Vidal Sassoon VS519 1875W Ion Select Full-Size Dryer
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ION SELECT dial
Easy-Press Cold Shot button for setting the style
Professional rocker switches control 6 heat and speed combinations
Airflow concentrator for focused drying
Removable end cap for
Ions help condition and dry hair fast, add volume and reduce frizz
Patented Ion Select dial controls amount of ions emitted onto hair
Ion select indicator shows ion output level
Easy press cold button sets the style
Removeable end cap for easy cleaning
THE BEST HAIR DRYER I'VE EVER OWNED I HAVE VERY THICK & WAVY HAIR AND IT HAS BEEN A CONSTANT BATTLE FOR ME OVER THE YEARS TO "TAME" IT AND GET IT TO "WORK WITH ME". I HAD ALWAYS BEEN A CONAIR PRODUCTS USER, BUT SINCE I FOUND THIS DRYER, THAT HAS CERTAINLY CHANGED! IT DRIES FAST, SMOOTHES AND SHINES MY HAIR NICELY AND HAS CUT MY STYLING TIME DRASTICALLY, THEREBY MAKING LIFE SIMPLER FOR ME (WHICH I'M ALL FOR!). IT IS ALSO A BEAUTIFUL COPPER COLOR (MY FAVORITE) SO ALL AROUND, IT GETS MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! I'VE NEVER HAD ANY SPARKING OR SMOKING PROBLEMS WITH IT LIKE SO MANY OTHER REVIEWS HAVE INDICATED. MY ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT IT JUST RECENTLY DIED ON ME (AFTER 2 1/2 YEARS) AND I AM HAVING A HARD TIME LOCATING LOCAL RETAIL STORES THAT CARRY IT....more info
This dryer caught on FIRE! I ordered this back in February. Everything was fantastic up until today when it caught fire when I was blow drying my bangs (within about 2 minutes of turning it on). All of a sudden there were sparks and then smoke. This has been tossed in the garbage. AVOID THIS BLOWDRYER!!!!!...more info
Great Hairdryer I've had great luck with this hairdryer. It drys my hair fast and has plenty of settings. The only big drawback is the buttons are difficult to change as I read in other reviews. Its a little wide as it barely fits in my holder....more info
Careful of this one! Like everyone else has said - the controls on this dryer suck! If your fingers are at all wet or greasy from product, it is a struggle to flip the switches. I don't know if the ionic feature did anything or not. I suppose I'll know once I compare it to the replacement I'm about to buy.
I had the dryer for about a year...and now it's gone. As I was drying my hair last week I noticed sparks shooting out of the nozzle! Yikes. I cleaned out the filter and the sparks stopped. It lasted maybe 3 more uses before it just went dead. No smoke, no fires, just nothing. I expect a longer life from a simple appliance like this. Back to Target I go......more info
broken! I bought this hairdryer and it worked really well for one week, but then it just DIED on me. ONE WEEK!...more info
Big disappointment In a hurry one evening I grabbed the nearest hairdryer off the store shelf. Wish I had read some of these reviews beforehand. This blowdryer has awkward designed buttons that are very hard to turn up or down. I griped silently about this aggravation but can no longer remain quiet for the aggravation turned scary when blowdryer stopped working a few minutes into blowdrying daughter's hair. I waited until dryer cooled and tried again. I could hear a humming and then the darn thing sparked, a horrible stench filled our nostrils, and then rolling black smoke started coming out of the back. I wasn't long hucking the thing on the front lawn. This dryer lasted only about 4-5 months. A true disappointment in a product that should be built to withstand the job promised....more info
Bought two -- both died on me This hair dryer did dry my hair quickly. BUT, it quit working after a month. I exchanged it for another just like it and the same thing happened a few weeks later.
The buttons were also hard to switch. This was a waste of money. I ended up buying a completely different hair dryer....more info
terrible Broke after two uses, buttons are hard to switch, and drying time was not better than my old-school model. in fact, my hair was frizzier. i was kinda glad it broke. I wish I had read the reviews before I bought this....more info
Frustrating! I was pretty excited to try an ION hairdryer. I got this one because I liked the idea of being able to 'control' the amount of ions coming out.
My hair DID seem a little shinier after using it (the only reason I gave it two stars and not one) but my hair felt a little drier. Almost straw-ish...it never felt like that with my old drier.
