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      02.03.2014 18:23

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      Good value, fast working hairdryer

      I was given this hairdryer a couple of years ago as a birthday present. I always use the hottest, fastest settings and it still works well and has never overheated or had any problems. My hair is prone to getting frizzy and doesn't usually like being blow dried but if I use the concentrating nozzle with a round bristle brush it leaves my hair smooth and not frizzy. The dryer works very quickly if you use the hotter setting but if you use it with the nozzle it can get very hot so you need to point it away from your scalp. There is a cool blast button which is supposed to set your style but I haven't found that this really makes any difference, and it takes a while for the airflow to cool down. This dryer is easy to use with well placed switches and the swivel cord doesn't get tangled. My only criticism is that it's not the lightest model and I have long hair so it does start to feel heavy if you're using it for a while.

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      02.01.2012 22:54
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      A great value for money product which i would reccomend to anyone getting a new hair dryer

      I use a hair dryer everymorning without fail as my hair has to be washed each day because it gets greasy so quickly and im normally in a rush to get to work on time in mornings and unless i want a curly mop by letting my hair dry naturally a hair dryer is the only option.

      When i asked for a hair dryer a couple of birthdays ago off my mum i didnt specify a certain model i was after and just let it down to her to choose and this was what i got and im so glad i did as its been a great hair dryer over the last 2 years and still isnt showing any signs on slowing down.

      The hair dryer is rich bronze colour with a black lead which is quite long at 3 meters in length.

      The hair dryer is designed by the well known brand babyliss and is very easy to hold in your hand as it is not bulky plus it is also very lightweight so you wouldn't get an achy arm if you were using it for a while if you had long hair. The 2000w hairdryer has 3 speed settings ( i personally prefer to use the fastest one as it gets the job done quickest!) and 2 heat settings, it also has a cool button which i find to be one of my favourite features of the hair dryer as i often find myself burning my scalp from repeatly blowing the same patch of my head so this eliminates the problem straight away.

      The hair dryer also has a thin nozzle so you can concentrate on smaller areas of hair, this is optional on wether you use it and can easily be removed and added on again. Ive took this hairdryer with me on several occassions when i have stayed in hotels as its quite compact and lightweight so doesn't take up much space in my bag.

      I believe my mum bought this hair dryer from Argos for around the £16 mark and i think this is great value for money, it also came with a really nice gold draw string bag to keep it in when not in use which looks and feels really luxourious. The hair dryer came with a manufactors guarntee too which i think was for several years but sadly i lost this so am unable to check although ive used it every day for the last 2 years and as i say have had no problems with it.

      I'd give this hair dryer a strong 9/10 and would reccomend it to anyone think of getting a hairdryer in the near future.

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        22.03.2010 13:58
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        An ok hairdryer

        My hair when blow dried increases in volume but this hairdryer reduces the volume compared to some hair dryers for example a Vidal Sassoon one I used to own. A benefit of using the Babyliss Elegance 5560U Bronze Hair Dryer is that my hair becomes less volumous and straighter with this hair dryer. But I have found lately that the dryer has occasionally cut out whether this is a one off fault with my hairdryer or whether this is a general fault of the product I don't know. The variation in speeds and heats are useful and significant. There is also a cooling button however this takes a while for the temperature to decrease.

        The product comes with a useful heatproof mat that matches the hairdryer, the heatproof mat also has a detachable bag that needs to be a little bigger because it's difficult to zip the bag up when the hairdryer is inside.The dryer lacks a hook so that you cannot hang it up.
        Overall the hairdryer is to a good standard but there are some minor faults which detract from the how good the actual hairdryer is.

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        01.02.2010 21:52
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        An easy to use and reliable product.

        The Babyliss Elegance 5560U Bronze Hair dryer is a beautifully crafted hairdryer that is easy to use and provides great results.

        The hairdryer has three speed settings; low, medium and fast. I always use the fast setting as my hair is quite thick and takes a long time to dry and I have found that this hair dryer has gotten my hair dryer (go figure) much faster than any other I have used in the past.

        It also has three different heat settings; cool, medium and hot. I find that the hot setting can sometimes burn my scalp and so I often tend to use the cool setting (mainly in the summer), and the medium which is a perfect heat when you are feeling cold and need to be warmed up. In addition there is a button expels a cold blast of air although I am not quite sure why you would need this.

        The hairdryer is quite light despite its large size and all of the buttons are very easy to reach whilst it is being used.

        Overall it is a great product that I brought for around £15 and I am glad that I have found it.

