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The best hair dryers money can buy

With so many options on the market, what hair dryers are truly the best?

A good hair dryer is essential in anyone’s beauty arsenal. The best hair dryers leave us with sleek, frizz-free ‘dos every time without fail. But with so many choices on the market nowadays, which hair dryers are the best? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most high-performing, luxurious and competent hair dryers on the market.

Read on for all our picks.

2024’s best hair dryers

  1. Shark Flex Style Air Styling and Drying System, $499, Shark
  2. Revlon One-Step Volumiser , $99, Amazon
  3. Dyson Supersonic, $649, Myer

The best hair dryers 2024

01

GHD Duet Style Hot Air Styler

from $446.24 (usually $595) at GHD

Best for: a two-in-one hair dryer

Need your hair done in a pinch? The GHD Duet Style Hot Air Styler can take your damp hair to perfectly dried, straight locks with just a swipe. Using four smart low-temperature plates, the Duet Style can straighten and dry at the same time with ease and without damaging your hair.

Colours: Black, white.

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Shark Flex Style Air Styling and Drying System

from $499.99 at Shark

Best for: a great Dyson dupe

The Shark Flex Style is the hair dryer that put Dyson on its toes. With a similar curling barrel and a range of other heads and brushes, the Shark Flex is the closest you’ll get to a Dyson Airwrap at a fraction of the cost. With six different heads to switch between, you can curl, smooth, diffuse and dry with ease.

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VS Sassoon Super Power 2400 Hair Dryer

from $69 at The Good Guys

Best for: a no-fuss no-frills hair dryer

With the hundreds of choices of hair dryers out there, it can get overwhelming. Sometimes, the only thing we want is a hair dryer that’s no-fuss, has no-frills and just does its job. The VS Sassoon Super Power 2400 Hair Dryer does just that. With three heat settings, two fan speeds and a true cold shot to set your style, this hair dryer gets the job done at a very affordable price.

The dryer also comes with a round bristle brush for styling and a diffuser attachment for those with textured hair.

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Dyson Supersonic

from $649 at Myer

Best for: a splurge hair dryer

If doing your hair is your happy place, then you’re probably looking to splurge a little when it comes to shopping for a hair dryer. It doesn’t get much better than the Dyson Supersonic. The small but mighty hair dryer has a v9 Dyson motor, meaning it’s super powerful. The hair dryer comes with with five magnetic attachments including a nifty flyaway smoother.

It also comes with a sleek travel case so you can take your Supersonic on weekends away.

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Revlon One-Step Volumiser 

from $99 at Amazon

Best for: an affordable blowout

Have you ever tried giving yourself a salon blowout? You’ve got a hair dryer in one hand, a round brush in other and both your biceps ache before you’ve even done half of your head. Thanks to advancements in the hair dryer space, we can get away with doing a convincing blowout on ourselves without having to build muscle at the gym first.

The Revlon One-Step Volumiser went viral online for this very reason. Sitting just under 100 dollars, the Revlon One-Step Volumiser has a barrel shape in order to blow dry and curl the hair at the same time.

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