Best Hair Dryers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 22, 2019
Hair styling is a significant part of the multi-billion industry of beauty. The modern society cannot live without it - honestly, it is impossible to look great without a nice hairstyle! We have reviewed 5 best hair dryers available on the market to help you choose the one you really need! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type and Power
Settings
Usability
Warranty
 
PROS

Advanced brushless motor technology ensures that the dryer produces more controlled airflow and work much faster than most other models out there.

CONS

A concentrator doesn't fit the dryer very tightly.

OUR VERDICT

Not only will the improved Babyliss 3Q make hair drying a fast and convenient process for you, but it will also please you with its low noise levels and modern design. Choose functionality and style combined in one device.

detailed parameters
Type and Power

Professional, 2200 W

Settings

3 heat settings, 2 speed settings, Cool shot

Usability

Ultra-slim concentrator, 3 m cord with hang loop, 510 grams

Warranty

1 year on unit, 10 years on motor

PROS

Thanks to the high power of 2400 Watts, PRO+ Style shot mode and intellectual OPTIheat technology, you can quickly dry and style your hair.

CONS

The light-coloured body is easily soiled.

OUR VERDICT

The Remington AC9140 professional hair dryer allows you to make a great style. Apart from a standard narrow concentrator and diffusor, the set includes an exclusive concentrator that directs air on the desired areas.

detailed parameters
Type and Power

Professional, 2400 W

Settings

3 heat settings, 2 speed settings, Pro+ Style Shot setting, Cool shot

Usability

Slim 7-mm concentrator, Styling concentrator, Diffuser, 3-m cord with Hang loop, 580 grams

Warranty

5 years (+1 year if registered)

PROS
The Tourmaline-ceramic technology along with variable temperature settings will prevent your hair from over-drying, yet saturate it with healthy gloss.
CONS
The slider is not very handy.
OUR VERDICT
TRESeme dryer is quite a powerful yet lightweight appliance that will surely be very useful in any home. The #1 choice for a daily use among British families!
detailed parameters
Type and Power

For home use, 2200 W

Settings

2 heat settings, 2 speed settings, Cool shot

Usability

2.4-meter cord, Concentrator, Diffuser, Hanging loop, Weight of 500 grams

Warranty

3-year warranty

PROS

The high-wattage motor provides a pretty powerful jet of air which can reach an incredible speed of 85 km/h. 

CONS

The nozzles are a bit loose.

OUR VERDICT
The Remington D5215 dryer will help you style your hair as quickly as possible, leaving it soft and shiny. The package includes a concentrator for precise styling and a diffuser for enhancing your curls.
detailed parameters
Type and Power

Professional, 2300 W

Settings

3 heat settings, 2 speed settings, Cool shot

Usability

Concentrator, Diffuser, 2.5 m cord with hang up loop, Removable filter, 349 grams

Warranty

3-year warranty (+1 year if registered)

PROS
Due to its small size and folding handle, this dryer is a perfect choice for travellers. Despite a compact design, the dryer is very powerful!
CONS
It has no cool shot function.
OUR VERDICT
This hair dryer from BaByliss is one of the best travel models on the market! Thanks to the included adapter, this powerful dryer can be used just anywhere around the world.
detailed parameters
Type and Power

Compact, 2000 W

Settings

2 heat settings, 2 speed settings

Usability

1.8-meter cord, Concentrator, Transportation case, Weight of 427 grams

Warranty

3-year warranty

BaByliss 3Q

Efficient and Stylish

Having been on the beauty market for more than 50 years, BaByliss has learned the needs of its customers well enough. So it's not surprising that they've come up with something as powerful as the BaByliss 3Q.

This professional hair dryer comes fitted with a powerful 2200-Watt motor that uses advanced brushless technology providing 40% higher air pressure and 20% faster air speed than any previous model.

Other advantages of this model include its quiet operation due to a special air intake filter that reduces noise levels, light weight construction, and ionic technology which eliminates frizz and adds shine to your hair. However, the benefits of the BaByliss 3Q do not end here and the dryer has quite a few more attractive features up its sleeve.

The 3Q blow dryer is both ergonomic and nice. The black matte body is perfect for everyday use since it doesn’t catch your footprints, while golden decorative elements add elegance to the dryer’s design.

This model is also very convenient to use. All controls (3 heat, 2 speed settings, and a Cool Shot button) are located on the same side of the handle to be right at your fingers when you need them. What we like about the controls of this model the most is a lockable Cool Shot button. Unlike many other hairdryers, this one allows for convenient styling of the hair without the need to hold the button continuously: just switch to "ON mode" and enjoy.