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        25.01.2010 21:09

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        Like Russian Roulette - for hair

        On first use, this hair dryer appeared to be excellent. It's powerful and it does dry your hair quickly. It's also reasonably light and a comfortable shape to hold, although I did find the cord a little short. However, after using it for a few months - always on the fastest, highest settings - it went up in smoke! Quite literally, there was smoke coming out of the back of it and a horrible smell of burning hair. Naturally, I returned it for a replacement, which was fine - for a few weeks. Then I recognised the old familiar smell of burning, and sure enough, smoke was coming out of the back of the dryer. I'd have thought this unlucky with one hair dryer, but two? Needless to say, it followed its predecessor and was not replaced by another Babyliss dryer.

        Considering Babyliss must be one of the top brands for hair appliances, this was pretty disappointing, and I haven't been able to find a hair dryer that's as good (apart from the smoking business) since. Perhaps this product's motor was unable to cope with the high speed, high temperature, high usage that I was subjecting it to, but surely that's what it's designed for.

        Babyliss has since revamped this dryer and it now only comes in blue, often with a matching blue hair brush. Here's hoping they have done something with the motor as well, or at the very least, paired it with a matching blue fire extinguisher.

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        23.08.2009 14:44
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        An inexpensive but highly effective hairdryer.

        I'm a heavy hairdryer user, every morning without fail I blast my bonce with hot air. My previous hairdryer was also a Babyliss, can't remember what kind, but as the cable's outer casing had split exposing the wires inside, one day it ceased to switch on so off I went to Argos to find another one!

        I like my hairdryers to be super-speedy, usually 1900 to 200W and to have two speed settings, two heat settings and a cool shot button. How lucky was I to find an inexpensive hairdryer which had all the features I was looking for and being a well-known brand name like Babyliss?!

        This hairdryer is very lightweight and it is not as big and bulky as other hairdryers can be which surprised me pleasantly. The cable swivels at the base of the hairdryer which is a great feature as it means the cable won't get twisted and damaged as you use the dryer and move it around (as happened with my previous one!).

        The selling point for me, however, wasn't the speed settings or the heat settings as these can be found on many hairdryers, nothing too impressive there. It was the nozzle on the end of the hairdryer that made me choose this hairdryer in particular. Whenever I go to the hairdressers, they always manage to dry my hair so straight and with such shine, partly because of the thin concentrator nozzle so when I saw that the Babyliss Elegance hairdryer had a thin concentrator nozzle, I decided it was the one for me.

        It works really well, super-fast drying, dries my hair nice and straight and really light and quite small which is great for travelling. And all for £14.59 in Argos! Great stuff!

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          17.06.2009 21:28
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          Blow away your worries

          Yesterday morning my hair dryer made a funny noise causing me momentary panic. Taking the time (for once) to remove the back and de-lint my dryer and shaking it once or twice was about all I could think to do. Upon reflection I've had the hair dryer for about three years and if memory serves the guarantee (if I had a clue where that was, may need to go through some files) was for three years. These evening I went to use my hair dryer again (yes, I over dry my hair) and was pleased to find that everything seemed to be back to normal. Having had all sorts of issues with hair dryers straighteners in the past I've become quite fond of my sturdy Bablyiss Elegance hair dryer.


          I apologise for being slightly light on details of the packaging of the hair dryer. I bought it upon my arrival in England about three years ago. It was in a box and came with the usual information and warnings (are there still people who might think it was a good idea to dry their hair while still in the shower?) and an attachment for focusing air direction. Mine was not a part of the accessories set which is currently available on Amazon. The dryer is a classy bronze colour with black cord and metal detailing exactly as shown in the photo. The cord is about 3 metres long; I can't currently find the exact length on the internet and am not about to get out a measuring tape. I've always found the length satisfactory! Three years ago I believe it cost me just over £20 as I would not have paid anymore and was purchased at Boots. A quick search of the internet reveals that you can find the dryer from £10 if you're willing to look around, but is generally listed as closer to £20. Even at £25 the BaByliss Elegance is well worth the money, comparing admirably to dryers of twice the cost.

          The 2000w dryer has three heat settings and two speeds. I find that I prefer the middle heat setting as the lower is quite cool and the higher can burn my scalp if pointed at the same place for too long! As with many dryers this one comes with a cool shot button. I've never really found a use for such a thing in my day to day life, but nice to know it is available if I'm ever in the mood. My hair is currently about chin length but around the time of our wedding was over half way down my back. The dryer coped with the long hair beautifully. I spend a lot less time drying my hair when I have my dryer than when I've been borrowing my mother-in-law or mother's hair dryers on trips to their respective homes.

