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Rapido Dryer

BaBylissPRO

Rapido Dryer

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The BaBylissPRO Rapido dryer is extremely powerful, while being incredibly lightweight. Increased air power dries hair up to 50% faster, and the removable noise - reducing filter results in over 50% quieter operation. The MaxLife PRO brushless engine delivers up to 10,000 hours of high speed drying. At up to 40% lighter weight, the BaBylissPRO Rapido weighs significantly less than 1lb!

Key Features:
  • 2000 Watt maxlifepro brushless motor
  • Cold shot
  • 6 Heat / Speed settings
  • Professional 9' cord
  • Removable noise - reducing filter
  • Ion generator
  • 40% Lighter than other dryers*
  • Less than 1 lb. (400g)
  • Up to 50% faster drying**
  • Up to 10,000 hours
  • Over 50% quieter***
  • 4 year manufacturer's warranty

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BaBylissPRORapido Dryer
 
4.7

(based on 70 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Dries hair quickly (36)
  • Even heat (28)
  • Reduces frizz (27)
  • Effective (24)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (29)
  • Thick hair (25)
  • Normal hair (13)
  • Color-treated hair (11)
  • Dry/damaged hair (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (33), Survivalist / minimalist (13), Product junkie (10), Professional stylist (6)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (15), Straight hair (10)

Reviewed by 70 customers

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5.0

Deinately a GREAT dryer!!!!

By Kim

from Elgin, IL

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Use
  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Hair

    Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

    I never leave comments about a product I ever buy but this one I felt I needed to. This is the best hair dryer I ever had purchased. Yes it was a tad expensive but ABSOLUTELY worth every cent. I have short wavy hair and I straighten it everyday. 10 minutes with this dryer and I do not even use a straightener anymore!!!!
    I hope that this dryer will last a while!

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    3.0

    Meh...could take it or leave it.

    By Rhoma

    from Loganville, GA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

    This dryer is OK, but for the price, I was just as happy with my CHI for $100 less! Two of the things they listed as selling points, I'd definitely argue. 1-quieter. Quieter than WHAT? Maybe a jet, but it isn't quiet at all and definitely quieter than the CHI I had before. 2-lighter weight. While I haven't weighed it, it doesn't feel lighter to me, either. I DO like the controls for speed and heat, and the cold shot button. Maybe 2000 is too much for a hair dryer, as I'd been used to 1850 watts. All in all, it's just fine. I guess for the price, i was expecting something really miraculous. I hope that for the extra money it will last for at least several years.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    Fast and light weight!

    By Mimi

    from Franklin, TN

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Light weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any hair type
      • Color-treated Hair
      • Dry/Damaged Hair
      • Frizziness/Flyaways
      • Limpness/Lifelessness
      • Normal Hair
      • Thick

      Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

      I hesitated to buy such an expensive dryer for home use. However, I believe after 2 weeks of use that it was a great investment. It is light weight, easy to use, and dries my thick hair in a third of the time. My hair dries smoother and feels silkier and healthy. Wish I hadn't waited so long to replace my old dryer. I used a 20% off coupon and accumulated points to reduce the price. Still, it would have been a good purchase at full price!

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Love the hair dryer

      By TWO BOYS MOM

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color-treated Hair
        • Dry/Damaged Hair
        • Frizziness/Flyaways
        • Limpness/Lifelessness
        • Normal Hair

        Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

        Love this hair dryer. I can tell a difference in frizzie fly away hair. dries my hair fast!!

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Love this dryer!

        By JenRVA

        from Richmond, VA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

            This dryer, while expensive, really does a great job drying my thick, coarse hair in no time at all. It's lightweight and pretty quiet, too. This was a splurge but it helped that I had a gift card from my sister and almost $20 in rewards.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            1.0

            I THINK I GOT A DEFECTIVE ONE :(

            By Naty

            from Miami,Fl

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

              Cons

              • NOT ENOUGH HEAT ON MAX HEAT SETTING

              Best Uses

                Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

                I got this as my friend who is a professional hairstylist recommended it. She spoke about the brand so highly that I went out and bought it but i was really disappointed. It did fry my hair quickly and it was definitely light and not horribly noisy but it did not get hot enough. Mine stayed warm on the max heat setting the whole time. Due to the dryer not giving enough heat my hair came out very frizzy. I had to finish it off with my Sedu flat iron to achieve the look I wanted. To be fair my friend said her's is not at all like that an said i probably got a defective one (my luck). She urged me to exchange it. I'm going back to Ulta to exchange it for the Volare V1 which is the exact one she uses at her salon.

                I'll review that one once i get it.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                5.0

                Works Wonderfully

                By BKH

                from Michigan

                About Me Minimalist

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

                    I have coarse, Asian hair. I usually let my hair air-dry and never had a blow dryer that cost more than $30 because I rarely used it and never got skilled at blowing out my own hair. I won an Ulta gift card and decided to treat myself, to see if a better-quality blow drying would be faster and easier. Yes, there is a huge difference- This dryer dries my hair faster, more gently, and makes my hair look better, even with my minimal skill. It's so light, it feels a little flimsy when you take it out of the box, but it's powerful. My stylist also approved- definitely an instance of You Get What You Pay For.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight Hair

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Does nice drying job on hair

                    By Tennisgirl

                    from Houston

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Gentle

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

                        This seems to have enough setting to do any hair drying job. I did not think it was super light or super heavy to hold

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Wavy Hair
                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product!

