Hot Brush Buying Guide 2024

Blow dry like a boss with the best hot brushes.

Hot Brush Buying Guide

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Astin Mckenna, Salon Artistic & Education Manager

Trending but timeless, the blow dry is back and bigger than ever. And the best part is that a bouncy blow dry doesn’t mean a trip to the salon when you own a hot brush.

These hot air heroes combine a hair dryer with a brush to bring volume, body and shape to hair. Another major perk is that they can style damp and dry manes, making them game-changers at reviving second-day hair.

Not sure where to start? Our no-fuss Hot Brush Buying Guide is made up of the best hot brushes for different hair types, textures and budgets to help you discover a tool that’s perfect for you.

Key Technology

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Ceramic

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

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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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Barrel Size

There’s a range of barrel sizes, all creating different looks. Larger barrels are better for smoothing long hair, while smaller sizes bring bounce to bangs and work a dream on shorter lengths.

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Brush Shape

Different shaped brushes create different looks. A round brush shapes a bouncy, curled style, oval brushes lift roots, smooth lengths and add cute flicks to the ends, and flat brushes are ideal for smoothing hair.
 

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Ceramic

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

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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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Barrel Size

There’s a range of barrel sizes, all creating different looks. Larger barrels are better for smoothing long hair, while smaller sizes bring bounce to bangs and work a dream on shorter lengths.

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Brush Shape

Different shaped brushes create different looks. A round brush shapes a bouncy, curled style, oval brushes lift roots, smooth lengths and add cute flicks to the ends, and flat brushes are ideal for smoothing hair.
 

Blow Dry Brush Lilac

The Mermade Ionic Blow Dry Brush is your one-stop shop for the perfect blowout. Featuring a unique oval brush, ionic technology for shine and protection, and flexible tangle-free bristles, this salon-quality brush is perfect for all hair types and lengths.With its super-light design, you'll never have to choose between a sore arm and a killer blowout again. Plus, it's perfect for second day hair that just needs a touch-up or some extra bounce. So ditch the dryer and round brush combo and upgrade to the Mermade Ionic Blow Dry Brush today!Benefits:- Flexible bristles – tangle-free bristles make it easier to style & create bounce- Lightweight design – the lightest blow dry brush at only 400g*- Three heat settings – low, medium and high- Oval shape – the 60mm barrel creates curve & volume- Ionic technology – helps to seal your hair cuticle, create shine and curb flyaways- Wet or Dry Use – use on wet hair for a blowout or revive dry hair- Slim grip handle – for easy styling & twirling your mane- Professional use – 2.5m swivel cord- 2 Year Warranty

  • The lightweight design (400g) makes styling long hair easy
  • Ionic technology seals hair cuticles to tame frizz
  • Tangle-free bristles fix knots for smooth, lush hair

Jane B

Super easy. It looks like I've walked out of the salon when I'm done but it takes me 10 mins tops.

Kimberley W

I have quite long hair, but when I use this brush my hair stays perfectly maintained and straight with no frizz for 2-3 days afterwards!

TECHNOLOGY

Ionic

BRUSH SHAPE

Oval

BARREL SIZE

60mm

IDEAL FOR

Curly, Thick Hair

VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

AUTO SHUT OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded / Universal Voltage

WARRANTY

2 Years

$109.00

Rotating Hot Air Styler

The Rotating Hot Air Brush combines the benefit of a hairdryer with a rotating, motorised brush in the one appliance to give you total styling control in one hand. This unique styling action allows the large ceramic barrel to create fullness & body as you style. Ideal for medium to long length hair.- 800 watts- Detachable 40mm and 50mm barrels- Ceramic Coating for smooth results and a frizz free high shine finish- 2 way direction control- Boar and nylon bristles with epoxy tips for de-tangling and control- Ionic generator to eliminate frizz and static- 2 Temperatures and cool setting- 1 Year warranty

  • No-fuss rotating brush adds fullness & body
  • 2 detachable 40mm & 50mm brush for custom styling
  • Ceramic & ionic tech reduce frizz for a high-shine finish

Ishara

Love this product gives you plenty of volume, and looks like your hair just got professionally done in an instant!

LR87

Amazing and so simple to use. My daughter’s hair is very thick with tight curls. The Babyliss gives a better blow wave than I ever imagined.

