“Why don’t my blowouts look this good at home?” is a question you’ve probably asked yourself every time you’ve walked out of a salon. Part of that is professional expertise, yes, but another major factor you’re probably overlooking is the tools you’re using. All styling starts with a blow dry, and you need the right hair dryer to set the foundation for the rest of your look. Read on to shop the best dryers out there for more volume, shine, and long-lasting results.
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Best for Silky Hair
GrapheneMX Professional Dryer
This new, fast-working dryer from Bio Ionic uses a proprietary blend of graphene and other minerals to help tone down frizz and condition hair as you’re drying. Even rough, color-treated hair will feel incredibly silky to the touch and shine for days.
Best for Curly Hair
DevaDryer & DevaFuser
Get the curls of your dreams with this dryer-and-diffuser combo. The patented DevaFuser provides 360-degree airflow to further enhance your natural curls, plus you’ll get defined waves and curls without frizz thanks to this dynamic product.
Best for Lightweight Styling
The Accomplice Hair Dryer
Blowdrying your hair won’t have to double as an arm workout anymore thanks to this lightweight dryer. It not only feels great to use, but also claims to reduce drying time by 70 percent, delivering negative ions to get hair sleek and smooth.
Best for All Hair Types
Pro Dryer 2000
Harry Josh Pro Tools are a favorite amongst the professionals: The Pro Dryer 2000 is equipped with multiple heat and speed settings to best fit your needs.
Best for Instagram
Triomphe Hair Dryer
With a cushioned handle, millennial pink color, and rose gold accents, this hair dryer is undeniably chic (and photo-ready). Moreover, it uses far-infrared heat technology, which ensures a quicker dry and reduced split ends and frizz.
Best for Fragrance Lovers
Stylset Professional Dryer
This dryer from Hai Beauty Concepts comes with a couple of unique features, including blue UV light for conditioning the scalp and stimulating healthier hair, and a jasmine scent that gets activated when turned on (really!).
Best for Replacing Your Flatiron
Reverse Air Dryer
As cumbersome and intimidating as this contraption might look, this “reverse air” dryer presents a genius solution for saving you from damaging heat-styling. You place your hair inside the tube, and water gets pulled away—the befores and afters, showing even very curly hair slicked straight, are extremely impressive.
Best for Retaining Moisture
AirShine Hair Dryer
The wrong dryer can suck the life out of your strands and fry them, but this dryer emits “millions” of negative ions that seal the hair cuticle while breaking down water molecules so moisture is maintained.
Best for Instant Beauty Cred
Supersonic Hair Dryer
Dyson administered 7,000 acoustic tests targeting noise, weight, and speed before launching the game-changing dryer with celebrity hair guru Jen Atkin.
Best for Long-Lasting Results
Dyson also shook the beauty world when it launched its Airwrap, using never-before-seen technology to style and dry hair at the same time using air, not heat. You can start with wet hair (which is a major time saver), plus you can choose to go for big bouncy curls, tighter spirals, a classic blowout with a round brush, or straight hair using the paddle brush attachments. No matter what, results will last for two to three days until your next wash.
Best for Shiny Hair
Featherweight Luxe 2I Dryer
The dyer is equipped with an ion generator that will reduce static, fight frizz, and boost your hair’s overall shine. The barrel brush included also helps to build shine and create a full blowout.
Best for Even Drying
Revlon Salon 360 Surround Hair Dryer and Styler
$14.99 (75% off)
There’s nothing worse than walking out the door with your hair only half-dried in some parts. This uniquely shaped dryer has an open slot for you to place sections of your hair so it can be dried on all sides quickly and efficiently.
Best for Damaged Hair
Power Diva Pro Style Dryer
Unlike traditional hair dryers that heat up room temperature air, ionic tools like this one generate ionic particles to dissolve the water in your hair, thus trapping in moisture.
Best for Thick Hair
Ionic technology is also great for thick hair, to mitigate heat damage during lengthy blow-dry sessions. A ghd favorite, the Air, does just that.
Best for Softer Hair
Italian Gold Blow Dryer
The Italian-designed hair dryer aims to reduce frizz while promoting softness. The iconic generator’s negative ions create a conditioning effect on your strand to seal the hair cuticle. Bonus: the hard shell casing protects the internal system from drops, falls, and all the major mishaps.
Best for Volume
One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
Eliminate the need to dry then style by doing both at the same time. This multitasking dryer-brush cuts the time it takes you to get ready and gives you incomparable results: insane volume, smooth strands, and zero frizz. Who knew getting a pro blowout was as easy as brushing your hair?
Best for Traveling in Style
Style And Go Set
This two-piece set from the cult-favorite brand, ghd, will give you the vacation hair you deserve without taking up space in your carry-on.
Best for Fine Hair
This powerful dryer boasts four temperatures, two speeds, and an anti-overheating device, making it ideal for managing heat for fine hair. High temps are your biggest enemy when drying fine hair, so keep this dryer at the lowest option, then switch it to cool to set your style.
Best for Salon Results at Home
Buttercup Blow Dryer
Your favorite blowout bar created their own tool to get the same results without having to schlep over to a salon. It includes a narrow nozzle attachment, perfect for styling your bangs.
Best for Quiet Styling
PROi Professional Dryer
T3’s latest dryer generates powerful air volume, enriched with negative ions for professional-level styling. The motor’s brushless design also makes it super quiet and lightweight, which is perfect because you’re human and your arms get tired.
Best for Reducing Frizz
Hydroionic crystals in this new brand’s tool minimize frizz and leaves hair hydrated and glossy.
Best for Powerful Heat
$24.99 (29% off)
The blow dryer packs a lot of punch with a powerful AC motor that delivers fast airflow for a quicker drying time and less heat exposure for your hair.
Best for A Quick Dry
Tourmaline Tools 2100 Turbo Ionic Dryer
Infused with tourmaline technology, this dryer generates positive and negative ions to maintain shine and softness. It’s powerful airflow will cut your drying time in half.
Best for Styling Tricks
1875W AC Motor Negative Ionic Far Infrared Blow Dryer
$44.99 (65% off)
A top-rated pick among Amazon customers, the Jinri has three different nozzles that provide styling tricks for curly, straight or wavy hair looks. Plus, the dryer is lightweight, making it easy to manage during long styling periods.
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