VOLO Go Cordless Hair Dryer
The VOLO Go CORDLESS Hair Dryer. Using healthy infrared heat and lithium-ion batteries, the Go is as effective as a salon hair dryer!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, February 7 2019 2:58 AM UTC +00:00.
THE VOLO GO IS THE WORLD'S FIRST CORDLESS INFRARED HAIR DRYER.
Reinvented from the ground up using the most innovative technology, the VOLO Go is a salon-quality hair dryer that can go anywhere. Three times as energy-efficient as a traditional dryer, the VOLO Go uses infrared heat to provide an extremely gentle, healthy heat styling experience wherever and whenever you need to dry your hair. We believe in the freedom to do you. And no likes cords.
So we didn't stop at cordless. We created a hair dryer using infrared heat that is healthier for your hair, and dries hair quickly-- check out Carrie drying her hair in under seven minutes.
VOLO GO LIVE DEMO:
From our testers:
“I get to use it on the go, and it actually leaves my hair much softer than a regular hair dryer does.”-- Carrie
“I love that I can go anywhere in my house with it.”-- Niki
"The temperature wasn’t quite as intense as my other dryers and I feel like my hair is less frizzy after it dries, it’s a little smoother.”" -- Christina
“It wasn’t smoking hot, afterwards my face wasn’t starting to sweat!”-- Kelly
...and more! Check out what our first users had to say in the video.
IN THE NEWS:
“[VOLO’s] secret lies in a combination of lithium batteries and a heating infra-red bulb. Drying is as quick as it is in the salon, but the technology is very safe and is softer on the hair.” -- Vogue Paris
“You might not think you need a cordless hair dryer, until the outlet in your bathroom shorts out and you find yourself hunting for the next most convenient spot in your home to dry your tresses. To avoid this scenario and keep your beauty appliances portable, consider trying the VOLO Go Cordless Dryer." -- Entrepreneur Magazine
“Imagine a world where you can walk around the house while drying your hair. Thanks to VOLO Beauty, this is now a reality.” -- Reviewed.com
"Unlike most hair dryers on the market, VOLO Go uses quartz infrared light, which penetrates hair deeply and dries it from the inside out." --Digital Trends
CES 2019 has been a blast so far!
You can check VOLO out on the CNET Livestream here: https://livestream.com/cnet/ces2019day1
and USA Today stopped by to check the VOLO Go out:
And then we had a visit from the Today Show:
If you're at CES, stop by and try out the VOLO Go for yourself!
VOLO CHANGES THE WAY WE DRY HAIR:
Traditional hair dryers rely on nichrome wire (yep, the same wire found in a toaster oven) to bring the heat.
This kind of heat is called convective heat. Think of the way food cooks in an oven—the outside cooks and crisps before the inside, as the heat moves from the outside all the way in. The same is true of a nichrome wire in your hair dryer—it heats the air around your hair, heating the outside first before finally drying your hair all the way through. To get your hair completely dry, this often means that the outside of your hair is exposed to more heat than necessary. Hello, heat damage.
WE FOUND THAT WE COULD ACHIEVE A HEALTHIER AND MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT DRY USING INFRARED HEAT.
Infrared heat dries your hair differently. Infrared heat is radiant heat, meaning it is penetrative heat. Our infrared bulb warms the hair itself, drying the hair all the way through. By drying your hair evenly throughout, you are cutting down on over-exposure to heat on your hair.
Infrared heat can also promote a healthier scalp by increasing blood flow, which in turn can promote healthier hair growth and healthier hair follicles (and a fun fact-- did you know that infrared light is FDA approved as a treatment for hair loss?).
We can't wait to continue to explore these benefits of infrared light in greater detail as they pertain to the VOLO Go in the future. Infrared light and heat have been proven to be a healthier alternative to traditional heat styling.
CORDS TIE YOU DOWN.
They get in the way, knock things over, or get wrapped around your arm. Not to mention how tangled cords become whenever you put them away in a drawer.
That’s why the tech of the future is cordless. Your cellphone, your computer, your headphones... most of the electronics in your home no longer need to be plugged in to work, offering you complete freedom while you use them. So isn’t it about time you weren’t tethered to your bathroom when drying your hair? We thought so.
Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, the VOLO Go can go anywhere you need it to. From gym bag to handbag, or simply the around the house, with VOLO you have the complete freedom to do you, and healthier hair for it.
