The 15 Best Hair Dryers, According to Hairstylists
This pricey yet powerful dryer from Dyson is really in a class of its own. It’s one of the quietest options you can buy, and many people rave about the sub-10-minute dry time. Understandably, it was the most popular hair dryer on our list by far, which our panel of hairstylists credited to its fast-drying design, magnetic attachments, and precision-controlled airflow.
“My go-to blow-dryer would likely be the Dyson Supersonic. I love that I can seamlessly use it on lots of different hair textures—from slightly wavy to tightly coiled.” —Candace Witherspoon, professional hairstylist
“The Dyson Supersonic is a must-have for my kit. The dryer’s awesome features—including a smaller build, longer cord, multiple nozzle attachments, and quieter sound—are just some of its upsides. It also has three speed and heat settings and a cool shot, which allows for the perfect temperature setting on any hair type and helps prevent heat damage.” —Derek Yuen, celebrity hairstylist
“I’m really in love with my Dyson—it’s just so fast and so powerful. Typically, the quicker the blow-dry the less damage is ultimately done to the hair! This dryer is definitely great for all hair types.” —Clariss Anya Rubenstein, celebrity hairstylist
“When diffusing hair, I love the control I have with temperature and airflow strength while using the Dyson Supersonic. It’s amazing for defining curls and keeping frizz at bay. Precision in controlling heating and cooling levels, plus great airflow, is what is needed for amazing curls.” —Aviva Perea, celebrity hairstylist
“My favorite hair dryer is the Dyson Supersonic. It’s great because it won’t damage hair, and it cuts drying time almost in half. I think all types of hair can benefit from the Dyson, but it’s especially great for curly or natural hair, since it’s designed with an amazing diffuser.” —Anthony Campbell, celebrity hairstylist
“My go-to blow-dryer is the Dyson. Not only is it lightweight and powerful, but it’s also the quietest blow-dryer on the market. It’s perfect for not waking up your partner or family members while getting ready in the morning. If your hair is fine or on the thinner side, be sure to keep the heat and power on the medium setting when using this tool.” —Clayton Hawkins, celebrity hairstylist