It's not always easy to look 100% while you're traveling. The changing time zones, long layovers, and disruption to your normal beauty routine make it a challenge to look like your usual self. But when your trip calls for you to look and feel your best—whether it's a work trip or a special vacation—having the right tools with you can be a game-changer. While most hotels these days provide hair dryers, they're usually not high-performance devices that deliver the results you're used to.
Fortunately it's possible to bring along your own hair dryer without taking up too much carry-on real estate. A handful of brands have developed effective hair dryers that pack the same technology as your go-to dryer into a compact contraption—plus dual-voltage technology so you can truly take it anywhere.
We've rounded up the seven best travel hair dryers for you to shop before your next big trip to ensure your hair looks its best no matter where you are (just be sure to pack an adapter kit if you're going abroad).
Head below to check out seven travel hair dryers made for jet-setters.
Achieve the perfect blowout while on the go using the miniature version of Drybar's signature hair dryer. The device weighs less than a pound but packs a powerful motor and folds easily to tuck away into your carry-on (and even lives in a cute "I'm Full of Hot Air" travel bag for protection).
Cut down on drying time with a speed-styling hair dryer that includes all the features of a full-size dryer in a travel-friendly size.
Score luxury results for a fraction of the price tag with Sephora's very own mini ionic hair dryer. It also includes a plug adapter for easy use abroad.
Infrared heat safely heats hair from the inside out for quicker drying using this compact hair dryer.
This tourmaline titanium hair dryer has over 2000 reviews on Amazon, most of which are five stars. Multiple user reviews describe how they first laughed when they opened the package (it's the size of a can of soup), yet all promise it delivers incredible results.
With an almost perfect five-star Amazon rating, this lightweight hair dryer delivers powerful results and is made for worldwide travel.
If you're looking for a great deal, this professional travel size hair dryer is on sale through Amazon Prime for just $20 (originally $79), and 70% of customers give it a perfect five-star rating.
For tech lovers and beauty lovers alike, this sleek, futuristic hair dryer is a must. While it’s not a travel size, our editorial director says it’s super lightweight and its slim design makes it easy to pack into carry-ons for a quick trip.
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