4. Laifen Swift – Best luxury dupe
We were blown away by the Laifen Swift when we tested it. It’s another mallet-shaped hair dryer in the same league as the Dyson Supersonic and the Zuvi Halo when it comes to creating salon-quality looks, fast. But it’s under half the price of those luxury models. It’s lighter as well: 407g, compared to the Halo’s 475g and the Supersonic’s 560g.
However, you’ll only get one magnetic attachment with it, unless you go for the Special package, which costs another $20/ £20, in which case you’ll get a diffuser, a smoothing and a styling nozzle.
It has two speed settings and three heat settings: in a nice touch, there’s a ring light at the end of the dryer head that illuminates blue, orange or red, according to the heat setting. Be warned though, the hot setting is very hot indeed if you use one of the nozzles.
It comes in four colour options: matt black, silver blue, pearl white and ruby red.