When you think about “Dyson” your mind may naturally wander to their range of vacuum cleaners and fans!
But if you’re in the market for a new hair dryer you must consider the range of Supersonic Hair Dryers by Dyson. These Dyson hair dryers review will show you why they are the new standard in what you should expect from your hair dryer.
While a hair dryer is a relatively simple tool, I can tell you now that Dyson has changed the way I think about the humble hair dryer! I have done my research, looked far and wide to find what makes these hair dryers so special.
And to make your life easier, I have complied all my findings here in this comprehensive guide. I go into quite an amount of detail, but I think a purchase like this deserves careful consideration and I want to make sure you have all the facts, so here goes!
Table of Contents
- Dyson Hair Dryers – Comparison Table
- Top 4 Dyson Hair Dryers Review
- Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – Fuchsia
- Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – Red
- Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – Pink with Travel Case
- Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – Purple
- Stand Out Features of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
- Why Should You Invest in a Dyson Hair Dryer?
- Why the Dyson Hair Dryers Are More Expensive Than Other Brands?
- Dyson – The Man, The Name, The Brand
Dyson Hair Dryers – Comparison Table
|Dyson Model||Settings||Voltage||Travel Case||Price|
|Dyson Hair Dryer Fuchsia||3 Heat, 4 Speed||110 v||No|
|Dyson Hair Dryer Red||3 Heat, 4 Speed||110 v||No|
|Dyson Hair Dryer Fuchsia Pink||3 Heat, 4 Speed||110 v||Yes|
|Dyson Hair Dryer Purple||3 Heat, 4 Speed||110 v||No|
Top 4 Dyson Hair Dryers Review
From the get go this hair dryer is super sexy. Dyson is renowned for good-looking design and this hair dryer in no exception. The iron-gray color is a welcome change to the normal black or white hair dryers we are use to seeing in our bathrooms. And the fuchsia pink pop of color is really fun!
I am going to cover all the great features of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer range in much more detail, but these are the main features at a glance:
- 4 Heat settings
- 3 Speed Setting for Control
- 3 Magnetic attachments
- Light weight and balanced for comfort
- Operates quietly and acoustically tuned
- Digital V9 motor
- Air Multiplier Technology
So in addition to the uncommon but beautiful color choice, the Dyson Supersonic isn’t just a pretty face. It looks efficient, futuristic and even a bit space aged! And it has the technology, features and benefits that you’d expect from Dyson.
While we are on the topic of futuristic and space aged, the digital V9 motor inside every Dyson hair dryer is in the handle! We are so use to seeing a hair dryer with the motor in the top section, so I found this completely bonkers! BUT, It makes so much sense to have the weight of the appliance in the handle; I can feel how this would decrease the impact on your wrist or bicep.
With the motor in the handle, the air intake has also been moved to the base of the handle. Longhaired users will rejoice at not having their strands being sucked into the air intake, which happens regularly with conventional hair dryers.
Another reason that putting the motor and air intake in the handle makes perfect sense, it that there is room for the Air Multiplier Technology to be housed in the head of the hair dryer.
What is Air Multiplier technology you ask?
This is the process of the high-pressured air being converted into a controlled velocity jet-like stream, meaning that the air drawn in to the hair dryer is amplified three times!
The result is a powerful but controlled jet stream of air that will dry your hair super fast. With all that power you may think it might be too much power and too much heated air being thrust onto your delicate strand? No so. The Dyson Supersonic is so intelligent and reliable that it measures air temperature 20 times per second to eliminate the chance of heat damage and enhance your hair’s natural shine.
What’s to Love?
There are so many things to love about the Dyson Supersonic, but first I want to talk a little bit more about the 27mm V9 motor in each of these devices. It spins an average of 6 times faster than other hair dryer motors. It also propels a huge 13 liters of air each second.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that a motor with so much power must weigh a ton right? Wrong! It literally weighs a third less than other hair dryer motors at just 4.65 pounds.
The Supersonic will blast air at speeds of up to 105mph, and you will have complete control all of this power in the palm of your hand.
The fact the air stream is so powerful means that the time spent drying your hair will be reduced dramatically. I love how quick it is, without feeling crazy. Using the Supersonic there is real sense of control; from the way the hair dryer is comfortable and easy to hold, to how the intense airstream is super focused and efficient.
