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Finding the perfect hair dryer is a lot like finding the needle in a haystack. With so many options out there, how do you know if something really works without trying them all? We know you don’t have that kind of time, so we did the legwork for you. Here, three blow dryers we swear by.

 

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Editors' Pick: Hai Stylset Professional Dryer

The Facts:

  • Emits a jasmine scent
  • Lets you control the wind speed
  • Quick dry time

“Reason number one why I love this hair dryer: It emits a jasmine scent while you style your hair. A jasmine scent, guys. Also, it’s the first blow dryer with full heat and wind control, which is actually more useful than it sounds. Whereas most dryers just have a cool shot button (that you have to hold down to use) or low heat settings, this guy gives you full control of both the wind speed and temperature so you can dry your hair quickly without the extra heat—particularly amazing during these muggy end-of-summer months.” – Jenny Jin, senior beauty editor 

Buy It ($120)

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Splurge-Worthy: Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000

The Facts:

  • 80+ mph speed
  • Quiet, long-life motor lasts over 2,000 hours
  • Beloved by celebrity stylists and novices alike

If there’s one styling tool you’re going to break the bank for, it should be your dryer. And this one by celebrity hairstylist, Harry Josh, has quite the cult following (read: hair goddesses like Gisele and Karlie Kloss are big fans). Besides being the most calming color of green, it utilizes advanced, dual ion functionality for customized sleek or voluminous styling with all the shine. If a fast dry time is what you’re after (because our arms are already tired), this one gets the job done in half the time thanks to its 80-plus mile per hour speed setting. Coupled with its durable motor, this dryer’s promise of endless good hair days basically pays for itself in cost per use.

Buy It ($370)

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Best Value: Conair 1875 Watt Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer

The Facts:

  • Cuts frizz (huzzah)
  • Enhances hair’s natural shine
  • Under $30

For starters, this hair dryer has over 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon (yes, way). Designed with both tourmaline ceramic and ion technology, it cuts frizz by up to 75 percent without heat damage. Here’s how it works: Tourmaline ceramic heat emits natural ions to reduce static and hot spots to the hair shaft. Meanwhile, ionic technology helps to enhance your hair’s natural shine and eliminate frizz (basically what every person wants). And at just under $30, it probably costs less than one bottle of dry shampoo.

Buy It ($28)

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