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  • long swivel cord
  • variable settings
  • sometimes overheats
  • filter clogs fairly easily
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      18.09.2014 01:12
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      • "long swivel cord"
      • "variable settings"
      • "works well"
      • "looks great"

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      • "filter clogs fairly easily"
      • "sometimes overheats"

      Elegant drying

      The Babyliss Elegance Purple Hairdryer is a powerful, lightweight 2100W dryer with advanced fan technology for ultra fast drying, in a beautiful high gloss metallic finish. It's priced at £30.


      My thoughts
      I love the look of this hairdryer! I love purple anyway, but the shade of this is just so deep and luxurious, it's amazing. It looks really sleek in it's design too and I think it looks a lot more expensive than it is! I'd have definitely happily paid a lot more for it.

      It is very lightweight so it's nice and easy to handle and it doesn't make my arms ache from just trying to hold it up. It doesn't feel cheap though even though it's light, it still feels high quality. The cord is nice and long so you can easily manouvre it and you don't have to be sat right by a wall socket. The cord also swivels around so you can turn the hairdryer right the way round without having to stop because the cord's got caught or wrapped around your arm!
      It has 3 different temperature settings, and 2 speed settings, so you can easily adjust it for your/your hairs needs. I have fine hair and I find it's best for me to use it on the lower speed because otherwise my hair is just flying all over the place, and I usually use the second temperature setting as I feel this dries my hair quickly without feeling too hot on my scalp. I don't use the hottest temperature setting at all because when I put it on that one it just stinks of burning before I've even put it near my hair, and it really does feel like it's burning my scalp.

      I find this dryer does dry my hair pretty quickly, it takes me about 10 minutes to fully dry my hair which is long but fine. With my last hairdryer it used to take at least 15 minutes to feel it was fully dry.
      A few times the hairdryer has just stopped working in the middle of me using it and I've thought 'oh no, I need to replace it', but when I've turned it on again later it's worked fine again, so I think it must just overheat sometimes. Also the filter seems to get clogged pretty quickly and sometimes that can stop it from working, but it's very easy to clean because the back of the hairdryer just unclips so you can get to the filter and remove the fluff that's collected.


      Recommended?
      Yes, I would definitely recommend this hairdryer. It looks stylish and it does the job well. A bargain at £30.

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      13.10.2013 11:45

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      Great bargain, really good hairdryer

      I bought this hairdryer a few months ago when my other one stopped working, and after a few uses I was seriously impressed!

      It is very powerful and doesn't take long at all to dry my hair which is medium - long in length and very thick. It allows me to dry my hair on full power and full heat which other hairdryers I have had in the past didn't allow me to do, which saves me so much time on drying my hair. It also doesn't have that burning smell that hairdryers sometimes do if they get too hot. The hairdryer looks great and very stylish, the colour is lovely and the design is very modern and looks expensive.

      This is a great quality hairdryer, I haven't had any problems with it at all. It's lightweight and easy to use, it doesn't feel heavy or difficult to maneouvre when drying my hair. It's not a big bulky hairdryer so it's easy to store when it needs to be put away. I just leave mine on the floor and it doesn't get in the way.

      It has a good sized cord from the plug so you can reach mirrors that might not be right next to the plug socket. However if your mirror is on the other side of the room from the plug then you might need an extension cord.

      I really enjoy using this hairdryer and I would recommend it to anyone!

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      20.09.2013 12:11
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      An excellent hair dryer

      My last hair dryer had lasted me a good few years but a few months ago it started making really loud rattling sounds and then started smelling like burning and it was then that I knew I needed to purchase a new one! I looked online using my look again credit account and ended up purchasing the elegance hair dryer by Babyliss. This is my review of the product.

      I think Babyliss is a pretty well respected name in terms of beauty and hair accessories and so I was happy enough to purchase one of their products for myself. The Babyliss elegance hair dryer cost just £25.00 on look again where as on amazon it is costing £30.00 so I do feel I got a good deal as catalogue shopping tends to me more expensive if anything!

