For most mere mortals, a twice-weekly, in-salon blow dry is something we can only dream of, with little things like the day job, the bank balance and not being married to a Prince (damn you Meghan for taking the last eligible one) getting in the way.
And creating your own 'salon style' finish, even if you have found your perfect hairstyle, can be tricky without an extra pair of hands and a PHD in how to use a round brush. A key starting point? Using hero hair products.
Celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel, whose clientele includes the likes Emma Roberts and Diane Kruger, swears by serum for a glossy polished finish, recently citing in a tutorial. He applies it after blow-drying, but before finishing off the look with curling tongs.
Similarly, Amal Clooney's stylist, Miguel Perez, massages into the scalp as the first step of his signature blow-dry. Watch him go to work here:
But the silkiest and shiniest styles start with the dry, so the most important thing of all for a world-class blow-dry is a high-performance hair dryer. Scientific, streamlined, and even 'super sonic', the new generation of hairdryers are designed to give maximum volume and shine with minimum frizz, time, and even noise. Here are some of the best hair dryers money can buy you...