What to keep in Mind
With all that power, you may need to take a little time to test the settings and understand what speeds will be right for your individual hair type. It also makes sense that different speeds will work better for different styles, so that may take some getting use to.
Please stick with me! These Dyson hair dryer reviews are going to be detailed, but with this type of quality product you really have to understand all the “what’s and why’s” before parting with your hard earned cash!
Next up is this sassy little red number! This is the same machine, just with a new outfit. This color choice is for a limited time only, so if red is your color I suggest you act quickly!
Dyson has you covered as far as styling flexibility as well as being kind to your precious strands. The Supersonic aims to promote natural drying, prevent heat damage whilst giving you a fast and superior blow dry.
In addition to the V9 motor and the intelligent Air Multiplier technology, the Supersonic comes with three magnetic attachments. The Concentrator attachment directs the powerful jet stream of air directly where it’s needed, so that you can focus intently on your hair section by section. Because the air is so concentrated and focused, you will have the control needed to achieve the fastest blow dry you ever thought possible.
The Smoothing nozzle is designed to harness the high velocity air streams into a wide blade like shape. Pointing this nozzle in a downward direction will close hair cuticles, bring out your hair’s natural shine and eliminate frizz.
Curly haired girls have not been forgotten and will get great results from the Dyson diffuser. This diffuser simulates the way hair dries naturally, helping to define ringlets and curls while reducing frizz and flyway’s.
Let’s move on to the three styling attachments that come with Dyson Supersonic:
What’s to love?
- Dyson Styling Concentrator: as the name suggests, this attachments will concentrate and focus the air for controlled styling. Think about it like this… If you’re drying your hair section by section, the blade of air is hyper focused on the section it’s pointing to, and will leave the remainder of you hair untouched.
- Dyson Smoothing Nozzle: This smoothing nozzle will allow drying and styling at the same time and uses a wider burst of air. As the name suggest it will also help you to achieve super smooth results.
- Dyson Diffuser: This one will disperse air evenly and simulates natural drying. In particular it will reduce frizz and improve the definition of curls or wavy hair types.
Best of all the attachments are magnetic! They are super easy and fast to interchange, they just click on and off. No burning your fingertips either. With Dyson’s heat shield technology, all the attachments stay cool to the touch and don’t retain heat.
Having the three attachments gives you choice and options with your heat styling, from bouncy curls to sophisticatedly straight.
What to Keep in Mind
With these attachments you will want to make sure they are well looked after and within easy reach for hassle free styling. Before your new hair dryer arrives you might like to make sure you have an appropriate storage solution to keep them safe and organized when not in use.
This is a little bit of a different offer, which I would recommend to anyone who travels regularly. It can be hard to manage a salon quality blow dry when you’re on the road, so don’t leave your Dyson behind. Whether you’re travelling for work or play it will be important to keep your Dyson Supersonic safe when away from home.
This cute little pink travel case means your hair dryer can travel in style whilst keeping all the attachments together and the cord tangle free. Heat styling your hair while you’re on the go will also be made easier with the Dyson’s four precise heat settings.
Whilst reading up on all of the technology that is behind this machine, I was starting to worry if the power and the heat would be too much for me to handle. If I didn’t move quickly enough, would it fry my hair?
Again, Dyson has thought of everything. The Supersonic actually measures the air temperature 20 times every second to ensure the heat is correctly maintained.
You will be able to adjust temperatures on your Dyson Supersonic like a pro! The heat settings are super specific and will enable to you to customize your blow dry to your hair type.
- Fast Drying 212°F – For when you need your locks dry in a minimal amount of time, this setting will have you out the door in no time.
- Regular Drying 176°F – A little less muscle to get your hair dry without the urgency.
- Gentle Drying 140°F – For use when more control is required for styling and for use on fine or damaged hair.
- Constant Cold & Cold Shot Button 82°F – for cooling and setting your style.
What’s to Love?
It seems to me that Dyson may think that we all use too much heat on our hair. And I am starting to agree with them! I think the temperature controls are spot on, and after initially taking most of the moisture out of my hair on the fast drying setting, I took it down a notch to the regular drying setting to style with the smoothing nozzle. I could feel that the regular drying setting (176°F) was much cooler than the heat setting I used on my old hair dryer. But I got even better, smoother, shiner results with the Supersonic! All while using LESS heat! No wonder my hair looked shiny, smooth and healthy.
