Back in July, the revolutionary Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer launched and the whole world inhaled with awe… then choked when they heard the price! I wrote a post talking about all the details that made it the best hair dryer in the world, confessed to wanting one very badly and declared if I bought one I wouldn’t tell anyone because of the ridonculous $700 price tag.
Well… time heals all wounds (or tax returns heal all credit card debts) and I’m ready to share that yes, Dyson’s hair dryer seriously haunted my dreams until I sheepishly showed up at my local department store and purchased the new hair gadget.
Is it as amazing as they say?
In a word: yes. I find the design miles better to handle when blowdrying my hair than I ever did with a standard L-shaped hair dryer, not least of all because its so much lighter. The accessories (diffuser etc) are extraordinarily good, both in function and especially design, their ability to clip in and out and be spun around is totally seamless. I also don’t find blowdrying as hot, or as irritating as did before and my hair is in much better shape than it was previously.
But does it give you a better blow dry?
To answer this question I decided to put the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer to the test against my heat-blasting, super-powered Joh Bailey hair dryer by blowdrying one side of my hair with the Dyson and the other side with my original tool!
This be the results:
Verdict: decidedly smoother finish with the Dyson.
So is it worth the money?
Honestly… I’m still not sure! If someone offered me the opportunity to return the hairdryer and get my $700 back, I wouldn’t do it. I needed a new hair dryer, I’m for investing in quality, I love this hairdryer more than all the other options on the market and I’m glad that it’s my tool.
But is it twice as good as the GHD or Parlux (pretty widely considered to be the next best contenders) who are half the price? I’m not sure. I think we’re still paying the overheads for those billion engineers and squillion patents. Plus, as Christina from Hair Romance pointed out in her review, surely the next Dyson iteration is a battery-operated, entirely cordless option (like the stick-vacs) which would clearly be nek level and a change that would certainly get more people thinking about the switch!
So I’d say this: if the $$$ won’t keep you up at night, you won’t be disappointed with the hair dryer, it will live up to its name as the best product on the market. But how much is the best product on the market worth? If you’re already rocking a GHD or Parlux and hoping for something twice as good when you double your spend… perhaps hold off, unless there’s a design feature you really don’t like with your existing model. It is exceptional, but not miraculous.
Where can I get one?
With that, my shiny golden locks and I are signing out!
What hair dryer do you use? Any GHD or Parlux users want to weigh in on what you love or don’t love about your products? Is the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer on your Christmas wish list? Always interested to hear what you’re thinking via the comments below!