Andis is one of the few manufacturers to offer a wide range of wall-mounted hair dryers. They’re simple, but reliable hair-care gadgets widely found in hotel bathrooms—chances are, if you stayed in a hotel and used a wall-mounted dryer, it was an Andis. Many people decide to purchase one of their wall-mounted models because they first used them during their hotel stay.
Andis is an American company that continues to design and manufacture its appliances in the US. The company makes a wide selection of hair dryers, from basic traditional to ionic, ceramic, tourmaline, and wall-mounted models. The range of wall models is collectively known as the ‘HangUp’ collection. The following is a review of the most popular units.
Andis HD-2 1600W HangUp Pro Turbo
Its main selling points are that it’s easy to install, the wall plate is metal, it automatically shuts off when the dryer is placed back on the stand, it stays cool, it’s ADA compliant when mounted below 48″ and It comes with ionic technology, which produces plenty of negative ions to speed up drying time and hydrate hair, leaving it shinier and frizz-free. Finally, a button allows you to set 3 heat and 2 peed settings.
For less than $50, you’ll get a very good, well-made product; however, there are some negative points. There is no fresh air button, the motor is 1600 watts (most professional hair dryers are around 1800 watts), the handle is not the most ergonomically designed, the power cord could be a bit longer and It’s a bit noisy when it’s on full power.
Andis HD-9 Euro HangUp Hair Dryer
This is a much better option than the Pro Turbo. The wall mount is smaller, has an automatic shutoff, a quiet but larger 1875-watt motor, and a contoured handle that makes it easy to use. The overall design has a much sleeker, more modern look, unlike the Pro Turbo, which looks decidedly dated by comparison.
The only drawback, compared to the pro Turbo, is that there are only 2 settings for heat and speed, but most users should be happy with this. Also, there’s no cool fire button.
Andis HD-3 HangUp 1600 Portable Hair Dryer
This will be for those who want to take their hair dryer with them when they go on vacation. It comes with a 1600-watt motor, automatic shutoff, and a plug and cord that can be unplugged whenever you want to take it with you. There are 2 temperature and speed settings. Like all wall series, there is no diffuser, concentrator or spout included with the appliance.
An Andis HangUp hair dryer may lack some of the latest technical innovations, like the tourmaline and various accessories, but they’re well built, backed by a 5-year warranty, and at under $50, they’re value. really good for more. Finally, many consumer hair dryer reviews give each model high marks in terms of price, reliability, ease of use, and styling results.