Vogue's Best Hairdryers

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Hershesons

If anyone knows , it’s Hershesons, and the Ionic Professional Hair Dryer has all the hallmarks of a great all-purpose dryer. It uses ionic technology to reduce the size of water droplets on the hair for speedier drying and less static (crucial), and has high-speed and high-temperature settings perfect for when you’re in a rush. Also it comes in a fetching white, which makes a nice change from the usual black. A great suits-all option.

Hershesons Ionic Professional Hair Dryer, £110 at Hershesons.com

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GHD

If you like stats, this has them all: 60 per cent quieter, 82 per cent cooler and 38 per cent more shine... but otherwise it's best described as elevating a slightly mundane task into something more elegant. So quiet and with such a concentrated air flow that hair looks noticeably sleeker. The only downside is the extraordinarily long cable. Good if you're in a salon (or your socket is in a challenging location) but makes storage a bit problematic.

GHD Aura, £145 at Ghdhair.com

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BaByliss

Promising fast drying and a super smooth finish, the 3Q doesn’t fail to deliver. It dries thick, long hair in no time at all and without the acrid smell of frizzing which often accompanies drying at hot speed. The choice of heating settings and air pressures gives total control over the hair styling; rough drying, smoother brushing or a curling motion. The only minor weakness is that the noise reduction feature isn’t quite as effective as it claims, the motor is muted but ever-so-slightly shrill and strained. However, if you want shiny, bouncy hair in minimum time, the 3Q is still the one.

BaByliss 3Q Dryer, £120 at Babyliss.co.uk

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Dyson

There was a lot of hype surrounding the launch of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and it’s not hard to understand why; it’s much lighter than other dryers, it’s quiet, it dries fast and leaves hair smooth. Plus, it looks snazzy (which, let’s be honest, is pretty hard for a hairdryer). In fact, the only downside is the price - almost £300 - which makes sense if you’re a daily dryer (your upper arm will thank you) but is harder to justify if you only whip it out for special occasions.

Dyson Supersonic in Fuchsia/Iron, £299.99 at Dyson.co.uk

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Panasonic

The Nanoe has some great pros such as being easy to hold and lightweight, with three good attachments for the nozzle. The quick dry attachment is the best, however the lack of power means that those with thick hair might prefer another model.

Panasonic Nanoe Hairdryer, £109.99 at Argos.co.uk

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Parlux

This small hairdryer is powerful and mighty with great concentrated air flow and attachments to allow various styling techniques when drying. The result? A sleek and smooth finish. However, for a hairdryer that claims to be light, that is certainly not the case. It is quite heavy which makes it tricky for travel, but is small enough to be wrapped and put in a drawer at home for regular use (it also comes in 10 different colours which is always a bonus).

Parlux Advance Ice, £139.95 at Hairtools.co.uk

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Tresemmé

Tresemmé's 2200 Diffuser Dryer achieves great bounce super quickly (consider your usual drying time halved), but the diffuser attachment makes the hairdryer wide, long and slightly awkward to use. But if you’re looking for results, this hairdryer will achieve them - and at a great price too.

Tresemmé 2200 Diffuser Dryer, £23.49 at Boots.com

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T3

The T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer is great for blowing unruly curls sleek and straight – with a good concentration of air flow through the nozzle there really is a reduction in frizz. It’s also lightweight, comfortable to use and doesn’t get too hot. If you’re after a super-straight style you might prefer a different model – the cool shot button isn’t the coolest we’ve tried.

T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer, £195 at T3haircare.co.uk

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Tresemmé

Tresemmé's 2200 Diffuser Dryer achieves great bounce super quickly (consider your usual drying time halved), but the diffuser attachment makes the hairdryer wide, long and slightly awkward to use. But if you’re looking for results, this hairdryer will achieve them - and at a great price too.

Tresemmé 2200 Diffuser Dryer, £23.49 at Boots.com

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