I don't know about you, but I almost exclusively shop for big-ticket items on sale—especially blow dryers. They’re almost always a pricey buy, and I’m always keen to save money wherever possible. Lucky for me (and all of you), Amazon is running a massive sale for Prime Day Early Access. For your information: Amazon's Early Access Prime Day Sale will be running for two days only, on October 11 and 12. So, if you’re in the mood to save some money on a very-much-needed new blow dryer (the one you had in college no longer cuts it!), I’ve rounded up the best Early-Access blow dryer deals for you to fall in love with.
Here’s the thing: Blow dryers make great gifts—both for your loved ones and for yourself—and the holiday season is coming up, people! Plus, if you’re trying to master a ‘90s-inspired bouncy blowout at home, you'll need a new, top-of-the-line tool to figure it out with. With that in mind, I found a selection of the best traditional blow dryers, plus a few nifty hair dryer brushes here for you to peruse.
Ahead, shop a selection of the best-ever hair dryers that are on sale right now on Amazon. I’ll be updating this story throughout the sale as soon as they drop. Amazon's sale is massive and chock-full of daily deals, so it’s well worth your time to bookmark this page and check back throughout the sale. Keep reading for gloriously blown-out hair. Or, if you're shopping for something else (say, some new kitchen gadgets or a pair of boots), shop the rest of the Amazon Prime deals here. (opens in new tab)
- Best Cult-Favorite Blow Dryer: REVLON One-Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 (opens in new tab)
- Best Affordable Blow Dryer: REVLON Infrared Hair Dryer (opens in new tab)
- Most Powerful Blow Dryer: Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Hair Dryer (opens in new tab)
- Best Blow Dryer for Curly Hair: DevaCurl DevaDryer (opens in new tab)
- Best Blow Dryer for Styling: Hot Tools Pro Artist Hot Air Styling Brush (opens in new tab)
Best Blow Dryers on Amazon
This modern looking ionic blow dryer from CONFU comes with two attachments (a diffuser and a concentrator) for easy styling. The top reviews all say that it’s great because it’s so lightweight. However, other reviewers (who still give it high marks) note that it’s louder than others on the market. If that’s not a deal breaker for you, then this under-$50 dryer is great. The nozzle is magnetic and reviewers say that they stay on well. The concentrator nozzle also rotates 360-degrees too, so you can adjust it as you need.
Pros: Cost under $100; Comes with two attachments; Lightweight; Compact size.
Cons: Louder than other dryers.
Best Long-Lasting Blow Dryer on Amazon
When one five-star reviewer said that they had bought this hair dryer four years ago, I just knew it had to be good (and worth the price tag). While some other similar hair dryers don’t always last the test of time, this one from hairdresser-approved brand RUSK sure does. Other than that, glowing reviews note that it has a super long chord for easy access, is super lightweight and comfortable to hold, and that it’s actually quieter than other dryers.
Pros: Lightweight; Costs under $100; Long chord; Quieter than others.
Cons: Some reviewers say that the buttons are in awkward places.
Looking for a blowdryer and styling hybrid that’s guaranteed to leave you with a good hair day? This styler from Revlon (the brand behind the cult-favorite blow drying brush, also on this list) is for you. Smaller in size than other similar models, this styler comes with two interchangeable barrels to achieve your desired look in no time. A quick browse through the over 5,000 five-star reviews shows that it’s worth the hype. Reviewers love that it’s better for thin or short hair than other larger models, and that’s great to maintain a blowout on the second or third day.
Pros: Costs under $100; Has two interchangeable barrels of two sizes; Great for thin hair; Great for short hair .
Cons: Not preferred for long hair; Not preferred for thick hair.
Best Classic Blow Dryer on Amazon
This powerful blow dryer from Conair has over 11,000 five-star reviews, and for good reason. It’s affordable even before the sale, and comes with two attachments (a diffuser and a concentrator) for easier, faster styling and versatility. Better yet, it comes with a removable lint filter so that you can maintain your dryer’s top condition for years to come. Reviewers also note that it has a setting for cool air rather than the normal “press for cool” feature, which makes setting your styles ay easier.
Pros: Costs under $100; Comes with two attachments; Top-Rated on Amazon
Cons: Some reviewers say this is heavy; Some reviewers say it's not great for thick hair.
Best Affordable Blow Dryer Brush on Amazon
This updated version of the iconic Revlon One-Step Voluminzer brush comes with tons of new features that will make styling your hair even easier. It has a thinner handle for added comfort, and has a smaller head size so you can get to more of your hair easier. It even has more heat settings so that you can really customize your styling experience. It’s currently retailing for less than $50 right now thanks to the massive sale, so say hello to better hair this winter.
