The 10 Best Hair Dryers for Curls, Coils, and Waves

A hair dryer is a staple in everyone’s beauty arsenal. The right one transforms your tresses from soaking wet strands to beautifully styled hair. Just like your signature scent or go-to skincare, you likely reach for your blow dryer regularly, if not every day. That said, it’s important to select the right one, especially if you were blessed with a head of curls, coils, or waves. 

The hair dryer you choose can mean the difference between defined curls and a sea of frizz. But finding a great dryer isn’t always easy. There are models with multiple attachments, a variety of speeds, negative ions that are said to combat frizz, and more. The differences between each model may seem minute, but they’re key to an incredible blow-dry. 

We chatted with New York-based celebrity hair stylist Jillian Halouska, who’s worked with celebs such as Natasha Lyonne, Claire Foy, Julia Garner, and more, about the best hair dryers for curly hair. Here’s what she said about choosing the perfect model.