Had to replace my wifes hairdryer as he old one died. I'm bald, so hairdryers are definitely not my area of expertise. I scoured the net looking at reviews of all the different hair dryers, with the goal of buying the best made hairdryer that would last for years to come. This hair dryer is it. Don't overpay for the dyson, it's double the price and only maringally better in terms of performance and drying time but questionable in terms of build quality. Parlux is world renowned as THE salon brand, so using a commercial quality hair dryer for non-commercial use will ensure this thing will last for years and years.