Ah, vacation. A glorious escape from reality…until it’s time to blow out your hair with the dismal hotel bathroom dryer. While bringing along your own might seem like a huge space suck, we’re here to tell you that stowing a good travel hair dryer in your luggage is now easier than ever thanks to these three compact models. Long live good hair days.
The 3 Best Travel Hair Dryers on Amazon
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Editors’ Pick: Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Travel Dryer
- Transforms from 110V to 250V for worldwide usage
- Includes a powerful 1,000-watt motor
- Removable rear filter and stand for easy cleaning
Just because a travel hair dryer is small doesn’t mean it’s less effective. This BaByliss model has a 1,000-watt motor that dries hair quickly and effectively, while a dual voltage switch makes it easy to bring out of the country without setting your hotel on fire. One PureWow editor brought it along on a recent Euro trip, saying, “I wanted to fit as many shoes in my suitcase as possible, so I was hesitant to take up space with a hair dryer. But this model is so minuscule, I could easily sandwich it in. And I’m so happy I brought it—ten days on the Amalfi Coast without it would have been overshadowed by a halo of frizz (in the least cute way possible).”
Best Value: Conair Vagabond Compact 1,600 Watt Folding Handle Hair Dryer
- Weighs just one pound
- Two heat and speed settings
- Dual voltage makes it great for travel
The perfect hair dryer for those times when your suitcase is teetering on the edge of the 50 pound limit. Weighing in at just one pound, this super-compact hair dryer barely makes a dent in the overall weight of your checked bag, but it’s so worth packing. Coupled with its two heat and speed settings and dual voltage switch, it’s about to become your favorite travel companion of all time.
Splurge-worthy: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
- Helps prevent extreme heat damage to protect natural shine
- Three speed settings and four heat settings
- Includes magnetic styling attachments
OK, so this hair dryer isn’t technically a travel dryer, but it’s just as compact. Dyson was able to cut the barrel of traditional hair dryers in half, thanks to its innovative design that fits the motor inside the handle. Along with being the most powerful hair dryer of all time (so you can spend less time styling your hair and more time enjoying your PTO), it’s also super lightweight, making it a non-negotiable vacation item. Which is a good thing, because once you use it, a hotel hair dryer just won’t suffice.