my hair out straight.
                    I'm all about new technology :)

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                    27 Questions | 27 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      the online description says it has 8 heat settings and when in the store and reading the box, it says it has 6 heat settings. Can you clarify this for me.
                      Asked on 1/22/2017 by Haney Michelle from Goodyear, AZ

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Here's the response we received from Hot Tools. We hope it helps!

                        "There are 8 Speed/Heat options. Our marketing changed it to 6 on the box. The other 2 are the low and high cool settings."

                        Answered on 1/23/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this dryer come with a diffuser?
                      Asked on 11/27/2016 by minimalist from Boerne, Tx

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Concentrator and pik attachments are included, and this model accepts most universal fit diffusers.

                        Answered on 11/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I am looking for a dryer with high heat, will this one fit the bill??
                      Asked on 11/10/2016 by Rickie from Indiana

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, the high heat setting on this dryer provides high heat! :-) Enjoy!

                        Answered on 12/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      What all comes with this dryer? Is the pic included?
                      Asked on 10/5/2016 by Drea from Chicago

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Concentrator and pik attachments are included!

                        Answered on 10/6/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      What is the difference between ceramic and ionic drying . What is better, does it depend on hair type? I'm looking for a dryer with good heat but not so much air flow. It seems I find the opposite. They blow my hair too hard and I can't get it into the brush without tangling but they don't get hot enough to make my wavey hair curl and stay curled or even give it a nice bend it just gets blown stright and flat even on the lower air setting. What wattage should I buy? FYI I love a retractable cord.
                      Asked on 4/23/2016 by Joy from Glendale Heights Il.

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        You won't find a retractable cord in a Professional dryer, but there are ones with that at Ulta. Wattage is not an indicator of power. It really will indicate how quickly the dryer heats up, how loud it will be, and lastly how much energy it uses. The best indicator is trying a dryer out in an Ulta Beauty store on the plug and play wall.
                        The Tourmaline Ionic Dryer is Hot Tools' bestselling and one of their best performing dryers because it has two sources of negative ions which help dry the hair faster. One from an ion generator and the other when the tourmaline inside the dryer heats up. Ceramic dryers just mean that the air is passing through a ceramic grill before it gets to the hair, so it's a gentler way of imparting heat.
                        If you want your hair to continue to be wavy after you blow dry, then consider using a dryer with a diffuser. Set on high heat, low speed and you'll get the look you're seeking. Hope this helps! :-)

                        Answered on 4/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Will this dryer volumize thin short hair?
                      Asked on 3/5/2016 by MyNextChapter from SF, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, it will work wonderfully for you! :-)

                        Answered on 3/7/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does it have a retractable cord?
                      Asked on 1/21/2016 by Dkl from Illinois

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, the cord is not retractable.

                        Answered on 1/22/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      What speed is this hair dryer?
                      Asked on 12/18/2015 by Lori from Michigan

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This dryer is 1600 watts and features 8 speed/heat options.

                        Answered on 12/22/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Whenever I go to the salon my hair looks so soft and silky after, but after I blow dry my hair my hair has a weird texture, is frizzy and is poofy. Would this hair dryer help me? Any other suggestions? My hair is short thick a little wavy and has a little coarser texture.
                      Asked on 8/14/2015 by Tori from Minnesota

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this dryer is ideal for frizz-prone hair because it features ionic technology that infuses hair with moisture and shine, reduces frizz, and makes hair smoother and more manageable. It's a great choice for you! :-)

                        Answered on 8/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      HOW do I open the lint filter????!
                      Asked on 7/25/2015 by Blowin' in the wind

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Turn it slightly and it comes off. Put it back by putting it back and turning a quarter turn.

                        Answered on 7/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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