In the hands of a gifted stylist, hair can be made to look stunning with the flip of a beat-up brush and the puny output of a cheap blow-dryer. But why go through all that angst when there are so many state-of-the-art blow-dryers that can turn an ordinary styling session into a sleek, effortless experience? The latest tools dry hair up to 50-percent faster than old-fashioned models, leave the hair in far better condition and are so lightweight that you can blow out one long-haired beauty after another—and still be ready for more action. Beyond their heavy-duty switches, cool shots and multiple heat settings, state-of-the-art professional blow-dryers emit beneficial negative ions to help tame the frizzies and boost productivity behind the chair by speeding up drying times. Genuine ionic blow-dryers also have a deodorizing effect that makes hair smell fresh and clean, even after a night of clubbing.
—Jeryl E. Spear