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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Toni & Guy Compact AC Power Dryer

Hello My Lovelies,  

I hope you are all doing really well! It is no secret here on my blog that I have a huge obsession with hairdryers. I am constantly on the hunt to find the perfect one that can work well enough with my hair. I have said it before and I will say it again...one thing we can never have enough of in the Meola household are hairdryers. Myself and my Mum have really long, thick and naturally wavy / curly hair so we always need a good hairdryer on hand. In the past I have reviewed the Panasonic Nanoe and more recently the GHD Aura so, when Toni & Guy got in contact with me to see whether I would be interested in giving a tool from their new Salon Professional Collection a try I literally jumped at the chance of trying their ever so fabulous Compact AC Power Dryer. 


The Toni & Guy Compact AC Power Dryer comes with some great features. The 2100W Compact AC Dryer is designed to deliver flawless salon finish hair, powerful precision styling and ultra smooth results. Tourmaline Colour Lock technology ensures colour protection and conditions hair with ultimate shine. This hairdryer is a real favourite amongst stylists and has been used backstage at London Fashion Shows. To the eye it is visually pleasing and would make a great addition to any hair styling tool collection. Toni & Guy have designed it to be easier to use and lighter weight compared with most AC dryers and the compact shape enables you to style with ease. It comes with one of the narrowest concentrators on the market at a record 5mm; the ultra slim concentrator gives exceptional airflow for true salon precision styling. There is nothing I love more than being able to style my hair in next to no time (long hair means a long time) so this compact dryer is great. It also features professional rocker switches for control of the 3 heat and 2 speed variations with a true cool shot to set your style.

The Features Include:

1. Lightweight and compact design
2. Variable temperatures - adapts to your specific hair needs for ultimate control 
3. It's 2 speed and 2 temperature settings
4. Ionic conditioning locks in moisture to keep hair healthy and frizz free
5. Professional long life AC motor
6. Cool shot to set your style
7. Concentrator nozzle for controlled styling
8. A 3 metre cord
9. Removable filter for easy cleaning
10. Manufacturer's 5 year guarantee

When I first unpacked the box and took out the hairdryer I was pleasantly surprised at how compact and light it was. In comparison to some of the other hairdryers I have tried it does come in slightly smaller which is a fab feature. As it is a lot lighter it will reduce the chances of getting an achy arm when styling your hair, yay! I also loved how the dryer has a 3 metre cord so you have some what of freedom to dry your hair without the worry of pulling on the wire or it being yanked out of the socket (guilty). I like drying my hair upside down for added volume so the 3 metre wire comes in great handy. When drying hair normally or upside down sometimes the attachable nozzles can come loose or even fall off...I really like how there is a safety lock on this dryer so you feel confident that nothing is going to fall apart when drying your hair. At first instant I noticed the almost velvety texture to the dryer, it is not a typical material I have felt before with hair styling tools but none-the-less it is visually pleasing. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love the finish as it gives a really luxurious feel to the hairdryer, however, I had to wipe it clean straight out of the box as dust had latched onto it already...I can see it getting dirty quite quickly, especially with someone like me who is always playing around with makeup and hair products haha. 

From the same Salon Professional Collection Toni & Guy have launched a nifty diffuser. The Professional Universal Diffuser is like nothing I have seen before and it aids in achieving great volume and curl when styling. It is uniquely designed to fit all hairdryers, including the Toni & Guy Compact AC Power Dryer. It is perfect for travel as the cool touch silicone housing allows it to collapse for storage after use...you can see this in the images above. As used backstage at London Fashion Shows this diffuser is a stylist favourite. Also, the £14.99 price tag is really reasonable for the amazing quality and uniqueness of the diffuser. I really would not mind paying that kind of money knowing it would fit on potentially every single hairdryer I own in the future! The only thing I noticed was it had a funky smell when taken out of the packaging, I think this is due to the silicone material. I probably am being quite picky here but I want to make sure I give you all a full review. I am more than confident thought that the smell should vanish after a few more uses of the diffuser. 

Having naturally wavy / curly hair it is always nice to have a product on hand that is going to help hold and perfect your hair when straightened or blow-dried. The Toni & Guy Smoothing Lotion conditions for a smooth sleek hold with added shine. I would say use it sparingly as I could see your hair going from shiny to greasy really quickly if using too much product. Overall, it helps prevent frizz and static for soft, sleek looking hair with a glossy shine. At the moment I vary rarely straighten my hair as it is literally a task and a half. I thought I would experiment and give this a try on my natural hair also...obviously it did not help enhance my curls but it did aid with fly aways and static. I applied it to both dry and wet hair mainly focusing on my ends and I was really pleased with the outcome. I love multi-functional products! 

When it comes to my hair I am quite naughty in a sense that I very rarely use heat protectant and I know it is something I need to do more often. The Toni & Guy Heat Protection Mist does exactly what it says and helps protect against damage and breakage caused from heat styling and conditions hair for a softer, smoother finish. Before heat styling, just spray evenly over towel-dried hair and comb through. You can top up in-between blow-drying or when using hot tools if you wish as it doesn't leave any crispy or greasy residue behind. I also love how it has a rather nice smell...there is nothing I hate more than spraying yucky smelling products on freshly washed hair haha. It is a great prep step when styling hair and using this had really influenced me adding it into my haircare routine...yay! 

Overall, I am really impressed with the new Toni & Guy Compact AC Dryer, accessories and hair products. The dryer does everything I would want a hairdryer to do and more and the features are fabulous, I love how it is a lot lighter than other hairdryers and it has cut my drying time which is always a plus. I would definitely recommend this hairdryer to anyone and I am planning on telling everyone about it at the salon when I am next in work this weekend haha. The £39.99 price tag is an absolute bargain too and you get a great 5 year guarantee which is always great. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post and might have found something new to give a try. I would love to know what you think about it and what your most beloved hair tool is! Also, if you follow me on my social media platforms then you will know that the #CosmoBlogAwards were Tuesday evening!! I am working on a post which should be live by the weekend so if you want to read and see what happened on the evening then keep you eyes peeled :) Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and i make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

Lots of Love
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11 comments

  1. I've had my hairdryer about ten years so I'm on the lookout for something new and this sounds fab, i love that the attachments clip on - such a good idea. The collapsible diffuser is genius, too!! Great review :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. This sounds good! I'm in need of a new hairdryer! :)

    Emily x // EmGrace

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  3. That's really not too bad at £39.99 is it? I'm not like you, I don't care about blow drying my hair and when I need a new hairdryer I just find a cheapy one from Argos- yeah I should probably try and actually find a good quality one haha!

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  4. This sound good however I'd never trade in my ghd Aura for anything! lol x

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  5. the hair dryer looks like amazing stuff!

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  6. Sounds like such a bargain, I have a label.m hairdryer and it is pretty fab x

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  7. I'm bad about using heat protectant too! The dryer looks cool and a decent price!

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  8. Sounds great and the hair drier itself looks nice as well! Thanks for sharing! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  9. I never use a hair dryer - I;m way too lazu and usually let it do its own thing! - but this does sound good :)

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  10. awwwww how did i miss you at the awards! would have been lovely to have a chat!
    And this whole set seems FAB! I need it in my life :0

    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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