          This dryer is also proud of ionic technology which I found very interesting when I was considering the dryer. This is supposed to stop the dryer from drying your hair out and therefore limit the amount of frizz. I have hair that frizzes if I read that there might be wet weather sometime in the next month so I really wouldn't expect any sort of ionic technology to completely eliminate frizz and it doesn't. My hair still frizzes. However, my hair is certainly less frizzy with drying than when I don't dry it or when I use the afore mentioned borrowed hair dryers. I'm always sceptical about the jargon that companies use to sell their products in order to convince us that we're not actually damaging our hair. Hair dryers are never going to be good for hair nor are straighteners, but this one seems less damaging than some I've run into in the past.

          I've had three years of using my hair dryer at least three times a week, usually with more regularity. I've found it to be consistent and have never had a problem with it until that little noise yesterday. I'm hoping that noise was a fluke and I'll get a bit more use out of it yet!

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            30.03.2009 16:53
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            A super fast drying hairdryer that leaves my hair in shiny condition.

            I seem to be having a bad run these past six months...first my ghd straighteners packed it in over Christmas, and now my two year old Nicky Clarke hairdryer has done the same. Anyhow, with some of my dooyoo earnings I decided to buy this Babyliss elegance hairdryer from Amazon, costing just under £20, and that included added accessories.

            My mum has this hairdryer, so I knew from experience that it was fast drying and sturdy, and she raved about it. So, to be honest, I didn't bother doing much online research for a change, and opted for this product....and I haven't been disappointed.

            This babyliss elegance 5560U first of all comes with a three year guarantee (somewhat better than the 6 month guarantee that my now defunk Nicky Clarke hairdryer had!) and claims to be 'ultra fast drying', and I can certainly confirm that. This is a 2000W hairdryer that gives 2 x more air pressure and thus providing 'high power airflow' helping your hair to dry faster. It also cites on the box that it offers 'ionic conditioning for frizz freee shine', and I have to say that I do feel that it doesn't dry my hair out and actually seems to leave it looking healthy and shiny. The manual gives more detail about this 'ionic' technology, stating that this ion generator neutralises the static charge and smoothes the hair.

            There are a few other features that this hairdryer has including: a 'no tangle swivel cord', a 'hinged rear filter for easy cleaning' and a 3 heat, 2 speed setting with a cool shot. Although I doubt I will be using the 'cool shot' it does appear to be a useful addition to this hairdryer in that it can be used on warm hair to cool it quickly and set it to maintain the style for longer. The manual also explains in more detail (if you require) how to use the various speed settings, though if you are like me, it doesn't take too long to work out how to use these settings.

            The hairdryer itself is a dark brown/gold colour with a 'slim salon concentrator' nozzle to aid styling, and as I already stated my hairdryer also came with styling accessories (a brush and hair clip) and a gold pouch for travel or storage, all of which have been a bonus.

            All in all, although I already knew this hairdryer was good, I have been extremely impressed by the product since I have been using it for myself everyday. The claims that this product makes are from my own experiences true so far. The hairdryer is fast drying, giving a strong air flow and great heat, but at the same time not drying out hair, but rather leaving it shiny and in healthy condition. It is also a great shape, easily stored and carried, and with a three year guarantee I am confident that Babyliss elegance with last a lot longer than my old Nicky Clarke one.

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              20.02.2009 00:44
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              A very good product, particularly if you can get it while reduced.

              The BaByliss Elegance 2000 is a 2000 watt hairdryer. It has two speed and three heat controls, and a cool shot button. It is described as having ionic conditioning to reduce frizz and promote shine, and ceramic technology which the manufacturer claims will reduce damage caused to the hair by heat. It is currently available for £24.46 from www.boots.co.uk.

              The product comes well packed sealed in a plastic bag within a sturdy box. It comes with a number of accessories:

              A vent brush
              A jaw clip
              An airflow concentrator nozzle
              A soft metallic drawstring pouch for storage/transport.

              The hairdryer is an unusual but quite stylish chocolate colour (the accessories match this), with chrome embellishments and the BaByliss logo on one side in silver. It is very light to hold, but feels reasonably solid. The heat and speed controls are located on one side of the handle, and can be operated independently of each other, which is useful as some hairdryers have combined heat/speed control, meaning that you cannot use the faster speed settings without blasting your hair with heat, which can cause damage. Fortunately this is not the case here, and there is also a cool shot button which delivers a cool blast of air. This button must be held down with the finger or thumb, and is located on the front of the handle beneath the barrel of the hairdryer.

