Our favorite budget-friendly pick is the InfinitiPro by Conair 1875W Hair Dryer, which boasts powerful airflow, hair-smoothing ionic technology, six temperature and speed settings, as well as a diffuser meant for textured styles. (P.S. There’s a removable lint filter for incredibly easy cleaning.)
Best Blow-Dryer Brushes on Sale
Blow-dryer brushes are a newer favorite of those looking for quick and easy smoothing and volume. These types of tools require less maneuvering than trying to juggle a separate dryer and a brush.
Compared to its famous predecessor, Revlon’s One-Step Volumizer Plus is equipped with a slightly smaller brush head (better for those with shorter hair or seeking extra volume) and a slimmer handle that’s easier to grip. It’s still just as easy to use, reasonably priced, lightweight, and designed with tufted bristles that breeze through tangled hair without painful tugging.
Another option from Revlon is the One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler, which has a paddle brush shape that makes it easier to cover larger areas of hair at once.
Bed Head’s One Step Volumizer and Hair Dryer is equipped with a larger, 4.5-inch barrel for smoother, more lifted results, as well as tufted bristles that’ll breeze right through tangles. Choose from three heat settings while drying and styling, and then lock it all in with the cool shot setting.
InfinitiPro by Conair partnered with The Knot Dr. to create the All-in-One Smoothing Dryer Brush. Weighing only one pound, this lightweight tool is perfect for those seeking smoothness and shine, thanks to the silicone-cushioned paddle design and Flexalite nylon bristles.
Best Flatirons on Sale
The GHD Unplugged Styler, a compact, cordless flatiron, does for hair straightening what WiFi did for work: It makes it possible to get it done wherever in the world you are. This 6-inch, 11-ounce wand offers 20 minutes of continuous styling at a constant temperature of 365 degrees Fahrenheit, no outlet needed. (You can charge it using a USB-C on your laptop or car dashboard or plug it into a regular outlet. Either way, it takes about two hours to fully charge.)
It doesn’t get much more dependable than the CHI Original Ceramic 1″ Flat Iron when you’re aiming for a sleeky, shiny ‘do. The one-inch ceramic floating plates have flash-quick heating capabilities of up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can style and be on your way.
Upgrade your styling lineup with Hot Tools’ Pro Artist Black Gold Evolve Ionic Flat Iron. There’s a lot to fangirl over, but we’ll shout out two in particular: Multi-directional floating plates ensure every inch of hair comes into contact with heat, while a blinking accent ring and tone alerts you once your desired temperature (which can be adjusted via the rotating dial) has been reached.