Product Type: Paul Mitchell Hair Dryer
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Paul Mitchell Express Style Hair dryer
Member Name: dawnymarie
Paul Mitchell Express Style Hair dryer
Date: 20/10/11, updated on 25/05/12 (117 review reads)
Advantages: EXPRESS DRYING MEANS NO MORE ACHING ARMS
I was struggling with a bulky dryer that was causing my upper arms to ache and occasionally my hands ached too. The dryer did not feel especially weighty when I picked it up to use but once styling with a brush it soon became apparent.
I was impressed with the dryers that the salon uses where I am a customer. They are Paul Mitchell - not only did they look good, they actually did a damn good job and in less time. They were sleek units and lightweight. I decided to look into a Paul Mitchell dryer for use in the home - obviously these would be less pricey than the salon standard ones.
*The advertised specifics met my requirements* -
Ultra thin nozzle
Ease of use with controls
Good range of heat settings
Another attractive feature was ionic technology and eco friendly.
*Went online - spotted a bargain - bought it - simple!*
I am not going into detail about the packaging but you can rest assured that it is impressive and high quality. The dryer will be protected in the post. A good handbook is included that I found to be user friendly, though I could easily work out what to do without it.
Importantly the weight of this dryer is impressive - I was so very relieved as I ordered online and was in the dark with only the description within the advertising to rely on. That box is well and truly ticked. The design is minimalistic and sleek - this is great for me as I just want to get on with the job of styling my hair with as little fuss as possible. I appreciate the lack of fancy gadgets and buttons that I will never use - this has two simple slide controls that are self explanatory. The nozzle is so thin - it is just what I hoped for and incredibly similar to the salon models. I like the matt finish on the black unit - minimal fuss but looks good.
*Dry and go please*
What a pleasure it is to style my hair with this dryer. I can hold it for as long as I am needing too without the horrible aching arms and hands that used to plague me. The fact that the dryer uses the ionic technology with the ultra thin nozzle means that you can power blast the hair in a controlled way without it becoming frizzy and poofy. I hold the dryer downwards to dry my medium length layered style and the air is projected where I want it to go. The results are smooth and sleek hair.
I am very impressed with the controls - firstly because unlike my other dryer there is an option of a comfortable warm setting along with hotter or cooler and even a cold blast via a separate button! This is a luxury for me as my last model had cold - hot - hotter and was not pleasant. The speed control on this unit has great options too and I tend to stick to the lowest one - this dries my hair in far less time than my last one did on full speed! So I am on less heat and less speed and my hair is dryer sooner - I am very happy with that. It means that I am spending reduced time with arms up drying my hair.
I need to mention the impressive length of cable too - which is high quality. This is great because sometimes I like to stand up near the mirror in the middle of the bedroom and with this cable it is possible. I have choice now.
Because the unit is matt finish - it looks really good - hair does not stick to it as with my last shiny unit. I inspect the dryer after styling has finished and I cannot see any hair on it! Making life much easier.
I have had lots of hair dryers and was never completely happy with any of them - that is why I have changed them in order to find one that is 'just right'. I am surprised that I have a dryer that fits all of my needs perfectly! I thought that it was impossible and I would always have to make do - what a welcome surprise.
*Star rating and recommendation*
I am happily awarding this dryer 5 stars - it is easy for me to do this. Sleek, lightweight, minimalistic and fit for purpose. The unit is high quality and includes an impressive length of cable. Ease of use when accessing the controls - slide up and down. Fabulous ultra thin nozzle directs air to where you want it. Drying time is far less due to the ionic technology and impressive settings. I have no hesitation in recommending this one - highly.
*Stand out features*
Nozzle - ultra thin
Slide control features
*Sourcing and pricing*
From Paul Mitchell stockists (salons) the website has a list of salons www.paul-mitchell.co.uk
Google search will reveal alternative options
I was incredibly fortunate to get a brand new unwanted gift on eBay for less than half price delivered! An absolute bargain and having used the dryer I would definitely buy full price as you get what you pay for with this one.
*Thank you for reading - also published on Ciao*
Summary: THE PERFECT PARTNER FOR ME