TECHNOLOGY

Ceramic & Ionic

BRUSH SHAPE

Round

BRISTLE TYPE

Boar & Nylon

BARREL SIZE

Detachable 40mm & 50mm

VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

COOL SHOT

Yes

POWER

Corded / Universal Voltage

WARRANTY

Years

$179.95

X1 Hair Straightening Hot Brush

The Halo X1 Hair Straightening Hot Brush is the perfect on-the-go styling tool for fast results. The Hair Straightening Hot Brush will detangle, straighten and smooth hair quickly with ceramic technology.Advanced Conditioning Ionic Technology will generate millions of negatively charged ions that infuse your hair with brilliant shine, which seals in moisture and keeps hair frizz-free and static-free.Hair detangling bristles are cleverly designed to help detangle hair while straightening and smoothing. Product Specifications:- Ceramic Technology- Advanced Ionic Technology- Hair Detangling Bristles - Adjustable Temperature Controls of 100°C – 200°C- Universal Voltage- Auto Shut-Off after 60 minutes if left unattended- 360° Swivel Cord- 2 Year Warranty

  • Glides through hair to detangle, smooth & straighten
  • Advanced ionic ceramic tech & fast heat up time
  • Temperature settings go up to 230°C

AmandaD

My hair is thick & quite unruly & this helps tame it. I love it more than a hair dryer as helps to straighten too. Love it!

Melzy

The Silver Bullet bliss brush is fantastic, very easy to use, comfortable handle and not too drying on the hair.

TECHNOLOGY

Ionic Ceramic

BRUSH SHAPE

Flat

BRISTLE TYPE

Ceramic

VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

POWER

Corded / Universal Voltage

WARRANTY

2 Years

$139.95

One Step Hair Dryer And Volumiser Hot Brush - Original

The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumiser is designed to deliver gorgeous volume and brilliant shine in one-step.The unique oval brush design features gently curved sides for smoothing the hair, while the round edges create volume at the roots and beautifully curled ends, resulting in gorgeous like blowouts at home.The brush has tangle-free combination bristles; the nylon pin bristles with comfortable round tips quickly detangle, while the tufted bristles with boar technology gently grip hair to smooth and create shine. Complete with 3 Heat/Speed Settings. Boosted by Ionic Technology to help reduce damage and dry hair fast.Voltage is 220-240v - Australian compliantProduct Specifications:- Has the power of a Dryer, Volume of a Styler- Creates styles full of shine and healthy-looking hair- Ceramic coating helps protect hair from over-styling- Even heat distribution that penetrates hair quickly- Dries from the inside out- Designed with nylon pin & tufted bristles for detangling, improved volume and control- Unique oval brush design for smoothing the hair, while the round edges create volume and curled ends.- 1 year warranty.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

  • The oval brush shape creates volume at the root & curled ends
  • Nylon & tufted bristles detangle while smoothing
  • Ionic technology protects hair from heat damage

TECHNOLOGY

Ceramic Titanium

BRUSH SHAPE

Oval

BRISTLE TYPE

Nylon & Boar

VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

COOL SHOT

Yes

POWER

Corded

WARRANTY

2 Years

$109.00

Interchangeable Blow Dry Brush

The secret to the Mermade Blow Dry Brush lies in its unique design. The brush has two different sized barrels that work together to create beautiful, bouncy curls or smooth, sleek straight hair. And because the barrels are interchangeable, you can easily switch between styles without having to change brushes.The Mermade Blow Dry Brush comes with two brush heads - a large barrel for body and volume, and a small barrel for tighter curls and waves. It also includes a PROTip attachment for hard-to-reach areas like the nape of the neck. So no matter what style you're going for, the Mermade Blow Dry Brush has you covered.Benefits- Suitable for all hair types- 3 additional heads for all your blowout desires- Lightweight and effective- 2 Year Warranty

  • 3 detachable attachments, including a pre-styling dryer
  • Use on wet or dry hair to style or refresh your look
  • Ionic tech and 360° airflow combine for a smooth look

TECHNOLOGY

Ionic

BRUSH SHAPE

Pre-Styler, Oval Round

BRISTLE TYPE

Nylon Hybrid Bristles

BARREL SIZE

60mm & 32mm

VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

COOL SHOT

Yes

POWER

Corded / Universal Voltage

WARRANTY

2 Years

$159.00

Genesis Hot Air Brush 38mm

The Silver Bullet Genesis Hot Air Brush 19mm simplifies the process, allowing you to dry and style hair simultaneously.Powered by a 1000W motor with 2 speed/heat settings, the tourmaline-ceramic brush barrel creates tight, spiralised curls or bouncy volume on shorter hairstyles whilst drying.Product Specifications- Two styling essentials in one appliance: a styling brush and a blow dryer- 38mm tourmaline ceramic barrel- 1000W high efficiency motor- 2 speed/heat settings- Ideal for all hair types including fine and damaged hair- Weighs only 275g- 2-year warranty