                        By ICan82

                        from San Antonio TX

                        Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

                        I have purchased other BabylissPro dryers in the past and was not very happy with them, which was odd to me because I really like their straighteners, this dryer is the best I've ever owned!

                         
                        5.0

                        Redefines turbo

                        By Erika

                        from NY

                        About Me Beauty Conscious

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

                            I have very thick hair and this dryer is the best I've ever used. It dries so fast! Well worth the price, especially with a coupon.

                            • Hair Type:
                            • Wavy Hair

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                            • Q:

                              Does this have a swivel cord like the professional units used in the salon?
                              Asked on 1/31/2018 by Elise from Michigan

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                No, this dryer does not have a swivel cord but the strain relief is large/long enough so the cord can move like a swivel. Please visit your nearest Ulta and check out the actual unit on the tester wall.

                                Answered on 2/7/2018 by Anonymous
                            • Q:

                              Would this dryer work for very thick & curly hair?
                              Asked on 1/23/2018 by Keilin from Atlanta GA

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                The BaBylissPRO Rapido dryer is the best choice for your hair. Since this dryer dries hair faster than the other blow dryers you listed, it causes less heat damage to your hair aiding in helping to keep your hair healthy. The Rapido has increased air power that dries hair faster than high heat alone and delivers unprecedented power and performance. The Rapido also has True ion generator which emits millions of negative ions to eliminate frizz and seal the hair cuticles for shiny, healthy looking hair.

                                Answered on 2/7/2018 by Anonymous
                            • Q:

                              I just bought this dryer and online it says up to 10,000 hours but on the box and instructions it says 5,000 hours... why is this?
                              Asked on 1/18/2018 by CallieBA from undisclosed

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                The box your dryer was in was from an earlier shipment where we were still testing the 10,000 hours yet could not claim it yet. Once we did test the same model and passed the 10,000 hours we were then able to claim this so the 10,000 hours statement does appear on our newer/updated packaging. So the 10,000 hours does apply to the unit you've purchased.

                                Answered on 2/7/2018 by Anonymous
                            • Q:

                              Two Questions: 1) does the concentrator shown in the picture come with the dryer? 2) can you remove and clean the filter at the back of the dryer?
                              Asked on 1/12/2018 by Nancy from Langhorne, PA

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Yes, the dryer comes with TWO concentrator nozzles (the one shown is included) and yes, the filter is removable for cleaning.

                                Answered on 1/17/2018 by Anonymous
                            • Q:

                              Can you explain the warning label information in more detail? What chemical and where is this chemical located? Am I touching this every day? Is it being blown on my head? Please advise.

                              WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
                              Asked on 1/9/2018 by Inquiring Mind from Bakersfield, Ca

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please reach out to gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thanks!

                                Answered on 2/13/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                            • Q:

                              I have straight, thick, long hair so fast drying with not a lot of damage, and reducing frizz are the most important factors for me. I'm deciding between the Brava and Rapido. It seems that both have the same wattage and both have nano titanium for ions- is that correct? Can you recommend one for me or highlight what might help me decide on one other than the weight? Thanks!
                              Asked on 12/29/2017 by DBop9 from undisclosed

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please contact us at gethelp@ulta.com. Thanks!

                                Answered on 2/5/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                            • Q:

                              Are all Babyliss hair dryers non- compatible with 220v or just the Rapido.
                              I have 220 v and have used both the Luminoso and the Carrera 2 and have had no problem using 220
                              Asked on 12/26/2017 by Frustrated from Scranton Pa

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please contact us at gethelp@ulta.com. Thanks!

                                Answered on 2/5/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                            • Q:

                              I have thick, dry, coarse, curly hair. I only use a hair dryer to diffuse. I had a T3 model (not even sure which though it is a dark gray color) that is finally giving up the ghost. I am looking at the Baby Bliss line. Which would be best dryer for diffusing only and the one that will be most likely to create soft, frizz free curls without drying out my curls?
                              Asked on 12/24/2017 by Caplor from GA

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please contact us at gethelp@ulta.com. Thanks!

                                Answered on 2/5/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                            • Q:

                              Will the portofino concentrators and diffusers fit this dryer?
                              Asked on 12/13/2017 by Heather from Westfield, IN

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                No, even though they are both from our BaBylissPRO Italian Dryer series the Portofino uses Slide-On attachments whereas the Rapido uses Snap-On attachments. The Snap-On diffuser is sold at Ulta as well.

                                Answered on 12/21/2017 by Anonymous
                            • Q:

                              Is this dryer recommended for coarse, African American hair?
                              Asked on 12/5/2017 by Shelly from US

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                YES!! The BaBylissPRO Rapido dryer is the best choice for your hair and needs. This Italian made dryer is the lightest (weighing less than 1lb), high-performance (lasting up to 10,000 hours) dryer in the world. Built with a Ferrari designed engine, the increased air power (2000 watts) dries hair faster than high heat alone which is less damaging to the hair by reducing its heat exposure and would work best with your hair type. The dryer also includes a true ion generator which will eliminate frizz and seal the hairs cuticle. As for noise, the dryer has a removable noise-reducing filter, creating a quieter working environment.

                                Answered on 12/7/2017 by Anonymous
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