The Essential Guide to Dryers for Student Groomers

The Essential Guide to Dryers for Student Groomers


A dryer is one of the most important purchases a groomer will make for their business. There are 3 types of dryers available: blasters, finishing dryers, and combination dryer/blasters. Regular servicing and basic dryer care are essential for you to get the most out of your dryer and prolong the life of the motor.

Understanding the Different Types of Dryers

Before we dive into dryer care, it's crucial to understand the different types of dryers available in the market.

  1. Blasters are extremely efficient at removing water from the pet's coat quickly by expelling a powerful stream of non-heated air. They are ideal for dogs with heavy or double coats, as they help to remove loose hair and speed up the drying process.
  2. Finishing Dryers, on the other hand, are used for the final drying and styling of the pet's coat. They provide greater control to the groomer with a lower air volume but variable heat settings. They typically come with a hands-free design which allows the groomer to style the pet while drying.
  3. Combination dryer/blasters offer the benefits of both. They handle the entire drying process, from initial high-speed water removal to the more detailed work of styling and finishing, making them a cost-effective and space-saving solution for smaller grooming salons or home groomers.

Dryer Care

Basic maintenance should be carried out at the end of every day. Dryer filters should always be kept clean; vacuum these and wash them after. Use warm water and a drop of washing up liquid, then rinse them before drying. If the filters are blocked, it increases the risk of motor failure and will also reduce the amount of air that the dryer can give out.

Consult your dryer manual to see if your dryer has two sets of filters, as some dryers have an internal set that should only be vacuumed. If these filters are left hair-laden, it could cause damage to your equipment and will not be covered under the manufacturer's warranty.

If, when using a dryer, it begins to slow down and then speed up again, it is best to stop it and book a service with a reputable servicing company. This could be a sign that the motor brushes are worn in the motor. Continued use could destroy the motor and lead to expensive repairs.

The dryer is one of the most vital pieces of equipment in your salon, so remember that you will always need a backup dryer in the case of emergencies and for use when you send your main dryer for a service.

Selecting the Right Dryer for Your Business

When starting up, we recommend a combination machine. It gives you the best of both worlds: the power of a blaster and the precision of a finishing dryer. Most groomers find it more beneficial to have a blaster by the bath, keeping hair contained to the bathing area.

For established groomers, a separate blaster and finishing dryer may be more suitable. Irrespective of the type of machine you choose, it is very important to have more than one dryer in case one should break down. We have a wide range of dryers to suit every budget, as well as refurbished machines which are ideal as backups.

We've put together a list of a few top-notch dryers for your consideration:

1. Groom Professional Blo i900 Finishing Dryer:

This machine is perfect for those who crave modern aesthetics fused with the latest industry technology. Its stylish design, coupled with an durable aviation-grade BLDC motor, makes it a top choice among groomers.  The Blo i900 offers variable power and air temperature controls along with a high-density ionic generator to condition hair and eliminate harmful static. The rotating directional nozzle allows for easy brushing while drying.

Groom Professional Blo i900 Finishing Dryer - High-Tech Solution for your SalonGroom Professional Blo i900 Finishing Dryer - High-Tech Solution for your Salon
Groom Professional Blo i200 Hot Blaster - Varible Speed Motor - High Velocity DryerGroom Professional Blo i200 Hot Blaster - Varible Speed Motor - High Velocity Dryer

2. Groom Professional Blo i200 Hot Blaster:

Offering excellent value for money, this blaster delivers a high volume of warm air to blast water from coats without damaging the hair. With variable speed and heat settings, it's an ideal choice for mobile groomers or shows.  Its lightweight design makes it highly suitable for mobile groomers or shows. With a long hose and three attachments, it provides a versatile grooming experience.

3. LX-1000 Single Motor Combination Dryer/Blaster with Heat:

Small in size but mighty in performance, the LX-1000 packs a serious punch. Its variable speed controller and heat options add to its versatility. It's highly durable, thanks to its ABS casing, making it ideal for travelling groomers.  Its 2200W Japanese motor offers an impressive speed of 66,000 feet per minute, and its unique airflow design means it saves up to 30% electricity.

Luxor Lx-1000 Single Motor Combination Dryer/Blaster with Heat - Dog Grooming DryerLuxor Lx-1000 Single Motor Combination Dryer/Blaster with Heat - Dog Grooming Dryer

We're committed to helping you make the best investment for your grooming business. Taking good care of your equipment is as essential as choosing the right one. Regular servicing and diligent care will keep your dryers in top shape, saving you from costly repairs, and ensuring your grooming salon runs smoothly.