Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Review By A Cosmetologist – Worth it Or Pass?

Dyson Supersonic is the hairdryer from the future. Just looking at it makes you stare in a state of wonderment and awe. It’s a hairdryer you can see-through…does it work? The simple answer is yes! Anything that has a cult following year after year will be worth the hefty price tag. While Dyson is best known for its vacuums, it has changed the hair game with its new Supersonic Hair Dryer.

While Dyson products always seem to be a bit more expensive than most, no one ever buys a Dyson product and regrets it or ends up returning it. While they are pricy compared to other products on the market, they are always worth the money. Dyson has come up with all the solutions to problems that other companies have failed to do.


All Dyson Hair Products At A Quick Glance

Supersonic Hair Dryer
  • Intelligent Heat Control
  • Engineered for Different Hair Type
  • Magnetic attachments: To adjust quickly and easily.
Airwrap Complete Styler
  • Voluminous curls or waves
  • One-click attachments + cool-touch tips 
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
Special Edition Dyson
Special Edition Airwrap Styler Complete

  • Prussian blue and rich copper, with a matching Dyson-designed travel bag and storage case.
  • 2020 Allure Best of Beauty winner.
  • Engineered for different hair types 
Special Edition Dyson
Special Edition Airwrap Styler Complete

  • Prussian blue and rich copper, with a matching Dyson-designed travel bag and storage case.
  • 2020 Allure Best of Beauty winner.
  • Engineered for different hair types 
Special Edition Dyson
Special Edition Airwrap Styler Complete

  • Prussian blue and rich copper, with a matching Dyson-designed travel bag and storage case.
  • 2020 Allure Best of Beauty winner.
  • Engineered for different hair types 
Corrale Straightener
  • Intelligent heat control responds to the thickness, texture, and length of your hair and automatically controls the temperature for optimal styling results.
Supersonic Flyaway Attachment
  • Inspired by professional stylists, the new Flyaway attachment harnesses the Coanda effect to lift longer hairs and hide flyaways. Giving you a smooth, salon finish*at home.

What does the Supersonic hairdryer do?

It dries your hair, duh. Besides that though it protects hair from unnecessary heat damage as well as

  • Increases smoothness by 75%
  • Increases shine by 132%
  • Decrease frizz and flyaways by 61%

Does the supersonic hairdryer hurt or protect hair?

Dyson made this product with hair quality at the forefront. They knew they needed to develop a product to dry hair fast while still protecting it from damage.

How does the Supersonic Hairdryer work?

Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology, found in both the Supersonic dryer and their Bladeless fan, creates a high-velocity air stream. It does this by sucking air upward toward the rim, where it’s joined with air brought in through the back and then channeled outward in a horizontal direction. The finished result is a smooth, even flow of air…sort of like a wind tornado tunnel.

Magnetic Attachments

The biggest thing I love about this as a user and professional user is that all the attachments are magnetic! Noting is worse than wasting time-twisting affections on and off. Over time the tread starts to wear down, and the accessories no longer work. Magnetic attachments mean the product will last longer, and it is more user-friendly for both professionals and users at home.

No More Heat Damage. Thanks To Dyson's Supersonic Hair Dryer ...

Smoothing Nozzel

This attachment allows you to dry and smooth your hair out simultaneously. It has a wide range of airflow, which is excellent for those who like to dry all their hair simultaneously. If you typically don’t section your hair and dry it with a brush piece by piece to get a blowout look, then this is the attachment you will want to use. Great at drying all your hair out simultaneously in one go. 

This attachment blows out air at a lower speed.

Styling Concentrator 

This attachment allows you to dry and smooth your hair fast and efficiently; great for those who want a blowout or refined look. In addition, people who typically use hair sectioning clips to divide sections of hair and straighten it will want to use this attachment.

The air that comes out of this attachment comes out in a straight, more forceful airflow. So you can use this to blow dry one section of hair at a time without blow-drying other sections you don’t’ want to be dried at that same time.


Diffusers are made to disperse air around curly hair which helps dry curls without disrupting the curl pattern. In addition, it helps define curls and waves without air pressure that will frizz up and break the curl pattern.

This attachment has long prongs that dive deep into the hair and reach more into the curls.