  • 38mm round brush adds volume & bounce
  • Tourmaline-ceramic barrel creates silky-smooth hair
  • Gentle enough to be used on fragile, damaged hair

Sientaj

[It has a] smooth glide on the hair, [gives] maximum bounce, [and a] silky smooth finish.

Sara K

Good value for money. Lightweight and very easy to use.

TECHNOLOGY

Tourmaline Ceramic

BRUSH SHAPE

Round

BARREL SIZE

38mm

BRISTLE TYPE

Ball Tip Bristles


VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

POWER

Corded

WARRANTY

2 Years

$112.95

Rise Volumizing Hot Brush

Make a statement with volume that just won't quit thanks to the ghd rise volumising hot brush! Designed to create *2 x more all-day volume, the ghd Rise Volumising Hot Brush works in synergy with your hair type to create incredible volume. The combination of SMART ultra-zone technology and 5mm nylon bristles creates maximum lift from root to tip.The 32mm wide barrel contains advanced infinity sensors with the optimum styling temperature set to 185ºC, offering care consistency. The brush's smooth-touch bristles get right into the root to encourage instant volume.Create fringe flicks or curls and kicks to lengths on any hair type! Super easy to use, the sleek barrel is easy to manage, and the 2.7m swivel cord offers easy access to all areas of the hair when creating height. Complete with a soft stand to protect the bristles from damage and surfaces, the ghd rise takes your look next level. Fullness and bounce become a reality, and flat hair is banished forever.Product Specifications- Ceramic technology- 32mm barrel- 185°C temperature- Sleep mode- Universal Voltage – travel friendly, excluding US- Ideal for all hair types- Made in China- 2 year warrantyIncludes- ghd rise hot brush*technical testing vs. naturally dried hair

  • Ultra-Zone tech maintains a safe styling temperature
  • 32mm round barrel creates volume at the root & flicked ends
  • Smooth-touch bristles can get close to the root

Rachel67

The ghd Rise does exactly what I wanted it to, giving great lift and movement, which lasts the distance, and only takes about 20 minutes.

Sue I

My hair is shoulder length and fine but tends to frizz. The ghd Rise smooths the hair without flattening, and provides good rise and volume

TECHNOLOGY

Ceramic &

Ultra-Zone

BRUSH SHAPE


Round

BRISTLE TYPE

5mm Nylon


BARREL SIZE

32mm

VARIABLE TEMP

Fixed 185ºC


AUTO SHUT OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded / Universal
Voltage


WARRANTY

2 Years

$295.00

Glide Smoothing Hot Brush

Sometimes, time isn't on your side, and super-luxe styles need to be sorted ASAP!That's where the ghd Glide Brush comes into the picture. Perfecting the art of on-the-go styling, this incredible heated brush allows you to roll out of bed and tame hair in double-time! By creating genuinely innovative design, the ghd Glide Brush has become essential for experts and at-home hair lovers.Ceramic technology and ioniser tame and smooth hair with each brush, quickly and efficiently styling the hair without the need for multiple styling tools.High-density shorter and longer bristles encourage the control of large sections of the hair without damage.With an optimum heat set at 185°C, the Glide Brush is kind on hair, proving the perfect remedy to refresh hair between shampoos. Fights frizz with each simple stroke!Product Specifications- Ceramic technology- 185°C temperature- Sleep mode- Universal Voltage - Ideal for all hair types- Made in China- 2 year warrantyIncludes- ghd Glide Brush

  • Ideal for curly or frizzy hair of all lengths
  • Ceramic technology helps to smooth & straighten hair
  • Short & long bristles mean you can style large sections of hair

Roro

It does an amazing job at smoothing my hair out, but leaves it with more movement and body than a flat iron. It looks really natural.

Mills007

Having long and thick hair I found it to be incredibly amazing the second day after washing my hair.

