The 15 Best Hair Dryer Brushes for Salon-Worthy Blowouts at Home
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If you haven’t been gifted a Dyson AirWrap just yet, there is still hope for your hair. Hair dryer brushes are all the rage these days, owing to their simplicity, powerful motors, and ability to give you that trendy ’90s blowout, minus curling irons, hot rollers, or contortionist skills.
As beauty editors, we consider ourselves connoisseurs of the topic. But trust us when we say that as much as we love a traditional blow dryer and round brush combo, there is something intensely satisfying about getting a two-in-one product that makes our lives so much simpler. And they’re not only saviors for curly-haired folks, either. “Using a blow dryer brush benefits every hair type and texture,” says celebrity hairstylist Bridget Brager.
These hot brushes are the quick fix that will leave your hair looking polished and refined—even if your only plans for your blowout are to drink half a bottle of wine in your pajamas (no judgment here). So, if you’re looking to boost your volume, give yourself a blowout without giving up halfway through, or you’re just curious about the next best thing in hair tools, here are the 15 best hair dryer brushes for salon-level styling at home. Get them now before TikTok makes them all sell out.
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Best for All Hair Types
One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
Best for Professionals
Double Shot Dryer Brush
Best for Dull Hair
Bed Head One Step Volumizer and Hair Dryer
Hair Dryer Brush Set
Best for Curly Hair
Reserve 3-in-1 Interchangeable Blow-Dryer
Best for Thick Hair
AireBrush Duo Interchangeable Hot Air Blow Dry Brush
Best for Beginners
INFINITIPRO by Conair Hot Air Spin Brush
Best for Short Hair
Rise Volumizing Hot Brush
Best for Fragile Hair
Le Volume 70MM 2-in-1 Volumizing Brush Dryer
Best for 4C Hair
One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler
Best for Second-Day Hair
24K Gold One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
Best for Natural Hair
One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer
Best for Volume
Freestyle Ionic Ceramic Styler
Best for Bouncy Hair
Salon Shape Hot Air Brush
Best for Damaged Hair
Special Edition Airwrap™ Multi-Styler Complete Long
Can all hair types use a blow dryer brush?
“Yes, all hair types can use a blow dryer brush! They are so universal. I find that woman with fine hair love using a blowout brush because they can easily achieve major body and volume; whereas women with thick or curly hair like it because it gives them a very smooth, sleek style quickly without the use of multiple tools,” says Brager.
What’s the best type of blow dryer brush?
“I prefer a blowout brush that has a mixture of bristles,” says Brager. “These bristles help you get close to the scalp to stretch and smooth the hair at the root for the ultimate smooth and shiny at-home blowout experience.”
What kind of hairstyles can you achieve with a blow dryer brush?
“You can perfect a handful of great hairstyles using a blowout brush—it depends on the length of your hair and the amount of layers you have,” says Brager. “I love it for a classic ’90s blowout. This is a dream machine for curtain bangs! For short hair, it’s key for that middle part or super-sleek early-2000s little bend or flip in or out at the ends. For longer hair, I like putting a couple twists in the middle of my sections for a loose wave moment.”
Do you have any tips or tricks to make it easier for people to use blow dryer brushes?
“Using a thermal protector or hair serum is always a good idea—it helps the brittles slide right through,” says Brager. “I think the easiest way for a beginner to use a blowout brush is to section the hair in medium sections staring from the bottom and working your way up.”
Bridget Brager is a celebrity hairstylist whose clients have included Emma Roberts, Megan Fox, January Jones, and more.
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