The buttons on the Dyson hairdryer are perfect for allowing you to pick the ideal button combination for your hair.

For example, thin or short hair can use a lower heat and speed to prevent excess damage, whereas thicker, longer hair can use the higher rate and heat to dry their hair faster. Additionally, you can use low heat with a high speed or a high speed with a low temperature and any other combination in between – the choice lies, literally, in your hands.

3 Precise Speed Settings 

  1. High – for fast precise drying
  2. Medium – best for regular styling
  3. Low – best speed for diffusing hair

4 Precise Heat Settings

  1. 212 degrees – best for fast drying and styling
  2. 176 degrees – best for regular drying
  3. 140 degrees – cooler setting for drying and diffusing
  4. 82 degrees – consistent cold that is great for setting hair also referred to as the cold shot button on the hairdryer


The cord is 9ft, making it great for any styling environment like a bathroom or vanity.

Product Height 

9.6 inches

Product Weight 

1.8 lbs

Product Width 

3.1 inches

Product Length 

3.8 inches


The motor found in this product is made to be as quiet as possible, which can be great for people who live with others and need to get ready when their family or roomies may be sleeping.

Professionals having a quiet motor allows you to continue a conversation with your clients without talking extremely loud, which is annoying and rude to those around you.

The motor is placed in the handle, making it better for styling and feels overall more well-balanced. Nothing is more embarrassing than getting lost in conversation, and you lose the weight distribution of the hairdryer, causing the hairdryer nozzle to knock your clients in the noggin. I’m sure you’ve either done it yourself or have had that done to you at least once in your life; with the Dyson dryer, that will never again be an issue.

Heat Sensor 

One of the best things about this product is the heat sensor found inside the product itself. It can measure the heat being put out and adjust it to avoid getting too hot or overheated.


This hair dryer comes in a few different colors.

  • Grey / Fuchsia
  • Black / Purple
  • Black / Nickel
  • White / SIlver
  • Iron / Red
  • Blue / Gold


Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer how to

Those with curly hair who love a good blowout choose Dyson for the fact it holds up against their thick and voluminous hair.

Anyone with curly hair has tested the true strength of hairdryers, and they often go through them much faster.

When a hairdryer is tested to its limits, its parts will wear down faster, much like anything else in life. This is why Dyson is so important to those with curls. It gives them a reliable and dependable product.

Looking at user reviews is a great way to take a peek into what you can honestly expect from a product. Below are some first-hand reviews of people who own this product.

  • I was a little skeptical that one hair dryer could make a big difference over any other, but this product has proved me wrong. I was using a Babyliss when I got this, and I was blown away. It has sensors to adjust the heat to optimize it for your level of wetness and it turns out we need all the heat that we think we need.
  • I am so happy I bought this. This truly does what it says its going to do. It dries my very thick, very frizzy, very wavy hair. If I use the right brush with good styling products, I get the perfect blowout. I love that it is extremely quiet and I don’t feel like I’m “frying” my hair. I love the different settings and once you get used to the feel of the hairdryer weight it is very comfortable and doesn’t cause my arms to hurt from having to hold it.
  • Drys hair faster.- it’s lightweight and compact – Hair doesn’t get sucked into the motor since it doesn’t have a fan-you don’t damage or burn your hai.- it comes with 3 great attachments, including a defuser for curly my hair.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer | Ulta Beauty

Final Thoughts

While the first thing that might stick out is the price, I always remind myself, anything that expensive is always worth it!

If you already have a budget for salon visits to get services like blowouts or weekly styles, having this at home will save you money in the long run. Instead of throwing away money weekly, you put your money towards one big purchase on something you OWN and can use for years.

Skipping your weekly styling appointments at the salon can also be more convenient. You no longer need to work around the salon or stylist hours; you can give yourself the style you want on your own time. And on weeks you might not want to do the work yourself, then go ahead and treat yourself to a salon visit.

It is an all-around improved product that can benefit your entire grooming routine. One of the best features is the quiet motor so you can still have conversations with those around you; great for moms who have kids that can cause havoc around the house because you can get ready while still keeping an ear out to see who knocked over the lamp in the living room…again!

If you want to take your morning hair drying time from 30 minutes to less than 7, then this is the product for you!

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