With 80mph wind speed and a tiny frame, my blow dryer is everything I need it to be: compact and powerful! Last winter I searched high and low for the perfect blow dryer, which is an extremely personal decision. I would definitely recommend my Velecta Paramount Paris TGR 4000i blow dryer to anyone with a small frame like me. I wouldn’t consider it exceptionally light weight at 18 oz, they weight is similar to larger blow dryers (as is the power). What it is that helps ease my joints, especially my wrist and elbow, is very short. It is only 8 inches across and the handle is slightly more centered than most blow dryers so it feels even shorter.
A shorter blow dryer means more maneuverability for me and I can get closer to the client to really get in there. I am 5’1″ and short limbed. I have always struggled with standard blow dryers. Half way through a blowout I can be in extreme pain with a longer dryer and I feel like I need to step away from the client to switch the direction of the long nose. Part way through my search, i realized weight is not the issue, it is the length. I realized with a shorter dryer that is four less inches I need to raise my drying arm when drying long hair with volume. I looked at getting a lighter dryer with Velecta Paramount Paris but opted for the more powerful one, figuring it would be better to dry quicker with a dryer slightly over one pound than to take longer with a dryer slightly under one pound.
Other features I love are: an exceptionally long cord and the option to turn off the ionic function. The dryer has a cold shot button, a button for air flow, temperature and an on/off switch for the ionic function. Why would you want to turn off the ionic function? It isn’t the best for fine hair. I know a lot of times people talk about the new blow dryer technology like it is necessary for every person, but for clients that struggle with volume, sometimes the ionic function will leave their hair silky soft and falling flat. Now, for a client with unmanageable frizz and thick hair, I would probably recommend a T3 or a BioIonic blow dryer, because they would just have the ionic function on all the time anyway.
Only features I dislike are that they are harder to get than other dryers, I got mine from The Beecher Group, and the warranty is only two years. Which is a bummer. But eight months in I haven’t had a single problem.