      The hair dryer came packed in a good sized cardboard box which was mainly black but featured the brand and product name as well as a picture of the dryer on the front as well. The box looks sleek and as though the product is more expensive than what it actually is in my opinion. The box looks modern and fashionable and I think that it would make a wonderful gift actually as well.

      The hair dryer boasts some good features including 2100w power, ionic technology which can help condition the hair and give it shine as well and it also has three heat settings and two speed settings too. Not only this though the hair dryer looks so sleek and trendy and I was delighted with the look when I pulled it out of the box! The hair dryer is a shiny deep purple colour which has a bit of a metallic shine to it and so it looks really nice and a bit different from the bog standard black hair dryer that I had before. It has a purple coloured end nozzle which I do always use with the hair dryer and this is easily attached and detatched from the dryer when needed.

      When it comes to using the hair dryer I have found that the cord on it is a good length and so I don't need to sit right next to the plug whilst I am drying my hair. I always use my hair dryers on the highest heat setting as well as the fastest speed because my hair is long and thick and the hairdressers tell me that it holds water as well so it can be a bit of a pain to dry. I tend to just blast it for quite a while before taking the brush to it because I am told that my hair will rebel against the brush if I use it for too long. What I have noticed is that this hair dryer dries my hair in around half the time it took my old hair dryer and this is such a bonus for me. It does feel powerful when I am using it but it doesn't feel too hot for my hair or anything. What is also brilliant is that I have noticed my hair does tend to dry sleeker with this hair dryer and it feels soft as well which I am guessing is down to the ionic technology in the product. Whatever it is it works really well for me because I have to spend less time straightening my hair afterwards.

      This hair dryer is really easy to use. The handle is quite long but thin so it fits nicely in my hand and it doesn't weigh too much so it is comfortable to use for the duration of drying my hair. The buttons on the side are easy to switch across to the power or speed you want but aren't in the way so that you may accidentally change it whilst drying your hair. There is also a cool shot button on the front of the dryer but this isn't anything I ever really feel the need to use.

      I would absolutely recommend this hair dryer. I like the look of it and think it would suit most people that way. It is a good price which I think offers good value for a product which works so well. It is powerful and dries my nightmare hair in probably five to ten minutes which is around half the time of my old one. The ionic technology leaves my hair feeling soft and looking sleeker as well I think and so for all these reasons I see no reason to award it anything but five stars.

      Thank you for reading my review!

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        26.04.2013 00:48

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        i had this hairdryer as an xmas pressie! it has several settings and is very quick at drying my hair, i find it leaves it nice and smooth where as other hair dryers tend to leave my hari frizzy and all over the place! i cant think of a bad thing about this hair dryer its great for the price and i would highly recommend it! is great used with the elegance hair straightners!

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        17.11.2012 11:59
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        A great hairdryer which dries the hair quickly and leaves it looking healthy

        My hair dryer recently packed in after many years of loyal service and so I went in search of a new one. I didn't want to spend too much money as I think hair dryer are more or less the same and I don't think they are something to splash out on. I had a John Lewis voucher anyway so I carried out my search there. I chose the Elegance 2100 by Babyliss.

        What does the product do?
        The product has obviously been created to dry the hair first and foremost. Its additional features are an advanced fan technology to enable your hair to be dried in super fast time. It also has high shine ionic conditioning to leave your hair silky and shiny, and to ensure your hair is frizz free. It has a heat balancing ceramic technology which helps to protect your hair from heat damage and a salon concentrated nozzle. It has three heat settings to allow you to choose a suitable temperature for your hair and also a cool button to set your style. It also has two speed setting so again you can set the product to best suit your needs.

        Appearance
        The product is a beautiful pale and metallic pink shade. It has an almost shimmering finish and if I'm honest, the beautiful colour is one of the main reasons that I chose this hair dryer over the others. The dryer looks expensive and classy. The design is streamline and although the hair dryer is very big in size, it is actually still light and doesn't look too chunky. The nozzle is a deeper purple/pink and this can be removed if needed. The switches are the side are black and the whole hair dryer looks really nice.

