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Which Hair Dryer is Best 2015 UK?

Which hair dryer is best in 2015? These are the blow dryers that will dry your hair quickly, without scorching and without frizz. Pick the right hairdryer (and attachment) you will have an essential beauty tool that will suit any hair type or style.

The very best will give good service for years and defy most accidental drops.

Not sure which best buy dryer will suit your hair length or type? Check out our Dryer Hair Compatibility Table here.


• Help me choose: which hair dryer is best Our 2015 tips

• The best buys for hairdryers based on user satisfaction

• By type –
• Top professional hair dryer

• Best travel hair dryer

• Best ionic hair dryer

• Cheapest - under £25

• Professional - £35 plus

At Best Buys Compared we’ve identified 5 key things to look for in your ideal best buys for hair dryers:

• A light weight and well-balanced design to avoid arm fatigue
• Multiple heat settings to dry different hair types/styles
• Add-on beauty tools (like a diffuser) for different hair types/styles
• For home users - ionic technology to avoid frizzy hair
• A 3 metre cord and hanging loop

The good news is you can get a reliable hair dryer for home use without spending a small fortune.

 

 

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Help Me Choose Which Hair Dryer is Best - Our 2015 Tips

Which hair dryer is best? At Best Buys Compared we’ve carried out research among more than 1,600 users. These people have used their blow dryer regularly for 3 months or more.

Based on this practical experience we’ve an answer to the question “which hairdryer should I buy?”

Here’s our recommendation: It’s based on the Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating, functionality, reliability and value for money these are our 4 best buys across the price points:

Users recommend Home use Travel use Salon Professional Dryer Type Expect to pay around* Overall User Satisfaction Ratings**
 
Best buy hair dryer 

Y

Y

Y

Parlux 3800

Ionic

£80

9.83/10

Best buy hair dryer

Y

-

Y

ETI 3500 Turbo Dryer

-

£39

9.52/10

Best buy hair dryer for travel 

Y

Y

-

BaByliss 5344U Travel

-

£15

9.48/10

Best buy ionic hair dryer for home use 

Y

-

Y

BaByliss 5560GU

Ionic

£22

9.18/10

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

Hair dryers user recommendations  Parlux 3800 ionic hair dryer  ETI 3500 Turbo dryer  BaByliss 5344U Travel Dryer  BaByliss 5560GU

 

 

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Will it suit my hair type and length?

Your hair type

You need

Heat settings

Cool shot

Useful Attachments 

Long

Power

3 or more

Y

Concentrator 
Short

Control

2

- 

Fine

Control

2

Y

Diffuser

Thick

Power

3 or more

- 

Concentrator 

Curly

Control

3 or more

- 

Diffuser 

Straight

Power & control

2

Y

Concentrator 

Table © Copyright Best Buys Compared 2015

 

Parlux 3800 9.83/10 - Recommendation 1

Parlux 3800 ionic hair dryerOur best buy hair dryer is the Parlux 3800. This is a great example of a professional dryer. It is both compact and well-balanced to minimise arm fatigue. It’s easy to pack if you travel.

The well-made motor is powerful and promises many years of faithful use. The heating element is coated with a ceramic compound to ensure a particular heat setting is constant. There are 4 heat settings enabling the user to dry any length or texture of hair, quickly – without scorching.

The Parlux is also an ionic hair dryer. That means it produces a stream of harmless, invisible negative ions. The main benefit of that is to reduce the positive ions that cause fly away or frizzy hair.

If you are in the market for a salon professional dryer, the Parlux 3800 is the Rolls-Royce of dryers. If you want a top-notch beauty tool for use at home this is it.

ETI 3500 Turbo Dryer 9.52/10

ETI 3500 Turbo dryerFor half the price of the Parlux you can get the ETI 3500 Turbo dryer.

The ETI 3500 has a similar specification to the Parlux. It’s just not as compact and it doesn’t currently offer ionic technology.

 

 

BaByliss 5344U Travel 9.48/10 - Recommendation 2

BaByliss 5344U Travel DryerIf you are looking for a cheap, compact but powerful travel hair dryer consider the BaByliss 5344U. It dries hair quickly. That’s all really.

