5 Pro Blowdryers That Are Worth The Extra Cash

It's common knowledge that many drugstore makeup and skin-care products are just as good — if not better — than their more expensive counterparts. But, there are still some items that you can't be cheap with, especially when it comes to your hair.

"Most of the drugstore blowdryers come with high heat and very little power, which means you're actually taking longer to dry your hair," hairstylist Kristen Keller once told us. "The longer you expose your hair to that kind of heat, the more damage you'll be doing. Think lots of frizz and breakage."


For the record: We're not saying that there aren't good budget dryers out there (check out some of our favorite ones here). However, the below picks beloved by celebrity stylists and seasoned salon pros alike are all worth the extra coin. Find out why, ahead.

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T3 Cura Luxe

"This blowdryer is the dream. It cuts down on dry time and has five different heat settings, so hair stays healthy. However, my favorite little extra is the handy volume-boost switch that I like to use for a quick rough dry. Then, I switch it off for a silky, smooth finish — it's a real game-changer." — Laura Polko, celebrity stylist
T3 T3 Cura Luxe Hair Dryer, $285.00 Buy
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Parlux 3200 Plus

"My favorite blowdryer is the Parlux for two reasons: It weighs less than a pound, and it's ceramic. The weight makes it easy to hold for hours on end, and the ceramic helps eliminate static while making sure I don't fry the cuticle of the hair." — Cristina B, hairstylist at Warren Tricomi Salons in NYC
Paralux Paralux 3200 Plus Hair Dryer, $165.00 Buy
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Solano Supersolano 3600 Ion Professional Hair Dryer

"I still haven't found a dryer that can match this one's quality in how it makes the hair look and feel." — Matt Fugate, celebrity stylist
Solano Supersolano 3600 Ion Professional Hair Dryer, $119.00 Buy
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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

"If you know anything about me, you know I'm a lover of innovation and new technology. The Dyson Supersonic hairdryer is just that. The motor is much smaller, but still very powerful, so I can dry hair much faster without the strain on my wrist. Plus, the aesthetic is so gorgeous.” — Jen Atkin, celebrity hairstylist
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $399.00 Buy
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BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium Volare V1 Ferrari-Designed Engine Full-Size Dryer

“A blowdryer is as important to a hairdresser as [his or her] scissors. Invest in a great one, like the BaByliss Pro Volare V1 Dryer, because it really will dry hair faster, with less damage, and so that it looks smoother and shinier." — Nathaniel Hawkins, celebrity stylist
BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium Volare V1 Ferrari-Designed Engine Full-Si, $169.99 $159.96 Buy
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