Nothing transforms your look quite like a fresh blowout, but in the age of Covid 19, a trip to the salon may feel out of reach. Fortunately, it’s easy to get that just-stepped-out-of-the-salon look at home with the right hair dryer. With input from professional hairstylists, strategist readers and GH Beauty Lab testing, we rounded up the top rated hair dryer to help you get your glam on.
If you have fine or damaged hair, opt for a dryer with low air temperature settings, as they’ll be gentle on your strands. This one from Bio Ionic performed well in our GH Beauty Lab tests for both of these qualities. It also has several heat and speed settings, an ion button to minimize frizz and an easy-to-use cool shot to set your style. Expert evaluators found it comfortable to hold, lightweight and with easily-navigate buttons, though sound evaluations indicated it was slightly noisy.
For wavy or curly hair, opt for a dryer with a diffuser attachment to enhance your curls and give them a bouncy, healthy look. This one from DevaCurl won praise for its ability to do just that, and it’s packed with other perks, too: an array of heat and speed settings, a nozzle attachment and a cool shot button. It’s also lightweight and a good choice for travel, with its foldable handle that makes it easier to fit into your suitcase or carry on bag.
A Dyson Supersonic blowout is a bit of a splurge, but the futuristic-looking tool earned top marks in our lab tests for its speed, ion settings and versatility (it works on all hair types). Plus, it’s quieter than most dryers we tested. top rated hair dryer