Hair Dryers Buying Guide 2024

Be blown away with these power-packed hair dryers.

Hair Dryers Buying Guide

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Astin Mckenna, Salon Artistic & Education Manager

Key Technology

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Ionic

Generators release millions of negatively charged ions to neutralise positively charged water ions, which reduces static, frizz and flyaways. Ionic technology also helps to seal the hair cuticle, boosting shine and hydration.

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Ceramic

Ceramic dryers are a smart choice if maintaining hair health is top of mind. This element distributes even heat, gently drying hair from the inside out to protect the exterior from excessive heat.

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Infrared

Infrared technology uses lower heat levels and its premium ability to dry hair from the inside out to boost shine, strengthen strands, eliminate frizz and help prevent split ends from excess heat damage.

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Wattage

In short, the higher the wattage, the hotter the hair dryer can get, which means your hair will dry faster. A higher wattage is great for long, thick, coarse manes, but thin, sensitive strands might benefit from a lower wattage.

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Ionic

Generators release millions of negatively charged ions to neutralise positively charged water ions, which reduces static, frizz and flyaways. Ionic technology also helps to seal the hair cuticle, boosting shine and hydration.

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Ceramic

Ceramic dryers are a smart choice if maintaining hair health is top of mind. This element distributes even heat, gently drying hair from the inside out to protect the exterior from excessive heat.

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Infrared

Infrared technology uses lower heat levels and its premium ability to dry hair from the inside out to boost shine, strengthen strands, eliminate frizz and help prevent split ends from excess heat damage.

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Wattage

In short, the higher the wattage, the hotter the hair dryer can get, which means your hair will dry faster. A higher wattage is great for long, thick, coarse manes, but thin, sensitive strands might benefit from a lower wattage.

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Supersonic Hair Dryer Nickel/Copper

The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is the perfect tool for achieving a smooth, shiny finish.With five styling attachments, including the new Flyaway attachment, it can help tame flyaways in a single pass. Fast drying and powered by the Dyson digital motor V9, it can dry your hair quickly and efficiently without causing extreme heat.It's also been engineered for different hair types, so you can find the right setting for your tresses. Whether you're looking to achieve sleek and straight locks or bouncy and voluminous curls, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is up to the task.Product Specifications:- 1600 watts power- 4 precise heat settings- Cold shot function- 3 precise speed settings- Dyson digital motor V9- Air Multiplier™ Technology- Magnetic attachments- 2 Year Warranty.Includes:- Dyson Supersonic™ Dryer in Nickel/Copper- Flyaway attachment- Styling concentrator- Diffuser- Gentle air attachment- Wide tooth comb

  • Air Multiplier™ tech offers high-velocity airflow
  • Dyson digital motor V9 delivers powerful, consistent heat
  • 3 speed and 4 heat settings, as well as 4 attachments

Dee Marie

It’s super quiet and not heavy to hold. The filter is easy to clean and the result of using the wide tooth comb and flyaway attachments are so good I don’t need to blow wave or use my hair straightener anymore.

Loz G

This hair dryer is life-changing, especially if you have very curly hair, it’s such a timesaver and easy to use! 100% recommend it.

Technology

Ionic & Infrared

ATTACHMENT

Diffuser Sold Separately

WATTAGE

3200

Variable temp

Yes

Variable temp

Yes

Cool Shot

Yes

Power

Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$649.00

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by Elchim Jennifer Lite Ionic-Ceramic Hair Dryer - Black

Australian owned Halo partnered with Italian brand Elchim to create the Halo by Elchim Jennifer Lite Ionic-Ceramic Hair Dryer, a powerful, premium hair dryer that’s 35% lighter, made from recyclable materials, quiet and reduces drying time by up to 30% - hair is hydrated, glossy and smooth. The ionic-ceramic system gently heats the hair from the inside out — hair health is protected to keep your style frizz-free and full of shine. Consistent, gentle negative ions deeply nourish the hair throughout the heat-styling process.Product Specifications - Healthy Ionic-Ceramic System- 35% Lighter design- Reduces Drying Time By 30% - 2200W Premium Power- Premium AC Motor- Ergonomic Design - Adjustable 3 Temperature & 2 Speed Controls- Cool Shot- 2 Concentrator Nozzles - Wide and Narrow- Premium 3m Power Cord- 2 Year Warranty- Made in Italy by Elchim- Available in 2 colours - Black, Retro Blue

  • This compact hair dryer reduces styling time by 30%
  • Negative ions nourish curls to keep hair healthy
  • Ceramic & infrared tech gently dries hair from the inside out

Helena

I’m amazed at the power this hairdryer has considering how light it is. Good choice of speed and heat settings and great cord length.