I absolutely love that I can achieve salon results at home, and using less heat. I feel like over the long term the Dyson Supersonic will protect the integrity of hair by using a more powerful concentration of air and less heat. And we all know that less heat means less damage.
Depending on your hair type and the style you are trying to achieve, you will be able to effortlessly set the temperature to match. Being able to set the temperature will increase the control you have and decrease the likelihood of causing damage to your delicate strands.
What to keep in Mind
Using too much intense heat can unknowingly cause damage to your hair. When using heat styling tools or hair dryers, I always recommend using a heat protector spray. When figuring out what heat setting is best on your Dyson Supersonic, it’s a good idea to try a lower setting and increase the heat if you require. This will ensure that you eliminate the possibility of damage whilst finding your perfect temperature.
Purple is a color associated with royalty right? Well your flowing mane will be nothing short of regal looking with the Dyson Supersonic!
Now that we are getting down to the nitty gritty of our Dyson hair dryer review, I have saved the best for last. The results! How does it perform and what can you expect?
There is no denying that the Dyson Supersonic is an amazing product. With a little bit of practice, there is no doubt in my mind that you will be able to achieve salon quality, professional results in your own bathroom at home.
The powerful motor will blow your required temperature and have your tresses whipped into shape in no time. The extra attachments will open up a variety of styling options, some of which you’d usually only get from visiting a professionally trained stylist. The adjustable heat settings will reduce damage caused by heat styling and allow you to customize the temperatures for your individual hair type.
You can expect smooth and frizz free results using the Supersonic. It will breathe volume into limp hair and inject shine into dull locks. It will do all this with minimal fuss and noise… Did I mention that the motor has been “acoustically tuned?” This means the supersonic is noticeable more quiet than other brands of hair dryer.
What’s to Love?
All the features of the Dyson Supersonic combine into one undeniably amazing hair dryer. It is so lightweight that you’ll never need to worry about wrist fatigue. And the speed with which it dries off your hair means you’ll never have tired arms from willing your wet locks into submission ever again.
Many reviewers report that their hair drying times have been cut in half since changing to the Dyson Supersonic. An important consideration as we all know that time is money!
I also cannot get over how quiet this hair dryer is. You can literally hold a conversation while using this hair dryer and not need to shout. My old hair dryer sounded like a jumbo jet, waking up the entire household on my early morning starts. The supersonic however is quiet enough that your housemates, partners or kids will thank you for it!
What to Keep in Mind
You cannot expect all of this innovative design, all of these features and all of this quality without the price tag. So you do need to consider your budget. However I have a little more to say on that topic, and a few reasons why you can’t afford not to invest in a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer.
Stand Out Features of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Compact and Lightweight
Gone are the days of bulky hair dryers causing strain on your wrists and arms. Maneuvering the Supersonic is a breeze with its lightweight motor and small stature. Being light and small is not indicative of its abilities though, and packs the same punch you would expect from much larger machine.
The motor being positioned in the handle has a lot to do with the ease of movement. It really is a genius move by Dyson as it makes the appliance more balanced and natural to hold. And when you’re finished taming your stunning mane, the supersonic will tuck away easily for storage in the smallest of bathroom cabinets.
Whilst the Dyson Supersonic will inject volume into your hair, I am actually talking about the type of volume that you hear! For a hair dryer that is so powerful and quick, it’s absolutely astonishing how quiet the Supersonic is, you really to have to hear it to believe it. Of course it’s not silent, but it is considerably quieter than other models on the market. Whether you have a sleeping baby, roommates, or maybe your house just has thin walls, I think everyone can appreciate a little less noise right?
Click on, click off. Just like that. It literally does not get any simpler! In addition to the ease of use, you can even change attachments while you’re styling, as the attachments never get hot.
Every hair type and every hairstyle you want to achieve can be done with these three attachments. The Styling Concentrator allows you to focus the air exactly where you need it. The Smoothing Nozzle dries, smooths and styles in one simple action. The Diffuser reduces frizz and simulates the way hair dries naturally, particularly in curly hair.
As well as the flexibility that the magnetic attachments provide, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to adjusting both the heat and speed settings. While most hair dryers have just a warm/hot setting or a high/low setting, the Dyson Supersonic has seven settings, including the “cold shot” function. Seven settings!
You will be able to customize both the heat and speed to better equip you for specific blow-drying tasks. Whether you are giving your self a complete blow out, straightening delicate bangs, or putting volume into your beachy waves, there are settings for all that!
