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Let's be honest: The options for buying a new one are endless and it's hard to figure out what's worth the money. That's why we talked to celebrity hairstylists and experts to get the scoop on the best hair dryers around.
The best hair dryers to buy now
Babyliss Pro Rapido Hair Dryer
Babyliss Pro Rapido Hair Dryer $119.52 at Walmart
Babyliss Pro Rapido Hair Dryer $179.99 at Amazon
Babyliss Pro Rapido Hair Dryer $189.95 at Ulta
"I absolutely love (the BaBylissPro Rapido Dryer) for its lightweight and powerful motor that dries hair super fast. It’s ionic to enhance shine and help reduce frizz. This dryer will last years and years of use. The best part is you get a professional-grade blow-dryer at a consumer-friendly price," said celebrity hairstylist Julius Michael, who has worked with "Real Housewives" stars Ramona Singer, Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna.
BaBylissPRO Ceramix Xtreme Dryer
Hairstylist Melissa Parizot of Cutler Salon in New York's SoHo neighborhood is a fan of the BaBylissPro ceramic dryer, which is specifically designed to protect hair from heat damage thanks to four temperature settings. Parizot has worked with celebrities like "Real Housewives" star Dorit Kemsley and model Hailey Baldwin.
BaBylissPro Porcelain Ceramic 2800W Hair Dryer
BaBylissPro Porcelain Ceramic 2800W Hair Dryer $65.99 at Walmart
BaBylissPro Porcelain Ceramic 2800W Hair Dryer $58.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
"I personally use the porcelain ceramic dryer by BaByliss Pro. It has a porcelain heating element for longevity and it is 2000 watts, so it is hot and fast. That heat can be intense, so I make sure to use a thermal heat protectant, so I'm keeping the hair healthy. The BaByliss also has a long cord so I can move around and it is priced very well," said Tyson Daniel, Seven Salon stylist and Seven hair care platform educator.
T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Hair Dryer
T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Hair Dryer $119.00 at Amazon
T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Hair Dryer $119.99 at Sephora
T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Hair Dryer $119.99 at Ulta
"I love the T3 Featherweight dryer. It has built-in ions that cut down drying time and make it easier to get shiny, smooth hair with little frizz!” said Jennifer Yepez, Kérastase celebrity hairstylist whose clients include Alessandra Ambrosio, Salma Hayek and Bella Hadid.
Rusk Engineering W8less Professional 2000-Watt Dryer
Rusk Engineering W8less Professional 2000-Watt Dryer $79.95 at Amazon
Rusk Engineering W8less Professional 2000-Watt Dryer $69.95 at Walmart
Rusk Engineering W8less Professional 2000-Watt Dryer $79.95 at Ulta
Savannah Fincher, corporate educator for Blo Blow Dry Bar, likes this Rusk hair dryer because it's lightweight and also emits far-infrared heat, which helps dry the hair faster without causing frizz.
BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Dryer
BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Dryer $79.99 at Amazon
BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Dryer $64.50 at Walmart
BaBylissPro Nano Titanium Dryer $63.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Fincher also recommended the BabyBliss Pro Nano dryer as a budget-friendly option.