Parlux Hair Dryer Reviews - Is Parlux Alyon the Best? - AMR Hair & Beauty

Parlux Hair Dryer Reviews - Is Parlux Alyon the Best?

Jan 09, 2017Samantha Bun

I remember since the day I learnt how to use a blow dryer, it was a Parlux. My mum loved the Italian blow dryer that she bought from her salon and to this day, that Parlux hair dryer has been the longest-lasting hair dryer we have ever owned. Every other hair dryer has not given us the power and longevity that the Parlux had been able to provide.

We use our hair dryer often, so it is important we have a highly functional hair dryer with optimal performance and endurance. 

Parlux is a Reputable Brand

When it comes to choosing the right hair dryer, Parlux has become reputable among salon owners for making some of the best-designed and built hairdryers in the industry.

Speed, power and reliability make Parlux hair dryers the most sought-after hair dryer by hair professionals.

Parlux complies with the most demanding needs and the latest trends in the hair industry while also keeping their products eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable.

Firstly we will look at three classic Parlux hair dryers:

  • Parlux Advance Light
  • Parlux 385 PowerLight
  • Parlux 3800

Then we will dive into a thorough review of the Parlux Alyon and see if it is worth spending a bit more for it.

All Parlux dryers use Ceramic and Ionic Technology, have 4 temperature settings and 2 speed settings, a 9 feet cord, 2 concentrator nozzles, and operate at 2100-2200 Watts, which is basically all the essentials you need in a hair dryer.

Parlux Advance Light

Parlux Advance Light Ice Blue Ceramic Ionic Hairdryer

The Parlux Advance Light is the most innovative of the range released in 2016 and is still popular today.

Equipped with a K-Advance motor, the hair dryer has a lifespan of up to 2500 hours of guaranteed operation.

It utilises Ceramic and Ionic Technology, essential for healthy static-free hair. Ceramic and Ionic Technology eliminates static and dries hair from the inside out, leaving the external structure of the hair unharmed in the drying process.

The weight of all the components has been reduced to only 456 grams, making it easier on the wrists.

The "anti-heating" front body keeps a low temperature in the front body of the hair dryer.

Made of highly recyclable materials and has a built-in silencer which is also built into other models, but is slightly less noisy on this model.

It is fast drying with 83 m3/h airflow and energy-saving capabilities. Stealing the winning title for InStyle magazine's best beauty buys for three years running, the Parlux Advance Light sets the benchmarks for the modern hairstylist.

Parlux 385 PowerLight

Parlux 385 Powerlight Dryer Aquamarine

Initially released in 2013, the Parlux 385 PowerLight is a Ceramic and Ionic Hair Dryer. It has long been one of AMR's bestselling hairdryers.

They have all the same features as the Parlux Advance Light with the exception of a few slight differences. The K-Lamination by Ciaramella allows for 2200 hours of motor life.

Also lightweight at 449 grams (7 gram difference), the PowerLight is very powerful with 79 m3/h airflow and made of recyclable materials.

Parlux 3800

Parlux 3800 Ceramic Ionic Purple hairdryer

3800 EcoFriendly Ceramic and Ionic Parlux Hair Dryer is a 2010 model of the hair dryer that continues to be popular.

The dryer has an airflow speed of 75 m3/h, weighs 500 grams which is slightly heavier than the newer models, and the motor life is 2000 hours. 

The 385 PowerLight and Advance are available in more colour options. All these three models have low energy consumption, no toxic emissions and eco-friendly packaging.

Out of these 3 Parlux classics, I prefer the Parlux 385 as the pricing is moderate and still has strong technology. 

But there is a newer player in the Parlux range and we are going to have a look at that now.

Parlux Alyon - Is this the Best Parlux Dryer?

Is the Parlux Alyon the best professional hairdryer? Here is our take.

Parlux has been tweaking its formula for forty years now, coming up with technologies that revolutionised the hair care industry. If you ask any stylist to find an affordable professional-grade dryer with a long motor life, eight out of ten will recommend a Parlux product. 

In 2021, Parlux introduced the Alyon range. They named it, quote “the new reference model in the professional hairdryers world,” and for good reason. What is special about Parlux Alyon is that the dryer perfectly balances all the important features.


The dryer is lightweight and offers maximum performance. However, unlike previous Parlux models, the Alyon range will cost you a little extra.

The Alyon looks pretty, it's lightweight, and it's perfect for professionals and home use. It uses Air Ionizer Tech to guarantee faster drying.

Is the Parlux Alyon the Best Dryer?

When looking for a hairdryer to use in a professional setting or at home, there are several factors that you should consider. These factors affect performance, service delivery, and your health.


Factor 1: What is the Technology?

Parlux products often feature ionic or ceramic technology. Ionic hairdryers break down positively charged water molecules using negatively charged ions. Because of that such dryers will not open hair shafts. The benefits of buying a dryer that uses ionic technology are:

  1. It preserves curly hair.
  2. You may dry your hair using a lower temperature, thus minimising heat damage.
  3. Your hair is dried faster. However, the lower temperature makes it easier to over-dry it. But that is often the result of human error, so pay attention while drying.

Ceramic dryers use ceramic heating elements to dry hair. Remember, ceramic is a good conductor of heat. That means ceramic dryers are better at distributing heat. On top of that, ceramic dryers generate both negative and positive ions.

The point is - if you want to straighten curly hair, use a ceramic dryer.

Conversely, if you want to dry your hair without straightening it, use an IONIC dryer.

Parlux Alyon Gold Combines Ionic and Ceramic Technologies

What makes the Parlux Alyon Gold stand out is the technology behind it. That is, it uses a system known as Air Ionizer Tech. Air Ionizer Tech makes hair shinier and softer by eliminating static electricity. Another innovation I should mention is that the item features antimicrobial treatment.