Teresa72

Absolutely fantastic product—it’s lightweight but powerful and looks beautiful too.

Technology

Ionic

ATTACHMENT

Diffuser Sold Separately

WATTAGE

1,900-2,200

Variable temp

Yes

Variable SPEED

Yes

Cool Shot

Yes

Power

Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$279.95

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Alyon 2250W - Midnight Blue With Diffuser Pack

State-of-the-art Air Ionizer Tech meets outstanding performance. The Parlux Alyon Air Ionizer Tech Hair Dryer harnesses ions to create the most advanced technology, ensuring a brilliantly shiny, smooth and healthy-looking finish. The supremely powerful motor pumps out a mighty 2,250 watts of power with an amazing 3,000 hour lifespan. Parlux Alyon is the hairdryer which is incredibly durable yet lightweight and ergonomic. With four temperature settings and two speed settings, as well as an instant cold shot button, all hair types and textures will love Parlux Alyon. Specially designed for dynamic salon use with an innovative hair catcher system and an anti-heating front body for stylists who utilise the whole body of their hair dryer. Parlux Alyon Air Ionizer Hair Dryer has been created by professionals with salon use in mind! Product Specifications: - 2250 watts of controlled power - Longer lifespan: massive 3,000 hours - Concentrated airflow: 84 m³/h airflow - Air Ionizer Tech Ionic Technology: to ensure healthy drying - 4 temperature / 2 speed settings: ideal for all hair types and textures - Ergonomic design with balanced weight - Ultra-lightweight: weighs just 456g - Professional K-Advanced Plus Motor - Anti-heating front body for easy styling - Cold Air Button - Includes two concentrator nozzles to direct airflow - 2 year warranty Includes: - Parlux Alyon 2250W - Midnight Blue - Parlux Diffuser Magic Sense for Alyon

  • Includes a curl diffuser and concentrator nozzle
  • Innovative ionic tech ensures smooth, shiny, healthy hair
  • Has a professional K-Advanced Plus Motor

Ppes

I have always bought a Parlux hair dryer, but the Alyon is next level.

Technology

Air Ionizer Tech Ionic

ATTACHMENT

Concentrator &
Diffuser

WATTAGE

2,250

Variable temp

Yes

Variable SPEED

Yes

Cool Shot

Yes

Power

Corded/Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 years

$390.00

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8th Sense Run Digital Ultrafast Hair Dryer - Black

Featuring a sleek, ultra-ergonomic, brushless-motor design manufactured in Milan, Italy, this powerhouse stands out for its unparalleled ability to deliver over 5,000 hours of use and unmatched offer of a four-year new-for-old warranty. With the ideal combination of power, airflow and heat, the Elchim 8th Sense RUN Dryer works to reduce drying time by up to 50% (versus another dryer in its class). Consistent gentle negative ions nourish the hair throughout the heat-styling process, effortlessly smoothing away flyaways and adding lustre and life to any style. Combined with ceramic and infrared heat technology – which gently heats the hair from the inside out – hair health is set to high, and styles remain frizz-free and full of shine. With three temperature setting controls, dual speed settings plus a Cool Shot feature and three-meter power cord, the 8th Sense RUN Dryer delivers a seamless styling experience.Suitable for all hair types and lengths, including short hair.Benefits:- Brushless motor tested for over 5,000 hours of use.- Ionic ceramic heat technology helps to smooth hair as you style.- Powerful motor generates 2,000 - 2,400 watts of balanced, consistent power. - 3 temperature controls; dual-speed settings and a cool shot feature. - Versatile and lightweight composition minimises stress to the wrist.- Back laser-cut filter reduces hair penetration to the dryer and increases volume.- Available in two on-trend colours.- 2.7m length 360° swivel cord eliminates tangles.- 4 year new for old replacement warranty.- Made in Milan, Italy.

  • Powerful motor speeds up drying—perfect for long, thick hair
  • Ceramic heat technology smooths hair as you style
  • Tames flyaways & frizz with gentle negative ions

Alison O

I love how light this hairdryer is and how fast it dries my hair and leaves a smooth appearance.

Jessie A

Best hair dryer I have ever brought, powerful airflow lightweight, I just love it.

