How to Pick a More Boujee Blow Dryer

There’s nothing like a good blowout, so you might be tempted to drop more skrilla than usual on your blow dryer. After all, the $20 Conair ones you find at CVS can leaver your hair a frizzy mess and take forever to actually dry your hair.

The first blow dryer that comes to mind when you think of upgrading is probably the Dyson Supersonic. The bad news is that it’s $400. But the good news is I’m about to tell you a few other options for boujee blow dryer that cost way less.

As a hairstylist, I’ve had my fair share of dryers — from T3s to Elchims. At this point, I feel like I’ve tried them all. And not a single one had such a price tag as intense as the Dyson.

The Dyson Supersonic is smaller and lighter than most of the dryers on the market, which is a huge plus when you’re trying to juggle five different tools at once. Its sleek design — thanks to a much smaller motor — still packs a powerful punch without making your arms and wrists cramp up.

Not only can you get out of the door in half the time it would usually take you, but you’ll never stop in the middle of a blowout to think about how you need to start lifting weights again. There are also four different heat settings and what Dyson calls “intelligent heat control technology,” so you don’t have to worry about damaging your hair. Say goodbye to breakage and heat damage and hello to seriously sleek tresses. As we all know, gorgeous hair is healthy hair.

But still. Not all of us can (or want to!) drop this much on a hair tool. If you’re over spending obscene amounts of time in front of the mirror trying to perfect that one section of hair, the Dyson Supersonic is the answer to your prayers.

For professionals and the average (or exceptional) woman alike who still aren’t sold on the Supersonic, fear not! I spoke with celeb stylist Justine Marjan about her favorite hair dryer, and I also have options at every price level for you!

Under $50: John Frieda Full Volume Hair Dryer

Available on Amazon for under $40, this puppy has a solid four-star rating from over 400 users.  Many of the reviews boast the tool dries quickly and leaves their hair feeling great. If you have no interest in spending major money on a hair dryer but still want great results without too much effort, this is the tool for you!


Under $100: BabylissPro Nano Titanium Dryer

My personal favorite under $100 blow dryer! One of the first dryers I owned and one I still keep in my kit. It’s fairly light and super powerful. BabyLiss is a great brand and their tools are sturdy and long-lasting. This is the one for you if you’re willing to drop a little more cash for that extra durability and power.


Under $200: GHD Air Professional Performance Hairdryer

This blow dryer rings in right under $200 and comes recommended to me by none other than Justine Marjan, celebrity stylist and total boss babe! Justine tells me this is her favorite blow dryer because it’s “super lightweight so it doesn’t hurt (her) wrist, is quiet enough to have a conversation over, and is dual voltage so I can use it when I travel”.


Under $300: Parlux Advance Light

Parlux is a stylist favorite! This dryer weighs in at just over 1 pound and doesn’t make any sacrifices in the power department. They also come in super cute colors, which is always fun.


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