 

 

 

BaByliss 5560GU 9.18/10 - Recommendation 3

BaByliss 5560GUThe BaByliss 5560GU is an ionic hair dryer intended for home use. It’s got a similar specification to the Parlux 3800 but costs a quarter of the price. There are 3 not 4 heat settings. It’s also reasonably light weight and is backed by a 3 year BaByliss guarantee.

Sounds like a bargain to us (just don’t drop it on a hard surface).

 

 

 

 

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Overall Best Buy Hair Dryers 2015 by Users’ Satisfaction

Our survey panel game us the answer to which hair dryer is best? Our 2015 survey lists eight dryers that achieved overall user satisfaction ratings above 9. That means owners and users consistently rate these blow dryers as fit for purpose, reliable and value for money.

Best Buys recommends Rank Home use Travel use Salon Professional Model Type Expect to pay around* Overall Users' Satisfaction Rating**
 
Best buy hair dryer  1

Y

Y

Y

Parlux 3800

Ionic

£80

9.83/10

Best buy hair dryer 

2

Y

-

Y

ETI 3500 Turbo Dryer

-

£39

9.52/10

  3

Y

-

Y

ETI Turbo 2000

-

£38

9.51/10

Best buy hair dryer  4

Y

Y

-

BaByliss 5344U

-

£15

9.48/10

  5

Y

Y

Y

Wahl MaxPro 1600

-

£14

9.37/10

Best buy hair dryer 6

Y

-

Y

BaByliss 5560GU

Ionic

£22

9.18/10

 - 7

Y

-

Y

Diva Veloce 3800

Ionic

£48

9.18/10

 - 8

Y

-

Y

Wahl PowerPik

-

£15

9.05/10

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

Hair dryers user recommendations  Parlux 3800 ionic hair dryer  ETI 3500 Turbo dryer  ETI Turbo 2000 dryer BaByliss 5344U Travel Dryer  Wahl 1600 Max Pro 

  BaByliss 5560GU  Diva Veloce 3800  Wahl PowerPik 

 

 

 

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Best Buy Professional Hair Dryer 2015

The best buy professional hair dryer is the Parlux 3800 with Ionic technology. As you can see there are other salon professional dryers that users have awarded more than 9 points of satisfaction. The Diva Veloce 3800 – also Ionic - costs 40% less. And the well-respected/constructed ETI models 50% less.

Users recommended Best buy professional dryers Hanging loop 3m cord Type Expect to Pay around* Overall Users' Satisfaction Rating**
Best buy hair dryer Parlux 3800

Y

Y

Ionic

£80

9.83/10

Best buy hair dryer ETI 3500 Turbo Dryer

Y

Y

 -

£39

9.52/10

 - ETI Turbo 2000

Y

Y

 -

£38

9.51/10

 - Diva Veloce 3800

Y

Y

Ionic

£48

9.18/10

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

Hair dryers user recommendations  Parlux 3800 ionic hair dryer  ETI 3500 Turbo dryer  ETI Turbo 2000 dryer  Diva Veloce 3800

All these salon dryers come with a 3 metre power cord. That’s long enough to work with and avoid tangles. Each also has a hanging loop.

 

 

 

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Best Travel Hair Dryer 2015

The Parlux 3800 is a compact design intended for professional hair stylists who also travel. It even has international power adaptors. But don’t forget the travel adaptor plug!

Best Buys Best buy travel hair dryers Type Expect to Pay around* Overall Users' Satisfaction Rating**
 
 - Parlux 3800

Ionic

£80

9.83/10

Best buy hair dryer BaByliss 5344U

- 

£15

9.48/10

 - Wahl MaxPro 1600

- 

£14

9.37/10

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

Hair dryers user recommendations  Parlux 3800 ionic hair dryer  BaByliss 5344U Travel Dryer  Wahl 1600 Max Pro 

 The other two travel dryer candidates are cheap ‘n’ cheerful. They’ll dry you hair quickly and without scorching. And that’s all.

