ThePremierGuide’s List of the Best Hair Dryers for 2020
Whether you’re shopping at the salon, strolling down the hair care aisle, or scrolling online, blow dryer options are ENDLESS! And for great reason! Everyone’s hair is different and needs different care. Here we review the best hair dryers for every need.
Maybe you wash and dry your hair daily, or you treat your hair to a blowout 2-3 times a week? Regardless of your style and routine, using a quality hair dryer ultimately saves you time, money, and protects the overall integrity of your hair!
As a past sufferer of broken, chemically treated hair, I know the importance of investing in a quality blow dryer! For me, a daily-use hot tool was worth investing in to protect my delicate hair from heat and product damage.
Are you ready to invest in a great dryer but unsure what’s best for your hair? Keep reading- we got you!
Best Hair Dryer Comparison Chart
|Hair Dryer||Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer||Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer||Babyliss PRO TT Tourmaline Titanium Dryer||Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer||ghd Air Hair Dryer||Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000|
|Design||An oval brush-like shape emitting air through boar bristles with a 6ft swivel cord.||Classic shape and design including a 9ft cord, and cool shot button.||Classic shape and design including a 9ft cord, and a rubberized feel for a lighter grip.||A total twist on the classic hair dryer shape. Small, lightweight, and 3 styling attachments.||Classic shape and design including a 9ft cord and an adapter ring.||Classic shape and design but more compact! Includes a 9ft cord.|
|Heat/Speed settings||2 speed and heat settings.||3 speed and heat settings.||6 speed and heat settings.||3 speeds, 4 heat settings||2 speeds, 3 heat settings.||3 speed and heat settings.|
|Styling nozzle/Diffuser Attachment||No additional styling nozzles included.||Yes. 2 additional styling nozzles included.||Yes. 1 air concentrator nozzle included.||Yes. 3 additional styling nozzles included. Additional styling attachments can be purchased.||Yes. 2 additional styling nozzles included. This dryer includes an adapter ring for universal nozzle attachment.||Yes. 2 additional styling nozzles included.|
|Hair Type/Style/Length||For all hair types, but excellent for short hair needing volume and the toughest of hair textures.||For all hair types and lengths, but excellent for tightly coiled curls.||For all hair lengths and types.||For all hair types and lengths.||For all hair types and lengths, with 2 nozzle options specific to hair type and texture.||For all hair types and lengths.|
|BEST FOR||A quick, one-and-done dry and style.||A salon quality blowout.||A lightweight, comfortable grip.||A quick but quite blowout.||A lefty stuck with a dryer designed for right hand-ers!||A powerful but sleek blowout.|
|Price||$60.00||$195||$70-$100 (color and retailer dependent)||$399||$199||$249|
|Warranty||Yes. 4 year warranty||Yes. 2 year warranty.||Yes. 3 year warranty.||Yes. 2 year warranty.||Yes. 1 year warranty.||Yes. 2 year warranty.|
If you’re in need of a “one-stop-shop” dryer, Revlon’s One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer is for you! Because this oval, bristle brush dries and styles hair at once, it’s less damaging and saves styling time! With mixed bristles and two heat settings, the One-Step Dryer smoothes and volumizes hair, frizz free! It’s great for long and short hair styles, adding volume to shorter hair and classic curls to longer lengths. Plus, its boar bristle technology softly detangles hair (even the most curly styles) with each swipe! A hair lovers biggest complaint – bending bristles and lower heat quality after time. However, Revlon suggests by regularly unplugging and cleaning with a soft damp cloth, the bristles and air shaft remain clear. This leaves the brush in great condition to create proper drying heat!
The Buttercup Blow Dryer was originally designed for Drybar stylists and you can tell! Drybar created this quality dryer for ALL hair types, from tightly coiled curls to stick straight hair. Its heat technology seals the hair cuticle for less frizz and more shine in 20% less time. This means a blowout is the ONLY heat styling your hair needs! So say goodbye to added damage from running a flat iron through previously blow dried hair! The greatest downfall of the Buttercup? Multiple hair lovers suggest the dryer is not nearly as long lasting as other dryers solid at its price point. However, Drybar does offer a 2 year warranty for the Buttercup Blow Dryer.
Emitting (literally) MILLIONS of ions, this Babyliss dryer provides incredible shine in super speedy drying time. This means there is minimal damage to your hair in comparison to many dryers. Babyliss is an industry leader in hair tools and truly utilized their expertise when placing this blow dryers buttons within thumb reach! Another super standout feature? The 6 speed and heat options of the dryer and its lightweight, rubberized grip. But the greatest remark by hair lovers- be sure to purchase the dryer in the pearl shade rather than red. Unfortunately users have noticed the red color fades and occasionally bleeds onto hands!
The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer was designed to protect damaged hair from additional heat damage. So if you’re looking for a protective heat styling tool, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is the one for you! This dryers unique design produces a high-velocity stream of air that is six times faster than average! This Dyson Supersonic is an excellent tool for precise blowouts and controlled styling techniques without additional heat damage! It’s particularly loved by stylists and hair lovers not only for blow drying faster but quieter, too! I personally LOVE when my stylist uses her Dyson Supersonic dryer because we continue our conversation without shouting! Overall the Supersonic is LOVED by users, though a few have claimed it does not dry hair fast enough for its higher price point.
After creating an award winning flat iron, GHD designed an award winning dryer! Created for stylists, but available for YOU, this dryer features a salon level motor for fast-as-possible drying. The dryers ionic technology locks in moisture and shine for a frizz free blowout. Plus, its adapter ring is universal to ALL diffusers! Perhaps the coolest feature? Ergonomic design making the GHD Air perfect for a left OR right handed user. However, there is one complaint that seems to come up time and time again. This dryer is a bit heavier than most high end dryers.
Simply looking for more POWER behind your dryer? Well, Harry Josh Pro Tools gets you! Rated “the most powerful dryer in its class” this dryer blows air at 80+ mph in 3 speed and heat settings. Yet it somehow manages to reduce energy consumption by 70%! But don’t worry, its dual ion technology still provides sleek and voluminous style. A hair lovers biggest hang up? Though its curved handle makes for an easy grip, it’s on the heavier side for a compact dryer. But not to worry, Harry Josh solved that problem with the release of the Harry Josh Ultra Light Pro Dryer weighing under 1lb!!!
Final Thoughts on our Best Hair Dryer List
YES, there are A LOT of hair dryers out there for you. Don’t let drowning in options keep you from treating your hair with heat that won’t destroy it, but protects it! With style, heat, and price options, we hope our favorite dryers help you get one step closer to achieving #hairgoals!