I bought this hairdryer in a Boots sale for about £20 because my previous hairdryer had finally packed in. I normally see hairdryers as something I need to have rather than something I particularly want, but as this one was going for a bargain price, looks good and the name implied it would make my hair shine,I decided to give it a go.
The dryer comes complete with nozzles for perfecting a blow dry and varying settings for heat and speed making it versatile to use. I do find the positioning of these annoying though because, try as I might not to, I keep turning off the dryer as I'm holding it.
This dryer is quite large and gives the feeling that it is up to the job and the nozzles fit very securely. The whole thing feels sturdy and built to last and the fast speed setting dries hair quickly.
As for the bit about shine, my hair does look smooth, shiny and styled when I've used this dryer, even though my blow-drying skills are limited.
I have had the dryer for several months now and it works perfectly every time. The dryer does get quite hot when I have used the higher heat setting so I am careful where I leave it as it cools but the instructions are worth reading for the advice about the use of the nozzles and the settings which are appropriate for this.
To say that to me, a dryer is usually just a dryer, I am quite taken with the performance of this one and think that even if I had paid the full price for it, the product would still have been worth the investment.
I bought this hairdryer in boots on sale for £20 as mine had just blown up. I don't like to spend a lot on hairdryers as they only tend to last about 2 years and my favourite dryers have all been under £25. (I've had this nearly 2 now!) It was a bit of an impulse purchase due to the previous exploding dryer but it worked well!
This is a great little hair dryer with 3 speeds and 3 temperatures (more than enough in my opinion as everyone uses 1 the majpority of the time!) There were 3 different nozzle attachments too but I use the concentrator nozzle all the time.
I've often found that hairdryers are either too hot or not powerful enough but this one is just perfect for me. (maybe I'm a bit of a goldilocks when it comes to hairdryers??!!)
It's a sleek and slim dryer that looks like the professional ones you see in the salon in black and pink. And the outer case doesn't get too hot either which is good!
The only downside is that the position of the switches mean that i accidently flick them when holding the dryer to do the back of my head. A bit of a nuisance but think i've mastered it now!
Following an incident involving a loud bang halfway through drying my hair one morning, I found myself browsing the electrical appliances aisle in my local Boots in search of a replacement hair dryer. The Mark Hill Style and Shine Power Dryer was on special offer at the time, meaning that it was very competitively priced, so I decided to purchase it. I hadn't done any research into new dryers prior to purchase, it was purely an impulse decision based on my urgent need to replace the broken dryer and save myself from hours of attempting to dry my longish hair with a relatively ineffective travel dryer.
The Mark Hill Style and Shine Power and Shine dryer was packaged in a big pink leopardskin box, and came with various styling attachments. The dryer itself looks good visually - it is plain black with hot pink detailing. The buttons are on the handle - there are two speed settings and three heat settings, plus a 'cool shot' button designed to rapidly cool the air to set your style. The attachments included with the dryer are a concentrator nozzle to concentrate the airflow on a smaller segment of hair for more precise styling, a volume nozzle to add volume, lift and movement to your hair and an air-flow concentrator nozzle for fast-drying, frizz free results. Also included in the box was a small 'Style Guide' booklet with celebrity tips and advice for achieving the best results. It is a 2000W dryer which means that it is nice and powerful.
I have been very happy with the way that this hair dryer has performed. I tend to just use it on the faster, hottest setting (I know that isn't the best for my hair but, as a busy working mum of two, I don't have much time for styling my hair every morning) and it dries my hair quickly and effectively. On the occasions that I have more time in the mornings, I have tried out the airflow concentrator nozzle and the volume nozzle. I finds that the airflow concentrator nozzle works well on the bits of my hair that I find harder to dry and the results are slightly smoother hair than just using the dryer on its basic setting. The volume nozzle does genuinely make my hair 'bigger', which is good for a night out if I am wearing it down and not doing the GHD thing. The dryer promises that it contains conditioning ionic technology to provide gentle, kinder drying for smooth, shiny, frizz free hair and I do feel, that when I actually take time over drying and styling my hair, this is the case. The single reservation I would have about the dryer, and the reason for me only awarding it four stars, is that the position of the buttons is a bit annoying. They are on the handle, which is true of most dryers I've owned, but are a bit too sensitive, meaning that I often accidentally turn the dryer off in the middle of doing my hair, and then panic thinking it has cut out.
The RRP of this dryer is £49.99 but it is often on special offer. I paid £24.99 for mine n Boots. I would suggest that, particularly at the offer price, it represents good value for money.
Would I recommend it?
Yes, overall I would definitely recommend the dryer. It works very well as a basic hair-dryer, allowing me to dry my hair with minimum time and effort which is essentially what I am looking for in a hair-dryer. In addition, it offers a range of options for styling your hair properly, so I can also see the appeal to those who are more skilled with hair styling than I am. The issue with it turning off accidentally is annoying, but wouldn't stop me recommending the product to anyone looking for a new dryer.
I have had this hairdryer for 3 and a half years now, and have to say it has been brilliant up to now!
