Create gorgeous hairstyles quickly with this high-velocity Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. The rapid air flow and a temperature gauge that monitors the heat level 20 times per second ensure efficient drying without overheating tresses. The motor of this Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is in the handle for better balance and reduced arm fatigue during use.
Really, really cool--but worth the price?
Posted by: JenN7 from: on
I'm about as low maintenance a female as you can get. I have never spent more than $40 on a hair dryer. The result? I almost never use a hair dryer. I hate them. My arms always get tired, I never seem to get the style I want, I always need a third arm anyway... frizz everywhere, even though my hair is pretty straight and simple. Just better to air dry or put it up in a pony tail when it's even long enough for it.
But I'm not telecommuting anymore, and I have to look "nice" for work again. Ugh. So the arrival of my Dyson hair dryer to try was an opportunity to see if there was a better way.
When you think of the price of this hair dryer... I can't help but think... what life changing miracle does this device hold for that kind of moolah? I mean, how many other great things could you buy for that kind of money? This must be the most amazing hair dryer in the world!
Let me stop you right there. There's no life changing miracle. It's a hair dryer. It blows hot air and, if you want it to, cold air. It dries your hair. It has some attachments and a power cord. It's a hair dryer. You still have to hold it, your arm will still get tired, it still makes noise. If you've ever had a hair dryer, you pretty much know what you're getting here.
I will say, that this Dyson hair dryer does all of those things FAR BETTER than any other hair dryer I've ever used or had a professional hair dresser use on me. Yes, it dries my hair--but it does it in half the time and with almost no frizz compared to a traditional "gun" style dryer with regular heating elements. I have a straight, chin-length bob, thick hair. Going for straight-up speed, on the medium intensity setting, high heat, my hair went from dripping out of the shower to bone dry in five minutes flat. I managed to style it the next day in 10-15, and as I get the hang of it, my time is getting better.
My hair is drying the smoothest it's ever been, and what's kind of more amazing is that my simple under-curled bob is holding its style for a second day if I don't take a shower the next morning. I just brush it out and I'm good to go.
The dryer is still heavy--not really any lighter than a regular dryer. But the center of gravity is better, with the motor in the handle, rather than at the top of the handle, so it feels much better. It's also still loud, but not nearly as loud as a traditional dryer, especially on the lower settings. I also love that there is no heating element--no burnt hair smell ever! ...Though I did notice that if you use an attachment, don't touch it during or right after using the dryer--it will be very hot!
I love that it came with all of the attachments you could want. They attach magnetically, which is a great touch... it makes it easy to rotate the smoothing nozzle, for example, to get a better angle on your round brush if you can't quite get your arm positioning right! The controls are also simple and sleek. The design of this dryer really is beautiful, and it's built to last. I have a tiny counter, so I have managed to have it slide into the sink, and even onto the floor once or twice, no worse for wear. It has never slipped out of my hand--it's got a nice kind of almost rubberized surface to it which prevents slippage, but does kind of pick up grit if your counter is a bit dirty.
So the Dyson hair dryer really is an amazing gadget. I'm using it often (compared to pretty much never using a hair dryer at all), so in that regard, I guess I have to think of it as an investment. If you're buying this thing, it's because you're serious about your hair care, and expect to get a lot of quality use out of it for a long time.
But I really can't get over the price. If it was even $100 cheaper, I could consider it a better "value for the price" and give it a full five stars (and I fully admit that this a personal judgement call). If you have the money to spend, or hair care is a priority for you, this is probably a great purchase.
107 out of 118 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MacUser from: Sacramento, CA on
I don't have to worry about damaging my hair from the heat.
Makes hair smooth with less frizz. Dries fast and smooth and doesn't overheat the scalp like almost all dyers do. Very impressed with this hair dryer. I place the settings on medium. The hottest setting is very hot which is surprising since the wattage is less than other dryers. Extremely Easy to use and change settings. I don't have to go over my hair as many times to dry it or control frizz which is really amazing. I also don't have to constantly turn the brush which is also amazing. I suppose this would be even better for people with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. I've only used it a few times and so far so good.
22 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Posted by: mikeheel from: NC on
I asked my god-daughter, who is a hair stylist, to give me a professional opinion on the Dyson Supersonic dryer. Her notes are included below. The Dyson looks different than other hair dryers, so it really stands out from the crowd. Overall, it does an excellent job as a hair dryer. I am not convinced it is worth $400, but it has a useful design with thoughtful touches (like magnetic attachments) and does an excellent job overall. If you can find it on sale, I highly recommend it.
Adjustable heat and air flow
Back of the dryer doesn't have suction so it doesn't get the hair caught in it like a lot of dryers
The only area that does have a little suction is the exchange(?) at the bottom of the handle but even if you lay that directly on the hair it won't get caught in it
Magnetic attachments that are easily turned, adjusted, and switched
Box on the cord is a little heavy which sometimes makes it a little difficult if you're reaching with the dryer
Because it has such strong air flow you have to be careful around people's ears because that much powerful air flow might be uncomfortable or painful to some
If you're one of those people who like to dry hair holding the "barrel" of the blow dryer you don't really have that option given the barrel area is very wide and short
It may have no correlation but since I've been using the dryer I tend to shock them a little after using the dryer. Nothing while the dryer is in my hand but that kind of little zap you get if you didn't put a dryer sheet in the laundry
Doesn't really fit in your typical salon hair dryer holders on account of it not really having a barrel but if you flip it around you can put the handle in just be careful not to put to much stress on the cord if it will sit like that often.
