These 9 Blow-Dry Brushes Are Worthy of the Hype

There's no denying that the last year has seen many of us getting a little more experimental with our at-home haircare than ever before. From hair dyes to fringe trims, the brave (or foolish, depending on how you look at it) have been more hands-on than ever with hair routines in lieu of a professional salon experience. Thankfully, now that salons have reopened across the UK and a professional cut is back on the cards, I'm more than happy to leave my strands in the capable hands of the experts.

However, there's one hair tool that I've noticed has been gaining notoriety over the last year as people have been clamouring to re-create a salon-standard blowout at home: the blow-dry brush. 


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Yes, while I previously considered blow-dry brushes to be a bit of a retro beauty product—almost entirely down to the fact that pre-2020, my nan was the only person I knew who owned one—these trending tools have had a major resurgence of late, with new launches cropping up faster than my split ends. Some dry your hair from wet so you can forgo the need for a hair dryer entirely, while others are used to transform dry strands into a shiny, bouncy blowout. Either way, it turns out that celebrity hairstylists are obsessed with them too.


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Bridget Brager—hairstylist to the likes of Ashley Graham, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Gwyneth Paltrow and more—took to Instagram recently to sing the praises of the Amika Hair Blow Dryer Brush (£70), claiming that it works for "fine to thick and curly hair" with the cool-shot feature proving "essential to a good blowout."


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Similarly, celebrity hairstylist and BaByliss ambassador Syd Hayes—who has styled the strands of everyone from Lily James to Kaia Gerber—swears by the BaByliss Hydro Fusion Hot Air Styler (£60). "It has incredible Advanced Plasma Technology that will help smooth and target flyaway hair whilst you style, plus helps to close the cuticle faster to lock in natural moisture and hydrate," explains Hayes. "When styling, make sure to rough-dry your hair to 80% dry and then use the Air Styler to cut down time hugely and ensure a smooth, silky blowout finish."


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So if you're ready to create a bouncy, shiny blowout to rival the very best of the A-list, then keep scrolling to shop the nine best blow-dry brushes right now.

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Mica Ricketts