If you haven't yet mastered the art of air-drying your hair, you probably fall back on the humble hairdryer to to dry, smooth and style your tresses every single morning. It is a staple tool, after all.
But here's the thing: according to experts, most hairdryer models haven't actually changed much in years. Cue static, split ends and sometimes even a burnt scalp. Er, ouch.
There's good news though, because beauty brands are engineering their dryers to meet our growing demands. Bone dry hair isn't enough anymore; we want bouncy curls that are free from frizz, a super-sleek finish to rival the models in the shampoo ads, and lengths that feel healthy, not frazzled.
We've rounded up the very best hairdryers, from ghd to Dyson, these are the hairdryers that'll completely revolutionise your routine.More
QVC UK - £299.96
The phrase 'game-changer' is often thrown around loosely but the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer really is one. Three minutes is all it took to dry one ELLE writer's thick, long and unruly hair - just three, and there are three brilliant attachments (including one for curls) to choose from depending on your preferred look. You can totally forget about any damage, too, because it's designed to dry hair without exceeding the 150 degrees mark. And that's before we've touched on how insanely quiet it is compared to anything else we've used. If the original hot pink model doesn't take your fancy, the chic purple and nickel version (exclusive to QVC UK) definitely will.
Look Fantastic - £89.99
With a grip that sits perfectly in the hand, an inbuilt 'silencer' to save your ears from an onslaught of noise and zero harmful emissions, Parlux's lightweight hairdryer might just convince you to reclaim the bouncy blow-dry. Girls with curls should pick up the tousle-perfecting diffuser, but if the super-sleek look is more your thing, the frizz-eliminating ionic technology has got you covered.