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Amazon Prime Day Is the Best Time to Buy a New Blow-Dryer

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On the bright side of all the things the year 2020 has thrown our way, Amazon Prime Day 2020 has given us good reason to treat ourselves — and hey, if you're reading this, you deserve it. It's also an opportunity to equip yourself with some updated hot tools, like a new blow-dryer, to really master the new reality of becoming your own beauty professional. However, there are quite a few types of dryers out there, making it easy to get lost in the hair tools sauce. Luckily, this Prime Day, some of the best blow-dryers in the business are up to 40 percent off. 

The two-day event kicked off on October 13 and runs through midnight PT on October 14 — during which you can shop hair-care brands such as Paul Mitchell, Rusk, and BaByliss Pro. The features run the gamut, with details like infrared heat for safe and speedy drying, and there's one built with a miniature version of car engine. 

Shopping, although it's a pleasurable pass time, can be overwhelming. So we've narrowed down what we deem to be the best blow-dryer offerings for a smooth add to cart experience. As a bonus, we even included some other Amazon Prime Day hot tool deals that'll really take your styling skills to the next level.   

Under $100

Revlon 1875W Infrared Heat Hair Dryer

Conair 1875-Watt Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer

RUSK Engineering W8less Professional

While price equates to quality with many tech items, that's not necessarily the case with hot tools. Don't be fooled by the price tag, you can get just as solid of a performance from a budget-buy as you might from a more expensive alternative. Case in point, the Revlon 1875W Infrared Heat Hair Dryer, which taps into your hair's natural moisture to remove excess water without drying your hair out. Or the Rusk Engineering W8less Professional, which also has infrared technology, but weighs less than one pound, so your arms won't get tired as you're drying. 

When heat-styling the hair, a blow-dryer is the first line of defense and basically sets the tone for if that straight style will stay well, straight. A thorough blowout can prevent frizzing, help your hair withstand the effects of the elements, and cut styling time down tremendously. The Conair 1875-Watt Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer, which comes with a concentrator attachment and diffuser assists with that for sleeker or curly styling. 


Conair 1875 Watt Worldwide Travel Hair Dryer

Remington Compact Ionic Travel Hair Dryer

Even if you don't plan on jet-setting any time soon, you can still make use of a good travel dryer. You may even need one if you're doing a local stay at an Airbnb. And even though it's a common misconception that portable hair-dryers aren't as effective as standard-sized tools, the Prime Day selections are proving otherwise. 

Take the Remington Compact Ionic Travel Hair Dryer for example, which has ionic conditioning properties. Meanwhile, the Conair 1875 Watt Worldwide Travel Hair Dryer has over 1,000 five-star reviews and an easy folding handle.


Rusk Engineering Speed Freak Professional

Elchim Milano Ceramic Hair Dryer

If you're in a hurry to get out the door, there's no better tool than the Rusk Super Freak Professional 2000 Watt Dryer. The brand has long been known for its freaky-fast dryers, but this particular model really takes things to the next level. It relies on a powerful Italian motor and ingeniously directed airflow and pressure to dry hair impossibly quickly, employing far-infrared heat to eliminate static and frizz.

With a lifespan of over 2,000 hours, Elchim's Milano Slim Ceramic Hair Dryer not only lasts for what will seem like an eternity but also penetrates even the most coarse hair.

Hair Stylist Favorites


Paul Mitchell Neuro Dry Hair Dryer

T3 Cura Hair Dryer

We tapped some of the beauty industry's top hairstylists and Allure editors to share their favorite blow-dryers and these three, the BaByliss Pro BABSS8000 with its Ferrari-designed engine, futuristic-looking Paul Mitchell Neuro Dry Hair Dryer, and the T3 Cura, all made the list. This trio is all top-shelf picks with features like T3's five heat and two speeds settings, and it shuts off automatically when you put it down. 


BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium 5000 Dryer

Elchim Classic 2001 Hair Dryer

Known for their ability to dry the hair faster due to the high, steady temperatures, titanium hair dryers are for those with a bit more skill in the hair department. But if you're up for the challenge, the BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium 5000 Dryer is a lightweight dryer with six heat settings and infrared heat technology that can dry a head of hair in just minutes. And buyers agree, with over 80 percent of the Amazon reviews being four to five stars, there's no doubt this tool will get — and leave — your hair straight. The Elchim Classic 2001 Hair Dryer will yield similar results. 

If you're ready to go behind the blow-dry phase and give yourself a full-on salon experience at home, check out some of the other hot tools deals happening during Amazon Prime Day's two-day run. Use the Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Express Ion Unclipped 3-in-1 Ceramic Curling Iron to give your hair a bit of body. It comes with three interchangeable barrels for different size spirals and styling. Or on a similar note, the T3 Twirl Trio Interchangeable Curling Iron will get you to some beachy waves fast. 

If it's root-smoothing that you're after the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ionic Straightening iron will do the trick. For an especially sleek look, pair any of the Elchim dryer mentioned above with the Elchim Natures Touch Flat Iron, for runway-ready strands with nary a flyaway in sight.

There's still lots to choose from, but don't get overwhelmed. Just be sure to make your move before it all ends on October 14 at midnight PT. And if you're not yet an Amazon Prime member, sign up now to take advantage of these major savings.

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