Recently, I was on the market for a new blow dryer. My concentrator nozzle had broken and I couldn’t find another to fit on my Hana Pro Blow Dryer, and I admit that I was pretty stubborn about it. I tried using it for months without a concentrator, even though it took longer and my hair didn’t look quite as nice. But, I really like my Hana and I wasn’t quite ready to give it up. I’m usually one of those girls that won’t spend more than $40 on a dryer, and I was spoiled by more more expensive dyer.
Then, one day, this Sam Villa dryer showed up on my doorstep. I was pretty amazed and a bit nervous. This was pretty expensive… would I have bought this on my own? No, probably not. Even on sale (it retails for about $200 but is sometimes $40 off), that’s about 4x my typical blow dryer budget. I was a bit afraid to touch it! What if I broke it?
This is a super sturdy dryer, it feels substantial and the cord is very heavy duty. It’s a bit smaller than other dryers that I’ve used, and somehow it is incredibly lightweight, it weighs under a pound! I love that the outside is very easy to grip without dropping it, the plastic has those lines and it is a matte-rubbery texture. (Think NARS products, but without the propensity for collecting dusty fingerprints.)
When you turn it out, there are a couple of speed and heat options. I obviously am a bad girl that uses it on high heat and speed, but it is still pretty quiet. The cord is 9 feet long so I can walk just about any where I need to while still drying my hair. I use one of the 2 included concentrator nozzles, one is for just drying long, wet hair and the thinner one is to help with finishing a style. I haven’t really noticed a difference in which nozzle that I use, but it’s good to have a backup!
This is probably the best blow dryer that I’ve ever owned, and if I broke it tomorrow I would repurchase the exact same dyer. But, I’m not really expecting that to happen for quite a while.