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Babyliss Hot Air Brush Review

Last update: Sep 26, 2017 09:35, April Williams

If you want voluminous hair in a short period of time with minimal effort then all you need is one device! – The Babyliss hot air styler is quite possibly the answer to all your styling needs which can create multiple different hairstyles. This could quite possibly be the best rotating hot air brush on the market as I’ve read countless positive reviews and from my own experience, it’s been everything I wanted and more. Whether the Babyliss hot air brush for short hair is suitable depends exactly how short your hair is because it needs to be long enough to fit a large roller, preferably chin length and it’ll do its job perfectly.

In the past, I used a round brush and a blow dryer to achieve the results that the Babyliss Nano Titanium gives me. I usually spent about 30 – 40 minutes as I have a full head of thick hair, this was a time-consuming and tiresome process. As time went on, I began to care less about the voluminous bouncy look because it too much time and effort it took to get my hair looking the way I wanted it and I felt wasn’t worth it. As fate would have it the Babyliss hot air brush came into my life and solved all my styling problems.


First Impression

This is a big round cylindrical brush that has been specially constructed this way for a purpose. It’s a rotating blow drying brush.

Its dimensions are 3.5 x 13.8 x 6 inches; 14.1 ounces, but the barrel which holds the bristles is only 2 inches of the whole tool. The barrel is metallic (titanium), while the rest of its body is made up of plastic. It weighs 1.7 pounds.

It’s a beautiful bright blue color.

Rotating Air Brush Usage

It doesn’t have a rotating cord, but it’s actually not necessary here as its head does all the rotating that is needed. The 2 buttons at its neck determine the direction it rotates. One ensures that it rotates inwards (towards your scalp) and the other outwards (away from your scalp). This is how it styles your hair; rotating inwards will give you a nice voluminous bob while rotating in the other direction will make your hair flick outwards like feathers.  I have been using this product for about 2 months and love to experiment with different hairstyles so it’s perfect having a tool that can support this wish and hobby of mine.

It does not feature a hanging hook and comes with no other attachments. The brush is a whole package on its own which I have determined by its multi-functionality.Hot air brush from Babyliss picture 2

Further Inspection

It has a 3 level heat setting: low, high and cool. I would just like to state this now that although it is a rotating brush when it is set to “cool” it does not rotate. This is because the cool setting is specifically to set your hair to the style you want meaning you don’t need to keep a regular brush at hand. I praise the manufacturers for this.

It uses Nano Titanium technology which conducts a stable heat supply, especially in high temperatures. In addition, this technology comes with far-infrared that ensures your hair is styled without damaging it. While the brush is in use, it emits ions which give your hair a smooth, shiny and frizz-free finish.

It doesn’t have an automatic shut off function, so you must make sure you switch off after use. I’m sure this wouldn’t be an issue though because it is a noisy tool like normal blow dryers, so switching it off isn’t an action that could be easily forgotten.

Hot air brush Babyliss

A Few Things to Note:

The rotating movement of the barrel can be quite confusing the first few times, as it was the case for me, but I got the hang of it in due time. You’ll just need to spend some time to master it.

To be on the safe side, apply heat protectant spray or oil to your hair before actually using the brush because it could get really hot. You don’t want to take any chances.

Thirdly, make sure your hair isn’t very wet before using as this will avoid any tangling. Plus it might not fully dry your hair especially if your hair is thick like mine. I usually allow my hair to dry naturally before using my Babyliss rotating hot air brush.

After you have pre-dried your hair, it is best to quickly comb through your hair or you could use the brush itself without switching it on, just to get rid of any tangles. If you do this, I can assure you that the brush will glide through your hair with ease.

Lastly, section your hair in small amounts. A large amount of hair can easily get tangled and could possibly pull your hair.


In general, this is a great product from its features to its usability. There is less pain on your arms as it automatically rotates. As I am all about variety when it comes to hair styling, I love the fact that I style my hair in various different styles with this brush.

There are a few disadvantages:  It can get really hot, but there is a solution. If the heat is unbearable, all you need to do is set the tool to a low temperature if it was on high, or simply switch it off for a few seconds and continue styling. It is big a size, so if you have small hands, it might not be the most comfortable and it could keep slip out of them.

Having considered all, the Babyliss hot air brush styler is definitely a product worth trying. It pretty much covers the functions of a brush, a flat iron, and a blow dryer because it can brush, straighten and dry your hair all at the same time.

Within 20 minutes I can achieve smooth, shiny and voluminous hair just as though it’s been done in a salon. It is definitely worth its price.

Cheers, to hair styling made easier!

Other popular hot air brushes:

John Frieda Hot Air Brush
Conair Supreme Hot Air Brush
Revlon Hot Air Brush

6 comment(s)

  1. How does this brush compare to the CONAIR Infinity? They look exactly the same except for the coloring.

    1. Trina

      I actually can answer your question!Together my sister and I own both of them; my sister owns the Babyliss and I have had the CONAIR Infinity for years. I have to say that the Babyliss is a superior tool; the titanium leaves your hair with a beautiful shine that I don’t achieve with the CONAIR Infinity. Don’t mistake me, though, the CONAIR is also a brilliant rotating brush but if you are looking for shine without the aid of many products; then I’d go for the Babyliss. I have also found that the Babyliss has a quicker reaction at stopping the curl when I change to the opposite direction to release the curl.

  2. Is it the most fit tool or brush for the short hair??

    1. It is suitable for short hair if your hair is long enough to be able to put a large hot roller in it.
      That’s how long your hair would need to be to benefit from this brush. Many people with chin length hair find this to be perfect for styling their hair.
      So to answer your question, it’s a great option as it’s a high-quality brush but if your hair is a shorter length that what I mentioned, you can look at something else more appropriate.

  3. How long are they expected to last?

    1. The Babyliss hot air brush is built to last a decent amount of time. Generally, they last around 2 years before losing some of their power. This particular brush has a 2-year warranty, so if it didn’t last 2 years then you could definitely get a replacement.

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