So, if you're in the market for a powerful and easy-to-use appliance in a classy housing, don't hesitate to choose the 3Q blow dryer.

Review of BaByliss 3Q Professional Hair Dryer

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Remington AC9140

For Quick Drying

The Remington AC9140 Proluxe Hair Dryer is perhaps the best solution for users with long and thick hair who'd like to blow-dry their hair quickly. In its price segment, this model is one of the most powerful with its professional 2400-Watt motor. With such power under its hood, this dryer will allow you to not only blow-dry your hair in less than 10 minutes but also achieve fantastic salon-like results.

The dryer has the intellectual OPTIheat technology which allows you to focus heat on areas where it's needed and, as a result, get a better shape of your hairstyle. Plus, it has the Style Shot feature to let you lock in your style. It shapes hair really well, so you can enjoy the end result for almost all day (some users say that the hairstyle holds for up to 24 hours!).

When it comes to its design, the dryer has a nice rose gold body and comes with a long cord. The item is not bulky and feels nice in the hand. The included attachments are easy to put in place and remove after use.

In all, the Remington AC9140 is a great hair dryer. Perhaps the only tiny flaw of this model is that it's light coloured, meaning it will be easier to spot dirt on it. That said, many customers go for it because of it being that colour, not the boring black, sold everywhere. If you love stylish things, you will love it indeed. More importantly, though, is that the Remington AC9140 delivers the very exact performance you'd expect from a salon appliance.

Review of Remington AC9140 Proluxe Ionic Hairdryer

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TRESemme 5542DU

For Daily Use

Frequent use of a hair dryer can lead to its breakage, and therefore, when choosing a dryer, pay attention to its durability. The TRESemme 5542DU dryer is obviously one of the most durable models on the market, as it boasts a premium-class DC motor perfect for everyday use.

However, it's not only the motor that makes this hair dryer a perfect solution for frequent use. Thanks to the combination of tourmaline-ceramic technology and Ionic conditioning, it's totally safe for daily styling. You will only need to make sure that you operate it at the heat optimal to your hair type so as to avoid its overdrying. There are two heat and speed settings to choose from and a cool mode to fix your hairstyle.

The advantage of the TRESemme 5542DU dryer is its light weight despite its powerful 2200-Watt motor. It weighs only 500 grams, which is really not much for the dryer. Another thing that adds to the ease and comfort of use of this dryer is its long 2.4-meter cord. You will not be bound to a power outlet and will be able to move around your mirror freely when styling your hair.

Considering all the said above, we can safely assume the TRESemme 5542DU dryer will serve you well and deliver long-lasting performance. It can also become your best travelling companion, thanks to its lightweight design and compact dimensions.

Review of TRESemme 5542DU Power Dryer

 

Remington D5215

Super Powerful

The Remington D5215 Pro-Air Shine hair blower is a heavy-duty appliance that boasts 2300-Watt motor. Because of this high wattage, the blower ensures a pretty powerful jet of air that can tame any type of hair including extremely coarse and frizzy hair. Yet, even on the hottest setting, the blower produces a delicate airflow and guarantees healthy styling (a decent throughput of air is certainly hot, but not overly hot to burn your scalp or follicles). You can choose from three temperature modes and two speed settings (the maximum speed of an air velocity makes as many as 85 km/h). And if you want to lock your hairstyle with a blast of cool air, you can use the Cool Shot function. The control switches are a bit on the small side but they are very responsive.

The blower does a brilliant job, defrizzing naturally curly hair. It's fitted with the Ionic generator that delivers 90% more ions to your hair. The ions penetrate deeply into your hair cuticles to tame frizz for a super-smooth finish. By the way, if you want to enhance your natural curls, you can attach a diffuser that comes in the set. It will leave your curls soft, well-defined, and voluminous.

Overall this Remington hair dryer looks sleek. It has an ergonomic handle that is very comfortable to hold. Also, it has a hang-up loop for easy storage. And with a 2.5-m cord, you can dry your hair rather far from an electrical socket. Another handy feature is a removable grill/filter at the back which can be easily cleaned from dust and other build up. Simple to maintain and effective! What else to wish for?

Review of Remington D5215 Pro-Air Shine Powerful Hair Dryer

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BaByliss 5344U Travel

Ideal for Travel

If you are an inveterate traveller and often stay at hotels, you know yourself better than anyone else that in most cases, hair dryers there are either of poor quality or have very low power. To make your trips more comfortable, we'd recommend you to consider buying this BaByliss 5344U travel dryer, a compact model that folds for transportation and storage and fits even a tote bag. Besides, it is shipped already in a handy transportation case.