INFRARED BULB: The VOLO Go infrared bulb offers completely new heat technology that is energy efficient and extremely gentle on the hair.
LITHIUM-ION BATTERY: A removable lithium ion battery pack allows for cordless drying, and can be switched out for extra batteries if needed. The battery is quick to recharge in around 2 hours.
COOL SHOT: After you are done drying, a cool shot allows you to smooth your locks to perfection and seal the cuticle of your hair (to cut down on frizz!).
CONTROL: As seen in the image below, the dryer will have 3 simple button controls. The snowflake on the left activates the Cool Shot feature. The On/Off is easily found in the middle. On the right is the air volume control with 2 settings: MEDIUM and HIGH.
LED BATTERY INDICATOR: As seen in the image below, the LED light indicator lets you know exactly how much charge is left on your battery pack, so you'll always know when you need to recharge, and when you are ready to go.
CHARGING STATION: Our unique charging station is extremely low profile (perfect for a counter-top or vanity), and has an subtle dish for jewelry or hair accessories. Plus, we added a USB port to the charging base so that you can charge other devices (like your phone) at the same time!
CONCENTRATOR: The dryer will include 2 own concentrator attachments to allow for precise and effective heat styling.
In an industry starved for forward thinking products, VOLO Beauty’s mission is to improve hair health and styling technology with innovative products.
A DREAM TO CHANGE THE WAY WE DRY HAIR
With 25 years in beauty distribution, Ryan has seen it all. After watching his salons fill up with cords and finding the same problem with his wife’s hot tools at home, the idea of a cordless hair dryer hit him and he knew he had to make this dream a reality. Jonathan, his friend and engineer, joined Ryan to help bring this product to life.
Ryan and Jonathan were told a cordless hair dryer was impossible...but you can see how that story ends. Their combined experience in beauty and in engineering paved the way for them to dream up and create the first cordless and infrared hair dryer. The VOLO Go Cordless Dryer is their first in a series of heat styling tools. After more than three years working together on this project, they could not be more proud or more excited to finally launch the VOLO Go Cordless Dryer.
Ryan Goldman, Co-Founder and CEO, turned a family business into a beauty supply empire. Founded in 1945, Empire Beauty began as a wholesaler and, under Ryan’s leadership, grew into 21 stores and salons in Southern California. Jonathan Friedman, Co-Founder and President, is a Cornell-educated engineer with a Master’s in Engineering Management from Northwestern, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Jonathan's experience in supply chain, manufacturing, and early-stage companies are a perfect fit at VOLO Beauty.
Find more information about VOLO Beauty, visit www.volobeauty.com.
The VOLO Go is the world's first cordless hair dryer and we've developed a product that is unique, energy efficient, and life-changing for anyone who has struggled with the negative effects of traditional blow-dryers. The VOLO Go's infrared technology means quicker drying time and healthier hair, and with your help we can make this technology into a reality.
We need your help to take the final steps in production. We have an awesome set of new prototypes and are excited to move forward with manufacturing. By pledging, you will join us in our quest to revolutionize the world of hair care, and be one of the first to own the cordless dryer.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX:
THE VOLO HERO AND THE VOLO CAP:
Learn more and get a VOLO Hero Hair Towel here.
Learn more and get your VOLO Hero Hair towel here.
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Risks and challenges
We're so excited to go live with our second Kickstarter campaign, having just finished fulfilling ALL the rewards for our first campaign, the VOLO Hero Towel. We learned so much about Kickstarters during that process and feel really confident going into this project.
We have spent the past 3 years reducing risk. We have sourced all the components, lined up all of the suppliers, and most importantly, made sure this is a high-performance, safe, great-looking product. The VOLO Go is truly a great hair dryer and we are taking no short-cuts on safety and quality.
We have overcome world-wide shortages in high-performance battery cells, and all battery-powered products are subject to the same risks as far as the supply and demand for battery raw materials.
Although our prototype is performing incredibly, in front of us we have more steps: we are getting molds made, ramping up for production, and getting our product safety certified. There exists risks throughout this process, and also risks with logistics such import tariffs. Regarding tariffs, our product category is not impacted at this time. We have built contingencies in case tariffs do become a factor.
With Ryan's at Empire Beauty Supply, he has years of experience running a business and delivering product to thousands of customers. We can't wait to apply his experience to the VOLO Go.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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