Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Review

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

When I say “Dyson” you picture a high-end vacuum cleaner, right? Of course you do! I recently added their amazing cordless vacuum to my collection and I’ve never thought I could love a Dyson more than I love that vacuum.  Then I got my hands on their hair dryer…

Yes, Dyson, the brand many of us turn to for clean floors, makes a hair dryer, and it’s amazing. 

What makes the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer so special?

The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is without a doubt the most high-tech piece of beauty technology I have ever used.  The professionals at Dyson worked long and hard to produce this well thought-out and designed product. Equipped with a Dyson v9 motor, the supersonic hair dryer gets hair dried quickly and with minimal damage to your precious strands.  The features of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer are as follows:

  • Air Multiplier Technology: Air is amplified 3 times, producing a high-pressure, high-velocity jet of air (Think about the Dyson hand dryers in some public bathrooms.  Those things are powerful).
  • Pulse-width modulation enables precise control of the heating element.
  • Annular element construction: Annular double-stack heating element allows a compact barrel without compromising heat generation.
  • Glass Bead Thermistor: Thermal sensor measures exit flow temperature 20 times per second and transmits data to the machine’s microprocessor.
  • Intelligence: To help prevent extreme heat damage a microprocessor in the head intelligently controls the heating element using data from a thermistic bead.
  • 4 heat settings and 3-speed settings
  • Power: The Dyson digital motor v9’s 13 impeller blades spin at up to 110,000 rpm.  It’s fast, light, and small.
  • Vibration reduction mount: a rubber isolation mount prevents the motor from vibrating against the inside of the handle, reducing the transfer of noise between the motor and the case. 
  • Removable filter cage: easy cleaning!
  • Engineered for balance: the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is the only manufactured hair dryer with the motor in the handle instead of the head. 
  • Negative ions help reduce static in the hair.
  • LED indicators
  • Stainless steel magnetic interface: The only hair dryer with magnetic attachments for easy fitting and rotation.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

What’s in the box:

  • 1 hair dryer with 9 ft tangle resistant cord
  • 1 magnetic smoothing nozzle
  • 1 magnetic styling concentrator
  • 1 magnetic diffuser
  • Storage hanger
  • Non-slip mat
  • Instructions

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

My Experience

Once this was delivered to my house I couldn’t wait to give it a try.  The first thing I noticed was how well balanced the hair dryer is.  Since the motor is in the handle rather than the head, it is a lot easier on my really weak wrists. While I wasn’t expecting that, it’s such a huge deal to me because that makes my overall blow drying experience easier.  

The magnetic attachments are easy to attach and remove, but they stay put during use.  I’ve tried all 3 tips, and they all work great, but my favorite one so far is the styling concentrator, as I find it acts as a hair straightener if you take your time, which ultimately eliminates a step in my hair styling routine.  I was floored by how quickly this hair dryer managed to completely dry my hair. While the technology is in place for the dryer to not overheat and damage your hair, that doesn’t mean it won’t get pretty darn hot.  The power of this hair dryer amazes me.  While it already clocks in at light weight, it seems that the air flow is so strong, turning it on almost kicks it upward, making it feel even lighter when it’s running.  Again, this made my CMT ridden hands very happy. 

As I was using the hair dryer just yesterday I compared the air stream to acting almost like another hair brush.  As I was using my round brush and the styling tip, I felt like the stream was so strong that it pushed the hair further into the brush, resulting in a faster dry, and an untangled, shiny finish (and yes, my hair is super soft and shiny post-drying). When I blow dry my hair I also use no tip to start the process along with a rough dry before adding a tip and using the round brush.  The stream of air is strong enough where my “rough dry” only took about 90 seconds, and I also felt like I was getting a scalp massage.  Basically, the power on this sucker is amazing.

I was very impressed by the versatility of the heat and power settings.  Both temperature and power each have 3 settings (4 for temp if you include the cold shot button) and they are controlled independently from each other.  This means that I could have the highest heat on low power, or lowest heat on highest power if I wanted.  Granted, I haven’t used any options other than both settings on high yet because I’m taking full advantage of how quickly my hair can be finished with my Dyson, but it’s nice to know I have the option. 

I also love the smaller details like the removable air filter (easy cleaning) and the fact that it’s a stunning and sophisticated pink (don’t worry, there’s a non-pink option too).  The cord is long and doesn’t tangle, which is nice, but the cord is also my biggest (and only) complaint.  There is an extra power pack in the middle of the cord, and the cord itself is much thicker than other hair dryer cords, so the unit as a whole is a bit of a pain to store since there is no good way to retract the cord or wrap it up.  Under my sink it’s just a bit bulky.  I almost wish there was a way to detach the cord from the dryer itself, but we’d still be stuck with the issue of storing the cord.  In the grand scheme of things, I am more than willing to put up with the cord because everything else about it far exceeded my expectations. 

Okay, so there’s one more thing that I’m less than thrilled about and that is the price tag.  This amazing device comes with a price tag of $399.  In complete transparency to you guys, I was sent this hair dryer so I could do this review, and it would have been very unlikely that I would have purchased this guy on my own since I got my T3 featherweight hair dryer last Christmas, but if I would have had the chance to try it before I bought it, I would have found a way to buy it anyway.  I would never, ever steer you guys wrong for the sake of a review, and I would hope you know that about me by now. I am hands down head-over-heels in love with this hair dryer.  It’s just as well, since I’m already addicted to Dyson’s vacuum cleaners anyway, so it’s no surprise that as soon as they break into the beauty industry I’d be hooked.

You can now find the Dyson hair dryer at QVC! What’s awesome about it being available there is QVC offers payment plans so bigger purchases don’t hit you quite as hard. This means that you’ll be charged 6 payments of $66.50 over 6 months.  I love that this is an option because it makes getting pricier items a bit easier for those of us that can’t drop $400 at the drop of a hat.  A clever marketing way to get us to buy things? Sure… but sometimes it’s worth it.

Bottom line: I think the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is an amazing product that’s well worth the investment. Even though I was sent the product to review, after trying it out, you’d better believe I’d end up buying it for myself anyway.  It’s a game changer for those of us that blow dry our hair regularly.  I can’t tell you how many days I opt to air dry and pray to the hair gods that it turns out okay simply because I don’t have the time to dry my hair.  With my Dyson, that’s no longer an issue.  Happy day!! 

Have you tried the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer?  What are your thoughts on this high-tech piece of beauty equipment?  Let me know in the comments below!

As I mentioned, I was sent this hair dryer by QVC for the sake of review, but my review is 100% honest and all opinions are my own.  The links provided are affiliate links, so if you do make a purchase, I will get a small commission which helps support me and my blog.  Thank you for your constant support.  


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