OTHER FAN FAVORITES::
Coincidentally I borrowed both of the following dryers from the NonSociety Meg(h)ans.
T3 Tourmaline Featherweight ($200 Retail. $100 Amazon.) – Many readers are T3 fans. This is by far the lightest of all of the models I used. But it blows just as hard as the Chi. I wasn’t able to get the same volume as I did with the Paul Mitchell, hence the T3’s runner up status.
Italy Hairfashion Ionic Dryer ($90 Amazon) – Meghan Asha swears by this thing. It could blow your head right off. It’s medium weight and the heat is hot. But I find the wind too powerful to control when I’m trying to style my hair in sections leaving my hair a frizzy (it’s not ceramic). And the shine I get from the Chi and Paul Mitchell is missing. I would suggest this dryer if you have a full head of hair and aren’t looking for extra volume. It doesn’t have that root-lifting quality.