- The Original One-Step-Styler
- Great for an at-home blowout
- Dry and styles hair in one
- Magic is in the shape of the styler
- Too hot on high setting
- Lack of controls
- One tool that needs more controls
- Bad airflow design
- Cord could be longer
Revlon One Step Hair Dryer Review
While the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer got a much-needed revamp, there is so much more competition on the market – see full review.
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Revlon One Step Hair Dryer is the best heated styling brush.
Perhaps the most coveted hair tool (aside from the Dyson tools) is the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer. This unique hair tool takes a round brush and has turned it into a hair dryer and styler combo. Revlon One Step promise salon quality blowouts at home, voluminous and shinny. I’m going to be honest, I’ve heard the horror stories of this hair tool damaging hair because of high heat and the boar bristles snagging. I will say, this tool can damage hair easily if you’re not careful, but it does give some pretty great results. Let’s dive into Revlon One Step Hair Dryer Review.
Promises vs. Performance: One Step Styler gets a much-needed revamp.
Revlon is home to the original One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler. Featuring an oval round brush design with nylon and boar bristles, drying and styling hair becomes a tangle-free breeze. The innovative airflow vents allow for faster drying and better coverage. Ionic Technology delivers up to 30% less frizz for salon-style blowouts at home. Revlon One Step Styler has ceramic technology that is said to reduce heat damage and provide even heat distribution. The design of this heated blow dry brush is what really makes it unique, as it allows you to get right to the hair roots for extra volume and more precision.
Revlon did release a newer version: the One Step Styler PLUS. This one has a smaller oval brush head that allows for more precision, plus 3 heat/airflow settings for more control. The Original One Step only has 2 heat/airflow settings, so this was a major update.
My Review Thoughts: Revlon One Step Hair Dryer
The re-engineered Revlon One-Step Styler offers two major upgrades: an additional heat setting and a removable oval brush attachment. At first, I was pretty excited about these upgrades because I hoped Revlon would launch more interchangeable attachments shortly after. But, I haven’t seen any additional attachments being sold. What a tease!
The one thing I am still excited about is the upgraded heat controls. I’m so happy they have added the medium heat setting because with the Original One-Step, high was too high and low was too low. However, the hot setting is still too hot to handle, and low is too slow, taking forever to style and dry hair. This means the Revlon One Step Styler only has one truly useable heat setting – medium.
In my opinion, there is still a lot of room for improvement. What can be improved? First, the airflow dynamics were not improved. The air flows only out of two spots in the center of the brush for uneven heat and air distribution. While the controls were improved with the added heat setting, the hair styler still lacks separate airflow controls. It would be nice to control the airflow and temperature separately for a truly customizable experience. The hair tool is also still very loud, considering that it is very close to the ears when styling. You definitely can’t talk to someone while styling your hair using this tool! See it in a quick video ▶️
Quick Rating Rundown
Let’s Review How It Compares: Revlon One Step Hair Dryer is becoming obsolete
The Revlon One Step Styler is a solid hair tool, but it isn’t the best out there. While it does give great results and beautiful at-home blowouts, there are still some things lacking with this tool. Though the revamp includes a much-needed medium heat setting, this is the only truly useable heat/air setting. It would also be nice if the airflow and temperature controls were separate for an actually customizable use.
What the Revlon One Step Styler (Original and PLUS) is lacking, Shark came along and solved it with their FlexStyle. The controls that we wanted with Revlon One Step, Shark FlexStyle (rated ****4.3) has incorporated into their engine design. There are 4 separate heat settings, 3 separate airflow settings, plus an additional cool shot setting. This is phenomenal as you can actually customize your styling and drying experience. The extra attachments that are missing from Revlon, Shark delivered and is already selling 5 individual hair attachments, including a hair concentrator (i.e. hair dryer) attachment. Revlon had 6 years to improve their #1 selling tool and I feel like they have missed a big opportunity that other brands are capitalizing on. Shark FlexStyle is also a great dupe for the coveted, pricey Dyson Airwrap (rated ****4.5). See extended video ▶️
Talking about the price, Shark FlexStyle costs about $160 when subtracting hair attachments, which are $30 per item. It’s still expensive, but it becomes more affordable when you factor in how many different attaches you can have for different hair styling options.
Shark Smooth Style
Oh I remember the first time I did a full video review on Revlon One Step Hair Dryer. Those days are gone. And unfortunately for Revlon, Shark is on a mission to take a chunk out of the affordable hair tools market. This next tool by Shark might be Revlon One Step Killer, unless Revlon can respond in a big way. I’m talking about Shark Smooth style. It does everything Revlon one step styler, but it includes heated 3D teeth to smooth and style the hair even further.
Check out the full comparison between the two tools – Shark Smooth style vs Revlon.
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Edited by Maddie