Technology

Ionic Ceramic

ATTACHMENT

Concentrator

WATTAGE

2,000 - 2,400

Variable temp

Yes

Variable speed

Yes

Cool Shot

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

4 Year ‘New For Old’

$295.96

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Helios Hair Dryer In Black

ghd want you to reach your ultimate hair goals at home. So their team of engineers, physicists, and styling have worked tirelessly at developed the ghd helios™ Hair Dryer, a truly gold-star standard in-home hair styling.The ghd helios™ delivers salon-smooth results and 30% more shine – without you even stepping into a salon! Perfect for styling novices and experts alike, the ghd helios' bespoke Aeroprecis technology, contoured nozzle, and longer life, brushless DV motor creates a controllable, powerful airflow of 120km.Power-packed, but perfect for home use, the acoustic technology maintains low levels of noise while styling, and the ergonomically balanced design allows for ease and lightness of handling.Packed with advanced ionic technology, the ghd Helios Hair Dryer also guarantees 3x more hair alignment*, keeping hair smooth and shiny, and giving fly-aways and frizz zero chance of taking hold!Product Specifications- 2200 Watts- 2 temperature settings plus Cool Shot- 2 Speed Settings- Aeroprecis™ Technology Motor- Ionic Generator- Made in China- 2 Year Warranty- Universal VoltageIncludes- ghd helios™ hair dryer- Contoured nozzle

  • Delivers professional results with 30% more shine
  • Innovative Aeroprecis™ tech makes styling quicker & lighter
  • Advanced ionic tech keeps frizz & flyaways at bay

JCcurlyhair

Makes my long hair shiny, healthy looking. Super powerful! Highly recommended.

ArianaO

I love that the nozzle is really concentrated, I am able to get my clients' hair super smooth and it has cut my blow dry time down.

Technology

Ionic & Aeroprecis

ATTACHMENT

Concentrator

WATTAGE

2,200

Variable temp

Yes

Variable speed

Yes

Cool Shot

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 Years

$350.00

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Blow 3900IR Rose Gold

What makes the Muk Blow 3900IR so special? Well, it cares about hair as it styles it. Hair is dried gently and quickly, infusing it with shine, moisture, and protection. With innovative infrared lights embedded in the dryer's barrel, heat is dispersed gently deep inside the hair shaft. This technology provides a smooth, targeted heat that prevents frizz and static. The ionic generator produces millions of negative ions to infuse hair with shine and protection. Compact, chic and simple to use, the Muk Blow 3900IR never fails to deliver remarkable styling capabilities! Benefits - 2300 Watts - 3 Plus Cool Shot - Dual Speed Settings - AC Motor - Ionic Generator - Made in China - 2 Year Warranty Includes - Muk Blow 3900IR Rose Gold

  • Infrared technology helps to gently & quickly dry hair
  • Negative ions are heroes for combatting frizziness
  • Variable temperatures & speed controls allow custom styling

Ainsley2112

It reduced the time I spent drying my hair, it never caused any burning sensation on my scalp or hair and made my hair feel so airy and light after use.

BBSmith

This hair dryer is amazing, the way it leaves your hair after is so soft and silky.

Technology

Ionic & Ceramic

ATTACHMENT

Diffuser Sold
Separately

WATTAGE

3,200

Variable temp

Yes

Variable speed

Yes

Cool Shot

Yes

Power

Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 Years

$199.95

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by Elchim Jennifer 3900 Ionic-Ceramic Hair Dryer - Black & Gold

Australian owned Halo partnered with Italian brand Elchim to create the Halo by Elchim Jennifer 3900 Ionic - Ceramic Hair Dryer. This premium premium hair dryer offers the best technology to reduce drying time by up to 30%, it is quiet, lightweight and powerful, with an ergonomic design and creating glossy and smooth hair. The ionic-ceramic system gently heats the hair from the inside out — hair health is protected to keep your style frizz-free and full of shine. Consistent, gentle negative ions deeply nourish the hair throughout the heat-styling process.Product Specifications- Healthy Ionic-Ceramic System- Reduces Drying Time By 30% - 2400W Premium Power- Premium AC Motor- Ergonomic Design - Adjustable 3 Temperature & 2 Speed Controls- Cool Shot- 2 Concentrator Nozzles - Wide and Narrow- Premium 3m Power Cord- 2 Year Warranty- Made in Italy by Elchim- Available in 8 colours - Black, Venetian Rose, Black & Rose Gold, Black & Gold, Black & Mint, Black & Silver, White, Red

  • 3 temperature & 2 speed settings with a cool shot function
  • High wattage reduces drying time by up to 30%
  • Negative ions promote shine & smooth frizz

Alison O

I love how light this hairdryer is and how fast it dries my hair and leaves a smooth appearance.

