Sent For Review
A few weeks ago, I reminded you what a styling snob I am with a curling iron trial. I try so many irons and dryers that it takes a bit to impress me. And irons, they take a lot to impress. But a dryer is a dryer, right?
Not quite. I was recently discussing high-end dryers with my favorite stylist. She paid several hundred dollars per dryer for her staff. Why? She needed a high-powered dryer that could also work with fine or thin hair. It needed a controllable (and powerful) heat setting. The back must promote easy access to the fan for cleaning and the dryers must be able to withstand attaching different nozzles over and over again. And if the motor can be repaired instead of trashed, that's even better. When I was telling her about my most recent dryer I was reviewing, she was way more curious than I ever expected.
First things first. If you don't know who Sam Villa is, let me introduce you. He's Redken's Education and Artistic Director and has been in the business for more than three decades. He's known for his ability to breathe excitement and art into styling. He's got fantastic tutorials on everything from cutting to styling and now he's the proud owner of his own styling line. Created with pros in mind, those serious about good hair can benefit as well.
Here is his baby; the Professional Ionic Hair Dryer.
What does all of that mean to those of you drying your hair in your own bathroom?
It's a super light dryer (2 ounces lighter than a T3 Featherweight!) that has enough speed to dry really long and thick hair, while not abusing thin or fine hair. It's also really quiet, so quiet that you can still hear a phone ring. It's much quieter than other dryers I own. It's very light. The dryer itself comes in at 14.60 oz, it's the lightest dryer I own. (And the lightest dryer I know of!)
It dries my very long (how cool that I can actually say that now!) and very thick hair quickly. It leaves it glossy and pretty after one use. If you are a pro or just want pretty hair fast, this dryer is totally Gouldylox approved! It retails for $199, but at the time of writing, it's on sale for $169. This dryer is replacing the other two high-end dryers currently on my vanity! Yes it's expensive, but if you baby your hair or just want your hair to be it's healthiest, this is the dryer to invest in.
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