It is a lovely glossy black with hot pink details, has a sleek design,is a nice size and easy to hold in your hand so you can concentrate on what you actually want to be doing - drying your hair! With 2 speed settings, 3 heat settings and 3 nozzles for different styles / hair types ( normal nozzle, one with extra 'air flow' holes, and a diffuser type one), it enables you to dry almost any style of hair. As I have had it for this amount of time, my hair has varied in length from really long to cropped - and all in between - and I have had no trouble with any. Each time I dry I end up with a smooth, polished look. In fact I couldn't believe the difference when I swapped to this one from my old one!
The flex is super long so you aren't constricted, and the motor is relatively quiet (for a hairdryer!) which is always an added bonus.
The only issue I have had with it is over time the nozzles have started dropping off as the hairdryer heats up, I presume as they expand. This isn't a massive problem though - just pop them back on and away you go!
Excellent piece of kit!
I got this hairdryer as a Christmas present two years ago. For the purposes of this review I've looked it up and it costs £24.99 and is available exclusively to Boots.
It's a swish black with hot pink detailing on the buttons and Mark Hill written across the side. It has 3 heat setting and 2 speed settings and a 3m cord so it stretches quite far. I can plug mine in on the landing and use it just inside my bedroom door where my mirror is. It's a 2000 watt hairdryer and feature 3 specially designed nozzles that claim to offer complete styling freedom and precise professional styling that eliminates frizz and locks in shine.
It also comes with 1 narrow concentrate nozzle and 2 unique styling attachments. The other two attachments are a sort of nozzle with a comb on and a diffuser. To be honest with you I am no good with my hair, I never do anything fancy with it so all I want from a hairdryer is to blast it dry so I can straighten it and go. I never used any of the attachments and have since lost them so can't comment on their effectiveness.
This hairdryer does what I need it to do. It dries my hair very quickly and like all hairdryers is pretty loud when on full blast. I can't say it's lives up to it's promise of precise professional styling that eliminates frizz and locks in shine because my hair is frizzy and flyaway after drying. If I used a proper brush and spent time in front of the mirror with the brush and dryer with the direction nozzle on like a professional hairdresser does no doubt I'd have nice shiny frizz free hair. But I think if you know what you're doing you can achieve that with any hairdryer with a direction nozzle.
I would recommend this hairdryer, it's a good price, it looks stylish and it does the job. I've had it for 2 years now and it's still going so I can't complain.
With my youngest son going of to University and taking whatever he could get his hands on he managed to take our spare hairdryer that we keep incase our old one packs up!. Well lately the old one, which we have for quite a few years has been making a few rattling noises and to be on the safe side my daughter and myself thought it was about time we went and searched out a new one to have at home just incase.
Now when I say searched, I mean searched as most men would think that a hairdryer is just a hairdryer, but they certainly are not and we knew what we were looking for! It had to have several heat settings as I personally like to dry my hair on the coolest setting, while my daughter does her hair at full heat.
It had to be an ionic hairdryer as this was what our last one was and it done a great job at drying our hair without it all going frizzy or static.
So after hunting about we ended up in Boots and spotted this "Mark Hill Style & Shine" power dryer. It was on special offer at half price for £24.99 instead of £49.99. It also looked very smart with it's black shiny exterior and deep pink button and markings, with the words "Mark Hill salon professional power dryer!written on the side in again this lovely deep pink colour.
What we really liked about this particular one was that it had a much longer cord than our old one, this one is 3 metres long, so giving you plenty of space to move about with this in your hand ( not that I'm dancing while drying my hair, well not all the time!). Now getting back to the ionic part, this states that it has ionic technology with Tourmaline which is a gentle drying method for smooth, shiny and fizz free hair.
This also has 2 speed settings and 3 heat settings, the speed settings are high, off, low and can be found on the left hand side of the hairdyer and is a button that either pushes up or down and stays set in the middle for off. Above this is another button and this is the heat button which has high, low, medium, again a button that pushes up or down, with low being in the middle ( now I know that this hairdryer has a drying heat of 2000w, but I cannot find anywhere were it will tell me what the other two heat settings are!), low is the one that I use as this is really quite cool.
Apart from the low heat setting on the handle at the front there is a cool shot button, this is used for styling. After styling a section of your hair you give it a quick shot with this button ( 10-15 seconds) and it will keep it's style, so handy for straightening one section at a time ( I still use straightners though!).
This also comes with 3 nozzle attachments, which is firstly a concentrator nozzle. This is used for making the hair smoother when drying in sections as you point it down the shafts of your hair when drying. This gives a very smooth finish.
Next is the volume nozzle, which does just what it say's and adds lots of volume to your hair when drying using this one, this consists of a comb like end for lifting up the hair.
And finally the airflow concentrator nozzle which is used for fast drying of your hair without it going frizzy. You should never use this nozzle when using the hairdryer on high speed and high heat, as this could cause burning as it produces very high heat temperatures.
Finally this all comes with a 34 page booklet that shows you how to get some of the celebrity's hairstyles and tips, along with a whole range of Mark hill products that you can buy to achieve this!!( what would we do without Mark Hill!!!!)
So all in all a great little hairdryer that works really well and didn't cost a fortune!.