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Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer

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BaBylissNano Titanium Portofino Dryer
 
4.6

(based on 52 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Effective (27)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Dries hair quickly (11)
  • Good value (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (25)
    • At home (10)
    • Women (10)
    • On-the-go (8)
    • Thick hair (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Brand buyer (19), Budget shopper (13), Beauty conscious (4), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 minutes (12), 1+ hour (10), 10 minutes (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Reviewed by 52 customers

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    3.0

    Loved it...until the motor went out after 11 months of use

    By LegallyBlonde

    from OKC, OK

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about BaByliss Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer:

      I have curly thick coarse hair, just past shoulder in length. I loved this dryer, it got my hair dried in about 10 minutes.

      This is the first of this brand I have bought, but decided to buy something different than the CHI's I had purchased in the past. But the motor stopped working after 11 months. I will check with the manufacturer suppose to have a good warranty. I would like to give the brand another try.

      Anyone else have the motor quit so soon?

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 1+ Hour
       
      5.0

      Worth $$

      By Brookie

      from Bolingbrook, IL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Dries Hair Fast
      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Leaves Hair Shiny
      • Leaves hair smooth

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Women

      Comments about BaByliss Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer:

      My hair is a few inches past shoulder length and is thick and coarse. I used to have a fan set up outside my bathroom door because by the time I finished drying my hair my bathroom would be hot and so was I. On weekdays I used to clip my hair up, wet, because it wasn't worth the 20 minutes or so to stand there drying it. A co-worker told me about the Babyliss and it sounded like the answer to a prayer. Although it took me awhile to overcome the cost, I finally decided my time is pretty valuable and I don't enjoy spending it tethered to a blow dryer, sweating. I was surprised that the Babyliss doesn't seem to get as hot or even to blow as hard as my old blow dryer did, yet it dries my hair in 1/2 to 2/3 of the time. And when you push the button for the "cold blast" it is truly cold. When you are done, your hair looks like you gave it a quick pass with a straightening iron, which to me is more than good enough for work! My hair felt softer too.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Great Hair dryer

      By gramcracker4

      from Staten Island, NY

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Women

        Comments about BaByliss Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer:

        I an lucky to have thick hair. It dries fast for me and my hair looks great when I'm finished.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        2.0

        Not for me.

        By Dee G.

        from New Jersey

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Complicated To Use

          Best Uses

            Comments about BaByliss Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer:

            This would be the perfect dryer if the attachments stayed on. I like to change the position of the nozzle depending on the section of hair I am drying. It falls off unless you really push it on there. But then its stuck in that position. It is also very heavy and awkward to hold.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 1+ Hour
             
            5.0

            My hair dries up faster, very nice

            By Cindy

            from Laredo, Texas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Women

                Comments about BaByliss Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer:

                I am so happy I made this purchase. The hair dryer I replaced was old and not enough watts. I have researched other name products and nothing better than what I purchased. I have a lot of hair and now it takes me half the time if did before. I am glad I upgraded my hair dryer.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                5.0

                Great for short hair!

                By crock203

                from WI

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great Cord Length
                • Great Lift To Thin Hair

                Cons

                • Little Heavy To Hold

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Men
                • On-the-go
                • Women

                Comments about BaByliss Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer:

                Be sure to use the diffuser if you have fine short hair. The hot setting is extremely hot!! It does take a little getting use to the heaviness of the dryer, but I Love it!!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                5.0

                Great dryer!!

                By Deb

                from Bonita Springs, Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BaByliss Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer:

                    Dries your hair smooth and shiny. I don't have to use the flat iron as much.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best buy

                    By BankerBarbie

                    from Baldwin Park Florida

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Good Value
                    • Lightweight
                    • Saves Time

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • On-the-go
                      • Weekly Use
                      • Women

                      Comments about BaByliss Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer:

                      This is the best blow dryer I have ever bought. I have purchased Chi,T3, Hot Tools, Phi, etc and this is by far my favorite! Please, if you are in the market for a new dryer and can afford to splurge... Give this a try!

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 1+ Hour

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      its ok

                      By tw7676

                      from minnesota

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BaByliss Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer:

                            I didn't find anything great about this dryer than any other brand or one that isn't so expensive.

