It’s fair to say I’ve fallen in love with this beast of a thing that blows nothing but hot hair – and I’m not alone.
Celebrated Sydney hairdresser, Renya Xydis recently told beauty bloggers at a swish harbour-side destination recently that not only does she love it: “Nic loves it too!” That’s the Nicole Kidman “Nic”, one of a swathe of Renya’s celebrity clients.
It’s the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer we’re talking about, of course, and the famous stylist to the stars wasted no time telling us that it is no less than “the Ferrari of hairdryers.”
“It is like makeup – when your hair is dewy and glossy it makes you more beautiful and sexy,” enthuses Valonz salon founder and creative director Renya Xydis. “It’s very precise depending on how you want to prepare your style. Definitely something you need to add to your beauty arsenal.”
Truth is having tried it, I happen to agree. The benefits of this sleek hair dryer are many, including the fact it’s engineered perfectly for focused airflow and balance in the hand with easy to set controls to protect your hair from extreme heat damage.
No more risk of your hair being sucked into the filter – something like many I’ve had the misfortune of experiencing.
Realising the sheer inefficiency of the traditional hair dryer design, UK inventor James Dyson invested 50 million pounds on creating a state of the art product in his determination to get to the root of the problem, so to speak.
“Hair dryers can be heavy, inefficient and make a racket,” declared James Dyson. “By looking at them further we realised that they can also cause extreme heat damage to hair. I challenged Dyson engineers to really understand the science of hair and develop our version of a hair dryer, which we think solves these problems”
Over four years they tested the product on different hair types and built test rigs which mechanically simulate hair drying techniques – which can differ around the world. And there’s some great statistics such as to date over 1010 miles of real human hair have been used in testing.
In short, six hundred prototypes later an four years later the Dyson hair dryer was born.
This included the zealously patented Dyson digital motor V9, which was built by over 15 motor engineers and resulting what is Dyson’s smallest, lightest, and yet most advanced digital motor.
It is up to eight times faster than other hair dryer motors and half the weight. In addition, because the Dyson digital motor is engineered to be powerful yet compact it is small enough to be positioned in the handle rather than the head; because of this the machine is engineered for balance. Most conventional hair dryers have the motor in the head of the machine.
Helps protect natural shine
Some conventional hair dryers can reach extreme temperatures, especially when held close to your head. This can cause extreme heat damage to your hair. The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer has intelligent heat control, helping to ensure hair isn’t exposed to excessive temperatures. A glass bead thermistor measures the temperature 20 times a second and transmits this data to the microprocessor, which intelligently controls the patented double-stacked heating element.
Best of all is that the hair dryer is both small and compact in size and the engineers have been able to embed it in the handle, surrounded by acoustic silencers to further reduce sound. In other words, it has been specially engineered to reduce noise, without compromising on speed.
Read more about Dyson Hair Dryer from Jo Munro here.
The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer has four heat settings, three airflow settings and a cold shot too. Dyson engineers have created three precisely engineered magnetic attachments, with 16 patents pending, to further control this airflow allowing you to achieve a range of different styles.
- The Dyson engineered smoothing nozzle dries hair gently, using smooth, wide air, allowing you to dry and style at the same time.
- The Dyson diffuser is engineered to disperse air evenly around each curl. It simulates natural drying, helping to reduce frizz and improve definition.
- And the attachments remain cool to the touch. Using Heat Shield technology the hot air is contained within a sandwich of cold air meaning the surfaces of the attachment stay cool.
- Being magnetic, each nozzle is easy to attach and adjust.
- There are multiple settings including constant cool to set your style; four heat settings, three airflow settings and a cold shot too.
- Cost for the Fuchsia Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is $499 – to buy, click here.