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Compare Hair Dryers 2012 UK - Which is Best?

Cheapest hair dryers here - probably

Our compare hair dryers table lets you be the reviewer. Here, at a glance, are the best buy hair dryers 2012 - as voted by more than 1600 buyers and users.

Based on our survey results, you'll find the users’ overall satisfaction ratings per model - its marks out of ten - plus a run-down of the facts owners tell us are important - like is this an ionic hair dryer and does it have a hanging loop?

Review the best blow dryers - as voted by UK users - from Parlux, ETI, BaByliss, Diva Veloce and Wahl.

Sadly, no Boots, Nicky Clarke, Sassoon or Remington dryers made it into the top ten this time.

In our mission to find the UK’s best hair dryer, we’ve surveyed over one thousand six hundred and eighty five users to compile our compare hair dryers table.

Help me choose - Top user-rated tips  here...>>> 

Hair dryers user recommendations    Parlux 3800 ionic hair dryer     ETI 3500 Turbo dryer  ETI Turbo 2000 dryer BaByliss 5344U Travel Dryer  Wahl 1600 Max Pro 

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Parlux 3800

ETI 3500 Turbo

ETI Turbo 2000

BaByliss 5344U

Wahl 1600 MaxPro

BaByliss 5560GU

Diva Veloce 3800

Wahl PowerPik

BaByliss 5589U PowerLite

BaByliss 5541CU ProSpeed

Model 

PAR38B

E002-01

E001-01

5344U

WAHZX508

5560GU

SUK130

ZX052-800

5589U

5541CU

Ranked 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

Best Buys Compared top rated hair dryer  Best buy hairdryer  - Best buy travel hair dryer  - Best value for a home use ionic hair dryer  -  -  - - 
Users' Satisfaction rating 

9.83/10

9.52/10

9.51/10

9.48/10

9.37/10

9.18/10

9.18/10

9.05/10

8.97/10

8.78/10

Ionic?

Y

 -

- 

Y

Y

 -

Y

Y

Home use? 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Travel use? 

Y

- 

Y

Y

- 

Salon Professional 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

©2012-2013 Best Buys for Compare Hair Dryers Table

  BaByliss 5560GU   Diva Veloce 3800   Wahl PowerPik   BaByliss 5589GU   BaByliss 5541CU

Compare Hair Dryers Easily

You can review and compare hair dryers with ease here. Which blow dryer can dry your hair with ease and without heat damage or annoying frizz? Which can set your style with a fixing “cool shot”?

What you see here are the user nominated, top 10 hair dryers for 2012.

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Parlux 3800

ETI 3500 Turbo

ETI Turbo 2000

BaByliss 5344U

Wahl 1600 MaxPro

BaByliss 5560GU

Diva Veloce 3800

Wahl PowerPik

BaByliss 5589U PowerLite

BaByliss 5541CU ProSpeed

Wattage 

2100w

2000w

1500w

2000w

1600w

2100w

2000w

1250w

1900w

2200w

Speeds 

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

2

2

Blowing oomph 

5/5

5/5

4/5

4/5

4/5

5/5

5/5

4/5

4/5

5/5

Blow boost

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Heat control settings

4

4

4

2

2

3

4

2

4

3

Ceramic constant heat 

Y

Y

-

-

-

-

Y

-

Ionic anti-frizz

Y

- 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Cool shot 

Y

Y

Y

-

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Concentrator nozzle 

available

2

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

Diffuser nozzle 

available

available

available

1

- 

available

Hair Pik

available

available


Which hairdryer is best for your hair type?

Your hair type You need

Heat settings

Cool shot

Useful Attachments
 

Long

Power

3 or more

Y

Concentrator
 
Short

Control

2

- 

Fine

Control

2

Y

Diffuser

Thick

Power

3 or more

Concentrator
 

Curly

Control

3 or more

Diffuser
 

Straight

Power & control

2

Y

Concentrator
 



What these dryers give you is styling versatility helping you to dry your hair quickly and neatly or to help you accomplish a natural looking hair style for any occasion. No wonder the humble blow dryer is the number one hair beauty tool.

 

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Best Buy Parlux 3800 - Recommendation 1

Parlux 3800 ionic hair dryerThe best buy, based on overall user rating is the Parlux 3800 (User rating 9.83/10). The Parlux has got the lot: It’s robustly constructed (survives a drop) and has a motor that will last years.

It’s a great investment for the home user or professional stylist alike.

It’s also an ionic hair dryer. Along with warm air it produces a stream of invisible, harmless negative ions. What does that do? In a nutshell it helps your hair dry more quickly and reduces static.

That means you are less likely to heat damage your hair and you can avoid frizz.