The ceramic technology ensures better heat distribution and reduces static. These two technologies make the dryer perfect for people with straight or curly hair. Its technology is comparable to that of the often pricier Dyson dryers.

That means sharing the item at home no longer requires sanitisation. However, the antibacterial treatment does not offer protection against viruses. 

In short:

  • These technologies allow the dryer to dry hair from the inside. Thus, it does not damage the hair’s external structure.
  • The dryer preserves your hair’s natural moisture. Meaning, it is less likely to dry out hair completely.
  • Anti-heating technology keeps the dry cool to the touch.
  • Powerful energy-saving motor.
  • The addition of a silencer makes the dryer run relatively quiet.

Patented Hair Free System

If you hate clean-up after drying, the Patented Hair Free System catches and collects hair. Consequently, the device’s efficiency is preserved for longer.

Factor 2: 2250 Watts and the New Professional K-Advance Motor

Wattage dictates hairdryer performance. that means the more power you put in, the faster the dryer works. But, the motor also matters. Consequently, even if a dryer uses more energy, the performance will be bad if the motor is of low quality.

When buying, people often mistake the product’s name for its wattage. That is why we recommend checking the back of the box before purchase. We generally recommend a hairdryer with at least 1800 watts of power.

The new range of Parlux dryers features a professional K-advance motor that promises 3000+ hours of service. The airflow is 84 cubic meters per hour (impressive, right?).

What we like about the motor is its powerful, lightweight, and has a longer lifespan. That makes the dryer perfect for salon or home use. We’ve compared the Parlux 3200 vs Dyson hairdryer to see how they stack up against one another!


Parlux Melody Silencer

For professionals, we recommend getting the Parlux Melody Silencer. As the name suggests this item helps to reduce noise and internal vibrations.

Factor 3: The Manufacturer

There are lots of imitations and fake Parlux dryers in the Australian market. Fake dryers are often cheaper and may pose a risk to your health and safety. Therefore, when buying Parlux dryers, these are the questions you should ask.

  • Does it have an SAA approval number? Check the back of the handle.
  • Is the Parlux logo present?
  • Where does it originate? Parlux dryers are manufactured in Italy.
  • Does it have an Australian plug?
  • Is the price too low or too high? Compare prices online.
  • Is there a noticeable difference in design?
The safest option is to buy from a reliable vendor in the Australian market.

That said, what you should look for is the “made in Italy” sign. Remember, Trezzano Sul Naviglio is the Milan-based factory where Parlux dryers originate. So, if you look at the product details and notice another point of origin. Then the dryer is probably fake.

Factor 4: Ergonomic Design

Ergonomics is about efficiency. That means the weight distribution of your hair dryer should be well-balanced. The weight should be manageable, and the handle should fit in your hands.

Parlux Alyon Ergonomics

How long can you hold it? Is it comfortable to the touch? Is the weight distribution okay?

Weighing 0.45 kilograms or 1.01 pounds. The Parlux Alyon gold is lightweight. That makes it perfect for travel, home use, or salon. Additionally, it is possible to hold the chassis as you use it. That gives you better manoeuvrability.

And because the surface does not get hot. Your hands are always safe.

Factor 5: Temperature Options

Temperature control allows you to turn down the heat but maintain power. The Parlux Alyon features four temperature settings. If you have curly hair, we recommend using the lower heat settings. This will define your curls without straightening your hair.

Remember, using a higher heat setting changes your hair’s shape and texture.

In a salon or barbershop, having the option of switching from low to high heat will benefit you plenty. The reason for that is you will no longer have to switch dryers when someone with a different hair type walks in.


Other Factors to Consider When Buying Parlux Hair Dryers

Parlux Alyon’s innovation does not stop with the device. The unique attachments deserve a mention.

Concentrator Nozzles

The dryer features two concentrator nozzles. The narrow nozzle releases concentrated air at high pressure. This makes it perfect for drying curly or wavy hair. The wider nozzle dries longer hair faster.


A 9-inch strong cable means that you do not have to stay close to an outlet.


There are nine colours to choose from (AMR stocks several) including jade, midnight blue, matt black, pink, yellow, graphite, green and blue.



Parlux can help deliver silky smooth hair with undeniable shine from many of their hair dryers. If your budget allows, we do think the Alyon is worth the money. In summary here is why:

  • Four heat settings make the Alyon dryer suitable for curly and straight hair.
  • 2250 watts, a lightweight motor, and an ergonomic design mean that the device is both powerful and comfortable to use.
  • Combining two technologies, ceramic and ionic results in better protection from damage and more efficient heat distribution.
  • The dryer’s lightweight design makes it perfect for travel, home use, or professionals.
  • A cool shot button locks your style in place. It also helps to ensure a longer-lasting blow dry.
  • Dries hair faster than other Parlux dryers.
  • Hair Free System makes clean-up easier, and it preserves efficiency.

Equipped with Air Ionizer Tech, Ceramic heat distribution, and the newer and stronger K-Advance DC motor Parlux Alyon promises a longer lifespan. The ergonomic design means that it is comfortable to use. And the stylish light build makes it perfect for home or work settings.

Yes, it has a higher price tag compared to previous Parlux dryers but what you are getting is a durable dryer that offers better performance, aesthetics, and ergonomics.

Overall, Parlux Alyon may be the most innovative hairdryer in the Australian market today.

P.s. Don’t forget to use a thermal styling spray when working with any heated electrical appliances on hair!

What are your thoughts? Do you own a Parlux and are looking to upgrade? Tell us in the comments and do not forget to visit our shop for more Parlux products.

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