Whats the best hair dryer? We’ve tried and tested the top hair dryers on the market to find the one that’s right for you.
We would all love that ‘just left the salon’ look every time we washed our hair, and your styling tools you use are just as important as your technique. A great hair dryer is the important styling tool you can have in your hair arsenal. A great blow dry sets the foundation for any hairstyle you want to achieve and prevents you from having a very bad hair day.
We’ve reviewed ten best selling hairdryers and check out what we found.
Top 10 Best Hair Dryer Reviews
The H2D iR is the best option if you have long thick hair and want to reduce you drying time. The infra-red technology helps to dry your hair duper quick which saves your hair from heat damage and uses less electricity. This dryer leaves you hair so smooth with the tangle comb and nozzle or if you have curls it beats frizz with the large diffuser. For this sturdy and robust hairdryer expect to pay around £100.
Pros: Quick drying times, great for straight and curly hair, salon length cord, 4 heat settings
ghd Air Hair Dryer
You know ghd for their infamous hair straighteners, but did you know they made hairdryers too? The ghd Air is a professional grade hairdryer design to dry your hair up to twice as fast as other brands. We think the airflow vent is a piece of air in itself, and it stops hair accidently being sucked in and tangled. If you have problems with static when drying your hair, this won’t be an issue with the ghd air. Whether you have thick or thin hair this hairdryer performs extremely well, and just like their straighteners, you know you’re paying for quality. It’s available in 3 colour accents, our favourite is the rose gold. The ghd air will set you back around £100.
Pros: super quick drying, leaves hair smooth, anti-static, powerful motor
Cons: heavy, expensive
BaByliss 5541CU Pro Speed
The Babyliss 5541CU is a great mid-range hair dryer option. Ok so it’s not going to perform as well as a £100 hairdryer but for a price range of around £25 it’s the best out there. It has a powerful 2200 watt motor which make the air flow really quick. You’ll have to be super-fast with your styling tools or your hair will be dry before you know it. The top heat setting is great if you have thicker hair, but we recommend avoiding this setting for thinner hair types as it will damage your hair. Otherwise a great everyday hairdryer for those on a tight budget.
Pros: powerful airflow, salon length cord, not heavy, great price
Cons: large, noisy
The Parlux 3800 is the weapon of choice for hairdressers up and down the country. This little hairdryer is a workhorse, so powerful and guaranteed to last at least 10 years. For its strength you expect it to be large and heavy but it’s rather compact and lightweight. It’s so easy to manoeuvre around the head and our top recommendation if you do a lot of styling while drying. This hair dryer will leave your hair smooth and frizz free, we guarantee you’ll reduce the amount of time you spend straightening if you buy this dryer. A Parlux 3800 costs around £85.
Pros: reduces drying time, eco-friendly, quiet, lightweight, 3m salon length cord
Remington D3010 Hair Dryer
The Remington D3010 is hands down the most popular budget hair dryer available. For around £13 this hair dryer boasts an impressive 2000W motor which is powerful enough to dry thin/medium hair in minutes. If you have a problem with frizz, the anti-static ceramic grill helps to control it and leaves hair super smooth and soft. This hair dryer scores highly for noise levels as it’s very quiet to use. We recommend this if you need a hairdryer for infrequent use or as a second hair dryer.
Pros: very quiet, budget friendly, eco heat function
Cons: short cord (1.5m), not great for styling hair
Diva Professional Styling Veloce 3800
The Veloce 3800 is your best option if you want a professional grade hairdryer but don’t want to break the bank. The hair dryer boasts a very impressive airflow of 110 m3/h which is 40% more than the Parlux and GHD models. In fact it may just be a bit too powerful if you have poker straight, thin hair. This dryer is a steal for around £50 you won’t get better quality for that price. It’s easy to use and your hair will be dry in no time and left smooth and silky.
Pros: high airflow, quick drying, Salon length cord, great for medium and thick hair
BaByliss 5344U Travel
If you are on the lookout for the best travel hair dryer then check out the BaByliss 5344U. This is an amazing hair tool for on the go with its powerful 2000W motor. With its folding handle it becomes really compact and fits into a small carry bag. At a cost of around £15 it doesn’t have any fancy features, but it’s basic and get the job done… really well. It has two setting, high or low, which dry well, although not great for styling or straightening. This hairdryer is the best option for travelling all over the world.
Pros: compact, lightweight, portable, two speeds settings, carry case, worldwide voltage
Cons: not great for styling
T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Ion
The T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i is the next generation of hair dryer. It already boasts two Allure awards and boasts some impressive technology features. The tourmaline and softaire features are to give your hair the softest and frizz free blow dry you’ve ever had. With the Luxe 2i you’ll feel like a Hollywood star after each use. The thing is, you’ll have to fork out for that kind of quality. This hairdryer will set you back around £190, which is out of most people’s price range. However Christmas comes around every year, we suggest you start dropping the hints now.
Pros: Reduces drying time by half, great for all types, easy to use, prevents frizz and static
Cons: very expensive
Nicky Clarke Vitesse Dryer
The Nicky Clarke Vitesse is an affordable option which will leave your hair frizz free. It works with a whopping 2500 watt motor, which will have your hair dry in no time at all. If you’re a fan of Nicky Clarke products you certainly won’t be let down by this hairdryer. It sturdy but lightweight to use and surprisingly quiet. One feature which perform really well in the cold shot button, which helps to set your style. This hair dryer costs around £30.
Pros: fast, light, prevent frizz, powerful motor, quiet
Cons: short cord
Panasonic Nanoe EH-NA65 Hair Dryer
If you have greasy hair the Panasonic Nanoe is the hair dryer for you. At around £110 it’s pricey but worth it for an extra day between washes and keep the grease at bay. It’s warm enough to dry you hair quickly on a mid-setting, saving your hair from damage, especially if it’s already frizzy or coloured. The nanoe technology is an additional steam blast which leaves your hair with the perfect moisture balance. You won’t need the fix it during the day and lasts without using hairspray to set.
Pros: great for all hair types, provided moisture, adds volume, prevents frizz