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Vidal Sassoon VS936

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Brand: Vidal Sassoon / Type: Hair Dryer

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      23.08.2013 10:10
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      A good priced and decent hair dryer

      I have a static caravan and tend to spend as much free time as I can there so rather than having to pack a bag and take all my hair products with me (and I use a lot), I have brought two of most items that I use regularly and keep a set there. One item is my hairdryer, I didn't want to spend a lot of money so when I spotted this in Boots for around £15 not long after we purchased our van, and I decided to buy.

      I purchased from Boots, at the time it retailed for £14.99 which I think is an excellent price, it is also available online from retailers such as Comet, Amazon etc for a similar price, despite this being a few years ago now.

      The hairdryer looks quite similar to other brands on the market; it has a long thin nose, with three stripes engraved down the side and the words Vidal Sassoon in black lettering. I would class the hairdryer as standard size (i.e. not travel size), despite this, it is quite lightweight and it doesn't make my arm ache or feel heavy when I am drying my hair (my hair is quite thick and up until the last year, used to be quite long so it did take a while to dry).

      I would class the cable as quite long, nearly two meters which I find is ideal, especially in our caravan as the layout isn't great and the plug socket is a bit away from the mirror. The base of the handle is quite a large loop so that the hairdryer can be hung up when not in use, I have never used this facility.

      It is worth noting that there are no additional attachments with this hairdryer, just the basic nozzle at the end, however since I no longer have a perm, I never use the other attachments so I wasn't too concerned or put off by this. The nozzle it does have is easily removed and attached, the end of it is quite slim so when I dry my hair, I find it really easy to direct the heat and air where I want it to. I must admit though, I have 'lost' the nozzle recently (it was there the last time I went to the caravan but had mysteriously disappeared since then).

      I find using the hairdryer really easy, on the handle there is a switch which slides easily up and down, into four different positions, the lowest position being off and as the switch slides up, the speed and heat increases. I tend to use on the highest setting as I find this is the most powerful and dries my hair the quickest (Because of how hot this does get, I always use a heat protection cream/product before drying my hair). The hairdryer does a good job at drying my hair, being 2000 watts it is quite powerful, I have had hairdryers in the past that just seem to take ages to dry my hair yet this dries it in quite quick time.

      The only downside is that the hairdryer does get really hot when using, especially the nozzle so I do have to be careful if that my daughter doesn't 'grab hold of' when I put it down. I will say though that this problem isn't unique to this hairdryer as others I have used have the same issue.

      Overall, for the price, I don't think you can go wrong and I would recommend this hairdryer, giving it 5 out of 5 stars.

      Thanks for reading.

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      06.09.2012 00:14

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      A good dryer

      I bought this hairdryer a few years ago and its still working perfectly despite almost daily hair use. It's a reasonably basic hairdryer with three heat settings, one speed setting and in terms of accessories you get a hair flow nozzle( for drying hair in a straight style ). A lot of hair dryers these days have all sorts of fancy unique selling points like an ioniser twenty useless accessories which I don't want and will never use. My requests for a hairdryer is 1. Power- I have better things to do than spending all day drying my hair with a low power dryer
      2.heat settings - I find too hot hairdryers can damage my hair 3. Reliability- I don't want to have to spend money buy a new dryer each year

      This dryer meets all three requirement. The lead is long so I dont need to sit beside the power socket when styling and the dust filter is easy to open/clean to keep my dryer at full power.
      In terms of finish the dryer us silver and black and looks stylish.
      Nothing bad to say about this dryer- buy it!

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      12.10.2011 00:29

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      Does its job brilliantly!

      I've had this hair dryer for a year now; buying it on a whim after my last one broke. I bought this one simply because it was cheapest, but despite its bargain price it was worth every penny. It has a nozzle attachment which either directs the heat in a straight direction so one part of your hair can be concentrated on. When you take off the nozzle, the circular shape of the end of the dryer, covers a larger surface area of your head which is good if you want a "messy" look or instead of a clean finish which the nozzle provides.
      It has 3 heat settings being cold, medium and hot. I regularly use the hottest setting when I want a 2 minute blow dry but when I'm not in a rush the medium setting does the job perfectly.
      I am very happy with this buy and would recommend it to any girl or guy that wants a reliable hairdryer!

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      13.01.2010 20:43
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      A good value dryer

      For a long time I used a Boots travel hairdryer for my everyday hair drying needs, never feeling that I needed anything more than a small and basic dryer. A new hairstyle, combined with an overheating dryer made me think again, and when I started to research my new dryer I decided to try and upgrade a little.

      I don't know much about the world of hair care, but the name Vidal Sassoon has always had a certain ring of quality and professionalism about it (as the hairdryer blurb said "born out of decades of hairdressing heritage"). Positive reviews of this dryer, together with an attractive price, made me choose the VS935 as my weapon of choice. I paid £13.99 for it at Boots, about 2 years ago, and it came with a 2 year guarantee.

      The dryer does not come with any accessories except for a concentrator.

