These Are the 8 Best Hair Dryers, Recommended by Hairstylists and Editors
We can bet that almost everyone reading this has a hair dryer in their home. It's a pretty important item, regardless of whether you're a beauty enthusiast or not (we see you 7-in-1 product users), and especially if you live in a place that gets cold and you don't want to step outside with wet hair.
Although it may look like it, not all hair dryers are created equal. Spoiler: the tiny travel hair dryer that you think is supernifty because it folds up and only cost you £10 probably isn't doing much to control your frizz. Unlike some beauty products where price doesn't always equal quality, when it comes to hair dryers, it usually does. Even so, that doesn't mean you need to spend hundreds of pounds to get the best — you just need to know what you're looking for.
Because there are so many blow dryers out there, and since a good one that doesn't burn your hair can be an investment item, it can also be difficult to know what exactly you're searching for. When the time finally comes to upgrade to a newer hair dryer, there are a few things we consider to be nonnegotiable: it has more than one temperature setting, it has a minimum wattage of 1800 (to ensure it has enough powder to dry your hair quickly), it's not too heavy or bulky, it's contains ceramic or has an ionic setting to tame frizz, and it comes with attachments that can help make styling easier — such as a nozzle or a diffuser.
To help you get the best hair dryer that's specific to your needs, we not only asked top professional hairstylists to share their favourites with us but also polled our editors on the blow dryers they can't live without. Read on to see which eight came out on top.