Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Review

Okay, so unless you’ve been living under a rock without any social media, I trust you will be well aware of the very much hyped Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. It must be one of the most highly anticipated launches of any beauty appliance for a while now. But with its high price tag of nearly £300.00, is it really worth it? I’ve been testing it out for a couple of months because I wanted to give it a good, thorough review for you guys.

Firstly, I want to say that I didn’t personally buy this, it was a gift for my birthday which I had no idea about. I was so excited to open this, for a second when I saw the name Dyson peering out through the wrapping paper, I immediately thought I’d been gifted a very small vacuum cleaner! I didn’t for a second expect to see the hair dryer looking back at me. Mind you, I’d not have expected a vacuum either that being said! I received the grey and pink dryer, it came presented in a beautiful pink leather case, which included three different magnetic attachment nozzles, a magnetic smoothing nozzle, a magnetic diffuser and a magnetic styling concentrator. It also came with a none slip mat, and storage hanger.



One of the first things you notice is how unlike any other hair dryer this actually is. Its so foreign to me to be able to see right through the body of the dryer. It is very light to hold, the weight is evenly distributed to allow for the perfect balance when using it. Dyson specifically located the motor in the handle, unlike any other hair dryer. This is to avoid the dreaded arm ache from it being top heavy. But also to allow for a quieter dryer, this is because the new 9v motor spins up to 110,000 times per minute at one inaudible frequency, making it faster, lighter and quieter than other motors.

At the back of the dryer there are four buttons, two on the handle, and two at the rear of the device. There is an on / off switch and a cooling button located on the handle, on the rear of the dryer you have a button to control the temperature, and a button to control the air flow speed. For both temperature and air speed, there are three settings to chose from, they are fast drying, regular drying and styling. At the bottom of the handle there are lots of little air vent holes, this is to allow for the air to be passed out through them.

Something else I noticed with this is how it sounds when you turn it on, it is unlike any other dryer I have ever heard.  Something worth noting is, while drying my hair I have caught the on off switch and accidentally turned it off. Maybe not the best location at the point you hold the handle. Dyson have fitted the Supersonic with a microprocessor, this measures and regulates air temperature 20 times every second, keeping the temperature under control, which helps prevent extreme heat damage to protect natural shine.




The Supersonic dried my hair so much faster then any other hair dryer I have ever used. It required minimum effort, it almost felt that the Dyson did all of the work for me. I would use both the smoothing, and styling nozzle. The smoothing gave a more precise dry, smoothing out any unwanted frizz, leaving sleek, straight, shiny hair. When I dry my hair straight with the Supersonic, I don’t find the need to go over my hair with a straightening iron. All in all preventing further damage to my hair, so thats definitely a big plus for me. I’ve never found a hair dryer that I can achieve my desired straight hair from, without the need to straighten, so for me, this is a really big deal. I have quite thick hair, it usually takes me at least 25 minutes to section off and dry. When using the Dyson Supersonic that time is halved, if not less than halved.

My overall views on the Supersonic are that it worked well for me, I had great results I have not had before with another hair dryer. It is much quicker and more convenient to spend less time drying, without compromising on the end result. It’s probably easier for me to speak volumes about this, given that I didn’t actually shell out the £299.00 for it, but I do believe it is a game changer for my hair care routine. When you consider that Dyson had over 100 engineers and scientists working on developing the Supersonic, where they produced 600 prototypes, and invested four years, along with obscene amounts of money in research. You can start to see why owning such a revolutionary piece of technology comes with such a high price.

I won’t tell you that you need one, you definitely don’t, particularly at that price. I don’t know about you, but being a home owner with bills, an outlay of almost £300.00 for a hair dryer is crazy to me. If you can afford it and would like one, by all means go for it, you won’t regret it. You will be buying a great quality, top of the range product. It might be worth booking into a salon who use the Supersonic, try before you buy as it were. It is a luxury purchase in my opinion, and if it weren’t for the fact I had been gifted it, I wouldn’t have been rushing out to part with that much money. It is approaching the holiday season, it might be worth adding it to your wishlist, see if Santa is feeling generous this year. Just a thought.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Have you tried the Supersonic yet? What are your thoughts on it?


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9 Comments

  1. Hi, £299 is indeed a lot of money what a fab gift to receive though. great that it reduces the dirtying time and frizz. i have a few Dyson gadgets but I’m not sure I would pay that amount for a hair dryer.

  2. What a thorough review! Thanks for sharing your honest opinion and experience. I don’t think I’d purchase this hair dryer, though. Last year I bought myself one of the Dyson fans and I was sorely disappointed. I returned it, even though I love my Dyson vacuum cleaner. Id definitely want to try it before I bought it haha

  3. I have really thick, curly hair. The fact you mention it fights frizz and HALVED drying time.. I need this in my life!!!
    I hope to try it at some point, I can’t say I will be running out straight away and dropping 300 pound on a hair dryer though. But with hair like mine, if the results are good enough – I definitely think it would be worth the investment.

    Really great, in-depth review!

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

  4. Great review. I’ve been interested in this hairdryer before, and then I saw the price! It’s a shame it isn’t cheaper because it’s the same price as their vacuum cleaners! It’s great to know that you think it’s a really good hairdryer though! It would have been very frustrating if you didn’t like it!

    Hannah |

  5. I really been meaning to check out this product I’m glad you reviewed it and I’m glad it’s a fast blow dryer it’s just the price that gets me

  6. Ive heard good things about this hair dryer, although everyone seems to say its definitely not worth the buying price!! I generally let my hair dry naturally so wouldnt be much benefit to me, especially not for £300!

    Sarah |

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