Rated 3.47 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review MET MY EXPECTATIONS.
This hair dryer paired PERFECTLY with my "Drybar: The Bouncer Diffuser" which you can find online only.
The blowdryer is QUIET; I was able to blow dry my hair at 11:30 p.m. and it didn't disturb my toddler (I style my hair in the bedroom).
It is also LIGHTWEIGHT; the length of my hair is down to my tailbone and is thick. I blow dried my hair for 20 min (Med. heat/Cold shot; Low speed) and my arm never got tired.
My hair was 85% dry (I didnt want to overheat my scalp so I air dried the rest for about another hour). I prefer this method to airdrying my hair for 6+ hours and lookong like a zombified-stiff-wet-mop for most of it..!
This dryer has a GOOD DESIGN; sometimes the placement of the buttons is a concern since poor placement/design will have you unintentionally changing the settings, but that wasn't an issue for me at all. Also, the chord is really long and comfortable to work with.
ADDRESSING CONS FROM OTHER REVIEWS:
I notice one of the cons on many other reviews is that there is "not enough heat" but keep in mind this has IONIC technology.
Ionic: the hair dryer creates negative ions that help break down water molecules before they soak in your hair.
Therefore heat is not the primary/sole technology contributing to drying your hair.
Another con is that it is "poor quality" but that might be a prejudice towards a lightweight product. I guess the buttons are a bit cheap-looking (not enough for me to mind), but the dryer itself is smooth and sleek. The attachments this dryer came with were better quality than Conair.
After doing my research on hair dryers I chose this dryer and diffuser over the Devacurl. I'm happy with my results and the fact that I spent $50 less.
HAIR STYLING PRODUCTS I USE:
1.Cantu Moisturizing Twist & Lock Gel
2.SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle
Most Helpful Critical Review 1st Lasted 6 mo., 2nd Lasted 1 mo., 3rd Lasted 2 wks
Needs to Simply dry my hair and be dependable. Purchased at Ulta because they said it was Light weight for Travel, and for my shoulder injury. 1st one stopped working in 6 months, and I thought it was just a fluke, so I exchanged it for another. 2nd one made a grinding noise after the first month, and they said that never happens, and exchanged it for another, while I was on a trip. Now the 3rd one doesn't even get Warm or Hot...just COLD AIR. I was on another business trip, and I couldn't even dry my hair. It's going back, and obviously I will not purchase a hair dryer from ULTA again. This was completely UNDEPENDABLE, and it takes so much time to box it up, and go to the store, and go through the inconvenience of the return process. Please Stop carrying this really poor quality item. There are so many bad reviews on it. Just source and carry a quality hair dryer...it's so Important to the Customer. If you're going to be in that business...Listen to the Customer, and do it right...Every Time. On the Bright Side, the store is Beautiful, and the Staff is Friendly. Ulta, does so many things well, and they really need to remember that the quality of their products makes an impression on every Customer, every time.
Reviewed by 220 customers Was great...while it lasted....
Cathy from Pikeville, Kentucky
Loved this hair dryer but didn't even last a year. Started making a loud roaring noise and wouldn't heat when you had it on high and now low is barely heating. Waste of money.
Yes would buy it again.
Pumpkin from Vero Beach
Very light easy to use. Does not frizz out my hair. I have fine past my waistline hair.
Akward to use
PL from Austin, TX
To dry my hair, it does take a while I have long hair. The position of the buttons are on the inside of the handle instead of on the side. This makes it akward to use but functional without breaking the bank.
leaves hair frizzy
NB from Dallas TX
This hair drier does not seem as powerful as my old hair drier with the same watts. It also left my hair with a lot of frizz. I will return.
Lightweight & dries my hair fast!
Ashley from Memphis
Dried my shoulder-length hair in 5 minutes!!
Great light weight dryer
Yankee 1 from The Woodlands, Texas
Great for quick hair drying. Nice and quiet. Have shoulder issues and really appreciate the light weight
So happy I picked this blow dryer!
Mary from Chicago, IL
Easy to use. Light weight. 3 different heat modes. Controls in good location. Good price.
Should have gotten a different hair dryer
Frizzy hair but I do care from Meridian, MS
My hair is frizzy after using the hair dryer. Previous hair dryer did not do that.
Light in weight but definitely not a lightweight
paigebrooks57 from TN
1875 watt hairdryer, so it dries quickly and efficiently. The lightest weight hairdryer I've ever used. Great purchase!!!!
cmguild from Oregon
I love this blow dryer when its working, it drys hair fast and makes my wavy hair super manageable. However, I have had two warranty replacements on the same model. Its frustrating, but the dryer works so well I am hesitant to purchase another kind.
Poorly Designed, I lasted 5 minutes
L from Massachusetts
The concentrator nozzle two vent holes in each side! So that means all the air escapes through those vents and not through the nozzle. Could barely feel anything hiting my round brush. I have fine, long hair well past my shoulders. It took me three times as long to dry a small section than it takes with my lightweight mini babyliss. I would give this zero stars if I could.
will be returning
tink from Sioux Falls, SD
turn head upside down to dry, hair ends up all snarled
Linda from South Carolina
I will use it daily.
SHH from Clearwater FL
I like the diffuser for my curly, wavy hair.
Rocio from Naperville
Is ok .... I was expected more
Hot and Strong. Just like me ;)
Time-Strapped Psychologist from Michigan
I use it with my round brush for lots of volume and straight hair. It's not too heavy, which was an issue with my last blow dryer. Because my hair is THICK and waist-length, it takes a while to dry and I can't hold a heavy dryer that long.
Don' buy Hot Tools Hair Dryer
Lynn D from Massachusetts
All Hot Tools Hair dryers short out electronically in base of dryer above handle. Nice product but a dryer should last a long time. Very disappointed!
Believe the reviews
RJC from OH
Dryer worked for 18 months. Now I see I should've listened to the reviews about the loud noise.
Getting used to it
Roxie from Louisiana
Not used to a dryer that doesn't feel like its blowing but it does dry quickly. New technology!
LT from Chicago
I used to only buy Solano driers, which are excellent and have 10+ years lifespan but these driers are heavy and constant everyday use for 30+ years is enough. I love this little but powerful dryer!
Will Not Buy Hot Tools Again
GGee60 from TN
Bought this dryer 13 months ago. Warranty is for one year. Like others said in their comments it became noisy and then stopped working. After my experience and reading other reviews I will search for another brand. I have had hair dryers last 3 years at a cheaper price.
I think I'm finally done with Hot Tools products
Wendy from massachusetts
Purchased 14 months ago. It's used by two people daily and has been good, but today the rocker switch for the speed stopped working. There is only a high speed option now.
The dryer we had before this also broke a little over a year old, but on that one, it was the heat switch that failed so that we only had a high heat option.
No more Hot Tools.
Fast drying and quiet!
mamabear4116 from Arnold, MO
I have thick, curly/wavy hair and it would take me, what seemed like forever, to get my hair dry. And my kids and husband are usually still asleep while I'm getting ready for work. Since buying this new blow dryer, it has cut my drying time nearly in half and is quiet (for a blow dryer) and the kids and my husband don't really even hear it when I start it up in the mornings. Best one I've ever purchased/owned!
Not Worth It
Left with no Hair Dryer from Columbus, OH
This was very light weight, but broke after a few months of use. I think the fan broke because a piece of plastic fell out onto my floor.
Alliek from Akron Ohio
Gets nice and hot but has lower setting