              The lead comes out of the bottom of the handle, but unlike many hairdryers the rubber 'surround' moves with the movement of the wire, rather like a socket joint. This means that the lead is not being pulled against the handle, which the manufacturer claims means that it is less likely to tangle. I am not sure how much of a difference this would make in terms of tangling, but I think that this joint does protect the wire from damage against the handle.

              One of the main selling points that BaByliss uses to promote this product and others in its hairdryers is that they produce two times the pressure of a normal hairdryer. Having used it, I can say that it definitely produces a faster and more powerful airflow than a 'regular' 2000w hairdryer, and therefore will dry your hair faster. In terms of the ionic conditioning claim, I can say that my hair had less static than it has had when using other hairdryers, and remained shiny.

              I think that this is a good product, and at £24.46 is good value for money, particularly taking into account the accessories that come with it. I was able to get this for around £16-17 in a Boots event, so if you shop around, it is definitely good value and I don't see any need for dryers with similar specifications to cost twice or even three times as much. I would recommend this product.

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              13.01.2009 15:56
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              Overall a great hairdryer

              This Christmas was the first year I have received a Christmas gift from my son, which was chosen and paid for by him alone, with no help from dad. He's been working hard on his paper round all year and in the two weeks prior to Christmas he received over £300 in tips alone!! (I've been contemplating becoming a paper WOMAN!!) Naturally he was very proud to say he was going to do his Christmas shopping on his own.

              I couldn't wait to see what he had bought me! Christmas morning came and I opened my present from my son and was over to moon to see a new hairdryer. Something I had been needing for a long time, the switch had fallen off of my old one so could only be switched on and off using the main socket and I couldn't change any of the settings.

              The Babyliss Elegance Dryer is a fairly large salon style dryer. It comes well packaged in a box along with a vent brush, a concentrator nozzle, a large jaw hair clip and super gold coloured drawstring holdall. The dryer itself is a classy deep bronze colour. The hairdryer boasts a 2000w motor for quicker hair drying, a heat balancing ceramic technology claiming to produce a frizz free shine with the ultimate smooth finish, a 1.8m no tangle swivel cord, an easy clean filter, a cool shot button and it also claims to be lightweight. It has 3 different heat settings and 2 speed settings.

              ==What I Thought Of The Hairdryer==

              I love it! This dryer is really easy to control, the heat and speed settings are situated at the top of the handle and are controlled by 2 switches, which due to their positioning, are easily changed during the hair-drying process. The cool shot button is again situated in a great position, just to the top of the handle where my thumb is anyway, so it's easy to push the button for that blast of cool in order to retain the style. The no tangle swivel cord is a real bonus, no more tying myself up in knots whilst trying to style my hair. The filter is very easily removed, it just clips off and on for easy cleaning of the filter.

              I have used this dryer on my own hair, which is very short, I am very pleased with the results and it certainly does dry my hair in record time, much quicker than my old one. I have also used this dryer to dry my daughter's hair, her hair is very long and very thick. Again, although her hair still takes a while to dry it does dry much quicker than with the last dryer and her hair is always beautiful and shiny when completely dry. I can't really say whether or not this is due to the new hairdryer or not, however, as her hair is always very shiny when it has just been washed.

              My one and only complaint with this dryer would be the fact that I still find it quite heavy, not so much when I am drying my own hair, but more so when I dry my daughter's hair, my arm aches by the time I have finished. That is probably me just being a bit picky though, but it is advertised as lightweight and I really don't find it any lighter than any other dryer I have used.

              I would give the Babyliss Elegance Dryer 4 out of 5 as I have no complaints with its performance at all.

              Available in Tesco, Boots, Argos etc. for around £25.

              Many thanks for reading.

              © lel1969

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                04.10.2008 22:24
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                If you need a new hairdryer look no further

                I got the Babyliss Elegance for Christmas last year off my mum whos a hairdresser.

                First of all it looks stunning. An elegent twist on a retro design I would describe it as. I love the combination of brown and silver.

                The cord is a swiverly one and is long too so it doesnt restrict you too much.

                The heat settings are kind of 1 2 3.
                I use 2 mainly. Anybody who uses 3 for longer than 5 seconds has singed hair I should imagine!

                It also has fast and slow. I always keep it on fast or I'd be there for ages. The settings are very easy to use though but they can get very hot.
                There is also a cool blast button but in my opinion its useless. It is not cold and still far too hot.

                I believe this to be a very well priced hair dryer and you ofcourse get the big brand name and the warrenty.


                In the box you also get a hairbrush and clip. Not really any good though but a nice extra I suppose.

                Would reccomend

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                07.06.2008 02:29
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                Certainly worth considering.

