Yes, it’s absolutely worth the crazy cost – My Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer Review

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Review

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When Dyson came out with a hairdryer, I was so excited to try it out. Although, I have to admit the price was off-putting at $399.99. However, I absolutely love their vacuums and their bladeless fans. Everything they put on the market is well engineered and beautifully designed. So when they put out a hair dryer with the claim that it is the fastest dryer (6 times faster than the average) without extreme heat, I was very intrigued. I have fine textured hair, but quite a bit of it….so it really likes to hold onto water. I also wash my hair everyday (I know, I know…but I’m not going to lie to you), so quick drying without damage is super important to me. So here’s the deets and my opinion on this Dyson hair dyer in case any of you are wondering as well.

Dyson Hair Dryer Description

The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer has a clean simple design that is quite different than the look of other hair dryers. It has a distinctive circular barrel on top of a long straight tube that serves as the handle. The air filter is at the bottom of the handle instead of the traditional location in the barrel. The hairdryer has the Dyson designed powerful V9 digital motor that pushes out 13 liters of air a second through the amplifier. The styling attachments snap on magnetically, which makes for easy attachment changes and rotations. I usually use the smoothing attachment as I like sleek straight styles the majority of the time.

The dryer has 4 heat settings:

  • Constant cold at 82 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cooler Drying and Diffusing at 140 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Regular Drying at 176 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Fast Drying and Styling at 212 degrees Fahrenheit

The dryer monitors and regulates the heat to ensure that it never gets too hot, preventing extreme heat damage. Additionally the dryer has 3 speed settings for controlling the air speed. It is a negative ion dryer as well, which helps with taming frizz.

The dryer comes with 3 styling attachments, a storage hanger and a non-slip heat mat. Typically there are promotions running where you can also receive a free comb and brush from Dyson as well. These are really high quality, metal combs and brushes, so that can be a nice bonus to be included with the big price tag you will be paying.

The Dyson Supersponic Hair Dryer is currently available in 5 colors: Iron/Fuchsia, White/Silver, Black/Purple, Nickel/Red and one is 23.75 karat gold (don’t ask me why).

My Experience

I really do adore this dryer. So much so that after using it for a week, I stored my Harry Josh Pro Tools Hair Dryer. I usually use the highest speed and heat settings. I’ve found that the Dyson hair dryer, especially with the smoothing or concentrating attachments pushes out the air in a very concentrated fashion at higher speeds than other dryers.

The nozzle really does focus on drying a single area at a time with less heat, so it is a bit different than other dryers. Rather than just generally drying my hair, I focus a lot more on specific regions to make sure everything is dry. It did cut my drying time down by quite a bit compared to my Harry Josh dryer; I timed and it was at least 5 minutes faster. Additionally, it seems to leave my hair much smoother and sleeker than my other dryers. Given that I dry my hair almost every single day, I think it is worth every penny to save that time with less damage.


  • Intelligent Heat Control meaning less damage to hair
  • Super Fast Drying
  • Quick Change Magnetic Attachments
  • Beautiful Sleek Design
  • Extra long cord


  • Fairly noisy
  • Handle can feel a little bulky to hold

One feature that is awesome, and perhaps a bit extreme, is the cord length of the dryer. At 9 feet, it provides plenty of cord to stretch across even some of the longest vanity tops. I do enjoy how little vibration the dryer has and how cool the dryer handle remains even while running. Overall it makes the drying experience really nice and feels a bit more luxurious somehow.

The dryer weighs 1.82 pounds, so it definitely is not the lightest weight option on the market compared to some travel options, but it is still fairly light considering the power.

You can buy the Dyson hair dryer directly through their website, which I think is generally the best bet to get the free add-ins they offer. They also offer some other hair styling tools, like their Corrale Straightener and their airwrap styler.

Some other great options that aren’t quite as expensive are:

While still pricey, I’ve owned 2 T3 hair dryers over the years, and used them until they died because I loved them so much. They’re awesome, and I love that they come in white instead of the traditional dark hair dryer colors.

This is a highly reviewed copycat version of the Dyson available on Amazon for 1/16th of the price. If you’re looking to save money, but get some of the features of the Dyson hair dryer, this is worth checking out.

Thanks for stopping by! If you’ve tried out the Dyson Hair Dryer and have thoughts to share, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you. If you’re interested in other reviews, check out my review on The Plushest Towel in the World – The Brooklinen Towel.

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