If you spent the last year mastering the art of becoming your own beauty professional with a subpar flatiron or blow-dryer, now's the time to upgrade and take full advantage of all the cool tool technologies available to you. There are quite a few types of dryers out there, making it easy to get lost in the hair tools sauce. To help you decide which tool is best for your budget and hair needs, we've sorted through the offerings for you. Shop dryers from hair- care brands such as Paul Mitchell, GHD, and BaByliss Pro all of which boast features that run the gamut, including infrared heat for safe and speedy drying, and a fan-like attachment for less heat damage.
Shopping, although it's a pleasurable pass time, can be overwhelming. So we've narrowed down what we deem to be the best blow-dryer deals for a smooth add-to- cart experience. As a bonus, we also included some other Amazon Prime Day hot tool discounts that'll really take your styling skills to the next level.
Hair-Dryers Under $50
When heat-styling the hair, a blow-dryer is the first line of defense and basically sets the tone for if that straight style will stay well, straight. A thorough blowout can prevent frizzing, help your hair withstand the effects of the elements, and cut styling time down tremendously.
BaBylissPRO BX2000 Ceramix Xtreme Hair Dryer
While price equates to quality with many tech items, that's not necessarily the case with hot tools. Don't be fooled by the price tag, you can get just as solid of a performance from a budget-buy as you might from a more expensive alternative. Case in point, the Revlon 1875W Lightweight + Fast Dry Hair Dryer, which taps into your hair's natural moisture to remove excess water without drying your hair out.
The Hot Tools Signature Series Ionic 2200 Turbo Ceramic Salon Hair Dryer, which uses ionic technology to keep hair from overdrying and weighs less than two pounds, so your arms won't get tired as you're drying. This BaBylissPRO BX2000 Ceramix Xtreme Hair Dryer, also features infrared heat, six speeds, and six heat options. The device comes with a concentrator attachment and diffuser to assists with sleeker or curly styling.
Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer
T3's Cura Luxe Dryer redefines the term smart device. Five heat and two speed settings, plus an automatic shut-off feature when you put it down, is precisely why we awarded this tool a 2020 Best of Beauty Award.
The quiet motor and attachments alone make Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer a worthwhile purchase. Let's start with the oscillating head. The fan-like motion dries hair quickly and with more even distributed heat less focused heat, so there's less damage. The nine-foot cord also makes for easy maneuvering around your bathroom.
BaBylissPRO Graphite Titanium Ionic Hair Dryer
Another Best of Beauty winner, the GHD Helios Hair Dryer has a brushless motor that pumps air out at a speed of 75 miles per hour. If you're in a hurry to get out the door, there's no better tool than this one. The slim nozzle also allows you to smooth roots more precisely.
Known for their ability to dry the hair faster due to the high, steady temperatures, titanium hair dryers are for those with a bit more skill in the hair department. But if you're up for the challenge, the BaBylissPRO Graphite Titanium Ionic Hair Dryer is a good starting point. The blow-dryer combines three heat settings and two speeds with a navigator attachment that smoothes hair as you can dry.
Hot Tools Pro Signature Detachable One Step Round Brush and Hair Dryer
Blow-dryer brushes are a newer favorite of those looking for quick and easy smoothing and volume. These types of tools require less maneuvering than trying to juggle a separate dryer and a brush. Revlon's One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler blows out hot hair at two heat settings and is shaped in a paddle brush style that makes it easier to cover larger areas of hair at once. The barrel of Hot Tools Professional 24K Gold One Step Dryer Volumizer is rounded but slightly flat like the paddle brush to simultaneously smooth hair and create a bit of lift at the roots. Another option in the Hot Tools family is the Pro Signature Detachable One Step Round Brush and Hair Dryer, which is available in three different barrel sizes including this one-and-a-half-inch option. The brush head comes off for convenient storage or travel.
Remington Anti-Static Flat Iron with Floating Ceramic Plates
When time isn't in your favor and you need to get wet hair dry fast, skip blow- drying and jump straight to flat ironing with Remington's Pro Wet2style Flat Iron. A venting system on the device removes excess moisture to dry hair as it smooths and heat styles. For more traditional strand slicking, Hot Tools Signature Series Ceramic Digital Flat Iron has you covered. The ceramic plates distribute heat evenly and stay hot so you can smooth hair in fewer passes. The floating plates on Remington's Anti-Static Flat Iron allow for an easier glide and less frizz. These plates are also slightly longer than other flatiron options so you can style larger sections of hair at a time.
Chi's G2 1' Professional Flat Iron
If you're ready to go beyond the blow-dry phase and give yourself a full-on salon experience at home, check out some of the other hot tools deals happening during Amazon Prime Day's two-day run. With a 60-second heat-up and rounded edges, the Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Express Ion Style+ Ceramic Flat Iron creates smooth and curly styles in no time.
On a similar note, the Panasonic Nanoe 1' Styling Iron is ideal for versatile looks. The iron uses nano technology to draw moisture from the air and infuse it back into hair for a smoother, shinier, less frizzy finish. If you accidentally forget to switch the tool off, there's an automatic shut-off feature that kicks in after an hour.
Chi's G2 1' Professional Flat Iron heats up to 425 degrees in 40 seconds. Follow the color-coded temperature ranges to determine the best setting for your hair texture. Blue goes from zero to 370 degrees and is ideal for fine and fragile hair. Green goes up to 395 degrees for medium and wavy textures and dial into the 400 to 425 range for coarse hair.
Drybar The Mixologist Interchangeable Styling Iron
Sultra's Clipless Curling Rod, which is a part of its Bombshell Collection, will get you to some beachy waves, fast. If you prefer a non-exposed barrel, give Chi's Spin N Curl iron a whirl. The idea of sticking your hair inside is a bit scary, but the fast-forming waves that come out make it worth the try. If you're someone who likes a frequent style switch-up, Drybar's The Mixologist Interchangeable Styling Iron is likely your speed. Swap between the one-inch and one-and-a-quarter-inch barrels for classic curls or use the waver for beachy styles.
Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Express Ion Unclipped 3-in-1 Ceramic Curling Iron
Wrap hair around Remington's Curling Wand Slim Tapered Barrel and the natural shape of the tool creates volume at the root and a tighter curl at the ends. Use the Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Express Ion Unclipped 3-in-1 Ceramic Curling Iron to give your hair a bit of body. It comes with three interchangeable barrels for different size spirals and styling. There's plenty more on Amazon to shop for. Here are some ideas: And now, let's take a look back at some history's most epic hair moments:
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