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Published: 4 Dec 2012      

Using the right hairdryer can make all the difference to your finished style. When choosing your new hairdryer, the first thing we recommend is checking  the power rating. It's important to go for one that is at least 1400 watts if you want to get a powerful blow-dry. The higher the speed of the dryer the less time you'll need to use it, which ultimately means you'll do less damage to your hair.

If you want to style your hair with body, make sure you use a hairdryer with a good combination of heat settings. Using a medium heat for a longer time on sections of hair will hold in volumed styles more easily. The hottest setting is best when you rough dry, as it gets the job done quickly. The Topping Forty team have tested a range of hairdryers and put together their top five to help you save time when shopping.


babalis_turbo_shine.jpgBaByliss Turbo Shine Dryer

The BaByliss Turbo Shine Dryer is a 2000w lightweight dryer has a powerful airflow for ultra fast drying. The BaByliss ionic technology provides frizz-free condition and shine, also the Turbo Shine Hairdryer comes with a slim concentrator nozzle. The ergonomic design makes drying quick and easy and the cool shot button helps seal your style so it stays beautiful all day and into the night.

Price: From £14.99

Babyliss Turbo Shine Dryer Technology:


Ionic Dryer

Babyliss Turbo Shine Features:

Cool shot

2 heat / speed setting

Hanging loop

Hinged rear filter

Box Includes:

Babyliss Turbo Shine Temperature Hairdryer

Concentrate Nozzle


vidal_sassoon.jpgVidal Sassoon Salon Detox AC Hairdryer

Keep hair luxuriously clean and healthy with the Vidal Sassoon Salon Detox Series. The unique detox system utilises high grade titanium technology with fast, even heat distribution to help protect and maintain hair condition whilst styling. The Detox Salon Series Titanium Dryer features a professional AC motor so you can achieve salon quality results at home. Simply attach the Slim Concentrator for sleek and smooth precision styling, or use the Finger Diffuser to create voluminous curls and waves. Then try using the True Cool Shot to help give your style long lasting results.

Price: From £39.99

What’s in the box:

Vidal Sassoon Salon Detox AC Dryer

Finger diffuser

Slim concentrator

Instruction booklet


mark_hill_lepard.jpgMark Hill Style and Shine Raw Power Dryer Leopard Edition

A salon beautiful big blow dry is as classic and timeless as the Little Black Dress. Mark Hill's style and shine raw power dryer is the ultimate, original styling tool for any hair, super smooth frizz free hair is easy! Mark Hill Style and Shine Raw Power Dryer has conditioning Ionic technology with tourmaline which delivers gentle drying for smooth, shiny, frizz-free hair. Create and hold any look with 3 heat and 2 speed settings plus cool shot.

Price: From £29.99 

Mark Hill Style and Shine features:

Conditioning Ionic technology, with Tourmaline covering, for smooth, shiny frizz free hair

Shine technology with 2000W of power, super fast drying!

2 speed settings and 3 heat settings for hair styling to suit your hair type

3m salon cord for versatile styling

3 unique styling attachments to straighten, lift and smooth your hair.

Box includes:

Hair dryer

Concentrator nozzle

2 styling attachments

Mark Hill Style bible


remington_stylist.jpgRemington Stylist Turbo Hairdryer D3710

Whether you want to work it, shake it, flaunt it or rock it, the innovative Remington Stylist Turbo Dryer works with minimum effort but maximum effect.

Price: From £23.32 

Remington brings you the new Stylist Collection, trend-inspired hair styling tools for total style freedom.

The Remington Stylist Turbo 2200 dryer has 2 turbo fans and powerful 220 watt motor that provide optimum air flow and temperature to dry hair faster. Complete with attachments you can create smoothness, volume and textured styles. This fabulous looking dryer makes daily blow-drying a joy.

For ultra quick and versatile coiffing, choose from three heat and two speed settings on the Remington Stylist Turbo dryer plus either the concentrator nozzle for a sexy, smooth finish or the diffuser attachment for adding texture and seductive volume. The latest Remington hairdryer is ceramic for even heat distribution, this clever chic dryer has ionic conditioning to keep hair frizz free and extremely smooth whilst the cool shot helps set your style, keeping it in place all day, and night.

Remington Stylist Turbo dryer features:

2200 W motor

30% Faster 110KPH

Ionic conditioning for smooth frizz free styling

Ceramic for even heat

3 heat/2 speed settings

Cool shot + turbo boost

Concentrator for smooth styles & diffuser for volume and curls

Removable rear filter

3 years guarantee

Hang up loop

Remington Stylist Turbo dryer includes:

Stylist Turbo Dryer

Diffuser Concentrator

Instruction booklet


glamoriser_richard_ward.jpgGlamoriser by Richard Ward Professional Digital Ultralight Power Hairdryer

Glamoriser by Richard Ward Professional Digital Ultralight Power Dryer uses professional power plus 5 heats and 5 speeds which equals great results for any hair type. Powerful professional dryer 2050W.

Features and benefits:

High power yet lightweight 2050W.

Easy-to-use 5 x heat plus 5 x speed settings for every hair type.

Ionic jet for salon shine and finish.

Last setting memory.

Cool shot.

3m cable.

In the box:

Large professional diffuser for big curls plus slim pro styling concentrator.

Smoothing and curling 36mm thermal brush.

Warranty leaflet with styling tips.

UK/BS European plug adaptor.

Last temperature memory setting