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Today, when we talk about hair dryers, we're not talking about those big bonnets that ballooned atop our mothers' heads when they were young—or those helmet-style, portable dryers hairdressers wheel around the salons. While those styles of hair dryers are still made and purchased, today a "hair dryer" most likely refers to a blow dryer.
There just might be more types of blow dryers than there are hairs on your head (OK, not really, but there's a lot). In other words, the selection is vast so make sure you compare the various features of potential blow dryers to your needs before picking one up.
*The hot ticket item among them right now is the ionic hair dryer.