$400 for a hairdyer sounds absolutely ridiculous, right? Yeah because it is. I totally agree with you. Am I that girl that spent $400 on a hair dryer too? Yes, absolutely. And I’m here to give you guys the total truth on how this very high ticket prices hair dryer works-is it worth it, or is it a scam?
So let’s start off with some information about the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer. On Dyson’s website, it’s priced at $399.99, and comes with three colors. It’s claimed to protect hair from heat damage with the fastest drying time and controlled drying to help increase smoothness by 75%, increase shine by 132%, and decrease frizz and flyaways by up to 61%. Its formulated with negative ions that are to help dramatically reduce static. It’s small, powerful, digital V9 motor is said to be on average 6 times faster than other competitive hair motors.
It won an Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2018.
It comes with 3 magnetic styling attachments-one designed for styling, one for diffusing, and one for smoothing.
The styling concentrator is wide and thin, with a high velocity blade. Which pretty much means it’s the thinnest of the two concentrators, and with my experience is ideal for sleek blowouts and those with thin-average density of hair.
The diffuser is engineered to disperse the air evenly around curls, stimulates natural drying, and helps to reduce frizz and define curls. This is ideal for those looking to dry their natural curls or waves. In my past experiences with diffusers on my natural hair and on my clients hair, diffusing asks for mega frizzy hair. The Dyson diffuser truly does define curls as it dries, so if you struggle with your diffuser doing the same with you at home, this definitely may be a tool you want to look into.
The smoothing nozzle is the larger of the two concentrators. It’s said to dry the hair with a smooth and controlled airflow, and in my experience and opinion it’s best used for very dense or long hair, or those with curly hair looking to get their hair blown out straight.
Now there are two other attachments that don’t come with your Dyson purchase with you have to purchase separately. One is a wide tooth comb attachment, and the other is a gentle air attachment. I don’t have these two, and may one day get them, but me personally, I’m content with that three I currently have and use.
Some other things the Dyson Supersonic has are 3 speed settings and 4 heat settings, along with a cold shot. It has an 11 foot long cable, weighs 1.8 pounds, also comes with a placemat. It also comes with a stand, which when I purchased mine I got it for free in a promo they were having which is nice too. It’s not necessary, but since I had the option to get it for the same price, I figured might as well😂
Now here’s my take on it: as a stylist, I absolutely love it. It’s super fast drying, I get all of my clients styled so much quicker now, which helps me behind the chair. It also leaves the hair a lot smoother and softer, and my clients have even noticed a significant difference. The sound is a lot more quiet, which also helps at the salon for my clients, and other clients in the salon, because if you think about it, multiple loud blow dryers going on at the same time can get very noisy. I love how easy the magnetic attachments are at taking on and off the dryer, when you have to push it on and take it off multiple times a day it can get really tricky. Since it’s small, compact and sleek it also doesn’t take up a ton of room on my station.
Now the main reason why I bought this, was because my old blow dryer died. It was a sleek, handleless paul mitchell one that I loved. I have carpal tunnel, so holding bulky, heavy blow dryers all day can really strain my wrists and hands. When I had to use my backup blow dryer in the mean time, I would leave work with my wrists and forearms swollen and throbbing-so I knew I needed a hair dryer that was compact, lightweight and wouldn’t hurt my wrists on the daily. And thankfully I don’t have that issue anymore. It’s crazy how the smallest blow dryer I’ve had dries the hair the fastest and styles it the most sleek and smooth!
So my final take on it is this- I do truly believe if you’re a stylist, you would get a lot of use out of this and it’d be very beneficial to you behind the chair. If you aren’t a stylist, but blow dry your hair on a regular basis, I believe you’d get a lot of use out of it too. If you’re interested in purchasing the Dyson or just looking for more information on it, I left a link down below for you to check it out!
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