Having had the pleasure of owning and previously reviewing the Parlux 3800 hairdryer, I am now in the enviable position of having got my hands on Parlux’s brand new and incredibly sought after Parlux 385 hairdryer! I have to admit that I was extremely pleased with the previous Parlux 3800, so I couldn’t really see how they could improve on it, but believe me when I say that as always, parlux has raised the bar… AGAIN!
My first thoughts when i received my new hairdryer from parlux.co.uk, was how light it was, I almost doubted whether there was even a dryer in it at all. When i opened it I was pleasantly surprised to see how smart the packaging was, it looked every inch the professional hairdryer I was hoping for. Now, the biggest surprise came when I actually opened the box and took the 385 out for the first time, because believe me, you will be shocked when you feel how light it is compared to other professional hairdryers. Weighing in at under 450 grams (obviously not including the cable), this is quite literally featherweight, but the biggest shock was still to come – it is actually very powerful at 2150 watts!
It’s fair to say that this hairdryer offers the best of both worlds, not only do you get a genuinely light professional hairdryer but you will also get the extremely quick drying times that you will have come to expect when investing in a Parlux hairdryer. It is certainly going to reduce any operating fatigue you may get in your arms when using the Parlux 385 hairdryer either at home or in the salon!
I know it’s going to seem shallow to say, but I must admit that one of my favourite aspects of the new dryer, is the range of colours that it is available in. I think that i counted six different colours on the website, I as usual chose the white hairdryer as it’s very contemporary but I have to say that both the Hot Pink and the Orange Parlux 385 both look absolutely stunning, genuinely. The overall styling and design of this model, I feel, is a step up from the previous hairdryers and it is certainly the best professional dryer that is currently on the market – although I do question where they can go from here – how can you improve on perfection?
The balance of it is literally supreme, having used Diva hairdryer and Babyliss dryers in salons before, the Parlux 385 is certainly out in the lead with regards power and weight, and I can certainly see why they have named it the Power Light, makes sense I guess. The 385 is supplied with two concentrator nozzles as you would come to expect from parlux, and I know that there is a compatible diffuser, although I didn’t invest in one.
In conclusion I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hairdryer for salon use, and if you want the best hairdryer for home use, then obviously you wouldn’t look any further than Parlux. I would question whether people would want to pay almost one hundred pounds for a hairdryer, but honestly, if people will spend it on their ghd straighteners then I can see no reason at all that you wouldn’t want this hairdryer as well! summary, I LOVE it!