The BaByliss hair dryer has a dual voltage adapter which allows you to use it anywhere around the world (voltage range from 125 V to 240 V). However, what really sets this hair dryer apart from most other models is its excellent performance characteristics despite its compact size. With it, it won't take you longer than a few minutes to dry even a whole head of hair. The dryer operates at two heat and speed settings and is suitable for all hair types. It is a real steal for its price, and it's surely a perfect option for both travels and home use.

Review of BaByliss 5344U Travel Hair Dryer

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What Is a Hair Dryer?

Whether you’ve got thin, thick, curly or straight hair, a good blow dryer will leave it looking shiny and healthy. Today, blow dryers are baked with advanced technologies like Tourmaline Ceramic, Ion infusion, Far-infrared and more to make your hair smoother and silkier. Also, they boast fantastic usability features like an ergonomic handle, long power cord, dual-voltage performance, etc. In this hair dryer review, we compare the 5 most popular appliances for home and professional use. Today, it is literally impossible to imagine hair drying without blow dryers. They are used in any beauty salons and, of course, in any home after leaving a bath. A well-chosen hair dryer will not only save your money but also help you make any hairstyle you want.

If you love experimenting with your hair, you should also take a look at our comparison guides of flat irons and curling irons with the help of which you can straighten or curl your hair making it look 'fuller'.

What Features to Compare

There are many hair dryer reviews on the Internet and many of them contain dozens of models, so customers quickly get confused. We have decided to make it all otherwise and picked 5 best hair dryers that sell perfectly well all over the world and compared them.

Type and Power

Among the first things to consider are the type and power specs of a hair dryer. Here are the main types available: professional models, mainly used by hair stylists, conventional home hair dryer models that everybody uses at home, and compact models which are designed for those people who often travel and need to blow dry their hair on the go. Generally, power specs depend on the type of a hairdryer. Travel-size hair dryers are usually the least powerful and deliver under 1200 Watts. Conventional models are more powerful and deliver the power in the range of 1200 to 1800 Watts. Professional models, as you can guess, are the most powerful. They have the power of 1900-2400 Watts, often are quite expensive, and are mainly designed for professional use. Obviously, the more powerful the dryer is the less time hair drying will take. The flip side of the coin is that drying the hair at extremely high settings all the time may result in overdrying of the hair, which makes professional models not suitable for everyday use.

Settings

Most modern blow dryers offer various speed and air temperature settings. As usual, you can choose one of two or three settings of airflow temperature - cold, warm or hot. Any good hair dryer has a cool air mode which is used for hair perming. Also, the best hair dryers allow you to choose the airflow speed. Professional hair dryers, as you have probably guessed, create the fastest airflow and that is why they dry your hair quickly.

Usability

Usability features are also important. No need to say, a hair dryer has to be comfortable and easy in use - your arms must not get tired if you are using a blow dryer for several minutes. You need to know the weight of every appliance. Plus, the usability depends on is a cord length. If the socket is rather far from the mirror, for instance, you will need a blow dryer with a long cord. Of course, the usability of a hair dryer also depends on the number of attachments included in a package or available separately. The attachments (nozzles) allow you to make a lot of different hairstyles at home. Most hair dryers go with a concentrator nozzle or even several of them. Some also have a diffuser nozzle which is used for drying curly hair or drying long hair near the roots.

Hair Care

Finally, make sure to consider all the provided hair care extras. That is what we mean: every manufacturer wants to ensure the best level of hair care so that a hair dryer could not damage your hair. Check if a blow dryer has a filter at the back, right where the air intake is. If there is no filter, your hair might be sucked. If you still decide to choose a blow dryer without a filter (no need to say, they are more affordable), make sure not to let your hair get in there. Also, no manufacturer wants to use obsolete technology, and that's why most modern hair dryers boast an ionisation technology which, they claim, emits ions that promote a more efficient drying and does not damage your hair. Thanks to the ceramic heating element, the incoming air warms evenly. As a result, your hair will not be overheated and damaged.

Sources:

1. How to Choose a Blow Dryer, wikiHow. 

2. Oli McKean How to buy the best hair dryerWhich? 

3. Hair dryer, Wikipedia. November 12, 2016.

4. Carly Cardellino 23 Life-Altering Ways to Use a Blow-Dryer, Cosmopolitan. April 27, 2015.

5. 26 TIPS FOR STYLING YOUR DRY HAIR, Matrix.

6. Lisa Whitmore Master Class: Blow-Dry Your Hair Like a Pro, Redbook. April 7, 2014.

 

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