- Comes with two attachments
- Short cable
- cheap and clunky feel
- Not very powerful
- Poor build quality
While this is very obviously in the budget range, I just don’t see the point in making something of poor quality regardless of price. It’s really a false economy and this hair dryer won’t make your life any easier. It’s cheap but I believe Remington’s budget options are superior and I would encourage people to spend a little bit more and get a product that will make you smile every time. BaByliss are capable of creating fantastic products but sadly this isn’t one of them.
BaByliss is now owned by Conair, one of the world’s largest conglomerates and the brand itself has been a very popular personal appliance name for decades now. With a large price range for their excellent products, BaByliss have a reasonable budget collection and a highly recommended middle-market collection when it comes to hair dryers, straighteners and curling wands.
The BaByliss 5548U Dry and Curl hair dryer comes with:
- 1x BaByliss hair dryer
- 1x Diffuser
- 1x Concentrator nozzle
Looking at the BaByliss hair dryer, nothing immediately jumps out – which I actually quite like. The design is simple yet modern and it doesn’t have any crazy, unnecessary features.
Like most modern hair dryers, this one comes with three temperature settings and two speed settings and that should satisfy all hair types. There’s a cool shot button, which is the latest must-have for a hair dryer and it has two attachments.
This is in BaByliss’ budget range and that is pretty obvious due to the feel of it and the handle design, which is pretty clunky. The buttons are large and the length of the handle means they are often in the way. The attachments fit, but aren’t the easiest to get on and off and have a tendency to fall off occasionally.
This dryer is heavy and loud which is a big no no for me. Loud hair dryers are just stressful and while I appreciate that it’s a powerful motor in close proximity to your ears….well there are so many brands that make much quieter ones.
Despite being a hefty 2100W, this BaByliss hair dryer isn’t particularly powerful and won’t dry your hair very fast unless you have exceptionally fine or short hair. There are some very powerful and excellent 2100W hair dryers out there and it clearly isn’t all about the Watts.
The rear filter is removable and cleanable which is very useful and proper cleaning will length the life of the product. However, Remington’s budget range is better (and cheaper) than this one and I can’t find myself recommending it. The length of the cord is also an aggravating 1.7m like Remington’s budget options so if you do go for this then you might want to consider an extension cord.