A: Almost every session stylist we’ve EVER met has a Parlux in their kit. This Italian brand has a serious hold on the professional market and for good reason… They produce salon-quality hair dryers with superior engines that are designed to be used all day, every day. If they can withstand hundreds of daily back-to-back appointments then you can pretty safely bet it can take whatever you throw at it in your bathroom.

It uses ionic technology, which means that it releases negative ions which make the water droplets on your hair break up faster (because they’re positively charged) and it causes less drying time and fights static electricity. It’s also got a ceramic heating element which heats up more evenly and causes less damage to the hair.

While many purists swear by the Parlux 3800, the new Parlux 3500 is super-lightweight and compact.

Still need convincing? Read what Sigourney, Zoe Foster, Kelly Smythe and Jodhi Meares have to say about theirs.

There are a couple of other hair dryers out there, which are also very good – the ghd Air (which is fast-drying, ionic and very flashy) and the Babylis Pro Italia Brava with a Ferrari designed engine (vroom, vroom!).

Answer by Sigourney.

What do you think?
Have you tried Parlux?
Any other favourites?

Comment (8)

  1. April 26, 2015

    I did a lot of research before I bought my parlux. So glad I did. It hasn’t let me down. After 18 months of use (I wash my hair every day) it’s still going strong – it’s really powerful.

  2. April 26, 2015

    In the market for a new hairdryer and found this review so helpful! Thank you Beauticate, I can always trust you to know what’s best xx

  3. April 26, 2015

    Absolutely LOVE my parlux – don’t know what I’d do without it! saves my hair from some serious frizz.

  4. April 26, 2015
    Clara W

    Never heard of this brand before. Sounds amazing and worth the investment Sigourney

  5. May 3, 2015
    Rachel S

    Great timing – my dryer just died on me. Sounds like it’s a Parlux next!

  6. August 11, 2015

    the best iron in the world for sure. Karmin 🙂

  7. November 5, 2015

    Definitely Karmin 🙂

  8. March 30, 2016
    Jacquelinetunsta Jacquelinetunsta

    Karmin makes the best in my opinion!!