I have a cheap ($80 when I bought it, $100 now almost 2 years later) dryer. It’s 4.3 hp, has heat, and has variable speed. It works the same today as it did on day 1. It also is pretty quiet. My human hair dryer is louder! I honestly don’t see how she could be dried faster, so I don’t think the cheaper option causes more headaches as long as you’re comparing specs and not just price.