John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air brush – and a thank you

John Frieda salon Shape Hot Air brush
John Frieda salon Shape Hot Air brush

Thank you Makeup Wars! You ladies have changed my daily routine and I’m very grateful for that. Not too long ago our topic was favorite hair tools. I struggled with this personally while others knew instantly what to use for their article. Two of my Makeup Wars friends wrote about the JOHN FRIEDA HOT AIR BRUSH. My ears perked up, my eyes brightened and my credit card twitched.

First Brooke from Blushing Noir taught me the official name of the product John Frieda salon Shape Hot Air Brush. This is made by Conair so when she wrote about it she also included Conair in her title – too many words for me! She’s the one that got me started. Then Cindy from Prime Beauty sealed the deal. I know Cindy struggles with her hair so when she raved and said it’s the only hot tool she’ll use on her hair, I was a goner.

John Frieda Hot Air Brush
John Frieda Hot Air Brush

This brush sells for $39.95 and can be found at Ulta but I had no time to shop and I wanted this. I bought mine from Amazon for $29.99 and had it just 3 days later with Prime. From the first time I used it I knew it was a best buy for 2013.

John Frieda salon Shape Hot Air brush
John Frieda salon Shape Hot Air brush

I have shoulder length straight (thank you keratin) hair. It’s in great condition thanks to the wonderful products I’ve discovered because of blogging. My favorite style is to wear it straight but curled under at the bottom. I don’t want anything wild, I just want a little volume and some natural looking curl.

John Frieda hot air brush
John Frieda hot air brush

Here are the facts:

The brush has a 1 1/2 inch barrel although I believe they also sell a 1 inch one too.

It’s 500 watts.

It has two heat settings plus a cool setting.

The barrel is titanium ceramic coated.

It has “advanced ionic conditioning”.

The cord swivels and it has enhanced air control.

john frieda settingsWhatever it has – it’s great. I am using this almost every day. I blow dry my hair much more quickly now because I can do it as messy as I want. I’m not concerned with style, I’m just concerned with getting my hair about 75-80% dry. Then I take out John Frieda and let him do his magic. I section off my hair and finish blow drying and styling with the brush. It takes me so little time and when I’m done I’m happy! That’s a change of pace. Because my hair is basically dry before I use this brush I’m not worried about breakage. I’m also able to use both hands more easily to style than if I were using my round brush and my heavier blow dryer.

It’s also great for refreshing my hair whenever I want to rather than using my flat iron. Unless I’ve slept really crazy it’s usually enough to use this on low to refresh my style. john frieda close upThis lesson in hair tools has taught me how much I’m learning from my fellow bloggers. They may cost me money but when it’s for a product I like this much I’ll be happy to let them do it over and over again. — Marcia





  1. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 13th Sep 13

    It’s good know you don’t mind me spending your money Marcia 🙂

  2. beautyin | 13th Sep 13

    Always a pleasure to let you spend it Cindy. This was a cheap one too.

  3. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 14th Sep 13

    Woooooooo! Enabling is my favorite 😉

  4. Amber | 14th Sep 13

    Count me in!! Going to ULTA this weekend. You girls are my favorite enablers!! Actually, it’s just that I trust your recommendations so much! 🙂 xoxo

  5. Carol | 14th Sep 13

    This is exactly what I need, especially when I travel! I could spend hours doing my make up, but dread blowing my hair dry….. This looks like the perfect solution! Thanks for the great recommendation!

  6. beautyin | 14th Sep 13

    Hi Carol, you still have to blow dry but this is the finish step when your hair is mostly dry. But it takes me much less time to blow dry now and then I finish with this.

  7. beautyin | 14th Sep 13

    Hi Amber, I hope you like it as much as I do. It makes my life so much simpler. Now if only someone could get that dreaded wave out of the back of my hair then I’d be truly happy.

  8. beautyin | 14th Sep 13

    @Brooke, you are a great enabler. I buy a lot on your recommendations!

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  11. Moxie | 15th Sep 13

    That looks like a great tool. Have to buy it!! Thank you!

  12. beautyin | 15th Sep 13

    Hi Moxie, that’s what my sister said and guess who she asked to buy it for her!! LOL

  13. Erika | 18th Sep 13

    I wish that they’d make this in say, a four inch diameter I would buy one in a heartbeat. 🙂

  14. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 18th Sep 13

    I had something similar to this about 15 years ago and it was what opened my eyes to the fact I could have nice hair! LOL

  15. beautyin | 18th Sep 13

    Laura, it’s so nice to get compliments on my hair again plus save time.

  16. beautyin | 18th Sep 13

    Erika, once upon a time I had long hair and I’d have loved a huge diameter but this is perfect for my shoulder length hair.

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