                            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                            • 30 Minutes

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best dryer ever!!!

                            By Lilone

                            from Bay Area

                            About Me Brand Buyer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Big Diffuser
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Effective

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Use
                              • Naturally curly hair
                              • Women

                              Comments about BaByliss Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer:

                              This is my first high end dryer. It is worth every penny! The diffuser is really large & deep, it cut my drying time in half. This is the best dryer I have ever used. Gorgeous shiny, frizz free curls. I love it!

                              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                              • 1+ Hour

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                              • Q:

                                How does this product compare to the BaByliss Carrera? I bought the Carrera about 10 years ago (when they were much more expensive). I have loved it but I literally wore it out. I can buy another Carrera ceramic, but I'm wondering if it is worth the upgrade for this and how it is different (better). Thanks!
                                Asked on 4/16/2015 by Carrera Lover from Houston, TX

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  The Carrera is a great dryer, but the Portofino is a step up for a number of reasons. The Nano Titanium family of products is the premier series from BaByliss. The Portofino is made in Italy, and its high quality AC motor has a longer life than standard hair dryers. It is 2000 watts versus Carrera's 1900, and uses Nano Titanium technology to conduct heat evenly and protect from damaging hot spots. The Portofino also comes with 3 concentrator nozzles and a diffuser. BaByliss' confidence in the workmanship of the Portofino dryer is demonstrated with a limited 4-year warranty, versus Carrera's 3-year. If you liked the Carrera, you'll love the Portofino.

                                  Answered on 4/22/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                              • Q:

                                What size ar the attachment for concentrating the air?
                                Asked on 2/14/2015 by Keratina from Orlando fl

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  The Portofino Dryer comes with 3 concentrator nozzles: 60mm, 70mm and 90mm widths.

                                  Answered on 2/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Is this hairdryer quiet or pretty loud like most hairdryers?
                                Asked on 2/13/2015 by Michelle from Indiana, US

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  The Portofino dryer is powered by a high-end Italian AC motor that was specifically designed for use in this hairdryer, which generates less disruption of air. This creates great air pressure and airflow, while running smoother and quieter than others.

                                  Answered on 2/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Is this dryer heavy?
                                Asked on 1/29/2015 by Kim from Cleveland tn

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  This dryer features a lightweight design that weighs 1.26 pounds.

                                  Answered on 2/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Is this dryer good for fine hair?
                                Asked on 1/28/2015 by jhill from Missouri

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Yes! This dryer features a 2000-watt Italian AC motor for maximum airflow to speed drying times, plus Nano Titanium™ technology that generates negative ions to remove any static electricity in the hair and close the cuticle for smooth, shiny results.

                                  Answered on 1/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Does this dryer come with an attachable comb?
                                Asked on 1/24/2015 by lonnie from texas

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  No, Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer does not include a comb attachment. It includes diffuser and concentrator nozzle attachments.

                                  Answered on 1/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Does it use a Babyliss straightening pick or can you buy any kind?
                                Asked on 12/23/2014 by Lilmil70 from Killeen, TX

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  BaByliss does not offer a straightening pick attachment for the Portofino dryer. Generally, a universal grip straightening pick will not work on this dryer design due to the sharp angle at the end of barrel.

                                  Answered on 1/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Is this a ceramic and/or tourmaline blow dryer and does it use infrared heat?
                                Asked on 12/8/2014 by Lauren

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  The Portofino Dryer incorporates titanium and ionic technologies. Titanium conducts and distributes high heat more evenly to protect hair's luster and protect from damaging hot spots. The true ionic generator emits millions of negative ions to reduce frizz and static electricity for smooth, shiny and manageable hair, while helping to break down water molecules to speed up drying time.

                                  Answered on 12/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                What is the warranty on this product?
                                Asked on 11/10/2014 by cheri

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  This dryer features a limited 4-year manufacturer's warranty with proof of purchase (ULTA receipt).

                                  Answered on 11/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Does this dryer have a cool shot button?
                                Thank you!
                                Asked on 11/9/2014 by Sunsetgazer from Florida

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Yes, this dryer does feature a cool shot button.

                                  Answered on 11/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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