If you love the look of a salon blowout and want to achieve the same style at home, a hot air brush might just be your new favorite hair tool — even if you’ve never heard of one before. The best hot air brushes style and dry your hair at the same time using controlled hot air that comes out of a brush-like barrel. If you've got a good one, you can create either sleek styles or soft, bouncy waves without using any other tools.
Depending on your hair type and the style of brush you choose, the results you get from a hot air brush can vary, but the process remains pretty similar. After applying a heat protectant product, start off by rough drying your hair with a traditional blow dryer to get rid of excess water — or air dry until damp. Starting with hair that's 50 percent dry speeds up the process and helps to minimize damage.
Next, clip your hair into sections and start working from the bottom sections, moving upward. It takes a bit of technique, but it's no different from styling with a round brush and a blow dryer — except for the fact that you've got one hand free. Like a salon blowout, with the right hot air brush and good technique, your style can last for days.