Overall I like the dryer quite a lot. It's a good dryer, and I thoroughly enjoy using it
26 out of 28 found this review helpful.
The best Hair Care available!
Posted by: MPMS from: Midway KY on
I will never tell anyone that I spent this much on a hairdryer! I recently decided to cut my hair and forego perms. This is a quick easy dry and so far I love it except for the price. If it fails to last more than a year, I will be very disappointed. I spend so much money on bad haircuts, etc. that a couple of bad perms, haircuts or colors easily pays for this hairdryer an d it allows me to style my hair so much easier than any of the hundreds of products I have owned in the past.
29 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Cuts down dry time
Posted by: EDOS from: on
It was a gift for my wife. She loves it. It cut her dry time down from about 12 minutes to about 8 minutes. That's enough time saved to make the price worth it.
21 out of 25 found this review helpful.
Best hairdryer I've ever used
Posted by: cusedice from: on
I was a bit skeptical at first about the Dyson hairdryer. I've been using various hairdryers my whole life but this is a completely new design and take on these machines and there were a lot of promises about quieter operation, better results, etc.
However, I have to say that I'm very impressed with the Dyson! The overall construction and design makes it a lot easier to maneuver while drying my hair. I have fine, straight hair and have always had to dry my hair upside down in order to get the most body out of my hair. I would still end up with a ton of fly-aways.
Using the Dyson, I started without any attachments to get some of the moisture out of my hair and then I used the smoothing attachment. The unit was set in the middle for heat and airflow and I would say that my hair was dry in less than 5 minutes. I finished with the “cool shot” and had only a few fly-aways. My hair was a lot shinier and aside from touching up a few ends, I didn’t need to use my flatiron. By not needing the flatiron, using the Dyson has shaved 10-15 minutes off my bathroom routine!
- Ease of use
- Design/comfort/control when operating
- Weight of the hairdryer at only 1.8 pounds
- Magnetic attachments
- 3 varying heat and drying settings and the “cool shot” button (very cool temperature and adds a lot of shine).
- Much quieter than other hair dryers
- Comes with a silicon mat to lay the hair dryer on while it’s still hot
If you’ve ever owned anything from Dyson, you already know the packaging is second to none. Everything was neatly organized and protected within the box and the quality of the packing materials is outstanding. Of course all of this technology, innovation and quality materials and packaging come with a price. That will probably be the biggest deterrent to most people looking at this product. It definitely has the cool factor going for it and there are benefits to using it as noted above. Overall, it is a great product and if you have the extra money to spend on a high quality product that will likely last a while, I highly recommend it.
27 out of 35 found this review helpful.
Posted by: KaeL from: Georgia on
I was skeptical about this hair dryer...I wondered what in the world can make it so great that it held such an exorbitant price tag. Then I tried it. Despite what some people may think, every hair dryer is not equal. This one ranks up there with the elite of hair dryers. It dries quickly without damaging the hair or making your strands feel dehydrated. I don't have a relaxer or any other chemical treatments so I rely on a good blowout and flat ironing session to offer me straight hair. The better the blowout the less heat I have to apply with a flat iron and the more likely I am able to go until my next wash before needing to use any additional heat. I had been happy with my previous hair dryer because it gave me good to slightly better results but after trying this one I realize that I wasn't getting as great of an experience as I thought. My dry time was cut down to half of what it normally takes and I was able to flat iron more quickly with only one pass per section (something I have never been able to do). My hair was softer than usual and not nearly as dry as it normally is after I do a blowout and flat ironing (dry as in my hair wasn't in desperate need of moisture restored).
This dryer is a little lighter than any other dryer I've used and it's design definitely eliminated the arm fatigue I often experience. The attachments are easy to snap on and adjust thanks to the magnetic connection used. The ability to adjust the heat level and the airflow is great. I was surprised how powerful the airflow was on this dryer and was more surprised that I was able to use it on the lowest heat setting with medium airflow and still receive great results. The 9 ft cord is also appreciated. The 3 attachments included are great for almost any use needed although I would love for Dyson to offer a comb attachment in the future. It's not a deal breaker but it would be nice to have the option available.
Overall I love how this dryer works. The only negative (and it's a big one) is the price point. It's an excellent hair dryer and well worth a premium price point...but I do think the pricing is above what most can and would want to pay for it. Ultimately it's something I would recommend to everyone that can get their hands on it and can afford the price. With it's 2 year warranty and the exceptional way that it performs it may very well be worth the investment. Especially if you usually go for cheap dryers but find yourself replacing them often. It's too soon to say how long this dryer can hold up but the reputation of Dyson along with the great warranty gives me hope that I won't be disappointed.
21 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Love this hairdryer!!
Posted by: Bestbuycustomer from: on
I have very fine hair. I had read in some of the reviews that this hair dryer did not work well for fine hair, but I am not having that problem. Dries my hair quicker than my other dryer and does not leave my hair as frizzy and brittle feeling as my old dryer. Although I do feel it is seriously overpriced, I still love it!!
12 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Posted by: DJCB from: on
Awesome, bought as a gift for my Husband, who is a hair stylist, has saved him so much time, and hopefully will help reduce his repetitive strain caused by regular dryers.
14 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Great product; worth every penny
Posted by: RondaG from: on
The Dyson blow dryer is worth the money I spent on it. It dries my hair fast and with little frizz.