Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Review: Does it Live Up to The Hype?

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

The ultimate wish-list dryer, with a price tag to match

  • Pros
    • Nimble, stylish design
    • Fast, powerful and quiet
    • Reduced hair damage
    • Excellent user experience
  • Cons
    • High price
    • Magnetic nozzle can be unstable

If there is one hair dryer everyone wants, it's the Dyson Supersonic. This game-changing device launched in 2016 to much fanfare and has been the talk of the town ever since. So, how did a British brand previously best known for its (admittedly, equally desirable) cordless vacuum cleaner create the must-have beauty tool of the last decade?

From the way it looks, how it feels in the hand, to the user experience and technology, the Dyson Supersonic is completely unique and deserves its place at the top of our best hair dryer list. The digital brushless motor is about six times faster than average and is positioned in the handle of the dryer, not the head, making it far easier to control the tool. The air released is then multiplied and temperature checked 20 times per second, meaning hair dries speedily via a concentrated air stream, rather than excessive heat.

Aside from being speedy, powerful, quiet, and gentle, the Dyson Supersonic manages to pack in plenty of bells and whistles that make hair styling an experience to look forward tosomething they have replicated with their recent stab at creating the best hair straighteners with the Dyson Corrale.

In fact, the only downside of this hair dryer is the price. That's not to say this doesn't represent good value if a seamless blow-dry experience is a top priority for you. But, either you have upwards of $400 to spend on a hair dryer or you don't (and even then, there are always some Dyson hair dryer deals to be on the lookout for). But if you can shell out full retail, we can't think of a better investment.

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