        Price
        The product was one of the cheapest in John Lewis and I paid £18 for mine so I thought that was quite good. You can buy the product from department stores such as Boots, shops like Boots and also from a variety of online websites.

        Using the product
        The product is really light so you can hold it for a long time without your arm getting tired and it also makes it lighter for packing and taking it away on holidays. The hair dryer is quite noisy to use but this isn't a major problem. The setting are easy to use as you hold the dryer and you can change them quickly. The cold blast button is also comfortable to hold while using the dryer. The dryer blasts the hair well and it does dry the hair quickly. It is certainly much quicker than my old dryer was.

        The nozzle directs the hair very specifically and it does actually manage to reduce the frizziness in my hair a bit which is nothing short of a miracle. Because it reduces the frizz, it also increases the shine of my hair to which again is a lovely bonus. The product's cable is long but may not be long enough for some if you haven't got a plug socket near a mirror. My hair still seems in a good condition after I've used it so it could be protecting my hair as promised.

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          19.09.2012 08:50
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          Would buy again in a heart beat

          ==Overview==

          This hairdryer from Babyliss can be bought for £15-£20. I received it as a Christmas gift at least five years ago, possibly more. At the time it came with a bag and a set of hair clips. The hairdryer is metallic bronze/brown in colour and looks stylish and a bit different to the typical brown/silver hairdryers that are usually around.

          It is quite a large hairdryer, including the nozzle, it is about 25cm in length but doesn't feel too heavy to hold or too heavy to pack in a suitcase.

          ==Features==

          In the past I have had hairdryers that have diffusers and volumisers and all kinds of extra add-on's, but this time I decided I wanted a normal hairdryer that worked and did the job quickly and efficiently. The hairdryer has limited features which was fine by me. It has 2 switches: the first switch controls the speed of the hairdryer, so you might want it on a lower speed so that you can dry hair if it is in rollers without blasting the hair and making it fall out of its rollers. I usually have it on the highest speed so I can get my hair dry as fast as possible. The other switch controls the heat, again for people sensitive to lots of heat (children, the elderly etc.), it allows you to dry the hair on a cooler setting. I very rarely use this but it is handy to have available. The last feature is a "cold-shot" button which was popular at the time these hairdryers were first sold. You press and hold a button (in a very convenient place so it isn't awkward) and a cold shot of air comes out, apparently it is to "set" the style or curl or however you have blow-dried your hair. I only really use this if I feel the hairdryer is getting too hot for me.

          Although the nozzle isn't really a feature, it is a welcome addition as it allows you to focus the heat on a particular section of your hair really well and allows you to blow dry it quite straight should you want to. I've never mastered the art of blow dried curly hair so never attempt it.

          ==Performance==

          For around £25 at the time, this hairdryer was and is a brilliant buy, it has lasted me literally years. I suspect it is actually older than five years old but couldn't say for sure so can conclude it is at least five years old. Unlike previous hairdryers which start getting that burning smell, this has performed really well since I have had it and continues to do so (hope I haven't jinxed it!). I towel dry my long hair (past my shoulders) and I would say it takes about 10 minutes to fully dry my hair. I do only rough dry it straight and then proceed to straighten it as I have unruly hair that doesn't like being blow-dried straight (even the hairdresser hates doing it) but still, ten minutes is fine for me.

          ==Overall==

          I would be happy to buy this hairdryer again. I don't need any fancy gadgets and I'm not aware of any major break throughs in technology in the last few years that would make me buy a new hairdryer. I'm happy with my good old Babyliss and hope it remains faithful for a good while longer!

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          28.02.2012 18:34

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          i find this hair dryer a fab dryer and really quick. i have had other hair dryers that are not near enough as fast as this one. there a numeral settings for hot/cold or the speed of the air. i have really thick and long hair and i find it leaves the hair feeling light and frizz free. i would definitley recommend this to anyone.

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          26.10.2011 19:13
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          An atrractive stylish hairdryer with great ionic conditioning.