Jessie A.

Best hair dryer I have ever brought, powerful airflow lightweight, I just love it.

Technology

Ionic Ceramic

ATTACHMENT

Concentrator

WATTAGE

2,400

Variable temp

Yes

Variable speed

Yes

Cool Shot

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

4 Year

$259.95

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Ionic Hair Dryer - Jet Black

Discover our premium Curious Grace Ionic Hair Dryer. A premium dryer with a luxe soft-touch design and a powerful, long-lasting motor delivering consistent, even heat. With deeply nourishing ionic technology, the result is smooth, frizz-free and glossy hair every day.Benefits - Ionic Technology: Generates millions of negative ions that help close the hair cuticle to gently smooth frizz and flyaways for a silky, static-free style.- Premium Grade AC Motor- 2000 Watts Premium Power- Adjustable 3 Heat & 2 Speed Settings- Cool Shot Feature- Premium 3 Meter Cord- 2 year warranty

  • Professional hair dryer perfect for novices or experts
  • Ionic tech protects hair’s moisture levels during styling
  • Variable temperature & speed controls

Moori

It’s lightweight and has a very ergonomic handle making it easy to use. Heat settings are good range.

Melinda

Really happy with my hair dryer, I have very thick curly long hair. This hair dryer quickly dries my hair, leaving it nice soft and not so frizzy.

Technology

Ionic

ATTACHMENT

Concentrator

WATTAGE

2,000

Variable temp

Yes

Variable speed

Yes

Cool Shoot

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

1 Year

$109.95

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Hair Dryer - Pink

Create a flawless blowout with Mermade Hair Dryer. This professional quality hair dryer gives you unique options to suit your own vibe & style. Choose between two speed settings, amplified or concentrated airflow, cool shot function plus two concentrator attachments.Mermade Hair Dryer uses ionic airflow technology to increase moisture retention protecting your hair from long term damage. Mermade Hair Dryer is available in our signature pink with a sleek bespoke design.Benefits:- Two speed settings to enable fast drying or defusing & regular drying- Two concentrator attachments to shape & define the hair- Three heat settings of 96, 106 & 116- Cool shot function- Ionic airflow technology- 1800W- Sleek design- 2 Year Warranty

  • Choose between 2 airflows to shape & define hair
  • Ionic tech breaks down water molecules for faster drying
  • Cute pink design with 3 heat settings & 2 speeds

Roxyleec

For a small affordable hair dryer that is the cutest colour of pink, it has some go about it. I was surprised when I used it that it has a lot of power and drys hair quickly.

zoeatl

It’s light, obviously looks cute, has some good power and the buttons are a bit more luxe than your average hair dryer, so it just feels nice to use.


Technology

Ionic

ATTACHMENT

2 Concentrator

WATTAGE

1,800

Variable temp

Yes

Variable speed

Yes

Cool Shoot

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

2 Years

$109.00

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Supalite Professional Hairdryer Black

A super lightweight and powerful, professional salon hair dryer that produces silky smooth, shiny, frizz-free results. Product Specifications: - Ionic & ceramic technology - Lightweight, powerful 2200 watt AC motor - Instant cold air shot for setting styles in place for longer - 2 speeds, 4 temperature settings - Easy clean removable metal rear filter - Nonslip rubber insert - Ergonomic balanced handle provides comfort and control - 2 nozzles: wide and narrow - 3 metre professional cord

  • Ceramic tech gently heats hair to maintain its health
  • 4 temperature settings give full styling control
  • 2,200-watt motor reduces drying time

Eclica

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by just how good this one is. Works fast & my hair feels fantastic.

Fiona J

Great product, it’s powerful and light, would be good to take on holiday

Technology

Ionic & Ceramic

ATTACHMENT

2 Concentrator

WATTAGE

2,200

Variable temp

Yes

Variable speed

Yes

Cool Shoot

Yes

Power

Corded / Universal Voltage

Warranty

1 Year

$99.95

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Are you still looking for the perfect Hair Dryer?

If you’re still on the hunt for your dream hair dryer, you can browse our full lineup of bestselling dryers.

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