LOVE this dryer! It's super pretty and I was amazed at how fast it dried my hair; leaving it frizz free. I have super long, wavy hair, prone to frizz. I use it everyday with the diffuser attachment, which falls off. Highly annoying as you have to turn off the machine and snap it back on. Overall it's not a deal breaker I just have to use caution to avoid it falling off. I'm worried that the motor will die soon as I do use it everyday. Hoping I can get at least 2 years out of it, as I do really love it.
I have the pink vintage turbo ionic dryer.
I heart my Hot Tools hair dryer! I have the hot pink one with the zebra print. It heats up nicely and is easy to handle. I got mine as a gift but I would purchase one myself if I ever needed to.
This dryer was an expensive piece of junk. It broke on the first use!
I have wavy hair that's not particularly thick or long. In fact, it doesn't even reach my shoulders. I was using the dryer with the included concentrator and a round brush when I heard a popping sound and it quit working. I didn't even get to finish drying my hair! Almost half of it was still wet and clipped on top of my head.
I tried unplugging, letting it cool down, and resetting it but nothing worked. I can hear a faint sound when I turn the switch on, but no air comes out at all.
The wort part is the hair that I did dry with it looks great! It makes the fact that it broke that much worse. Definitely not worth the risk though considering the price tag. I certainly won't be buying another one.
I enjoy this hair drier. I never spend very much money on hair styling tools, but this one attracted me (mainly because it is hot pink and zebra print). The only downside is that there isn't a warm air function or cool air function either. There is a cool push button, but I have had a Revlon drier in the past that actually had a cool setting on the switch so you didn't have to hold down a button. Overall I like this drier and it doesn't frizz my hair up (I have curly hair) like others do.
Good normal hair dryer - I've had it for almost 5 years now. I like the ionic function and the cool shot button. I really only use this during the winter when it's too cold to let my hair air dry. During the summer I let my hair dry with some anti-frizz product in it, and it has a pretty natural curl/wave. I'd buy this again b/c I actually spent $136 on a T3 travel dryer from Nordstrom's and it broke the first second I turned it on, screw that - I'd only pay $35 max for a good dryer now. (and I even hear there's other great dryers for cheaper) but if you only dry your hair every so often - it's great!
This dryer was leaps and bounds better than my older one, but it's not really fair because the older one was a $15 drugstore special. The Hot Tools dryer was faster, quieter and lighter, and left my hair less dried out and frizzy. However, I have concluded any reasonably priced pro type dryer could say that. There was nothing special about it, and it started cutting out after less than a year of use, and that's not even using it every day. I later got an Ion dryer at Sally on sale at half price for $25 that was MUCH better (faster, quieter, and produces softer, shinier hair) than this dryer.
I HATE the switches (and the fact you can't simply turn it on quickly to the highest speed). The cord tangles terribly.
I have the Hot Tools Professional Ion Ceramic version. It's okay, but nothing special considering the price. It gets super-hot if you like that; that feature isn't useful for me since I never turn it up past the midway point. (In fact, I have to close the door while using it so the smoke alarm in the next room doesn't think it's a fire!) It's heavy, and the switches are annoying to use. The heat and speed are supposedly on separate switches, but on mine, they seem to be linked--if you turn one up or down, the other does the same. It doesn't seem to be any less damaging to hair. On the positive side, it's sturdy, not high-pitched like a cheap dryer, and it does seem to leave hair glossier than a regular (non-ion) dryer.
I would hope this is reliable enough that I won't need to buy this again, but if something happened to it, I would run out and buy another! :) I have the travel version that folds up, but it still has plenty of power (1875 watts) as well as a cool shot button and high/low settings. Call me silly but I like the black and purple casing, too. This isn't super quiet but it gets the job done.
I'm very impressed with this ion dryer. It dries my hair more quickly than regular hair dryers, and leaves it soft and static free. My hair also has a bit more body after using it. If you're looking for a ion dryer that's effective, I'd try this one.