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Price ($) Expand to view more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price.

$150
$50
$300
$549
$220
$250
$189
$210
$135
$200
$205
$220
$240
$260
$139
$149
$20
$80
$130
$50
$60
$30
$44
$80
$150
$70
$30
$170
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$173
$55
$110
$30
$65
$100
$90
$80
Test results
CHOICE Expert Rating (%) Expand to view more details.

This overall score is made up of performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Performance score (%) Expand to view more details.

The performance score is made up of drying rate (60%), airflow speed (20%) and temperature range (20%).

Ease of use score (%) Expand to view more details.

The ease of use score is made up of holding (25%), ease of styling (25%), ease of reading and understanding the markings (25%) and ease of operating the air speed and temperature controls while using the hair dryer (25%). 

Drying rate score (%) Expand to view more details.

This test measures how quickly each hair dryer will dry your hair. It accounts for 60% of the performance score.

Airflow speed score (%) Expand to view more details.

This test measures the range of airflow speed at the lowest and highest speed settings, 15cm from the front of the air outlet. This accounts for 20% of the performance score. 

Temperature range score (%) Expand to view more details.

This test measures the range of temperatures at the lowest and highest settings, 15cm from the front of the air outlet. This test accounts for 20% of the performance score. 

Recommended products
Recommended Expand to view more details.

We recommend hair dryers that score at least 80% overall. They must also score at least 70% for drying rate.

Comments
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Features
Number of speed settings
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
Number of heat settings
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
2
2
3
2
2
3
2
3
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
3
2
3
3
2
3
2
3
2
2
Cool shot Expand to view more details.

Provides a burst of cool air and is supposed to be good for setting a style in place.

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (gentle heat)
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes (gentle heat)
Yes
Yes (gentle heat)
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes (gentle heat)
Yes (gentle heat)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Turbo Expand to view more details.

This feature increases airflow through the hair dryer to speed up drying.

No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Ionic Expand to view more details.

It’s said to dry hair faster, retain moisture to keep hair healthy and smooth and create less static to reduce frizz.

Yes
not stated
Yes
not stated
Yes
not stated
not stated
Yes
not stated
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
not stated
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
not stated
Yes
Yes
not stated
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ceramic Expand to view more details.

Is said to control the heat to provide even heat distribution and add shine while protecting hair from frizz and damage. 

Yes
not stated
not stated
not stated
No
not stated
not stated
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
not stated
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
not stated
Yes
not stated
not stated
No
Switch type Expand to view more details.

Sliding switches are set in the handle and can be hard to use if they’re stiff, lack grip or don’t stick out enough. Rocker switches require you to push the raised end down. They can be easier to use but can be accidentally activated. 

Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Push button
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Slider
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Slider
Rocker
Rocker
Slider
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Slider
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker
Number of concentrator attachments Expand to view more details.

This narrows and concentrates the airflow to where you want it. It's designed for spot-drying and controlled styling.

1
1
2
2
2
1
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
Diffuser attachment Expand to view more details.

Is ideal for drying curly hair.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Specifications
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Models marketed as a travel hairdryer. Usually smaller and lighter than standard hairdryers, with dual voltage. 

No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Sound level (dB) Expand to view more details.

Sound level is measured at the highest heat and speed settings, at 15cm.

Rated power (W)
2100
1200
2400
1600
2100
1600
2000
2400
1420
1900
2000
2100
2150
2200
2300
2300
2000
2200
2400
2400
2300
2150
not stated
2000
2200
2200
1000
1900
2100
2200
2200
2200
2300
2300
2000
2000
1800
Dimensions (L x W x D, mm)
211 x 89 x 217
129 x 69 x 163
224 x 90 x 221
98 x 78 x 246
194 x 94 x 230
187 x 84 x 229
206 x 96 x 209
190 x 96 x 209
206 x 88 x 213
208 x 96 x 216
173 x 91 x 210
187 x 92 x 216
186 x 95 x 199
187 x 94 x 216
217 x 96 x 234
207 x 95 x 221
152 x 76 x 198
212 x 95 x 230
214 x 93 x 230
214 x 91 x 216
211 x 95 x 212
213 x 90 x 213
130 x 63 x 149
219 x 88 x 199
223 x 93 x 196
214 x 92 x 207
134 x 65 x 152
214 x 95 x 216
189 x 94 x 215
236 x 91 x 227
210 x 95 x 219
236 x 89 x 227
218 x 92 x 221
223 x 92 x 207
172 x 90 x 197
244 x 93 x 221
222 x 94 x 233
Weight (g)
689
302
766
656
792
1102
797
765
747
794
760
755
695
693
762
937
436
738
774
596
710
555
274
806
762
830
316
830
767
695
533
727
554
771
711
846
756
Origin
Italy
China
Italy
Malaysia
Hungary
Hungary
Korea
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
China
China
China
China
China
China
China
China
China
China
Italy
China
China
Italy
Italy
China
China
Italy
China
China
China
China
China
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