Find the best hair dryer

Give the gift of great hair

There’s locks to love about our amazing range of hair dryers. Surprise them with one that suits their hairstyle and their lifestyle. Love is in the hair!

Know someone who just loves a bouncy blow dry? Big them up and make their hair dreams a reality with this brush, designed to dry while also adding volume, body and bounce – all in one simple step.

You can’t go wrong with this hardworking hair dryer, which has four modes to care for their hair and scalp while delivering salon-perfect shine. If they’re after smooth, silky, totally tame tresses, this one’s going to tick all their boxes.

Like their own personal glam squad, this super-stylish kit will take them from bathroom to ballroom (or living room, or wherever the party’s at) in no time. There’s a hair dryer, straighteners and a paddle brush to help them whip up a killer look.

It’s sleek, it’s chic and it leaves hair shiny while showing frizz the exit. The clever Hydracare setting dries hair at a gentle temperature to avoid heat damage, leaving locks soft, glossy and healthy-looking. Sit back and watch the compliments roll in. 

This sleek, chic rose gold and black hair dryer will give them megawatt shine in no time. With three speed and temperature settings, including a ‘healthy mode’, they can personalise their blow dry for the best tresses in town. 

Fast drying. No extreme heat. Engineered for different hair types

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

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Designed for fast drying, this one has a powerful digital motor to help make drying hair up to six times faster. Plus intelligent heat control helps prevent extreme heat damage. They’ll be blown away by the quick, super-shiny result.

Perfectly sized for travel, this hair dryer offers all the power of a regular hair dryer in a more convenient, suitcase-friendly size. There’s two speed and heat settings, so they’ll be able to create their perfect style wherever they are.

Buying for someone who’s always on the go?  This handy-size hair dryer is a great choice for everyday styling, wherever they wake up. It’s lightweight, compact and won’t break the bank. Plus it comes with a two-year guarantee – so it really is the perfect present.

How to buy the best hair dryer for your hair type

While you’re here, check out our hairdryer 101. With so many options out there, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. Here are our tips for choosing the best hair dryer for your hair.

First, choose whether you want an AC (alternating current) or a DC (direct current) hair dryer. In an AC hair dryer, the heater and fan motor operate independently, whereas in a DC hair dryer they operate together. AC dryers are heavier and more powerful than DC dryers, but they have a longer life. Secondly, choose the power you want. The higher the wattage, the more powerful the hair dryer will be – for example, a 1200W hair dryer will be less powerful than a 2000W dryer.

For a salon-standard blow dry, you should be using a hair dryer with ceramic and/or ionic technology. Ceramic hair dryers use infrared heat to achieve frizz-free, shiny locks, while an ionic hair dryer uses negatively charged ions to tame hair, define curls, and banish frizz from your mane. You can even get tourmaline hair dryers, which emit both infrared heat and negative ions!

How to blow dry your hair

If you’re new to blow drying and want some tips for achieving salon-worthy tresses, look no further…

• As well as your hair dryer, you should also use heat protection spray to ensure your hair isn’t damaged

• Hold the concentrator nozzle of the hair dryer away from your head, and angle it down the hair shaft – this will smooth out hair cuticles and create gorgeous, glossy locks!

• If your hair dryer has a cool shot setting, use it to set your style in place – perfect for special occasions

Hair dryer attachments explained

There are also several types of hair dryer attachments you can use to style your hair. Without an attachment, the air flow will be less accurate, and your hair may overheat due to how close it is to the dryer. Different attachments, or nozzles, work for different hair types.

• For naturally straight hair, you don’t necessarily need to use a nozzle. This will keep your hair smooth whilst also encouraging texture and body

• The best hair dryer for curly hair will use a small nozzle to define waves and curls and reduce frizz. This type of hair dryer also works well for thick or frizzy hair. You can also use a diffuser on a slow setting to ensure long-lasting curls

• Fine hair doesn’t take as long to blow dry as other hair types, so it is at extra risk of heat damage. The best hair dryer for fine hair should use a high-pressure but controlled airflow to dry hair quicker and reduce frizz

The importance of a good hair dryer

If you choose the wrong hair dryer, you risk creating frizz and even damaging your hair. Buying a good hair dryer will save you time on hair styling when you’re in a rush, as well as protecting your hair from heat damage.

It may be tempting to buy the first cheap hair dryer you find, but it’s well worth taking the time to compare hair dryers and invest in a high-quality one which will save you time, money, and hair disasters in the long run!