Best Hair Dryers

Hair dryers are lifesavers for drying off your hair swiftly before you go out. Additionally they’re useful for avoiding sleeping with wet hair on a cold night. A good hair dryer doesn’t just dry your hair, but also smooths and styles it, transforming a bad hair nightmare into salon-quality locks. Continue Reading...

85 listings

Best Hair Dryer

Parlux 385 Power Light
4.6 from 118 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

The Parlux 385 PowerLight has been praised by reviewers for being silent and non-disruptive, and having a helpful range of settings that assists with achieving smooth hair.

Price (RRP) $285.00

Price from$315Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    4.2 (9)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (9)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (9)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.9 (8)
  • Safety
    4.6 (8)
  • Included AccessoriesDiffuser / Volumiser, Concentrator and Silencer
  • Number of Heat Settings4
  • Power2,150 W
  • Colour / FinishAquamarine, Black, Light Gold, Orange, Fuchsia, Violet, Red, Silver, White, Green, Black, Fuchsia, Gold, Green, Orange, Red, Tiffany Blue and White
  • Cord Length3 m
2nd Best Hair Dryer
Parlux 3200 Compact
4.7 from 74 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

A compact and powerful hairdryer, the Parlux 3200 Compact will dry your hair within minutes.

Price (RRP) $225.95 to $243.00

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Safety
    4.0 (1)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Number of Heat Settings4
  • Power2,000 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Gun Metal, Pink, Purple and Red
  • Cord Length3 m
3rd Best Hair Dryer
Dyson Supersonic
4.3 from 578 reviews
Number of Speed Settings3

Pricey but effective, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer has impressed many with its high-quality build and seamless operation.

Price (RRP) $549.00

Price$599Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    4.3 (94)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (94)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (96)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (87)
  • Safety
    4.7 (67)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator, Diffuser / Volumiser, Gentle Air Attachment and Smoothing Nozzle
  • Number of Heat Settings4
  • Power1,600 W
  • Colour / FinishIron/Fuchsia, Black/Purple, Black/Nickel, Blue Gold
  • Cord Length2.8 m
Remington Aero

Remington Aero

 · includes 3 listings
4.3 from 130 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

Lightweight and cheap, the Remington Aero is a suitable option for if you’re not interested in investing all your cash in an expensive hair dryer.

Price (RRP) $19.00

  • Build Quality
    4.7 (11)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (11)
  • Value for Money
    4.6 (11)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (10)
  • Safety
    4.6 (10)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Number of Heat Settings3
  • Power2,000 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
ghd Air
4.1 from 169 reviews

One of the most recognisable names in the hair care industry, ghd has produced a hair dryer to accompany its famous hair straighteners.

Price (RRP) $230.00

Price$265Ghd

  • Build Quality
    2.9 (17)
  • Ease of Use
    3.1 (16)
  • Value for Money
    2.9 (16)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (15)
  • Safety
    3.7 (15)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Power2,100 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length3 m

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Remington Pro-Air Turbo D5220AU
Number of Speed Settings2
  • Build Quality
    3.5 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (4)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (4)
  • Safety
    4.2 (5)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator and Diffuser / Volumiser
  • Number of Heat Settings3
  • Power2,400 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack with Copper
VS Sassoon Go Travel VS5344A
4.2 from 60 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $24.95

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Safety
    4.5 (2)
  • FeaturesFoldable Handle
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Number of Heat Settings2
  • Power2,000 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
Kmart Anko 2000W RCY-106
4.0 from 97 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $16.00

  • Build Quality
    2.0 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    2.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.7 (3)
  • Safety
    2.0 (3)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Number of Heat Settings3
  • Power2,000 W
  • Colour / FinishWhite
  • Dimensions 87 x 214 x 279 mm
Parlux 3800 Eco Friendly
4.5 from 39 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $262.00

Price$290Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator and Silencer
  • Number of Heat Settings4
  • Power2,100 W
  • Colour / FinishPurple, Pink, Red, Black, White, Silver
  • Cord Length3 m
VS Sassoon Total Protection Professional AC VSP420A
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $64.95

