Nearly every woman in America owns a blowdryer, but when it comes to salon-quality results there are some dryers which go above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks to technological advances, the newest generation of blowdryers dry hair faster than ever before while leaving the hair shiny and healthy. While less expensive dryers can be found at your local retail store, they are a poor substitute for professional-quality dryers.
Unlike store-bought models which often break after a few years, a quality professional blowdryer can last a lifetime. In order to get your hands on one of these beauties, ask your hairstylist. Most salons will gladly order one for you.
Here are some of the newest and best professional blowdryers on the market:
FHI Heat NSP 2000 Dryer
This dryer utilizes nano silver technology in order to imporove the health of the hair; the same technology which is used in top-of-the-line flat irons. The NSP 2000 also boasts a super-quiet motor, allowing you to dry your hair in the morning without waking up the rest of the family. FHI claims that their blowdryer has approximately twice the lifespan of an ordinary professional blowdryer. Since most professional dryers last years longer than the dryers you’d find at Wal-Mart or K-Mart, the NSP 2000 just might be the only dryer you will have to purchase for the rest of your life. Price: $243.00. (www.fhiiron.com)
HAI Elite SST
The SST employs tourmaline technology which emits negative ions that dry hair faster with less damage, making it the perfect choice for those with colored, highlighted, or permed hair. HAI claims that the SST emits more negative ions than any other dryer on the market. Since negative ions dry hair from the inside out, hair is left shiny and silky smooth. Price: $165.00. (www.haiclassic.com)
Hairart iTech ISIS
The ISIS is an ionic tourmaline dryer which packs an impressive punch with 2,000 watts of power. According to Hairart, the ISIS dries hair 33% faster than the average blowdryer while leaving hair healthy and shiny. This dryer is also light in weight, making it a perfect choice for women with long, thick hair that usually takes forever to dry. Price: $175.00 (www.hairartproducts.com)
Curlisto Systems Ozone Dryer
This stunningly-designed dryer is revolutionary because it utilizes Ozone Therapy technology, which Curlisto claims can treat scalp conditions such as dandruff and psoriasis. The dryer’s 1600 watts is enough power for most hair types, and the high level of oxygen which the dryer produces is said to prevent haircolor from fading. Price: $300.00. (www.curlisto.com)
Farouk CHI Nano Dryer
Much like the legendary CHI flat iron, the CHI Nano dryer harnesses the power of far-infrared technology to reduce damage to the hair from thermal styling. Nano Silver Technology, which was developed in conjunction with NASA scientists, emits microscopic particles which kill bacteria and eliminates odors from the hair. Space-age technology may not have influenced only the dryer’s features, but the design as well; the CHI Nano dryer looks like a futuristic ray gun from a big-budget Hollywood movie. Price: $319.00. (www.farouk.com)
As you can see, hair dryers have come a long way from the noisy contraptions which your mother used to own. The premier blowdryers of today do more than just dry hair; they can kill germs and odors, treat dandruff and psoriasis, and prevent haircolor from fading. While these top-of-the-line dryers might not fit in every woman’s budget, they are examples of just how far hairstyling technology has advanced in recent years.