Please excuse the pun in the title. My first thought when I saw this was pure delight at the beautiful pale gold colour. My second was 'wow, she's weighty!'
My regular hairdrier cost about $30 and it does the job, but when I picked this up I felt a massive weight difference. This told me that a) this is a much more heavy-duty machine, designed to last, and b) it can do a lot more than my cheapie.
When I pulled it out of the box I was pleased to see a generously long cord on it (no need for extension cords!), plus three different tools that clip on to the hairdrier for styling purposes.
Here is where I come clean: I very rarely use a hairdrier. As such, I'm not amazing at using it for styling purposes. I tried to do curls using the diffuser, but there were no instructions (as far as I could understand) in the enclosed instruction booklet,so I gave up and tried to dry it straight. I found the instruction booklet generally very helpful. I know people may laugh at me for reading the instructions but I'm a WOMAN and we're ALLOWED to read instructions!
As for the hairdrier itself, it didn't dry as fast as I anticipated but I guess that's because it's moderating the temperature to ensure your hair doesn't overheat. When I finished I believe it did look and feel smoother than previously, and I just needed to put a little serum in to finish it off.
Altogether I am finding this a really good tool, though my styling skills require some finesse. I'll keep you updated as I get used to my new toy!