      ~~appearance~~

      As hairdryers go, this is one of the most attractive that I have owned. It has a long silver barrel with 3 go faster stripes engraved into the plastic which run along the length of the barrel. Above the stripes, in very tasteful black typography, are the words VIDAL SASSOON.

      As well as being attractive, I find this dryer exceptionally light at 998 g. The lightweight body means that I can hold it up at very high angles for a long time without my arm becoming at all tired.

      The main colours of the dryer are silver and black. Both the handle and the click-on concentrator are shiny black plastic. The speed button is purple and has slightly raised nubs for extra grip as well as a horizontal raised line.

      A 1.8 metre black cable is thin and light, but slightly too short for my needs. A 2 metre cable would have been a better choice for most users, especially as many models now boast about their "salon length" 3 metre cords.

      I never buy a hairdryer that does not have a hook to hang it up with, and I am pleased to say that this dryer fits the bill, with a flexible rubber loop at the base of the handle so that I can hang it next to my mirror.
      The whole look of the dryer is long, sleek and sophisticated.

      ~~functionality~~

      The purple speed button has no clues as to which speed you are using - but I am sure that most people get used to their driers very quickly, and click between one speed and another by instinct rather than by looking at visual clues. As the speed and heat increases sequentially, using the speed control is very intuitive.

      There are 4 positions to the switch, which is a sliding switch with a vertical aspect. The bottom setting is OFF, the next is coolshot, then slow speed with medium heat, and at the very top a fast speed combined with the hottest setting. This may seem very limited to some people, but these three heat and speed options are more than adequate for my needs.

      Although the button is intuitive, it is not easy to grip. I frequently find my thumb slipping off if I have recently used hand cream or a hair product, just before I dry my hair.

      The 2000 Watt power is ample for a dryer of this size. The hottest setting can get very hot indeed and there is plenty of speed. I would not want a bigger wattage.

      ~~cleaning~~

      I had the dryer for a whole 2 years before it dawned on me that it may need a clean! It started to cut out at the hottest settings, and this became more and more frequent. By this stage I had lost the instructions, and there was no obvious way of removing the grill casing. After some struggling, I eventually found two small grip points on the rounded back end, and clicked the back outer grill off by holding on to the grips. Inside there was a rubber net, which fitted neatly around the inner grill. It was held onto the inner grill with a small black peg, which clicked on and off the inner grill.

      This is a very efficient system, and impressed me no end! Unclicking the peg, I could shake, rub or brush the rubber net and get rid of the huge amount of dust that had gathered, before simply replacing the net and clicking the peg back into place. Hey presto! No more cutting out!

      ~~conclusion~~

      Two years on, I am very happy with my dryer. Recently I have read a lot about the improved results of Ionic dryers - and I am tempted to see if there is a difference. However, as I look around the hairdryers on the shelves I cannot see one that I like more than my Vidal Sassoon, and as I am happy with the results I get from this dryer I don't think I will be changing in a hurry.

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        07.08.2009 02:34
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        Great hairdrier, and even better as a pressie i can enjoy.

        Vidal Sassoon VS936.


        Ive had this hairdrier for over a year now, it was a birthday pressie last year, and i must admit it is a very good hairdrier, offering 200 wats power which is quite a fast blast of hot air, and it drys my long hair really quickly, as i have very thick hair and like to dry it before i straighten it.

        This hairdrier has a hanging up hook, which is great if like me you have limited space in your bedroom. It also comes with a airflow concentrator nozzle, but i must admit that i dont actually use mine, i prefer to use the hairdrier as it is.

        This hairdrier is black in colour, with the nozzle in a silver, as is the back section of the hairdrier.

        It has a grey on and off switch. There is also a purple slide across position switch, so that you can regulate your air flow and speed, it has four settings, obviously 0, to start with, then the three settings:-
        1
        11
        and 111.

        Which is a good idea especially if you are styling your hair.

        To be perfectly honest as this hairdrier was a pressie, i didnt know the exact price, but you can purchase this drier for £12.48p at Amazon.Co.Uk. So maybe a great idea for your wife, friend, or mum for an early Christmas pressie, mind you judging by how quick this year seems to be flowing by, Christmas will be here quicker than we can imagine.

        I find this is a really good hairdrier, the one i had before, was a nicky clark one, which i had had for years, then it broke down, but i have had this one for over a year now and havnt as yet had any problems with it.

        This hairdrier is fitted with an openable plug, and has a 3 amp fuse inside, which luckily i havnt had to replace as yet.

        I think that this hairdrier is great value for money and so far it hasnt let me down, i use this hairdrier about three to four times a week, as sometimes let my hair dry naturally, depends if i am going out or am in a hurry for my hair to be dried off.

        I would honestly say that despite not being one of the most expensive hairdriers on the market, i find this to be very good, and does the job, its suppossed to do very well. So i dont have any problems with my hairdrier.

        Thanks for reading and rating my reviews xx Please take care.

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      • Product Details

        Features: 2000W Power, Cool Shot, 3 Heat and 1 Speed Setting, Airflow Concentrator Nozzle and Hang up hook.