Corioliss Mini Vintage Travel Dryer, $34.79
This small-but-perfectly-formed dryer has retro styling and a super-cutesy, floral style — but luckily it also performs. Some weird technology means the 88-watt motor pushes through more air than it should and drying is, ahem, a breeze. It comes with a pouch but mainly it comes in three pretty designs.


Sassoon Limited Edition Green, $30
This dryer is currently a big favorite and with good reason. It’s compact (rather than small), powerful (with 1,800 watts at its disposal) and has two heat and speed settings, a folding handle and a cool shot button. Perhaps more winningly, it comes in a range of “pop art” colors.


Opal London Hairdryer To Go, $29
Now this really is small. At 11 cm long, it is almost dwarfed by the plug. It’s also very pink. The handle has a three-position power switch, two-position voltage dial and the main power cable — and it folds flat. It all packs into little cotton drawstring pouch which could feasibly fit in your jeans pocket. And it blows like a 747 at take-off right? Well not quite, it’s only 450 watts, but it will dry your hair pretty effectively while taking up no more space than your BlackBerry.