 

 

 

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Best Ionic Hair Dryer 2015

If you are working with long fine hair or you suffer from frizzy or fly-away hair you could benefit from ionic technology. The best ionic hair dryers produce a stream of invisible and harmless negative ions. These neutralise the positive ions that cling to hair in cold weather, after towel rubbing or through using plastic combs.

Best Buys Best buy ionic dryers Type Expect to pay around* Overall Users' Satisfaction Rating**
 
Best buy hair dryer Parlux 3800

Ionic

£80

9.83/10

Best buy hair dryer BaByliss 5560GU

Ionic

£22

9.18/10

Best buy hair dryer Diva Veloce 3800

Ionic

£48

9.18/10

 - Babyliss 5589U PowerLite

Ionic

£24

8.97/10

 - BaByliss 5541CU Pro Speed

Ionic

£24

8.78/10

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

Hair dryers user recommendations  Parlux 3800 ionic hair dryer  BaByliss 5560GU  Diva Veloce 3800  BaByliss 5589GU  BaByliss 5541CU

 

 

 

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Best Cheapest Blow Dryers under £25

The best buy hair dryer at a budget price is the BaByliss 5560GU at around £22. As you can see it is well rated by its owners – both for value for money and hair drying ability. There are 2 blow dry settings and 3 heat settings. It’s also got ionic technology built in to counter fly away or frizzy hair. And a 3 year guarantee!

Best Buys Best Buys Under £25 Type Expect to Pay around* Overall Users' Satisfaction Rating**
 
Best buy hair dryer BaByliss 5344U Travel

Travel

£15

9.48/10

Best buy hair dryer Wahl MaxPro 1600

Home use

£14

9.37/10

Best buy hair dryer BaByliss 5560GU

Home use + Ionic

£22

9.18/10

-  Wahl PowerPik Hair Dryer

Home use + Afro

£15

9.05/10

- Babyliss 5589U PowerLite

Home use + Ionic

£24

8.97/10

- BaByliss 5541CU Pro Speed

Home use + Ionic

£24

8.78/10

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

Hair dryers user recommendations  BaByliss 5344U Travel Dryer  Wahl 1600 Max Pro  BaByliss 5560GU  Wahl PowerPik

 BaByliss 5589GU  BaByliss 5541CU

 

 

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Top Salon Dryers £35+ 

The top salon dryer – according to users – is the Parlux 3800. Its compact (for travelling), light weight and well-balanced. Plus it has a range of accessories like concentrator nozzles, diffusers and even a sound baffle. Plus you get a hanging loop, generous power cord, 2 blow speeds, 4 heat settings and a cool shot. And it’s Ionic too.

Best Buys Best Buys £35+ Type Expect to Pay around* Overall Users Satisfaction Rating**
Best buy hair dryer Parlux 3800

Ionic

£80

9.83/10

Best buy hair dryer ETI 3500 Turbo Dryer

-

£39

9.52/10

Best buy hair dryer ETI Turbo 2000

-

£38

9.51/10

 - Diva Veloce 3800

Ionic

£48

9.18/10

* Prices correct at publication. Check our “Who’s cheapest” page for the latest bargains
** Overall users’ satisfaction rating after 3 months of use

Hair dryers user recommendations  Parlux 3800 ionic hair dryer  ETI 3500 Turbo dryer  ETI Turbo 2000 dryer  Diva Veloce 3800

Other salon professional dryers have equally impressive user ratings. So the choice is between compactness and price.


Cheapest Best Buys for Hair Dryers

So there you have the 2015 results. Our “best buys for” (based on user satisfaction ratings and value for money) are:

Cheapest best buy hair dryers

• Best buy professional hair dryer (voted by users) the Parlux 3800
• Best buy travel hair dryer (voted by users) the BaByliss 5344U
• Best buy ionic hair dryer for home use the BaByliss 5560GU

That concludes our best buys for hair dryers and why page. We think you’ll agree – with the help of owners and users - we’ve answered the question “what is the best hair dryer to buy?”

What you want from your dryer is to quickly dry hair without scorching the scalp or heat damaging the hair.

You also want a beauty tool with variable heat settings and a cool shot to help you get the look that suits your hair cut and lifestyle. The range of these settings is what enables you to match blow dry performance to the length and texture of your hair.

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