The verdicts are in, the critics have spoken. Certain hair dryers have stood out from the rest for their ability to bust frizz, boost volume, and optimize styling. No... getting your hair dry is NOT enough. When it comes to getting your hair healthy and beautiful, choosing a great dryer is one area where it pays to be critical. Wet hair is hair at its most vulnerable and susceptible. It will respond to whatever is being done to it. It's a great opportunity to lovingly infuse it with proteins and hydration to make it supple and shiny. It's also the time when mistreatment will lead to a blasted cuticle, frayed ends, and breakage.
The dryer is mightier than the sword... or, um, the scissors. The blow out is a time when what you do is just as important as what you do it with. Dryers are judged for their ability to dry as quickly as possible for the least damage, seal the cuticle, neutralize static electricity with high negative ionic output, heat the hair gently with far-infrared heat from a ceramic heating element, and more.
All this sophisticated technology is what makes a modern hair dryer more expensive than those of old. The only way to know is the road test, and certain pros are in a position to road test several without sustaining major pocket damage.
The Super Solano
Top stylists like Vanessa Price love this brand for its frizz busting capabilities. She took Justin Bieber from his little boy mullet to sexy layered side bangs fit for a man, and her other clients include Zooey Deschanel and Thandie Newton. InStyle magazine named it one of its "Six Splurge-Worthy Hair Products". Plus an award from American Salon? Not too shabby.
Bespoke Labs T3 Featherweight Super Lightweight Tourmaline Ionic Hair Dryer
The InStyle Magazine Best Buys is one product list that separates the men from the boys. The editors and their legions of stylists, makeup artists, writers, and other experts seek out the latest and greatest in the beauty market, and they test out everything. Everything??? EVERYTHING. For a beauty product to make this list is nothing to sneeze at. This dryer topped the list in 2008 and 2009 as winner for Best Hair Dryer. It really broke the mold with its technology, infusing crushed tourmaline gems into its ceramic heating elements for mega ionic-output. It's also a FOUR time winner for Allure's Editor's Pick. Wow!