                I was given a hairdryer when I was about 14 by my aunt as a Christmas gift and have used it on and off ever since, as I am now 28 it was well past it and couldn't be used on the hottest setting any more as it was too hot, that hot it hurt (and it smelt funny!)! As I blow-dry my hair more than I used to I decided it was time for it to be replaced, not before time either.

                I do a few survey sites and as I could have Argos vouchers as rewards for doing the surveys sent to me, I got a few and looked for my replacement, I was spoilt for choice and decided on this model. The write up made it sound really good and the thought of it being a dryer that was quick made me opt for it as I am not the type of person that wants to spend ages on my hair so the quicker it gets dry the better.

                I reserved my choice and went down and bought my new time saver.

                The box it came in was nice enough, well designed and now long gone so I can't tell you much about it.

                The dryer is chocolate brown with chrome parts to make it look fancy. I didn't go for it because of the way it looks but if you are the type to opt for something because of looks then this will not disappoint you at all as it does look very modern and stylish.

                It weighs in at 0.527kg. so it isn't overly heavy which is a good thing as it can be rather a pain holding and working with a heavy hairdryer.

                It comes with an ultra slim concentrator nozzle, which means that the blast of air is more concentrated so dries that section of hair more quickly, this is especially useful if you are drying your hair with a brush.

                The reason I chose this was because the write up says "Advanced high torque motor gives 2x the air pressure of an ordinary dryer for fast drying." I can honestly say that I find this super fast at drying and even though my hair is very thick it is soon dry when I use this and compared to my old dryer the time it takes is more than halved! In just a few minutes my hair is dry.

                I didn't really know what I was looking for when I started looking for which model to buy, I just thought that I would opt for a model with a decent motor, this one is 2000w, after more comparing I noticed they all were, so it must be the standard motor size. That didn't really help me pick did it.

                Ionic technology seems to be the in thing at the moment, I don't really know what it is and so didn't take all that much notice but apparently it helps keep frizz to a minimum and improves shine. This model apparently is ionic and my hair does seem shiny after using it, even before I use my GHD's.

                Heat balancing tourmaline-ceramic technology? Again, what? Anyway that is what it has! I can't explain what baffles me I am afraid!

                When looking for which to buy I wanted to make sure that I had a few heat and speed settings as I don't tend to like it too hot and a I find it easier to blast my hair till it is almost dry then do the styling on a slower setting so that I have more control over what I am doing. This model has three heat settings marked on the dryer as I II and III.
                III is very hot, if I use this setting I can't keep it in one place as it is too hot for me. This is a great setting for drying hair very fast so I sometimes use it on the ends or just as a quick constantly moving blast all over.
                I is a very comfortable temperature and is the main one I use.
                II is as you would expect the middle ground between the two.
                For me the temperature settings could have been better thought out and I should have been a bit lower than it is.

                There is a cool shot, not cold as I was expecting but just a bit cooler. This is in the form of a button on the handle in a good position for ease of use while you are using the hairdryer, which is a good thing considering the fact that you have to constantly hold it down to get the cool shot! This was not a good idea when they designed it as it makes more work than is necessary. A button that needed pressing once to put in on the once to turn it back off would have been a much better idea.

                There are two speed settings, fast and slow. Don't really need to explain that for you do I. They are fine and I have nothing to complain about or even comment on really.

                My old dryer had a fixed cord and this has a swivel one, how did I live without it? It really does make things an awful lot easier! There is no worrying about which direction I turn the dryer in and getting tangled up so it takes away having to think about that. I will certainly always want this feature in future.

                The rear filter is hinged, I don't find that cleaning the filter is very necessary maybe a quick wipe every so often and all the hinge means is that there is no chance of losing the end or having to fiddle about getting it back on and it just clicks shut.

                I paid £19.99 for this dryer well I say that but it didn't really cost me anything as it was vouchers. I think that was a reasonable price to pay as it is a good dryer and has made my life easier.

                I can't see this one lasting as long as my previous dryer but that is because nothing tends to last as long as it used to. Would I still opt for this model if I had the chance over again, yes I probably would as I cant see what else I could ask for.

                BaByliss is a well known brand and is one that I would tend to trust, they have been around for a long time so should know their stuff by now!

                Do I recommend, yes, if you are looking for a new dryer then certainly consider this as an option.




                This is probably available in other shops as well as in Argos but if you want to see it there then look up www.argos.co.uk

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                Top performing 2000W state-of-the-art hairdryer with all the latest features and great styling, the Elegance 2000 dryer has a high torque lightweight motor that gives 2 x the air pressure of an ordinary dryer for fastest drying. The dryer also features a unqiue swivel cord.