Also the buttons really are hard to switch...all of them! I read another review that said that and I thought well how bad can it be? I dry my hair with a round brush in my right hand and the dryer in the left. I turn the dryer on and off during different times while I am doing my hair. With this dryer I could NOT turn the on/off switch with my left hand. I had to put down my brush and use both hands. I could not believe how hard it was to switch! This was the main deciding factor in returning the dryer, it was SO frustrating not to be able to switch it easily with a flick of your thumb. Not to mention made me feel like a big wussy!!!
The speed setting only has two settings, low and high. The low setting was way too low and the high setting was way too high. A middle ground would have been nice.
Lastly, the dryer smelled a little weird. Granted, I only had it two days before I returned it, so the smell might eventually disappear. But it wasn't your normal 'new hairdryer, hot plastic' smell. It was almost a slight mildew smell. Yuk.
So, I would NOT recommend getting it. I exchanged it for the Vidal Sassoon ion sensor dryer. That seems to be working better. The low speed setting is perfect. The smell is normal 'new dryer' smell so far. The buttons are EASY to push!!!! The sensor (it automatically turns off when you pur it down) is a little off, it takes a while to turn off. But all in all I like it. And it also DOES make my hair shiny and DOES NOT make it feel drier or like straw!
Poor quality After some research online, I decided to purchase this dryer because it had all the qualities I was looking for in a lightweight, compact model. It worked great while it lasted, but unfortunately it died 6 months after purchasing it. One day it worked, and the next day it started smoking and sparking!! ...more info
It died before a year was up I bought this dryer because I liked my old one so much which was the same brand but a different model. The old one still worked after at least 5 years, but I wanted one with Ion technology. The motor died causing the the dryer to start smoking - I only had it for a few months. I've read many other reviews about this brand breaking before the warranty is up. Beware!...more info
Best hair dryer I've ever used! What a fabulous hair dryer! After using two Conair dryers for the past 12-13 years, I decided to try a new brand. I have just-past-shoulder length, very thick hair. My hair is in some ugly stage between "straight" and "wavy" when it air dries and is usually pretty frizzy.
This hair dryer works fabulously for me.
+ It's fast to dry my thick hair.
+ It has a good variety of heat and speed settings.
+ I don't know how much the ion settings affect things, but you can adjust that, too.
+ It's not too heavy.
+ It's reasonably quiet.
+ The Cool Air button is handy.
+ My hair is sleeker than I can ever remember it being after a blow dry. I don't even have to use my styling gels anymore to keep the frizzies away.
I really don't have any complaints. Love this machine! (And I'm never going back to a Conair again!!!)
Love it love it love it! I admit it, I got this because it was cheap! I have thick, wavy hair which needs to be straightend and because I use a very very good set of ceramic straighteners, the hair dryer didn't matter much.
However, the first time I used it I was shocked at how straight and silky my hair felt! Combined with the straighteners my hair looks awesome!
I noticed some people commenting on the dryer cutting out after a week or so. This happened to me too and I too thought it was bust. However, I checked the plug and it is one of those that needs to be tested before the applicance works - you know the little red button on the plug for safety? It is not just a cut out plug but one that needs doing each time and it took a few minutes to figure it out because in England (where I am from) we don't have these much. All I do now is press the white button in before I plug it in and it works a charm.
The three heat settings and ioniser settings are great - it really makes a difference when the ioniser is on - not another gimick at all as I suspected (like I said, I got it because it was cheap!).
It is well worth the money and a great buy! If you have thick hair which is hard to keep tamed, this really helps before the rest of the regime!...more info
when it works its worth 4 stars! This hair dryer did work well and I could absolutely tell a difference the ionizer made in my hair...it dried faster, more of a shine and fullness, and not as dry. However, after a week of use it completely died on me. So I returned it and got another one.....it also died on me after two weeks. I had a basic model hair dryer that lasted me 3 years....I'll be going back to it....more info
good hair dryer but... This is a very good hair dryer. It looks great, works well, has lots of extra functions, and has a nice, long cord but...
It's a little bigger than I expected and the switches to change the heat settings and strength of the blower are pretty stiff (especially the dial that's used to change the level of ions released). Furthermore, the so-called "Easy-Press Cold Shot" button is definitely NOT easy to press nor is it conveniently placed. Overall, it really only deserves 3 1/2 stars but since that wasn't an option, I gave it 4 because, again, it's a good product. With just a few tweaks in the quality control department, this hair dryer would easily be worth 5 stars....more info