I mentioned earlier about the digital motor that lives in the handle of your Dyson Supersonic, and we spoke about how powerful and quiet it is in comparison to other hair dryer brands. What I haven’t mentioned yet is how that really translates to a benefit for you. That benefit is time. More specifically, reducing the time it takes you to completely dry and style your hair. So many reviewers report having halved their blow-drying time by at least a third, to a half!
Me personally? My blow-drying time was about 13-15 minutes depending on the style. Compare that with 6 minutes with the Dyson Supersonic. I was literally feeling for damp patches with my fingertips because I didn’t believe that it had done such a thorough job in such a short amount of time. The Dyson Supersonic will be a game changer when it comes to your morning routine!
Why Should You Invest in a Dyson Hair Dryer?
Our society has gotten quite a “disposable” mentality over the past few decades. We can buy hair dryers from big chain department stores for bargain basement prices whenever we feel like it, and without hurting our budget too much. It’s that kind of “instant gratification” that has lead to consumerism getting completely out of control in recent years.
Nobody seems to contemplate important purchases anymore. Our modern society has gotten use to having our needs met in mere seconds, so it stands to reason that we would just quickly grab an inferior hairdryer for minimal outlay and be done with it right?
And when that cheap hair dryer no longer functions like it should, or stops working all together? Some people would barely even bat an eyelid! Oh well, just go and buy another one right? It may not seem like a big deal, but these attitudes and decisions are having a negative impact on our environment as more and more of our semi disposable appliances and products end up in land fill.
I really feel like the generations gone by had it right idea. They would put money aside and choose their large ticket items like white goods, electrical appliances and furniture with the notion that if they invested wisely in a quality product, it would last a lifetime. What I mean is that spending a little more on a quality product in the short term can save you money in the long term. This not only makes sense for our hip pockets, but it can also help in reducing landfill and protecting our environment.
Why the Dyson Hair Dryers Are More Expensive Than Other Brands?
Hair Dryers made by Dyson are what Mercedes is to the car world. There is no denying that both these brands come with the price tag to match their exclusivity.
With exclusive brands like Mercedes, Nike footwear or Prada couture you are not just buying the product right in front of you as such. You are buying into the years of product research and development. You are buying into the innovative design and precision engineering that has been refined to create that particular product.
It’s the same with Dyson hair dryers. You can purchase your hair dryer online and of course you wouldn’t give a second thought about the hours and years that have been put into the development of your hair dryer!
But quality products like these are not just born. They are crafted. They are the result of trial and error, multiple redesigns, and careful consideration. The result of vigorous testing and redeveloping until every inch of the manufactured product has been perfected.
We’ve seen this in Dyson’s superior vacuums, and now you can experience that attention to detail at home, when your Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is delivered direct to your door.
Dyson – The Man, The Name, The Brand
In the late 1970’s James was becoming increasing frustrated with his vacuum clogging and losing suction. Rather than complaining about it or rushing out to buy a new one, he pulled his old vacuum apart and set to work on revolutionizing the way this seemingly mundane appliance works. As they say, the rest is history and James Dyson is attributed with inventing the first cyclonic and bag less vacuum cleaner.
More than 40 years later, Dyson is a trusted brand name in over 65 countries worldwide and is a name synonymous with professional results and quality engineering.
No only did James Dyson revolutionize the way we think about simple home appliances, but he is helping others adjust their thinking too. The James Dyson Foundation is a charitable organization that aims to help teachers and students develop the minds of the next generation of engineers and critical thinkers.
Now that was some in depth Dyson Hair Dryer reviews!
I really wanted to make sure that I dug deep into all the aspects of this appliance before coming to a conclusion, so I appreciate you reading along.
After comprehensive research and weighing up all the facts there is no doubt that the Dyson Supersonic is a quality hair dryer that will provide fantastic salon type results at home.
But I’m not going to dance around the elephant in the room… It is definitely more expensive than your lower quality, big box retailer branded hair dryers. But think about the three or four times that you might have to replace this cheaper option? And can you expect the cheaper brands to provide you with the superior results that the Dyson will?
I just keep coming back to this one important notion, the idea of investing in quality; that the Dyson Supersonic will be the last hair dryer that you ever buy.
Buying a Dyson hair dryer should not be treated like just another random purchase, because it isn’t just any other purchase. It’s an investment in a superior product. An investment I’m sure you will not regret!