The BEST hair dryer for salon-worthy blowouts AT HOME!

Are you looking for the BEST hair dryer on the market? You’ve come to the right place! There are so many different brands and options to choose from, and it can be tricky to know which one to get. Most often we think the best ones are the most pricey, but I’m here to tell you that’s not always the case!

I’ve tried many, MANY blow dryers – from cheap ones to expensive ones, and EVERYTHING in between. And I’m so excited to share with you my top THREE favorite blow dryers, narrowed down into three categories: best budget, best travel, and best overall!

In a hurry? Go straight to my picks below!

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
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Best budget hair dryer for all hair types


This is my friend Mindy McKnight’s newest launch. You can get this hair dryer for ONLY $39.94!!! And I still can’t get over how well it works!!

This is one of those moments you may say to yourself, “because it’s cheaper, it must not work as well”… Well, I have to tell you, I was seriously VERY impressed with how quickly it dried my hair. And I have A LOT of hair! It’s very powerful and has attachable nozzles to better target specific areas of your hair when drying.

This blow dryer works great for curly, fine, thick, frizzy – ALL hair types. What’s so great is that you can switch the temperature between warm, hot, and cool, and also adjust speed settings to your hair type and desired style.

Some other things I really like about this hair dryer include how comfortable it is to hold in your hand, and how soft the texture of the outside is. Not to mention, it has such a cute look to it that you wouldn’t hate having it out on your counter!

Hairitage Hair Dryer

This blow dryer would be a perfect graduation gift for someone going off to college, or even one to let your kids use without having to worry about them dropping it on the floor. That was always a battle when I was younger when I had to make sure my little sister didn’t drop mine every time she used it!

The Hairitage Hair Dryer is seriously the BEST blow dryer for cheap, and it has majority FIVE STAR reviews. One review said, “Love the design of this hair dryer. It is the perfect weight, not too heavy when holding for a long period of time. My hair dried quickly and had great shine to it. Love this new product of hers!” I agree with every word – this is your ticket to a quick, affordable, salon-worthy blowout at home!

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Hairitage Hair Dryer
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Best travel hair dryer

T3 Compact

Now onto my VERY FAVORITE hair dryer for travel! I’ve tried EVERY kind of travel blow dryer – you name it, I’ve tried it! This T3 travel blow dryer is HANDS DOWN my favorite.

The T3 is awesome because it’s lightweight, compact, folds in half, and takes up a minimal amount of space in your suitcase. BUT it still works as great as if you were using a full-size blow dryer (with the same amazing results)!!

Let’s just say I have trust issues with hotels or Airbnbs saying that they provide a hair dryer for your stay. I’ve relied on that one too many times and realized that it’s actually about as powerful as one of those hand dryers you find in a gas station bathroom and it will end up taking me about THREE HOURS to dry my hair (that’s a hard pass for me!!!) I’ve learned my lesson and I will never rely on a hotel’s blow dryer unless they state the specific brand, which is really rare!

best travel hair dryer

I never travel without my T3 because it’s just SO good. One reviewer said “It dries my hair in minutes with NO frizz!” It might seem like a splurge for a travel-size dryer, but since I know I’ll use it for YEARS and it will keep my hair protected, it’s 100% worth the investment to me.

If you’re someone who normally air dries your hair and uses a hair dryer only occasionally, then this would be a GREAT one to get as your rare backup, and/or for travel! Definitely a travel hair dryer that is worth every penny.

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T3 Compact Hair Dryer
Photos by Arielle Levy

BEST OVERALL hair dryer

Dyson Supersonic

I talked about my obsession with this Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer in this post a while back and I’m still just as in love. It really did cut my dry time IN HALF. All the attachments are magnetic (amazing right?!) and stay cool so you can swap them out mid-drying.

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer

Crazy powerful

The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is hands down the MOST powerful blow dryer I’ve ever used in my life, and I’ve tried a TON of high-end dryers out of desperation to find something that will dry my hair faster and more efficiently.

I have thick, long hair that I swear takes me HOURS to dry. Every time I go to the DryBar, I always hear “Wow! Your hair takes a long time to dry!” Mind you, that’s with ZERO extensions and I’m definitely grateful for that but it’s just so crazy how much my hair LOVES to retain water.

The Dyson has become a GAME CHANGER for that reason because it literally has cut the time in HALF to dry! (Can I get a hallelujah?!)

Another plus about the Dyson hair dryer is how gentle it is with my hair. Sometimes in the past using other blow dryers, I’ve noticed my hair getting damaged from the extreme heat. But, nope! Not with the Dyson! It uses a minimal amount of heat while still giving a VERY powerful and quick blow dry.

It’s great for ALL hair types and produces amazing results with increased shine and minimized frizz! It’s seriously a-ma-zing. Your hair will LOVE you, and you’ll love it right back!

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Tried and true hair dryers

I think choosing a new hair dryer can be a bit daunting, especially when there are SO many to choose from with all different price points! These are all of my TRIED AND TRUE FAVES. Have you tried any of these hair dryers? Tell me which one is YOUR favorite!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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