Great blow dryers, flat irons, and hair curlers that are definitely worth your money! And most importantly they are the key component to a gorgeous style - whether you want a sleek blowout, deep waves, bouncy curls, or something in between. But with so many options on the market, it can be tricky to know which to choose for your specific needs, and budget. We've searched high and low for the best products slated for 2022. Tested by hair professionals, here are the top professional, affordable hair tools for 2022:
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer
There’s no doubt that the Dyson blow dryer is the ultimate investment—but if there’s one styling tool to splurge on, it’s this one. Expertly engineered to shield hair from extreme heat damage and designed with user comfort in mind, the Dyson is dubbed a holy grail must by salon stylists and beauty lovers alike. It’s the fastest, most efficient hair dryer you’re guaranteed to find; plus, its supersonic tech increases smoothness, shininess, and smooths flyaway in one fell swoop. Shop Now.
L'ange Le Cinq Curling Wand Set in Blush
Achieve curls, waves and everything in between with this all-in-one 5-piece curling wand set. The L'ange Le Cinq Curling Wand Set is made of 100% rose gold titanium. Benefits include five uniquely shaped interchangeable barrels provides styling versatility Advanced heating core provides fast and even heat distribution for reduced styling time Precise digital interface and temperature control for accurate setting and monitoring of temperature and more. Shop Now.
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
For a hair dryer that gives you results more akin to a salon blowout, look no further than the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. With this hair dryer brush, you don’t need a straightener or curling iron to leave the house with a sleek, finished-looking style. With minimal effort, you can dry your hair from root to tip and customize your 'do to have more or less volume and curls inward or outward at the ends. Shop Now.
InfinitiPro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron 1-Inch
This iron features a long barrel with a clamp that spans the length of the iron. You can clamp the ends of your hair and spin the iron upward toward your head, wrapping the hair around the barrel to create a perfectly round ringlet, which can then be finger-brushed to look more tousled. Because the clamp is very thin, you can easily wrap your hair around the clamp and barrel, as if it’s a wand, if you prefer that technique. Shop Now.
Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete
The Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete is the unicorn of our curling iron and wand testing. The pricey kit includes the following attachments: two 1.2-inch Airwrap barrels (for spiraling curls), two 1.6-inch Airwrap barrels (for looser curls and creating volume), a firm smoothing brush (for a straight style), a soft smoothing brush (a blow-dry-like finish), a round volumizing brush (for volumizing blow-dry), and a pre-styling hair dryer to remove excess moisture when you intend to style just-washed hair. Shop Now.
Formawell Beauty Ionic Hair Dryer
Formawell Beauty’s blow dryer is sure affordable and it is one of the lightest of all blow dryers coming in at a dainty 1.3 pounds. It's also quiet, has easy to use attachments, and dries hair fast. Hair professionals likes this tool because it is not bulky and quite compact despite its strong heat and airflow. Shop Now.
Chi Lava Curl Shot
Considered the best curling wand on the market right now, CHI’s 1-inch tool is angled to help reach the back of the head easily. It also produces any desired hairstyle, not tugging on hair, and it lightweight. Hair professionals said it is super easy to use, even for those with short hair. Shop Now.
BaByliss Ultra-Thin Straighter
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron features ultra-smooth titanium plates to conduct ultra-high heat and resist corrosion. It's 5" extended plates allows for quicker straightening, ultimately maximizing coverage on those thicker sections of hair. The ceramic heaters deliver instant heat and recovery, and provide 50 heat settings up to 450 degrees. Shop Now.
Allure Three Barrel Hair Waver
The Allure three barrel curling iron comes highly rated by nearly 1,700 Amazon reviewers because it's "super easy" to use and "creates the perfect wavy look every single time." Hair will be able to weave in and out of the three tourmaline ceramic barrels quickly and effortlessly thanks to its slightly oversized design (each barrel is 4-inches long and 1-inch thick). It also has an LCD display that lets you choose your temperature, however, keep in mind that several Amazon reviewers report that that the readings only show up in Celsius (the range goes from 80 to 210 degrees, which translates to 176 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit). Shop Now.
The Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush
This ingenious Drybar hair tool combines a blow dryer and a hairbrush in one wand that dries strands as you brush through. It effectively dries hair without overheating strands or the scalp, making it great for fragile fine hair, and is lightweight at a little less than one pound. Hair professionals rave about this hair tool. It's comfortable to hold, and glides smoothly through hair. Shop Now.