Small Package, Big Power? Babyliss pro flat irons are currently among the most popular models in stylist circles and also for home straighteners. Babyliss has a few different models, including the low budget Babyliss pro porcelain, the high end Titanium Nano Babyliss pro straightener and now they even have a Wet to Dry titanium straightener.
In today’s review, I’d like to focus on the specs, features and reviews of the Babyliss Pro BABNT5073T Wet to Dry flat iron to see which is the best hair straightener babyliss pro has to offer.
Straight: Straight out of the Shower?
This Babyliss pro titanium hair straightener is a “wet to dry” model which means that you can skip blow drying and use it on damp (towel dried, NOT dripping wet) hair.
Personally, I don’t like the idea of using my straightener for drying as well as styling my hair. Sizzling it dry with an iron will be far more damaging than blowing it with a dryer. But I would still buy this Babyliss pro hair straightener for regular use.
It’s Still a Professional Flat Iron
Even though I’m a bit of a cynic when it comes to straightening damp hair, I still believe the babyliss pro titanium flat iron is a top professional flat iron. It’s way better than the cheaper Babyliss pro ceramic flat iron which is coated in porcelain and does not have the even heat or the negative ions that their titanium models boast.
The professional difference in the Babyliss titanium pro flat iron is in the material. The high quality, lightweight titanium plates are perfect for frizzy hair because titanium is the best known conductor of the negative ions straighteners use to neutralize static.
Another important material matter with this model is the housing which is made of Ryton. This high quality plastic does not heat up like other materials, meaning that the casing on the irons can be ultra thin and you can style with precision without burning your hand of your scalp!
Speed up Your Styling
These Babyliss pro straighteners have 5 inch long plates which are a huge bonus if your hair is thick, coarse or super long because you can work through larger sections of hair and speed up your styling. Other time saving factors include quick heat-up for 50 temperature settings up to 450 degrees and instant heat recovery so you don’t have to rest the irons while you’re styling. Press SNOOZE one more time – these irons will shave a few minutes off your morning beauty routine!
Great for Barrel Curls
When I want to create beautiful rolling barrel curls for a wedding or prom do in my salon, I almost always reach for Babyliss. This company makes quite an extensive range of curling devices including the Babyliss pro miracurl and the Babyliss pro hot rollers but I really think that their flat iron is the best for larger curls.
Curling hair with babyliss pro straighteners is easy because of the super slim-line housing. You can easily flip a section of hair around the rounded handles and glide it down for the perfect barrel curl.
Find out more about how to create beautiful styles with your straightener in my flat iron hair styling article.
Watch out for Knock-offs!
I love babyliss pro flat irons and I use them in my salon. Especially for curling and hair ups. The main problem is not with the company itself but with the fact that the internet is literally crawling with cheap counterfeits of this brand. I still think their are real benefits to buying from auction sites because you can get much better prices than going through professional suppliers but you do have to be a bit careful.
The biggest problem is that, if your Babyliss pro hair straighteners are not genuine, you will not be able to access the manufacturer’s warranty. To check that you’re buying an authentic product you can contact the seller directly, contact Amazon or look carefully at the specs, features and appearance and compare them with the ones on the official babyliss pro website.
Recommended by Stylists
Babyliss pro styling tools are one of the brands most recommended by professional stylists and this really says something about their quality, reliability and effectiveness. A huge number of the Babyliss pro reviews online are either from stylists or from people who’ve had this straightener recommended to them by their stylists. The Babyliss pro straightening iron is definitely used in my salon and in thousands of other salons around the globe so if you’re looking for something to give you that “professional edge”, this model is a sure bet.
My Verdict: It’s Great when it’s Genuine
As long as you’re careful to buy a genuine babyliss titanium pro, I think it’s a great straightening iron and I give it a 4 out of 5 star rating. I’m not totally convinced that I’d use it for drying as well as straightening but it’s far better than the babyliss pro ceramic porcelain plates and it’s really handy when you want quick straightening or beautiful big barrel curls.
Last time I checked, the Babyliss pro price on Amazon.com was $134 but the price can vary quite dramatically and occasionally you can pick up some really great deals. Why not check if there’s a Babyliss pro sale on at the moment?
If you’re not sure that this is the right iron for you, check out my flat irons at a glance table to see the specs and features of a huge range of straightener brands and models.