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8 of the Best Hot Air Brushes for Easy Styling

By Ellie Child - 4 months ago | Updated
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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 pathed 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.

1. ghd Glide Hot Brush

ghd Glide Hot Brush

Having won multiple awards – including the Harpers Bazaar Beauty Best of the Best 2019 award – this shine-inducing hot brush tames, smooths and styles dry hair in seconds. Gone are the days of laboriously straightening your hair, as this quick ‘n’ easy styling tool smooths down flyaways while maintaining a neat and under control look.

Better still, the ions within the brush eradicate unwanted frizz so hair is transformed in just a few strokes.

2. BaByliss Flawless Volume Hot Air Styler

Combining the convenience of a hairbrush with the styling capabilities of a heated appliance, the BaByliss Flawless Volume Hot Air Styler is your fast-track pass to a frizz-free ‘do in seconds. The brand has created the hot air brush that add a volume and shine for that model-inspired look.

3. BaByliss Big Hair Care Hot Air Styler

This hot brush is more suited for those that lust after a voluminous, bouncy blowdry, rather than a tamed, sleek ‘n’ straight style. The large brush head works better on longer, thicker hair types, lifting the hair and adding a subtle curl to your ‘do. The device carries out a gentle rotating action that takes the stress out of styling for you, while gentle bristles smooth and ease their way through the hair.

4. BaByliss PRO Ionic Airstyler

BaByliss PRO Ionic Airstyler

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.

5. Dyson Airwrap Complete Hair Styler

Dyson Airwrap Complete Hair Styler

Ah yes, the OG of all hot air stylers. Having tried and tested this epic styler, we can confirm it does live up to its name. The Dyson Airwrap Complete Set contains every possible tool you could need for every possible style. From bouncy blowouts to poker-straight styles, this all-inclusive set has you covered. Our favourite attachments are the two 30mm Airwrap barrels for tight, voluminous curls.

6. BraunSatin-Hair 7 Iontec Brush BR750

Braun Satin-Hair 7 Iontec Brush BR750

This Braun Air Styler is another hair styling hero for those that have finer, limper hair types. The battery powered brush heads add lift and body all over for a fabulous new look that reaches the high heavens. Not to mention, the Iontech helps add plenty of shine to your 'do.

7. Ghd Rise Professional Hot Brush

Ghd Rise Professional Hot Brush

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.

8. Ikoo E Styler Hair Straightening Brush

Ikoo E Styler Hair Straightening Brush

Frizz-prone hair, you’ve met your match. Tame unruly locks with this hair straightening brush that combines hot air with ionic technology to combat the likes of flyaways, frizz and static. The brush contains three rows of heat panels to align the hair and sleek out stressed-out strands. The result? Smooth, shiny locks that look like they’ve come straight from the salon.

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!

Ellie Child

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.

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