  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator and Diffuser / Volumiser
  • Number of Heat Settings3
  • Power2,300 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
Parlux 3500 Super Compact
4.6 from 25 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $236.95

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Number of Heat Settings4
  • Power2,000 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Pink
  • Cord Length3 m
Parlux Advance Light
4.6 from 23 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $295.00

Price from$325Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    3.8 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (4)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (4)
  • Safety
    4.3 (3)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator and Silencer
  • Number of Heat Settings4
  • Power2,200 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Ice, Matte Blue, Gold, Red, White, Pink, Green, Graphite, Aquamarine
  • Cord Length3 m
Kmart Anko Travel RCY-82
3.9 from 44 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $10.00

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (4)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (3)
  • Safety
    3.8 (4)
  • FeaturesFoldable Handle and Universal Voltage
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Power1,600 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 78 x 189 x 249 mm
Remington Jet Setter 2000

Remington Jet Setter 2000

 · includes 2 listings
4.1 from 28 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $19.95

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • FeaturesUniversal Voltage and Foldable Handle
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Number of Heat Settings2
  • Power2,000 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
VS Sassoon Venezia 2400 AC Professional
4.5 from 19 reviews
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $159.95

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Included AccessoriesDiffuser / Volumiser and Concentrator
  • Number of Heat Settings2
  • Power2,400 W
  • Colour / FinishRed

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Babyliss Pro Attitude BAB6350A
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $129.95

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    4.5 (2)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Number of Heat Settings2
  • Power2,100 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length2.7 m
Remington Salon Stylist AC4000AU
Number of Speed Settings5
  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Included AccessoriesBrush, Concentrator and Diffuser / Volumiser
  • Number of Heat Settings6
  • Power2,300 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 270 x 295 x 100 mm
VS Sassoon Pro Dry 2300 VSD120A
Number of Speed Settings2

Price (RRP) $29.95

  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Number of Heat Settings3
  • Power2,300 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 280 x 230 x 100 mm
Philips Prestige Pro HPS920/00
Number of Speed Settings6

Price (RRP) $149.00

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Safety
    4.5 (2)
  • Included AccessoriesConcentrator
  • Number of Heat Settings6
  • Power2,300 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length3 m
Remington D2050AU
4.4 from 16 reviews

Latest review: This is a big hair dryer with large airflow. 3 heat levels and high/low fan speeds. Cord length is good so that I get to stand in front of the mirror while plugged to the power outlet which is

Price (RRP) $24.99

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Number of Heat Settings3
  • Power2,100 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
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What can I do with a hair dryer?

The standard hair dryer transforms room temperature air into hot air by pushing it through vents. If you’re a no-fuss type of person who requires their hair dried quickly, this standard type of hair dryer (pictured, below) will be suitable for you. For those seeking a more advanced hair dryer, there are other types which will also style your hair.

Woman having her long straight hair blowdried

Hot air brushes

  • Hot air curling brush: Hot air curling brushes are round barrels that simultaneously dry your hair while brushing and detangling. You can use a hot airbrush to create hairstyles such as bouncy waves and ultimately cut down your preparation time in half.
  • Hot air straightening brush: A hot air straightening brush appears at first glance to be a standard hairbrush, but is heated – comb through your hair to dry and make it straight and sleek.

Some extra features

For minimal hair damage, your best option is to select a hair dryer with a diffuser. A diffuser is an attachment that you connect to the hair dryer, which disperses the air, instead of blowing it onto one concentrated area. A diffuser is thought to cause less damage and be suitable for thicker hair, but it might take longer than usual.

You can find hair dryers large enough to tackle thick sections of hair or compact enough to take travelling with you. Some come with storage cases to keep your hair dryer safe and secure.

Ultimately, the hair dryer you select and the hair care products you use in conjunction with your styling process can make the difference between whether you end up with frizzy or sleek hair.

Scroll through our listings and read reviews to find the best hair dryer for you.