A good blow dryer is an essential tool when it comes to styling. It can determine your style and the overall health of your hair… Two very important things! My previous hair routine involved blow drying straight then curling all over with a 1.5 inch curling iron; these days I’m into a smooth, sleek blowout. But my new ‘do requires just the right tools to get it to look as smooth and polished as possible, especially considering my hair’s natural state is frizzy, coarse, and curly! Enter the ghd Air Professional Performance Hair Dryer:ย I’ve always been a big fan of the ghd styling tools (I have their 1 inch and 2 inch gold series flat irons and I adore them) so when I was sent the ghd Air to try I knew it was going to be a winner.

There are just so many things I love about this hair dryer. For one thing, when you open the box you’ll see two nozzle attachments, one smaller and one larger. (Though both have the super slim concentrated shape for that professional finish. This nozzle design, in my opinion, is essential for the perfect blowout.) And I know it has nothing to do with its performance, but the look of this dryer is so chic! When I picked it up I noticed one very important thing: It’s much lighter than I expected. Especially for a dryer that’s professional grade and so powerful, I’m very impressed with the weight of it; I have a lot of hair and it’s difficult to dry so I appreciate that!

On to the performance: Of course I used the hottest and highest settings on the dryer, which uses a top-of-the-line ionic technology to ease up on the damage and dry hair much more quickly. I sectioned off my hair and began drying with a round brush, ย and immediately noticed the power of the motor. This paired with the ionic technology is what got me the most sleek and smooth blowout which left me with the perfect style. And here’s why this is so important, especially for someone like me who has difficult hair to deal with: Before I used to take a paddle brush and quickly dry my hair straight so I could move on to curling it for a nice finish. The paddle brush finish was awful; I ended up with straw-like ends but I just needed my hair to be straight and dry quick!! Of course I’d love to have that perfect round brush finish every time, but that takes about a solid 45-50 minutes to achieve. With the ghd Air, I got the perfect shape and zero frizz in exactly 27 minutes. (I timed it!)

And it was just easier. I noticed that I put less effort into it because my hair got smoother faster, so I progressively did less work. If you’ve got coarse, thick, or curly hair, or if your goal is to achieve a smooth, shiny finish, this is the blow dryer for you.


Teni Panosian

I'm Teni Panosian, a lifestyle and beauty blogger based in Los Angeles.

There are 16 comments

  • Casey Kuhlow says:

    Looks amazing Teni! On my christmas list for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rosa says:

    I have thick hair so a blow dryer that speeds up the drying process sounds great!

  • Makenna L. says:

    This would make my routines so much faster! Quick question, what’s your current favorite tinted moisturizer?

  • Tasnuva Rahman says:

    Tired of my hair being dry and brittle ๐Ÿ™

  • panda says:

    the blow dryer looks so sleek and chic! love the design and even the box is nice. i hope you can do a tutorial using this blow dryer. i can never blow dry my hair straight. it always end up poofy. lol.

    • I’m all too familiar with the ‘poofy’ look, haha. That’s why the concentrated nozzle is so important when blow drying, it creates that sleek, smooth finish!

  • Tatyana Johnson says:

    I like the fact that it causes minimal hair damage!

  • Cristy says:

    I have never used a hair dryer. i was told that it gives u split ends but im getting older and my hair is getting flat so i may need to start blow drying. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lisa Mayer says:

    I’ve heard great things about GHD products and would love to try this. It would be wonderful to reduce my blow dry time as well as damage to my hair.

  • Meredith says:

    Great blow dryer! I have very frizzy curly hair as well. I’m always looking for great tools to help make blowing out my hair easier.

  • Great review! ๐Ÿ™‚ My hair is also (in it’s natural state) frizzy, coarse and curly. I used to think it didn’t matter what kind of blow dryer I used. You know for the longest time I used the Conair blowdryer…you know the one with the brush and comb attachments? Ok, I still have it! ๐Ÿ˜›

    I’ve learned a lot blow dryers and your review just summed it all up for me. It does matter what kind of blow dryer you use to get that ‘salon’ perfect look. Or just any look that’s smooth, shiny and fabulous…and doesn’t take all day.

    A great blow-dryer (like this one) is definitely on my wishlist.

    Now…where to hunt for the perfect round brush. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jessica says:

    ohhh id love one!!

  • Kim says:

    Sounds great! My hair gets flyaways and frizz, so I’ve been looking for a new hair dryer.

  • Monica says:

    Would you say this is better than the Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer?

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