- Best Hot Air Brushes
10 of the Best Hot Air Brushes for Easy Styling
As much as we’d all love to wake up with a ‘do as voluminous and sleek as Kate Middleton’s, realistically, it’s just not going to happen for us non-A-lister folk. Instead, we have to laboriously pile on the volumising products and go in with the curlers and/or straighteners to attain that post-salon bouncy blow-dry. It’s a hefty process to say the least.
When it comes to hairstyling, we love tools that streamline the process… so you can only imagine the excitement when hot air brushes finally got the revamp and technological advancements they so rightfully deserved. Dyson paved the way with their Dyson Airwrap Complete Set, which inspired the likes of Revlon, John Frieda and other big-name hair brands to rethink the efficiency of their styling tools.
While hot air brushes have been around for some time, they didn’t exactly do the job as effectively as they could have done back in 2010 *cue before-school flashbacks of trying to tame that emo fringe*. Today, these must-have heated styling tools speed up the process and allow us to relish in salon-worthy hair – at home! Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best hot air brushes to get you well on your way to sleeker, shinier hair in a flash.
Beauty Works Speed Style Hot Brush£58.00 £74.99 (23% off)
Designed to tame unruly hair into a straight, smooth style in one easy motion, this hot brush allows you to speed up styling time with its' extra-large paddle styler, featuring a combination of high density and shorter bristles, the brush works through the hair to detangle as you straighten.
BaByliss PRO Ionic Airstyler£34.95 £40.00 (13% off)
Another iconic creation from hair styling aficionados, BaByliss! This time, they’re back with a powerful 800W motor and an instant Ionic Conditioning System that styles and dries hair simultaneously. This time, the styler is available in two sizes for different hair types and lengths. The shorter brush makes this device a strong contender for those that want the best hot air brush for short hair.
BaByliss Air Style 1000£50.00
With four different attachments, this hot air styler, also from BaByliss, is great value for money. There's a drying nozzle to prep your hair for styling, a volumising round brush to give you bouncy hair with root lift, a blow-dry brush to smooth and straighten your hair and a barrel for curling. On top of all that, the styler's ionic system keeps your hair shiny and frizz-free.
Ghd Rise Professional Hot Brush£169.00
Double the volume, half the effort. Ghd are back at it again with another iconic hot brush, but this time, it’s all about volume. Providing root-to-tip lift, the brush has been optimised to allow the closest contact to the root to provide an envy-inducing lift, thanks to the 5mm cool-touch bristles. Play around with sleek styles or go all out with curls, waves and flicks for a feminine look that stays put.
T3 AireBrush Duo Blow Dry Brush£117.00 £170.00 (32% off)
Boasting an Allure Best of Beauty award, this hot air brush comes with two brush attachments to give you either bold, voluminous looks (the round brush) or sleek and polished hair (the paddle brush). The T3 IonFlow technology delivers an ion-enriched airstream of digitally controlled heat so you get frizz-free and shiny hair every time, and the CeraGloss ceramic surface gives your hair extra shine.
T3 Edge Heated Smoothing & Styling Brush£117.00 £130.00 (10% off)
If smooth, straight hair is your goal, then opt for this brush, also from T3, instead. Like the previous brush, it uses digitally controlled heat in its plates and teeth to quickly style your hair and give you total control over your style. And you don't have to worry about frizz or dullness as the Ion Generator gives your hair unparalleled silky softness and shine.
BaByliss Big Hair Petite Rotating Hot Air Styler£48.00 £50.00 (4% off)
For shorter hair, we recommend this hot air styler from BaByliss. It's designed to give a salon-level blow dry finish to jaw-length or shorter hair as well as add volume, shape and shine.
BaByliss 9000 Cordless Hot Brush£120.00 £180.00 (34% off)
Splashing out on this cordless hot brush is worth it when most UK bathrooms don't have plug sockets! It's super easy to use this brush at home or on the go, so you never have to be without hair that looks like it's just had the most glorious blow dry ever. The unique bristle design helps you create shape, fullness and root lift for voluminous curls or smooth, loose waves.
BaByliss Hydro Fusion Air Styler£51.00 £60.00 (15% off)
Another great choice from BaByliss is their Hydro Fusion Air Styler, which delivers a super sleek blow dry through its dual ionic system of positive and negative ions, which balances your hair's moisture levels and keeps it silky and frizz-free.
Revlon Pro Collection Salon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler£30.00
Ideal for medium-length to long tresses, this two-in-one dryer and styler reduces drying time with ionic technology while the detangling bristles on the paddle brush make it super easy to smooth out and style your hair.
Looking to add volume without the heat? Check out our guide on How To Thicken Hair At Home for some of the best tips and tricks!
If you love having big, bouncy curls but are struggling to keep them from falling flat, read up on our 5 Secrets for Curls that Last All Day.
Written by Ellie Child
With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.