Rated 3.18 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Excellent upgrade from my old blow dryer!
I needed a new blow dryer, and this is such an upgrade from my old one!! Really fantastic even heat with multiple settings. I have very thin, long hair, and a lot of it. This blow dryer did not make it dry or frizzy, it is also super light weight and quiet, but surprisingly powerful. My arm never got tired and my boyfriend never woke up when I was using it! Love the cool shot feature for setting a style in place, allows for maintaining a lot of volume! Highly recommend.
Most Helpful Critical Review Didn't last a full year
I was so excited to finally have a valid reason to chunk my 7 yr old Conair blow dryer when it bombed on me!
I'd been eyeballing hot tools irons and dryers for a long time and had an idea of which one I wanted. I chose this one, unfortunately. I LOVED my new dryer but after 8 short months it literally blew up in my hands one morning. It was a disaster!! Ruined my bathroom counter tops, cabinet ( I grabbed it in a frenzy, dropped it, then hit my cabinet as it was still flaming hot)
I called Ulta and ,understandably, they couldn't give me an exchange bc the time limit had expired to do so. I called Hot Tools and never heard back from them.
Didn't make a big deal about it. I knew it was a good brand and this one happened to be a "lemon". So, I purchased yet another Hot Tools. Only upgraded this time. Low and behold 4 months later the same exact thing happened AGAIN!! Except this time we were in our brand new just built home so I knew it wasn't our outlets. Hubs was furious bc it ruined the entire outlet (yikes). He demanded I call Hot Tools, so I did. Unfortunately, still no help.
Not sure if this fiasco was just oddly coincidental or what but geez I hated so bad I've had horrible experiences with Hot Tools from product to customer service. I believe in them so much, I'm debating on which dryer to purchase from them next ha!
I really wished customer service would've be better help!!
Reviewed by 45 customers Never Again !
Amber702 from Las Vegas, NV
For the price, I expected this blow dryer to last longer than a year. Sparks start shooting out, then it completely went out!! I only blow dryer my hair once a week, if that. It worked perfectly when I first bought it, but I do not understand why this would give out after a yeAr. Never repurchasing again.
I would NOT buy this product again
KP from Las Vegas
The diffuser will not stay attached to the dryer when it becomes hot. It is an incredibly frustrating and bad experience. I've learned to be quite a good catch, though, able to catch it about 15x while I spend 2 minutes drying my hair. Then, in frustration, remove the diffuser altogether. The problem is I WANTED THE DIFFUSER for my naturally curly hair. Bad option if that's what you want.
Not to diffuse but maybe straighten
Subiebabii06 from Streator IL
Usually love hot tool products but this one didn't work so much for me. Mainly got it to diffuse my hair but left it very frizzy. Plus side it does well to straighten hair.
Not a fan.
Lindsey from Georgia
Not a fan. Not good for thick hair. Takes forever to dry and I still feel like it never gets completely dry. Not good for oily hair.
Karla from Texas
Stopped working. Probably been a year. Not cheap.
Heather from Richmond, TX
My hairdryer pooped out on me, and I'm so happy that it did! I previously owned a Hot Tools hairdryer, but this one is much much better. My hair is silky smooth after using it.
It doesn't seems like it has a lot of power when you turn it on, but it works wonders.
I would not buy this again
plpatty from Missouri
Was convinced to buy this blow dryer when my old one went out....wish I had stayed with my old brand
Mel from Georgia
This dryer is really lightweight and I liked it at first but at this price point, it should last longer than a year.
Without a hair dryer for now from Georga
Was super excited with this hair dryer. As with a lot of the other low reviews it died before I had it year. I've had $19.99 hair dryers last for years and this nearly quadruple price one didn't make it a year. I worked fine one day and would not turn on the next.......
lots of frizz doesn't get hot enough
Bek from FL
I wouldn't recommend or purchase this blow dryer again in fact I was completely turned off from the brand altogether. It didn't get hot enough to give me a frizz free shiny blowout, and I can assure you it does not get better over time. Huge disappointment.