TECHNOLOGY

Ceramic & Ionic

BRUSH SHAPE

Flat

BRUSH TYPE

Flat

BRISTLE TYPE

High-Density

Short & Long


VARIABLE TEMP

Fixed 185°C

AUTO SHUT OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded / Universal Voltage

WARRANTY

2 Years

$270.00

Limitless Hot Air Brush

Silver Bullet Limitless Volumising Hot Brush is a hot brush with a unique design and achieves incredible results. It’s as easy as brushing your way to ultra-smooth, volumised hair with added movement.This clever hot brush is designed with a rounded barrel and nylon bristles for increased resistance. The result? Superior grip allows the brush to get closer to the roots for an ultra-smooth, frizz-free finish. Great for curly, wavy, and textured hair prone to frizz. For use on dry hair. Easy, fast, frizz-free styles in moments!Product Specifications- Volumising Brush For Curls, Waves & Straight Hair- Smooths, Shines, Detangles, Volumizes- Heating Elements Between Bristles To Maximize Volume- Ceramic Comb Surface For Frizz Reduction- 38mm Ceramic barrel- Fast Heat Up To 210°c- Auto 60 Minute Shut Off- Memory Function- LED Display- Dual Voltage- 2 Year Warranty

  • A unique brush gets close to the root to smooth baby hairs
  • The ceramic comb helps to reduce frizziness & static
  • Heating elements between the nylon bristles volumise hair

TECHNOLOGY

Ceramic

BRUSH SHAPE

Round

BARREL SIZE

38mm

BRISTLE TYPE

Nylon

VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

AUTO SHUT OFF

Yes

POWER

Corded / Dual

WARRANTY

2 Years

$189.95

Showbiz Oval Hot Air Brush

Enjoy the convenience of a dryer and brush in one with the Silver Bullet Professional Oval Showbiz Hot Air Brush. The large oval shape makes styling simple, while the 1200W DC motor with exceptional airflow ups the speed of styling.There are three heat/speed settings, including a cool air option, to cater for all styling needs. Tangle-free bristles with added grip make Showbiz great for all hair types, including thick to coarse hair. Adept at next day styling touch-ups also! Product Specifications- Two Styling Essentials In One Appliance: A Styling Brush And A Blow - -- Dryer- Oval Ceramic Barrel- DC Motor Exceptional Air Flow - 3 Heat/Speed Settings - 2 Metre Cord- 2 Year Warranty

  • 3 heat/speed settings & cold shot function
  • Impressive airflow speeds up styling for salon-fresh results
  • The oval shape is perfect for thick, coarse hair types

TECHNOLOGY

Ceramic

BRUSH SHAPE

Oval

BARREL SIZE

63.5mm

VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

COOL SHOT

Yes

POWER

N/A

WARRANTY

2 Years

$159.95

One Step Hair Dryer And Volumiser Hot Brush - Original

The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumiser is designed to deliver gorgeous volume and brilliant shine in one-step.The unique oval brush design features gently curved sides for smoothing the hair, while the round edges create volume at the roots and beautifully curled ends, resulting in gorgeous like blowouts at home.The brush has tangle-free combination bristles; the nylon pin bristles with comfortable round tips quickly detangle, while the tufted bristles with boar technology gently grip hair to smooth and create shine. Complete with 3 Heat/Speed Settings. Boosted by Ionic Technology to help reduce damage and dry hair fast.Voltage is 220-240v - Australian compliantProduct Specifications:- Has the power of a Dryer, Volume of a Styler- Creates styles full of shine and healthy-looking hair- Ceramic coating helps protect hair from over-styling- Even heat distribution that penetrates hair quickly- Dries from the inside out- Designed with nylon pin & tufted bristles for detangling, improved volume and control- Unique oval brush design for smoothing the hair, while the round edges create volume and curled ends.- 1 year warranty.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

  • The oval brush shape creates volume at the root & curled ends
  • Nylon & tufted bristles detangle while smoothing
  • Ionic technology protects hair from heat damage

KJMumma

I have just given myself a salon-worthy blow wave for the first time in my life and it looks amazing and the best part was it took less than 10 minutes.

Tania N

It gives amazing volume and lets me either do a straight slick look, a wavy layered look with volume or barrel rolls.


TECHNOLOGY

Ionic

BRUSH SHAPE

Oval

BRISTLE TYPE

Nylon & Boar

VARIABLE TEMP

Yes

COOL SHOT

Yes

POWER

Corded

WARRANTY

2 Years

$109.00

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