It’s always such a struggle to find the right blowdryer. How do you choose—and, more specifically, what do you choose—with so many great options on the market? Here are five picks for a salon-worthy blowout that you can do all by yourself at home.
COOLEST TOOL: CONAIR INFINITI PRO 325GR IN LIMITED EDITION CHRIS EDE GRAFFITI PRINT
Conair partnered with renowned British illustrator Chris Ede to bring cutting-edge fashion trends to the hair styling tools category, resulting in a colorful, vibrant print bursting with Ede’s signature street style. The dryer features a professional 1875 Watt AC motor for faster drying and longer life; cutting-edge ionic technology helps fight frizz; hair-protecting ceramic technology; and a concentrator and a diffusor for ultimate styling potential, with three heat settings and two speeds to help you create any look.
Available at Ultra Beauty; $59.99
THE TOOL THAT WILL TAME THE THICKEST HAIR: GHD AIR HAIRDRYER
BEST FOR SUPER SHINY LOCKS: CHI ONYX EUROSHINE
The Onyx Euroshine Hair Dryer helps produce incredible shine without sacrificing power thanks to a compact nozzle that eliminates unnecessary air travel, providing a stronger, more concentrated airflow for faster styling. It also features a dryer grill infused with Onyx-Ceramic, promoting negative ion distribution for intense shine enhancement in addition, a flat dryer vent offers an even back-end surface for rapid cool air application to quickly lock in styles.
BEST RAPID BLOW: THE BIO IONIC 10X ULTRALIGHT SPEED DRYER
If you want a quick, awesome dry, try the 10X dryer. Its EcoDrive motor lasts up to 10 years and was derived from advanced technology used in the space program where motors need to run more efficiently, be reliable, and last for much longer. The result is a more powerful dryer that dries hair faster while using less electricity. With zero emissions 10X is the world’s first environmentally-friendly appliance.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.
Available at bionic.com, $329
BEST SALON-WORTHY BLOWDRY: DRYBAR BUTTERCUP BLOW DRYER
The Buttercup Blow Dryer, the fabled dryer from Alli Webb’s haute Dry Bar salons, features an ultra-powerful motor to get the job done fast and efficiently. NanoIonic Technology helps to break up water quickly for reduced dry-time. Nano beads within the dryer emit powerful negative ions that seal and smooth the hair cuticle, helping to reduce frizz, increase shine, and trap moisture inside for more healthy-looking, hydrated hair.
Your favorite blowout bar created their own tool to get the same results without having to schlep your way over to a salon. It includes a narrow nozzle attachment, perfect for styling your bangs.
Available at Thedrybar.com, $195