One minute review
Revamp may be a fairly unknown name in the hairdressing market, but it hopes to give more established brands such as BaByliss and Remington a run for their money with a range of hair care appliances, including hair dryers. hair, straighteners and an alternative to the Dyson Airwrap.
The Revamp Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 Air Styler DR-1250 is its latest launch, with six attachments including a hair straightening paddle brush, 19mm curling head, blow dryer nozzle and two brush attachments – one of which rotates to facilitate the creation of gentle waves. It’s also the only air styler we’ve reviewed to include a diffuser in the box – a must-have for those with curly hair. A diffuser separates the airflow to avoid disturbing the curl pattern of the hair.
Revamp says the 1200W hot air styler generates negative ions, released into the airflow, to seal and flatten the hair cuticle, keeping strands hydrated and shiny.
When it came to styling our hair, we found the Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 worked well for volumizing, straightening and curling hair, and three temperature settings and a Cool Shot button made it suitable for all hair types. hair. However, we found the handle cumbersome and slightly too long, especially when trying to wrap locks around the curling tongs and hold them in place with the built-in clip.
At £79.99, the Revamp Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 Air Styler DR-1250 is much more affordable than the Dyson Airwrap, making it ideal for those whose budget won’t stretch to the latter.
Revamp Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 Air Styler DR-1250 price and availability
The Revamp Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 Air Styler DR-1250 will set you back £79.99 and is available direct from Revamp, as well as retailers such as Amazon and Boots in the UK. It is expected to launch in the US later this year, but as of now there are no plans to make the hot air styler available in Australia.
In the UK, this styler is also available without the diffuser for £59.99. Alongside this Airwrap dupe, Revamp also offers a hot brush for simply adding volume, rather than creating soft curls. The Revamp Progloss Perfect Blow Dry Volume & Shine Air Styler DR-2000 is priced at £59.99.
- Choice of accessories
- Three temperature settings and cool-shot button
- Hinged filter
Measuring a maximum of 23.6 x 6.9 x 6.2 cm (length differs depending on tool attached), the Revamp Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 Air Styler DR-1250 is one of the bulkiest air stylers around. that we have tested. In fact, at 6.2cm wide, we struggled to grip the handle properly in testing. On a positive note, it’s lightweight, weighing in at 453g, so we didn’t suffer from arm pain when styling our hair.
As the name suggests, the Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 comes with six accessories. There are three brush attachments: a brush body with 32mm wide bristles to add volume; a paddle brush for creating smooth, sleek blow-drys; and a 38mm hard-bristle rotating brush that Revamp says is perfect for creating soft waves.
These are connected by a 19mm taper attachment to create curls, a drying attachment and a diffuser. It’s one of the only air stylers we tested that offers the diffuser, and will be welcomed by those with naturally curly hair for frizz-free drying.
The 1200W hot air styler offers three temperature settings and a cool down option to set a style once it’s been created, as well as two speed settings. These can be selected using the two slide switches on the front of the styler. The Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 is mains powered and features a 10ft / 3m cord, which can be rotated 360 degrees for easy handling by the hairstylist.
A filter at the base of the styler traps dust and its hinged format makes cleaning a breeze.
- Effective for adding volume and smoothing hair
- The rotating brush makes it easy to create waves
- I had trouble using the pliers on the curling attachment
Unlike many hair dryers we’ve tested, there’s no need to pre-dry hair when using this device. Revamp simply recommends removing excess moisture with a towel and combing hair to detangle before styling. This certainly made the Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 faster to use than the BaByliss Air Style 1000, for example. The Revamp Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 took 4 minutes and 8 seconds to fully dry damp hair, compared to 4 minutes and 53 seconds with its rival.
We had the most success with the smaller barrel brush and flat brush when styling hair. Not only were these the best fit for our thin tresses, but the flexible bristles glided through the hair easily and didn’t cause any leaks.
The larger rotating barrel brush is ideal for creating soft waves in the hair – the spinning feature meant we could easily wrap the hair around the barrel, without the strands getting tangled. However, with our shoulder-length hair, we found the barrel to be slightly too wide to create clearly defined waves. Those with longer hair will be more successful in creating a slightly tousled look.
Finally, we used the curling attachment for soft waves. It took patience, wrapping sections of hair around the tapered tool and using the built-in clip to hold it in place, before turning on the styler and blowing hot air. The length of the handle made it difficult to grip the air styler securely and use the level to open and close the clip.
The Revamp Progloss Airstyle 6-in-1 Air Styler DR-1250 is also one of the loudest hot air stylers we tested. Unlike some models, whose noise levels can vary depending on the attachment, our decibel meter records the same level regardless of the tool attached. And that noise level was 80 dB, the equivalent of a garbage disposal system.
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First revision: February 2022