With 2 blow settings, 4 heat settings and a “cool shot” button you can organise the Parlux 3800 to suit your hair type, length and condition. And that cooling shot helps you fix your hair style for the day or evening ahead.

Best Travel Hairdryer - BaByliss 5344U - Recommendation 2

BaByliss 5344U Travel DryerAre you on a budget? Yes? Check out the BaByliss 5344U travel hair dryer (User rating 9.48/10). It’s a simple, cheap hair dryer you can use at home or take on your holidays.

 

 

 

Best Cheap Hair Dryer - BaByliss 5560GU - Recommendation 3 

BaByliss 5560GUPay a few pounds more and you could have the BaByliss 5560GU (User rating 9.18/10). This is an ionic hair dryer with similar specifications to the Parlux 3800, but at a quarter of the price! It’s ideal for home use.

 

 

 

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Parlux 3800 

ETI 3500 Turbo 

ETI Turbo 2000 

BaByliss 5344U 

Wahl 1600 MaxPro 

BaByliss 5560GU 

Diva Veloce 3800 

Wahl PowerPik 

BaByliss 5589U PowerLite 

BaByliss 5541CU ProSpeed 

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-

 -

-

- 

Quieter operaion 

Y

 -

- - - - - -

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Light weight 

Y

 -

 Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Cord length

3m

3m

3m

1.8m

2.8m

2.8m

3m

3m

3m

1.8m

Dual voltage adaptor

Y

 -

-

 -

-

Y

-

-

 -

Hanging loop 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

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Guide to Using Our Hairdryer Comparison Table 2012 UK

Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating
The key question we asked in our user survey was this: “You’ve been using your dryer for three months or more.

Given your experience to date, how would you rate your dryer overall on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high)? Think about you hair results, durability of construction, ease of use and value for money”.

We then took all these ratings for a given model and found an Overall Users Satisfaction Rating per model.

A best buy hair dryer will have a score of 8 or more. A score of 7 suggests a good design marred by poor reliability. A score of less than 7 suggests a product has both design and reliability faults. It’s probably a waste of your money.

Expect to pay
A guide at the time of publishing.

Type
An ionic hair dryer can help hair dry more quick. It also counters frizzy hair caused by static. Helpful for people with fine, long and curly hair.

Home use
This hair dryer is an easy to use beauty tool.

Travel Use
This dryer is compact and light weight for packing in baggage.

Professional Salon Use
This blow dryer is robust, has a hanging loop and multiple choice blow and heat settings including a cool shot. An ideal tool for the professional stylist, or home user seeking gorgeous hair.

Wattage
The power of a blow dryer is measured in watts. The bigger the wattage, the more powerful the hair dryer. This will be a consideration if you have long or thick hair as it can be dried more quickly.

Speeds
Blow Boost
2 speeds give you the option of a regular air flow or a boost.

Blowing oomph
This is our indication (based on wattage + user reviews) of the blow drying power of individual models. This may be a consideration if you have long or thick hair.

Ceramic
The heating element of a ceramic hair dryer is treated with a ceramic material. This helps the heat element maintain a constant heat for consistent results and in order to avoid heat damaging hair. Again a consideration if you have long or thick hair.

Ionic
The harmless, invisible, negative ions produced by an ionic hair dryer help hair dry more quickly. It also counters the static that can cause frizzy hair.

Dual voltage
The Parlux 3800 can be switched between UK and continental voltages. You can run any dryer abroad with the right travel adaptor plug.

Heat Control Settings
Cool Shot
These allow the user to switch through hot to warm as hair dries. This enables the user to style the hair.

The more settings the more precise your drying experience. This can be important to people with damaged, fine or short hair.

A cool shot of air helps relax hair and fixes it into the desired style.

Concentrator nozzle
A clip on concentrator nozzle focuses the airflow. This enables you to precisely dry from hair root to tip. This may be an important consideration if you have long or wavy hair you want to style straight.

Diffuser nozzle
A clip on diffuser nozzle slows the airflow and disperses it through a comb you can bring close to the scalp. This is a useful beauty tool for giving body to short or fine hair. It’s also useful for a natural “scrunched” or curly hairstyle.

Hair Pik
A hair pik is a concentrator nozzle with an attached long-tooth comb. This can be used to untangle and tease thick and curly hair, or to provide volume in an afro hair style.

Quieter Operation
Probably.

Light weight
If you are a professional hair stylist or have muscle weakness this could be a factor for you.

Cord length
All the top 10 hair dryers at Best Buys Compared have a cord length of around 3 metres.

Hanging loop
Handy for either a hair dressing salon, or de-cluttering your house.


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So, whether your hair is long or short, curly or straight, fine or thick, with the help of Best Buys Compared UK price search service, we’ll guide you to the right beauty tool for your hair length and type.

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