When searching for the best hair dryer in Australia, there’s a lot to consider.
For curly hair, a diffuser might be a must. If you’re a nomad, a compact size may be the only requirement. But for most people, budget is a huge consideration.
And so we’ve broken down the best hair dryers in Australia (based on reviews) into the most relevant categories and price points so you can shop accordingly.
From fast-drying, lightweight hair dryers to quiet, frizz-fighting heroes, here’s your guide to finding your best match.
6 of the best hair dryers in Australia
Best high-end hair dryer: Dyson Supersonic
We say: One hair dryer that’s always on the wish list but costs a pretty penny is the Dyson Supersonic. It’s sleek, lightweight, fast-drying and (let’s be honest) pretty to look at. But what really sets it apart from the others is the Dyson intelligent heat control, which keeps temperature regulated to avoid heat damage and protect your shine. Plus, it’s built with quality materials that will last you yonks and the attachment options are endless. It’s one of the best for sure, and it’s priced as such.
$599 at dyson.com.au
Best under $300: ghd helios
We say: With a 5/5 star rating, our members certainly consider the ghd helios one of the best hair dryers in Australia. It features an ergonomic design that makes it excellent for speedy, everyday use, with powerful airflow and a cool shot button to set your style. Another often underrated feature? It has a long cord for more convenient use.
You say: “The hairdryer is very powerful, I usually only have it on the low setting and that is more than sufficient. I was amazed at how quickly it dried my hair and my hair feels healthy and strong. It has a cool shot button that you can use to set your hair, but the air flow is really strong so I prefer to use it on the lowest temperature to set instead. The hairdryer looks good and is easy to use. I couldn’t recommend it more.” – EllishaLeen
$295 at ghdhair.com
Best under $200: Remington PROLuxe Digital Salon Hair Dryer
We say: Remington has a string of good quality hair dryers for less than $200, but this one sits at the top. It’s the lightest and quietest in the range, but still features a powerful motor for good airflow and a lasting motor life. It also features ionic conditioning technology to help reduce frizz.
You say: “Upon delivery of the Remington Proluxe Hair Dryer I thought the product wasn’t included in the box – it was that light! Without doubt this is the lightest hair dryer I’ve ever used. And it comes with two styling tools. Black with rose gold trimmings it looks quite nice and of quality, my first Remington product. It feels nice and light in my hand, after a wrist injury something light but strong is exactly what I’m after. Would recommend this for the elderly too.” – Anastasiastarz
$129 at Myer
Best under $100: VS Sassoon Hydro Smooth Fast Dry – VSD5573A
We say: Made specifically for coloured, hard-to-manage and dry manes, this VS Sassoon hair dryer tries its hardest to blow-dry without stripping away much-needed moisture from the hair. It features plasma conditioning ions, a proven technology to help produce healthier, glossier results.
You say: “I really didn’t think a hair dryer could make as much difference as this has to my hair. I really didn’t. But this hair dryer was made for my type of hair and hair problems. I’m used to using a hair dryer with a lot of pressure. Like strong air flow. This VS Sassoon hair dryer is a more relaxed air flow but that being said it dries my hair faster but I also achieve a far better outcome with its technology.” – BiancaDaily
$89 (down from $99) at Myer
Best travel hair dryer: Silver Bullet Cruise Travel Dryer 1200W – Black
We say: This small but mighty hair dryer is ideal for those on the go. It’s lightweight and compact, but still delivers decent airflow to dry hair fast. The handle folds down for easier packing and features two heat/speed settings.
$49.95 at Adore Beauty
Best hair dryer gift set: Cloud Nine The Evergreen Collection Airshot
We say: If you’re looking for the best hair dryer to give as a gift this Christmas, this Cloud Nine collection is our top pick. The set features Cloud Nine’s The Airshot hair dryer (which retails for $240 alone) in a beautiful limited-edition forest green colour, with a matching green makeup case, silk scrunchie and tortoiseshell comb. Not only is it great value, but Cloud Nine will be planting nine trees for every purchase, to help celebrate the natural side of Christmas.
$289 (valued at $410) at cloudninehair.com.au
Have you tried any of these hair dryers?