16 Hair Dryers for Easy At-Home Blowouts

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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.

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Budget Buy: Remington Hair Dryer

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. One reviewer suggests taking advantage of the handy loop and hanging it on a hook for easy, out-of-sight storage.

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Best for Smooth Styling: Revlon 360 Surround Dryer

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!

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Best for Quick Styling: Remington T Studio Thermaluxe Hair Dryer

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.

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Best for Easy Cleaning: Conair Infiniti Pro 1875 Watt Salon Performance AC Motor Styling Tool

Conair's pro-quality model slashes drying time with its powerful AC motor. Plus, the removable filter makes cleaning lint and dirt a breeze.

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Best for Travel: Hot Tools Radiant Blue Professional Salon Turbo Ionic Dryer

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."

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Best for Lightweight Styling: FHI Heat Technique Tourmaline Ceramic Dryer

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. 

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Best for Quiet Styling: Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer

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. 

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Best for Quick Drying: FHI Heat Nano Weight Pro 1900 Turbo

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.

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Best for Powerful Styling: Bio Ionic GoldPro Dryer

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.

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Best for Sleek Styling: BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer

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.

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Best for Controlled Styling: Paul Mitchell Neuro Dry High Performance Dryer

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.

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Best for High-Tech Styling: CHI Touch 2 Dryer

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.

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Best for Salon Results: Drybar Buttercup Blow 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 a travel size version.

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Best for Any Hair Type: Amika The Accomplice Hair Dryer

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.

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Best for Fighting Frizz: Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer

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. 

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Best Overall (as a Splurge!): Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

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."

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