          When my hairdryer finally stopped working recently having served me well over the last few years, I knew I'd have to look around for a replacement. In the meantime I was sharing my daughter's hairdryer and so there wasn't any real urgency about getting a new one, but I was also bearing in mind that if myself or my daughter went away for a break, one of us would be left without a hairdryer. So whilst out shopping I was keeping an eye out for a reasonably priced hairdryer to suit my needs, hopeful of maybe getting a bargain.
          When I say to suit my needs, I don't really have any requirements when it comes to choosing a hairdryer other than it must have ionic conditioning.

          Since discovering the advantages of owning a hairdryer with ionic conditioning a good few years ago after buying an Andrew Collinge ionic hairdryer I have since refused to use anything else. This is because the results I get after drying my hair with an ionic hairdryer are much better than if I used a non-ionic one. Indeed I am left with smooth, frizz-free, hair instead of the often dry and frizzy look I would end up with if using a non-ionic hairdryer.
          It is because of these results, that I have preferred to take my own hairdryer with me whenever I go away, rather than use hotel hairdryers. As handy and convenient as it may be to use a hairdryer provided by a hotel etc, I personally find the results after using them to dry my hair are disappointing as they are not ionic.

          This Babyliss Elegance 2100 hairdryer first caught my eye in Sainsbury's, but priced at £27 this was more than I wanted to pay. A few days later however, I spotted the same hairdryer on sale in Boots at a promotional offer price of £18.65 reduced from the usual price of £27.99 and I decided to buy it.


          ~~ Babyliss Elegance 2100 Hairdryer Lilac ~~


          This Babyliss Elegance Hairdryer is a limited edition, finished in a metallic-looking lilac which makes it very attractive-looking. Whilst the colour of the hairdryer was not something I considered to be important when deciding which one to buy, I must admit the colour is very appealing and I would imagine it would be a popular choice with young girls too.

          A powerful 2100 watts drives this hairdryer's high-torque motor and it also has advanced fan technology for ultra-fast drying even on thicker hair. With double the air pressure of a normal dryer, this means this hairdryer can cut your hair drying time in half. Its ionic technology ensures frizz-free drying results with a high-shine finish, and Babyliss claim that the heat balancing ceramic technology provides smooth results every time.
          There are three heat and two speed settings on the hairdryer as well as a cool shot button to set and style your hair and a detachable slim concentrator nozzle.

          The hairdryer comes with an impressive 3 year guarantee.


          ~~ Using the hairdryer ~~


          My first thoughts on picking up this hairdryer was how light it felt in comparison to the two previous hairdryers I have used, one of which was considerably heavy. It fits comfortably in my hand and its light weight ensures drying my long hair is a comfortable experience.

          As mentioned there are three heat settings and two speed settings plus the cool shot button. I tend to use the high heat and high speed setting for the initial drying of my hair and then finish off with the lower heat and speed settings. I keep the nozzle attached throughout and find I can dry my hair quickly and easily and am left with smooth frizz-free hair.
          The cool shot button is not something I use each time I dry my hair, but if going somewhere special and using a round brush for the ends of my hair, I find a blast from the cool shot sets my hair into a curl which holds after I release the brush my hair and therefore is an added bonus to help style your hair.

          The thing I love the most about this hairdryer however, is its ionic conditioning and I love the results of this on my hair. The ion generator produces a stream of negative ions which act to neutralise the static charge and smooths your hair leaving it frizz-free.
          Some people have asked me in the past if using an ionic hairdryer really does make a difference and I always tell them yes as I can certainly tell the difference on my hair and am willing to enthuse about the benefits of using an ionic hairdryer to anyone who will listen!

          I am really happy with this hairdryer and cannot find anything negative to say about it as it does exactly what it claims to do and I am happy with that.

          The Babyliss Elegance 2100 Lilac Hairdryer is still only £18.65 at Boots and is also currently only £18.45 at John Lewis, so there is no need to pay the usual price of £27.99 for this hairdryer at the moment. It would make an ideal Christmas gift and it is possible to buy the matching straighteners in this limited edition colour also.

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