We've got the full blow-by-blow — complete with top-tested Beauty Lab picks, GH Seal stars and best-selling editor faves. Whether you're going for everyday at-home use, an easy travel pick, or pro-level blow-outs, you won't be disappointed with these.
Amazon's top-selling hair dryer, this under $20 pick has over 1,100 reviews! It comes with two attachments — an air concentrator and diffuser. taking advantage of the handy loop and hanging it on a hook for easy, out-of-sight storage.
No, you're not imagining things: There really is a "tunnel" through Revlon's dryer. The barrel opens and closes so you can dry your hair vertically — similar to how you feed your hair through a flat iron!
If you're looking for an inexpensive dryer with some heft, this is it. GH testers loved the air pressure and speedy performance, but some thought it was a little heavy and loud.
Conair's pro-quality model slashes drying time with its powerful AC motor. Plus, the removable filter makes cleaning lint and dirt a breeze.
This affordable model earned near-perfect scores for drying speed in our Beauty Lab tests. Testers loved its small size and that it left their hair "less frizzy."
Say goodbye to tired arms! When our Beauty Lab tested this dryer, users said it directed heat well and didn't make too much noise.
In our experts' tests this dried hair at an above-average speed and was super-quiet. Even though it looks large, its "ergonomic design" wasn't too heavy. Testers thought the airflow temp was perfect, but some said "it took a while" to dry their hair.
The FHI blew past the competition on drying time, beating models more than twice its price in our Beauty Lab tests. "Light, quiet and fast," said testers. While the dryer itself stays temperate, the air it emits on its highest settings can get hot.
This easy-to-handle dryer was the least noisy of our Lab's top performers. Testers loved the "powerful dryer in a small package" and raved about how comfortable it was to hold.
Lab testers awarded it high marks for comfort, and how sleek and healthy it made hair look. "Powerful, and nice heat," said one. Almost nobody seemed to mind that it was on the heavier side.
Want to work your arm strength as you dry your hair? This is on the heavier side, but performed quite well at drying hair quickly and quietly in our Lab tests.
You may already know about CHI's flat irons, but the brand also has great dryers. This has a built-in touchscreen to adjust the settings. GH testers had mixed feelings — some loved it, some found it difficult to use — but everyone liked the hefty size of the dryer.
Obsessed with Drybar blowouts but can't shell out for one every week? Snag this dryer (the same model their stylists use), read up on our go-to tips and you'll be a pro in no time. It also comes in .
From Amika, this lightweight dryer boasts super-fast drying times, two speed settings and three heat options for the perfect dry no matter what hair type you have.
You've probably seen this ultra-chic, pint-sized pastel dryer all over Instagram, and now it comes in a lightweight design. Our Beauty Lab tested the original model and while some testers found it too heavy, they loved how much power it packed.
This one-of-a-kind design (the motor is in the handle!) had the strongest airflow and dried hair fastest in our Beauty Lab's latest test. Testers loved how sleek it looked and one raved, "It got hair smoother, and in less time, than any I've used."