* Affordable alternatives to the best-selling Dyson hair dryer
* High performance models with cheaper price points
* Get a luxe blow out at home without breaking the bank
Anyone who is a beauty aficionado (and even those who might not be) have heard of the highly coveted and best-selling Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. This dryer boasts ultra fast drying, extreme heat damage protection to keep your natural shine, and has a sleek, lightweight design. It also comes with magnetic attachments that attach quickly and easily and features three precise speed settings for fast and regular drying and styling options.
Of course, many men and women are shocked when they first see the price tag — $399.99. And good luck finding this coveted hairdryer on sale. However, for those who do not have the supersonic budget to support such a machine, we’ve found a few great alternatives that have similar features, will allow you to create gorgeous hairstyles quickly and won’t break the bank. So whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for a hairdryer as a gift, here are our favorite Dyson Supersonic alternatives, with prices ranging from $21 to $199.
1. Magnifeko Professional Hair Dryer
The ultra-powerful Magnifeko Professional Blow dryer is a great basic blow dryer with an incredibly fast 1875 Watts of power (the Dyson Supersonic is rated at 1600W. This power is what allows it to dry your hair faster than other traditional dryers while making styling comfortable and easy. Other key features include two speeds, three temperature settings and one cold air shot button to provide optimal control and versatility for your hair. Ionic technology and an easy to clean removable filter will keep this dryer working efficiently and keep your hair looking great.
2. Rusk W8less Professional Dryer
Rusk’s W8less Dryer weighs in at less than 1 pound, making it easy to hold, travel with, and carry around yet powerful enough for all your styling needs. This dryer is rated at 2000W, although it lacks the sleek design of the Dyson Supersonic. Ideal for all hair types, this dryer uses far-infrared heat to reduce drying time, drying the hair from the inside out. Also infused with ceramic and tourmaline, this dryer will also eliminate static and frizz, leaving your hair shiny like you just walked out of a professional salon.
3. SYLPH Ionic Hair Dryer
The SYLPH is the world’s first portable, bladeless hair dryer that is as small as a mobile phone and can fit into even the smallest of purses. This truly teched-out dryer comes with super powerful airflow that dries hair in five-eight minutes versus a traditional hair dryer, which can take up to twenty minutes. High-frequency sensor information and an algorithm embedded in the dryer keeps the heat from damaging your hair by ensuring the temperature is measured 50 times per second (the Dyson checks the temperature 20 times per second).
This is one of the smallest and lightest dryers out on the market right now (lighter than an iPhone X), the SYLPH also has the ability to self-clean by automatically blowing out the dirt, dust and other debris from its air outlet, neutralizing hair static and keeping the hair frizz-free and smooth. With a design like the Dyson Supersonic and similar features, this is one of the best alternatives to the Dyson Supersonic you’ll find. And at half the price ($199 vs. $399), this is an attractive option.
4. BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer
The BaBylissPRO Dryer uses the trifecta of power, speed and design to create an incredibly lightweight, ergonomic hairdryer. With its heavy-duty 2000-watt performance, six heat and speed settings and a cool shot button, your hair will never look better. Nano Titanium technology and a concentrator nozzle will provide a wide range of styling options while keeping your hair healthy.
5. T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer
T3 is known for their wide array of hair styling products and innovative technology and their Featherweight Compact Folding Dryer is no exception. Even though this is essentially a mini-sized dryer, don’t let its compact size fool you — it packs all the features of a full-size dryer. The T3 emits a large volume of ion-enriched air to rapidly dry large sections of hair while negative ions work to seal the cuticle, lock in moisture, helping to enhance shine and reduce frizz. Ideal for traveling and smaller spaces, this dryer also offers two speed/heat settings and a cool shot button that sets the look for a smooth, shiny finish.
6. Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer
Drybar is mainly known as an easy and accessible blowout bar, but they also offer a select line of hair tools to achieve at-home results. Their Buttercup Blow Dryer is a very popular dryer that is equipped with a powerful motor to dry your hair fast and efficiently. This dryer incorporates “Nanolonic” technology that helps break up water quickly for reduced drying time while nano beads within the dryer emit negative ions that seal and smooth the hair cuticle. This results in reduced frizz and increased shine for more healthy-looking, hydrated hair. The Buttercup also comes equipped with not one but two concentrator nozzles, a wide and a narrow one, which allows for more concentrated airflow depending on your hair length.
7. Revlon Damage Protection Infrared Hair Dryer
The Revlon Damage Protection Infrared Hair Dryer boasts infrared heating technology for faster styling and maximum shine and softness. It also includes tourmaline ionic technology to reduce frizz, further enhance shine and give your hair a softness you’ll love. The dryer sports two levels of heating, two levels of speed and a cool-shot button. Furthermore, you’ll find three hair sectioning clips, a diffuser and a concentrator in the kit which makes controlling, smoothing or volumizing your hair easier.
While this dryer boasts some great features, there’s nothing that really sets it apart from competitors. However, if you’re looking for the cheapest alternative to the Supersonic, this is a good budget buy.
8. RIOFLY Ionic Hair Dryer
If you want a hair dryer with a compact and portable design, the RIOFLY Ionic Hair Dryer fits the bill. It uses low magnetic and negative ion technology to give your hair a smooth and shiny look, and it lets you tame and control unwanted frizz with ease. The hair dryer’s design offers a low-noise, energy-saving and radiation-free hair drying experience, making this dryer a great choice for use by kids and pregnant women. Furthermore, with three different heat settings, two speeds and 2000 watts of power, you can tailor your drying treatment to your personal needs.
9. Ribivaul Ionic Hair Dryer
The Ribivaul Ionic Hair Dryer combines noise-reduction technology, mid-range power and a modern and compact design to give you a hairdryer that’s especially good for traveling. It’s available with either rose or silver accents and sports a detachable filter which makes cleaning and maintaining the hairdryer easy. The advanced design also includes a newly developed soft nozzle which helps your hair dry quicker. In addition, available 135-degree airflow helps protect scalp proteins and prevent unwanted hair loss or potential damage.
10. BIO IONIC Goldpro Dryer
With its all-black color and gold accents, the BIO IONIC Goldpro Dryer looks like a professional-standard hair dryer. It includes 24-karat gold in the dryer barrel to provide evenly distributed heat and to infuse moisture deep inside your hair. This, in turn, delivers the beautiful, healthy-looking shine everyone’s after. There’s a built-in hanging loop and nine feet of attached cord to provide plenty of freedom while using the dryer. Furthermore, the included detachable concentrator delivers more control and precision when it comes to straightening and styling your do.
11. Skin Research Institute Salon Dry Pro
The Skin Research Institute Salon Dry Pro delivers salon-quality blow outs in the comfort of your own home. The combination of ionic moisture technology and high tech far-infrared light therapy minimizes damage to your hair while reducing static and frizz to give you the shine you associate with the just-out-of-the-salon look. Additionally, this advanced hair dryer comes with three handy attachments, namely a concentrator for controlled styling, a comb for straightening and reducing frizz and a diffuser for creating controlled curls.