The waist-length ponytail was as dramatic as her wide-brim hat — a glamorous, statement-making red carpet look we can always count on J.Lo to execute. Appleton captured a video of the style, which was equal parts sleek and bouncy. But despite its grandeur, Appleton relied on a classic beauty tool to get the look: a hair dryer.
“First I prepped the hair with Color Wow Dream Coat ($23) and dried straight with the ghd air hair dryer ($199),” Appleton explained in a press release. The stylist’s hair dryer of choice happens to be one of the top-rated hair dryers at Ulta.
At $199, the ghd dryer is an investment, but if the 4.6-star rating and raving reviews are any indications, a splurge-worthy one. So what makes this hair dryer standout among the rest?
For starter’s, the dryer has a salon-strength AC motor, which means more power and faster drying time. It also boasts ionic technology that locks in moisture, reduces frizz and gives hair a smooth, shiny finish. “Game changer,” states a verified reviewer, who sums up the review with: “Fast drying, frizz-free, excellent blowout.”
Those sleek results can also be attributed to the two concentrator nozzles that are included, which target each section with the right amount of heat and air. “The airflow is perfect. Not too weak like some dryers I’ve used, and not overly strong. It doesn’t blow your hair everywhere and tangle it, or make it frizzy,” writes another verified buyer. “My hair has never looked so good after blow drying.”
The splurge-worthy results aren’t limited to those with naturally straight or thin hair, either.
According to another verified purchaser, the ghd Air Professional Performance Hairdryer is a “thick hair miracle,” and adds, “this dryer cut my styling time in half and gets me as close to that shiny flat silky hair I get at the salon as possible at home … I can finally style my hair in its natural texture but still get that frizz-free result.”
“I have natural curls and I usually blow them out straight. My hair is sleek and is not frizzy!!,” says another, who also notes the dryer’s ergonomic design, which is made to be used with the right or left hand. “This dryer is lightweight and easy to maneuver around my head,” they write.
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