About Power Styler by Perfecter
Perfecter Power Styler promises to deliver stunning, salon-worthy volume, body, and shine in as little as three minutes. The product’s website also states that the heated round brush uses ionic technology to hydrate and heal your hair. That’s great news, considering the Power Styler claims to be a worthy replacement of multiple trusted tools, including your flat iron, curling iron, hot rollers, and even your hair brush.
Sound too good to be true? Perfecter claims that there’s no catch—thanks to the Power Styler’s precisely-spaced, softly-tipped, top-quality nylon teeth.
This self-proclaimed ultimate multi-styling hot brush is brought to you by the same brand that developed the Fusion Styler—an “As Seen On TV” product that received love-it-or-hate-it reviews here on HighYa. Unlike the Fusion Styler, however, the Power Styler doesn’t act as a blowdryer and is meant to be used only on dry hair.
Can the Power Styler really polish your look as smoothly as Perfecter claims? We’ll take a look.
What Makes Power Styler the Perfect Styling Tool
We’ve already touched on some of the Power Styler’s more eye-catching claims; including salon-worthy body and shine, plus the implication that regular usage is healthy for your hair.
However, that’s not all Perfecter promises that this “perfect styling tool” can do. Additional benefits include:
- Dual heaters that provide super quick and even heat across the entire barrel, providing long-lasting results.
- A pilot lamp that indicates when the Power Styler has reached your desired temperature, as well as an automatic shut off for safety.
- Two heat settings, giving you a choice between a high temperature of 392 and a low of 356.
- A cool-to-the-touch handle that prevents burnt fingers.
Perfecter’s Power Styler Pricing & Refund Policy
Want to try Perfecter’s hair perfecter risk-free? The Power Styler is available directly from the manufacturer for free with a 30-day trial. Well, almost free—Perfecter charges those who choose the trial option a whole dollar to do so, plus an additional $7.99 shipping and handling.
If you choose to try the Power Styler before purchasing, a payment of $39.99 will be deducted from your credit card exactly 30 days after the item ships.
Alternatively, you can choose to pay $39.99 for Perfecter’s Power Styler at the time of purchase and get free shipping and handling.
Note that with either purchase method, state tax will be added to the total cost for residents of CT, NJ, NV, NY, or PA.
Want to return your Power Styler before the 30 days is up? Information as to how you avoid charges isn’t explicitly stated. However, purchases are covered by a 60-day money back guarantee (less shipping and handling).
Returning your product isn’t a single step, either. To do so, first you must call Perfecter’s customer service at 1-973-287-5199 to receive a return merchandise authorization number. With this number, you can then send your items back to the address they provide.
Can the Power Styler Really Be Perfect?
The Power Styler isn’t the first product to claim all-in-one ease—as we mentioned earlier, it’s not even the first one by Perfecter. There are dozens of multi-purpose heated tools available, including the Hot Locks Styler, Prestige Ionic Styler, Maximizer Styler, InStyler Ionic Ceramic, and, of course, the Perfecter Fusion Styler.
While some of these products claim to offer an additional benefit or feature, they’re all fairly similar in their primary functions and consumer reviews—and none have been lauded as the holy grail of hair devices.
We’ve previously reported 4-in-1 hair products often fail to work as well as any of the tools they’re intended to replace. So, where do multi-stylers go wrong?
As we stated in “Why the Fusion Styler Comes Up Cold – And How You Can Make it Work”:
[The device] simply tries to do too many things at once. To simplify, how many 2-in-1 products can you think of that perform better than—or even as well as—the original “single” products they’re intended to replace (think about the poor performance of 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner)?
Essentially, many multi-stylers fall short due to being a jack of all trades, but master of none. Heated brushes like the Power Styler might offer convenience and a quick fix, but it’s unlikely that they’ll be able to create curl and lasting volume without the tension and prolonged heat exposure that other tools provide.
What About the Power Of Ions?
Plenty of styling tools promise to improve your hair's health with ion-powered technology—but what is an ion and how can it help heal your hair?
Ions are just atoms that have either an extra electron or one that’s missing. Missing an electron or two? That atom turns into an ion with a positive charge. Reversely, if an atom has extra electrons, it becomes a negatively charged ion.
Heated tools cause hair strands to lose electrons, creating positive ions, which in turn cause static and hair frizz. However, certain metals can be “charged” with ions that help replace what’s lost in the heat.
According to the UCSB ScienceLine, “Coating the hair with gel or some kind of conductive conditioner would have a much stronger and lasting effect than ions, which only exist while the hair dryer is running. In the long term, ions are more reactive than other molecules, so they probably cause the hair and/or natural oils to be oxidized and the hair to become more brittle.”
What Are Customers Saying About Perfecter’s Power Styler?
The Power Styler currently rates four out of five stars on Amazon, with many customers attesting to its ease of use. Additional positive marks are given for reports of prompt customer service.
Those reviewers with thick hair appeared to like the Power Styler the least, possibly because it lacks the power necessary to tame coarser strands. The most positive remarks? From customers who depend on the Power Styler for touch ups throughout the day.
The most common complaint was that the device can only be used on dry hair, leading some customers to suggest that it’s redundant after the use of a round brush.
Is Perfecter’s Power Styler Perfect for You?
Perfection is, of course, a matter of opinion. The Power Styler’s official website doesn’t state instructions, so we can’t assess how simple it might be to achieve a variety of looks.
Not only is personal styling preference going to affect your opinion of the Power Styler, it’s important to realistically consider the thickness and texture of your hair: If you were born with a Curly Sue mane or stubborn strands, the Power Styler is unlikely to work miracles in the way that a more precisely targeted professional tool might.
Bottom line? If you’re looking for a volume boost without having to workout your triceps during a full blowout, the Power Styler device could bring your hair to desired heights—just remember that you’ll also need the right products and some practice before it delivers perfect style.