Pros: Top-rated; Costs under $100; Great for volumizing; Works quickly; Lightweight.
Cons: Gets hot during use.
Best Affordable Bow Dryer on Amazon
Yes, you're reading that right: This blow dryer from REVLON is retailing for less than $15 right now in the sale. Tourmaline technology deeply penetrates the hair as it dries, leaving you with smoother, shinier hair at the end. But don’t just take it from me:this dryer has nearly 30,000 five-star reviews under its belt. One reviewer noted that they “did not expect this hairdryer to work as good as it does for the price it is.”
Pros: Costs less than $100; Top-Rated; Lightweight; Works for All Hair Types
Cons: Some reviewers noted that it's not very powerful.
Best Small Blow Dryer Brush
Are other blow dryer brushes too big for your short hair? Or, do you want a tighter-looking curl as your finished product after using one? Then this brush from Hot Tools is for you (or should at least be on your radar). It measures 1 inch in diameter, which means that it's great for a wider range of hair styles. It eve n features a clamp that holds hair in place and then releases it when you're done for tangle-free styling.
Pros: Costs under $100; Smaller in size than other blow dry brushes; Has an 8-foot chord; Top-Rated.
Cons: Reviews say it's better for styling damp hair than drying wet hair.
Best Blow Dryer for Curly Hair
This dryer comes complete with a specialized diffuser to make curly hair look its best. The diffuser is designed to mimic the shape of your hand for a naturally bouncy look. While reviewers liked it, they noted that the hand-shaped diffuser works best on those with longer hair because of the wider, flatter shape. With that in mind, those who did find it helpful said that the diffuser shape helped curl their hair faster compared to other, similar models. Reviews also noted that the attachment stayed on securely.
Pros: Good for curly hair; dries hair faster than other models; great for longer, thicker hair.
Cons: The diffuser-silhouette requires a learning curve; Costs more than $100.
Best Travel Hair Dryer
If you’re someone who travels a lot or loves to do their hair on vacation, this compact hair dryer from BaBylissPRO is the one for you. The bright color won’t get lost in your suitcase (which is a major plus) and it doesn’t take up a ton of space in your drawer when you’re not traveling. The hundreds of five-star reviews note that it’s powerful for its size, that it’s lightweight, and that they were actually able to use it abroad courtesy of the volt switch feature.
Pros: Costs less than $100; Lightweight; Small Size; Can be used internationally; folds in half.
Cons: Has only two heat settings; Doesn’t have a cool air option.
Best Bonnet Blow Dryer on Amazon
This bonnet-style hair dryer is like a salon right in your bathroom! Despite being larger than other, traditional blow dryers, this one is collapsable for easy storage. Bonnet-style dryers offer uniform heat all over the head rather than targeted blasts, and you can be hands-free while you dry. Plus, the long cord makes it possible for you style your hair anywhere in your house, which is great if the plugs in your bathroom are used up already. The 10,000-strong five-star reviews also note that you can travel with it because it’s so lightweight and that it’s great if you don’t have the skills required to perfect a blowout.
Pros: Costs less than $100; Has a six-foot-long cord; You can be hands-free while using it; Thousands of five-star reviews.
Cons: Only has two heat settings; some reviewers say it takes longer to dry their hair.
Best Cult-Favorite Blow Dryer Brush
Another day, another blow dryer brush to fall in love with on Amazon. This one has hundreds of five-star reviews, so you know it has to be good for the price. Some reviewers noted that it was great for thicker hair, while others said that it was the perfect tool to achieve a blowout at home without having to use both a brush and a traditional blow dryer. Other glowing reviews did note that it was a little heavier than a normal dryer and that the different silhouettes came with a learning curve.
Pros: Costs under $100; Is a dryer and a brush in one; Great for coarse or curly hair.
Cons: Requires a learning curve; Gets hot while in use; Heavier than other dryers.
Best Classic Blow Dryer on Amazon
This is the kind of hair dryer that you buy once and use forever. The nearly 1,000 five-star reviews claimed that this dryer doesn’t make your hair feel brittle or dry, and that it made their hair look better after using. Many also noted that there was a visible difference in quality when compared to their basic dryers, so you can rest assured that the $210 price tag is worth it. The best part? It’s actually quieter than other dryers.
Pros: Lightweight; Comes in nine colors; Not as loud as other dryers; Designed to leave hair feeling healthy.
Cons: Costs over $100.
Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.
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