When you have busy days full of appointments, finding a good lightweight hair dryer can go far in making your day in the salon as manageable as possible.

In fact, being weighed down by a heavy or poorly balanced hair dryer can actually contribute to some of the most common hairdressing injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury.

So, whether you are preparing for a particularly busy period or just want to upgrade your tools to the best options possible, take a look at our round-up of the best lightweight hair dryers for professionals…

Lightweight Hair Dryer Price* (exc. VAT) Weight
Gama iQ Perfetto £185.00 249g
Parlux Advance Light Ionic + Ceramic Graphite Hair Dryer £96.00 380g
Elchim 8th Sense Run £95.00 400g
Parlux Alyon Air £110.50 425g
Elchim 3900 Light Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer £69.95 430g
BaByliss PRO Powerlite £27.00 445g

*Prices correct August 2020

What is the Lightest Weight Hair Dryer?

The Gama iQ Perfetto is the lightest weight hair dryer at just 249 grams!

Price: £185.00 (exc.VAT)

Gama Perfetto iQ Hair Dryer

The title of the world’s lightest weight hair dryer is currently held by the groundbreaking Gama iQ Perfetto Hairdryer. Weighing just 249 grams, this ultra lightweight hair dryer was one of the biggest breakthroughs in the market, boasting a unique ergonomic design and 12 saveable heat settings that make it ideal for professional use.

Not only is it the lightest weight hair dryer at the moment, but the Gama iQ Perfetto is also one of the most efficient and quietest hair dryers available, while still boasting 2,000 watts of power with a longlife intelligent brushless motor.

See our full Gama iQ Perfetto Review here!

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The Rest of the Best Lightweight Hair Dryers – Professional Lightweight Hair Dryers…

These might not be the #1 lightest hairdryers, but some of them come extremely close! Take a look at the rest of the best lightweight hair dryers for professionals here at Salons Direct…

Parlux Advance Light Ionic + Ceramic Graphite Hair Dryer

Weight: 380 grams

Price: £96.00 (exc.VAT)

Parlux Advance Light Ionic + Ceramic Black Hairdryer

Having won Marie Claire’s ‘Best Hair Dryer’ award in 2017, the 380 gram Parlux Advance Light hair dryer has made a name for itself as one of the best lightweight ionic hair dryers in the world. While the ionic ceramic technology ensures hair stays smooth and static free, the built-in silencer keeps noise to a minimum.

With a powerful 2,200 watt motor for quick drying time, this lightweight hair dryer is also available in a choice of bright and fun colours, in classic Parlux style!

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Related: Spotlight on Parlux Hair Dryers

Elchim 8th Sense Run

Weight: 400 grams

Price: £95.00 (exc.VAT)

Weighing just 400 grams, the Elchim 8th Sense Run is another of the best lightweight ionic hair dryers that is ideal for professionals. Created by one of the hair industry’s most respected brands, the new Elchim 8th Sense Run is not only incredibly lightweight but also boasts a state-of-the-art brushless motor and an incredible 36 heat and speed settings.

In addition, the ionic and ceramic system stops the hair from overheating, drying each strand from the inside out for a smooth finish with reduced damage.

See our full Elchim 8th Sense Run Review here.

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Parlux Alyon Air

Weight: 425 grams

Price: £110.50 (exc.VAT)

Parlux Alyon Air Ionizer Tech Hairdryer Blue

Weighing just 425 grams, the Parlux Alyon Air has been designed to be both lightweight and powerful. In fact, the 2,250 watt motor makes it the most powerful in the range, boasting a strong airflow output of 84 cubic meters per hour for a speedy drying time.

Another key feature that makes this one of the best lightweight hair dryers for professionals is its patented ‘hair free system’, which makes cleaning the filter daily incredibly easy. It’s also available in a choice of fashion colours to suit your salon’s personality.

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Related: Spotlight on Parlux Alyon Hair Dryers

Elchim 3900 Light Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer

Weight: 430 grams

Price: £69.95

Elchim 3900 Light Ionic Ceramic Dryer Imperial Jade

While it may be a few grams heavier than the brand new Elchim 8th Sense Run, the Elchim 3900 Light is still among the most lightweight hairdryers at just 430 grams. With a stylish colour and finish, it also boasts some brilliant features that makes it ideal for professional use, including one of the most well balanced designs, a 2,200 watt motor, ceramic ionic system and a purifying air filter.

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BaByliss PRO Powerlite

Weight: 445 grams

Price: £27.00 (exc.VAT)

BaByliss PRO Powerlite Black Hairdryer

If you want to get a lot of hair dryer for a smaller budget, the BaByliss Pro Powerlight could be the best lightweight hair dryer for you. At 445 grams, it packs some key features that can still compete with the rest on this list, including a powerful 1,900 watt LHT motor and an active ionic conditioning system with tourmaline-ceramic.

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