If you’re going to be dropping some serious coin on a hair dryer, you want it to deliver on its promises, amirite? These seven innovative options all live up to their claims and won’t make you feel like you’re holding a brick while you blow dry. Happy shopping!
T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer
If your bathroom is tiny and you don’t have a ton of storage space, or if you like toting your dryer with you on vacay, this travel-size option is perfect because it collapses into an even smaller version of itself.
But don’t let it’s compact size deter you. It offers up full power, ion-enriched air (helps with frizz and shine!), has two speeds, is lightweight and quiet, and comes with a 2-year warranty.
T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer, $150
DevaCurl DevaDryer & DevaFuser
Not only does the DevaDryer have ionic technology, three temperature settings, a cool shot button, two speed settings, and a lightweight feel, it comes with a 360-degree”five-finger” diffuser that is perfect for helping curly girls fight frizz.
DevaCurl DevaDryer & DevaFuser, $159
Revlon Salon 360 Surround Hair Dryer and Styler
What’s cool about this dryer is that it targets the front and back side of a section simultaneously, it has three heat and two speed settings, a cool shot button, and a removable filter than can be easily cleaned.
To use it: slip a section of hair in between the two prongs, wait until it’s dry, and then slide the next section through.
Revlon Salon 360 Surround Hair Dryer and Styler, $60
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
This dryer is on the pricier side, but it’s worth it for these reasons: it’s super light, insanely quiet, the air it blows is measured and controlled 20 times every second to control the temperature (aka avoid heat damage), it comes with three magnetic attachments (a diffuser and two air-flow nozzles) that don’t get hot thanks to Dyson’s heat shield technology, and it comes in three settings: fast drying, regular drying, and styling.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $400
Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer
Celebrity stylist Harry Josh’s second hair dryer really caters to his consumers’ needs: It’s lightweight (less than one pound!), quiet (aka you can have a conversation while blowing out your hair), has a motor speed of 94 miles per hour for a faster drying time, ion technology (bye frizz, hello, shine!), 12 heat and speed settings for all hair types, and comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
Oh, and did I mention it comes in his signature Instagram-worthy shade of seafoam green?
Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer, $349
Varis Creative Energy Hair Dryer
This dryer is not only as light as a feather, literally it’s so super light (also less than one pound!), it contains hydroionic crystals in it that help tame frizz and boost shine and isn’t noisy.
Varis Creative Energy Hair Dryer, $275
Beachwaver Co. Pro Dry Lightweight Hair Dryer
If you’re looking for a new, lightweight dryer, this option is perfect. It has three heat settings, a cool shot button, a removable nozzle, and isn’t heavy (aka it won’t leave you feeling like you just worked out your arms post blow dry).
Beachwaver Co. Pro Dry Lightweight Hair Dryer, $150