No nickname... from San Jose, CA
I use it to dry my hair !!! It is a hair dryer...
Tleigh from Charlotte nc
Seems good for the price
So far so good
JodieB from Iowa
I love this blow dryer right now. It's lightweight and dries my hair relatively quickly. I read some of the other reviews and I'm hoping it doesn't die on me soon! My only complaint so far is the cool shot button is kind of a pain to use and doesn't seem to want to stay cool. Otherwise I'm happy so far!
I've had less expensive hair dryers that lasted me years.
Ri from New Mexico
I use a hairdryer four days a week. I bought this one and used it maybe two weeks total and the motor went out in it. Very disappointed considering I paid a lot more than what I usually spend on hair dryers that have lasted me a few years. The diffuser didn't stay on the dryer when using it. Overpriced for the quality of the product.
Great hair dryer!
Amber from Layton, UT
I have been in need of a new hair dryer for a while. I originally went into the store looking for another brand and found this one. I liked the look of this one better and it was lighter than the other hair dryer. I tried it for the first time and wow! It left my hair shiny and not tangled, my last hair dryer tangled my hair a lot. My hair feels softer and lighter. I love this hair dryer!
Won't Purchase Again
Lucia from New York, NY
Would not purchase again. It lasted only 9 months. Handle would get burning hot when blowing out hair. Then finally sparks started flying out.
Britt4811 from California
I decided to try a new hairdryer as my old one seemed to tangle my hair when I used it. I am happy with this one, as it dried quickly and evenly, without needed extra heat or a super forceful stream of air.
Second time I get it!
Nid from Collegeville pa
I love this tool, can't live without hot tool
Didnt last a year
Donnahc from NC
Lightweight, worked well at first, then started going hot and cold during the dry. Finally had sparks flying out. Trashed it. Was less than a year old. Washed hair every other day.
Such a difference!
Chantry from Iowa
I was using a cheap blow dryer before that seemed to be frying my hair. I can honestly see a difference in my hair after using this blow dryer.
Not even a year
Renee94 from Michigan
If I had reviewed this dryer in the first 4 months, I would have given it 4-5 stars. But now it has only been 7 months and it's already dying. It'll run fine for a few minutes, then you hear the power slowly diminish. I even tried it in different outlets and took it to work, to try it there, same thing. I tried Hot Tools because I got tired of replacing my cheaper hair dryers every year or so...but that seems to be the better way to go! Such a disappointment.
Broken within a year
Angy from new york, ny
Never felt like this did my hair any justice. It heats unevenly and the buttons are in the way all the time. I hated this product from day 1. Now I'm going to have to replace it, I should've returned it and never looked back!
Don't Think I will ever buy another Hot Tools Dryer
Robina from Oakdale, NY
I used this dryer almost daily. I bought it on 10/10/17 and the heating element went on 11/22/18, which happened to be the coldest day of the year and Thanksgiving. It still works but at the low heat setting only. I have bought several Hot Tools dryers over the years, and none of them last very long. I bought a Rusk dryer today at my hair salon because it was recommended to me by the people that work there, and I was told that they last. Another issue with this dryer is that the outside finish was rubbing off as I used the dryer. It is also strange that the switches are placed on the back of the dryer, which is not the norm. Do not buy this dryer!
I would buy this again and recommend it.
None from Kill Devil Hills, NC
Light weight. Control buttons location so the settings are not inadvertently changed. Ion selection may contribute to change in hair texture.
I'm shocked to just notice review below-exactly my situation
I'm a sucker from Jefferson,Ga
This is exactly what's happening to ME!!!!! I thought it was a run of bad luck with Hot Tools But seems to be the same waste of money for quite a few buyers, unfortunately. I change my thoughts from my last review. I stated I'm debating on which Hot Tools dryer to buy next, actually I'm severing ties with Hot Tools.